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Technical Report

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Abstract or Description

Abstract: "We introduce a new mechanism for planning and managing the VLSI design process. This mechanism significantly enhances the capabilities of CAD frameworks, relieving designers from dealing with low level details, thereby allowing them to concentrate on the more innovative aspects of design. A model for representing design processes is described. A prototype design process manager, called Minerva, that uses this model is presented."