Taking into consideration the continued erratic development of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying restrictions of worldwide travelling as well as the safety and health of the DATE community, the Organising Committees decided to host DATE 2021 as a virtual conference in early February 2021. Unfortunately, the current situation does not allow a face-to-face conference in Grenoble, France.

The Organising Committees are working intensively to create a virtual conference that gives as much of a real conference atmosphere as possible. Industry Partners will soon be informed about virtual exhibition and sponsorship opportunities.

Updated information will always be available on this page.

BarCamp @ DATE

To present and discuss ideas and results of the ongoing scientific work, we invite researchers from the areas of electronic design automation (EDA), microelectronics and (embedded) systems design to our open BarCamp event.

The Concept

Letting the participants interactively decide about the agenda, BarCamps are massively relaxing the formal event structures. With nothing but your knowledge, your interest and your willingness to learn and to discuss, you are sufficiently prepared to join any session. Having an own topic, you only need to give a two or three minutes 'session pitch' (some very introductive words about your topic) to propose your topic as a session on its own. During the sessions we interactively explain, discuss and jointly develop the topics from that point of knowledge, where everybody is. Meeting and discussing on a par with each other everyone's individual interests and work can and will benefit from the others:

The BarCamp @ DATE offers exactly this informal, open space to you! You are not only allowed to bring your colleagues, you are even invited to suggest the BarCamp to anyone who might be interested, especially to anyone, who might be helpful for your topic!

This way the BarCamp is shaped by its participants!

You can be one of them!

The organisers

BarCamp @ DATE is organised by Young People Program Chairs of the DATE and is supported by the organisers of the edaBarCamp.

The Rules of a BarCamp

  1. Rule: You do talk about BarCamp.
  2. Rule: You do blog about BarCamp.
  3. Rule: If you want to present, you must write your topic and name in a presentation slot.
  4. Rule: Only three word intros.
  5. Rule: As many presentations at a time as facilities allow for.
  6. Rule: No pre-scheduled presentations, no tourists.
  7. Rule: Presentations will go on as long as they have to or until they run into another presentation slot.
  8. Rule: If this is your first time at BarCamp, you HAVE to present. (Ok, you don't really HAVE to, but try to find someone to present with, or at least ask questions and be an interactive participant.)


Before DATE conference, please send us one-liners on topic you would like to present, they will be published on this page. Spontaneous pitches are welcome. Use following email-address: young-people-programatdate-conference [dot] com

We suggest following umbrella-topics:

  • Technical Track : new perspectives in engineering
    • technical innovations -- design problems / ideas for solutions?!
    • problems, solutions, thoughts & ideas you want to share
    • looking for partners, projects, collaborations
  • Teaching Track : experiences, material ...
    • What matters most in education for the future generation of professionals?
    • Sharing best-practice
    • Sharing teaching material
    • Build lectures and seminars together
    • How to use the power of online teaching media and lessons learnt from teaching during COVID-19 times
  • Scientific Track : PhD’s, Professors & their Students ...
    • sessions on ‘your personal PhD topic’
    • ideas/topics for new PhD candidates
    • looking for industrial use-cases
    • looking for a job
  • Community Track : Shaping the future of our community
    • How to keep young professions in our community
    • Your ideas for the future of DATE

BarCamp will find place on 01.02.2021.

09:30 – 11:30 The pitching session starts, where every attendee will introduce and do 2 minutes pitch on the topic he/she would like to present. After the pitch, voting determines the agenda.

11:30 – 12:30 lunch

12:30 – 15:30 ongoing sessions, each slot is 1h

15:30 – 16:00 coffee break

16:00 – 18:00 ongoing sessions, each slot is 1h

20:00 – 22:00 Discussion of the results


During DATE registration, please select BarCamp attendance


In order to contact the organisers, please write an email to young-people-programatdate-conference [dot] com

BarCamp @ DATE is part of the Young People Program. In order to find out other DATE events for young people,

please visit www.date-conference.com/young-people-program