An excellent review of VLSI cell placement techniques is [Shahookar and Mazumder, 1991]. A general introduction dealing with partitioning, assignment and placement can be found in [Zobrist, 1994][Goto et al., 1986]. Combinatorial algorithms for integrated circuit layout are described in [Lengauer, 1990].
Cyberspace geography visualization - 15 October 1995
Luc Girardin, The Graduate Institute of International Studies