ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Timing Issues
in the  Specification and Synthesis of Digital Systems

February 28 - March 1, 2005

Sponsored by ACM/SIGDA and IEEE/CAS

Monday ~ February 28th

8:30 - 9:30 ~ Keynote Speaker: David Hathaway, IBM
A Brief History of Timing

9:30 - 10:00 ~ Break

10:00 - 12:00 ~ Session 1:  Foundations of Statistical Timing 

On The Assumption of Normality in Statistical Timing Analysis
~ H. Damerdji, A. Dasdan, and S. Kolay

Optimal Linear Approximation of Max/Min in Block Based Statistical Timing Analysis 
~ L. Zhang, W. Chen, Y. Hu, and C. Chungping Chen

Variational Analysis of Interconnects and Power Grids Based on Orthogonal Polynomial Expansions 
~ P. Ghanta, S. Bhardwaj, and S. Vrudhula

Sensitivity-Based Gate Delay Propagation in Static Timing Analysis 
~ S. Nazarian, E. Tuncer, T. Lin, and M. Pedram

12:00 - 1:30 ~ Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 ~ Session 2:  Relaxing Historical Limitations

A Lattice-Based Framework for the Classification and Design of Asynchronous Pipelines 
~ P. B. McGee and S. M. Nowick

A Simple and Efficient Algorithm for Finding Longest Simple Paths in Cyclic Combinational Circuits 
~ A. Dasdan and S. Kolay

Synthesizing Asynchronous Burst-Mode Machines without the Fundamental-Mode Timing Assumption
~ G. Gill and M. Singh

3:00 - 3:30 ~ Break

3:30 - 5:00 ~ Session 3:  New Techniques and Technologies

Thermal Analysis of FinFETS and its Application to Gate Sizing 
~ B. Swahn, D. Botha, A. Vidyarthi, S. Alam and S. Hassoun

Timing-Driven Physical Design for Digital Synchronous VLSI Circuits Using Resonant Clocking 
~ B. Taskin, J. Wood, and I. S. Kourtev

Self-Tuning of Clock Latencies Using Floating Gates
~ K. Rahimi and C. Diorio

6:00 ~ Dinner (tentative @ Pucinni & Pinetti)


Tuesday ~ March 1st

8:30 - 10:00 ~ Session 4:  Delay Models and Timing Accuracy

Evaluating the Factors Influencing Timing Accuracy
~ F. Dartu, K. Killpack, C. Amin, and N. Menezes

Accurate Gate Delay Model for Arbitrary Waveform Shapes 
~ A. Jain, V. Zolotov, and D. Blaauw

A Noise-Driven Effective Capacitance Method for Victim Driver Linearization in Functional Noise Analysis 
~ H. Su, D. Widiger, C. Kashyap, F. Liu and B. Krauter

10:00 - 10:30 ~ Break

10:30 - 12:00 ~ Session 5:  Statistical Timers and Optimizers

Statistical Static Timing Analysis:  How Simple Can We Get? 
~ C. S. Amin, N. Menezes, K. Killpack, F. Dartu, and Y. I. Ismail

Statistical Timing Based Optimization Using Gate Sizing
~ A. Agarwal, K. Chopra, D. Blaauw, and V. Zolotov

Parameterized Block-Based Statistical Timing Analysis with Non-Gaussian and Non-Linear Parameters 
~ H. Chang, V. Zolotov, S. Narayan, and C. Visweswariah

12:00 - 1:30 ~ Lunch