COMPETE FOR THE $1,000 AWARD AND JOIN SMACD'S Competition HALL OF FAME
As usual in SMACD Conferences, the 2022 edition will also hold a thrilling and dynamic event where MSc and Ph.D. students can compete for the right to brag (and the $1,000 prize!!) with their best ideas, methodologies, flows, and tools with one unique yet challenging goal.
“To improve design automation for integrated circuits and systems!!”
HOW TO ENTER THE COMPETITION ?
All participants must submit a paper (following the same SMACD 2022 submission guidelines) describing the methodology/tool, the design problem of their choice, and the solution provided by their methods/tool.
The first author of the submission and presenter at the conference must be an M.Sc or a Ph.D. student!
- 18th Feb. 2022
- Paper Submission Deadline
- 1st Apr. 2022
- Author Notification
- 29th Apr. 2022
- Camera Ready Paper Submission
Topics of Interest
Modeling, simulation and synthesis for analog, mixed-signal, RF, multidomain (such as MEMS, nanoelectronic, optoelectronic, biological).
- All accepted submissions in the competition will be presented by the students in special sessions and published in the conference proceedings.
- The presenters must perform a live demo of the methodologies/tools.
- SMACD organization guarantees internet connection to all participants, but each participant is responsible for required CAD tools or design kits licensing.
- The technical program committee will still consider papers not accepted for the competition short-list event for the SMACD regular sessions.
A Judging Committee will select the winner(s) based on the quality of the paper, of its presentation at the conference, and the live demonstration, using the following criteria:
- Complexity of the problem posed in the paper.
- Level of automation (e.g., fully automated, user-assisted, etc.).
- Designer interface (e.g., problem setup, result analysis, etc.).
- Applicability of the proposal (e.g., general approach or restricted to special problems, circuit classes or sizes, etc.).
- Robustness of the design solutions (e.g., against parasitics, variability, etc.) and, of the proposal itself (e.g. convergence, insensitivity to input and starting values, etc.).
- Integration degree with commercial design suites and design methodologies (e.g., import and export data from these suites, usability in one or more steps of current design flows, etc.).