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.