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RISC-V International Conference (2nd-3rd April 2017)

We welcome you to the first RISC-V International Conference to be held at IIT Madras on 2nd and 3rd April 2017. The conference aims to advance the use of RISC-V ISA based systems across all application domains and to provide a forum for various stakeholders to share their experiences. The conference will broadly focus on the RISC-V SoC sub-systems and domain specific issues.

SoC Eco-System: For the RISC-V ISA to be successful, an ecosystem rich in Cores, SoC fabrics, IP blocks, verification environments and validated backend processes is critical. This will be one of the key areas of this conference series. And in keeping with the open source narrative of RISC-V ISA, the conference will focus on open source SoC fabrics and IP blocks. Standardization around common SoC fabrics is especially key for low cost RISC-V based SoCs, since it helps reduce design and verification cycles.


To help RISC-V based designs reach critical mass in specific verticals, the conference series will provide a platform for verticals to bring RISC-V based designs to maturity in those verticals. Currently the following vertical are targeted
  • SoC Fabrics
  • IP Blocks
  • Verification Environment
  • Physical Design Flow
  • HW and SW Security support
  • Low Power Systems
  • High Performance Computing
  • Safety Critical Systems
  • Storage Systems
This list represents the activity that has been observed in the RISC-V community and presumably will evolve over time. We realize that a single conference is not enough to drive a large number of verticals forward and plan to have BoF sessions to arrive at a consensus on how to drive verticals. We anticipate this will happen via dedicated working groups that will gravitate towards an independent existence.

Prof. V Kamakoti
Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

G S Madhusudan
Principal Scientist, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Venue ICSR Building
IIT-Madras Campus
Sardar Patel Road
Chennai, 600036
Tamil Nadu, India
Directions From Airport
From Central Railway Station
Accommodation options The Westin
154 Velachery Main Road, Chennai
Contact: 044 6633 3777

No 1 FA, 11th Floor, IITM Research Park, Taramani, Chennai
Contact: 044 6666 3333
Lemon Tree
72, Sardar Patel Rd, Venkta Puram, Guindy, Chennai
Contact:+91 44 4423 2323

Raj Palace Sundar
12, Durgabai Deshmukh Road, Raja Annamalai Puram, Adyar, Chennai
Contact:+91 44 2464 1234

ITC Grand Chola
Little Mount, Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032
Contact:+91 44 2220 0000

Travel and Sightseeing: Chennai offers a host of options ranging from the ancient city of Mahabalipuram, Museums focused on Indian antiquities and some of the best beaches around, if you just want to catch the sun. For the more adventurous, sailing, surfing and scuba diving facilities are also available

Technical Program Committee

Rick O' Connor (Chairman)
Krste Asanovic
V Kamakoti
G S Madhusudan
Preeti Ranjan Panda
Mainak Chaudhuri

Organizing Committee

Prof. V Kamakoti (Chairman)
G.S. Madhusudan
M J Shankararaman
V S Vasan
K S Venkataraghavan
Neel Gala
Rahul Bodduna
Arjun Menon
Abhinaya Agrawal
Vinod G