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, October 18, 2015.

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. European Projects papers should be submitted before Sunday, October 18, 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.

Call for Nominations: EDAA Outstanding Dissertations Award 2015


You may download the PDF version of the Call here.

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.

DATE 2016 in Dresden: Highlighting Automotive and Secure Systems


Reminder Paper Submissions at
www.date-conference.com/submission-instructions Deadline Paper Submission: 13 September, 2015

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We would like to remind you that the deadline for paper submissions for DATE 2016 ends on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

The whole DATE 2016 Executive Committee cordially invites you to join us at this occasion and warmly welcomes all paper submissions for standard oral presentation or for interactive presentation.

Proposals for Monday Tutorials and Friday Workshops, for Special Sessions, European Projectsthe University Booth as well as the PhD Forum are also highly encouraged.

This year special attention will be given to proposals matching exhibition thematic campuses on 5G wireless network, 3D-IC integration, FD-SOI, IoT, Automotive and Secure systems. Submissions are invited from industry consortia, technology groups, standard bodies, or any person with opinions on future industry trends by October 18, 2015.

Please click HERE to review the official Call for Papers.

For any questions concerning the technical programme, please contact Juergen Teich (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany). Email: papers at date-conference [dot] com

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 Monday, January 18, 2016 23:59:59 CET
DATE 2016 Call for Papers (PDF)423.98 KB

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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