Guidelines for Presenters

Dear Authors,

Attendees who are presenting at SMACD 2022 should note the following guidelines.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any accepted paper included in the final program is expected to have at least one author to attend and present the paper at the conference. Authors of the accepted papers included in the final program who do not attend the Conference will be subscribed to a “No Show List”. The “No Show List” will also be made available to the following conferences organizers, who can reject submissions from these authors in the following years, based on their past negative impact on the conference.

Oral presentations (Technical Sessions)

  • The duration of formal oral presentations is 15 minutes, followed by Q&A.
  • Please prepare your presentation in the format 16:9 landscape.
  • Suported file types are .ppt and .pdf.
  • Please ensure that your presentation duration does not exceed 15 minutes. To ensure that everyone gets the most from the conference, the presentation schedule will be strictly enforced by each Session Chair.
  • Presenters are asked to verify that that all necessary presentation materials are in place and tested in their presentation venue, well before the session begins. Presenters are requested to find an opportunity in advance of the presentation to familiarize themselves with the venue and podium environment. The members of the Conference’s Organizing Teams will be available to help throughout the conference.
  • A PC will be available in each room, at the conference venue, for speakers' use during their presentations.
  • Speakers should upload their presentations to the venue PC at least 10 minutes in advance of the session that they are presenting in.
  • Presenters should complete the ShortBio form and submit it. These ShortBio forms will be provided to the Session Chair, who will be available in the presentation venue 10 minutes before the session begins.

Oral presentations (“EDA Competition” Sessions)

  • The duration of Competition presentations is 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from the Competition Jury (if there is time, the Q&A period may also be open to questions from the Audience).
  • Please ensure that your presentation duration does not exceed 20 minutes. To ensure that everyone gets the most from the conference, the presentation schedule will be strictly enforced by each Session Chairs.
  • The 20 minutes presentation needs to include the Live Demo. An internet connection will be available for the execution of this Live Demo.
  • It is always a good practice for Competition presentations that it becomes clear to the Jury how the work reflects the different criteria defined for “EDA Competition” papers:
    1. Complexity of the problem posed in the paper.
    2. Level of automation (e.g., fully automated, user-assisted, etc.).
    3. Designer interface (e.g., problem setup, result analysis, etc.).
    4. Applicability of the proposal (e.g., general approach or restricted to special problems, circuit classes or sizes, etc.).
    5. 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.).
    6. 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.).
  • It is mandatory that the presenter at the conference must be a MSc or a PhD student.
  • Presenters are asked to verify that that all necessary presentation materials are in place and tested in their presentation venue, well before the session begins. Presenters are requested to find an opportunity in advance of the presentation to familiarize themselves with the venue and podium environment. The members of the conference committee will be available to help throughout the conference.
  • A PC will be available in each room, at the conference venue, for speakers' use during their presentations.
  • Speakers should upload their presentations to the venue PC at least 10 minutes in advance of the session that they are presenting in.
  • Presenters should complete the ShortBio form and submit it. These ShortBio forms will be provided to the Session Chair, who will be available in the presentation venue 10 minutes before the session begins.
  • Presentation Materials

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