University Booth at DATE 2016 - Final Programme


The final programme of the University Booth at DATE 2017 is available online here and for download as PDF document within the DATE booklet available soon here.

The University Booth is organised during DATE and will be located in booth 1 of the exhibition area. All demonstrations will take place from Tuesday, March 28 to Thursday, March 30, 2017 during DATE. Universities and public research institutes have been invited to submit hardware or software demonstrators.

The University Booth programme is composed of 39 demonstrations from 13 different countries, presenting software and hardware solutions. The programme is organised in 11 sessions of 2 or 2.5 h duration and will cover the topics:

  • Electronic Design Automation Prototypes
  • Hardware Design and Test Prototypes
  • Internet-of-Things Prototypes
  • Wearable Electronics and Smart Medical Prototypes

The University Booth at DATE 2017 invites you to booth 1 to find out more about the latest trends in software and hardware from the international research community.

Winners Announcement - EDAA Outstanding Dissertations Award 2016


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, the European Design and Automation Association (EDAA) has established an award for outstanding Ph.D. dissertations.

Four categories have been considered in 2016:

  • 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 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 robust circuit design, reliability-aware design and system test.

An open call for nominations was organized. The awards are open to young researchers from any country. The dissertations must have been finalized in the last 2 years before the submission deadline. The nominations had to include

  • An extended statement explaining the outstanding contributions of the thesis,
  • The PhD thesis, preferably in English.
  • A CV and a list of related publications.

The nominations had to be supported by at least two reference letters of experts, and at least one from a different university.

In 2016, EDAA has received a total of 31 submissions from around the world. In each category a committee of international experts evaluated all nominations and selected the final winner. Each award consists of a 1000 € prize and a certificate.

The 2016 winners have been selected by a high level jury composed by Prof. Lorena Anghel, Prof. José L. Ayala, Prof. Luca Benini, Prof. Naehyuck Chang, Prof. Yao-Wen Chang, Prof. Catherine Dehollain, Prof. Giovanni De Micheli, Prof. Giorgio Di Natale, Prof. Andreas Herkersdorf, Prof. Farinaz Koushanfar, Prof. Jan Madsen, Prof. Subhasish Mitra, Dr. Sani Nassif, Prof. Hidetoshi Onodera, Prof. Frédéric Pétrot, Prof. Donatella Sciuto, Prof. Olivier Sentieys, Prod. Mehdi Tahoori, Prof. Norbert Wehn, and Prof. Marilyn Wolf. They will be awarded at the DATE 2017 Conference and Exhibition, to be held March 27 - 31 in Lausanne, Switzerland (www.date-conference.com). The 2016 winners in the 4 categories are:

  • Topic 1: Marco Zimmerling, Ph.D. (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich - ETHZ, Switzerland; Advisor: Prof. Lothar Thiele); Thesis: “End-to-end Predictability and Efficiency in Low-power Wireless Networks”.
  • Topic 2: Bingjun Xiao, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Advisor: Prof. Jason Cong); Thesis: “Communication Optimization for Customizable Domain-Specific Computing”.
  • Topic 3: Kai Hu, Ph.D. (Duke University, USA; Advisor: Prof. Krishnendu Chakrabarty); Thesis: “Optimization, Testing and Design-for-Testability of Flow-Based Microfluidic Biochips”.
  • Topic 4: Veit Benedikt Kleeberger, Ph.D. (Technical University of Munich, Germany; Advisor: Prof. Ulf Schlichtmann); Thesis: “Resilient Cross-Layer Design of Digital Integrated Circuits”.

DATE 2017 in Lausanne: Highlighting Electronics for the Internet of Things Era and Wearable and Smart Medical Devices


DATE 2017: 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 794 paper submissions received, a large share (42%) is coming from authors in Europe, 32% of submissions are from America, 25% from Asia, and 1% from the rest of the world. This clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, its global reach and impact.

For the 20th successive year DATE has prepared an exciting technical programme. With the help of 336 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out 3187 reviews (about four per submission), finally 193 papers (24%) were selected for regular presentation and 92 additional ones (11.5%) for interactive presentation.

The DATE conference will be held at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, from March 27 to 31, 2017.

DATE 2017 IoT Ten-Cent System-on-Chip Challenge


Call for Posters

This session invites poster submissions on novel systems-on-chips for IoT applications. The IoT space demands both extremely low power (microwatts to nanowatts) and extremely low cost (as low as ten cents). Each poster will explain how their SoC concept meets these requirements for innovative IoT applications. A chip may be designed for any aspect of the IoT ecosystem: nodes, hubs, cloud, etc.
A poster should discuss:

  • The intended applications of the chip and of the IoT system of which it will be a part.
  • Design goals for cost, power/energy consumption, and security.
  • Chip architecture including block diagram.
  • Novel aspects of the design: sensors, power management, communication, security, etc. 
  • Challenges in hardware and software design.

Submissions may be at the concept stage. However, some projects may be at a more advanced stage, in which case the poster can present a more detailed description of the SoC.

Posters will be presented during the interactive presentation part at the IoT Day. Each poster will receive a 1-minute presentation during the session, followed by discussion at the posters. In addition to discussion with DATE attendees, each poster will be visited by the Challenge Committee, which will discuss the proposal with the presenters and provide suggestions. Each poster will be awarded by the Challenge Committee with an award at one of three levels: gold, silver, or bronze.

Participants should submit a one-page abstract to the Ten-Cent SoC Challenge category by February 1, 2017 on https://easychair.org/my/conference.cgi?welcome=1;a=13009792;conf=vlsiiot17 . The abstract should include a title, authors, and a brief summary of the proposal. Authors will be notified of acceptance by February 15, 2017.

For more information, please contact:
Special Day IoT Co-Chairs
Andreas Herkersdorf, Technische Universität München, DE
Contact Andreas Herkersdorf
Marilyn Wolf, Georgia Tech, US
Contact Marilyn Wolf

Keynotes at DATE 2017



Arvind Krishna1st Keynote: Design Automation in the Era of AI and IoT: Challenges and Pitfalls

Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President and Director, IBM Research, US

Abstract: The AI and IoT revolutions are twin phenomena that are reshaping business models, industries, and society. If we are to maximize their potential, we must overcome significant technical challenges with the help of the Design Automation and Test Community. [...]

Doug Burger2nd Keynote: A New Era of Hardware Microservices in the Cloud

Doug Burger, Microsoft Research, US

Abstract: The Cloud is causing a major shift in both the business ecosystem and system infrastructures. The major hyperscale providers are building out highly-interconnected, worldwide computers at a scale that allows them to make significant first-party investments. This verticalization allows them to make cross-layer architectural changes more rapidly than would the old horizontal model. [...]

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

Giovanni De Micheli3rd Keynote: Precision Medicine: Where Engineering and Life Science meet

Giovanni De Micheli, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH

Abstract: As we witness the relentless growth of computing power, storage capacity and communication bandwidth, we also see a major trend in bio-medical sciences to become more quantitative and amenable to benefit from the support of electronic systems. Moreover, societal and economic needs push us to develop and adopt health-management approaches that are more effective, less expensive and flexible enough to be personalized to individual and community needs. [...]

WEDNESDAY Lunchtime (Session 7.0 – 13:50 - 14:20)

Keith Willett4th Keynote: Internet of Everything is our Opportunity

Keith Willett, Director of Software Engineering for Merck Serono, US

Abstract: Merck Serono is working to revolutionize patient care and doctor assist through utilization of technology that is built of the Internet of Everything. Using global resources to consolidate medical devices under a single platform that will store, analyze and recommend patient care to physicians, Merck is leveraging the Internet of Everything to improve patient care. [...]

THURSDAY Lunchtime (Session 11.0 13:20-13:50)

Sani R. Nassif5th Keynote: The Engineering to Medicine Metamorphosis

Sani R. Nassif, Radyalis LLC, US

Abstract: We EDA engineers are justifiably proud of the tremendous success that integrated electronics has enjoyed over the last 50 years. After all the world has been irrevocably changed by the pervasive connectivity and computing capability we have enabled. Today's smart devices are just the beginning of an avalanche of "intelligence" that will be enabled by the internet of things and further change our lives for the better. [...]

DATE 2017 in Lausanne: Highlighting Electronics for the Internet of Things Era and Wearable and Smart Medical Devices


Out of a total of 794 paper submissions received, a large share (42%) is coming from authors in Europe, 32% of submissions are from America, 25% from Asia, and 1% 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 D8 – “Architectural and Microarchitectural Design”
  • A Track: Topic A5 – “Secure Systems”
  • T Track: Topic T4 – “System-Level Reliability Design, Analysis and On-line Test”
  • E Track: Topic E1 – “Real-time, Networked, and Dependable Systems”

For the 20th successive year DATE has prepared an exciting technical programme. With the help of 336 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out 3187 reviews (about four per submission), finally 193 papers (24%) were selected for regular presentation and 92 additional ones (11.5%) for interactive presentation.

The conference programme includes several hot-topic sessions, addressing low power challenges in IoT, Emerging Technologies and their applications, Security in Cyber-Physical Systems, Exascale Computing, and Self-Aware Systems.

General Information Registration & Participation


The registration to the conference is solely possible online via the online registration platform on this website. Please kindly note that everyone who wants to attend the conference, the exhibition or single sessions must register. The online registration is possible until Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:00:00 CET. Afterwards, the registration to the conference is only possible on-site and will imply an additional on-site charge of CHF 50.00.

Click here to register

Kindly note:

  • Speakers are kindly asked to provide the SoftID/PaperID of their accepted paper when registering online. Each accepted paper requires at least one different full conference registration at the speaker rate (i.e., two speaker registrations are needed for two accepted papers, e.g. from the main author or a co-author of the paper)!
  • 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 Conference Organization by email date at kitdresden [dot] de or fax: +49 351 4956 116, i.e. a scanned copy of the student ID card or a letter from a professor or head of department to confirm the student status at the time of the 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.

Early Author Notification


To check if your paper has been accepted for presentation at DATE 2017, please enter the paper ID or SoftConf confirmation ID here

DATE 2017 - Call for Papers online


Submission Deadlines

Details about submitting a paper to DATE at https://www.date-conference.com/submission-instructions.

Submission Deadline
Notification of acceptance Friday, November 11, 2016
Camera-ready paper due date Wednesday, November 30, 2016
University Booth proposals Monday, January 16, 2017 23:59:59 CET
DATE 2017 Call for Papers (PDF)882.83 KB

DATE 2017 in Lausanne: Highlighting Electronics for the Internet of Things Era and Wearable and Smart Medical Devices


Reminder Paper Submissions at ww.date-conference.com/submission-instructions
Deadline Paper Submission: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 23:59:59 CET - EXTENDED

We would like to remind you that the deadline for paper submissions for DATE 2017 ends on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

In 2017, the DATE conference will celebrate its 20th edition! It will take place from 27 to 31 March, 2017, at the SwissTech Convention Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland, and will be chaired by Professor David Atienza (EPFL, CH).

The whole Organizing Committee is going to prepare an especially remarkable technical programme, again addressing all aspects of research into technologies for electronic and embedded system engineering.

Two Special Days in the programme will focus on two areas bringing new challenges to the system design community: “Designing Electronics for the Internet of Things Era” and “Designing Wearable and Smart Medical Devices”

The whole DATE 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. 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 Internet of Things (IoT), smart wearable electronics, energy-efficient cloud computing and advanced robotics applications.

Please click HERE to review the official Call for Papers.

For any questions concerning the technical programme, please contact the Programme Chair Giorgio Di Natale (LIRMM, FR)
Email: papers at date-conference [dot] com