Organizers of the Design Automation Conference have confirmed that the largest system design automation event will take place online in 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.
DAC will still be held in mid-July (19-22), but as a virtual event rather than a bricks-and-mortar conference and exhibition in San Francisco.
A lot of the logistical details are still being finalized. A specific platform is expected to be confirmed in the next two weeks. In the meantime, DAC has posted an FAQ aimed at exhibitors, presenters and attendees that will be progressively updated as more of the virtual infrastructure is put into place. Exhibitors are already being offered refunds or credit notes.
A statement published this evening (May 1) says: “In collaboration with our authors, sponsors, exhibitors and the entire DAC community, the DAC executive committee team is committed to make the DAC 2020 virtual experience a successful and memorable event.
“We are confident that we will deliver and meet the expectations of the DAC attendees with a technically rich, compelling and immersive 2020 program. Additionally, we are optimistic that this new format will allow more of our global community to come together and participate in the industry’s premier event for design and automation of electronic circuits and systems.”