DATE 2016 in Dresden: Highlighting Automotive and Secure Systems


Call for Papers

DATE is the major international event for design and engineering of Systems-on-Chip, Systems-on-Board and Embedded Systems Software and states a unique networking opportunity, bringing together designers and design automation users, researchers and vendors, as well as specialists in hardware and software design, test and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems. 

After the successful editions in Dresden in 2010, 2012, and 2014, DATE 2016 will take place again from 14 to 18 March, 2016, at the International Congress Center Dresden, Germany. It is located at the banks of the river Elbe at walking distance from the city centre and provides state-of-the-art conference facilities.

Dresden is a modern and vibrant city with short distances and a cutting-edge technology and economy sector. It is a leading semiconductor site in Europe, concentrating expertise on research, development and manufacturing of leading-edge technologies which drive semiconductor industry to the top. Major players are e.g. GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Infineon, and the Technical University, which is part of the German Excellence Initiative. Silicon Saxony is a registered industry association of 300 companies in the microelectronics and related sectors in Saxony, Germany, with around 20,000 employees. Moreover, Dresden has 11 Fraunhofer institutes, including the Fraunhofer Center for Nanoelectronic Technologies (CNT), the IFW, the HZDR and further research institutes devoted to semiconductors.  It therefore states an excellent venue for DATE 2016. 



The DATE 2016 exhibition will run for three days (Tuesday - Thursday inclusive). It is a unique networking opportunity for vendors of tools and services for hardware and embedded software for the design, development and test of Systems-on-Chip, IPs, Embedded Systems, ASICs, FPGAs and PCBs including a broad range of design reuse technologies and services. The spacious exhibition area will be located directly in the entrance and registration area of Alpexpo with direct connection to the session rooms and benefits from natural daylight. As the area is positioned centrally and will host the coffee break area as well, a constant frequentation will be guaranteed.

DATE 2016 - Call for Papers online


Submission Deadlines

Submission Deadline
D, A, T and E papers Sunday, September 13, 2015 23:59:59 CET
Special Session proposals Sunday, September 13, 2015 23:59:59 CET
Tutorial proposals Sunday, September 13, 2015 23:59:59 CET
Friday Workshop proposals Sunday, September 13, 2015 23:59:59 CET
Exhibition Theatre Sunday, October 18, 2015
European Projects Sunday, October 18, 2015
PhD Forum Sunday, October 18, 2015
Notification of acceptance Friday, November 06, 2015
Camera-ready paper due date Friday, November 27, 2015
University Booth proposals Thursday, January 22, 2015 23:59:59 CET
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Call for Papers: Conference and Exhibition; March 14-18, 2016, ICC, Dresden, Germany


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Areas of Interest

Within the scope of the conference, the main areas of interest are: embedded systems, design methodologies, CAD languages, algorithms and tools, testing of electronic circuits and systems, embedded software, applications design and industrial design experiences. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • System Specification and Modeling
  • System Design, Synthesis and Optimization
  • Simulation and Validation
  • Design of Low Power Systems
  • Temperature-Aware Design
  • Power Estimation and Optimization
  • Temperature Modeling and Management
  • Emerging Technologies, Systems and Applications
  • Formal Methods and Verification
  • Network on Chip
  • Architectural and Microarchitectural Design
  • Architectural and High-Level Synthesis
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • Logic and Technology Dependent Synthesis for Deep-Submicron Circuits
  • Physical Design and Verification
  • Analogue and Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems
  • Interconnect, EMC, EMD and Packaging Modeling
  • Multiprocessor System-on-Chip and Computing Systems
  • Communication, Consumer and Multimedia Systems
  • Transportation Systems
  • Medical, Healthcare and Assistive Technology Systems
  • Energy Generation, Recovery and Management Systems
  • Secure, Dependable and Adaptive Systems
  • Test for Defects, Variability, and Reliability
  • Test Generation, Simulation and Diagnosis
  • Test for Mixed-Signal, Analog, RF, MEMS
  • Test Access, Design-for-Test, Test Compression, System Test
  • On-Line Testing and Fault Tolerance
  • Real-time, Networked and Dependable Systems
  • Compilers and Code Generation for Embedded Systems; Software-centric System Design Exploration
  • Model-based Design and Verification for Embedded Systems
  • Embedded Software Architectures and Principles; Software for MPSoC, Multi/many-core and GPU-based Systems
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The DATE 2015 conference and exhibition in Grenoble attracted 1450 experts


The DATE 2015 Conference and Exhibition closed doors last Friday, March 13, 2015, receiving 1450 registrations from all over the world and ending with a positive feedback from both participants and exhibitors.

DATE 2015 received eligible 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 manifests DATE’s international character, its global reach and world-wide impact.

For the 18th successive year, DATE presented an exciting technical programme, comprising 78 technical sessions and 11 Exhibition Theatre sessions. The DATE week started on Monday with ten in-depth tutorials and the ACM SIGDA/EDAA PhD Forum.

On Tuesday, the conference was opened by the plenary keynote speakers Günther H. Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, who talked about European Microelectronics Strategy, and Laurent Rémont, STMicroelectronics Group Vice President for Technology and Product strategy, Embedded Processing Solutions Segment, who presented a talk on ”Embracing the Digital Transformation & Enabling IoT Innovations”. On the same day, Mentor Graphics organized a successful lunchtime keynote session on “How micro-electronic will change your life style” and the Executive Track offered a series of business panels discussing hot topics. The accompanying exhibition comprised 20 exhibiting companies, including 5 European Projects.

Impressions from DATE 2015


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This morning EU Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger gave a keynote at DATE 2015. You can find his speeh at https://ec.europa.eu/commission/2014-2019/oettinger/announcements/speech...

University Booth at DATE 2015 - Final Programme


The University Booth is organized during DATE and will be located in the exhibition area at booth 4. All demonstrations will take place from Tuesday, March 10 to Thursday, March 12, 2015 during DATE. Universities and public research institutes have been invited to submit hardware or software demonstrations.

The University Booth  program is composed by 39 demonstrations from 14 different countries, presenting software and hardware solutions. The program is organized in 11 sessions of 2 or 2.5 h duration and will cover 4 major topics:

  • Electronic Design Automation Prototypes
  • Hardware Design and Test Prototypes
  • Designing Electronics for the Internet of Things
  • Designing Electronics for Medical Applications

More information can be found on the DATE web site.

The final programme with detailed information on the demonstrations is available here.

The programme flyer that is also included in the conference bags is available for download here.

EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 goes to Lothar Thiele


Lothar Thiele

Leuven, Belgium, February 28, 2015 – The EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 goes to Lothar Thiele.

The EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the state of the art in electronic design, automation and testing of electronic systems during their career. In order to be eligible, candidates must have made innovative contributions which had an impact on the way electronic systems are being designed.

Past recipients are: Kurt ANTREICH (2003), Hugo DE MAN (2004), Jochen JESS (2005), Robert BRAYTON (2006), Tom WILLIAMS (2007), Ernest KUH (2008), Jan RABAEY (2009), Daniel GAJSKI (2010), Melvin BREUER (2011), Alberto SANGIOVANNI-VINCENTELLI (2012), Peter MARWEDEL (2013) and Rolf ERNST (2014).

The Award will be presented at the plenary session of the 2015 DATE Conference, to be held March 9-12 in Grenoble, France (http://www.date-conference.com).

DATE 2015 Event Highlights Designing Electronics for the Internet of Things (IoT) and for Medical Applications


DATE 2015 opens doors on March 09 at the Alpexpo Congress Centre, Grenoble, France

On Tuesday, the conference will be opened by the plenary keynote speakers Geneviève Fioraso, secrétaire d'Etat chargée de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (to be confirmed), EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther H. Oettinger to talk about European Microelectronics Strategy and Jean Marc Chery, Chief Operating Officer of STMicroelectronics, who will talk about ”ST technologies fully addressing Internet of Things applications from LP Digital to RF-CMOS, eNVM and sensors“.

On the same day, a keynote session sponsored by Mentor Graphics is organized during lunchtime. Moreover, the Executive Track offers a series of business panels discussing hot topics. Executive speakers from companies leading the design and automation industry will address some of the complexity issues in electronics design and discuss about advanced technology challenges and opportunities.

The distinctive highlights of DATE 2015 are the two special days: “Designing Electronics for the Internet of Things (IoT)” on Wednesday, and Designing Electronics for Medical Applications on Thursday, each giving a comprehensive overview regarding both themes, ranging from innovations and applications of latest technologies to the analysis of upcoming electronic design automation (EDA) research challenges.            
The two keynote speakers on Wednesday comprise Wolfgang Wahlster (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DE) to talk about about Industrie 4.0:  From the Internet of Things to Cyber-Physical Production Systems” and Antun Domic (Synopsys, US) who will analyze “The Rise of IoT, and the Role of EDA”. On Thursday, the keynote speaker Kristoffer Famm (GlaxoSmithKline, GB) is going to talk about "Bioelectronic Medicines - Heralding in a New Therapeutic Approach”.

The full conference programme including 10 in-depth tutorials on March 09, the regular conference from March 10 to 12, and ten parallel Friday Workshops on March 13, 2015, is available at: http://www.date-conference.com/conference/event-overview