Call for Nominations: EDAA Achievement Award 2018


You may download this Call at https://www.edaa.com/EDAA_Achievement_Award_2018.pdf

In 2018, the European Design and Automation Association (EDAA) will grant the 16th EDAA Achievement Award.

Scope and Goals

The EDAA Achievement Award shall be given to individuals who made outstanding contributions to the state of the art in electronic design, electronic design automation, testing of electronic systems as well as embedded systems and software, during their career. Candidates can be of any age. In order to be eligible, candidates must have made innovative contributions which had an impact on the way electronic and embedded systems are being designed.

The goal of granting the award is to make the excellent work accomplish by people working within the above scope more widely known and to help publicizing the results more broadly.



The DATE exhibition will run for three days (Tuesday-Thursday). The spacious exhibition area will be located close to the conference rooms in the heart of the International Congress Centre and benefits from natural daylight. As the area is positioned centrally and will host the coffee and lunch break area as well, a constant frequentation will be guaranteed.

DATE also arranges a number of special events and features on the show floor in order to increase exhibition visits, such as an Exhibition Reception on Tuesday evening, extended conference breaks and an Exhibition Theatre with industry themed presentations.

Thus, the exhibition offers the perfect opportunity for discussions and talks with conference delegates, for gaining new industry contacts or intensifying existing business relationships. Furthermore, the DATE exhibition states the perfect venue for industries to meet university professors to foster their university programme and especially for PhD Students to meet their future employers.

DATE continues to be a growing event attracting more than 1,500 conference delegates and exhibition visitors annually.

The vibrant exhibition at DATE 2016, Dresden

The vibrant exhibition at DATE 2016, Dresden

DATE 2018 - Call for Papers online


Submission Key Dates

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

Submission Deadline
D, A, T and E papers Sunday, September 10, 2017 23:59:59 CET
Monday Tutorial proposals Sunday, September 10, 2017 23:59:59 CET
Friday Workshop proposals Sunday, September 10, 2017 23:59:59 CET
Special Session proposals Sunday, September 17, 2017 23:59:59 CET
PhD Forum Sunday, October 15, 2017 23:59:59 CET
European Projects Sunday, October 15, 2017 23:59:59 CET
Exhibition Theatre Sunday, October 29, 2017 23:59:59 CET
Notification of acceptance Friday, November 10, 2017
Camera-ready paper due date Thursday, November 30, 2017 23:59:59 CET
University Booth proposals Sunday, January 14, 2018 23:59:59 CET
DATE 2018 Call for Papers (PDF)394.25 KB

University Booth at DATE 2018 – Announcement, March 20-22, 2018


The University Booth fosters the transfer of academic work to industry. Universities and public research institutes are invited to demonstrate their mature hardware platforms, prototypes tools and pre-commercial results.

DATE, the Design, Automation and Test Conference and Exhibition is the unique European event bringing together researchers, users and vendors as well as specialists in design, test and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems. The University Booth is part of the DATE program and is sponsored by the DATE Sponsors Committee.

Being hosted by the largest electronic system design and test conference in Europe, the University Booth offers a unique chance to show your prototypes to both academia and industry during the exhibition. Demonstrations have to be accompanied by a one-page full description which will be published and distributed to all conference participants. They will be presented at the booth and will be supported by electronic and/or other media.

The University Booth is part of the DATE exhibition and is free of charge for presenters and their visitors.

Deadlines and schedule

  • Monday, July 31, 2017: Web based submission form is available
  • Sunday, January 14, 2018 23:59:59 CET: Deadline for submission
  • Friday, January 20, 2017: Notification of acceptance
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 23:59:59 CET: Deadline for full description of the demonstrator in PDF
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Final Programme of the University Booth at DATE 2018 available
  • March 20-22, 2018: University Booth at DATE 2018

DATE 2017 in Lausanne received over 1,500 registrations from international experts, who celebrated the 20th edition of the conference and exhibition


The DATE 2017 Conference and Exhibition closed doors last Friday, March 31, 2017, receiving more than 1,500 registrations from over 50 countries and ending with excellent feedback from both participants and exhibitors.

2017 was a special year for the world’s favourite electronic systems design and test conference, as the community celebrated its 20th edition and it was held for the first time in Switzerland, at the SwissTech Convention Center on the EPFL campus in Lausanne, from March 27 to 31, 2017.

DATE 2017 received 794 paper submissions, a large share (42%) coming from authors in Europe, 32% 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 presented an exciting technical programme, comprising 78 technical sessions and 11 Exhibition Theatre sessions. The DATE week started on Monday with nine in-depth tutorials and the popular PhD Forum, hosted by EDAA, ACM SIGDA, and IEEE CEDA.

On Tuesday, the conference was opened by the plenary keynote speakers Dr. Arvind Krishna from IBM presenting “Design Automation in the Era of AI and IoT: Challenges and Pitfalls” and Dr. Doug Burger from Microsoft who talked about “A New Era of Hardware Microservices in the Cloud”. In addition, a keynote lecture from Prof. Giovanni De Micheli (Professor at EPFL and Director of Nano-Tera.ch) was given on "Distributed Systems for Health and Environmental Monitoring" within the Nano-Tera.ch initiative. On the same day, an Executive Panel Session and three Innovative Technologies & Applications (IT&A) Sessions offered a series of business panels discussing hot topics. Executive speakers from companies leading the design and automation industry will address some of the complexity issues in electronics design and discuss about the advanced technology challenges and opportunities. A special session was dedicated to Ralph Otten, pioneer of physical design, who prematurely died in an accident.

DATE 2017, Lausanne: Thank you! +++ Save the DATE 2018: 19 – 23 March, 2018 in Dresden, Germany


DATE 2018 will take place from March 19 – 23, 2018, in Dresden, Germany, and will be chaired by Jan Madsen, DTU, Lyngby, Denmark.

The detailed Exhibition & Sponsorship Brochure and further information will be sent in June, 2017.

In case of any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Conference Organisation

DATE 2017 Impressions


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DATE 2017 Awards Ceremony


PhD Forum Best Poster Prize supported by EDAA, ACM Sigda and IEEE CEDA

Enabling Caches in Probabilistic Timing Analysis
Leonidas Kosmidis, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ES

Towards Computer-Aided Design of Quantum Logic
Philipp Niemann, University of Bremen, DE

IEEE Fellow Award

Prof. Todd Austin
University of Michigan
elevated to IEEE Fellow "for contributions to simulation techniques and resilient system design in computer architecture”
Prof. Todd Austin
Prof. Valeria Bertacco
University of Michigan
elevated to IEEE Fellow "for contribution to computer-aided verification and reliable system design”
Prof. Valeria Bertacco
Prof. Cristina Silvano
Politecnico di Milano
elevated to IEEE Fellow “for contributions to energy-efficient computer architectures”
Prof. Cristina Silvano

Prof. Alex Yakovlev
Newcastle University
elevated to IEEE Fellow “for contributions to theory and design of asynchronous circuits”

Prof. Alex Yakovlev

DATE Fellow Award

Dr. Juergen Haase
For long term outstanding contribution to the DATE Exhibition Theatre
Dr. Juergen Haase
Prof. Luca Fanucci
Università di Pisa
For outstanding service contribution as General Chair of DATE 2016
Prof. Luca Fanucci

IEEE CEDA Service Award

Prof. Luca Fanucci
For outstanding service contribution as General Chair of DATE 2016
Prof. Luca Fanucci

IEEE CS TTTC Outstanding Contribution Award

Prof. Luca Fanucci
For outstanding service contribution as General Chair of DATE 2016
Prof. Luca Fanucci

IEEE TTTC Lifetime Contribution Medal

Bernard Courtois
For outstanding technical contribution and fundamental impact on Test Technology
 Bernard Courtois

DATE 2017 Best Paper Awards

Each year the Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference presents awards to the authors of the best papers. The selection is performed by an award committee, based on the results of the reviewing process and the quality of the final paper.

DATE Best Paper Awards have been given during the DATE Party

D Track

Tushar Krishna1, Arya Balachandran2, Siau Ben Chiah2, Li Zhang3, Bing Wang3, Cong Wang2, Kenneth Lee Eng Kian3, Jurgen Michel4 and Li-Shiuan Peh5
1Georgia Institute of Technology, US; 2NTU, SG; 3SMART, SG; 4MIT, US; 5Professor, National University of Singapore, SG

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A Track

Mohamed Ibrahim1, Krishnendu Chakrabarty1 and Ulf Schlichtmann2
1Duke University, US; 2TU München, DE

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T Track

Jan Burchard1, Dominik Erb1, Adit D. Singh2, Sudhakar M. Reddy3 and Bernd Becker1
1University of Freiburg, DE; 2Auburn University, US; 3University of Iowa, US

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E Track

Jiachen Mao1, Xiang Chen2, Kent W. Nixon1, Christopher Krieger3 and Yiran Chen1
1University of Pittsburgh, US; 2George Mason University, US; 3University of Maryland, Baltimore County, US

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DATE 2017 Best IP Award

DATE Best IP Award has been given during the DATE Party

Vojtech Mrazek, Radek Hrbacek, Zdenek Vasicek and Lukas Sekanina, Brno University of Technology, CZ

EDAA Achievement Award 2017 goes to Prof. C. L. David Liu


The EDAA Achievement Award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the state of the art in electronic design, automation and testing of electronic systems during their career. In order to be eligible, candidates must have made innovative contributions, which had an impact on the way electronic systems are being designed.

Prof. C. L. (David) Liu

Prof. C. L. David Liu received his B. Sc. degree at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and his S. M. and Sc. D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His teaching career spans over forty years, at MIT, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and the National Tsing Hua University, where he is now the William Mong Honorary Chair Professor of Computer Science. His academic administrative duties include serving as Associate Provost at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign from 1996 to 1998, and as President of the National Tsing Hua University from 1998 to 2002.