DATE 2019 in Florence: Highlighting Embedded Systems meeting Hyperscale and High-Performance Computing and Model-Based Design of Intelligent Systems.


Call for Papers

DATE is the top scientific event in Design, Automation, and Test of microelectronics and embedded systems for the academic and industrial research communities worldwide. It provides 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 2019, the conference will take place for the first time in Florence, Italy. Florence is the capital of Tuscany Region, centrally located and very easy to reach via an international airport hub. Art, culture, modernity and vibrancy: Florence is much more than the cradle of Renaissance. Vaunting an unparalleled past of incredible accomplishments, Florence is a contemporary city that offers year-round entertainment. Striking architecture and monuments, museums of masterpieces, as well as fashion, theatres, gardens, modern art exhibitions, excellent places to eat and drink, and an international flair that has always set this city apart. It is time to fall in love with Florence. It is situated on the plain of the Arno River between the hills that made this region famous, surrounded by towns, villages and enchanting landscapes. Due to its history, today Florence can offer a lot of astonishing venues like the Palazzo Pitti or Palazzo Vecchio, the Town Hall of Florence, many churches like the Basilica di Santa Croce, the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella and also some open-air museums such as Giardino delle Rose and Giardino di Boboli. Florence is also a modern destination that offers many opportunities for events and activities for guests. In 2019, all over Italy but particularly Florence and the nearby hometown Vinci will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the death of the genius Leonardo da Vinci.

The five-day event covers the design process, test, and automation tools for electronics, ranging from integrated circuits to distributed embedded systems. The conference scope includes both hardware and embedded software design issues. It also includes the elaboration of design requirements and new architectures for challenging application fields such as internet of things, multimedia, healthcare, smart energy, and automotive systems.

DATE 2019 - Call for Papers online


Submission Key Dates

Details about submitting a paper to DATE at https://www.date-conference.com/submission-instructions.

Submission Deadline
D, A, T and E papers Sunday, September 09, 2018 23:59:59 CET
Monday Tutorial proposals Sunday, September 09, 2018 23:59:59 CET
Friday Workshop proposals Sunday, September 09, 2018 23:59:59 CET
Special Session proposals Sunday, September 16, 2018 23:59:59 CET
PhD Forum Sunday, October 14, 2018 23:59:59 CET
European Projects Sunday, October 14, 2018 23:59:59 CET
Exhibition Theatre Friday, October 26, 2018 23:59:59 CET
Notification of acceptance Thursday, November 08, 2018
Camera-ready paper due date Thursday, November 29, 2018 23:59:59 CET
University Booth proposals Sunday, January 13, 2019 23:59:59 CET
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PhD Forum - Call for Submissions


The PhD forum is 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 who have completed their PhD thesis within the last 12 months or who are close to complete their thesis 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.

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General Information Registration & Participation


Online registration will be possible starting from November, 2018. You will then find detailed registration information here.

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

The online registration to the DATE Conference 2019 will be possible starting from November, 2018.

In case of any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us by email date-registration at kitdresden [dot] de or phone: +49 351 4823733.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at DATE 2019 in Florence!

DATE Conference Organization
K.I.T. Group GmbH

University Booth at DATE 2019: Call for Demonstrations


This is the Call for Demonstrations for the University Booth at DATE 2019 in Florence, Italy! 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 2019 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 2019 in Florence, Italy.

DATE 2018 in Dresden received over 1,200 registrations from international experts, who celebrated another exciting conference edition


The DATE 2018 conference and exhibition attracted more than 1,200 registrations from over 40 countries and concluded with excellent feedback from both participants and exhibitors.

This year, the conference took place for the fifth time in the International Congress Center Dresden, Germany, on March 19 – 23, 2018.

Out of a total of 766 paper submissions received, 39% came from authors in Europe, 26% of submissions were from America, 34% from Asia, and 1% from the rest of the world. This distribution clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, global reach, and impact.

For the 21st successive year, DATE presented an exciting technical programme, comprising 79 technical sessions including 8 Exhibition Theatre sessions.

The DATE week started on Monday with four in-depth technical tutorials on the four main tracks of DATE as well as three industry hands-on tutorials given by leading experts in their respective fields. Technical topics covered were emerging technologies for computing, industrial internet-of-things (IoT), reliability from physics to CAD, virtual prototyping and low-power design, as well as industrial topics on building ARM powered IoT, computer vision for automated driving in MATLAB, and how to implement domain-specific modeling languages.

Also on Monday, DATE hosted the first and very successful 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.

The plenary keynote speakers on Tuesday were Prof. Amnon Shashua, CEO & CTO of Mobileye, an Intel company, and Senior Vice President of Intel Corporation, whose talk was about “The Responsibility Sensitive Safety (RSS) Formal Model toward Safety Guarantees for Autonomous Vehicles” and Dr. Christopher Voigt, Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, who talked about “Programming Living Cells: Design Automation to Map Circuits to DNA”. On the same day, the Executive Track offered a series of business panels with executive speakers from companies leading the design and automation industry, discussing hot topics.

DATE Best IP Award 2018


The DATE Best IP Award 2018 goes to:

Jeroen van Dijk¹, Andrei Vladimirescu², Masoud Babaie¹, Edoardo Charbon¹ and Fabio Sebastiano¹

¹Delft University of Technology, NL; ²University of California, Berkeley, US

"Co-design Methodology for Scalable Quantum Processors and their Classical Electronic Interface"