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DATE 2022 fully virtual event

DATE 2022: fully virtual event -- ONSITE days moved ONLINE

We have been planning a special format for DATE 2022, aiming at bringing back the community together after two editions online, trying to balance the uncertainty of the situation and the desire to be partially back in presence. A special program has been organized to start the conference with two days in presence, full of outstanding talks and moments to meet and chat.
However, the current situation of the covid-19 infections across Europe and the consequent travelling/quarantine restrictions adopted by governments, companies and institutions have a strong impact on our health concerns and travelling opportunities, for speakers as well as attendees.
The "in presence" experience remains a fundamental aspect of any conference and of DATE in the specific, for its many networking moments, as well as for the social activities, however the safety of the community is once more a priority. Therefore, after thoughtfull discussion, the DATE Steering Committee opted to move DATE 2022 to a completely virtual event, moving the program of the first two days online also.

Although there is no way to mitigate the disappointment of not being able to meet in person, we trust the rich and interesting program will bring us together online to comment and contribute to the exciting talks and conversations with the speakers and authors of full DATE 2022 program.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:00

DATE 2022 at a glance!

DATE 2022 format

DATE 2022 edition exhibits a special format. The first two days (March 14-15, 2022) feature invited live sessions, talks and panels on emerging topics of interest for the DATE, on top of four keynote talks. In the following days (March 16-23, 2022), the scientific papers will be presented by means of a recorded video and authors will attend the online sessions to briefly pitch their work and be engaged in Q & A sessions to discuss their solutions and results. Specific sessions are organized for the accepted Interactive Presentations (IPs), where authors will have the opportunity to introduce the main aspects of their work, and be engaged in further discussions. Moreover, the following activities will take place: the PhD Forum, the University Fair, the Young People Program and the BarCamp, the Multi-Partner Projects, Tutorials and Workshops and the The Diversity in EDA session. On March 17-18 the Special Initiative on Autonomous Systems Design (ASD) will also take place, in continuity with DATE 2020 and 2021.

The conference platform will open one month in advance granting access to the scientific papers (pre-print pdfs) and the associated recorded video presentations, allowing attendees to asynchronously inform themselves on the D, A, T and E papers published at DATE 2022. During the conference week Q & A sessions the authors will be there live to make a brief pitch and ready to engage in conversations and answer questions. Through the platform it is also possible to preliminarily send questions in advance to the authors, to be answered during their session.

The DATE 2022 Programme with all available details is now available at https://www.date-conference.com/programme.

All scientific papers from tracks D, A, T and E will be presented by means of a recorded video and authors will attend the online sessions to briefly pitch their work and be engaged in Q & A sessions to discuss their solutions and results.
Specific sessions are organized for the accepted Interactive Presentations (IPs), where authors will have the opportunity to introduce the main aspects of their work, and be engaged in further discussions.

Mon, 20 Dec 2021 13:44

Sponsorship Fair - Call for Submissions

The Sponsorship Fair is an innovative initiative of DATE to bring together student teams participating to international competitions with and personnel from EDA and microelectronic companies. The Teams have the opportunity to present their activities, success stories and challenges, and to receive funding and support by the companies for their future activities.

Student teams will present their activities to the DATE attendees. Then, a poster session will follow to allow closer interaction of student teams with EDA and microelectronic companies, to allow discussion of sponsorship opportunities, e.g., in terms on monetary sponsorships, licenses, tutorials.


Student teams participating to international competitions, including but not limited to Robocup, Hyperloop and Carolo-Cup.


  • 10 minutes presentation of student activities in a plenary session with DATE attendees
  • A poster presentation to create contacts with professionals from EDA and microelectronic companies


Submissions need to contain:

  • Team description: name, affiliation, reference contact, list of international competitions
  • A poster presenting the main activities, success stories and challenges, by giving a highlight to EDA-related activities.

Submit to the DATE online submission system at https://www.softconf.com/date22/YPP/.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: January 30, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2022
  • Presentation at virtual DATE: Wednesday, 16 March 2022 5PM to 6:30PM CET


In case of any questions, please submit your query to young-people-programatdate-conference [dot] com.

Sponsorship Fair is part of the Young People Program. In order to find out other DATE 2022 events for young people, please visit https://www.date-conference.com/young-people-program.

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For companies, DATE 2022 offers numerous opportunities to get in contact with the DATE community and to advertise their novel solutions.

There are opportunities to advertise on the online platform, which attracted even a higher number of attendees in these past two editions. Indeed, the conference platform will serve as a point to flexibly meet with the attendees as well as to host non-live content.

Consult the DATE 2022 sponsorship opportunities brochure to find the most suitable option for your company. Tailor-made packages can be arranged to suit your special requests.

Feel free to contact us to discuss your needs and ideas. We would be delighted to welcome you among our sponsors at DATE, and to see you in Antwerp and/or online, for an interesting program and effective networking.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 10:27

Young People Program

PhD Students initiatives

The DATE 2022 conference includes a number of initiatives targeting PhD and master students, with the goal of increasing their visibility, establishing contacts, and encouraging discussion about their future perspectives with experts of the field.

Mon, 5 Jul 2021 12:37

PhD Forum - Call for Submissions

The PhD Forum is an online poster session hosted by the European Design Automation Association (EDAA), the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA), and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). The forum is a great opportunity for PhD students who have completed their PhD thesis within the last 12 months or who are close to complete their thesis to present their work to a broad audience in the system design and design automation community from both industry and academia. The forum may also help students to establish contacts for entering the job market. In addition, representatives from industry and academia get a glance of state-of-the-art in system design and design automation.

Download the DATE 2022 PhD Forum Call for Submissions here

Wed, 6 Jan 2021 10:49

Career Fair – Call for Submissions

Information for Students

The Young People Program aims at bringing together Ph.D. Students and potential job seekers with recruiters from EDA and microelectronic companies. Interested jobseekers have the opportunity to apply to open positions which will be presented by the companies. If a student raises the interest in the position, an online interview will be scheduled.


The following two classes of students are eligible:

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 15:34


Accommodation and Hotel Reservation

In cooperation with the service provider HRS, the Conference Organisation offers hotel rooms at favourable rates in Antwerp for all conference delegates.

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Opening Keynote: What is beyond AI? Societal opportunities and electronic design automation

Mon, 08:50
Valeria Bertacco

Valeria Bertacco, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, United States


The success of hardware in enabling AI acceleration and broadening its scope has been nothing short of remarkable. How do we use the power of hardware design and electronic design automation to instead make the world a better place? EDA will be the cornerstone of innovative solutions in ensuring data privacy, sustainable computing and taming the data flood.

Opening Keynote: Cryo-CMOS Quantum Control: from a Wild Idea to Working Silicon

Mon, 09:40
Edoardo Charbon

Edoardo Charbon, EPFL, Switzerland


The core of a quantum processor is generally an array of qubits that need to be controlled and read out by a classical processor. This processor operates on the qubits with nanosecond latency, several millions of times per second, with tight constraints on noise and power. This is due to the extremely weak signals involved in the process that require highly sensitive circuits and systems, along with very precise timing capability. We advocate the use of CMOS technologies to achieve these goals, whereas the circuits will be operated at deep-cryogenic temperatures. We believe that these circuits, collectively known as cryo-CMOS control, will make future qubit arrays scalable, enabling a faster growth in qubit count. In the lecture, the challenges of designing and operating complex circuits and systems at 4K and below will be outlined, along with preliminary results achieved in the control and read-out of qubits by ad hoc integrated circuits that were optimized to operate at low power in these conditions. The talk will conclude with a perspective on the field and its trends.

Lunch Keynote Monday: Batteries: powering up the next generations

Mon, 12:30
Silvia Bodoardo

Silvia Bodoardo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy


The quest for energy possibly from renewable sources is rapidly increasing, due to new digital technologies that are taking up more and more space in our lives, electric vehicles expected to replace old combustion ones. However, today’s battery technology is lagging behind adjacent technological advances, with most devices using lithium-ion batteries, that bring with them some concerns and not the least their availability in Europe. To create a European energy platform for the future, bringing together renewable energy sources, electric transportation and a connected Internet of Things, a new solution for battery technology needs to be found. 

This keynote will explore how current challenges can be overcome through the application of advances in new materials, what is Europe doing in the field of batteries, the need of skilled people and how the future of battery technology can contribute to build a better, greener and connected world.

Lunch Keynote Tuesday: AI in the edge; the edge of AI

Tue, 12:30
Georges G.E. Gielen

Georges Gielen, University of Leuven, Belgium


In the world of IoT, both humans and objects are continuously connected, collecting and communicating data, in a rising number of applications including industry 4.0, biomedical, environmental monitoring, smart houses and offices. Local computation in the edge has become a necessity to limit data traffic. Additionally embedding AI processing in the edge adds potentially high levels of smart autonomy to these IoT 2.0 systems. Progress in nanoelectronic technology allows to do this in power- and hardware-efficient architectures and designs. This keynote gives an overview of key solutions, but also describes main limitations and risks, exploring the edge of edge AI.