DATE 2014 - Call for Papers online


DATE 2014 - Call for Papers

Dresden, Germany
March 24 - 28, 2014

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Submission Deadlines

Submission Deadline
D, A, T and E papers Friday, September 13, 2013 23:59:59 CET
Special Session proposals Friday, September 13, 2013 23:59:59 CET
Tutorial proposals Friday, September 13, 2013 23:59:59 CET
Friday Workshop proposals Friday, September 20, 2013 23:59:59 CET
Exhibition Theatre Monday, October 21, 2013
PhD Forum Sunday, November 03, 2013
Notification of acceptance Sunday, November 17, 2013
Camera-ready paper due date Sunday, December 15, 2013
University Booth proposals Sunday, January 19, 2014

The DATE 2014 conference and exhibition is the main European event bringing together designers and design automation users, researchers and vendors, as well as specialists in the hardware and software design, test and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems. It puts strong emphasis on ICs/SoCs, reconfigurable hardware and embedded systems, including embedded software.

The five-day event consists of a conference with plenary invited papers, regular papers, panels, hot-topic sessions, tutorials and workshops, two special focus days and a track for executives. The scientific conference is complemented by a commercial exhibition showing the state-of-the-art in design and test tools, methodologies, IP and design services, reconfigurable and other hardware platforms, embedded software, and (industrial) design experiences from different application domains, e.g. automotive, wireless, telecom and multimedia applications. The organisation of user group meetings, fringe meetings, a university booth, a PhD forum, vendor presentations and social events offers a wide variety of extra opportunities to meet and exchange information on relevant issues for the design and test community. Special space will also be allocated for EU-funded projects to show their results.

The Conference

The conference addresses all aspects of research into technologies for electronic and (embedded) systems engineering. It covers the design process, test, and tools for design automation of electronic products ranging from integrated circuits to distributed large-scale systems. This includes both hardware and embedded software design issues. The conference scope also includes the elaboration of design requirements and new architectures for challenging application fields such as telecom, wireless communications, multimedia and automotive systems. Persons involved in innovative industrial designs are particularly encouraged to submit papers to foster the feedback from design to research. Panels, hot-topic sessions and embedded tutorials highlight and inform about emerging topics.

Special Days in the programme will focus on two areas bringing new challenges to the system design community:

Advancing Electronics beyond CMOS As the issues associated with CMOS scaling become harder and more costly to solve, this special day will cover the latest trends towards alternative devices and paradigms for computing and data acquisition, storage and transport. While the potential for innovation is tremendous, the main challenge is to understand how to choose from such a broad spectrum of approaches. Important topics include nanoscale switching devices and computing nanofabrics, trends in memory technologies in hybrid 3D integration, flexible and organic electronics, new state variable vectors (spintronics, photonics) and interfaces to the natural world (sensor networks, data analysis, displays, MEMS).

System-Level Design to reflect current industrial practices as well as present recent advances in System-Level Design research. A particular emphasis will be on ultra-low power design and modeling at multiple abstraction levels, virtual platforms for software development and architecture design of MPSoCs and system integration through cosimulation. We will also take a look at high-level synthesis from different input languages as well as software code generation techniques. Important topics also include multicore enablement for safety-critical and real-time embedded systems as well as accelerator-rich design for the fight against dark silicon.

On the first day of the DATE event, half-day in-depth technical tutorials are given by leading experts in their respective fields. The tutorials are well suited for researchers, tool developers and system designers.

Friday Workshops concentrate on specialised and novel topics.

The Exhibition

The conference is complemented by an exhibition and 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.

To inform attendees on commercial and design related topics, there will be a full programme in the Exhibition Theatre which will combine presentations by exhibiting companies and selected conference special sessions.

Topic Areas for Submission

Within the scope of the conference, the main areas of interest are organised in the following tracks. Submissions can be made to any of the following track topics.

Track D: Design Methods and Tools, Design Methods and Tools, addressing design automation and design tools for electronic and embedded systems. Emphasis is on methods and tools related to the use of computers in designing products. This includes designer feedback on existing design methods and tools as well as to initiate discussions on requirements of future system architectures, design flows and environments.

This track is organised in the following topics:

Track A: Application Design, Application Design, is devoted to the presentation and discussion of design experiences with a high degree of industrial relevance, as well as innovative design methodologies and applications of specific design technologies. Contributions should illustrate state-of-the-art or record-breaking designs, which will provide viable solutions in tomorrow’s silicon and embedded systems. In topic A7, there is the opportunity to submit short, 2-page papers that relate to industrial research and practice.

This track is organised in the following topics:

Track T: Test and Reliability, Covering all test, design-for-test, reliability and design-for-reliability issues, at system-, chip-, circuit-, and device-level. Including also diagnosis, failure mode analysis, debug and post-silicon validation challenges.

This track is organised in the following topics:

Track E: Embedded Systems Software, Embedded Systems Software is devoted to modelling, analysis, design and deployment of Embedded Software. Areas of interest include methods, tools, methodologies and development environments. Emphasis will also be on model-based design and verification, embedded software platforms, software compilation and integration, realtime systems, cyber-physical systems, networked and dependable systems.

This track is organised in the following topics:

In addition to the above conference tracks, we welcome proposals for Special Sessions, Tutorials and Friday Workshops, and submissions for the Special Days on Advancing Electronics beyond CMOS and SystemLevel Design.


A full list of the executive and programme committee members is available at:


The event is sponsored by the European Design and Automation Association, the EDA Consortium, the IEEE Council on EDA, ECSI, ACM – SIGDA, and RAS. In cooperation with ACM – SIGBED, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS), IFIP and IET.


Event Secretariat
Franziska Kremling, K.I.T. Group GmbH, DE
conference-management at date-conference [dot] com
phone: +49 351 4967 541
fax: +49 351 4956 116

Eva Schubert, K.I.T. Group GmbH, DE
conference-management at date-conference [dot] com
phone: +49 351 4967 312

General Chair
Gerhard Fettweis, TU Dresden, DE
Contact Gerhard Fettweis

Programme Chair
Luca Fanucci, University of Pisa, IT
papers at date-conference [dot] com

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