Louisville, CO –– June 25, 2013 ––This year, the Design Automation Conference (DAC) celebrated its 50th anniversary. To honor significant contributions to DAC over the course of the conference’s history, an anniversary banquet was held on June 5th, 2013, with awards given in Author, Exhibitor and Volunteer categories.
Authors who had published prolifically at DAC, whose papers had been most cited, or who won the most Best Paper awards were lauded. Vendors that had exhibited for 10 years or more, or made contributions to DAC that had a significant impact on the course of the conference, were recognized. Volunteers were awarded for service to DAC in categories such as: generating the 50th DAC Research Awards; providing leadership over the last 49 years; creating innovative tracks such as Management Day, Designer Track, and Work in Progress.
“The success of DAC each year depends on the contributions of so many individuals that it is always hard to single out any one person or one company,” said Yervant Zorian, general chair of the 50th DAC. “However, the award winners at the anniversary banquet had gained the recognition of their peers over the course of many years, and we are pleased to have been able to honor them for helping DAC make history over the past half century.”
Zorian presided over the awards dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas, outlining contributions made by award winners for last five decades. Forty-one awards were given to 180+ people or organizations. Full details on each award and recipients can be found at www.dac.com.
Highlights of the evening included the award for the longest publication streak at DAC, which went to Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, who had papers published at 23 consecutive DACs, from 1985 to2007. Three “Odd Couple” awards went to authors who had published 20 or more papers together.
The evening concluded with DAC’s co-founder, Pat Pistilli, being awarded the DAC Foundation Award and with 27 chairs of the past 50 DACs on the stage.
Photos of the event can be found at the Design Automation Conference Facebook page.
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for electronic design automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its exhibition and suite area with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, intellectual property (IP) and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design.
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