Advancing Electronics Beyond CMOS and System Level Design at DATE 2014 in Dresden


Call for Papers

DATE is a leading international event and unique networking opportunity for design and engineering of Systems-on-Chip, Systems-on-Board and Embedded Systems Software. Since the selection of venues Dresden (2010-2012) and Grenoble (2011-2013) has been a great success, the conference comes back to Dresden for DATE 2014.

DATE 2014 will take place at the International Congress Center Dresden, Germany, from 24-28 March 2014. Dresden, located in Germany, and is a leading key semiconductor site in Europe. It concentrates expertise on research, development and manufacturing of leading-edge technologies in order to drive semiconductor industry at the top. Major players are e.g. the Technical University which has recently succeeded in the German Excellence Initiative, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Infineon. The cooperation among all these players has evolved Silicon Saxony, a collaborative association with around 300 companies (40,000 employees) that represents the largest center of microelectronics in Europe. Dresden, the “City of Science”, has 11 Fraunhofer institutes, including Fraunhofer Center for Nanoelectronic Technologies (CNT), the IFW, the HZDR and further research institutes devoted to semiconductors.

The conference addresses all aspects of research into technologies for electronic and (embedded) systems engineering.  The Call for Papers shows the wide scope of technical contributions, covering the design process, test, and tools for design automation of electronic products ranging from integrated circuits to distributed large-scale systems.  This includes both hardware and embedded software design issues.  The conference scope also includes the elaboration of design requirements and new architectures for challenging application fields such as telecom, wireless communications, multimedia, and automotive systems. All papers have to be submitted electronically by Tuesday, September 13, 2016 23:59:59 CET - EXTENDED for standard oral presentation or for interactive presentation.

Two Special Days in the programme will focus on areas bringing new challenges to the system design community: Advancing Electronics Beyond CMOS and System Level Design. Each of the Special Days will have a full program of keynotes, panels, tutorials and technical presentations.

As the issues associated with CMOS scaling become harder and more costly to solve, the special day Advancing Electronics beyond CMOS will cover the latest trends towards alternative devices and paradigms for computing and data acquisition, storage and transport. Important topics include nanoscale switching devices and computing nanofabrics, trends in memory technologies in hybrid 3D integration, flexible and organic electronics, new state variable vectors (spintronics, photonics) and interfaces to the natural world (sensor networks, data analysis, displays, MEMS).

The special day System-Level Design will reflect current industrial practices as well as present recent advances in this research area. A particular emphasis will be on ultra-low power design and modeling at multiple abstraction levels, virtual platforms for software development and architecture design of MPSoCs. We will also take a look at high-level synthesis from different input languages as well as software code generation techniques. Important topics also include multicore enablement for safety-critical and real-time embedded systems as well as accelerator-rich design for the fight against dark silicon.

The conference is complemented by an exhibition running for three days (Tuesday – Thursday). This represents a unique networking opportunity for vendors of tools and services for hardware and embedded software for the design, development and test of Systems-on-Chip, IPs, Embedded Systems, ASICs, FPGAs and PCBs including a broad range of design reuse technologies and services.

The Exhibition Theatre is an open discussion forum on the exhibition floor, which offers a mix of panel discussions and user testimonials that provide a dynamic overview of key technical and business issues in electronic and embedded systems design. Submissions are invited from industry consortia, technology groups, standards bodies, or any person with opinions on future industry trends by Sunday, October 23, 2016.

On the first day of the DATE event, in-depth technical tutorials are given by leading experts in their respective fields.  The tutorials are well suited for researchers, tool developers and system designers. Friday Workshops concentrate on specialized emerging research and application topics. Tutorials and Friday Workshops Proposals have to be submitted electronically by Sunday, September 11, 2016 23:59:59 CET.

DATE 2014 Press Contacts

General Chair
David Atienza, EPFL, CH
Contact David Atienza

Programme Chair
Giorgio Di Natale, LIRMM, FR
papers at date-conference [dot] com

Press Chair
Fred Santamaria, International Press Consultant, FR
fredmarcom at aol [dot] com
phone: +33 298394870
fax: +33 2 9839-4870

Exhibition Theatre Chair

Local Arrangements and ICT Chair

Event Secretariat
Franziska Röhrig, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DE
date at kitdresden [dot] de
phone: +49 351 4967-541
fax: +49 351 4956116
Eva Smejkal, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DE
date at kitdresden [dot] de
phone: +49 351 4967-312
fax: +49 351 4956116