Submission: Now Closed
From the beginning, the submission process for the Designer Track was intended to spare authors the many hours of preparation associated with a regular manuscript submission. This year, we are making changes to further streamline the process. Instead of two submission rounds, there will be a single submission round. Authors will submit their work in the form of a slide deck suitable for presentation at the conference. Submitted slide decks should include speaker notes that explain the material on the slides. If accepted, final slide decks and/or posters should be updated with the latest results and to reflect feedback from the reviewers.
The Designer Track has two components: a presentation track that runs parallel to other DAC tracks and a poster track. Authors of accepted submissions will be invited to present a poster during a Designer Track poster session. Authors of particularly high-quality submissions will be invited to present their work as a talk during a regular DT session. Designer Track presentations and posters are not included in the DAC Proceedings; however, DT material will be posted on the DAC website after the conference.
Steps to Submit to Designer Track:
- Submissions are limited to 17 total slides (14 + 3 submission-specific slides). Remember that a DAC presentation is 14 minutes long.
- Submissions must be in PDF or PowerPoint format. If in PDF, please ensure that the speaker notes are visible.
- Consistent with DAC policy, company logos may appear only on the title slide.
- Slide 1: Title, author names and affiliations
- Slide 2 (only for submission): Name, affiliation, phone number and email addresses for all authors. Authors may NOT be added after the confirmation forms are returned (once the abstract is selected), so be sure to list all authors in the initial submission.
- Slide 3 (only for submission): One to two-paragraph abstract
- Because a good presentation is a combination of slides and verbal explanations, each slide should be explained in the speaker notes. The program committee will depend on the speaker notes to fully evaluate your submission. Enough detail must be provided for the program committee to evaluate the potential quality and interest of a poster or presentation at DAC. Slides without sufficient speaker notes will not satisfy this requirement.
- Include an introduction that specifies the context and motivation of the submission. Examples: Identify challenges associated with the design task at hand, clarify where in the design process the tools are used, explain why the problem addressed is of interest to the audience.
- Include details on the specific contributions of your work. Examples: Innovative use of tools to achieve a specific goal, user enhancements to the tool and/or tool flow, dealing with scalability, details of integrating IP, study of design trade-offs, interfacing with manufacturing.
- Include a summary that highlights the main results of your work. Results are needed to evaluate the impact of your contribution. Metrics that could be used include productivity enhancement, improved quality of silicon, decreased complexity, and reduced time-to-market.
- Important: Ensure that you have the necessary legal, trademark, copyright, and/or organizational approval needed to submit your presentation. Take appropriate steps to get this approval early, as the submissions deadline cannot be extended.