Here are details on some key November dates for potential contributors and exhibitors:
Most important, if you’re a potential contributor or have an idea for a paper, panel, special session, tutorial, workshop, or collocated conference, abstracts and proposals are due November 17. Obviously it’s a major undertaking to prepare a research manuscript. If you’re going that route, you know the drill and probably have already started on your draft. But here’s some good news: proposals for all other types of content, while due the same day, don’t need to be anywhere near as complete.
|DAC t-shirt giveway at ICCAD! Nannette Jordon (MP Associates) with Chuck Alpert (53rd DAC General Chair).|
Oh, and if you’re planning on submitting a research manuscript, take a look at the research categories and see if you can spot the new entry. Give up? It’s “design,” a topic you might think has been there all along. The backstory: Over the last several years, DAC has been successful in soliciting new content on embedded systems and software, IoT, security and automotive. However, we’ve noticed that in the research track, there has been a dearth of design-related papers, which far too often (in my opinion) are presented at other conferences. If you do design research in a university, corporate R&D department, government agency or other research institution, we want you at DAC. We know it doesn’t make sense to have a design automation conference without top-tier research design on the agenda!
Research manuscripts are due November 24 — two days before Thanksgiving. So, if you’re in the United States, you’ll be able to enjoy the holiday with one less deadline hanging over your head.
One last November date for your calendar: If you’re a potential exhibitor and are attending ARM TechCon 2015 in Santa Clara, plan to join us Thursday, November 12. We’ll give you an update on our 2016 plans, including our various promotions. I’ll be there and want to to hear what you have to say and how we can make exhibiting at DAC more worthwhile than ever. The meeting will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Great America 1 room.
Want to receive the best possible rate for DAC or maybe use research/travel money that needs to be spent before year-end? You can go ahead register now for DAC. We opened registration earlier than ever as sort of a quiet experiment. Part of our rationale is that our community is working together year-round and you never know when the time will be right to talk about and register for DAC.
Case in point: I spent time at ICCAD giving away these t-shirts. “Keep Austin Nerdy” is a play on the “Keep Austin Weird” slogan that is well-known here. We gave them away to ICCAD attendees who signed up for the DAC mailing list, which I invite you to join as well, especially if you’re in the Austin area.
Until next month.