Save the Date 14 to 23 March 2022

DATE is pleased to present a special hybrid format for its 2022 event, as the situation related to COVID-19 is improving but safety measures and restrictions will remain uncertain for the upcoming months across Europe and worldwide. In transition towards a future post-pandemic event again, DATE 2022 will host a two-day live event in presence in the city of Antwerp (just north of Brussels in Belgium), to bring the community together again, followed by other activities carried out entirely online in the subsequent days. This setup combines the in-presence experience with the opportunities of on-line activities, fostering the networking and social interactions around an interesting program of selected talks and panels on emerging topics to complement the traditional DATE high-quality scientific, technical and educational activities.

PhD Forum - Call for Submissions

The PhD 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.


The following two classes of students are eligible:

  1. Students who have finished their PhD thesis within the last 12 months and
  2. Students who are close to complete their thesis work.


  • A poster presentation at the PhD Forum
  • Eligibility to win the PhD Forum Award
  • Contacts to professionals from industry and academia
  • Possibility to distribute flyers summarizing the PhD work
  • Possibility to apply for travel grants once the acceptance of the submission has been acknowledged
  • FREE registration for the DATE Monday tutorials


Submissions need to contain:

  • Full contact address with affiliation, phone, e-mail
  • A 2-page extended abstract describing the novelties and advantages of the thesis work of not more than 1600 words (PDF). The abstract should also include name and affiliation.
  • Either (a) a University-approved thesis proposal (PDF) or (b) one published paper (PDF)

Submit this material to the DATE online submission system at .

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: Monday, 15 November 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: Wednesday, 15 December 2021
  • Presentation at virtual DATE: Wednesday, 16 March 2022


Gabriela Nicolescu, École Polytechnique de Montréal, CAPhD Forum Chair
Gabriela Nicolescu, École Polytechnique de Montréal, CA
phd-forumatdate-conference [dot] com

Download further information:

Download the DATE 2022 PhD Forum Call for Submissions here

Young People Program

If you are interested in the DATE 2022 PhD Forum, also the Young People Program will be of interest for you! This provides a set of initiatives targeting PhD students, with the goal of increasing their visibility, establishing contacts, and encouraging discussion about their future perspectives with experts of the field. For more information, check out this page.