Open Call for Contributions, topic areas include: Design, EDA, Embedded Systems and Software, Machine Learning/AI, Intellectual Property, IoT, Automotive and Security
LOUISVILLE, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 25, 2017 — For 55 years, the Design Automation Conference (DAC) has been recognized as the premier conference on leading-edge research and practice in tools and methodologies for the design and automation of electronic circuits and systems. DAC continues to offer the semiconductor and electronic design industry outstanding education, training, exhibits and networking opportunities for a worldwide community of designers, researchers, tool developers and vendors. The Technical Program Committee for DAC 2018 is soliciting high-quality submissions on design research, design practices and design automation for the Research Track, Designer Track and IP Track on the following topics: Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Embedded Systems and Software (ESS), Design, IP, the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automotive, and Security. The first submission deadline is November 14, 2017. The 55th DAC will be held at Moscone Center West in San Francisco, CA from June 24 - 28, 2018.
Submissions are also being sought after for special sessions; poster sessions; panels; workshops; work-in-progress, and tutorials under the same topics highlighted above. Focused session topics are outlined briefly below. All submission details can be found at https://dac.com/call-for-contributions.
EDA is becoming ever more important with the continuous scaling of semiconductor devices and the growing complexities of their use in circuits and systems. Demands for lower power, higher reliability and more agile electronic systems raise new challenges to both design and design automation of such systems. For the past five decades, the primary focus of research track at DAC has been to showcase leading-edge research and practice in tools and methodologies for the design of circuits and systems.
DAC's EDA technical program has been ensuring the best-in-class solutions that promise to advance EDA.
Embedded systems are an increasingly interesting, disruptive, and challenging field for designs ranging from mobile devices to medical devices to industrial and beyond. Embedded systems design is the art of choosing and designing the proper combination of hardware and software components to achieve system-level design goals like speed, efficiency, reliability, security and safety. Embedded software is of growing importance in embedded systems of all kinds.
The Embedded Systems and Software sessions at DAC provide a forum for discussing the challenges of embedded design and an opportunity for leaders in the industry and in academia to come together to exchange ideas and roadmaps for the future of this rapidly expanding area.
The design challenges faced by the industry require cross-domain interaction of researchers and practitioners working on electronic design (circuit, architecture, and embedded systems design) and researchers working on design methodologies and tools. DAC serves this need by covering design as a topic area in the research track, in addition to organizing a dedicated designer track for practitioners.
The design topics covered in the research track include the design of cyber-physical and Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems, SoC architectures, accelerator-based computing, emerging models of computation such as brain-inspired and quantum computing, digital and analog circuits, and emerging device technologies.
Separately the Designer Track allows tool users to share challenges and benefits of different tools, flows, and methodologies. In addition, it provides excellent opportunities for education and networking between end users and tool developers. There is no other way to improve your design IQ in such a short amount of time than to attend the Designer Track.
Design-focused content can either be submitted to the regular Research Track or to the Designer Track.
DAC provides a forum for presenting and discussing the challenges of Intellectual Property (IP) development, verification, integration and management. It also provides an opportunity for leaders in the industry and academia to come together to exchange ideas and roadmaps for the future for this rapidly expanding area. IP content will be highlighted in both the Research Track and the IP Track.
The IP Track brings together the users and the creators of IP to discuss
both the benefits and challenges of using IP to accelerate the
development of new electronics devices, as well as improving the quality
of the devices. This Track provides educational and networking benefits
for IP core designers, users, and IP ecosystem providers from across the