DATE in Dresden attracted 1,400 experts to the conference plus more than 800 exhibition visitors


DATE can now disclose attendance numbers for the DATE 2012 conference (1,400) and exhibition (>800) documenting that DATE was able to repeat the huge success of DATE 2011, which showed a substantial growth over the previous years.

With finally 974 submissions, all selected papers of outstanding quality, and more than 50% of the papers coming from outside Europe, the DATE conference proved to be the number one conference worldwide in its field. In addition to the 11 tutorials on Monday and the main technical conference with 57 regular and 20 special sessions, DATE included an exhibition with over 50 exhibitors. With almost 300 attendees, the additional 9 Friday workshops were a huge success and a major event on its own.

The exhibition floor was very busy for the full three days of the exhibition. The most prominent booths were presented by GLOBALFOUNDRIES and by Silicon Saxony, both presenting their full ecosystems. GLOBALFOUNDRIES teamed up with their partners ARM, Cadence, Mentor and Synopsys thus presenting the major vendors in the EDA and IP industry on their booth, the Silicon Saxony booth presented the power of the Dresden and Saxony cluster with approximately 300 companies in the microelectronics and related sectors.

“DATE2012 again was able to further strengthen its worldwide leadership in microelectronics and embedded systems. Dresden is the perfect venue for this event where industry and academia can discuss and present their ideas and products.”, says DATE`s General Chair Professor Wolfgang Rosenstiel, further adding: “For more information on my personal findings I invite you to read my interview published as EDACafé blog:

As the DATE week is marked in the calendar of all experts in the field, on top of the DATE program come countless fringe meetings at the DATE venue and in the many companies located in Dresden. DATE is the week, when the major decisions in industry and research are being discussed – DATE 2012 again shaped the future of our industry.

In addition to the uncountable highlights in the technical program and an exhibition crowded with very competent experts and decision makers from the opening until the very end, the exciting DATE party completed a perfect DATE week. First class food and famous local drinks as well as electrifying musical performances were arranged and sponsored by the city of Dresden, at a marvellous place with magic views on the Elbe River. Dresden proved to be a truly committed and generous host.

DATE 2013 will take place in Grenoble, France from 18-22 March 2013, once again bringing together industry and research in partnership.

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DATE 2017 Press Contacts

General Chair
David Atienza, EPFL, CH
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Programme Chair
Giorgio Di Natale, LIRMM, FR
papers at date-conference [dot] com

Press Chair
Fred Santamaria, International Press Consultant, FR
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phone: +33 298394870
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Exhibition Theatre Chair

Exhibition Chair

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Event Secretariat
Franziska Röhrig, 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 Dresden, DE
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phone: +49 351 4967-312
fax: +49 351 4956116