International Symposium on System-on-Chip 2004

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Additional Presentation Slides

Here are some presentation slides that were not on the CD-ROM.


Some photos (thanks to Steve Leibson):

Panel Summary

Panel discussion summary can be found here.

Location and Time

International Symposium on System-on-Chip is organized in Tampere, Finland on November 16-18, 2004.
A full-day tutorial on Engineering Complex SOCs will be given on November 15.

The event location is Tampere Hall.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers (pdf) is here. The submission procedures and registration are explained below. REGISTRATION is closed, the event is over.

Submission Due Dates

  • Invited lectures and scientific papers: May 31, 2004.
  • Tutorials: June 30, 2004.
  • Industrial abstracts and panels: August 13, 2004.

The submission page has been closed already.

The submission should be a draft full-length paper in two-column format, no more than 4 pages, in pdf format. The final paper format templates are here:

The papers may be accepted for oral or poster presentation. The decision of the presentation format will be made by the program chair, based on the comments from paper review. Independently of the presentation type, all papers are included in the proceedings.

The schedule for the rest of the process is:

  • Notification of acceptance for the scientific papers: June 30, 2004.
  • Final camera-ready paper due by: August 13, 2004.

HERE IS THE IEEE COPYRIGHT FORM in pdf and in MS Word format. Fax it to +358 3 3115 4561.

For the submission of invited lecture candidates or tutorial candidates, or if you wish to suggest a panel topic and/or participants, please contact directly Prof. Jari Nurmi.

For the submission of industrial abstracts please wait until the scientific paper deadline has passed and use our submission page then (closed down already). The submission should be a one-page summary in two-column format, in pdf. The final accepted industrial abstracts will be published in the proceedings as well, if they conform to the specified format. There will not be another round for the industrial abstracts, they will be published as-is in the proceedings, so be careful! An accepted industrial abstract implies an oral presentation slot in the industry sessions. The industry program chair will decide upon the scheduling.

The schedule for industrial abstracts is:

  • Notification of acceptance for the industrial abstracts: by September 10, 2004.

Submitting a paper on either of the tracks is a commitment to send at least one paying participant to the symposium to take care of the presentation.

Invited Speakers

The invited speakers this year will be announced by the fall. Typically there are 8-12 world-class invited speakers from the academy and industry, see previous events.

This year we have confirmation from the following speakers already:

  • Prof. Heinrich Meyr, RWTH Aachen, Germany (keynote)
  • Prof. Chun-Yen Chang, Taiwan
  • Prof. Hannu Tenhunen, KTH, Sweden
  • Dr. Jo Ebergen, Sun Microsystems, USA
  • Dr. Franz Dielacher, Infineon Technologies, Austria
  • Dr. Ramchan Woo, KAIST, Korea
  • Dr. Paul Metzgen, Altera, UK
  • Mattan Erez, Stanford University, USA
  • Stefan Rusu, Intel, USA
  • Tero Rissa, Imperial College, UK

For their schedule, see the symposium advanced program.


On November 15 there will be a full-day tutorial.
Location: Tampere Hall, Hall A.
Organizer: Steve Leibson, Tensilica, USA.

Preliminary tutorial program.


There is an exhibition of SoC design and implementation technology providers. Potential exhibitors are requested to contact directly prof. Nurmi.


Our technical co-sponsor is IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

Financial sponsors:

  • Nokia
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Mentor Graphics Finland

If you are interested in other sponsorship possibilities please contact the event General Chair, prof. Jari Nurmi.

Symposium Program

Here is the symposium program.


The symposium registration fees are:

  • Early registration 500 euros (before September 10)
  • Regular registration 600 euros (between September 10 and October 29)
  • Late/on-site registration 700 euros (from October 30)

The payment options are credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, EuroCard) and bank transfer.

The fees cover everything but accommodation, i.e., admission to the presentations and exhibit, lunches, coffee breaks, banquet, social events, printed proceedings, CD-ROM, transportation between the symposium venue, downtown hotels and social event venues (at scheduled times).

For the tutorial, the fees are:

  • Early registration 120 euros (before September 10)
  • Regular registration 150 euros (between September 10 and October 29)
  • Late/on-site registration 180 euros (from October 30)

Accompanying persons can participate in lunches, dinner, banquet, coffee breaks and exhibit by paying a fee of 250 euros (conference days Nov. 16-18) and/or 60 euros (tutorial day Nov. 15). No specific accompanying person program will be arranged.

Link to the registration page has been closed. The event is over.

Page Limits

The page limits for the final papers are:

  • 4 pages for the scientific papers
  • 1 page for the industrial papers
Additional pages can be included for a fee of 100 euros / page. Maximum total number of pages is eight (8). Additional pages can be purchased here.

Social Events

The social events are:

  • Get-together gathering in exhibit hall with snack and drink (Tuesday 17:15-19:00)
  • Banquet in Finlayson Palace (Wednesday 19:00-22:00)
  • Watching ice-hockey Ilves vs. Blues (Thursday 18:00-20:45)
  • Goodbye-supper / simple style dinner after the game in restaurant Plevna (21:00-23:00)
All events are included in the participation fee. Supply for the tickets to ice-hockey is somewhat limited but typically all interested people have got the access (no worry...). Also those not interested in the winter sports are welcome to attend the supper after that!


The conference organizers will provide bus transport between the conference venue and downtown hotels (all within 1 to 2 km to Tampere Hall) at scheduled times (at the start/end times of the daily program). Some of the buses also stop at the railway station. See this link for details.


The following hotels give special prices and have a quota of rooms by the code "SoC 2004" available between November 15 - 19 . Please do the reservation from the hotel of your choice as soon as possible and at latest by September 30!

There will be a bus transport between the conference venue and hotels Tammer, Cumulus Koskikatu and Ilves which are all downtown hotels (about 1 - 1.5 km from the conference venue). Hotel Villa is within a short walk (200 meters) from the conference venue.

HotelSingle RoomDouble Room
Sokos Hotel Ilves119 euro
Sokos Hotel Tammer101 euro
Hotel Cumulus Koskikatu88 euro141 euro
Sokos Hotel Villa84 euro

Other hotels - and the contact information and location of the contract hotels - can be found at Tampere Hotels page.

Further Information

For more information, please email Prof. Jari Nurmi.