Design Automation Conference Technical Program Committee Holds Meeting in Detroit

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190 attendees fill the conference room at Detroit Metro Airport

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier conference for design and automation of electronic systems from silicon chips, to embedded systems with a broad range of application domains, including automotive and security. The conference, in its 54th edition for 2017, typically attracts 7,000 attendees yearly and will be held in June.

In preparation for the conference, which typically hosts about 300 technical presentations and sessions, the DAC Technical Program Committee met on February 9, 2017 at Detroit Metro Airport. 190 individuals from all over the world were in attendance.

Prof. Valeria Bertacco presents at the DAC Technical Program Committee meeting
Prof. Bertacco opens the meeting

Prof. Valeria Bertacco, Technical Program Chair for the 2017 conference, chose Michigan as the meeting location. Bertacco, who is also Director of the Department's Computer Engineering (CE) Lab, said she was motivated "to bring the top experts in my field to Detroit to open them to experiencing Michigan. They usually experience only Silicon Valley. And I am encouraging them to visit the Henry Ford Museum after the meeting."

Michigan has one of the largest and strongest electronic design automation (EDA) research groups in the world. It has been the top US institution for total publications in top-tier architecture, circuit, and computer-aided design conferences (ISCA, MICRO, ISSCC, VLSI, DAC, DATE) for the past twelve years, with over 70,000 citations since 2011. Two major research centers, the ARM Research Center and the Center for Future Architectures Research, are housed in CSE at Michigan.

Posted: February 16, 2016