Author’s Kit 

SNUG Canada | April 21, 2017 

Reflecting SNUG’s commitment to technical excellence, all conference papers are peer reviewed by the SNUG Technical Committee. If your proposal is accepted, a Technical Committee member will work with you to help you create and deliver an exceptional paper and conference presentation.

Paper Acceptance Criteria
The SNUG Technical Committee has implemented a two-step acceptance process:

  1. Preliminary paper acceptance is based on the initial submission proposal.
  2. Final paper acceptance and the assignment of presentation spots at the conference are determined after the paper is complete, reviewed and approved by the Technical Committee.

The SNUG Technical Committee evaluates submissions based on a number of criteria, including:

  • Technical Relevance: Is the topic meaningful to other professionals?
  • Technical Applicability: Is the topic general enough to be helpful to other designers?
  • Technical Completeness: Is the topic explored completely? Does it detail 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 in their work?
  • 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.

Important Dates

    Call for Papers Opens October 12, 2016
    Call for Papers Closes December 2, 2016
    Preliminary Acceptance Notification December 8, 2016
    Draft Paper Due January 19, 2017
    Final Paper Due February 9, 2017
    Final Acceptance & Presentation Spots Awarded February 16, 2017
    Draft Presentations Due March 10, 2017
    Final Presentation Due April 10, 2017
    SNUG Canada April 21, 2017

Copyright Statement
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.

Templates

SNUG Paper Template Paper Template SNUG Presentation Template Presentation Template

Presenting at SNUG
Your SNUG presentation should be a ‘discussion’ rather than a ‘reading’ of your technical paper. While you should cover the same key points in both your paper and session presentation, SNUG attendees will be most interested in hearing you describe your techniques and approach and support your conclusions.

Most SNUG presentations are 30-40 minutes in length, including 5-10 minutes for Q&A. Your SNUG team will communicate specific details and presentation times after final acceptances are made.

Contact Information
Please contact the SNUG Team if you have any questions.