DATE 2017 in Lausanne: Highlighting Electronics for the Internet of Things Era and Wearable and Smart Medical Devices


Out of a total of 794 paper submissions received, a large share (42%) is coming from authors in Europe, 32% of submissions are from America, 25% from Asia, and 1% from the rest of the world. This clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, its global reach and impact.

The most successful topics in terms of submissions received were:

  • D Track: Topic D8 – “Architectural and Microarchitectural Design”
  • A Track: Topic A5 – “Secure Systems”
  • T Track: Topic T4 – “System-Level Reliability Design, Analysis and On-line Test”
  • E Track: Topic E1 – “Real-time, Networked, and Dependable Systems”

For the 20th successive year DATE has prepared an exciting technical programme. With the help of 336 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out 3187 reviews (about four per submission), finally 193 papers (24%) were selected for regular presentation and 92 additional ones (11.5%) for interactive presentation.

The conference programme includes several hot-topic sessions, addressing low power challenges in IoT, Emerging Technologies and their applications, Security in Cyber-Physical Systems, Exascale Computing, and Self-Aware Systems.

In addition, the DATE 2017 programme will include keynote lectures from Dr. Arvind Krishna from IBM who will talk about “Design Automation in the Era of AI and IoT: Challenges and Pitfalls” and Dr. Doug Burger from Microsoft to talk about “Architectural and Economic Disruptions of the Cloud in Our Known World”. In addition, a keynote lecture from Prof. Giovanni De Micheli (Professor at EPFL and Director of will be given on Tuesday on "Distributed Systems for Health and Environmental Monitoring "within the initiative. On Wednesday, Dr. Keith Willett from Cisco will talk about “Internet of Everything is our Opportunity” and on Thursday, Dr. Sani Nassif from Radyalis LLC will give a keynote lecture about “The Engineering to Medicine Metamorphosis”.

On the first day of the DATE event, 10 in-depth technical tutorials will be given by leading experts in their respective fields, with topics on Design Solutions, Emerging Technologies, System Development and Verification, and Dependability. On Friday, 8 full-day workshops cover a large number of hot topics like VLSI for IoT, Emerging Memory Solutions and New Platforms for Future Cars.

Two Special Days in the programme will focus on areas bringing new challenges to the system design community: Designing Electronics for the Internet of Things Era and Designing Wearable and Smart Medical Devices, each having a full programme of keynotes, panels, tutorials and technical presentations.

Thanks to these two special days of DATE 2017, we will try to address the emerging challenges of our evolving society 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. While the potential influence of IoT in our daily life is enormous, there are major challenges related to microelectronics design, novel paradigms for data acquisition and fusion, as well as analysis and storage of the large volume of collected information. The Special Day on Designing Electronics for the Internet of Things Era investigates how the progress in technologies and applications of IoT can be nurtured and cultivated for the benefit of society.

Progress in microelectronics has enabled the miniaturization of data processing elements, radio transceivers and sensors for a large set of physiological phenomena. Autonomous sensor nodes can monitor(s) vital body parameters in an unobtrusive way during daily life. However, the inherent resource-constrained nature of these systems, coupled with the specific operating conditions, the stringent autonomy requirements and the need for automated analysis for complex biological signals pose important design challenges. The Special Day on Designing Wearable Electronics and Smart Medical Devices will cover the latest trends towards alternative architectures, technologies and design paradigms for low cost, low power, miniaturized devices such as smart wireless sensor nodes.

To inform attendees on commercial and design related topics, there will be a full programme 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), including campus booths with focus on special topics such as Internet-of-Things and Wearable Electronics. 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.

The conference online registration is now open, and the complete advance programme will be available on the DATE website starting from December, 2016.

DATE 2017 Press Contacts

General Chair
David Atienza, EPFL, CH
david [dot] atienza at epfl [dot] ch

Programme Chair
Giorgio Di Natale, LIRMM, FR
giorgio [dot] dinatale at lirmm [dot] fr

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

Publicity Chair
Aida Todri-Sanial
aida [dot] todri at lirmm [dot] fr

Exhibition Theatre Co-Chairs
Jürgen Haase, edacentrum GmbH, DE
Marisa Lopez-Vallejos, UPM, Spain
exhibition-theatre at date-conference [dot] com

Exhibition Co-Chairs
Fabien Clermidy, CEA Leti, FR
fabien [dot] clermidy at cea [dot] fr
Andrea Acquaviva, Politecnico di Torino, IT
andrea [dot] acquaviva at polito [dot] it

Local Arrangements/ICT
Homeira Salimi, EPFL, CH
homeira [dot] salimi at epfl [dot] ch

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