IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI-SoC)
VLSI-SoC 2016
September 26-28, 2016 Tallinn, ESTONIA

Social Program

This year we celebrate 35th anniversary of VLSI-SoC!

The traditional Welcome Reception on Monday and Social Event on Tuesday will take outside of the conference hotel.


Welcome Reception

19:00 - 22:00, Monday, September 26, 2016
Harbour, Vesilennuki 6, Tallinn

"The most exciting European maritime museum is located in the Seaplane Harbour (Lennusadam)! The historical seaplane hangars display about 200 genuine items: a real submarine called Lembit, a century-old icebreaker called Suur Tõll, a Short 184 seaplane, the remains of the oldest ship found in Estonia, etc.”, - says http://www.visitestonia.com


19:00 Meet in front of the hotel

19:10 Bus departure to the Seaplane Harbour

19:30 Excursion

20:00 Dinner

  • 21:00 Anniversary speech "35 years of VLSI-SoC. A look back to the future", Manfred Glesner, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

22:15 Bus departure to the hotel



Social Event

14:50 - 22:00, Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Old Town, Tallinn; Estonian Open Air Museum, Vabaõhumuuseumi tee 12, Tallinn

Tallinn Old Town. “The best preserved medieval city in Northern Europe boasting Gothic spires, winding cobblestone streets and enchanting architecture. A point of interest is a strong medieval fortification tower Kiek in de Kök. The tower houses a museum that introduces the genesis of Tallinn, its development, as well as the most important war events from the 13th to the 18th century. Guided tours of bastion passages also start at Kiek in de Kök. The mysterious passages in Tallinn’s earthwork fortifications were built along with the bastions in the 17th and 18th centuries in order to conceal the movement of soldiers, ammunition and other equipment from the enemy. After the fortifications were removed from the list of military objects in 1857, parks were established on the Ingrian and Swedish bastions. An optional attraction to visit is the museum located in St. Nicholas' Church (Niguliste) that was built in the 13th century is one of the few museums located in a sacral building. Enjoy ecclesiastical art in its historical context! Here, you will find medieval gravestones, unique altars and Tallinn’s most famous work of art – a fragment of Bernt Notke’s painting, Danse Macabre”, - says http://www.visitestonia.com

Estonian Open Air Museum. ”Just minutes from the city centre of Tallinn, you find a wonderful place –Estonian Open Air Museum, showcasing the country's rural architecture and way of life. The 14 farms in the museum provide an overview of how families from different strata of society lived in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. As you might expect to find in any proper village, there is a church, an inn, a school house, mills, a fire station, a shop and fishing sheds by the sea”, - says http://www.visitestonia.com


14:45 Meet in front of the hotel

14:50 Excursion in the Old Town on foot

Entrance to the Bastion Passages at the Kiek in de Kök tower by groups (up to 20 pax):

  • 15:00 Group A
  • 15:30 Group B
  • 16:00 Group C
  • Group D visits the St. Nicholas' Church Museum instead

17:20 Meet at the bus pick-up point

  • (Falgi tee 1, under the Tall Hermann Tower)

17:30 Bus departure to the Estonian Open Air Museum

18:00 Walk in the Estonian Open Air Museum

19:00 Gala dinner

20:50 PhD Forum Best Paper Award ceremony

22:15 Bus departure to the hotel