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2nd Call for Posters and Participation

DUHDe - 1st Workshop on Design Automation for Understanding Hardware Designs

March 28, 2014 - Friday Workshop W4 at DATE 2014, Dresden, Germany

The program already features:

  • 3 invited talks from industry
  • 1 invited talk on SW understanding
  • 1 panel discussion
  • and 9 scientific presentations of full papers

Registration is open; early registration deadline is February 28, 2014.

Please register through the DATE website for Workshop W4:

Poster submission is still possible: 1 page abstract in IEEE style and 1 page poster, both in a single file. Authors of accepted contributions are required to register for the DATE workshop. Informal proceedings will be distributed at the workshop.

Submission website:

Deadline for poster submissions: February 13, 2014

Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2013

Camera ready papers: February 28, 2013


Understanding a hardware design is tough. When entering a large team as a new member, when extending a legacy design, or when documenting a new design, a lack in understanding the details of a design is a major obstacle for productivity. In software engineering topics like software maintenance, software understanding, reverse engineering are well established in the research community and partially tackled by tools. In the hardware area the re-use of IP-blocks, the growing size of designs and design teams leads to similar problems. Understanding of hardware requires deep insight into concurrently operating units, optimizations to reduce the required area, and specially tailored functional units for a particular use.

The workshop is of interest to practitioners working in circuit design and to researchers interested in design automation.

The aim of the 1st Workshop on Design Automation for Understanding Hardware Designs (DUHDe) is to establish a community for these topics in electronic design automation. The workshop is not limited to the following topics in design understanding but includes:

  • Design descriptions from the ESL down to RTL
  • Extraction of high-level properties
  • Localization of code implementing specialized functionality
  • Hardware design evolution: feature integration, feature interactions
  • Innovative GUIs for design
  • Managing documentation of hardware designs
  • Analysis of interaction between hardware and software
  • Formal methods for design understanding
  • Scalable approaches to design understanding



  • Emmanuelle Encrenaz-Tiphene, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

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  • Goerschwin Fey, German Aerospace Center (DLR) and University of Bremen, Germany

Email :

Technical PC

  • Lyes Benalycherif, ST Microelectronics, Grenoble, France
  • Valeria Bertacco, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  • Raik Brinkmann, OneSpinSolutions GmbH, Munich, Germany
  • Franco Fummi, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Italy
  • Masahiro Fujita, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Wenchao Li, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Tun Li, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China