Taking into consideration the continued erratic development of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying restrictions of worldwide travelling as well as the safety and health of the DATE community, the Organising Committees decided to host DATE 2021 as a virtual conference in early February 2021. Unfortunately, the current situation does not allow a face-to-face conference in Grenoble, France.

The Organising Committees are working intensively to create a virtual conference that gives as much of a real conference atmosphere as possible. Industry Partners will soon be informed about virtual exhibition and sponsorship opportunities.

Updated information will always be available on this page.

University Booth at DATE 2021: Call for Demonstrations

This is the Call for Demonstrations for the University Booth at DATE 2021 in ! The University Booth fosters the transfer of academic work to industry. Prototypes are valuable demonstrators to express and compare the competitiveness of new EDA methodologies and hardware solutions. DATE 2021 features the University Booth in the exhibition hall of the conference venue. Universities and public research institutes are invited to submit their hardware platforms, prototype tools and pre-commercial results for DATE 2021 in

Software prototypes will be demonstrated on a desk with your own laptop or your own other equipment.

Hardware prototypes and platforms will be demonstrated on a desk with your own laptop or your own other equipment. Hardware can be illustrated within a working environment. Stand alone circuits will not be exhibited.

Each exhibitor is responsible for bringing and installing the hardware and software resources necessary for showing the entire functionality of the circuit. Participants are liable for their software and equipment, respectively. Ten demonstrations will be presented in parallel in each of the 11 time slots at the University Booth. This gives the visitors the opportunity to see several demonstrations within a short period of time.

Proposals for demonstrations can be submitted to one of four technical topics.

  • Electronic Design Automation Prototypes
  • Hardware Design and Test Prototypes
  • Embbeded Systems Design
  • Embedded Artificial Intelligence
  • Silicon Photonics


Submissions to the University Booth are done in two phases. Within the first submission phase you have to submit an abstract (max. 1,000 characters) of your demonstrator only. Submissions are accepted online only. After acceptance you need to provide an one-page, single-sided description as PDF file of your demonstrator.

The website for submission is open now and could be reached at https://www.date-conference.com/exhibition/university-booth/submission.

Deadlines and schedule

  • Friday, 31 July 2020: Web based submission form is available
  • Monday, 02 November 2020 23:59:59 AoE: Extended deadline for initial submission
  • TBD: Notification of acceptance
  • TBD: Deadline for the one-page, single-sided description as PDF file of your demonstrator
  • TBD: Final Programme of the University Booth at DATE 2021 available
  • Tuesday, 02 February 2021 until
    Thursday, 04 February 2021: University Booth at DATE 2021
  • Thursday, 04 February 2021 15:30: Best Demonstrator Award Ceremony

Further Information for your Presentation


The University Booth is free of charge for presenters and their visitors.

Best Demonstrator Award

An award is given to the best demo during the Exhibition Coffee Break on Thursday, 04 February 2021 15:30. Any person attending the conference will be able to vote for the demonstrators.

Presentation Slots

Each demonstration has at least one time slot of 2 hours (mandatory). On request, more individual time slots can be booked for more presentations (optional). Please ensure your availability not only for the mandatory time slot but also for all your selected optional time slots. We try our best to give you as many time slots for your demonstration as possible. Please check the final University Booth programme for all of your timeslots.

At least one time slot before Thursday, 04 February 2021 15:30 has to be selected to have a chance on the Best Demonstrator Award.

Presentation Description

Demonstrations have to be accompanied by a DIN A4, one-page, single-sided description. This description will be printed in black and white 30 times by the University Booth organisers for distribution to your visitors and will also be available for download at the DATE website. Any further information material prepared by you is welcome and can be placed at your presentation desk for the visitors during the exhibition. You may upload this description already during the first submission phase but you have to upload it during the second submission phase.


Each demonstration has to be supported by one poster in portrait format (not larger than DIN A0 (0.9 m width by 1.4 m height). Make use of images of the presented tool, circuit or hardware with its working environment to illustrate the functionality. For hardware demonstrations the poster should contain a plot of the circuit. Please prepare the poster and bring it with you to your demonstration.

DATE Proceedings

Your accepted demonstration title, author list and abstract will become part of the official DATE proceedings published later in IEEE Xplore. No-shows will be removed.

Presentation Facility and Internet Access

A poster wall, one table, one seat and electrical power supply for 3 Schuko plugs will be prepared for you at your presentation desk by the University Booth organisers. There will be 10 desks for the demonstrations. Internet access is possible by WiFi only.


For any further information or requests feel free to contact:

Frédéric Pétrot, IMAG, FRUniversity Booth Co-Chair
Frédéric Pétrot, IMAG, FR
university-boothatdate-conference [dot] com

Nicola Bombieri, Università di Verona, ITUniversity Booth Co-Chair
Nicola Bombieri, Università di Verona, IT
university-boothatdate-conference [dot] com

About the University Booth

The University Booth is part of the DATE programme since 2005. Being hosted by the largest electronic system design and test conference in Europe, the University Booth offers a unique chance to show your prototypes to both academia and industry during the exhibition. Outstanding demonstrations from R&D projects are welcome. The University Booth is a separate booth in the exhibition area of DATE.

About DATE

DATE, the Design, Automation and Test Conference and Exhibition is the unique European event bringing together researchers, users and vendors as well as specialists in design, test and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems. The University Booth is part of the DATE program. It is sponsored by the European Design and Automation Association, the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance, the IEEE Council on EDA, ECSI, ACM SIGDA, and RAS.