Panel Call for Proposals

Submission Format | Timeline | Review Process | Categories |

There are multiple options for panels at DAC: 

  • Research Panels are organized as sessions within the technical conference program. Panels are intended to be of broad interest and attract a large audience. Panel topics should be interesting and timely, and the panels themselves should be engaging and informative. Each Research Panel is 60 minutes long.
  • If you are interested in submitting a panel to one of our Engineering Tracks, please reach out to the specific Track Chair (in the Contact Information section of this page).

A good panel session explores a single high-level issue or question and includes representatives of differing viewpoints. Controversy is appropriate and encouraged. The topic should be relevant to multiple segments of DAC attendees. This year DAC has the following topic areas: Automotive, Design, EDA, ESS, Cloud Computing, IP, Artificial Intelligence, and Security. See the Submission Categories tab below for more information.

We encourage the submission of ideas and suggestions for panel topics. The DAC Panels Chair will do their best to collaborate with the panel proposers to shape and refine the suggestions and to finalize the slate of panel speakers. Submitters of panel suggestions that are chosen for the conference will be recognized in the final conference program. All panels, panel speakers and moderators must receive final approval from the DAC Executive Committee, which takes into consideration the topics and the participants of all conference sessions to provide a diverse set of topics, participants and perspectives.

Note:  All panelist and moderators are required to register for the conference (a single day registration pass is acceptable). All registration waivers and exceptions will require the General Chair approval prior to the panel acceptance.


Submission Format

Please submit as much information as possible about your Panel suggestion in the web form:

  • The title of the Panel
  • Abstract, at most 500 words
  • Organizer(s) name(s), affiliation, city, state, country, and email address
  • Suggested moderator’s name, affiliation, city, state, country and email address
  • Suggested panelists’ names, bios, viewpoints, affiliations, city, state, country and email addresses
  • Intended audience
  • Controversy: What are the differing points of views that will be represented? For a panel to be interesting, it must be controversial.
  • If a similar panel has been presented at DAC or a related conference in the recent past, please indicate why the topic is relevant for presentation in 2021.

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Timeline

  • October 1 to November 22: Call for Contributions site is OPEN.
  • March 1: Accept/Reject notifications will be sent out 
  • April 29: Speaker registration deadline
  • July 10: The Design Automation Conference begins! 

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Review Process and Selection

Each submission will be evaluated by the Panels Chair, who may refine the proposals and the slate of speakers to better fit the conference program. The Panels Chair will then work with the proposers of accepted panel submissions to finalize them for inclusion in the program. Proposers of accepted panels will be acknowledged in the DAC program (online and in print) and in the DAC proceedings.

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Submission Categories

Topic Areas

Please select up to two of the following Topic Areas:

Artificial Intelligence EDA
Autonomous Systems Embedded Systems & Software (ESS)
Design IP
Cloud Security

Keywords

Please select up to three of the following Keywords:

AI Cloud Computing Interconnects/Networking System Security
Analog & Mixed Signal Emerging Technologies IoT Test/Manufacturing/
Reliability/Safety
Architecture & System Design Front End Design Low Power Verification/Validation
Automotive Hardware Security Machine Learning  
Back End Design Implementation Security & Privacy  

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