DATE 2022 - Call for Papers

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Submission Key Dates

Submission Instructions Deadline
PhD Forum submissions Monday, 15 November 2021 Friday, 19 November 2021 AoE
Multi-Partner Projects submissions Monday, 15 November 2021 AoE
University Fair submissions Monday, 15 November 2021 AoE
Young People Program submissions Monday, 15 November 2021 AoE
Notification of acceptance Thursday, 11 November 2021 AoE
Camera-ready paper due date Monday, 13 December 2021 AoE
Paper presentation video due date Friday, 21 January 2022 AoE

Kindly note that all deadlines are strict and no extensions can be given.

DATE conference is the main European event 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 a strong emphasis on both technology and systems, covering ICs/SoCs, reconfigurable hardware and embedded systems, and embedded software.

The multi-day event consists of a conference with regular papers, complemented by panels, hot-topic sessions, tutorials, workshops, special focus days and executives. The event will also host the Young People Program, the University Fair and Multi-Partner Projects dissemination on innovative research activities fostering the networking and the exchange of information on relevant issues, recent research outcomes and career opportunities.

DATE 2022 is the 25th edition of an event that has been the place for researchers, young professionals and industrial partners to meet, present their research, and discuss the current development and next trends, with high emphasis on social interaction.

For its 2022 event, DATE presents a special format as the situation related to COVID-19 is improving but safety measures and restrictions will remain uncertain for the upcoming months across Europe and worldwide. In transition towards a future post-pandemic event again, DATE 2022 will host a two-day live event in presence in the city of Antwerp, to bring the community together again, followed by other activities carried out entirely online in the subsequent days. This setup combines the in-presence experience with the opportunities of online activities, fostering the networking and social interactions around an interesting program of selected talks and panels on emerging topics to complement the traditional DATE high-quality scientific, technical and educational activities.

The Conference

The conference addresses all aspects of research into technologies for electronic and (embedded) systems engineering. It covers 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, healthcare and automotive systems. Persons involved in innovative industrial designs are particularly encouraged to submit papers to foster the feedback from design to research.

Special Talks & Panels on Emerging Topics

The scientific research track is complemented by a set of focused sessions on emerging topics bringing new challenges to the community, with presentations and interactions on interesting and timely issues., for both the in presence and online events.
Giovanni De Micheli and Marco Casale-Rossi.

Focus on Quantum and Neuromorphic Computing

The emergence of the quantum computing and neuromorphic computing technology areas are initiating paradigm shifts in the world of compute. To fulfil their potential, these technologies require innovative new architectures, cutting-edge materials, and specialized hardware and software. Focused talks on these topics will provide an opportunity to hear from leaders in these fields about the newest results that are driving these technologies to fruition.
Aida Todri-Sanial and Anne Matsuura

Focus on Interpretable AI and Nanoelectronics-Based Designs of edge computing systems in the IoT 2.0 Era

Our society is evolving to a point where objects and people will be almost permanently connected and exchanging information. This scenario, called the Internet of Things (IoT), is the result from the convergence in the evolution and integration of communication, computing, sensing, and the new wave of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Moreover, the progress in nanoelectronics can potentially enable a new generation of autonomous sensor nodes executing complex AI algorithms onboard, or also called edge AI computing systems. This new concept of IoT (or IoT 2.0) can enable monitor and react unobtrusively during our daily lives for all types of application domains, such as, personalized healthcare or Industry 4.0. Focused talks on these topics will cover the latest trends towards alternative edge AI architectures and design paradigms using nanoelectronics technologies, as well as discussing how the challenges related to ethics and interpretability of AI results can be nurtured for the benefit of society in the IoT 2.0.
David Atienza and Ayse K. Coscun

Special Initiative "Autonomous Systems Design"

DATE 2022 will also host a timely Special Initiative on Autonomous Systems Design.
Fueled by the progress of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems become more and more integral parts of many Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) applications, such as automated driving, robotics, avionics, industrial automation, and smart systems in general. Autonomous systems are self-governed and self-adaptive systems that are designed to operate in an open and evolving environment, which is not completely defined at design time. This poses a unique challenge to the design and verification of dependable autonomous systems. The DATE Special Initiative on Autonomous Systems Design will include peer-reviewed papers, special sessions and interactive sessions addressing these challenges. More details and a specific call for contributions can be found online:
Selma Saidi and Rolf Ernst

Topic Areas for Submission

Within the scope of the conference, the main areas of interest are organised in the following tracks. Submissions can be made to any of the track topics.

Track D: Design Methods and Tools, addresses design automation, design tools and hardware architectures for electronic and embedded systems. The emphasis is on methods, algorithms, and tools related to the use of computers in designing complete systems. The track’s focus includes significant improvements on existing design methods and tools as well as forward-looking approaches to model and design future system architectures, design flows, and environments.

This track is organised in the following topics:

Track A: Application Design, is devoted to the presentation and discussion of design experiences with a high degree of industrial relevance, real-world implementations, and applications of specific design and test methodologies. Contributions should illustrate innovative or record-breaking designs, which will provide viable solutions in tomorrow’s silicon, embedded systems, and large-scale systems. In topic A8, there is the opportunity to submit 2-page papers that expose industrial research and practice.

This track is organised in the following topics:

Track T: Test and Dependability, covers all test, design for test, reliability, and design-for-robustness issues, at system-, chip-, circuit-, and device-level for both analogue and digital electronics. Topics of interest also include diagnosis, failure mode analysis, debug and post-silicon validation challenges, and test or fault injection methods addressing system security.

This track is organised in the following topics:

Track E: Embedded Systems Design, is devoted to the modelling, analysis, design and deployment of embedded software or embedded/cyber-physical systems. Areas of interest include methods, tools, methodologies and development environments. Emphasis will also be on model-based design and verification, embedded software platforms, software compilation and integration, real-time systems, cyber-physical systems, networked systems, and dependable systems.

This track is organised in the following topics:


Click the links below for a full list of the Executive and Programme committee members:


The event is sponsored by the European Design and Automation Association, the Electronic System Design Alliance, the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation, the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation, and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In cooperation with IEEE Computer Society Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC), IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) and IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS).


Anja Zeun, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DEConference Organisation | Conference Manager
Anja Zeun, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DE
dateatkitdresden [dot] de
phone: +49 351 65573-137
fax: +49 351 65573-299

Cristiana Bolchini, Politecnico di Milano, ITGeneral Chair
Cristiana Bolchini, Politecnico di Milano, IT
cristiana [dot] bolchiniatpolimi [dot] it

Ingrid Verbauwhede, KU Leuven, BEProgramme Chair
Ingrid Verbauwhede, KU Leuven, BE
papersatdate-conference [dot] com


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