DATE 2015: Advance Programme available


DATE 2015: Advance Programme available online at http://www.date-conference.com/conference/event-overview

We proudly present to you the Advance Programme of DATE 2015. DATE combines the world’s favorite electronic systems design and test conference with an international exhibition for electronic design, automation and test, from system-level hardware and software implementation right down to integrated circuit design.

DATE 2015 receives 915 paper submissions – an all-time high for DATE and a 3% increase over DATE 2014. Besides the large share (45%) of submissions coming from Europe, 24% of submissions are from North-America, 28% from Asia, and 3% from the rest of the world. This clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, its global reach and impact. The most successful topics were “System Design, High-Level Synthesis and Optimization” in the Design Methods and Tools Track, “Secure Systems” in the Application Design Track, “On-Line Test, Fault Tolerance and Robust Systems” in the Test and Robustness Track and “Real-time, Networked, and Dependable Systems” in the Embedded Systems Software Track.

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Record number of submissions for DATE 2015, highlighting Electronics Design for the Internet of Things and for Medical Applications


DATE 2015 receives 915 paper submissions – an all-time high for DATE and a 3% increase over DATE 2014.

Besides the large share (45%) of submissions coming from Europe, 24% of submissions are from North-America, 28% from Asia, and 3% from the rest of the world. This clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, its global reach and impact.

The most successful topics were:

  • D Track: Topic D2 – “System Design, High-Level Synthesis and Optimization”
  • A Track: Topic A5 – “Secure Systems”
  • T Track: Topic T4 – “On-Line Test, Fault Tolerance and Robust Systems”
  • E Track: Topic E1 – “Real-time, Networked, and Dependable Systems”

For the 18th successive year DATE has prepared an exciting technical program. With the help of 209 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out 3675 reviews (more than four per submission), finally 206 papers (22%) were selected for regular presentation and 86 additional ones (9%) for interactive presentation.

Students Competition: Smart and Pervasive Tracking and Monitoring in the IoT Scenario


Call for Participation


Smartphones with Wi-Fi enabled periodically transmit Wi-Fi messages, even when not associated to a network. In this contest, we propose to develop a software system for passively tracking unmodified smartphones, based on such Wi-Fi detections. This system will rely only on common, off-the-shelf access point hardware to both collect and deliver detections.

Setup and Evaluation

Each registered team can have up to 3 members. The IoT contest organizers will provide in advance a map of the possibly assigned positions for the teams (with power plugs and WiFi internet access).

Exact positions will be disclosed on the day of the contest (Monday, March 9th, at DATE week).

Each team brings its own computer with the running tracking software and presents a poster with their solution (software engineering and algorithms). The teams are expected to use their own wireless interface to sniff the ‘hello packets’ of the smartphones.

The evaluation of the proposed solutions will be performed with a set of controlled members (DATE Executive Committee members) who will transit across the area during the contest (MAC addresses to be known in advance). Specific tracking positions will be evaluated by the IoT coordinators.

On site, the contest will take place on a 4 hours slot, which comprises 2 hours of installation – assignment of positions, final debug, … and 2 hours of real test. The evaluation will be done during these 2 hours. Each team will also have to come with a poster describing their technical solution. The DATE attendees are encouraged to come and discuss with the students during this time.

The team with the highest score will win the competition. The price will be subsequently given on Wednesday, March 11th, lunch time, during the keynote talk.

More information and Call for Participation can be found at: http://greendisc.dacya.ucm.es/ieee-ceda-1st-internet-of-things-iot/

Extended Deadline: EDAA/ACM SIGDA PhD Forum at DATE 2015, Grenoble, France - Call for Submissions


The EDAA/ACM PhD forum is part of the DATE Conference and hosted by ACM SIGDA and the European Design Automation Association (EDAA). The forum is a great opportunity for PhD students to present their thesis work to a broad audience in the system design and design automation community from both industry and academia. The forum may also help students to establish contacts for entering the job market. In addition, representatives from industry and academia get a glance of state-of-the-art in system design and design automation.

EDAA/ACM SIGDA PhD Forum Call for Paper (PDF)157.59 KB



Please note that Sunday, September 14, 2014 23:59:59 CET, is the deadline to receive for each submitted paper (to be a valid submission) at least a title, abstract and complete list of authors (not changeable). Then, the full paper (six-, four- or two-page document, depending on the submission type) can be submitted at the same time or later, but must be uploaded at the latest by Friday, September 19, 2014 23:59:59 CET. Otherwise the initial submission of Sunday, September 14, 2014 23:59:59 CET will be automatically withdrawn.

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Call for Nominations: EDAA Outstanding Dissertations Award 2014


You may download the PDF version of the Call here.

Call for Nominations

EDAA Outstanding Dissertations Award 2014

In recognition of the importance of university research to the advancement of design, automation and test, and to encourage young researchers to work in the field, EDAA has established an award for outstanding Ph.D. dissertations in 4 categories:

Topic 1 – New directions in embedded system design and embedded software

Topic 2 – New directions in logic and system design

Topic 3 – New directions in physical design, design for manufacturing and CAD for analog circuits and MEMS.

Topic 4 – New directions in circuit and system test

In each category, one award can be given. Each award consists of a 1000 € prize and a certificate. The awards will be presented at the DATE 2015 conference, where the awardees need to be present.

DATE 2015 in Grenoble: highlighting Electronics Design for the Internet of Things and for Medical Applications


Call for Papers

DATE is a leading international event and unique networking opportunity for design and engineering of Systems-on-Chip, Systems-on-Board and Embedded Systems Software. Since the selection of venues Dresden (2010-2012-2014) and Grenoble (2011-2013) has been a great success, the conference will again take place in Grenoble for DATE 2015.

The Alpexpo Congress Centre will host the five day event from 9 – 13 March, 2015. It is located in close proximity to central Grenoble and provides a modern, well equipped location for DATE.

The city of Grenoble, which is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty of the Alps, has a strong economy linked to the research and innovation activities performed by leading national and international large companies such as STMicroelectronics, IBM, Schneider Electric, France Telecom, Thales, Hewlett Packard, Soitec, Xerox and others with more than 38,000 people in micro and nano technologies (24,000) and 14000 in embedded software. It is. the second largest research centre in France with 15 research centres and universities (CEA-LETI – 1,700 researchers, TIMA, Verimag) and  more than 100 startup companies located in the area in addition to 117 companies – 81% of which are SME’s.

DATE 2015 - Call for Papers online


Submission Deadlines

Submission Deadline
D, A, T and E papers Sunday, September 14, 2014 23:59:59 CET
Special Session proposals Sunday, September 14, 2014 23:59:59 CET
Tutorial proposals Sunday, September 14, 2014 23:59:59 CET
Friday Workshop proposals Sunday, September 14, 2014 23:59:59 CET
Exhibition Theatre Sunday, October 19, 2014
PhD Forum Friday, November 07, 2014
Notification of acceptance Friday, November 07, 2014
Camera-ready paper due date Friday, November 28, 2014
University Booth proposals Sunday, January 18, 2015 23:59:59 CET
DATE15 Call for Papers (PDF)671.37 KB

The DATE 2014 conference and exhibition in Dresden attracted more than 1450 experts


The DATE 2014 Conference and Exhibition ended last Friday, March 28, 2014, attracting more than 1450 participants from all over the world and closing with a throughout positive feedback from both visitors and exhibitors.

The highlights of the event were among others the two Special Days “System Level Design” and “Advancing Electronics beyond CMOS” with a full programme of keynotes, panels, tutorials and technical presentations as well as the two opening keynotes from David Fuller, Vice President of Application and Embedded Software for National Instruments, who presented a talk about “System Design Challenges for Next Generation Wireless and Embedded Systems” and Gerd Teepe, Director Design Engineering at GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Dresden who talked about “The Growing Importance of Microelectronics from a Foundry Perspective”.
The Executive Track with executive speakers from Synopsis, Cadence, IBM, IMEC, TSMC Europe, Mentor Graphics and many other companies leading the design and automation industry was also a huge success.

With 1090 submissions, an all-time high for DATE and an 8% increase over DATE 2013and more than 54% of the papers coming from outside Europe, the DATE conference proved to be the number one conference worldwide in its field. In addition to the 12 half-day Tutorials on Monday and the main technical conference with 57 regular and 16 special sessions, DATE included an exhibition with 32 exhibiting companies, 6 European Projects Booths and 4 exhibition theatre sessions. With almost 250 attendees, the additional 8 Friday Workshops were a major event on its own and completed the DATE week successfully.