TP FAQs 2023

Top Picks in Hardware and Embedded Security

Co-located with the 2023 International Conference On Computer Aided Design (ICCAD 2023)

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Here is a list of questions that were frequently asked in the past Top Picks Workshops. The list will be updated by appending new questions at the end of the list.

FAQ 1Are papers that appeared in journals eligible?

Answer: Yes, they are eligible for presentation and discussion in Top Picks Workshop. If they are selected as a Top Pick, they will be recognized but a publication in IEEE D&T may not be feasible.

FAQ 2Can I not present at the workshop and be considered for the top pick?

Answer: No, presentation at the workshop is mandatory to be considered for the top pick.

FAQ 3Can I submit multiple papers? Is there a limit on the number of papers submitted/nominated per author?

Answer: Yes, you can submit/nominate multiple papers as long as they are eligible. There is no limit on the submissions you can make.

FAQ  4Is there any format requirement for the 2-page nomination letter?

Answer: Yes. The submission should follow the IEEE TCAD format. The following link has the information on the submission style:

FAQ 5: How can I help?

Answer: There are many ways that you can help the Top Picks Workshop. First, nominate a paper or encourage your colleagues to submit. Second, volunteer to serve as a program committee member. Third, register and participate the workshop and actively involve in the discussion. Fourth, volunteer to serve as a reviewer for the D&T special section papers of the Top Picks. For volunteer opportunities, email the workshop co-chairs.

FAQ 6: What are the rubrics for review?


The final selection will be based on: 

– Intellectual impact- Scientific rigor 

– Industry impact

– Reproducible

– Open-source usage

– How does the work change the belief in community