DAC invites you to organize a workshop on emerging topics related to design, design methodologies, and design automation. Workshop proposals should address topics which span the interest of many suppliers and users, and are not for a single vendor to advertise their technology.
DAC workshops are a central part of DAC’s technical program and span anywhere from two to nine hours. The Workshop Organizer is responsible for developing the agenda, selecting, inviting and confirming the speakers, and communicating all workshop details to the DAC office.
DAC’s responsibility for a workshop includes the financial management, setting registration fees, coordinating the logistics of the event and publicity.
||Submission site opens
||Submissions deadline: 5:00pm MT, (-07:00 GMT)
||Workshop Call For Papers posted on the DAC website
|February 22, 2013:
||Workshop Call For Papers deadline
|March 8, 2013:
||Final workshop details due
|June 2, 3 or 6, 2013:
||DAC workshop dates
A. A DAC workshop is a focused meeting spanning from two to nine hours, gathering together 30 or more people interested in a common topic related to design, design methodologies, and design automation for intense discussion and information exchange. The Workshop Organizer is responsible for developing the agenda, selecting, inviting and confirming the speakers, and communicating the workshop details to the DAC office. DAC’s responsibility includes the financial management, setting registration fees, coordinating the logistics of the event, and publicity.
Workshops have multiple presenters from different entities taking the podium to put forth their ideas, and soliciting alternative ideas for discussion. If you envision holding an event where one or more teachers train an audience on an interesting topic, then please submit a DAC Tutorial Proposal instead of a DAC Workshop Proposal.
A. The DAC conference is held in Austin, Texas on June 2 – 6, 2013. The technical program takes places Tuesday - Thursday, June 4 – 6.
DAC workshops will be held on Sunday, June 2, Monday, June 3, or Thursday, June 6.
DAC will select the date for your workshop based on the complete DAC technical program components.
- The workshop must not have obtained any financial sponsorship and/or technical co-sponsorship from any organization. If you have obtained this type of sponsorship, please contact Kathy Embler at Kathy@dac.com for further instructions of where to submit the proposal.
- All workshop content must be hosted on the DAC website. Supplemental web pages hosted other than on the DAC website is not allowed.
- Organizers and Presenters are required to pay a DAC workshop registration fee.
- DAC will provide lunch for all workshops over four hours in length. If your workshop is less than four hours, it will only include a coffee break. Workshop lunches will occur in one dedicated meeting room.
- All workshops must have a minimum of 30 paying attendees or the workshop will be cancelled.
- For DAC branding and publicity purposes, all workshops must have the word “DAC” in the workshop title.
- The workshop call for papers process (if needed) must be completed by February 22, 2013. See timeline above.
You must first download and complete the workshop 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 on 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:.
- The title of the workshop
- Organizer(s) name, affiliation, city, state, country, and email address
- Presenter(s) name, affiliation, city, state, country, and email address
- Abstract of 500 words
- Intended audience
- Topic Area:
- Analog/Mixed-Signal/RF Design
- Bio Design Automation
- Circuit & Interconnect Analysis
- Design for Manufacturability
- Embedded Architecture & Platforms
- Embedded Design Methodology & Case Studies
- Embedded Software
- Embedded System Validation & Verification
- Emerging Technologies
- General Interest
- High-Level & Logic Synthesis
- Low-Power Design & Power Analysis
- Physical Design
- System Level Design & Communication
- User Track
- Verification & Test
Do not submit your workshop proposal until you have confirmed participation of the presenter(s) (if different than the Organizer(s)). Do not wait to find out if your workshop has been accepted before obtaining confirmation
Below are some guidelines that are likely to make the workshop a successful one:
- Pick a Topic. Workshops typically center on emerging topics or topics that typically do not have broad representation in the DAC program. Successful workshops may address technical topics that are thought provoking, or they may be in established areas which benefit from periodic informal interaction and brainstorming. Examples include workshops on new areas in design automation, emerging or hot topics in circuit design and implication in tools and methodologies, “learning” workshops where attendees get overviews of existing or upcoming developments in certain areas of design automation, or “brainstorming” workshops where participants not only deliver presentations, but also generate roadmaps for the future of a subfield.
- Know Your Audience. A workshop targets certain demographic segments and usually has a less broad audience than a typical conference. However, a successful workshop typically has a few groups of ten participants per group. For various reasons (one of them being the economics of running a workshop), we suggest you target an audience of at least 30 people. If the topic you choose is not likely to bring at least 30 participants, then it is perhaps too narrow, or not of sufficient interest at the time of submission.
- Pick a Format. Depending on the type of workshop you are planning to organize, some formats may suit your goals better than others. Typically, for emerging topics where open participation may be limited, invited talks form the main part of the program, while more established topics benefit from an open call for participation. Posters, panels, and focus groups are often used in successful workshops as they involve informal, “unedited” and spontaneous interactions among attendees. A good workshop relies mostly on interaction among attendees, whether they are presenters, panelists, or regular attendees.
- Publicity. DAC has a full and detailed year-long publicity schedule and process. Workshops are an important component in this schedule. Organizers can assist with advertising by contacting colleagues and other industry community members and encourage them to register for the event.
- Workshop Handouts. DAC will provide printing of your workshop handouts only if they meet the following criteria:
- Less than 60 pages
- Black and white Only
- Double Sided
Workshops cannot produce any proceedings.
A. If the event is on a new, emerging topic, a workshop is probably best. More established topics are usually more suitable for tutorials. If you think the event would benefit from interaction among attendees in the form of panels or focus groups, you should submit your proposal as a workshop. You can also check with the Tutorial Chair (see contact information below) to see what would work best.
A. The event is most likely more suitable for a tutorial, not a workshop. A single speaker does not bring enough variety in topics discussed, and therefore is not suitable for a workshop format.
DAC is in the business of selling space to companies or institutions who would like to teach the market about their products. Such entities should contact the Susie Horn
, Director of Exhibit Operations for information on how to get such space. The DAC Workshop program is intended to help gather together people from multiple entities to collaborate on the development of a new and/or emerging topic.
A. DAC does require all organizers and presenters to pay the workshop fee. This workshop fee includes access to all DAC Keynote sessions, workshop coffee breaks and luncheon (if the workshop is a full day event).
A. No, DAC will not produce proceedings for workshops, nor will DAC reimburse the organizer for any expenses.
A. Yes, you may have a poster session at your workshop. Based on the room size, this may be in the main hallway outside of your room. Please note that DAC does not provide any printing services for workshop posters.
- To provide all necessary information by each deadline.
- Communication to workshop speakers about changes, updates, etc.
- Communicate all changes and updates to DAC in a timely manner.
A. DAC reserves the right to cancel the workshop if low registration dictates this action. Notification of change in schedule or cancellation will be made no later than May 9, 2013. The minimum attendance for all workshops is 30 paid registrants.
DAC is dedicated to the success of the workshop program! Once the selection is final, you will be sent detailed guidelines and deadlines to assist you with your planning.