Sponsored by SIGDA
R. Iris Bahar
Contest Guidelines & Eligibility
- Eligibility: The competition is open to all
graduate students specializing in CAD currently enrolled full-time in a Ph.D.
granting institution in any country. The student must be enrolled at the
University during the Fall of 2010.
- Travel Awards: SIGDA and others have
generously donated funds to secure travel and accommodation grants to assist
students in entering the contest. Participants will receive either full or
partial travel and lodging awards.
- Contest Awards: A first prize and an
honorable mention will be provided to the best team and second best team. The
awards will be announced on Monday, Nov. 8, during the opening session at
ICCAD. The winners and participants will be honored during the SIGDA member
meeting on the evening of Monday, Nov. 8.
- Contest Participation: Several teams will
compete against each other to solve some EDA related problems. Each team should
have 2 people. The participants could be from the same school or different
schools, but both MUST be graduate students working in EDA. If you really want
to compete and cannot find a partner, please drop an email to imarkov at
eecs.umich.edu. We will put a little effort in matching people up. You must
complete a team application on or before October 6, 2010 to be
considered for participation.
- Hardware/Software Setup: Each team will be
provided with a computer with a specific Linux distribution. The exact release
will be posted on Saturday, October 30, 2010. Some software infrastructure
may be released then too.
- Preparation Guidelines: More detailed
information about the contest topics will be released on Saturday, October 30,
2010. The organizing committee will then suggest a handful of papers as
recommended reading material.