Call For Papers

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The International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems (ASYNC) is the premier forum for researchers to present their latest findings in asynchronous design. ASYNC 2014 will be in Potsdam, Germany.

Authors are invited to submit papers on any aspect of asynchronous design, ranging from design, synthesis, and test to asynchronous applications in system-level integration and emerging computing technologies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Mixed-timed circuits, GALS systems, Network-on-Chip, and multi-chip interconnects
  • Elastic and latency-tolerant synchronous design, clock domain crossing
  • Asynchronous pipelines, architectures, CPUs, and memories
  • Asynchronous ultra-low power systems, energy harvesting, and mixed-signal/analogue
  • Asynchrony in emerging technologies, including bio, neural, nano, and quantum computing
  • CAD tools for asynchronous design, synthesis, analysis, and optimization
  • Formal methods for verification and performance/power analysis
  • Test, security, and fault tolerance
  • Asynchronous variability-tolerant design and design for manufacturing
  • Circuit designs, case studies, comparisons, and applications

In addition to these regular topics of interest, ASYNC 2014 will have a special focus on asynchronous logic in power-constrained applications, and submissions on these topics will be especially welcome.

Regular Paper

Submissions for regular and special topics must report original scientific work, in 6-8 pages IEEE double-column conference format (single-spaced, 10pt or larger font size), with author information concealed. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE digital library IEEEXplore and symposium proceedings.

Industrial Papers

In addition to contributions for conference and workshop, we solicit 1-to-2-page Industrial papers on practical contributions with high industrial impact, for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the proceedings. Accepted Industrial papers will be published in the IEEE digital library IEEEXplore and symposium proceedings.

“Fresh ideas” Workshop / Tools & Demos

ASYNC 2014 will accommodate a special workshop to present “fresh ideas” in asynchronous design, not yet ready for publication. We solicit 1-to-2-page submissions for the workshop, which will go through a separate light-weight review process. Accepted submissions will be assembled in a binder and handed out at the workshop.

We also solicit tools and demos for presentation at the conference.


The language of the symposium is English. Regular papers and Industrial papers will be uploaded into IEEE Xplore.

This event is organized by IHP.


The submission will be processed via SoftConf

Important Dates

Conference Hotel Booking Deadline: April 11, 2014
Early Registration Deadline: April 14, 2014
ASYNC Symposium: 12 – 14 May 2014