DATE 2016 Event Highlights Automotive and Secure Systems


DATE 2016 opens doors on March 14 at the International Congress Center Dresden, Germany

On Tuesday, the conference will be opened by the plenary keynote speakers Luc Van den hove, President and Chief Executive Officer imec, who will present a talk on “From the happy few to the happy many: towards an intuitive internet of things”, and Antun Domic, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Design Group, Synopsys, to talk about “Design will make everything different”. On the same day, the Executive Track offers a series of business panels discussing hot topics. Executive speakers from companies leading the design and automation industry will address some of the complexity issues in electronics design and discuss about the advanced technology challenges and opportunities.

Two special days in the programme mark the distinctive highlights during the DATE week: Automotive Systems and Secure Systems. Each of the Special Days will have a full programme of keynotes, panels, tutorials and technical presentations by leading experts from academia and industry.

During the Special Day on Wednesday, Automotive Systems, a keynote is given by Patrick Leteinturier, Fellow Automotive Systems, Infineon Technologies to talk about “The Car of the future will reinvent personal mobility”. In addition, the Automotive Special Day will feature a number of technical talks covering areas such as advanced driver assistance systems, formal methods for automotive software, and various aspects of in-vehicle as well as long-range automotive communications. Further, a panel with speakers from Infineon, Bosch, Mentor, Yogitech and ETAS will discuss various EDA solutions for the automotive domain and ways to go forward.

On Thursday, a keynote in the frame of the Special Day on Secure Systems will be given by Walden C. Rhines, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mentor Graphics on ”Secure silicon: enabler for the internet of things”. The Secure Systems day starts with an embedded tutorial focusing on low level software attacks, followed by technical papers addressing HW/SW embedded platform modifications for security, and technical papers discussing novel metrics and methods to support design for security and trust. The industrial relevance is illustrated with a special session addressing security challenges from Smart Grid, Industry4.0 and automotive.

The full conference programme including 10 in-depth tutorials on March 14, the regular conference from March 15 to 17, and 8 full-day parallel Friday Workshops on March 18, 2016, is available online:

Exhibition | Campus Booths and European Projects

The conference is complemented by an exhibition which runs for three days (Tuesday – Thursday), offering a comprehensive overview of commercial design and verification tools including vendor seminars and abundant networking possibilities with fringe meetings. This year, there are dedicated campus booths with focus on major trends shaping the future of microelectronics such as IoT and secure systems, Ultra-Low power technologies (FDSOI), 5G wireless networks, 3D-IC integration and automotive systems. On the campus booths major international industrial players and research institutions will jointly share their vision on those trends. With this setup the exhibition provides a unique networking opportunity and states the perfect venue for industries to meet University Professors to foster University Programme and especially for PhD Students to meet future employees.

Moreover, ten European Projects will be represented at a joint booth space in the heart of the exhibition area.

The full list of participating exhibitors and sponsors including their company profiles can be found online:

Exhibition Theatre features Hot Topics and Best Practice

In addition, there will be a presentation theatre as part of the exhibition (Tuesday – Thursday). The eleven Exhibition Theatre sessions will highlight visionary talks from industrial leaders and best practice presentations from the dedicated thematic campuses in the DATE16 Exhibition, with contributions from Bosch Sensortec, Fraunhofer, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Infineon, Nokia, T-Systems and many more. Hot Topics will include ultra-low-power technologies, IoT technologies and sensor platforms, IoT survival guide and big data challenges, 5G for the connected world, 3D-IC integration for SMEs and AMS coverage analysis.

DATE16 Exhibition Theatre will further feature a special themed session on the education of computer architects and SoC designers, a special "Model Based Design and Verification Day" and the launch of a worldwide MEMS design contest. Creators of these sessions are Imagination Technologies, MathWorks and Cadence, resp.

Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge. All exhibition programme sessions in the Exhibition Theatre (in Seminar rooms 3+4) can be visited with a free-of-charge exhibition visitor registration; a conference registration is not required.

Detailed information on the Exhibition Theatre sessions is available online:

University Booth

Another hot-spot in the exhibition is the University Booth where the leading universities and research institutes will present their latest research results with hardware and software demonstrators. With various sessions and presentations running in parallel, the University Booth is a unique place showcasing a large number of innovations covering EDA, design and test which will shape and revolutionize the way we design products in the future.

Detailed information on the University Booth programme is available at:

DATE 2016 will take place at the International Congress Center Dresden, Germany

The International Congress Center (ICC) Dresden is directly located on the banks of the river Elbe with a spectacular view at the historic city centre and within walking distance to downtown Dresden. The Saxon capital Dresden combines a uniquely rich cultural life with modern spirit and continuous scientific progress. Dresden’s historic centre with its baroque flair and plenty of popular sights such as the rebuilt Frauenkirche is part of the Dresden Elbe Valley and attracts numerous visitors from all over the world every year. Surrounded by a beautiful landscape, Dresden furthermore provides a picturesque environment for exceptional leisure tours. The city states an important centre of science with numerous universities, technology and scientific institutes. It is a modern and vibrant city with short distances and a cutting-edge technology and economy sector. Silicon Saxony is a registered industry association of 300 companies in the microelectronics and related sectors in Saxony, Germany, with around 20,000 employees. DATE is cooperating closely with Silicon Saxony to maximize quality visitor attendance to the show and increase visibility of the conference in the region. Dresden therefore states an excellent venue for hosting DATE 2016.

DATE Networking Event

The DATE Party marks another highlight during the DATE week. As one of the main networking opportunities, it states a perfect occasion to meet friends and colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying local amenities. It will take place on March 16, 2016, in one of Dresden's most outstanding museums, the Albertinum Dresden. This unique museum with its spectacular architecture has been reopened in June 2010 and houses the art gallery "Neue Meister" (New Masters Gallery) and the "Skulpturensammlung" (Sculpture Collection). All conference delegates, exhibitors and their guests are invited to attend the event (entrance is only possible with a valid party ticket though).

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DATE 2016 Press Contacts

General Chair
Luca Fanucci, University of Pisa, IT
luca [dot] fanucci at unipi [dot] it

Programme Chair
Jürgen Teich, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE
teich at cs [dot] fau [dot] de

Press Chair
Fred Santamaria, DATE, FR
fredmarcom at aol [dot] com

Publicity Chair
Marcello Coppola, STMicroelectronics, FR
marcello [dot] coppola at st [dot] com

Exhibition Theatre Chair
Jürgen Haase, edacentrum GmbH, DE
haase at edacentrum [dot] de

Exhibition Chair
Hans-Jürgen Brand, IDT/ZMDI, DE
hans-juergen [dot] brand at zmdi [dot] com

Local Arrangements/ICT
Tobias Seifert & Gerhard Fettweis, Technical University Dresden, DE
tobias [dot] seifert at ifn [dot] et [dot] tu-dresden [dot] de
gerhard [dot] fettweis at vodafone-chair [dot] com

Conference Manager
Franziska Kremling, K.I.T. Group GmbH, DE
date at kitdresden [dot] de
phone:+49 351 4967 541