WOSET 2018

Workshop on Open-Source EDA Technology.

Co-located with ICCAD 2018, Th Nov 8, Hilton Resort & Spa, San Diego CA.

WOSET agenda

This one-day workshop aims to galvanize the open-source EDA movement. The workshop will bring together EDA researchers who are committed to open-source principles to share their experiences and coordinate efforts towards developing a reliable, fully open- source EDA flow. The workshop will feature presentations that overview existing open-source tools, along with a rump session and posters describing future planned EDA tools. The workshop will feature a panel to brainstorm about potential gaps and obstacles to open-source EDA, and how to coordinate efforts and ensure quality and interoperability across open-source tools.

Submissions (2-4 pages):

  • Overview of an existing or future open-source EDA tool.
  • Overview of support infrastructure (e.g. databases and benchmarks).
  • Open-source cloud-based tools
  • Design-tool interactions
  • Position statements (e.g. critical gaps, blockers/obstacles)
  • Important dates:

  • Sept 7th 2018: submission due date.
  • Sept 15th 2018: notification due date.
  • Submission URL:


    Submitted articles are available at a public repository.


  • Sherief Reda, Brown University
  • Andrew B. Kahng, UCSD
  • Sachin Sapatnekar, UMN
  • Mohamed Shalan, AUC
  • For inquires, please contact Sherief Reda sherief_reda@brown.edu