This workshop explores emerging trends and novel ideas and concepts in the area of VLSI. The Workshop covers a range of topics: from VLSI circuits, systems,  and design methods to system level design and system-on-chip issues, to bringing VLSI experience to new areas and technologies like nano-  and molecular devices, MEMS, and quantum computing. Future design methodologies will also be one of the key topics at the workshop, as  well as new CAD tools to support them. Over almost two decades the workshop has been an unique forum promoting multidisciplinary research and new visionary approaches in the area of VLSI. The Workshop is bringing together leading scientists and researchers from academia and industry. The papers from this workshop have been published as the special issues of top archival journals. This fact indicates a very high quality of the workshop papers, and we are determined to keep a strong emphasis on this critical aspect of any workshop. The workshop proceedings are published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

Several leading scientist from newly emerging areas of nanoelectronics, MEMS and molecular, biological and quantum computing will be invited speakers at the workshop.  The Workshop has established a reputation in bringing well-known international scientists as invited speakers, and this trend will continue.

Contributions are sought in the following areas:


The Workshop Program will include contributed papers and speakers invited by the Program Committee.The keynote addresses, and a banquet are planned besides the technical sessions.


Authors should send an electronic version of their papers to:
Asim Smailagic,

Submissions should be no more than ten pages long.  The cover page should include (1) title, (2) authors and affiliation, (3) e-mail address of the contact author, (4) an abstract describing the contributions, and (5) body of the paper. Due dates are:


The registration fee includes two lunches, banquet, coffee breaks and workshop fees. The registration form will be made available along with the advance program during February 2001. Advance registration will be available till February 28, 2001.