2014 tracks include front-end silicon design, back-end silicon design
and embedded software and systems
DAC is the yearly not-to-miss occasion for the worldwide community of system designers, system architects, IC designers, embedded system designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, and senior managers, executives, researchers and academics in the electronics field.
“The focus of the Designer Track is on the design tool user community,” said Designer Track co-chairs
Submissions may describe the application of tools to the design of a novel electronic system or the integration of EDA tools within a design flow or methodology to produce such systems. A submission may be problem-specific in scope (e.g., hardware/software-based architecture exploration, analyzing substrate coupling during floorplanning) or may address a specific application domain (e.g., designing wireless handsets). The Designer Track differs from vendor-specific user forums in that it is not tied to a specific EDA vendor.
For the 2014 Technical Track, regular submissions (in the form of a slide presentation) will be accepted in the following categories:
- Front-end silicon design (FE): Front-end architecture, design and verification of current day system-on-chip (SoC) including major components such as CPU, GPU, and DSP. Front-end design of entire SoC sub-systems such as graphics, multimedia and modem.
- Back-end silicon design (BE): Back-end design and verification of current day SoC, major sub-systems and constituent components (CPU, GPU and DSP). Relevant topics include (but are not limited to) physical design, clock tree generation, timing closure, verification, and design rule checking.
- Embedded software and systems (ESS): Compilers (CPU, GPU, DSP) and programming aids, parallelizing tools, test and verification, operating system (including RTOS), virtual platform, virtual machines and run time environments.
Presentation and Poster Format
Based on Program Committee evaluation, Designer Track submissions may be accepted in either i) presentation and poster form, or ii) poster-only form. A Best Presentation award — based on both the quality of the submission and the DAC presentation itself — will be selected from the Designer Track presentations. Accepted Designer Track presentations and posters are not included in the DAC proceedings. However, accepted Designer Track submissions (both posters and presentation slides) will be made available on the DAC website after the conference as a part of the DAC Archives.
The submission site opens
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