Submission Instructions

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1. Scientific Papers for Oral Presentation

DATE seeks submissions of original, unpublished scientific work in one of its four tracks (D, A, T, and E) and 28 topics; for a full track and topic list, see Tracks and Topics list.

Scientific papers can be submitted for either (1) formal oral presentation or for (2) interactive presentation. Oral presentations are given in 30-minute ("long") or 15-minute ("short") slots in the conference program in front of an audience, and require novel and complete research work supported by experimental results. (For Interactive Presentations, see Interactive Presentations.)

All manuscripts must be submitted for review electronically. The only accepted file format is PDF. Any other format and manuscripts received in hard-copy form will not be processed. Manuscripts for Oral Presentation should not exceed six (6) pages in length. To permit blind review, manuscripts should not include the author names nor affiliations. All manuscripts should be formatted as close as possible to the final format: A4 or letter pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10pt. Use of colors may enhance your figures and is encouraged. Detailed instructions for formatting your manuscript are included in the file (format.pdf). Templates are provided for MS-Word and LaTeX files at http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/pubservices/confpub/AuthorTools/con.... Manuscripts not in line with the above rules might be discarded.

IMPORTANT PAPER SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
Please note that Sunday, September 13, 2015 23:59:59 CET, is the deadline to receive for each submitted paper (to be a valid submission) at least a title, abstract and complete list of authors (not changeable). Then, the full paper (six-, four- or two-page document, depending on the submission type) can be submitted at the same time or later, but must be uploaded at the latest by Friday, September 18, 2015 23:59:59 CET. Otherwise the initial submission of Sunday, September 13, 2015 23:59:59 CET will be automatically withdrawn.

Submissions need to be made on-line via the following URL:
https://www.softconf.com/date16/conference/

All submitted papers will be evaluated with regard to their suitability for the conference, originality, and technical soundness. The Program Committee reserves the right to reorient Oral-Presentation papers to Interactive-Presentation and vice versa, to obtain the most suitable presentation format. Submissions which are also under review or accepted by another conference, symposium, or journal will be rejected. The DATE conference will work cooperatively with others to check for these so-called "double-submissions".

The contact author of a submitted paper will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her paper by Friday, November 06, 2015. In case of acceptance, authors need to prepare a final, camera-ready manuscript by Friday, November 27, 2015.

WARNING: you are not allowed to modify the list of authors after the submission deadline. It is extremely important that you put the full list (in the correct order) when submitting the paper online. If your paper will be accepted, you will not be able to modify it later on.

It is mandatory that at least one author of each accepted paper attends the conference to present the work. Please note that each paper shall be accompanied by at least one different full conference registration at the speaker rate (i.e., two speaker registrations are needed for two accepted papers, e.g. from the main author or a co-author of the paper).

For more information, please contact:
Programme Chair
Jürgen Teich, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE
papers at date-conference [dot] com

2. Scientific Papers for Interactive Presentation

DATE seeks submissions of original, unpublished scientific work in one of its four tracks (D, A, T, and E) and 28 topics; for a full topic list, see Tracks and Topics list.

Scientific papers can be submitted for either (1) formal oral presentation or for (2) interactive presentation. Interactive presentations are expected to articulate emerging and future design, verification and test problems including work in progress and identify open problems that merit innovative future research. These presentations are given on a laptop in a face-to-face discussion area. (For Oral Presentations, see Scientific Papers for Oral Presentation.)

Scientific Papers for Interactive Presentations will be included in the conference proceedings. Moreover, a "Best Interactive Presentation Award" will be given.

All manuscripts must be submitted for review electronically. The only accepted file format is PDF. Any other format and manuscripts received in hard-copy form will not be processed. Manuscripts for Interactive Presentation should not exceed four (4) pages in length and should be clearly marked on the top of the first page as an "Interactive Presentation" submission. To permit blind review, manuscripts should not include the author names nor affiliations. All manuscripts should be formatted as close as possible to the final format: A4 or letter pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10pt. Use of colors may enhance your figures and is encouraged. Detailed instructions for formatting your manuscript are included in the file (format.pdf). Templates are provided for MS-Word and LaTeX files at http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/pubservices/confpub/AuthorTools/con.... Manuscripts not in line with the above rules might be discarded.

IMPORTANT PAPER SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Please note that Sunday, September 13, 2015 23:59:59 CET, is the deadline to receive for each submitted paper (to be a valid submission) at least a title, abstract and complete list of authors (not changeable). Then, the full paper (six-, four- or two-page document, depending on the submission type) can be submitted at the same time or later, but must be uploaded at the latest by Friday, September 18, 2015 23:59:59 CET. Otherwise the initial submission of Sunday, September 13, 2015 23:59:59 CET will be automatically withdrawn.

Submissions need to be made on-line via the following URL:
https://www.softconf.com/date16/conference/

All submitted papers will be evaluated with regard to their suitability for the conference, originality, and technical soundness. The Program Committee reserves the right to reorient Oral-Presentation papers to Interactive-Presentation and vice versa, to obtain the most suitable presentation format. Submissions which are also under review or accepted by another conference, symposium, or journal will be rejected. The DATE conference will work cooperatively with others to check for these so-called "double-submissions".

The contact author of a submitted paper will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her paper by Friday, November 06, 2015. In case of acceptance, authors need to prepare a final, camera-ready manuscript by Friday, November 27, 2015.

WARNING: you are not allowed to modify the list of authors after the submission deadline. It is extremely important that you put the full list (in the correct order) when submitting the paper online. If your paper will be accepted, you will not be able to modify it later on.

It is mandatory that at least one author of each accepted paper attends the conference to present the work. Please note that each paper shall be accompanied by at least one different full conference registration at the speaker rate (i.e., two speaker registrations are needed for two accepted papers, e.g. from the main author or a co-author of the paper).

For more information, please contact:
Programme Chair
Jürgen Teich, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE
papers at date-conference [dot] com

3. Industrial Experiences Brief Papers

DATE seeks submissions of original, unpublished papers covering industrial experiences and case studies in its Topic A7. Industrial Experiences Brief Papers are submitted for oral presentation in 15-minute ("short") slots in the conference program in front of an audience.

All manuscripts must be submitted for review electronically. The only accepted file format is PDF. Any other format and manuscripts received in hard-copy form will not be processed. Manuscripts for Industrial Brief Papers should not exceed two (2) pages in length. To permit blind review, manuscripts should not include the author names nor affiliations. All manuscripts should be formatted as close as possible to the final format: A4 or letter pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10pt. Use of colors may enhance your figures and is encouraged. Detailed instructions for formatting your manuscript are included in the file (format.pdf). Templates are provided for MS-Word and LaTeX files at http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/pubservices/confpub/AuthorTools/con.... Manuscripts not in line with the above rules might be discarded.

IMPORTANT PAPER SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
Please note that Sunday, September 13, 2015 23:59:59 CET, is the deadline to receive for each submitted paper (to be a valid submission) at least a title, abstract and complete list of authors (not changeable). Then, the full paper (six-, four- or two-page document, depending on the submission type) can be submitted at the same time or later, but must be uploaded at the latest by Friday, September 18, 2015 23:59:59 CET. Otherwise the initial submission of Sunday, September 13, 2015 23:59:59 CET will be automatically withdrawn.

Submissions need to be made on-line via the following URL:
https://www.softconf.com/date16/conference/

All submitted papers will be evaluated with regard to their suitability for the conference, originality, and technical soundness. Submissions which are also under review or accepted by another conference, symposium, or journal will be rejected. The DATE conference will work cooperatively with others to check for these so-called "double-submissions".

The contact author of a submitted paper will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her paper by Friday, November 06, 2015. In case of acceptance, authors need to prepare a final, camera-ready manuscript by Friday, November 27, 2015.

WARNING: you are not allowed to modify the list of authors after the submission deadline. It is extremely important that you put the full list (in the correct order) when submitting the paper online. If your paper will be accepted, you will not be able to modify it later on.

It is mandatory that at least one author of each accepted paper attends the conference to present the work. Please note that each paper shall be accompanied by at least one different full conference registration at the speaker rate (i.e., two speaker registrations are needed for two accepted papers, e.g. from the main author or a co-author of the paper).

For more information, please contact:
Programme Chair
Jürgen Teich, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE
papers at date-conference [dot] com

4. Special Session Proposals: Embedded Tutorials, Hot-Topic Sessions, Panels

Special Sessions can take the form of (1) Panels discussing visionary and/or controversial issues, (2) Hot-Topic Sessions, dealing with the introduction and discussion of new R&D problems, and (3) Embedded Tutorial Sessions, addressing trends in the technical domains that are of interest to the conference participants. Special attention and consideration will be given to Special Sessions proposals matching DATE 2016 technical programme and exhibition campus focus: 5G wireless networks, 3D-IC integration, automotive systems, FD-SOI, IoT, and systems security.

Special Session proposals consist of an extended summary of up to 1500 words as PDF file, describing the session content and format, and must be submitted via the website by Sunday, September 13, 2015 23:59:59 CET.

Submissions need to be made on-line via the following URL:
https://www.softconf.com/date16/special/

The submitter of a submitted Special Session proposal will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her proposal by Friday, November 06, 2015. In case of acceptance, contributors of accepted Special Sessions will be asked to submit final texts or statements of panelists, as appropriate, for publication in the Proceedings as final, camera-ready manuscripts by Friday, November 27, 2015. Panel sessions are entitled to one page per panelist in the Proceedings, Hot-Topic Sessions are allocated a maximum of six (6) pages per speaker, whereas Embedded Tutorials are allocated one single paper for the entire session which should not exceed ten (10) pages.

For these final, camera-ready manuscripts, the only accepted file format is PDF. All papers should be formatted as follows: A4 or letter pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10pt. Use of colors may enhance your figures and is encouraged. Detailed instructions for formatting your paper are included in the file (format.pdf). Templates are provided for MS-Word and LaTeX files at http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/pubservices/confpub/AuthorTools/con....

For the accepted special sessions, it is the responsibility of the Special Session organizer(s) to ensure that the Friday, November 27, 2015 deadline is met and all the camera-ready manuscripts from their respective Special Sessions are technically sound and meet the editorial standards of the DATE Proceedings. The Special Session Co-Chairs may decline the publication of the final manuscripts in the DATE Proceedings if the above responsibility is not fulfilled.

For more information, please contact:
Special Sessions Co-Chairs
Giovanni De Micheli, EPFL, CH
specialsessions at date-conference [dot] com
Marco Casale-Rossi, Synopsys, IT
specialsessions at date-conference [dot] com

5. Monday Tutorial Proposals

On the first day, half-day technical tutorials on selected topics will be given by leading experts in their respective fields. The proposal should motivate the topic and its relevance for both academia and industry, describe the target audience (who? how many? match with typical DATE audience?), the reason for a tutorial (why a tutorial, why now), tutorial objectives, and a clear planning hereto (tutorial outline and speakers, what will be done to attract the audience). Proposals should be submitted before Sunday, September 13, 2015 23:59:59 CET via the DATE website.

Submissions of all tutorials need to be made on-line via the following URL:

https://www.softconf.com/date16/tutorials/

The tutorial organizer(s) will be notified of acceptance or rejection of proposals by Friday, November 06, 2015. In case of acceptance, final information about the tutorial structure (confirmed speakers, final abstract, final agenda) must be provided by Tuesday, December 01, 2015. Tutorial hand-out material (consisting of all slides and perhaps also background reading material) needs to be uploaded as a single PDF file via the SoftConf submission page by Thursday, February 18, 2016.

Speakers of accepted tutorials will receive:

  • Free registration for all tutorial speakers to the DATE 2016 Monday Tutorials.
  • One free conference registration per tutorial.
  • A honorarium up to € 1.000,00 depending on the success of the tutorial, to be divided by the various speakers of the tutorial.

For more information, please contact:
Tutorials Chair

6. PhD Forum

The PhD forum is part of the DATE Conference and hosted by the European Design Automation Association (EDAA), the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA), and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). The forum is a great opportunity for PhD students to present their work to a broad audience in the system design and design automation community from both industry and academia. The forum may also help students to establish contacts for entering the job market. In addition, representatives from industry and academia get a glance of state-of-the-art in system design and design automation. Contributions can be submitted via the DATE website by Sunday, November 01, 2015 (extended). Submissions should follow the instructions given at https://www.date-conference.com/phd-forum-call-for-submission by Sunday, November 01, 2015 (extended).

For more information, please contact:
PhD Forum Chair
Rolf Drechsler, University of Bremen/DFKI, DE
phd-forum at date-conference [dot] com

7. University Booth

The University Booth fosters the transfer of academic work to industry. The University Booth is part of the DATE exhibition and is free of charge for presenters and their visitors. It should be noted that the University Booth is not intended for disseminating the results of collaborative projects for which there is a specific section in the exhibition hall. Research institutes and universities interested in demonstrating their mature prototypes and pre-commercial results should follow the submission instructions given at https://www.date-conference.com/exhibition/u-booth by Monday, January 18, 2016 23:59:59 CET.

For more information, please contact:
University Booth Co-Chairs
Jens Lienig, Technical University of Dresden, DE
university-booth at date-conference [dot] com
Andreas Vörg, edacentrum GmbH, DE
university-booth at date-conference [dot] com

8. European Projects

NEW for this year: DATE will have an extra section of the Proceedings dedicated to European Projects. EU Project Coordinators are invited to submit a paper (up to six pages) presenting preliminary ideas, work in progress or lessons learned; papers will be peer-reviewed and selected based on innovation and originality. European Projects papers should be submitted before Sunday, October 18, 2015. Submissions need to be made on-line via the following URL:

https://www.softconf.com/date16/euprojects

via the DATE website. For more information, please contact:
European Projects Chair
Roberto Giorgi, Università di Siena, IT
Contact Roberto Giorgi

Moreover, like in previous editions, DATE offers the opportunity to rent a booth and/or meeting room for presenting project material or demos making DATE an ideal venue to meet your community. For more information, please contact the Event Secretariat K.I.T. Group.

9. Exhibition Theatre

An open discussion forum in the midst of Europe’s largest electronic system design exhibition: The programme combines expert panel sessions, customers’ testimonials and tutorials given by industry leaders. The aim is to offer exhibition visitors up-to-date information and fresh views on the key industrial and business issues in the electronic systems design market. Submissions are invited from industry consortia, technology groups, standards bodies and any company or organization setting future industry trends by Sunday, October 18, 2015. For more information, please contact:

Exhibition Theatre Chair
Jürgen Haase, edacentrum GmbH, DE
Contact Jürgen Haase

10. Friday Workshop Proposals

Proposals for Friday Workshops on emerging research and application topics are invited. Particularly suitable topics are those not directly covered in the technical program and which have the potential to impact on future DATE technical areas in design and test of microelectronic systems.

A short Workshop proposal (normally one (1) page, but not longer than two (2) pages) should include the following.

  • Workshop title and a clear description of its unique focus; outline the potential of the Workshop for growing and/or consolidating a community, as well as its relevance to the DATE conference;
  • Biography for each organizer, including the relevant recent activity to the topic of the Workshop;
  • Estimate for the target number of participants, by considering the fact that a successful event attracts both academic and industrial attendees; if there were any prior editions of the Workshop, provide a brief summary of its highlights and its past attendance;
  • Tentative format for the event, including: special sessions (e.g., invited talks, panels, embedded tutorials), regular sessions or poster sessions; note, the duration of a DATE Workshop is typically from 8:30am to 4:30pm, including an one-hour lunch break and two half-hour coffee breaks;
  • Focus for each special session together with the names/affiliations of the potential speakers;
  • If an open Call for Submissions will be circulated for regular and poster sessions, then the tentative schedule for the program preparation should be included (e.g., submission deadline, notification deadline).

Prepare a PDF file based on the available template (download here) with the Workshop Proposal and submit before Sunday, September 13, 2015 23:59:59 CET using the following link:
https://www.softconf.com/date16/workshops/

The submitter of a submitted Friday Workshop proposal will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her proposal by Wednesday, September 30, 2015. In case of acceptance, the advance program of the Workshop must be finalized before Tuesday, December 01, 2015, for inclusion in the DATE Advance Program booklet.

For more information, please contact:
Friday Workshops Co-Chairs
Jose L. Ayala, Complutense University of Madrid, ES
fridayworkshops at date-conference [dot] com
Oliver Bringmann, FZI / University of Tuebingen, DE
fridayworkshops at date-conference [dot] com

11. Fringe Meetings

A limited number of rooms is available for the organisation of fringe meetings (birds of a feather sessions) open to all DATE attendees, as well as for appropriate on-site closed meetings. Requests are considered in the order of their arrival. For more information, please see https://www.date-conference.com/fringe_meetings and/or contact:

Event Secretariat
Franziska Kremling, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DE
date at kitdresden [dot] de
phone: +49 351 4967-541
fax: +49 351 4956116
Eva Smejkal, K.I.T. Group GmbH, DE
date at kitdresden [dot] de
phone: +49 351 4967 312

Requests for commercial meetings will incur the standard room charges.