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


Call for Papers

DATE is the major international event for design and engineering of Systems-on-Chip, Systems-on-Board and Embedded Systems Software and states a unique networking opportunity, 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.

In 2017, the conference will celebrate its 20th edition and will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the first time, from March 27 to 31, 2017, at the SwissTech Convention Centre. SwissTech was inaugurated in 2014, and is favorably located in the centre of the EPFL campus. With numerous institutions, laboratories and startups, over 24,000 students and more than 100 nationalities represented, the campus states a major global centre of science, culture and economy. The convention centre is located at walking distance to hotels and shopping facilities, and conveniently connected to public transport in order to reach downtown Lausanne in less than 15 minutes. It is characterized by its spectacular architecture, innovative design and flexible modular structure – capable of adapting to any size of group and event. As the main meeting venue for visitors and business partners from all over the world, the convention centre offers a stimulating environment and a perfect venue for hosting the DATE conference, at the very heart of innovation in Europe.

The five day event addresses all aspects of research into technologies for electronic and embedded system engineering, covering the design process, test, and automation tools for electronics ranging from integrated circuits to distributed embedded 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 telecoms, wireless communications, multimedia, healthcare and assistive technology, smart energy, and automotive systems.

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 Electronics and Smart Medical Devices. Each of the Special Days will have 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.

The whole Organizing Committee welcomes all paper submissions for standard oral presentation or for interactive presentation, which have to be submitted electronically by September 11, 2016.

The conference is complemented by a vivid exhibition, running for three days (Tuesday – Thursday), It is 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. Furthermore, it states the perfect venue for industries to meet University Professors to foster their University Programme and especially for PhD Students to meet their future employers. There will be a full programme in the Exhibition Theatre again, combining presentations from exhibitors, best-practice reports by industry leaders on their latest design projects and selected conference special sessions. Exhibition Theatre Submissions are invited from industry consortia, technology groups, standard bodies, or any person with opinions on future industry trends by October 23, 2016.

On the first day of the DATE week, in-depth technical tutorials are given by leading experts in their respective fields. The tutorials are well-suited for researchers, tool developers and system designers. On Friday, workshops concentrate on specialized emerging research and application topics. Proposals for Monday Tutorials and Friday Workshops have to be submitted electronically by September 11, 2016.

The Organizing Committee also encourages proposals for Special Sessions, European Projects, the University Booth as well as the PhD Forum. Special attention and consideration will be given to Special Session proposals matching this year’s technical programme and exhibition focus on Internet of Things (IoT), smart wearable electronics, energy-efficient cloud computing and advanced robotics applications.

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