47th Design Automation Conference Submission Deadline for
User Track Technical Presentations Extended

Submission deadline for extended abstracts Monday, January 18, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Colo. –– January 14, 2010 –– The 47th Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to electronic design and design automation (EDA), will once again provide a forum with user-focused technical presentations in 2010. IC designers, application engineers, design flow developers, and vendor-customer teams are invited to submit two-page abstracts describing the real-life issues they faced while using EDA tools to design a complex electronic system. User track contributions may also address the integration of EDA tools within a design flow or any methodology to produce electronic systems. The 47th DAC will take place from June 13-18, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.
The inaugural DAC User Track  in 2009 featured 43 Oral technical presentations and 38 technical posters presented by leading companies such as Cisco Systems, IBM Corp., Intel Corp., Marvell, and Texas Instruments, Inc. Audience response was very positive. Feedback indicated that attendees found great value in the presentations, which provided “in the trenches” experiences with in-house and commercial EDA tools.
"DAC attendees not only acquire information on new tool and methodologies, but also learn the benefits and best practices of using tool flows by attending the User Track," said Alicia Strang of Marvell, User Track Presenter at DAC 2009.
User Track presentations are in the form of either an oral presentation or a poster presentation.  A User Track paper may be problem-specific in scope (e.g., analyzing substrate coupling during floorplanning) or may address a specific application domain (e.g., designing wireless handsets). Initial submissions take the form of a two-page extended abstract, a quick and convenient format for busy practitioners.  Abstract submissions are open now through 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, January 18, 2010.
“The User-Track Poster Session is a very free-flowing process that takes the pressure off of preparing for a full presentation; at the same time, it helps authors convey their ideas in a friendly, interactive and efficient manner,” said Ben Chen of Cisco, User Track Presenter at DAC 2009.
“The DAC User Track provides practical, real-life information on tool use and best practices,” said Sachin Sapatnekar, General Chair, 47th DAC Executive Committee. “Last year’s presentations were especially well received, and our Program Committee looks forward to even more valuable, user-focused sessions again in 2010.”
Submitting Abstracts to the DAC User Track
As stated earlier, the submission process for the User Track simply requires authors to develop a short abstract: a two-page overview of the key challenges, innovations and results. After the submitted abstracts are reviewed, selected authors will be required to provide only a detailed presentation. Authors with accepted presentations and posters may choose to write a more detailed technical paper for online archiving purposes, but paper writing is not a requirement.
User Track abstract submissions will be reviewed by a specialized technical committee comprised of industrial end-users with expertise covering a large range of semiconductor products, design methodologies and tool use. Evaluation criteria can be found in the User Track submission guideline: http://www.dac.com/47th/PDFs/47th_DAC_User_Track_Guidelines.pdf
For more details, please see the User Track Call for Papers on the DAC website --http://www.dac.com/47th/UTinfo.html
About DAC
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, IP and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association of Computing Machinery/Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA).

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