Keynotes at DATE 2016



Luc Van den Hove1. Keynote: From the happy few to the happy many - Towards an intuitive internet of things.

Luc Van den Hove, President and CEO, imec, BE

Abstract: The last year every high-tech company was talking about the Internet of Things. The coming decade, we will indeed see a rise in smart connected systems. Machines, buildings, vehicles, personal appliances will all be equipped with more intelligence that will be interconnected. Smart systems will be unobtrusive, ultra-small, cheap, intelligent, and ultra–low power. [...]

Antun Domic2. Keynote: Design Will Make Everything Different

Dr. Antun Domic, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Design Group, Synopsys, US

Abstract: How many different silicon manufacturing process technologies will there be at 10, 7, or 5 nanometers? Probably only three. How many design starts will there be at 10, 7, or 5 nanometers? According to IBS [1], in 2025 there will be less than 250 design starts at 10 nanometers and below, about 3% of the total number of design starts that year, and only about five of those design starts, i.e. 2% of the 3% (0.05% of the total) will take place in Europe. [...] 

WEDNESDAY Lunchtime (Session 7.0 – 1400 - 1430)

Patrick Leteinturier3. Keynote: Title: The Car of the Future will reinvent personal mobility

Patrick Leteinturier, Fellow Automotive Systems, Infineon Technologies, DE

Abstract: The regulations for CO2 and pollutant reduction have pushed the automotive industry for more electrification. The internal combustion engines will continue to power our vehicles for decades but will be assisted by electric traction in various xEV architectures. The race for efficiency, environment friendly, and safety will not end here. [...]


THURSDAY Lunchtime (Session 11.0 1330-1400)

Walden (Wally) C. Rhines4. Keynote: Secure Silicon: Enabler for the Internet of Things

Walden (Wally) C. Rhines, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mentor Graphics Corporation, US

Abstract: As electronic system hackers penetrate deeper—from applications to embedded software to OS to silicon—the impact of security threats is growing exponentially. Viruses and malware in the operating system, or application layer, are major concerns, but only affect a portion of users. [...]

DATE 2016 Highlighting Automotive and Secure Systems


DATE 2016: Advance Programme available online at http://www.date-conference.com/conference/event-overview

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.

Out of a total of 829 paper submissions received, a large share (42%) is coming from authors in Europe, 29% of submissions are from Asia, 25% from North America, and 4% from the rest of the world. This clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, its global reach and impact.

For the 19th successive year DATE is preparing an exciting technical programme. With the help of 327 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out more than 3000 reviews (about four per submission), finally 199 papers (24%) were selected for regular presentation and 81 additional ones (10%) for interactive presentation.

The DATE conference will be held at the International Congress Centre Dresden, Germany, from March 14 to 18, 2016.

As in the previous years, the conference will start on Monday, with 10 in-depth technical tutorials offered from experts of the industrial and academic worlds on innovative as well as foundational topics related to design solutions, power efficiency, the internet of things, secure systems and testing and diagnosis.

General Information Registration & Participation


The registration to the conference is solely possible online via the online registration platform on the website www.date-conference.com. Please kindly note that everyone who wants to attend the conference, the exhibition or single sessions must register. The online registration is possible until March 4, 2016, 12:00:00 CET. Afterwards, the registration to the conference is only possible on-site.

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Kindly note:

  • Speakers are kindly asked to provide the SoftID(s)/PaperID(s) of the accepted paper(s) when registering online. Each accepted paper requires one separate paid conference registration at the speaker rate (i.e. of the main author or any of its co-authors)!
  • IEEE/ACM members are kindly asked to provide their member number when registering online. 
  • Students are kindly asked to send a full proof of matriculation to the Event Secretariat by email date at kitdresden [dot] de or fax: +49 351 4956 116, i.e. a scanned copy of the student ID card and a letter from a Professor or Head of Department to confirm the student status at the time of conference.
  • Press representatives can participate for free at the conference including access to all sessions, the exhibition and social events. A press identification card must be provided upon registration.
  • The visit of the exhibition is for free. Please choose the participant type “Exhibition Visitor”.

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email: date at kitdresden [dot] de.

DATE 2016 Highlighting Automotive and Secure Systems


DATE 2016

Out of a total of 829 paper submissions received, a large share (42%) is coming from authors in Europe, 29% of submissions are from Asia, 25% from North America, and 4% from the rest of the world. This clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, its global reach and impact.

The most successful topics in terms of submissions received were:

  • D Track: Topic D6 – “Emerging Technologies and Systems”
  • A Track: Topic A5 – “Secure Systems”
  • T Track: Topic T1 – “Defects, Faults, Variability and Reliability Analysis and Modeling”
  • E Track: Topic E1 – “Real-time, Networked, and Dependable Systems”

For the 19th successive year DATE has prepared an exciting technical program. With the help of 327 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out 3062 reviews (about four per submission), finally 199 papers (24%) were selected for regular presentation and 81 additional ones (10%) for interactive presentation.

The conference program includes several hot-topic sessions and embedded tutorials, addressing low power challenges and analog and mixed signal verification, 3D IC integration, in-memory computing, and managing heterogeneous computing resources at runtime.

In addition, the exciting program of DATE 2016 will include a panel on past and future challenges in EDA as well as a panel on which EDA solutions can the automotive domain reuse.

On the first day of the DATE event, 10 in-depth technical tutorials will be given by leading experts in their respective fields, with topics on design solutions for power efficiency, Internet-of-Things, secure systems and testability. On Friday, 9 full-day workshops cover a large number of hot topics like advanced MPSoC architecture and resource-awareness, optical/photonic interconnects for computing systems, emerging memory solutions, and model implementation fidelity.

European Projects


NEW for this year: DATE will have an extra section of the Proceedings dedicated to European Projects. EU Project Coordinators are invited to submit a paper (up to six pages) presenting preliminary ideas, work in progress or lessons learned; papers will be peer-reviewed and selected based on innovation and originality.

  • answers for the review by the 20th November 2015.
  • camera ready submitted by 27th November 2015.

Early Author Notification


To check if your paper has been accepted for presentation at DATE 2016, please enter the paper ID or SoftConf confirmation ID here

Call for Nominations: EDAA Outstanding Dissertations Award 2015


You may download the PDF version of the Call here.

EXTENDED Deadline for nominations is November 15, 2015 at midnight (24:00 CET).

Call for Nominations

EDAA Outstanding Dissertations Award 2015

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.

PhD Forum


The PhD Forum is part of the DATE Conference and hosted by the European Design Automation Association (EDAA), the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA), and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). The forum is a great opportunity for PhD students to present their 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. Contributions can be submitted via the DATE website by Sunday, November 01, 2015.

Exhibition Theatre


An open discussion forum in the midst of Europe’s largest electronic system design exhibition: The programme combines expert panel sessions, customers’ testimonials and tutorials given by industry leaders. The aim is to offer exhibition visitors up-to-date information and fresh views on the key industrial and business issues in the electronic systems design market. Submissions are invited from industry consortia, technology groups, standards bodies and any company or organization setting future industry trends by Sunday, October 18, 2015.

University Booth at DATE 2016: Call for Demonstrations


This is the Call for Demonstrations for the University Booth at DATE 2016 in Dresden, Germany! The University Booth fosters the transfer of academic work to industry. Prototypes are valuable demonstrators to express and compare the competitiveness of new EDA methodologies and hardware solutions. DATE 2016 features the University Booth in the exhibition hall of the conference venue. Universities and public research institutes are invited to submit their hardware platforms, prototype tools and pre-commercial results for DATE 2016 in Dresden, Germany.