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The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the premier Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and silicon solution event. DAC features over 50 technical sessions covering the latest in design methodologies and EDA tool developments and an Exhibition and Demo Suite area with over 250 of the leading EDA, silicon and IP Providers.
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The 38th DAC
will be held in Las Vegas,
June 18 -22, 2001.
In the meantime, check out the NEW features on this post-conference site like the DAC floor and DAC talks -- video-on-demand recordings, synched with powerpoint slides -- of key 37th DAC sessions.
DAC is the premier conference devoted to Design Automation (DA) and the application of DA tools in designing electronic systems. Five types of submissions are invited: regular papers, special topic sessions, panels, tutorials, and design contest entries.
All types of submissions MUST be made electronically to the DAC web site
NO later than October 27, 2000, 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time
(with the exception of the Student Design Contest).
DESIGN TOOLS TRACK: The Design Tools track (T) is devoted to contributions to the research and development of design tools and the supporting algorithms.
T0.1 Fundamental CAD Algorithms, e.g., BDDs, graph coloring, partitioning
T1.1 Electrical-level circuit and timing simulation
T1.2 Discrete simulation
T1.3 Critical path analysis and timing verification
T1.4 Power estimation
T2.1 Testing, fault modeling and simulation, TPG, test validation and DFT
T2.2 Design and implementation verification (excluding layout verification)
T3.1 Floorplanning and placement
T3.2 Global and detailed routing
T3.3 Module generation and compaction, transistor sizing and cell library optimization, layout verification
T4.1 Technology independent, combinational logic synthesis
T4.2 Technology dependent logic synthesis, library mapping, interactions between logic design and layout
T4.3 Sequential and asynchronous logic synthesis and optimization
T4.4 High-level synthesis
T5.1 Interconnect and packaging modeling and extraction
T5.2 Signal integrity and reliability analysis
T5.3 Analog and mixed-signal design tools and RF
T5.4 Microsensor and microactuator design tools
T5.5 Statistical design and yield maximization
T6.1 Frameworks, intertool communication, WWW-based tools and databases
EMBEDDED SYSTEMS TOPICS: Embedded Systems are characterized by mixed hardware and software components with limited processing, I/O and storage resources. The increasing role played by software components and their associated support introduces a host of new system design issues. To focus on these, the 38th DAC will have embedded systems sessions covering both the ³tools² and the ³methods² aspects of the following topics:
E1 Embedded Systems Hardware: system-on-a-chip, IP re-use
E2 Embedded Systems Software: run-time schedulers, middleware, compilers
E3 HW/SW Codesign: specification languages, interfaces and integration, partitioning, synthesis
E4 Validation: debug, performance estimation and analysis, co-simulation
E5 Applications: application-architecture interaction, networked and distributed systems, multimedia systems
DESIGN METHODS TRACK: The Design Methods track (M) deals with innovative methodologies for the design of electronic circuits and systems, as well as creative experiences with design automation in state-of-the-art designs. Submissions for this track will be judged on how innovatively tools are combined into a new methodology that is effectively applied to real-world design problems. Design methodologies and case studies for specific design tasks
Design methodologies and case studies for specific design tasks
M1.1 Design entry and specification
M1.2 Simulation, analysis, modeling and estimation M1.3 Verification, test and debugging
M1.4 Physical design, module generation, design for manufacturing
M1.5 Logic and high-level synthesis and optimization Design methodologies and case studies for specific application domains and platforms
Design methodologies and case studies for specific application domains and platforms
M2.1 Configurable computing, FPGA and rapid prototyping
M2.2 Integration of heterogeneous implementation technologies (embedded DRAM, etc.)
M2.3 Deep sub-micron: signal integrity, interconnect modeling and extraction
M2.4 High-performance design: timing, clocking and power distribution
M2.5 Low power design
M2.6 Analog, mixed signal, and RF design
M2.7 Process technologies, extraction and modeling of new devices (such as nanotechnologies)
M2.8 MEMS, sensors, actuators Integration and management of DA systems
Integration and management of DA systems
M3.1 Management of DA systems, design interfaces, standards
M3.2 Distributed, networked, and collaborative design
M3.3 Intellectual property, design re-use and design libraries
Proposals should not exceed two pages in length and should describe the topic and intended audience. They must include a list of all participants, including the moderator for panels. Tutorial proposals must include a bulleted outline of covered topics. Special Topic Sessions may be either independent papers with a common theme or a set of closely related papers describing an overall system. In both cases, independent reviews of each paper and evaluation of the session as a whole will be used to select sessions. Proposals for Special Topic Sessions should be submitted along with the list of papers to be included in the session and should describe the session¹s theme. These proposals and paper submissions must be electronically submitted no later than October 27, 2000, 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time.
Submissions of original electronic designs (circuit or system), developed by graduate or undergraduate students after June 1999 are invited. There will be two categories: Operational (implemented and tested) and Conceptual (detailed simulations with test plan). Submissions should contain the title of the project, a 60-word abstract and a complete description of the design, not exceeding 6000 words in length. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts - criteria include originality, soundness of engineering, measured performance and written quality. Cash prizes will be awarded in each category and selected designs will be presented and exhibited at the conference. To permit a blind review, do not include name(s) or affiliation(s) of the author(s) on the manuscript or abstract. Submission deadline for the design contest is December 15, 2000. For more information, click here.
Again this year: DAC Submissions must be made electronically. Reference the DAC web site for instructions on electronic submissions. The DAC web site Papers Submission Area becomes available September 1, 2000.
Be prepared to submit two files: 1) a paper abstract of approximately 60 words. 2) the paper itself of no more than 6000 words. Both should be submitted in PDF or Postscript format (preferably PDF)
The following information will be needed when submitting your paper:
Name, affiliation, and complete address for each author.
A designated contact person including his/her phone #, fax #, and email address.
A designated presenter, should the paper be accepted.
A list of topic numbers (taken from the lists above) most clearly matching the content of the paper. This list should be ordereded by relevance.
The following statement: ³All appropriate organizational approvals for the publication of this paper have been obtained. If accepted, the author(s) will prepare the final manuscript in time for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings and will present the paper at the Conference.²
Authors of accepted papers must sign a copyright release form for their paper. Authors must also provide a copy of their presentation materials and grant permission for the publication of the presentation and presentation materials on the DAC web site.
To permit a blind review, do not include name(s) or affiliation(s) of the author(s) on the manuscript or abstract. The papers will be reviewed as finished papers. Preliminary submissions will be at a disadvantage. Notice of acceptance will be mailed to the contact person by February 19, 2001.