Panel Proposals

There are three panel options when submitting a proposal, which include Research Panels, Designer Track Panels, and IP Track Panels.
 
Research Panels are organized as sessions within the technical conference program. Panels are intended to be of broad interest and attract a large audience. Panel topics should be interesting and timely, and the panels themselves should be engaging and informative. Each Research Panel is 60 minutes long.
 
Designer Track Panels - The Designer Track is industry focused and is targeted specifically at practitioners. Whether you are an EDA tool user, hardware designer, software engineer or architect, application engineer, consultant, or an engineering manager, the Designer Track is an ideal place to meet and share your experiences. Each Designer Track Panel is 90 minutes long.
 
IP Track Panels – The IP Track is industry focused and is targeted specifically at practitioners. Whether you are an EDA tool user, hardware designer, software engineer or architect, IP provider, IP core user, application engineer, consultant, or an engineering manager, the IP Track is an ideal place to meet and share your experiences. Each IP Track Panel is 90 minutes long.
 
A good panel session explores a single high-level issue or question and includes representatives of differing viewpoints. Controversy is appropriate and encouraged. The topic should be relevant to multiple segments of DAC attendees. This year DAC has the following topic areas: Automotive, Design, EDA, ESS, IoT, IP, Machine Learning/AI, and Security/Privacy. See the Submission Categories tab below for more information.
 
We encourage the submission of ideas and suggestions for panel topics. The conference organizing committee will do its best to collaborate with the panel proposers to shape and refine the suggestions and to finalize the slate of panel speakers. Submitters of panel suggestions that are chosen for the conference will be recognized in the final conference program. All panels, panel speakers and moderators must receive final approval from the DAC Executive Committee, which takes into consideration the topics and the participants of all conference sessions to provide a diverse set of topics, participants and perspectives.