Call for White Papers in Verification

The Computer-Aided Design and Test Sciences (CADTS) area of SRC is soliciting white papers (due September 22, 2011) in the area of Verification, for work to begin April 2012 for an expected three-year period.

This call for research, issued to universities worldwide, may be addressed by individual investigators or by research teams. Successful white paper authors will be invited to submit full proposals, and a limited number of contracts will be awarded based on these proposals according to the schedule below. This process will be completed in two stages and only selected white papers will be advanced to the full proposal stage. We will pursue proposals based on quality, perceived member value and available funds. SRC GRC may also elect to negotiate a project's research scope or a team's composition to meet funding or synergy goals.

Research Needs

Member needs in Verification, developed by a task force of SRC industry members, are outlined in a new needs document.

White Paper Guidelines

Responses are limited to a single page, using at least a 10-point font, and MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE SRC WEB SITE by THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT. White papers not meeting these requirements will not be considered.

Please include the following identifying information in your white paper:

  • Project title
  • Needs category/sub-categories addressed by your submission
  • Investigator(s)
  • University
  • Telephone number and e-mail address

Please address the following topics in your white paper:

  • Context: emphasis area and problem to be addressed
  • Rationale: value in terms of semiconductor industry needs
  • Novelty: role of this research in advancing knowledge beyond the state-of-the-art
  • Approach: strategy for addressing the problem
  • Results: anticipated output and benefit of a successful effort for SRC members
  • Engagement: how you now or will plan to interact with SRC member companies
  • Funding: a per-year approximation of overall funding requirements (university approval and official budgets are not required at this time)
  • Students: involvement and education of graduate students is a key SRC goal; typical funded proposals will support 1-2 full time students

Awardees will be expected to:

  • Disclose blocking background intellectual property (any issues regarding blocking IP must be resolved before award of contract)
  • Update information about participating students
  • Submit publications resulting from sponsored research
  • Participate in annual research reviews
  • Provide annual reports and pre-defined deliverables
  • Interact with industry liaisons

Timetable and Deadlines

Request for White papers Friday, August 26, 2011
Deadline to Submit White Papers Thursday, September 22, 2011  - 3 PM EDT/12 PM PDT
Proposal Requested Thursday, November 3, 2011
Deadline to Submit Proposals Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 3 PM EDT/12 PM PDT
Funding Start Sunday, April 1, 2012

Please direct all technical questions to William Joyner, Director, Computer-Aided Design and Test Sciences (  
All other questions and responses should be directed to Mary Nichols, (

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