UMass Amherst will be hosting the XXIX IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD) from October 9 to 12 of 2011. ICCD is a premier conference covering leading edge research on design and implementation of computer systems and their components. Professors Sandip Kundu and Russell Tessier of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department are on the organizing/program committee. As the conference website notes, “ICCD's multi-disciplinary emphasis provides an ideal environment for developers and researchers to discuss practical and theoretical work covering system and computer architecture, verification and test, design and technology, and tools and methodologies.” Go to the conference website.
In 1982, the ICCD was founded along with the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) to address critical needs in the design of large-scale integrated systems. ICCAD was founded to focus on the algorithmic core of CAD, whereas ICCD was oriented to design and CAD applications. (March 2011)