LOUISVILLE, Colo - The 46th Design Automation Conference (DAC) today announced that this year’s program will include a “Community-Driven” DAC Pavilion Panel for the first time, featuring a topic chosen by the DAC community. The new community-driven selection process is part of DAC’s ongoing efforts to ensure its program addresses the needs of IC designers and design tool users, as well as EDA developers and researchers.
Members of the DAC community are invited to visit http://tinyurl.com/pavilionpanel to vote for their favorite of four topics by May 31. The four timely topics cover wearable sensor networks, power scavenging, the collision of mobile and PC technologies, and career survival advice during the current economic situation. The topic that receives the most votes will be presented in the DAC Pavilion on Wednesday, July 29 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The panelists and moderator will be announced on June 15, 2009. DAC will take place July 26 – 31, 2009 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
“DAC has always been about the design community – designers, tool users, the EDA vendors, and academia,” said Rich Goldman, chairman of the Pavilion Panel Committee. “Now we have a great way for the design community to get directly involved in setting the Pavilion Program. I encourage everyone to participate in this opportunity. Vote for your favorite panel.”
The Community-Driven Panel Topics are:
Topic 1: Wearable Sensor Networks: High-Tech Haute Couture
Are you ready to wear electronics that monitor the slightest variations in your health around the clock? Will your car call your doctor or get an ambulance without you even having to push a button? There is a lot of research in the new and exciting field of sensor-based wearable electronics and its applications in today's highly connected world. Hear the experts in this emerging field discuss the pros and cons of investments in your next high-tech haute couture wardrobe.
Topic 2: Power Scavenging: Waste Not, Want Not
Everyone talks about low-power designs, long battery life and the environmental effects of so much power consumption. However, the consumption of power is an ever-increasing need that must be faced. Are there alternatives to generating “small” amounts of power for low-power gadgets from really unconventional methods? Let the experts tell you where some of the hidden power is available and how they are harnessing it for some of the most complex applications.
Topic 3: Netbooks: Where Mobile and PC Industries Collide
Today, is there really a distinction between computers and communication devices? Is it your computer that is also a communication device or is it your phone that is also serving as your computer? Is Netbook the savior application that will bring the consumers to spend money and uplift the semiconductor industry? Does it even matter? Hear what's in store from the architects of the next-generation gizmos!
Topic 4: Survival Strategies: Staying Relevant in Today’s Job Market
Unless you were a recipient of the bail-out bonus, the current recession has likely affected you in more ways than one, and may have profoundly affected your career. What steps can you take to stay relevant in today's changing job market? How can you "recession-proof" your career? Experts discuss strategies to successfully seek your next job and maintain your professional skill set until you find it.
The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and silicon solutions. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, from system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities. Close to 60 technical sessions selected by a committee of electronic design experts offer information on recent developments and trends, management practices and new products, methodologies and technologies. A highlight of DAC is its Exhibition and Suite area with approximately 200 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon, IP and design services providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In addition, the conference is supported by ACM's Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA), IEEE's Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA), Circuits and Systems Society (CASS), and Computer Aided Network Design (CANDE).
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