DATE 2017 - Call for Papers online


DATE 2017 - Call for Papers

Lausanne, CH
March 27 - 31, 2017

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Submission Deadlines

Submission Deadline
D, A, T and E papers (Abstract) Tuesday, September 13, 2016 23:59:59 CET
D, A, T and E papers (PDF Manuscript) Sunday, September 18, 2016 23:59:59 CET
Special Session proposals Saturday, September 17, 2016 23:59:59 CET
Tutorial proposals Sunday, September 11, 2016 23:59:59 CET
Friday Workshop proposals Sunday, September 11, 2016 23:59:59 CET
Exhibition Theatre Sunday, October 23, 2016
European Projects Friday, October 14, 2016
PhD Forum Friday, October 21, 2016
Notification of acceptance Friday, November 11, 2016
Camera-ready paper due date Wednesday, November 30, 2016
University Booth proposals Monday, January 16, 2017 23:59:59 CET

The 20th DATE conference and exhibition is the main European event bringing together designers and design automation users, researchers and vendors, as well as specialists in the hardware and software design, test and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems. It puts strong emphasis on ICs/SoCs, reconfigurable hardware and embedded systems, including embedded software.

The five-day event consists of a conference with plenary invited papers, regular papers, panels, hot-topic sessions, tutorials and workshops, two special focus days and a track for executives. The scientific conference is complemented by a commercial exhibition showing the state-of-the-art in design and test tools, methodologies, IP and design services, reconfigurable and other hardware platforms, embedded software, and (industrial) design experiences from different application domains, e.g. automotive, wireless, telecom and multimedia applications. The organisation of user group meetings, fringe meetings, a university booth, a PhD forum, vendor presentations and social events offers a wide variety of extra opportunities to meet and exchange information on relevant issues for the design and test community. Special space will also be allocated for EU-funded projects to show their results.

The Conference

The conference addresses all aspects of research into technologies for electronic and (embedded) systems engineering. It covers the design process, test, and tools for design automation of electronic products ranging from integrated circuits to distributed large-scale 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 telecom, wireless communications, multimedia, healthcare and automotive systems. Persons involved in innovative industrial designs are particularly encouraged to submit papers to foster the feedback from design to research. Panels, hot-topic sessions and embedded tutorials highlight and inform about emerging topics.

Special Days in the programme will focus on two areas bringing new challenges to the system design community:

Designing Electronics for the Internet of Things Era: 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. 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. This special day investigates how the progress in technologies and applications of IoT can be nurtured and cultivated for the benefit of society.

Designing Wearable Electronics and Smart Medical Devices: 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. This special day 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.

On the first day of the DATE event, half-day 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.

Friday Workshops concentrate on specialised and novel topics.

The Exhibition

The vivid accompanying exhibition 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. 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.

A full programme in the Exhibition Theatre will again combine presentations by exhibiting companies, best-practice reports by industry leaders on their latest design projects and selected conference special sessions.

The full list of participating exhibitors and sponsors including their company profiles can always be found online:

Topic Areas for Submission

Within the scope of the conference, the main areas of interest are organized in the following tracks. Submissions can be made to any of the track topics.

Track D: Design Methods and Tools, This track addresses design automation, design tools and hardware architectures for electronic and embedded systems. The emphasis is on methods, algorithms and tools related to the use of computers in designing complete systems. The track’s focus includes significant improvements on existing design methods and tools as well as forward-looking approaches to model and design future system architectures, design flows, and environments.

This track is organised in the following topics:

Track A: Application Design, This track is devoted to the presentation and discussion of design experiences with a high degree of industrial relevance, as well as applications of specific design and test methodologies. Contributions should illustrate state-of-the-art or record-breaking designs, which will provide viable solutions in tomorrow's silicon and embedded systems. In topic A8, there is the opportunity to submit short, 2-page papers that relate to industrial research and practice.

This track is organised in the following topics:

Track T: Test and Robustness, Covering all test, design-for-test, reliability and design-for-robustness issues, at system-, chip-, circuit-, and device-level for both analog and digital electronics. Including also diagnosis, failure mode analysis, debug and post-silicon validation challenges.

This track is organised in the following topics:

Track E: Embedded Systems Software, It is devoted to modeling, analysis, design and deployment of embedded software. Areas of interest include methods, tools, methodologies and development environments. Emphasis will also be on model-based design and verification, embedded software platforms, software compilation and integration, real-time systems, cyber-physical systems, networked and dependable systems.

This track is organised in the following topics:

In addition to the above conference tracks, we welcome proposals for Special Sessions, Tutorials, and Friday Workshops, and submissions for the Special Days on Designing Electronics for the Internet of Things Era and Designing Wearable Electronics and Smart Medical Devices.


Click the links below for a full list of the executive and programme committee members:


The event is sponsored by the European Design and Automation Association, the EDA Consortium, the IEEE Council on EDA, ECSI, ACM – SIGDA, and RAS.

In cooperation with IEEE Computer Society test technology technical Council (tttC), IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS), International Federation for Information Processing (iFiP).


Event Secretariat

General Chair
David Atienza, EPFL, CH
Contact David Atienza
David Atienza, EPFL, CH

Programme Chair
Giorgio Di Natale, LIRMM, FR
papers at date-conference [dot] com

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