VLSI Design And Test Symposium
To promote applications and research related to all aspects of VLSI in India

VLSI Design and Test Symposium organized by the VLSI Society of India since 1998 Please visit Related Info for details on VDAT and VLSI Faculty Mailgroups.

Symposium Committee
General Chair
C.P.Ravikumar, Texas Instruments India
Finance Chair
Dinesh Bapat, TI India

Contact vdat-sponsor@vlsi-india.org

Tech. Program Committee
Organized by
VLSI Society of India
Co-sponsored by
Texas Instruments India
Wipro Technologies
NXP Semiconductors
In co-operation with
IEEE Pune Section
Supported by
Microsoft's CMT
Goals of VDAT Symposium
The idea behind VDAT or the VLSI Design And Test Symposium is to promote Research and Development on all aspects of VLSI in India. This symposium is a forum for free discussion on hot and emerging topics on VLSI and the related for VLSI professionals from India and abroad.
VDAT began in 1998 as a workshop with about 30 participants at Chennai. With the participation growing steadily each year, from the year 2005, VDAT has acquired the status of a Symposium. The VLSI Industry in India and academic community working in the area of VLSI have provided immense support to the symposium. The symposium is conducted during JUly each year, with participation from accross the world.
VDAT is organized by the VLSI Society of India, with support and sponsorship from leading institues and the industy. Technical papers
Original and unpublished works are invited which undergo a blind review process by the peers in the field. Authors of accepted papers will be required to submit full papers and presentation foils. Final submissions are made available as proceedings of the symposium in both CD and hardcopy format. For a list of previous VDAT proceedings available, visit VSI publications. Tutorials
The first day of the symposium is devoted to Tutorials conducted by experts in the field. Three separate tutorials on diverse topics run concurrently, which can be attended separately. VLSI Education Day
The second day of the symposium is observed as VLSI Education Day with an intention to bring together VLSI professionals in academia and the industry. VLSI Education Day includes:
     Student projects
     Keynote speeches from eminent personalities
     Panel discussion on topics related to VLSI Education in India
     Invited talks from VLSI Professionals
     Short paper presentations from Indian Colleges
The subsequent days of the event are devoted to presentations of the accepted technical papers, keynote speeches and panel discussions. From the year 2006, VDAT has introduced the Research Scholars' Forum. Researh scholars can submit their Ph.D. theses which are briefly reviewed by the committee. The overview of selected theses can be presented by the authors during the session attended by the Experts to provide feedback. Fellowship

Fellowships are made available to teachers, students and research scholars from educational institutions to attend VDAT. Applicants should submit the Felowship form before the set date. The selected list by the Fellowship committee will be displayed on our website, besides being intimated by mail. Fellows must first register with the fellow category tariff under registration details. In the event of non-selection, the balance amount should be sent to attend the event. Details under fellowship. Registration

Any one interested in the field of VLSI can register and attend the event. At least one author of each selected paper must register and present the paper. Please refer Registration details.
VDAT Event History
VDAT began as a small workshop in the year 1998. In 2005, it acquired the status of a Symposium.
The proceedings of VDAT are published in both hard and softcopy format. Visit VSI Publications for details on proceedings and Photo Gallery for images of past VDAT and VSI events.
More details on past VDAT Workshops and Symposium.
Event Place Date Participants
1st VDAT Workshops Chennai Jan 7, 1998 30
2nd VDAT Workshops Habitat World, New Delhi Aug 6-7, 1998 70
3rd VDAT Workshops New Delhi Aug 20-21, 1999 120
4th VDAT Workshops New Delhi Aug 25-27, 2000 150
5th VDAT Workshops Bangalore Aug 16-18, 2001 200
6th VDAT Workshops Bangalore Aug 29-31, 2002 320
7th VDAT Workshops Bangalore Aug 28-30, 2003 300
8th VDAT Workshops Infosys Leadership Institute, Mysore; Aug 26-28, 2004 250
9th VDAT Symposium Wipro Learning Center, Bangalore Aug 10-13, 2005 300
10th VDAT Symposium International Centre, Goa Aug 9-12, 2006 220
11th VDAT Symposium Saha Inst of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata Aug 8-11, 2007 250
12th VDAT Symposium Wipro Campus, Bangalore July 23-26, 2008 200
13th VDAT Symposium Wipro Campus, Bangalore July 8-10, 2009 200
14th VDAT Symposium Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh July 7-9, 2010 200
VDAT Mailing Group
A mailing group is setup at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vdat to provide information about the VLSI Design and Test Symposium held in India every August. In addition, information about other similar events taking place in India or abroad is also disseminated through this mailing list.
        You may use vdat@yahoogroups.com to publicize events related to VLSI Design/EDA/Test that take place in and around India. You can also use this address to discuss/debate issues related to VLSI in India. The list owner of the VDAT mailing group may be contacted at: vdat-owner@yahoogroups.com.
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Faculty Page
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Guidelines to authors
    The submissions should represent original contribution and should not have been submitted to other forums.
    It is important that abstracts bring out the contribution and novelty of the paper.
    Students must note that reusing material from published work is incorrect and amounts to violation of copyright.
    Survey papers are not acceptable.
    Submitting authors must become members of the VDAT mailing list, where updates are sent.
    Authors must upload their submissions at the specified website, and must not send it through mail.
    Submissions will undergo blind review – the authors must not include their names or affiliations.
All the submitting authors are notified on the status of acceptance via mail, and the reviews are displayed on the relevant website, to aid the authors of accepted papers to improvize final submission.
Page limit
The accepted papers are published in the hardcopy of proceedings, and also distributed as softcopy along with their slides. The papers are categorized as Full papers/Embedded Tutorials and Short Papers. Full papers get 10 pages in the hardcopy and Short papers 8 pages. As the paper size of the VDAT proceedings are smaller than letter size, follow the guidelines to format page layout.
      The set page limit for both category includes figures, text, references etc.,
If the authors notice that they are exceeding the page limit set by the committee, they must contact the Publications Chair for approval. The publications chair has the authority to approve one extra page. Authors have the option of buying at most two extra pages by paying Rs. 1000/- per page. Send the DD to Finance Chair; and make the draft payable to "VDAT Symposium (year as applicable)."
One or more of the authors must register as a participant and present the paper.
Papers that do not comply with these guidelines will not be included in the hardcopy proceedings.
    Papers must be submitted in DOC format using Microsoft Word. No other formats are acceptable.
    Do not include color photographs or graphics.
    Figures must be of high resolution and must not have gray background.
    Importing bitmap images in Microsoft Word will not be acceptable.
    Authors must not use any material (figures and/or text) from the Internet or other sources without acknowledgement.
    The authors must output hardcopy of their manuscript and ensure that all the figures are legible and also output PDF to verify the figures and tables show up before sending. PDF is used for the softcopy.
Please visit for details on Page formatting DOC & PPT foils, and download template file.

July 7-9, 2011
Wipro Technologies, Phase 1, Plot No 2, MIDC Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Hinjewadi, Pune 411057, India

Accepted Papers
Advance Program
Invited Talks
7 July
Symposium Committee

Full-day tutorials on July 7, 2011 and the Symposium during July 8-9, 2011 require separate registration. Please refer to related details.
Online registration
Registrations are now open
Last Dates

Paper submission: Mar 2, 2011
Tutorial submission: Mar 2, 2011
Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2011
Camera-ready submission: June 1, 2011
Presentation submission: June 7, 2011

Symposium Dates: July 7-9, 2011
Full-day Tutorials: July 7, 2011
Conference: July 8-9, 2011

Technical Sessions
Analog, Architecture, Devices, FPGA, Low-power, Memory, Nanotechnology, Physical Design, Verification, Research Scholars' Forum

Sponsored by
VLSI Society of India
Texas Instruments India
Wipro Technologies
In cooperation with
IEEE Pune Section
Technical Program

July 7: Full-day Tutorials
Tutorial – T1 Analog & RF Design
T1-A Fundamentals & Design of Phase-Locked Loops (PLLs)
Dipankar Nagchoudhuri, Subhajit Sen, and Chetan Parikh (DAIICT, Gandhinagar)
T1-B Future directions in IC technology for RF communication: Challenges and Opportunities
Rajnish Sharma (CIET, Chandigarh)
Tutorial – T2 Automotive SoC
T2-A Challenges in the Physical Implementation of Automotive SoC's in RFCMOS65
Madhu Kiran, and Christian Joseph (NXP Semiconductors)
T2-B Challenges in Automotive Chip Testing for Power Consumption & Analog-Mixed Signal Tests Janardhan E, Venkatesh S S, and Saurabh Patodia (NXP Semiconductors India Pvt. Ltd)
Tutorial – T3 VLSI Design & Test
An Overview of Modern-day VLSI Design & Test Practices
C.P. Ravikumar (Texas Instruments India)
July 8 - 9: Symposium
Technical papers; Invited and Keynote talks; Embedded Tutorials; Panel discussion; VSI Meeting;
Research Scholars' Forum
Symposium Highlights

Keynote talk-1: July 8
Embedded Microcontroller Solutions for Automobile Safety
Hoiman Low (Texas Instruments)
Keynote talk-2: July 8
Convergence of Bio-Nano-Information Technologies in the Nanoelectronics Era
V.Ramgopal Rao (IIT Bombay)
Keynote talk-3: July 9
Automotive Electronics Innovation Driven by Global trends and Challenges for Society
Carol de Vries (NXP Semiconductors)

Short Tutorials
Wireless System Design and System Engineering Challenges
Muralidhar Bandi; Kameswara Rao B; Ajith Kumar V K; and B. Ravi Kishore (HCL Technologies)
Integrated Chip Quality For Automotive Applications
Raghavendra Dattatraya; Jagadeesh Nallagatla; and Poornima Prahlada (NXP Semiconductors)
Design and Verification with SystemC
Bhanu Kapoor (Mimasic), Prapanna Tiwari (Synopsys), Shireesh Verma (Conexant), and Rahul Joshi
(Chip Design Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon)

Panel discussion: VLSI Education in India: What is the next step?
Moderator: Prof. Vishwani D. Agrawal (Auburn University)
Panelists: Dipankar Nagchoudhuri (DAIICT, Gandhinagar), Rajnish Sharma (CIET, Chandigarh), N.S. Murty (NXP Semiconductors), and Niranjan Pol (LSI)
Research Scholars' Forum

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