We design three contest problems covering three distinct areas: logic synthesis, global routing, and placement legalization. Each problem is handled independently. Contestants can participate in one or more problems.

  1. Resource-aware Patch Generation
    Chih-Jen (Jacky) Hsu, Chi-An (Rocky) Wu and Ching-Yi Huang (Cadence Design Systems Inc., Taiwan)

  2. Net Open Location Finder with Obstacles
    Cindy Shen and Kai-Shun Hu (Synopsys Taiwan Co., Ltd., Taiwan)

  3. Multi-Deck Standard Cell Legalization
    Ismail Bustany (Mentor Graphics), Nima Karimpour Darav (Microsemi Corporation) and Andrew Kennings (University of Waterloo)