Technical Papers, Panels, Tutorials, and Boot Camps
Santa Clara Convention Center, January 26 – 28, 2021
Deadline for Abstracts: June 19, 2020
Papers due early November 2020; Slides due mid-December 2020
We are pleased to announce this Call for Technical Papers, Panels, and Tutorials for DesignCon 2021, the premier educational conference and technology exhibition for semiconductor and electronic design engineers. At DesignCon, engineers hear from other engineers to find practical solutions to the challenging problems they share in design and verification. We emphasize education and peer-to-peer sharing among practicing engineers, creating a unique atmosphere for learning about state-of-the-art design methodologies and technologies. Individuals presenting papers at DesignCon will join an elite group offering leading-edge case studies, technology innovations, practical techniques, design tips, and application overviews.
We solicit abstracts for the following types conference content:
- Technical Paper Sessions require the authorship of a full technical paper up to 25 pages in length addressing design case studies and application overviews and are presented in 45-minute sessions.
- Technical panels: 75-minute discussions featuring 3-5 panelists plus a moderator to drive the discussion.
- Tutorials: 3-hour sessions (papers up to 50 pages long are optional), allowing the speakers to cover core topics in greater depth.
You may also submit a proposal for a full-day Boot Camp or a Chiphead Theater presentation.
- Boot Camps: full-day sessions that provide an in-depth introduction to core DesignCon concepts such as Signal Integrity, Power Integrity, PCB Fabrication, and Test & Measurement.
- Chiphead Theater sessions provide less-technical, more interactive content such as teardowns, demos, and panels presented as 45-minute sessions on the expo floor and are open to all attendees.
To Submit a Proposal
Prepare the following information and complete your submission before the June 19, 2020 deadline. Information is required unless noted as optional.
- Title of submission
- Conference track preference, secondary track preference (optional)
- Session format (If you have a secondary format preference, please note in the comments)
- Audience level (introductory, all, or advanced) – and whether prerequisites required for advanced
- Key takeaways (50 words max): For use on conference web site and mobile app if accepted
- Abstract (100 words max): For use on conference web site and mobile app if accepted
- Extended abstract (500 words max): For use by reviewers to judge your proposal
- Purpose statements: Please provide a statement for each of the following — a problem statement, a what’s new statement, and a deliverables statement — to assist the reviewers in understanding the practical application of the information to be presented in your paper.
- Prerequisites (50 words max): Required for advanced audience levels
- Keywords: Choose from keyword list provided and add your own
- Comments (optional): Additional information for reviewers and staff in their consideration of your proposal
- Supplemental documents (optional) can be provided to support your proposal.
- Quality: All information should be well organized and easily understood.
- Relevance: The proposed session should be highly relevant to the interests of the DesignCon audience in general and the track topic in particular.
- Impact: Your proposed content should contribute to the educational mission of DesignCon. Submissions reporting on important results, methodologies, or case studies of special significance will be considered favorably. Submissions on related standards activities are welcome.
- Originality: Reports on new design methodologies, case studies for innovative designs, or other novel results contribute to the DesignCon goal of providing a high-quality educational program for practicing engineers. However, outstanding proposals on “classic” or “introductory” topics will also be viewed favorably.
- Lack of Commercial Content: Product promotion is not permitted in DesignCon technical sessions. Evidence of product promotion in a paper, panel, or tutorial proposal will lead to rejection of the proposal. It is acceptable to use a product in a design case study or as a proof of concept for a design methodology.
Note: The DesignCon Technical Program Committee reserves the right to request edits to submitted papers, or to reject a submitted paper if it fails to match the accepted abstract or above guidelines.
DesignCon 2021 Tracks
Below is a description of each DesignCon 2021 track, along with sample topics. All relevant proposals—including topics other than those listed—will be considered
Deadline for Abstracts: June 19, 2020