ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, www.acm.org is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.
The ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation has a long history of supporting conferences and the EDA profession. In addition to sponsoring the major EDA and embedded systems conferences including DAC, SIGDA sponsors ICCAD, DATE, ASP-DAC, and ESWeek plus approximately 15 premier symposia and workshops. SIGDA provides a broad array of additional resources to our members, to students and professors, and to the EDA profession in general. SIGDA organizes the University Booth and Ph.D. Forum, Design Automation Summer School, SIGDA Member Meeting, etc., at DAC, and the CADathlon, Student Research Competition and ACM SIGDA Member Meeting at ICCAD, and also funds various scholarships and awards including Outstanding New Faculty Award and Outstanding Dissertation Award. Other benefits provided to SIGDA members include the SIGDA's E-Newsletter containing information on upcoming conferences and funding opportunities, SIGDA News highlighting most relevant events in EDA and semiconductor industry, and the "What is...?" column that brings to the attention of EDA professionals the most recent topics of interest in design automation. For further information on SIGDA's programs and resources, visit www.sigda.org.
IEEE/Council on Electronic Design Automation
The IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology, with 375,000 members across 160 countries. The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) provides a single focal point for all EDA activities across six major IEEE societies (Circuits & Systems, Computer, Electron Devices, Solid State Circuits, Antennas & Propagation, and Microwave Theory & Techniques). The Council sponsors or co-sponsors over a dozen key EDA conferences, including the Design Automation Conference (DAC), and the International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) and events at Embedded Systems Week (ESWeek). The Council also publishes the IEEE Transactions on CAD, as well as the IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, and sponsors active technical committees like the DATC and CANDE. Since its founding, the Council has expanded its support of emerging areas within EDA such as nanoscale systems, sponsored new initiatives including the Distinguished Speaker Series and is increasing recognition of members of the EDA profession via awards such as the A. Richard Newton Award, Phil Kaufmann Award, and Early Career Award. The Council welcomes new volunteers and local chapters. For more information on CEDA, visit:
IEEE CEDA Representative
The EDA Consortium (EDAC) is the international association of companies that provide tools and services enabling engineers to create the world's electronic products. EDAC addresses issues that are common to its members and the community they serve. Key ongoing initiatives include addressing international export regulations affecting the EDA industry, coordinating software license management and anti-piracy efforts, publishing a quarterly Market Statistics Service (MSS) report, publication of an industry Operating Systems Roadmap, and numerous educational and networking events throughout the year. EDAC member companies are eligible for a 10% discount on DAC exhibit booth and suite space. Contact the EDA Consortium today about sponsorship and membership opportunities. For more information on the EDA Consortium, visit: www.edac.org.