EDAA Achievement Award 2018 goes to Mary Jane Irwin


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

Dr. Mary Jane IrwinDr. Irwin has been on the faculty at Penn State since 1977 where she currently holds the title of Emeritus Evan Pugh University Professor in Computer Science and Engineering. Prior to retirement in July 2017, she also was the A. Robert Noll Chair in Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. She has devoted her entire career to promote the field of design and design automation and computer architecture. She has spent close to four decades contributing in a variety of ways to the field.

DATE 2018 Awards Ceremony


DATE Fellow Award, IEEE CEDA Service Award and IEEE CS TTTC Outstanding Contribution Award

Prof. David Atienza
For outstanding service contribution as General Chair of DATE 2017
Prof. David Atienza

IEEE Fellow Award

Prof. Tajana Simunic Rosing
University of California San Diego, US
elevated to IEEE Fellow
Prof. Tajana Simunic Rosing

Outstanding Dissertation Award - The Winners are ...


New directions in software design and optimization for embedded, cyber-physical and secure systems

Alessandro Biondi, Ph.D. (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, IT; Advisor: Prof. G. Buttazzo and Prof. M. di Natale)

Thesis: "Analysis and Design Optimization of Real-Time Engine Control Software"

New directions in system-on-chip platforms co-design, novel emerging architectures and system-level management

Matthias Jung, Ph.D. (University of Kaiserslautern, DE; Advisor: Prof. B. Jacob and N. Wehn)

Thesis: "System-Level Modeling, Analysis and Optimization of DRAM Memories and Controller Architectures"

New directions in logic, physical design and CAD for analog/mixed-signal, nano-scale and emerging technologies

Rajendra Bishnoi, Ph.D. (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE; Advisor: Prof. M. Tahoori and Dr. G. Prenat)

Thesis: "Performance Spintronic Memories"

New directions in safety, reliability and security-aware hardware design, validation and test for systems and circuits

Tobias Schneider, Ph.D. (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, DE; Advisor: Prof. T. Guneysu and Prof. A. Moradi)

Thesis: "Hardware-Based Countermeasures Against Physical Attacks"

DATE Proceedings


Tutorial Handouts


Please click a link below for download of the DATE 2018 tutorial handout material. Download is possible only for registered tutorial participants. You have received the password by e-mail or at the on-site registration desk.

You don't need a username.

If a tutorial is not listed below, the organizers have not yet provided the handout material.

There is one common handout for all tutorials that can be downloaded here.

University Booth at DATE 2018 - Final Programme


The final programme of the University Booth at DATE 2018 is available online here and for download as PDF document within the DATE booklet available here (page 122 ff).

The University Booth is organised during DATE and will be located in booth 16 of the exhibition area. All demonstrations will take place from Tuesday, March 20 to Thursday, March 22, 2018 during DATE. Universities and public research institutes have been invited to submit hardware or software demonstrators.

The University Booth programme is composed of 34 demonstrations from 14 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
  • Future and Emerging Technologies Prototypes
  • Autonomous Systems Prototypes

The University Booth at DATE 2018 invites you to booth 16 to find out more about the latest trends in software and hardware from the international research community.

General Information Registration & Participation


The online registration for DATE 2018 was possible until March 7, 2018. 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.

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

The online registration to the DATE Conference 2018 is now closed.

Registration to the conference is still possible on-site at the registration desk (main entrance foyer of the International Congress Centre Dresden) and will imply an on-site registration charge.

In case of any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us by email date-registration at kitdresden [dot] de or phone: +49 351 4823733.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at DATE 2018 in Dresden!

DATE Conference Organization
K.I.T. Group GmbH

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


On March 19, DATE 2018 opens the doors to the 21st DATE conference at the International Congress Center in Dresden, Germany.

The 21st DATE conference and exhibition takes place in Dresden for the fifth time - bringing together designers and design automation users, researchers and vendors, as well as specialists in the hardware and software design, test and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems. DATE puts strong emphasis on ICs/SoCs, reconfigurable hardware and embedded systems, including embedded software.

DATE 2018 takes place at the International Congress Center Dresden, Germany, from March 19 – 23, 2018, and is chaired by Professor Jan Madsen, Technical University Denmark, DK.

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 are given by leading experts in their respective fields. Technical topics covered are emerging technologies for computing, industrial internet-of-things (IoT), reliability from physics to CAD, virtual prototyping and low-power design, as well as industrial topics on building ARM powered IoT, computer vision for automated driving in MATLAB, and how to implement domain-specific modeling languages.

Also on Monday, DATE hosts 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 & CTO of Mobileye, an Intel company, and Senior Vice President, Intel Corporation, whose talk is 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 79 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

and from several special sessions on hot topics, such as, emerging technologies, low power challenges and approximate computing for IoT devices, security-aware design in cyber-physical systems, new benchmarking methods and applications for emerging devices, circuits, and architectures, methodologies to design and manage exascale computing system technologies, as well as results and lessons learned from European projects.

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

During the Special Day on "Future and Emerging Technologies" on Wednesday, a keynote is given by Prof. Jelena Vuckovic from Stanford University, on “From Inverse Design to Implementation of Robust and Efficient Photonics for Computing“. On Thursday in the frame of the Special Day on "Designing Autonomous Systems", Thomas Form, Head of Electronics and Vehicle Research, Volkswagen AG, and coordinator of the Pegasus research project on safety of automated driving gives a talk about “Autonomous Driving: Ready to Market? Which are the Remaining Top Challenges?”.

On Friday, 6 full-day workshops will be given, covering a large number of hot topics like Software for IoT, Emerging Memories and Interconnections, and New Platforms for Future Cars.

The full conference programme is available online:

Exhibition and Exhibition Theatre

DATE 2018 is complemented by an international exhibition for electronic design, automation and test, which runs for three days (Tuesday – Thursday), with special emphasis on the areas autonomous driving, 5G, FDSOI and IoT Security.
The full list of participating exhibitors and sponsors including their company profiles can be found online:

In addition, there is a presentation theatre as part of the exhibition (Tuesday – Thursday) with 28 presentations in six exhibition workshops. The programme highlights visionary talks from industrial leaders, tutorials, and best practice presentations. With workshops on autonomous driving and on functional safety, the application field of “automotive” is featured, along with a workshop on leading edge designs in the fields of IoT, RF and mobility using the technology 22FDX. There are also workshops on FPGA and SoC system development, secure IoT systems, and on enabling ICT innovations for SMEs.

Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge. All exhibition theatre sessions (in the Exhibition Theatre, located in the exhibition area) can be visited with a free-of-charge exhibition visitor registration; a conference registration is not required.

Detailed information on the Exhibition Theatre sessions is available online:

University Booth

Another hot-spot in the exhibition is the University Booth where leading universities and research institutes present their latest research results with hardware and software demonstrators. With various sessions and presentations running in parallel, the University Booth is a unique place showcasing a large number of innovations covering EDA, design and test which will shape and revolutionize the way we design products in the future.

Detailed information on the University Booth programme is available online:

DATE 2018 takes place at the International Congress Center in Dresden, Germany

The International Congress Center Dresden is directly located on the banks of the river Elbe with a spectacular view at the historic city centre. It is characterized by its modern architecture, easily accessible from Dresden Airport by public transport and within walking distance to downtown Dresden and all famous sights.

The Saxon state capital Dresden is beautifully located in the picturesque environment of the river Elbe valley in the eastern part of Germany. It belongs to the Saxon Triangle metropolitan area with around 2.4 million inhabitants. The city possesses a rich cultural life with plenty of popular sights such as the rebuilt Frauenkirche, combining both a unique baroque flair and a modern vivid spirit. It is well-known as popular tourist destination with short walking distances, but moreover recognized for its cutting-edge technology and economy sector in Germany and abroad. With more than 46 research institutes, various universities, and numerous non-university research organizations, Dresden is an important centre of science. The Dresden University of Technology is one of the 10 largest universities in Germany and part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative. Silicon Saxony is one of Europe’s most successful trade association for the semiconductor, electronic, microsystems and software industries, with more than 300 members. DATE is cooperating closely with Silicon Saxony to maximize quality visitor attendance to the show and increase visibility of the conference in the region. Dresden therefore provides an excellent venue for hosting DATE 2018.

DATE Party – Networking Event

The highlight of the DATE week is again the DATE Party, which offers the perfect occasion to meet friends and colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying local amenities. Hence, the party is one of the main networking opportunities during the DATE week. The party is scheduled on March 21, 2018, from 1900 to 2300, and takes place in one of Dresden’s most recognized museum locations, the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden. The museum was founded in 1912 and unlike its traditional name, the museum today offers not just hygiene in the medical or colloquial way, also a permanent collection “Adventure Human Being” showing how people shape their environment and affect society as physical and intellectual beings, as well as how they are influenced by the environment and society.

All delegates, exhibitors and their guests are invited to attend the party. Please note that entrance is only possible with a valid party ticket.

For further information, please visit: www.date-conference.com

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


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 IoT Student Challenge, sponsored by IEEE CEDA and Texas Instruments


TI logoIEEE CEDA logo


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"



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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