International Symposium on System-on-Chip 2006

Tampere, Finland, November 13-16, 2006

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If you are interested in sponsorship possibilities please contact the event Sponsor and Exhibit Chair Mr. Timo Rintakoski, or the General Chair, prof. Jari Nurmi.


There is an exhibition of SoC design and implementation technology providers. Potential exhibitors are requested to contact the event Sponsor and Exhibit Chair Mr. Timo Rintakoski, or the General Chair, prof. Jari Nurmi.

The exhibit is open to all sorts of delegates and accompanying persons. See the list of exhibitors.

Information about Future SoC Events

See our future SoC Symposia list to plan for the coming years.

Location and Time

International Symposium on System-on-Chip is organized in Tampere, Finland on November 14-16, 2006.

Exhibit dates November 14-15.

A full-day tutorial on Bluspec System Verilog will be given on November 13.


The event location is Tampere Hall.

SoC in the News

Technical Programme

The invited speaker programme theme this year will be "SoC Design Flow and Methodology."

The invited speakers include:

  • Prof. Arvind, MIT, USA
  • Prof. Shuvra Bhattacharyya, University of Maryland, USA
  • Prof. Jean-Luc Dekeyser, USTL, France
  • Dr. John Glossner, Sandbridge Technologies, USA
  • Dr. Yervant Zorian, Virage Logic, USA
  • Dr. Leandro Soares Indrusiak, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Dr. Vesa Lahtinen, Nokia, Finland
  • Dr. Andreas Hoffmann, CoWare, USA
  • Steve Leibson, Tensilica, USA

Please take a look at the Programme Overview. The detailed Final Schedule is also available.

Presentations missing from the CD-ROM:

Best Paper Award 2006 goes to the paper "Application Scenarios in Streaming-Oriented Embedded System Design" by Stefan Valentin Gheorghita, Twan Basten, and Henk Corporaal from TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Congratulations!

The best paper is recommended for publication in IEEE Design & Test.

Panel Discussion

There was a panel discussion on "The Verification Gap - Will it ever close?", see photos. See also the summary of the panel.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers (pdf) is here. Follow this link to the electronic submission page.

There are two paper categories: Industrial abstracts and scientific papers.

The industrial abstracts are one-pagers using the same format as scientific papers. Extra pages can be used, but an overpage charge is applied. The industrial papers accepted in the review will be printed as such to allow as short as possible lead time from submission to publication. For the industrial abstract submission, please wait until mid-June.

The submission of a scientific paper 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:

For LaTeX, be sure to use the template's conference mode. See template documentation for details. Make sure to eliminate Type 3 fonts from your document BEFORE submission. E.g. use the following type of definition


with the times font leading to the use of vector graphics instead of bitmaps.

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. Extra pages can be purchased. The industrial papers lead always to an oral presentation on a separate industry forum track interleaved with the scientific/invited programme.

Extra pages can be purchased, 100 euros per page but the quantums charged assume even number of pages... (so, for regular papers the extra charges can be 200 or 400 euros, and for industrial papers extending from the one-pagers 100, 300, 500, 700 euros). The maximum allowed number of pages is eight independently of the paper category.

Submission Due Dates

  • Invited lectures, tutorials and scientific papers: May 31, 2006. Extended to June 4, 2006
  • Industrial abstracts, panels, camera-ready papers: August 14, 2006. Extended to August 21, 2006

The invited lectures, tutorials and panels shall be proposed directly to the general chairman Prof. Jari Nurmi. The others shall use the electronic submission page.

Notification schedule

  • Notification of acceptance for the scientific papers: July 7, 2006.
  • Final camera-ready paper due by: August 14, 2006.
  • Confirmation of accepted tutorial(s) by: August 31, 2006.
  • Notification of acceptance for the industrial abstracts: September 15, 2006.
  • Panel discussion clearance by: October 28, 2006.

The fax number to submit the signed IEEE copyright form is +358 3 3115 4561. (alternative number +358 3 3115 3095)

You can get the form as MS Word or pdf file from here.


The registration time is over.


  • Early registration on September 8 or earlier (500 euros)
  • Regular registration between September 9 and October 27 (600 euros)
  • Late registration from October 28 onwards (700 euros)
  • One-day registration with the same dates (250 / 300 / 350 euros)
  • Accompanying person registration (250 euros)
  • Tutorial registration with the same dates (120 / 150 / 180 euros)
  • Tutorial for exhibitor staff and accompanying persons (60 euros)
  • On-site registration is strongly discouraged

The dates are automatically determined by the local time in Finland (EET = UTC+2, +1h DST until Oct. 29).

Please note the pre-paid quotas for sponsors and exhibitors, organizer staff and invited speakers. The special circumstances will be checked. The possible methods of payment are bank transfer (invoiced) and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, EuroCard).

Note! If you are presenting a paper accepted to the event, you have to pay a registration fee although you would (otherwise) belong to a free/pre-paid category! (e.g. organizer, sponsor, exhibitor)

There is a separate fee for the tutorial on Monday, November 13. Sponsor and organizer staff and invited speakers are welcome free of charge (but with a pre-registration!).

Accompanying persons (spouses) can register for a reduced fee, but there is no special program arranged. Thus, the fee covers only the meals and coffee breaks. Similarly, the tutorial registration of an accompanying person covers only the meals/coffees of the day.

Bus Transportation

Free bus will serve the attendees, see the schedule.


The following hotels give special prices and have a quota by the code "SOC2006" available for SoC delegates. Please make the reservation to the hotel of your choice as soon as possible!

There will be a bus transport between the conference venue and hotels Scandic City, 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 RoomReserve by
Sokos Hotel Ilves97 euro Oct. 30
Sokos Hotel Tammer87 euro  Oct. 30
Hotel Cumulus Koskikatu97 euro122 euroOct. 13
Sokos Hotel Villa90 euro  Oct. 30
Scandic Tampere City100 euro120 euroOct. 20

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

Ice Hockey

We have again this year 50 tickets to ice-hockey game Tappara vs. Ilves, sponsored by Mentor Graphics. Apply for your ticket at Mentor Graphics booth in the exhibit. Aftermath for all symposium participants in Restaurant Plevna (this is the Thursday Dinner in the registration).

International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS)

You might be interested in the NoC symposium taking place in Princeton, NJ, USA on May 7-9, 2007. The paper deadline for that event is December 1, 2006. See the NOCS web page.

Further Information

For more information, please email Prof. Jari Nurmi (Jari dot Nurmi at TUT dot FI) or Mr. Timo Rintakoski (Timo dot Rintakoski at TUT dot FI).