ULSIWS2015 is to be held in Waterloo, Canada. See you next year!!

The 23rd International Workshop on Post-Binary ULSI Systems (ULSIWS) will be held in conjunction with the IEEE 44th International Symposium on Multiple-Valued Logic (ISMVL2014) on May 18, 2014 at the University of Bremen in Bremen, Germany. You are invited to submit an original paper, survey or tutorial paper on any subject in the area of new devices for ULSI systems, high-performance circuits and design, and new LSI architecture. Proposals for special sessions concerning the above topics are also welcome.


Important Dates

Venue and Accommodation

The workshop will be held at the University of Bremen (not the venue of the ISMVL2014!).
Map: [PDF file]
* How to reach:
- From Bremen downtown take the tramline 6 (towards "Universität") until the station "Universität / Zentralbereich“
- Enter the building MZH
- The workshop will take place in room 1090 (follow the signs)
* Address:
University of Bremen
Building MZH
Bibliothekstrasse 1 (MZH)
28359 Bremen

Final Program

Final Program: [PDF]
09:30 - 10:00 Registration & Coffee

10:00 - 10:10 Opening Remark
ULSIWS2014 General Co-chair, Naofumi HOMMA (Tohoku University, Japan)
Session 1: Chair Naofumi Homma (Tohoku University, Japan)
10:10 - 10:50 [Invited Talk] Challenge of Nonvolatile TCAM Design Automation
Akira Mochizuki, Masanori Natsui (Tohoku University, Japan), Noboru Sakimura, Tadahiro Sugibayashi (NEC Corporation, Japan), Takahiro Hanyu (Tohoku University, Japan)
10:50 - 11:00 Brief Break

Session 2: Chair Naofumi Homma (Tohoku University, Japan)
11:00 - 11:30 Synthesis of Linear Nearest Neighbor CNOT Circuits
D. Michael Miller(University of Victoria, Canada)
11:30 - 12:00 Automatic Algorithm Selection for Real-World Intelligent Systems VLSI Platform
Martin Lukac, Michitaka Kameyama (Tohoku University, Japan), Yoshichika Fujioka (Hachinohe Instutute of Technology, Japan)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break

Session 3: Chair Hiroki Nakahara (Kagoshima University, Japan)
13:30 - 14:00 Remarks on the Implementation of Galois Field Operations in Computing Galois Field Spectra
Dusan B. Gajic, Milos Radmanovic, Radomir S. Stankovic (University of Nis, Serbia)
14:00 - 14:30 A Survey of Consecutive-k-out-of-n Systems Bounds
Leonard Daus, Valeriu Beiu (Arab Emirates University, UAE)
14:30 - 15:00 Reduction of Variables of Index Generation Functions by Linear and Polynomial Transformations
Helena Astola(Tampere University of Technology, Finland), Radomir S. Stankovic(University of Nis, Serbia)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

Session 4: Chair Yasushi Yuminaka (Gunma University, Japan)
15:30 - 16:00 Early Pioneers in Reversible Computa/on
Pawel Kerntopf(Warsaw University of Technology, Poland), Radomir S. Stankovic(University of Nis, Serbia), Alexis De Vos(University Gent, Belgium), Jaakko Astola(Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
16:00 - 16:30 Model Checking for Multi-Valued Behaviours
Chikatoshi Yamada(Okinawa NaYonal College of Technology, Japan), Yasunori Nagata(University of the Ryukyus, Japan), Michael Miller(University of Victoria, Canada)
16:30 - 16:40 Closing
ULSIWS2014 General Co-chair, Hiroki Nakahara (Kagoshima University, Japan)
18:00 - (ISMVL2014 Reception)

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Call for Papers and Sessions

You are invited to submit an original paper, survey or tutorial paper on any subject in the area of new devices for ULSI systems, high-performance circuits and design, and new LSI architecture. The topics of interest include but not limited to:

  • Algebra and Formal Aspects
  • ATPG and SAT
  • Automatic Reasoning
  • Bio-Inspired and Novel
  • Hardware Algorithms
  • Communication Systems
  • Computer Arithmetic
  • Computer Security
  • Data Bases
  • Data Mining
  • Decision Diagram
  • Fuzzy Logic and Soft Computing
  • Image Processing
  • Logic Design and Switching Theory
  • Logic Programming
  • Machine Learning and Robotics
  • Mathematical Fuzzy Logic
  • Medical and Wellness Care Technology
  • Nano Technology and Computer Security
  • Opto-Electronics
  • Index Generation Functions
  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Cryptography
  • Quantum Devices
  • Signal Processing
  • Single Electrons
  • Spectral Techniques
  • Superconductivity
  • Web Intelligence
  • Verification
  • Philosophical Aspects

Proposals for special sessions concerning the above topics are also welcome. Special session proposals should be submitted to the General Chair Hiroki Nakahara.

Call for Papers: PDF file

Submission Guidelines


Please submit one-page abstract according to the following instruction:
  • Please convert the manuscript file into a PDF file using the Adobe Acrobat Distiller. All fonts used in the manuscript must be embedded in the PDF file in converting.
  • Please send the PDF file via e-mail to nakahara{at}
  • If you cannot convert it into a PDF file, please send three copies of the manuscript printed in A4 paper with a cover page via postal mail to:

    Hiroki Nakahara,
    Kagoshima University, Korimoto 1-21-40, Kagoshima, 890-0068, JAPAN

Important Date

  • March 14, 2014; Proposal of Special Session due
  • March 21, 2014: Notification of Special Session
  • April 21, 2014: Submission of Abstract due (Extended)
  • April 28, 2014: Notification of Paper Acceptance
  • May 7, 2014: Submission of Final Papers due

Final Submission

Authors are requested to submit the final camera-ready manuscript upon acceptance. Please prepare the camera-ready manuscript according to the following guideline.

Paper Format

  1. Paper Size
    The manuscript should be clearly printed on single-sided A4 (210mm x 297mm) or US letter (8.5 x 11 inch) paper.
  2. Margins
    The left and right margins are the same and are to be 25mm. The top and bottom margins are to be 30mm and 25mm, respectively.
  3. Language
    All papers must be written in English.
  4. Restriction on the Number of Pages
    The number of pages for a manuscript is not strictly restricted. But, 6 to 8 pages for Regular Sessions are preferred.
  5. Page Numbering
    Please do not type page numbers on the camera-ready manuscript.
  6. Details
    We recommend you use the IEEE format to prepare your camera-ready manuscript. You can get the Microsoft Word style file and LaTeX style files.

    MS Word style file: MS Word Template file
    LaTeX style files: For Linux/Unix, IEEEtran.tar.gz
    For PC and Mac,

Speaker's Professional Biography for Regular Sessions

Please attach speaker's professional biography. The biography must be written on a separate sheet from the camera-ready manuscript.


Please convert the camera-ready manuscript and the biography into PDF files separately, and send them as attached files via e-mail to nakahara{at}


  • Registration fee is free.
  • To all participants who make a registration in advance, the conference proceedings will be distributed and light meals will be served for lunch.
  • To make a pre-registration please send email notification to Hiroki Nakahara (nakahara{at} by May 7, 2014.
  • On-site registration will be accepted, but we cannot guarantee your proceeding and lunch service.
For additional information contact: Hiroki Nakahara, nakahara{at}


The ULSIWS2014 is organized by following members. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us. Best way to reach us is via mail.

General Co-Chairs:

  • Hiroki Nakahara,nakahara{at}
  • Naofumi Homma,homma{at}

Local Arrangement

  • Robert Wille,rwille{at}
  • Lisa Jungmann,jungmann{at}
  • Anna Rozwadowska,anna.rozwadowska{at}