Nominations sought for 55th Design Automation Conference June 24-28

Tuesday October 17, 2017 0 comments Tags: Louisville, Design Automation Conference

LOUISVILLE -- The Design Automation Conference (DAC), the premier conference devoted to the design and design automation of electronic systems, is now accepting nominations for the Under 40 Innovators Award at the 55th DAC in June.

The Under 40 Innovators Award is sponsored by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Systems Design Alliance (ESDA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The award will recognize up to five of the top young innovators (nominees should be 40 years or younger in age as of June 1, 2018) who are movers and shakers in the field of design and automation of electronics.design-conference-logo

The 55th DAC will be held at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco June 24-28, 2018. Nominations must be received no later than March 15, 2018.

From beyond the traditional automation around chip implementation, design automation is rapidly expanding to new areas such as neuromorphic computing, biological systems, cyber-security and cyber- physical systems, conference organizers said.

Within the electronics industry, the advent of new technologies and alternate scaling approaches using new integration approaches are emerging as traditional CMOS technology scaling slows down.

Young innovators are redefining and shaping the future of the design automation field in industry, research labs, startups and academia, and DAC said it wants to recognize the best and brightest.

The Under 40 Innovators Award is open to people in industry or academia with technical contributions of notable impact in the field of design and automation of electronics.

Nominees are individuals who have made their contributions through work within an individual organization, to the design automation community and to the broader society.

The award targets specific contributions such as commercial products, software or hardware systems, or specific algorithms or tools incorporated into other systems widely used by industry and academia. Nominations that emphasize only metrics such as number of publications, patents, and citations will not be sufficient. The impact as measured by commercialization and/or wide adoption of the nominee’s contributions is required.

The nomination for this award should include a one-page summary (fewer than 500 words) of the nominee’s technical work with specific emphasis on the impact of the work, a cover page with the email address, daytime telephone number and date of birth of the nominee.

All nominations should be supported by at least three letters of recommendation. One of those letters of recommendation needs to be from a leader inside the nominee’s organization. Self-nominations are not allowed.

Up to five awards will be given each year at DAC, sponsored by ACM, IEEE, and ESDA. The winners will be recognized at the opening session at the 55th DAC. Nominations must be received by March 15, 2018, as a single PDF file and sent to [email protected]