SNUG is your opportunity to share your expertise with your fellow Synopsys users, including some of the top electronics innovators in the world.
Reflecting SNUG's commitment to technical excellence, all papers are peer reviewed by the SNUG Technical committee, composed of both experienced users and Synopsys experts. If your proposal is accepted, a Technical Committee member will be assigned to work with you to help you create and deliver an exceptional paper and conference presentation that will enhance your professional standing and reflect favorably on your company or university.
Get inspired! Take a look at some award winning SNUG papers to help guide you.
Please carefully read the following notice before submitting your written materials to the SNUG program.
By submitting materials to the SNUG program you and your employer are giving Synopsys the following rights: (1) to reproduce, publish and distribute the submitted materials on the SNUG web site for access by Synopsys employees, contractors, and licensees.
It is your responsibility to confirm that your employer agrees to the use described above. You and your employer reserve the right to modify the submitted materials at any time. Synopsys shall reproduce any copyright or other legal notices that you include in your submitted materials. Synopsys will not use your submitted materials for product marketing purposes without first obtaining your express written consent.
If you have any questions about this copyright statement, please contact the SNUG team before submitting your proposal.
SNUG Paper Acceptance Criteria
The SNUG Technical Committee has implemented a two-step acceptance process:
- Preliminary paper acceptance is based on the initial submission proposal.
- Final paper acceptance and the assignment of presentation spots at the conference are made after the paper is complete, reviewed and approved by the Technical Committee.
Use this template for your SNUG paper: SNUG Paper Template
The SNUG Technical Committee evaluates submissions based on a number of criteria, including:
- Technical Relevance: Is the topic meaningful to other professionals? Introduce the problem or challenge that you are addressing.
- Technical Applicability: Is the topic general enough to be helpful to other high-level designers?
- Technical Completeness: Is the topic explored completely? Describe the approach that you took to analyze and address your challenge.
- Are the problems and solutions well described? Review lessons learned along the way (what was expected/unexpected, what went well/not so well).
- Is the conclusion well substantiated? Why is your solution a good one? What can other designers take away and use from your paper?
- What are some ongoing areas of development or next steps that you (or a peer) could pursue?
- General Readability: Is the paper well organized? Is the paper grammatically correct and spelled correctly?
- Effective Summary of your effort and results.
Dates to Remember
|March 25, 2013||Call for Papers Opens|
|May 3, 2013||Call for Papers Closes|
|May 9, 2013||Preliminary Acceptance Notification|
|June 4, 2013||Draft Papers Due|
|July 9, 2013||Final Papers Due|
|July 17, 2013||Final Acceptance & Presentation Spots Awarded|
|August 8, 2013||Draft Presentations Due|
|August 27, 2013||Final Presentations Due|
|September 12, 2013||SNUG Boston |
Presenting at SNUG
You should use your SNUG presentation as a "discussion" rather than a "reading" of your technical paper. While you should cover the same key points in both your paper and your live session, there are important differences in HOW you communicate your information. Many of the conference attendees will have already read your paper in the online proceedings. They will expect to hear you discuss your techniques, talk about your approach, and support your conclusions.
Use this template for your SNUG presentation. PowerPoint 2013 Template
Most SNUG presentations are 30 minutes in length, including Q&A. Typically, we recommend leaving 5-10 minutes of that time for Q&A. Depending on your slide content, this usually means 15-20 slides. Your SNUG team will communicate specific details and presentation times after final acceptances are made.
SNUG Author Recognition and Awards
SNUG attendees select Best Presentation Awards at the conference. In addition, the Technical Committee members recognize exceptional papers with the Technical Committee Award and Honorable Mentions. Authors of these exceptional papers and presentations receive cash awards and recognition on the SNUG website, the SolvNet online support website and conference press materials.
Please contact the SNUG Team if you have any questions.