The 45th Design Automation Conference (DAC) Web site includes a new, interactive feature this year. DAC attendees can preview speaker topics and pose questions to panelists via the popular video site YouTube and link them to the “DACTube” section of the DAC Web site. The 45th DAC will take place June 8 – 13, 2008 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
In the remaining weeks leading up to the conference, event speakers are encouraged to post YouTube video introductions of their paper topics on the DAC Web site. In addition, and in the spirit of recent political town hall-style meetings, conference attendees have the opportunity to pose their own questions to the DAC panelists via video posts. Conference attendees can ask questions of participants from up to two panels through YouTube. Each selected video will be shown live at DAC during the panel. Attendees have until June 3 to upload their videos.
“DAC has always been an important venue for connecting the industry. The addition of YouTube videos is another exciting way to support this,” said Limor Fix, general chair, 45th DAC Executive Committee. “Attendees can help shape the discussion at the many panels happening at DAC by posting questions this way. I encourage authors who are presenting at DAC this year to post a preview introduction to help promote their work as well.”
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 1,500 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 is its Exhibition and Suite area with approximately 250 of the leading and emerging EDA, silicon and IP providers. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA), the Circuits and Systems Society and Council on Electronic Design Automation of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE/CASS/CEDA) and the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium).