VLSI Design Education in the 21st Century

VLSI Design education is on demand today. However, a number of critical drawbacks in the contemporary VLSI Design education must be overcome. The following problems are among them:

  1. The VLSI industry requires engineers to be innovative, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and able to work globally - while there are no educational programs that prepare students to meet these new requirements.
  2. The current VLSI curriculum absorbs more and more industry oriented and intensively changing topics of the VLSI design - while traditional fundamental and theoretical subjects of the curriculum loose their popularity and even disappear from the curriculum.
  3. Nowadays, an engineering student is a networked student accustomed to resources and tools of the new digital reality; such a student has a difficulty to study any engineering curriculum in its traditional form. Moreover, in the new conditions, a traditional role of an engineering teacher as the main content provider also becomes questionable.

The special session "VLSI Engineering Education in the 21st Century", devoted to the above problems, will explore innovative approaches to the current VLSI curriculum, which is supposed to render it fully up-to-date and to prepare the next generation of engineers satisfying the modern requirements.

Authors are invited to submit original papers which contain at least two pages and at most six pages in standard IEEE two-column format; full paper submissions are preferred. Contributions have to be submitted electronically through the workshop website at www.ati.ttu.ee/ewme2014

Session chair: Ilya Levin (ilia1@post.tau.ac.il)

Program Committee:

    Pavel Tvrdík, Czech Technical University in Prague
    Ilya Levin, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Hana Kubátová, Czech Technical University in Prague
    Petr Fišer, Czech Technical University in Prague
    Samary Baranov, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
    Radomir Stankovic, University of Nis, Republic of Serbia
    Anna Yankovskaya, Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building, Russia
    Jan Schmidt, Czech Technical University in Prague
    Benjamin Abramov, Afeka Engineering College, Israel
    Vadim Talis, Jerusalem Engineering College, Israel