14th UK Asynchronous Forum

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The UK Asynchronous Forum is an informal 1-day meeting where those working in asynchronous design in the UK (and particularly research students) can meet to present and discuss ideas.  The event is optimised for UK participants though others are welcome to attend.  See the UK Asynchronous Forum home page for further details.



Extended abstracts of not more than 4 pages must be submitted to Alex.Yakovlev@newcastle.ac.uk by 9th June 2003.   Abstracts must be sent in either ASCII, postscript (which must be viewable with ghostview) or pdf.


The general structure of the forum is below.

   Morning       Afternoon       Evening   
30th June, 2003 (Monday) travel talks dinner
1st July, 2003 (Tuesday) talks travel


Day 1 Monday, 30th June 2003
13:00 Registration
14:00 Balancing Power Signature in Secure Systems [PDF 318KB]
A.Bystrov, D. Sokolov, A.Yakovlev and A. Koelmans, University of Newcastle
14:30 QDI Implementations of Boolean Graphs [PDF 59KB]
W.B.Toms, University of Manchester
15:00 Do power efficient asynchronous circuits have to be slow? [PDF 47KB]
S.Moore, University of Cambridge
15:30 Coffee
16:00 An Asynchronous Pipelined 32x32-bit Iterative Multiplier Using Hybrid Handshaking Protocol [PDF 210KB]
Yijun Liu, University of Manchester
16:30 Limits on ILP in Micronet-based Architectures [PDF 476KB]
D.K. Arvind and C. Keepax, University of Edinburgh
17:00 Asynchronous Communication Mechanisms in Matlab [PDF 31KB]
F.Hao and E.G. Chester, University of Newcastle
17:30 Presentations by attendees
18:00 Business meeting
19:30 Forum Dinner
Day 2 Tuesday, 1st July 2003
09:00 Tutorial: Synchronisers and Arbiters or 1000 years of indecision [Tutorial PDF 290KB, Problems PDF 136KB]
D.J. Kinniment, University of Newcastle
10:00 Balsa-CUBE: an Optimising Back-End for the Balsa Synthesis System [PDF 171KB]
T. Chelcea, S.M. Nowick, Columbia University,
A. Bardsley and D. Edwards, University of Manchester
10:30 Tea/Coffee
11:00 Applying the Concurrency Workbench to the Verification of DI Circuits [PDF 169KB]
H. Kapoor and M.B.Josephs, South Bank University
11:30 An Alternative Tool Chain for DI Circuit Design [PDF 41KB]
D.Furey, South Bank University
12:00 Testing in the Direct Mapping Domain [PDF 214KB]
D. Koppad, A. Bystrov and A. Yakovlev, University of Newcastle
12:30 Close


The 14th UK Asynchronous Circuits Forum is being hosted by the Asynchronous Systems Group at the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Room details :- The Forum will be hosted in 'The Fenwick Room', within Castle Leazes (labelled 57 (far left) on this map).

Day 1 evening meal will be at Ristorante "La Toscana".


Newcastle is well served by road, rail and air.

The venue can be reached by Metro from the Newcastle Central rail station, or from the airport. Get off at the Haymarket station (marked with M at the bottom of the C2 square of the Newcastle city centre map).

Parking can be arranged at the University's Visitors car park. Contact us beforehand if you need to park your car as space can be limited and must be pre-booked.

The Gallowgate coach station is marked at the bottom of the B3 corner on the map.

Registration and Accommodation

Registration form - please print and return this form.

Accommodation will be at Castle Leazes Halls (labelled 57 (far left) on this map).


Workshop fee (including proceedings, dinner and accomodation 'B&B') is 50.

If you do not want to stay in Castle Leazes Halls, the fee (proceedings & dinner) is 30. You will have to make your own accomodation arrangements.


Programme organiser:   Alex Yakovlev  (Alex.Yakovlev@newcastle.ac.uk) 0191 222 8184
Local organisers:   Fei Xia  (Fei.Xia@newcastle.ac.uk) 0191 222 8237
Ian Clark  (I.G.Clark@newcastle.ac.uk) 0191 222 8237


UK Async Forum Home Page | Asynchronous Systems Group | School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

Ian G. Clark
July 2003