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The registration to the conference is only 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 for DATE 2019 is possible until Wednesday, March 13, 2019 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.

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Keynotes at DATE 2019


TUESDAY OPENING CEREMONY (Session 1.1 - 08:30–10:30 at Palazzo dei Congressi)

Kenneth P. Caviasca1st Keynote: Working with Safe, Deterministic and Secure Intelligence from Cloud to Edge

Kenneth P. Caviasca, Intel Corporation, US

Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) will be the largest revolution in the data economy. At Intel, we understand the exponential power of data, and we’re making it practical and economical to put it to work from the edge to the cloud. Intel® technologies purpose-built for IoT deliver optimized performance at every point, practical ways to use artificial intelligence, broad connectivity support, and a built-in foundation of functional safety, time determinism and security to help protect and make dependable your data and systems. Proven solutions from our partner ecosystem can reduce the time, cost, and risk of IoT deployments. By harnessing the massive flood of data generated by connected things—and using it to gain actionable insights—we’ll accelerate business transformation to a degree never seen before.

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Bio: Kenneth P. Caviasca is vice president in the Internet of Things Group and general manager of architecture, silicon and platform engineering at Intel Corporation. He has overall responsibility for computing platforms targeted to the Internet of Things (IoT) market segment, including planning, architecture, user experience priorities, silicon definition, operating system porting, hardware, firmware, validation and manufacturing test. The IoT platforms developed by his team encompass product offerings based on Intel® Atom™, Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors.

Since joining Intel in 1984 as a silicon engineer in automotive controllers, Caviasca has held various technical and management positions in flash microcontrollers, embedded devices, video signal processors, security devices, chipsets, network processors, server processors and manufacturing operation startup. Before assuming his current position, he managed platform development for the Intelligent Systems Group, overseeing hardware, validation and software integration development. Earlier in his Intel career, he managed silicon development for the Communication Infrastructure Group and led a team responsible for delivering system-on-chip, server-class and chipset products for the embedded and communications market segment.

Between 2008 and 2010, Caviasca’s development team won several premier supplier awards from industry-leading communications equipment suppliers. He and his team also won an Intel Achievement Award in 2004 for excellence in network processor development.
Caviasca earned his bachelor’s degree in computer and electrical engineering from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and his MBA degree from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He holds seven patents in circuits, CPU and video systems architecture.

Jürgen Bortolazzi2nd Keynote: Assisted and Automated Driving

Jürgen Bortolazzi, Porsche, DE

Abstract: Since the introduction of Park Distance Control and Adaptive Cruise Control in the Mid 2000s, PORSCHE follows a systematic strategy to adapt driver assistance and automated driving to their product lines. There is no contradiction to the philosophy of a sports car: customers that enjoy driving on their own in case of appropriate traffic conditions expect significant ease of driving in stressful, time-consuming situations like traffic jams, or heavily occupied parking spaces. Furthermore, new functionalities like the predictive Innodrive system enabling efficient cruise control based on sophisticated planning algorithms provides a perfect contribution to the PORSCHE Intelligent Performance strategy.

Although the common discussion focuses on the higher levels of automation from SAE Level 3 to Level 4, at least for the next decade Level 1 and 2 systems will play a significant role being the technological state-of-the-art for a majority of cars. Therefore, PORSCHE focuses on increasing the performance and functionality of Level1/2 driver assistance system in parallel to participating in development programs to enable Level3/4 automated driving. This offers the opportunity to systematically build the necessary competency both in the technological fields of sensing, sensor fusion, planning and control as well as the necessary processes, methods and tools that are mandatory to develop, approve and release higher level automated systems. Systems Engineering has to be combined with approaches to process very large amounts of data whereas traditional random road based testing has to be replaced by a combination of virtual and systematic real world testing. Last but not least, a new end-to-end EE architecture is necessary to provide the seamless integration of the vehicle into an IT based service infrastructure.

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The keynote will address the following topics:

  • Benefits and challenges of assisted and automated driving
  • Status of L1/2 assisted driving
  • Challenges and technology assets for L3/4 automated driving
  • Data driven development methodologies
  • End-to-End Electronic Architecture (E³)

Bio: Jürgen Bortolazzi serves as head of engineering for advanced driver assistance and automated driving at Porsche. During his 25 year industrial career, Mr. Bortolazzi had several leading positions at Porsche and Mercedes Benz Cars focusing on E/E Architecture, electronic safety and driver assistance systems as well as intelligent lighting. He has initiated and managed several vehicle industry wide activities such as the OSEK/VDX and AUTOSAR software architecture, the FlexRay vehicle communication system, model based E/E Architecture Development as well as intelligent LED lighting systems.

Since 2007, Mr. Bortolazzi is a honorary professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and is engaged in teaching Systems Engineering for Automotive Electronics as well as graduating PhD students. Prior to his industrial career, Mr. Bortolazzi headed the Electronic Systems and Microsystems department at the Computer Science Research Institute in Karlsruhe and the Systems Engineering research group at the Fraunhofer Institute/University of Erlangen-Nuernberg. Mr. Bortolazzi received his Dipl.-Ing. in Electronic Engineering as well as his PhD degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg.

TUESDAY Lunchtime Keynote (Session 3.0 - 13:50–14:20)

Claudio GiorgioneKeynote: Leonardo da Vinci, Humanism and Engineering between Florence and Milan

Claudio Giorgione, Curator, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milano, IT

Abstract: The machines and mechanical elements drawn by Leonardo through the course of his itinerary as engineer and technologist belong to the most disparate fields, highlighting his curiosity about the technological culture of his times. Just as for the other sectors of his activity, the first machines depicted by Leonardo follow in the tradition of the Renaissance Florentine workshop and are characterized by a practical, empirical approach aimed at resolution of problems progressively as they arose. During his first Milanese period (1482-1499), Leonardo was experimenting with, and refining ever more effective graphical systems of representation, which he would proceed in applying also to other sectors, like anatomy, architecture, and military engineering. Sections, prospect views, and transparent views were used to decompose machines into their constituent elements, finding solutions for automating and rendering more efficient the existing traditional mechanisms, or for conceiving completely new mechanisms. Leonardo moved, particularly in the 1490s, from documentation of practical problems to a more theoretical analysis of the principles regulating the functioning of machines, from the study of mechanical elements to their inter-relation. The studies on friction and on motion in general are to be inserted into this perspective, which led him to the idea of compiling a treatise on mechanics, based on the analysis of mechanisms and gears, the so-called “elementi macchinali”.

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Bio: Claudio Giorgione graduated in History of Art at the Università degli Studi di Milano with a dissertation about the Renaissance milanese painter Bernardino Luini. He has been working at Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci since 1997, and is currently the Curator of the Leonardo Art and Science Department of the Museum. As an art historian he holds lectures and conferences. He is the author of the book "Leonardo da Vinci. The collection of models, "published by the Museum in 2009, and has curated and co-edited the exhibition and catalogue "Leonard de Vinci. La nature e l’invention” displayed at the Citè des Sciences in Paris, and published by Editions de la Martiniere in 2012 during for the exhibition at the Cité des Sciences in Paris "Leonard de Vinci. Projects, dessins, machines ". He also curated the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci, nature, art and science" in Incheon, South Korea, in 2009, and the exhibition "The Ideal City in the Renaissance" in the Pavillion of National Museum of Shanghai during the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China. He also wrote the essays “Leonardo e il disegno di Macchine” in the volume “Leonardo da Vinci. 1452-1519”, Skira, 2015, "Leonardo, la Fabbrica e il Tiburio" in the volume "Leonardo da Vinci and the construction of the Cathedral of Milan", Silvana Editoriale, 2012 and "Leonardo da Vinci and machines: body shape and automation" for the catalogue of the exhibition "Bodies, automata and robots", held in Lugano, Switzerland, 2009.

WEDNESDAY Special Day "Heterogeneous Computing: Embedded meets Hyperscale and HPC"

David PellerinKeynote: Heterogeneous, High Scale Computing in the Era of Intelligent, Cloud-Connected Devices (Session 7.0 - 13:50–14:20)

David Pellerin, Amazon, US

Abstract: Rapid advances in connected devices, coupled with machine learning and “data lake” methods of advanced analytics, have led to an explosion in demand for non-traditional, highly scalable computing and storage platforms. This increasing demand is being seen in the public cloud as well as in cloud-connected IoT edge devices. AI/ML is at the heart of many the newest, most advanced analytics and IoT applications, ranging from robotics and autonomous vehicles, to cloud-connected products such as Alexa, to smart factories and consumer-facing services in the financial and healthcare sectors. In support of these important workloads, alternative methods of computing are being deployed in the cloud and at the edge. These alternative, heterogeneous computing methods include CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and other emerging acceleration technologies. This talk presents examples of such use-cases within Amazon, as well examples of how Amazon customers increasingly rely on AI/ML, accelerated using alternative computing methods and coupled with smart, cloud-connected devices to create next-generation intelligent products. The talk will conclude with examples of how cloud-based semiconductor design is being enhanced using these same methods.

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Bio: David Pellerin serves as Head of Worldwide Business Development for Infotech/Semiconductor at Amazon Web Services. Prior to joining AWS, Mr. Pellerin had a career in electronic design automation and hardware-accelerated reconfigurable computing. He has experience with digital logic simulation and optimization, high-level synthesis, grid and cluster computing, and embedded systems for image, video, and network processing. He has published five Prentice Hall technical books on EDA and FPGA-related topics.

THURSDAY Special Day on "Model-Based Design of Intelligent Systems"

Edward A. LeeKeynote: A Fundamental Look at Models and Intelligence (Session 11.0 - 13:20–13:50)

Edward A. Lee, University of California, Berkeley, US

Abstract: Models are central to building confidence in complex software systems. Type systems, interface theories, formal semantics, concurrent models of computation, component models, and ontologies all augment classical software engineering techniques such as object-oriented design to catch errors and to make software more modular and composable. Every model lives within a modeling framework, ideally giving semantics to the model, and many modeling frameworks have been developed that enable rigorous analysis and proof of properties. But every such modeling framework is an imperfect mirror of reality. A computer system operating in the physical world may or may not accurately reflect behaviors predicted by a model, and the model may not reflect behaviors that are critical to correct operation of the software. Software in a cyber-physical system, for example, has timing properties that are rarely represented in formal models. As artificial intelligence gets more widely used, the problem gets worse, with predictability and explainability seemingly evaporating. In this talk, I will examine the limitations in the use of models. I will show that two very different classes of models are used in practice, classes that I call "scientific models" and "engineering models." These two classes have complementary properties, and many misuses of models stem from confusion about which class is being used. Scientific models of intelligent systems are very different from engineering models.

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Bio: Prof. Edward A. Lee Lee is the Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, where he has been on the faculty since 1986. He is the author of Plato and the Nerd - The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology (MIT Press, Fall 2017), Introduction to Embedded Systems - A Cyber-Physical Systems Approach (MIT Press, 2017), a number of other textbooks and research monographs, and more than 300 papers and technical reports. Lee has delivered more than 180 keynote talks and other invited talks at venues worldwide and has graduated at least 35 PhD students. Professor Lee's research group studies cyber-physical systems, which integrate physical dynamics with software and networks. His focus is on the use of deterministic models as a central part of the engineering toolkit for such systems. He has led the development of several influential open-source software packages, notably Ptolemy and its various spinoffs.

Lee is the director of iCyPhy, the Berkeley Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center, and the Ptolemy project. From 2013-2017, he was director of the nine-university TerraSwarm Research Center. From 2005-2008, he served as chair of the EE Division and then chair of the EECS Department at UC Berkeley. He received his BS degree in 1979 from Yale University, with a double major in Computer Science and Engineering and Applied Science, an SM degree in EECS from MIT in 1981, and a PhD in EECS from UC Berkeley in 1986. From 1979 to 1982 he was a member of technical staff at Bell Labs in Holmdel, New Jersey, in the Advanced Data Communications Laboratory. He is a co-founder of BDTI, Inc., where he is currently a Senior Technical Advisor, and has consulted for a number of other companies.

Lee is a Fellow of the IEEE, was an NSF Presidential Young Investigator, won the 1997 Frederick Emmons Terman Award for Engineering Education, and received the 2016 Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (TCRTS).

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University Booth at DATE 2019: Call for Demonstrations


This is the Call for Demonstrations for the University Booth at DATE 2019 in Florence, Italy! 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 2019 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 2019 in Florence, Italy.

Best Demonstrator Award

An award is given to the best demo during the Exhibition Coffee Break on Thursday, March 28, 2019 15:30. Any person attending the conference will be able to vote for the demonstrators.

DATE 2019 in Florence: Advance Programme available online



The DATE conference will take place from 25 to 29 March 2019 at the Firenze Fiera in Florence, Italy. It 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 834 paper submissions received, a large share (38%) is coming from authors in Europe, 28% of submissions are from the Americas, 33% from Asia, and 1% from the rest of the world. This distribution clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, global reach and impact.

For the 22nd successive year, DATE has prepared an exciting technical programme. With the help of 326 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out 3276 reviews (mostly four reviews per submission), finally 202 papers (24%) were selected for regular presentation and 91 additional ones (cumulatively 35%, including all papers) for interactive presentation.

DATE Party | Networking Event

The DATE Party traditionally states one of the highlights of the DATE week. As one of the main networking opportunities during the DATE week, it is a perfect occasion to meet friends and colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying local amenities. It is scheduled on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 19:30 to 23:00.

Please kindly note that it is not a seated dinner.

All delegates, exhibitors and their guests are invited to attend the party. Please note that entrance is only possible with a valid party ticket. Each full conference registration includes a ticket for the DATE Party (which needs to be booked during the online registration process though). Additional tickets can be purchased on-site at the registration desk (subject to availability of tickets). Price for extra ticket: 70 € per person.

DATE 2019 in Florence: Highlighting Embedded Systems meeting Hyperscale and High-Performance Computing and Model-Based Design of Intelligent Systems


Out of a total of 834 paper submissions received, a large share (38%) is coming from authors in Europe, 28% of submissions are from the Americas, 33% from Asia, and 1% from the rest of the world. This distribution clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, global reach and impact.

In the D track, the largest number of papers were received in Topics D2 – “System Design, High-Level Synthesis, and Optimization”, DT6 – “Design and Test of Secure Systems”, and D8 – “Architectural and Microarchitectural Design”. For the A track, Topic A7 – “Applications of Emerging Technologies” scored the highest number of submissions, similarly Topic T1 – “Modeling and Mitigation of Defects, Faults, Variability, and Reliability” for the T track, and finally Topic E2 – “Embedded Systems for Deep Learning” for the E track.

For the 22nd successive year, DATE has prepared an exciting technical programme. With the help of 326 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out 3276 reviews (mostly four reviews per submission), finally 202 papers (24%) were selected for regular presentation and 91 additional ones (cumulatively 35%, including all papers) for interactive presentation.


Hotel booking via "Destination Florence for Events"

DF for Events is the official reservation system of Florence, realized by Firenze Convention Bureau. Thanks to their numerous partnerships and premium relationships with the most hotels of the city, they are able to guarantee the best available room rates and reservation policies. Furthermore, all hotels were previously approved to ensure the comfort and safety of your stay in Florence.

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WARNING: If you are contacted from any other hotel agency regarding hotel rooms for DATE 2019 (e.g. from Larry Ellison or EHS), please note that they are not operating on our behalf. We collaborate with Florence Convention Bureau only.

Authors' Guidelines for Camera-Ready Submission of Accepted Papers

Deadline: Thursday, November 29, 2018 23:59:59 CET

Your submission for DATE 2019 has been accepted. Congratulations!

This page contains instructions to prepare the final material required to publish your contribution in time for the conference.

As the instructions differ depending on the type of submission, please follow the appropriate links below.

One full conference registration (at speaker/member rate) is required per accepted paper, regardless of whether the only attendee/presenter is a student (in which case the student rate registration will not qualify) by Thursday, November 29, 2018 23:59:59 CET.