Record number of submissions for DATE 2015, highlighting Electronics Design for the Internet of Things and for Medical Applications


DATE 2015 receives 915 paper submissions – an all-time high for DATE and a 3% increase over DATE 2014.

Besides the large share (45%) of submissions coming from Europe, 24% of submissions are from North-America, 28% from Asia, and 3% from the rest of the world. This clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, its global reach and impact.

The most successful topics were:

  • D Track: Topic D2 – “System Design, High-Level Synthesis and Optimization”
  • A Track: Topic A5 – “Secure Systems”
  • T Track: Topic T4 – “On-Line Test, Fault Tolerance and Robust Systems”
  • E Track: Topic E1 – “Real-time, Networked, and Dependable Systems”

For the 18th successive year DATE has prepared an exciting technical program. With the help of 209 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out 3675 reviews (more than four per submission), finally 206 papers (22%) were selected for regular presentation and 86 additional ones (9%) for interactive presentation.

The conference program includes several hot-topic sessions and embedded tutorials, highlighting the opportunities for inexact computing in next-generation embedded systems, and presenting the latest design methodologies on cyber-physical systems towards personalized medicine-on-a-chip. In addition, the exciting program of DATE 2015 includes several panels discussing the future of nano-electronics, semiconductor technologies, and electronics design in Europe, as well as the evaluation of the emerging drivers that are triggering the innovation in health care systems.

On the first day of the DATE event, 10 in-depth technical tutorials are given by leading experts in their respective fields, with topics ranging from Spintronics and Spin Orbit Torque Magnetic Memories (SOT-MRAM) to Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems. On Friday, 10 full-day workshops cover a large number of hot topics like 3D design automation, neurocomputing and optical interconnect systems.

Special Day on Designing Electronics for the Internet of Things             
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 of the convergence in the evolution and integration of communication, computing, storage and sensing technologies. However, the potential influence of IoT in our daily life is enormous, but there are major design challenges ahead. Thus, this special day investigates how the progress in technologies and applications of IoT can be nurtured and cultivated for the benefit of society.

Special Day on Designing Electronics for Medical Applications: Progress in microelectronics has enabled the development of autonomous sensor nodes that can monitor vital body parameters in an unobtrusive way during daily life. However, the inherent resource-constrained nature of these systems and the need for automated analysis for complex biological signals pose important design challenges. This special day covers the latest trends towards alternative architectures, technologies and design paradigms for low cost, low power, miniaturized wireless sensor nodes.

To inform attendees on commercial and design related topics, there will be a full program in the Exhibition Theatre which will combine presentations by exhibiting companies, best-practice reports by industry leaders on their latest design projects and selected conference special sessions. The conference is complemented by an exhibition, running for three days (Tuesday – Thursday), which states 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 conference online registration is now open and the complete advance program will be available on the DATE website starting from December 2014.

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DATE 2018 Press Contacts

General Chair

Jan Madsen, Technical University of Denmark, DK
jama at dtu [dot] dk

Programme Chair

Ayse K. Coskun, Boston University, MA, US
acoskun at bu [dot] edu

Exhibition Theatre Chair

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

Exhibition Chair

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

Local Arrangements/ICT

Robert Wittig & Gerhard Fettweis, Technical University Dresden, DE
robert [dot] wittig at tu-dresden [dot] de
gerhard [dot] fettweis at vodafone-chair [dot] com

Conference Organization

Franziska Röhrig, K.I.T. Group GmbH, DE
date at kitdresden [dot] de