3rd IEEE Federative Event on Design for Robustness

Hotel Cap Roig, Platja d’Aro, Costa Brava, Spain
July 2-4, 2018


The pervasiveness of electronic systems in modern societies raises drastically the requirements to protect them against intentional attacks affecting security.

Nanometric scaling and the related aggressive reduction of device geometries steadily worsens noise margins; process, voltage and temperature variations; aging and wear-out; soft error and EMI sensitivity; power density and heating; which are also worsening by the rapidly increasing complexity of modern SoCs. It is therefore mandatory mitigating these issues, for achieving acceptable levels of yield, reliability, and lifespan. Furthermore, these issues are making increasingly difficult meeting low power and high performance, which are paramount requirements in modern SoCs and numerous applications. Indeed:

These trends have made mandatory the development of efficient Design for Robustness approaches for mitigating these pluralities of threats. However, as Robustness-related DfX techniques are proliferating (Design for Test, Design for Debug, Design for Yield, Design for Reliability, Design for Low-Power, Design for Timing Performance, Design for Security, Design for Verification…), and also as these techniques often weaken the goals of each other, it is often very difficult to guarantee that a design meets all its target specifications. Thus, it becomes mandatory to address all these techniques holistically in order to improve their global efficiency: achieve all the robustness requirements of each design, and moderate their cost. There is therefore a major need for a consolidated international forum bringing together specialists from all these domains to enhance interactions and cross-fertilization. The IEEE Federative Event on Design for Robustness (FEDfRo), was initiated to meet this goal by bringing together:

These events will be held in the same location and will run in parallel. To encourage interactions, anyone registered in any of them can freely attend sessions of the other three events. All social activities will also be done jointly to increase interaction and cross fertilization among attendees.

For all updated information, please visit the event web site: http://tima.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/conferences/fedfro/fedfro18