DATE 2018 in Dresden: Highlighting Future and Emerging Technologies and Designing Autonomous Systems


Out of a total of 766 paper submissions received, a large share (39%) is coming from authors in Europe, 26% of submissions are from the Americas, 34% from Asia, and 1% from the rest of the world. This distribution clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, global reach, and impact.

The largest number of papers were received in the following topics:

  • D Track:
    • Topic DT6 – “Design and Test of Secure Systems”
    • Topic D8 – “Architectural and Microarchitectural Design”
  • A Track:
    • Topic A7 – “Applications of Emerging Technologies”
  • T Track:
    • Topic T1 – “Modeling and Mitigation of Defects, Faults, Variability, and Reliability”
  • E Track:
    • Topic E1 – “Real-time, Networked, and Dependable Systems”

For the 21st successive year, DATE has prepared an exciting technical programme. With the help of 335 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out 3079 reviews (mostly four reviews per submission), finally 185 papers (24%) were selected for regular presentation and 85 additional ones (cumulatively 35%, including all papers) for interactive presentation.

The conference programme includes several hot-topic sessions, addressing Computing with Emerging memories, Architectures for Deep Learning, IoT Security, Approximate computing, Spintronics, Ferroelectric FETs, and low power Image recognition.

In addition, the DATE 2018 programme will include keynote lectures, among others from Prof. Amnon Shashua, CEO & CTO of Mobileye on vision systems on autonomous driving. On Wednesday, Prof. Jelena Vuckovic from Stanford University will talk about “From inverse design to implementation of robust and efficient photonics for computing“.

On the first day of the DATE event, four in-depth technical tutorials on the four main topics of DATE as well as three industry hands-on tutorials will be given by leading experts in their respective fields, with technical topics on Emerging Technologies for Computing, Industrial IoT, Reliability from Physics to CAD, and Virtual Prototyping and Low-Power Design, and industrial topics on Building ARM Powered Internet-of-Things, Computer Vision for Automated Driving in MATLAB, and How to Implement Domain-Specific Modeling Languages. Also on Monday, DATE will host the first edition of a new forum, “Advancing Diversity in Electronic Design Automation (DivEDA)”, which aims to increase the number and visibility of women and underrepresented minorities in the research community.

On Friday, 7 full-day workshops cover a large number of hot topics like Software for IoT, Emerging Memories and Interconnections, and New Platforms for Future Cars.

Two Special Days in the programme will focus on areas bringing new challenges to the system design community: Future and Emerging Technologies and Designing Autonomous Systems. Each of the Special Days will have a full programme of keynotes, panels, tutorials and technical presentations.

The demands of future applications far exceed the capabilities of today’s computing systems, requiring transformative research and development in areas including designing with new devices such as carbon nanotubes, emerging nanosystem architectures, new computation models such as those based on quantum information processing, and emerging application domains such as microfluidics. The Special Day on Future and Emerging Technologies will address how the DATE community will play a major role in enabling these advances.

Autonomous vehicles and robots are prominent examples for a larger trend towards embedded and cyber-physical systems autonomy, where the current separation of design process and operation in the field will be replaced by a life-time process of in-field adaptation. The Special Day on Designing Autonomous Systems will cover the latest trends in autonomous systems and the resulting challenges for design processes and EDA tools.

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 employers.

The conference online registration is now open, and the complete advance programme will be available on the DATE website starting from December, 2017.

Updated information is always available online:

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

Press Chair

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

Exhibition Theatre Chair

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

Exhibition Chair

Hans-Jürgen Brand, ZMDI, Germany
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