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DATE 2018 in Dresden: Highlighting Future and Emerging Technologies and Designing Autonomous Systems

2018-02-01

DATE 2018: Advance Programme available online at http://www.date-conference.com/conference/event-overview

DATE combines the world’s favourite 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 766 paper submissions received, a large share (39%) is coming from authors in Europe, 26% of submissions are from America, 34% from Asia, and 1% from the rest of the world. This distribution clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, global reach, and impact.

For the 21st successive year, DATE has prepared an exciting technical programme. With the help of 335 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out 3079 reviews (mostly four reviews per submission), finally 185 papers (24%) were selected for regular presentation and 85 additional ones (cumulatively 35%, including all papers) for interactive presentation.

The DATE conference will take place from 19 to 23 March 2018, at the International Congress Center Dresden, Germany.

On the first day of the DATE event, four in-depth technical tutorials on the four main topics of DATE as well as three industry hands-on tutorials will be given by leading experts in their respective fields. This covers technical topics on Emerging Technologies for Computing, Industrial IoT, Reliability from Physics to CAD, and Virtual Prototyping and Low-Power Design, and industrial topics on Building ARM Powered Internet-of-Things, Computer Vision for Automated Driving in MATLAB, and How to Implement Domain-Specific Modeling Languages.

Also on Monday, DATE will host the first edition of a new forum, “Advancing Diversity in Electronic Design Automation (DivEDA)”, which aims to increase the number and visibility of women and underrepresented minorities in the research community.

The plenary keynote speakers on Tuesday are Prof. Amnon Shashua, CEO & CTOof Mobileye, who will talk about “The Responsibility Sensitive Safety (RSS) Formal Model toward Safety Guarantees for Autonomous Vehicles” and Dr. Christopher Voigt, Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, to talk about “Programming Living Cells: Design automation to map circuits to DNA”. On the same day, the Executive Track offers a series of business panels with executive speakers from companies leading the design and automation industry, discussing hot topics.

The main conference programme from Tuesday to Thursday includes 71 technical sessions organized in parallel tracks from the four areas

D – Design Methods & Tools

A – Application Design

T – Test, Reliability, and Robustness

E – Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems

2nd IEEE CEDA Internet-of-Things (IoT) Student Challenge

2018-01-31

TI logoIEEE CEDA logo

Monday

Join Texas Instruments and IEEE CEDA @DATE 2018 for an Exciting Day practicing with TI’s SimpleLink Technology

TI BoardThe SimpleLink MCU platform from Texas Instruments is a single development environment that delivers flexible hardware, software and tool options for customers developing Internet of Things (IoT) applications. With a single software architecture, modular development kits and free software tools for every point in the design lifecycle, the SimpleLink MCU ecosystem allows great code reuse across the portfolio of microcontrollers; which supports a wide range of connectivity standards and technologies including RS-485, Bluetooth® low energy, Wi-Fi®, Sub-1 GHz, 6LoWPAN, zigbee®, Ethernet, Thread, RF4CE and proprietary RF. SimpleLink MCUs help manufacturers easily develop and seamlessly reuse resources to expand their portfolio of connected products. TI and IEEE CEDA bring you the opportunity to get the tools, training and participate in an exciting challenge all for free!

Location: ICCD, room "Konferenz 6"

 

Agenda

Monday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

  • Introduction to SimpleLink Technology
  • Description of development tools
  • Hands-on exercises with TI Senior System Engineer
  • Practical information for the challenge
  • Q&A

Monday, 13:30 – 17:30

  • Participation in student challenge
  • Students will develop a cloud project using TI Development tools, including CCS cloud, GUI Composer, Sensor BoosterPack, and Launchpad boards.
  • Participants will program TI LaunchPad™ development kits to connect and send sensor data to a gateway via SubGHz RF, and then ultimately to the cloud.
  • The challenge will lead students to the ultimately find the data in the cloud, display it locally on a PC, and find the code that will unlock the prizes for the winning teams.
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Keynotes at DATE 2018

2018-01-22

TUESDAY OPENING CEREMONY (Session 1.1 - 08:30–10:30 in room "Großer Saal")

Amnon Shashua1st Keynote: The Responsibility Sensitive Safety (RSS) Formal Model toward Safety Guarantees for Autonomous Vehicles

Prof. Amnon Shashua, CEO & CTO, Mobileye, an Intel company, and Senior Vice President, Intel Corporation, US

Abstract: In recent years, car makers and tech companies are racing toward self-driving cars. A critical component in getting society acceptance to the technology is to find a way to guarantee safety. The prevailing common wisdom is a data-driven empirical approach for safety validation where the more mileage driven the better the maturity of the system must be. I will describe a model in which the sources of errors due to Planning (the actions and decisions for negotiating motion in traffic) can be fenced out from the data driven approach through a formal model of the common sense behind human judgment of what it means to cause an accident and how to define actions that will guarantee that the AV will never cause an accident due to Planning. The model creates a clear distinction of what can be certified by regulators and what should be left to the judgment of AV manufacturers. The RSS model also puts in context the conversation of “ethical dilemmas” by providing a formal framework for the discussion.

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Bio: Prof. Amnon Shashua holds the Sachs chair in computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His field of expertise is computer vision and machine learning. For his academic achievements he received the MARR prize Honorable Mention in 2001, the Kaye innovation award in 2004, and the Landau award in exact sciences in 2005.In 1999 Prof. Shashua co-founded Mobileye, an Israeli company developing a system-on-chip and computer vision algorithms for a driving assistance system, providing a full range of active safety features using a single camera. Today, approximately 20 million cars from 25 automobile manufacturers rely on Mobileye technology to make their vehicles safer to drive. In August 2014, Mobileye claimed the title for largest Israeli IPO ever, by raising $1B at a market cap of $5.3B. In addition, Mobileye is developing autonomous driving technology with more than a dozen car manufacturers. The introduction of autonomous driving capabilities is of a transformative nature and has the potential of changing the way cars are built, driven and own in the future. In August 2017, Mobileye became an Intel company in the largest Israeli acquisition deal ever of $15.3B. Today, Prof. Shashua is the CEO and CTO of Mobileye and a Senior Vice President of Intel Corporation leading Intel’s Autonomous Driving Group.In 2010 Prof. Shashua co-founded OrCam which harnesses computer vision and artificial intelligence to assist people who are visually impaired or blind. The OrCam MyEye device is unique in its ability to provide visual aid to hundreds of millions of people, through a discreet wearable platform. Within its wide-ranging scope of capabilities, OrCam’s device can read most texts (both indoors and outdoors) and learn to recognize thousands of new items and faces.

Christopher Voigt2nd Keynote: Programming Living Cells: Design automation to map circuits to DNA

Christopher Voigt, Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, US

Abstract: Platforms are being established to to facilitate large genetic engineering projects. A desired cellular function is divided into systems that can be developed independently and then combined. Genetic sensors allow cells to receive environmental and cell state information. Sensory information is integrated by genetic circuits, which control the conditions and timing of a response. The circuit outputs are connected to actuators that control what the cell is doing, from building molecules to moving and communicating. Design automation tools from the electronics industry are applied to map a circuit design to a DNA sequence. Collectively, this enables a wide range of applications, for example cells that communicate to build a material, navigate the human body to treat a disease, or protect plants by responding to the environment.

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Bio: Christopher Voigt, PhD is a Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT. He is the Co-Director of the Synthetic Biology Center and co-founder of the MIT-Broad Foundry. He is the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Synthetic Biology. He holds joint appointments at the Broad Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), University of California – San Francisco, and Imperial College. He received his BSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan (1998) and PhD in Biophysics from Caltech (2002). He is a founder of Pivot Bio (microbial agricultural products) and Asimov (genetic circuit design automation). He has served on the science advisory boards of DSM, Bolt Threads, Pivot Bio, SynLogic, Amyris Biotechnologies, Zymergen, Biomillenia, and Twist Bioscience. He has been honored with a National Security Science & Engineering Faculty Fellowship (NSSEFF), Sloan Fellow, Pew Fellow, Packard Fellow, NSF Career Award, Vaughan Lecturer, MIT TR35, and SynBiobeta Entrepreneurial Leadership Award.

WEDNESDAY Lunchtime (Session 7.0 – 13:50-14:20 in room "Saal 2") supported by IEEE CEDA

Jelena Vuckovic3rd Keynote: From inverse design to implementation of robust and efficient photonics for computing

Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University, US

Abstract: It is estimated that nearly 10% of the world electricity is consumed in information processing and computing, including data centers [D.A.B. Miller, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2017]. It is clear that the exponential growth in use of these technologies is not sustainable unless dramatic changes are made to computing hardware, in order to increase its speed and energy efficiency. Optical interconnects are considered a solution to these obstacles, with potential to reduce energy consumption in on-chip optical interconnects to atto-Joule per bit (aJ/bit), while increasing operating speed beyond 20GHz. However, the state of the art photonics is bulky, inefficient, sensitive to environment, lossy, and its performance is severely degraded in real-world environment as opposed to ideal laboratory conditions, which has prevented from using it in many practical applications, including interconnects. Therefore, it is clear that new approaches for implementing photonics are crucial.

 

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We have recently developed a computational approach to inverse-design photonics based on desired performance, with fabrication constraints and structure robustness incorporated in design process. Our approach performs physics guided search through the full parameter space until the optimal solution is reached. Resulting device designs are non-intuitive, but are fabricable using standard techniques, resistant to temperature variations of hundreds of degrees, typical fabrication errors, and they outperform state of the art counterparts by many orders of magnitide in footprint, efficiency and stability. This is completely different from conventional approach to design photonics, which is almost always performed by brute-force or intuition-guided tuning of a few parameters of known structures, until satisfactory performance is achieved, and which almost always leads to sub-optimal designs.

Apart from integrated photonics, our approach is also applicable to any other optical and quantum optical devices and systems

Details for Session 7.0

Bio: Jelena Vuckovic (PhD Caltech 2002) has been a faculty member at Stanford since 2003, where she is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering and by courtesy of Applied Physics, and leads the Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics Lab. She has received numerous awards, including the Humboldt Prize, the Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship (from the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Technical University in Munich), the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), DARPA and ONR Young Faculty Awards. Vuckovic is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and of the Optical Society of America (OSA).

THURSDAY Lunchtime (Session 11.0 - 13:20-13:50 in room "Saal 2")

Thomas Form4th Keynote: Autonomous driving : ready to market? Which are the remaining top challenges?

Thomas Form, Head of Electronics and Vehicle Research, Volkswagen AG, DE and co-ordinator of the Pegasus research project on safety of automated driving

Abstract: During the last years a lot of prototypes for automated/autonomous driving vehicles have been presented to the public. Depending on the use case car manufacturers or tech companies have used an evolutionary or a revolutionary approach. While the evolutionary way should be more reasonable applied for owned cars due to cost restraints and the need for the functionality to work more or less by “something everywhere”, the revolutionary approach following the strategy “everything somewhere” seems to be the better solution for fleets of autonomous cabs or shuttles.

Although we have seen a lot of functional concepts for both approaches to automation, there are still some big challenges to be solved. On one hand the whole automation function has to be designed redundantly to ensure a sufficient functional safety level. In this context the use of Artificial Intelligence based networks could be a solution in particular neuronal networks based on deep learning.

On the other hand there is still the question “how good is good enough” having in mind that perfectly working systems cannot be realized and how can the necessary verification/validation process be implemented. The public funded project PEGASUS is working to provide first answers.

However: do we have considered all impacts of automated mobility?

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Bio: Born 1959, Thomas Form studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Braunschweig, Germany, joined the Institute for Communication Engineering as research fellow in 1987 and received his Ph.D. in 1992.

Up to 2002 he worked as a senior engineer in the Centre for Electromagnetic Compatibility of Volkswagen AG. In 2002 Dr. Form was appointed as the head of Telephone-/Telematics and Antenna systems development.

He became a professor for „Electronic Vehicle Systems” in the Institute of Control Engineering at the Technical University Braunschweig in 2005 and participated with the CAROLO-Team in the finals of the DARPA URBAN Challenge 2007.

From 2007 to 2009 he was responsible for concept development, module- and project management in the VW Electric/Electronic development.

In 2009 he was appointed as head of the “Electronics and Vehicle Research” within Volkswagen Group research. Major achievements were the presentation of AUDI “Jack” vehicle driving in L3 automatic mode with Journalists from San Francisco to CES 2015 in Las Vegas and the presentation of the autonomous driving pod “SEDRIC” in 2017.

Since 2016 he is the coordinator of the German national funded project PEGASUS which wants to answer the question “L3 Highway Chauffeur - how safe is safe enough and how to prove it”.

He got the Uni-DAS e.V. ADAS Award for significant influence on the development and introduction of driver assistance systems in 2017.

Memberships: IEEE Member, VDI FVT and VDE GMM (both in advisory board)

DATE 2018 in Dresden: Highlighting Future and Emerging Technologies and Designing Autonomous Systems

2017-12-20

DATE 2018: Advance Programme available online at https://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 766 paper submissions received, a large share (39%) is coming from authors in Europe, 26% of submissions are from America, 34% from Asia, and 1% from the rest of the world. This distribution clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, global reach, and impact.

For the 21st successive year, DATE has prepared an exciting technical programme. With the help of 335 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out 3079 reviews (mostly four reviews per submission), finally 185 papers (24%) were selected for regular presentation and 85 additional ones (cumulatively 35%, including all papers) for interactive presentation.

The DATE conference will take place from 19 to 23 March, 2018, at the International Congress Center Dresden, Germany.

On the first day of the DATE event, 4 in-depth technical tutorials on the four main topics of DATE as well as 3 industry hands-on tutorials will be given by leading experts in their respective fields, with technical topics on Emerging Technologies for Computing, Industrial IoT, Reliability from Physics to CAD, and Virtual Prototyping and Low-Power Design, and industrial topics on Building ARM Powered Internet-of-Things, Computer Vision for Automated Driving in MATLAB, and How to Implement Domain-Specific Modeling Languages. Also on Monday, DATE will host the first edition of a new forum, "Advancing Diversity in Electronic Design Automation (DivEDA)", which aims to increase the number and visibility of women and underrepresented minorities in the research community.

On Tuesday, 2 plenary keynote lectures will be given from Prof. Amnon Shashua, CEO & CTO of Mobileye, who will talk about "The Responsibility Sensitive Safety (RSS) Formal Model toward Safety Guarantees for Autonomous Vehicles" followed by Dr. Christopher Voigt, Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, to talk about "Programming Living Cells: Design automation to map circuits to DNA". On the same day, the Executive Track offers a series of business panels with executive speakers from companies leading the design and automation industry, discussing hot topics.

The main conference programme from Tuesday to Thursday includes 71 technical sessions organized in parallel tracks from the four areas

D – Design Methods & Tools

A – Application Design

T – Test, Reliability, and Robustness

E – Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems

DATE 2018 in Dresden: Highlighting Future and Emerging Technologies and Designing Autonomous Systems

2017-11-17

Out of a total of 766 paper submissions received, a large share (39%) is coming from authors in Europe, 26% of submissions are from the Americas, 34% from Asia, and 1% from the rest of the world. This distribution clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, global reach, and impact.

The largest number of papers were received in the following topics:

  • D Track:
    • Topic DT6 – “Design and Test of Secure Systems”
    • Topic D8 – “Architectural and Microarchitectural Design”
  • A Track:
    • Topic A7 – “Applications of Emerging Technologies”
  • T Track:
    • Topic T1 – “Modeling and Mitigation of Defects, Faults, Variability, and Reliability”
  • E Track:
    • Topic E1 – “Real-time, Networked, and Dependable Systems”

For the 21st successive year, DATE has prepared an exciting technical programme. With the help of 335 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out 3079 reviews (mostly four reviews per submission), finally 185 papers (24%) were selected for regular presentation and 85 additional ones (cumulatively 35%, including all papers) for interactive presentation.

General Information Registration & Participation

2017-11-09

THE ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW.

The registration to DATE 2018 is solely possible via the online registration platform. Please kindly note that everyone who wants to attend the conference, the exhibition or single sessions, must register. The online registration is possible by Wednesday, March 07, 2018 12:00:00 CET. Afterwards, the registration to the conference is only possible on-site at the registration desk and will result in an additional on-site charge of EUR 50.00.

Click here to register

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the DATE Conference Organization via email: date-registration at kitdresden [dot] de.

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Exhibition Theatre 2018 feat. Exhibition Workshops dedicated to focus topics like autonomous driving, technologies and applications for the digital age of 5G/IoT

2017-10-05

In addition to the conference programme during DATE 2018, there will be a presentation theatre as part of the exhibition from Tuesday, March 20 to Thursday, March 23, 2018, with six Exhibition Workshops dedicated to selected topics of major industrial relevance. As special highlight the keynote speakers from the technical conference will further elaborate on their views and visions in presentations complementing their keynote talks and in panel discussions. The theatre is located in the centre of the exhibition hall as well as close to the rooms of the technical conference programme, thus affording easy access for exhibition visitors as well as for conference delegates.

In these six workshops presentations from exhibitors together with contributions from invited speakers including keynote speakers from the technical conference will form an attractive program focussing on topics of major interest for a large community. In addition to the regular conference attendees especially the local industry as well as researchers from leading universities and research institutes will be invited to attend these workshops. As Exhibition as well as the Exhibition Workshops are free of charge for the visitors, this will be a very attractive offer.

With a clear focus for each workshop and the high level speakers from the conference, the Exhibition Workshops will be an attractive format for exhibitors to give their presentations to an audience not limited to the conference attendees.

DATE 2018 in Dresden: Highlighting Future and Emerging Technologies and Designing Autonomous Systems

2017-09-04

Reminder Paper Submissions at www.date-conference.com/submission-instructions
Deadline Paper Submission: 10 September, 2017

We would like to remind you that the deadline for paper submissions for DATE 2018 ends on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

DATE is the top scientific event in Design, Automation, and Test of microelectronics and embedded systems for the academic and industrial research communities worldwide. It provides 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.

Next year, the conference will take place again in the International Congress Center Dresden, Germany, from March 19 to March 23, 2018.

Two Special Days in the programme will focus on areas bringing new challenges to the system design community: Future and Emerging Technologies and Designing Autonomous Systems. Each of the Special Days will have a full programme of keynotes, panels, tutorials, and technical presentations.

The whole Organizing Committee cordially invites you to join us at this occasion and warmly welcomes all paper submissions for standard oral presentation or for interactive presentation, which must be submitted electronically by September 10, 2017.

Furthermore, it encourages proposals for Special Sessions, Tutorials, Friday Workshops, European Projects, University Booth, PhD Forum and Exhibition Theatre. Special attention and consideration will be given to Special Session proposals matching this year’s technical programme and exhibition focus on Future and Emerging Technologies and Designing Autonomous Systems

Please click HERE to review the detailed Call for Papers.

For any questions concerning the technical programme, please contact the Programme Chair Ayse K. Coskun (Boston University, US) by email: papers at date-conference [dot] com

Updated information is always available online: www.date-conference.com

University Booth at DATE 2018: Call for Demonstrations

2017-08-25

Initial submissions are still accepted until Wednesday, January 17, 2018 23:59:59 CET!

This is the Call for Demonstrations for the University Booth at DATE 2018 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 2018 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 2018 in Dresden, Germany.

Call for Nominations - EDAA Outstanding Dissertations Award 2017

2017-07-05

You may download this Call at: https://www.edaa.com/EDAA-Award/EDAA_Award_2017.pdf

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 software design and optimization for embedded, cyber-physical and secure systems.
  • Topic 2 – New directions in system-on-chip platforms co-design, novel emerging architectures and system-level management.
  • Topic 3 – New directions in logic, physical design and CAD for analog/mixed-signal, nano-scale and emerging technologies.
  • Topic 4 – New directions in safety, reliability and security-aware hardware design, validation and test for systems and circuits

In each category, one award can be given. Each award consists of a 1000 € prize and certificate. The awards will be presented at the DATE 2018 conference, where the awardees need to be present.

Deadline for nominations is October 31st, 2017, 23:59 CET.

The nominations must be submitted electronically, exclusively in PDF format, through the following URL: https://www.edaa.com/EDAA-Award

EDAA Award Chair:

Lorena Anghel
Grenoble INP Institute of Engineering, and EDAA Vice-Chair
Email: lorena [dot] anghel at grenoble-inp [dot] fr