SIGDA is committed to advancing the skills and knowledge of electronic design automation professionals and students throughout the world. We do so in a variety of ways: sponsoring and organizing international workshops, symposia and conferences; leading the way in capturing archival electronic design automation publications on CD-ROM; providing travel grants to sponsored workshops, symposia and conferences; pioneering the maintenance and distribution of electronic design automation benchmarks; hosting university and government researchers for software demonstrations at the University Booth at DAC and ICCAD; publishing the SIGDA Newsletter; maintaining a World Wide Web access site on Internet; and by initiating the new ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. Highlights of our recent activities include:
- The ACM Transactions on the Design Automation of Electronic Systems: The journal provides comprehensive coverage of innovative research and work concerning the creation and evaluation of VLSI electronic systems. The journal emphasizes a computer science and engineering orientation. Topics include system design, high-level synthesis, logic synthesis, physical layout, design verification, system reliability, and high-performance circuits. The journal is actively seeking research papers, tutorial and survey papers, and short technical notes. The journal is distributed in hard-copy, electronic, and CD-ROM formats. SIGDA members receive a significantly subsidized subscription rate.
- SIGDA sponsors or is in cooperation with major design automation conferences and workshops. We average more than two such events per month. A SIGDA member receives a significantly reduced registration rate for these meetings.