CCC Workshop 1 -- Pittsburgh

A series of three workshops are being organized by a number of current and past SIGDA board members, to study the growth prospects and challenges of EDA.  The first workshop will be held in Pittsburgh; two more workshops will be co-located at DAC and ICCAD.  If you are interested in participating in these workshops, contact Prof. Alex K. Jones.

Participants are asked to fill out a few survey questions. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9DNKTQR

Workshop 1 - Pittsburgh, March 7-8, 2013  (University Club, Pitt)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

8:30am: Breakfast (at University Club)

9:00am: Workshop opening and introduction - Jones

1      Introduce purpose of the CCC workshop series

a      Introduce the organizers

b      Emphasize this workshop to focus on EDA techniques for new markets and continuity of the workforce through training and education

2      Summarize findings from Brayton/Cong Workshop (2010)

3      Summarize relevant findings of the Verification and Emerging Technologies Workshop (2012)

4      Introduce Keynote Speaker

9:30am: Keynote #1: Topic - A Day In The Life Of a 7nm Chip Architect - Bob Colwell, DARPA

10:30am: Coffee Break

11:00am: Short Talks by Participants, Theme New Markets - moderated by Bahar

12:30pm: Working Lunch: Breakout sessions - 3 parallel sessions led by Madden, Marculescu, and Katkoori

      Discuss issues and key challenges, how do these differ from mainstream EDA?

      Identify methodologies for developing solutions.

      What are the open questions?

      How do the current limitations of scale and verification change the equation?

      Is there a new emerging or old discarded technology that can yield new capabilities?

2:00pm: Summarize Findings - moderated by Bahar

3:00pm: Coffee Break

3:15pm: Brief Introduction: The role of education and workforce continuity to revive EDA - Madden

      Set the stage for EDA challenges of dwindling interest from students and a migratory workforce to outside of the US and into other more “attractive” areas.

      Introduce Keynote Speaker

3:30pm: Keynote #2: Topic - Reinvigorating EDA in the social media era - Patrick Groeneveld, Synopsys

4:30pm: Short Talks by Participants - moderated by Marculescu

5:30pm: Break

6:00pm: Dinner at University Club

 

 

 

Friday, March 8, 2013

8:30am: Breakfast

9:00am: Working Breakout sessions on these topics:

      Discuss issues and key challenges.

      Identify methodologies for developing solutions.

      What are the open questions?

      How can industry and academia collaborate to find solutions?

      Would a fundamentally new technology create an EDA renaissance in the workforce? 

      How do secure, wireless, bio, and power/energy systems change the equation?

10:00am: Summarize Findings - moderated by Marculescu

11:00am: Coffee Break

11:30am: Closing Discussion - moderated by Jones

      Summary of Breakout sessions 1 & 2

      Discussion of action items and next steps for further meetings

12:30pm: Lunch

 

Bio fieldtrip (optional)

 

 

 

Accomodations:

Holiday Inn University Center

100 Lytton Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Due to the fact that they will be changing their name as of March 1 and will become a Wyndham Hotel, you cannot make the reservations on line at this time. To make reservations please call (412)682-6200, or you can email Ronda Cosby directly at: ronda.cosby@ihg.com.

The reservation code to ensure that you get the correct rate of $138/night is “Pitt ECE Undergraduate”. The last day to reserve rooms is February 13, 2013.

Directions from Pittsburgh International Airport to hotel:

http://goo.gl/maps/Zg03O

Walking directions from hotel to University Club:

http://goo.gl/maps/JpTtt

Parking

The University Club is located at 123 University Place in the heart of Oakland and is situated on lower campus, next to the Soldiers and Sailors Museum and Garage.
We highly recommend that all guests for all events park in the Soldiers and Sailors Garage. 

Soldiers and Sailors Garage
Monday through Friday 6 a.m. – Midnight
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – Midnight

0-1 hours--- $4
1-2 hours---$5
2-4 hours--- $7
4-6 hours---$8
6-8 hours---$10
8-10 hours---$12
10 hours-close---$14
Night Rate (4 pm to close)---$5
Weekend/Holiday Rate---$5
Special Event Rate---$10

 

 

 

Directions to Soldiers and Sailors

From Pittsburgh International Airport (From the West)

  • Take I-279 toward Pittsburgh. Pass through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, stay to the right, and bear right at the first ramp over the bridge onto I-376
  • Exit I-376 at the Oakland/Forbes Avenue Exit (2A)
  • Merge onto Forbes Avenue toward Oakland
  • Continue on Forbes Avenue and make a left onto Bigelow Boulevard. Cross over 5th Avenue and Soldiers and Sailors Garage is on your left.

 

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike (From the East)

  • Take the Pittsburgh/Monroeville Exit (Exit 57). Follow I-376 toward Pittsburgh
  • Take the Oakland Exit (3B). Proceed up the hill through the first traffic light
  • Continue on Bates Street where you can reach Forbes Avenue by turning left on ANY of the following roads off of Bates: (in order of which you would drive by) McKee Place, Semple Street, Atwood Street, or S. Bouquet Street
  • Continue on road of your choice until you reach the intersection with Forbes Avenue
  • Continue on Forbes Avenue and make a left onto Bigelow Boulevard.  Cross over 5th Avenue and Soldiers and Sailors Garage is on your left.

 

From the North

  • Take I-79 South to I-279 South to I-579 (Veterans Bridge – Exit 8A)
  • Follow Signs to Oakland/376 East onto the Boulevard of the Allies exit.
  • Follow the Boulevard of the Allies, staying in the left lane. After the Monroeville split, look for an immediate right onto the Forbes Avenue exit.
  • Continue on Forbes Avenue and make a left onto Bigelow Boulevard.  Cross over 5th Avenue and Soldiers and Sailors Garage is on your left.

 

From the South

  • Take I-79 North to I-279 North towards Pittsburgh
  • Pass through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, stay to the right, and bear right at the first ramp over the bridge onto I-376
  • Exit I-376 at the Oakland/Forbes Avenue Exit (2A)
  • Merge onto Forbes Avenue toward Oakland
  • Continue on Forbes Avenue and make a left onto Bigelow Boulevard.  Cross over 5th Avenue and Soldiers and Sailors Garage is on your left.