WOSET 2019

Workshop on Open-Source EDA Technology.

Co-located with ICCAD 2019, Th Nov 7, The Westin Westminster, Westminster CO.

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 and posters for existing and under-development open-source tools. The workshop will include 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. A cash award will be given to the Best Tool Award.

Submissions (2-4 pages):

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

  • (Extended) Sept 14th 2019: submission due date.
  • (Extended) Sept 21th 2019: notification due date.
  • Submission URL:


    Accepted articles will be available at a public Github repository.

    WOSET 2018 and 2019 articles are available at Github 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