DATE 2021 became a virtual conference due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic (click here for more details)

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 Organizing 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 Organizing Committees are working intensively to create a virtual conference that gives as much of a real conference atmosphere as possible.


Conference and Exhibition - March 2022

Call for Papers

Scope of the Event

The 25th DATE conference and exhibition is the main European event bringing together designers and design automation users, researchers and vendors as well as specialists in hardware and software design, test and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems. DATE puts strong emphasis on both technology and systems, covering ICs/SoCs, emerging technologies, embedded systems and embedded software.

Structure of the Event

The five-day event consists of a conference with plenary invited papers, regular papers, panels, hot-topic sessions, tutorials, workshops, special focus days and a track for executives. The scientific conference is complemented by a commercial exhibition showing the state-of-the-art in design and test tools, methodologies, IP and design services, reconfigurable and other hardware platforms, embedded software and (industrial) design experiences from different application domains, such as automotive, wireless, telecom and multimedia applications. The organisation of user group meetings, fringe meetings, a university booth, a PhD forum, vendor presentations and social events offers a wide variety of extra opportunities to meet and exchange information on relevant issues for the design automation, design and test communities. Special space will also be allocated for multi-partner innovative research projects to show their results.

More details are available on the DATE website:

Areas of Interest

Within the scope of the conference, the main areas of interest are: design automation, design tools and hardware architectures for electronic and embedded systems; test and dependability at system, chip, circuit and device level for analogue and digital electronics; modelling, analysis, design and deployment of embedded software and cyber-physical systems; application design and industrial design experiences.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • System Specification and Modelling
  • System-level Design Methodologies and High-Level Synthesis
  • System Simulation and Validation
  • Formal Methods and Verification
  • Design and Test for Analogue and Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems, and MEMS
  • Design and Test of Secure Systems
  • Network on Chip and Communication-Centric Design
  • Architectural and Microarchitectural Design
  • Low-power, Energy-efficient and Thermal-aware Design
  • Approximate Computing
  • Reconfigurable Systems
  • Logical and Physical Analysis and Design
  • Emerging Design Technologies for Future Computing
  • Emerging Design Technologies for Future Memories
  • Power-efficient and Sustainable Computing
  • Robotics and Industry 4.0
  • Automotive Systems and Smart Energy Systems
  • Augmented Living and Personalized Healthcare
  • Secure Systems, Circuits and Architectures
  • Self-adaptive and Learning Systems
  • Applications of Emerging Technologies
  • Modelling and Mitigation of Defects, Faults, Variability and Reliability
  • Test Generation, Test Architectures, Design for Test, and Diagnosis
  • Microarchitecture-Level Dependability
  • System-Level Dependability
  • Real-time and Dependable Systems
  • Embedded Systems for Deep Learning
  • Model-based Design, Verification and Security for Embedded Systems
  • Embedded Software Architectures, Compilers and Tool Chains
  • Cyber-Physical Systems Design

Submission of Papers

All papers must be registered by Sunday, 12 September 2021 AoE (title, abstract and co-authors), the final version of the paper to be submitted by Sunday, 19 September 2021 AoE (firm deadline) via:

Papers can be submitted either for standard oral presentation or for interactive presentation.

The Program Committee also encourages proposals for Special Sessions, Tutorials, Friday Workshops, University Booth Demonstrations, PhD Forum and Exhibition Theatre.


General Chair:
Cristiana Bolchini, Politecnico di Milano, IT
E-mail: cristiana [dot] bolchiniatpolimi [dot] it

Programme Chair:
Ingrid Verbauwhede, KU Leuven, BE
E-mail: Ingrid [dot] verbauwhedeatkuleuven [dot] be

Conference Organisation

c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
Bautzner Str. 117–119, 01099 Dresden, DE
Phone: +49 351 65573-137
E-mail: dateatkitdresden [dot] de