The VLSI and Embedded Systems Conference is a joint conference serving as a forum for researchers and designers to present and discuss current topics in VLSI design, electronic design automation, embedded systems, and enabling technologies. It covers the entire spectrum of activities in the two vital areas of very large scale integration (VLSI) and embedded systems, which underpin the semiconductor industry. Two full days of tutorials will be followed by three days of regular paper sessions, special sessions, and embedded tutorials. In conjuction with this, 5th International Workshop RASDAT will be held on the 9th and 10th January. Industry presentation sessions, panel discussions, design contests, Education forum, students conference and industrial exhibits round off the program.