The panel topic should be interesting, timely, informative, and enlightening. Be sure to keep those qualifications in mind as you develop your topic ideas and panelist list. The topic should be relevant to one or more segments of DAC attendees. A good panel session explores a single, high-level issue or question and has representatives of differing viewpoints. Controversy is appropriate and encouraged; bickering and personal attacks are not. Sales pitches are inappropriate in a DAC panel.
DAC reserves the right to reject or to restructure panel proposals including the composition of the panelist and the selection of the moderators. Accept/reject notifications will be sent by March 2013.
| September 7
||Submission site OPENS
||Submissions deadline: 5:00pm MT (-07:00 GMT)
|March 6, 2013
||Accept/reject notification will be sent based on whether the initial panel suggestion was used in an actual panel.
A Technical Panel is a 90-minute session; typically with three to seven participants (including the moderator) in a theatre style setting among a seated audience of up to 325 people.
A DAC Pavilion Panel takes place on the DAC exhibit floor in an exhibit booth named the DAC Pavilion. This forum is a 45 to 60-minute panel with three to four participants (including the moderator) in a talk-show-like informal setting with an audience of about 100 people.
A. The panel topic should be interesting, timely, informative, and enlightening. Be sure to keep those qualifications in mind as you develop your topic ideas and panelist list. The topic should be relevant to one or more segments of DAC attendees. A good panel session explores a single, high-level issue or question and has representatives of differing viewpoints. Controversy is appropriate; bickering and personal attacks are not. Sales pitches are inappropriate in a DAC panel.
A. No, panels will not be required to prepare a paper for the 2013 DAC Proceedings.
A. Panel suggestions may include any topics that might appeal to the design automation community. DAC continues to seek suggestions for core EDA topics such as verification, timing, physical design, test, and design for manufacturability. In addition, DAC encourages panel submissions in hot topic areas such as low power, embedded software, advanced technology challenges, the emergence/challenges of new industry practices or standards, cloud computing and EDA, Social media and EDA, etc.
The Panel Committee determines which and how many panels are included in the program, as well as their placement in the conference schedule. Panel suggestions are used as a base for panel creation. The Panel Committee constructs panels based on:
- The completeness of the panel suggestion.
- The degree of controversy, if applicable, and the variety of viewpoints represented by panelists.
- The breadth of interest in the area and the timeliness of the topic.
- How well the topic fits within the overall content of the conference.
- Quality of the suggested participants.
The Panel Committee may decide to take a panel suggestion and morph it, e.g., by changing the title, focus, and picking alternative panelists. The accept /reject notification will be sent based on whether the initial panel suggestion was used in the construction of the actual panel.
A. The following roles are associated with DAC panels:
Panel Organizer: The organizer generates the initial idea, proposes the moderator and panelists for the chosen topic. The Organizer(s) is encouraged to propose panelists with differing, interesting viewpoints on the proposed topic.
DAC Panel Committee: The Panel Committee is responsible to approve/reject the proposed panels. They may make alterations to the panelists and moderators. The Committee may choose only a subset, or none, of the proposed panelists and moderator. They may also initiate new panel ideas and solicit an organizer to help with its organization.
Moderator: The Moderator introduces the topic and the panelists, manages the discussion during the panel presentation, and directs the question and answer segment of the panel. Moderators must be capable of controlling the discussion and should be prepared with questions that will highlight distinctions between the panelists' viewpoints. (The organizer and moderator may be the same person)
Panelists: The Panelists state their positions on the panel topic, participate in the panel discussion, and participate in the audience Q&A segment of the event.
You must first download and complete the panel proposal slide template here
. You will attach this completed file to your submission form (either in .ppt, .pptx or .pdf format). When you complete the submission slide template, be sure to complete all of the required fields. Submissions with missing information in the slide template or the web form will be at a disadvantage.
The .pptx attachment is MANDATORY
and is what the Committee will use to base their decision upon. It is best to have these items ready before completing the submission process:
- Panel type - Technical Panel or DAC Pavilion Panel
- Abstract - Sell the panel in 60 words or less
- Proposed panelists -Names, affiliations, job title, email, city, state, country
- Confirmed moderator - Name, affiliation, job title, email, city, state, country
- Organizer(s) information - Names, affiliations, job title, email, city, state, country.
- Short bios/viewpoints of the panelists - Summarize the qualifications for choosing the proposed panelists and how their experience will strengthen the session.
- Backup panelist/moderator - Name, affiliation, job title, email, city, state, country
- Detailed Descirption - Summarize the content of the proposal and the viewpoints to be discussed/debated during the panel. Describe the proposed format of the panel and if you are suggenting a non-traditional format, please explain why
- Is the panel similar to a panel held at a previous DAC? - If so, give the title, year, and a brief explanation of how the proposed panel is similar
A. Yes. Panels on similar topics can be presented in different ways and with different perspectives.
Please go to the DAC Archives
for previously accepted panels. Click on the file cabinet, check the box for a specific DAC year.
A. DAC will send you an update by March 6, 2013 on the status of your proposal. The Panel Committee will attempt to work with the original Organizer in refining the panel, but if this is not successful, another Organizer may be appointed or the Panel Committee will organize it internally. Panelists will be finalized through the Panel Committee working with the Organizer. DAC reserves the right to restructure all panel proposals.
For additional information, email Magdy Abadir
DAC Panel Committee Chair.