The following are required for your submission:
Submission Opens - October 12, 2017
Submission Deadline - January 23, 2018
Accept/Reject Notification - March 15, 2018
The following guidelines should be followed when preparing your slides for submission:
*Note: The presentation format described above is what is required for your submission to be reviewed by the Technical Program committee to decide Accept/Reject. The final presentation delivered at DAC will be made up of a Title slide, Author slide and 12 content slides. The expectation is that the final presentation will expand on the submission presentation.
To spare experts from industry the many hours of preparation associated with a regular manuscript submission, Designer Track submissions are in the form of a 6-slide PowerPoint presentation. Authors of the highest quality submissions will be invited to present their work in Designer Track sessions at the conference and a poster on same subject during a Designer Track poster session. Other authors may also be invited to present a poster during a Designer Track poster session.
The Designer Track is aimed at industry experts in hardware/IP design and embedded systems and software developers. This complements DAC’s strong research focus on algorithms and methodology. The Designer Track aims to illustrate benefits and challenges of EDA tool usage, the process of creating successful hardware and software products and/or IP, and to provide educational and networking benefits for both end-users and tool developers. Naturally, the topics cut across hardware (GPU/CPU/SOC/ASIC/FPGA/Memory) and software design, IP and automation, given the rise of highly integration systems in today’s design projects. For 2018, we also extend the contents to Auto, IOT and Security areas and the detailed sub-categories can be found at DAC website.
The Designer Track is intended specifically for practitioners. Whether you are an EDA tool user, hardware or software designer, application engineer, engineering manager, or a consultant, the Designer Track is an ideal place to meet and share your experiences.
For more information, please visit the Designer Track Speaker Resource Center.
No. However, some Designer Track materials (both posters and presentation slides) will be made available if the authors gave permission on the DAC website after the conference as a part of the DAC Archive.
The Designer Track provides an EDA vendor-agnostic and objective forum for designers, IP developers and EDA tool users. To this end, Designer Track submissions that are essentially marketing material from any company will be rejected. On the other hand, joint customer/vendor submissions written from the perspective of the designer/developer are encouraged and are a valuable part of the Designer Track.
Sure! Links to example slide presentations from previous years can be found in the DAC Archive.
No. But you are required to follow the submission and formatting guidelines provided on the Designer Track webpage at the DAC website.
No. All authors should be included at submission.
No. While we sympathize with your situation (many of us have been there), we have a tight schedule and are unable to accommodate late submissions. If your company permits, you may submit your work for review by DAC technical program committee without such approval. However, you must obtain appropriate legal, copyright, and any other needed permission well ahead of the deadline for submission of final presentation and/or poster, if your submission is accepted for presentation in either format. You’ll not be able to present any work at the Designer Track of DAC without suitable permission from your company.
Where do I submit?
All submissions will occur electronically through the DAC website.
Authors of accepted presentations will be allocated 15 minutes in a Designer Track session; 13 minutes for the presentation, 1 minute for wrap-up, and 1 minute for Q/A and transition to the next speaker. In addition, presenters are required to setup a poster describing their work (see below for poster guidelines) at one of the Designer Track poster sessions and be available for one hour to discuss their work with interested attendees. This provides an opportunity for extended discussion with interested members of the audience.
Each author is allocated a 42” tall x 36” wide area for a poster. Designer Track poster sessions will run for one hour, and may include 20-30 posters. Poster authors are welcome to distribute additional material to interested attendees at the poster session. Such material can include extended abstracts and whitepapers.
Designer Track posters are presented during Designer Track poster sessions. Designer Track presentations are oral presentations similar to those in the DAC research track. Designer Track presentations are scheduled in sessions that run parallel to the rest of the DAC program and also include a poster presentation at a Designer Track poster session.
We seek a wide variety of contributions from system engineers, hardware designers, IP developers, embedded systems and software developers, application engineers, automotive electronics developers, security experts, IoT experts, and EDA vendor/customer teams. Documented EDA tool use may target electronic design and system design at all levels of abstraction and across all application domains. EDA tool marketing material is strongly discouraged and will be rejected.
Yes! Best Presentation awards will be selected from the Designer Track. The awards will be based on the quality of the slides and the presentation given at DAC. The final selection will be made at the conference by an award committee. The Best Presentation Award will be announced in the DAC general session just before the Thursday Keynote.
Yes. DAC conference registration is required in order to participate in the Designer Track, but both Designer Track speakers and any participants who want to attend only the Designer Track sessions, Keynotes, and the Exhibit Floor at DAC are eligible for a discounted registration rate in the “Designer Special” registration package. Please see the DAC registration website for more details.
Remember that your slides must be presented in 13 minutes, plus 1 minute for wrap-up. Presenting meaningful content in a short time is challenging and requires careful thought and planning. Guidelines for preparing your final presentation are provided in the Designer Track Speaker Resource Center. Example presentations from previous years can also be found in the DAC Archives.
Please address any unanswered questions to Zhuo Li, 55th DAC Designer Track Chair.
Designer Track submissions may describe the overall design and/or application of tools for creating the hardware, IP and/or software components of a novel electronic system. We specifically seek contributions from system engineers, hardware designers, embedded software developers, application engineers, and vendor/customer teams. Documented tool use may target electronic design and system design at all levels of abstraction and across all application domains. Regular submissions will be accepted in the following categories:
Front end architecture, design and verification of current day System-on-Chip (SoC) including major components such as CPU, GPU, and DSP. Front end design of entire SoC sub-systems such as graphics, multimedia and modem.
Back end design and verification of current day SoC, major sub-systems and constituent components (CPU, GPU and DSP). Relevant topics include (and not limited to) physical design, clock tree generation, timing closure, physical verification, and design rule checking.
Compilers (CPU, GPU, DSP) and programming aids, parallelizing tools, test and verification, operating system (including RTOS), virtual platform, virtual machines and run time environments.
All Designer Track presentations that are accepted to DAC will be required by ACM to sign an AV Permission form. Please note: Paper forms are no longer accepted and ACM will not accept any addenda to their forms.
The AV Permission form will be sent to accepted authors electronically, and authors will be required to complete an electronic version of one of three available form options through the ACM submission system in order to participate in the conference.
Any issues/questions authors have regarding the copyright form or ACM Policy may be addressed to ACM.
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