Seminar and Events

Free Silicon Conference (FSiC2024)

FSiC 2024 is organized in the framework of the GoIT project. The GoIT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101070660.

Date, Location and Agenda

19-21 June 2024

Location: Sorbonne Université, Campus Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France

The Fifth Free Silicon Conference

Sustainable Session organised by Sorbonne Université

Sustainable Sesssion Programme Committee:

Dedicated Call for Contribution to the Sustainability Session at FSiC 2024, organized by Sorbonne Université & LIP6.

Submission are expected in the form of extended abstracts, not exceeding one page, sent to:


Dead-line for submission : as soon as possible and before end of April 2024

Notification of acceptance : as soon as possible, 3 weeks after submission to review

Presentations : 19-21 June 2024

In this session, we address the promotion of a sustainable and healthy cooperative environment for all parties involved: from the hobbyist to academia, to enterprises. The goal is to design Intellectual Sharing (IS, contrary to Intellectual Property) i.e. digital or analogue circuit open descriptions in different open languages, representing different abstractions till layout, to be studied, improved, shared and reused.

This session includes the following topics:

  • The sustainability of Open Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and Open Hardware on social, environmental and economical aspects of life.
  • Open source EDA with environmental constraints to design sustainable low-power, low-area, sober open-source electronic circuits (Green-IS).
  • Sustainable re-use approach to design IS: open design formats, interfaces, shared libraries facilitating the interaction between open source EDA software.
  • Sustainable re-use solutions for Open EDA software to be compatible with different open flows: open formats, API, shared software libraries.
  • Re-use experiments of IS targeting different PDK: description of the open PDK, compatibility between foundries, process nodes, format compliant with Open Source EDA software, process migration of the IS.
  • Re-use strategy for a sustainable and extended life-time of Hardware: open documentation, interfaces, structure, hierarchy, designed to open and repair.
  • Cooperation and sharing of resources in designing and verifying IS: repository concept, foundations, collaborative project.
  • Sustainable maintenance: how to deal with a sustainable and extended life-time of Open Source EDA and PDK.

Submissions to FSiC2024 Other Sessions

Submissions are open, Available on-line


Participation to the conference is free of charge.

However, given the limited number of places available, places must be reserved in advance by writing to:

fsic2024 'at' with your name and affiliation, and fsic2024-sustainability(at)

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