November 28 - December 3, 2011


Submissions are invited from PhD students and recent PhD graduates



Registration 2011

Programme 2011

FEDA Forums


Call For Papers

Virtual Industrial Fair and information for sponsors

Submissions (You will be required to register for the easychair system!)

Information for authors

Virtual rooms (open November 14, 2011)



UPDATE: 05/12/2011 - Rescheduled Session

Last weeks session on Dec 1st has been scheduled for Thursday December 8th (this coming thursday). The link is the same, please use the Dec 1st link that was e-mailed to you.
Thank you for being patient, FEDA 2011 Committee

UPDATE: 16/11/2011 - Conference Programme Available

The conference programme is now available in the menu bar on the left. Presenters please make a note of the sessions you will be presenting in.
Please note: All times are given in GMT.

Key Dates:

  • Final Version Paper Submission Deadline - 11/11/2011
  • Voice Annotated Powerpoint Presentation Upload Deadline - 11/11/2011
  • Conference - Week Beginning 28/11/2011

UPDATE: 10/11/2011 - Registration Now Open

Registration for both presenters and non-presenting attendees is now open, it is free to attend so please use the link in the menu of the left to register.
You will receive an e-mail a few days before the actual conference with details on how to attend.
Thanks, FEDA 2011 Committee

Key Dates:

  • Final Version Paper Submission Deadline - 11/11/2011
  • Voice Annotated Powerpoint Presentation Upload Deadline - 11/11/2011
  • Conference - Week Beginning 28/11/2011

UPDATE: 25/10/2011 - Final Papers, Presentations and Registration

Final versions of your papers need to be submitted through the easychair system by 11th November 2011.

Presentation Format
Your presentation should be a 20 minute Self-Running Powerpoint annotated with Voice.

Presentation Submission: Your presentations should be submitted through the Southampton University dropoff system:

  • Once at please click the "Drop-off" button.
  • Enter your name, your organisation and your e-mail address in the boxes and click send confirmation
  • You will receive an e-mail confirming that you wish to deposit a file, click on the link in this e-mail
  • This will open the drop-off submission page. In the "To:" box please enter "", browse for the powerpoint file and click drop off files.
  • You are finished!:)
Registration for both presenters and non-presenting attendees will be open shortly. An announcement will be made on this website when the system is open.

Key Dates:
  • Final Version Paper Submission Deadline - 11/11/2011
  • Voice Annotated Powerpoint Presentation Upload Deadline - 11/11/2011
  • Conference - Week Beginning 28/11/2011

PLEASE NOTE: The Deadline for the submission of papers to the conference has been extended till 5th September 2011

This is a high-quality virtual worldwide forum of postgraduate researchers in the vibrant field of electronic design automation. Submissions are invited from current postgraduate students and recent PhD graduates. The Forum provides young researchers with an excellent opportunity to gain experience of presenting research results at an international level, learn, network, seek jobs and share information about the latest industrial developments.

Industrial participants of the Virtual Industrial Fair at the Forum will be able to exhibit their development and products as well as to attract top candidates to fill job positions within their companies.

A unique differentiator of this EDA postgraduate forum is its online nature. It creates an efficient and stimulating learning platform for developing the skill to publish in a peer-refereed context, a necessary condition to obtain a PhD, the highest academic degree one can earn. Submitted papers will be reviewed by world class academic and industrial researchers. The highest quality papers will be accepted for presentation at the Forum and published in the Forum Proceedings. Participation will be virtual and will offer participants the possibility of joining forum sessions on-line in live streamed video, live chat as well as off-line discussions with the authors and other delegates. Presentation slides and video sessions will be archived and accessible on the VW-FEDA website for 6 months after the event.

The Forum will comprise technical tracks, embedded tutorials and webinars by academic and industrial presenters as well as a Virtual Industrial Fair. A best paper award and a best paper runner-up award will be given in each track. Virtual Industrial Fair presentations will be accessible world-wide also to non-participants.

VW-FEDA Organizers
Tom J Kazmierski, University of Southampton, UK, General Chair, VW-FEDA 2011,
Peter Wilson, University of Southampton, UK, Finance Chair, VW-FEDA 2011,

Technical Tracks

T1. Digital System Design and Synthesis (Track Chair: Eugenio Villar, University of Cantabria, Spain)
Hardware description languages; embedded systems; hardware/software co-design; sequential, combinational and system-level synthesis and optimization; reconfigurable systems; transaction-level modelling; asynchronous design; system specification and modelling; system simulation and performance analysis; system optimization.

T2. Analog, Mixed-signal and Mixed-Technology Systems (Track Chair: Christoph Grimm, Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Low power and energy-efficient circuits and systems; automotive systems; high frequency circuits and systems; symbolic and numerical analysis; optimization and design; CAD tools; sensors; wireless sensor networks and nodes; analogue, mixed-signal and mixed-technology synthesis; bioelectronic devices; circuits and systems; bio-sensors; bio-computing; neural and fuzzy logic systems.

T3. Design Automation for Nanoelectronics (Track Chair: David Cumming, University of Glasgow, UK)
Device and interconnect models; new transistor models, bipolar, CNTFET, graphene transistors; physical layout design; module generation; partitioning, floorplanning, placement and routing; compaction; layout verification.

T4. Design Verification and System Reliability (Track Chair: Hans-Joachim Wunderlich, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Formal methods; emulation; simulation; electrical and timing analysis; fault tolerance; testing and test patterns generation; design for testability.

Key Dates

  •  Paper submission deadline - August 15, 2011 EXTENDED till 5th September 2011
  •  Industrial Fair, special session and tutorial proposals - August 29, 2011
  •  Notitication of acceptance - October 21, 2011
  •  Final versions of accepted papers - November 11, 2011
  •  Presentation upload deadline - November 11, 2011
  •  Registration - TBA
  •  VW FEDA - November 28 - December 2, 2011

VW-FEDA 2011 is organized with the technical co-sponsorship of
IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)