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.

ASD Autonomous Systems Design (ASD): A Two-Day Special Initiative

Monday, 14 March 2022 07:00
Friday, 18 March 2022 18:10
Rolf Ernst, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany
Selma Saidi, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
Dirk Ziegenbein, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Sebastian Steinhorst, Technical University of Munich, Germany


DATE 2022 Initiative on Autonomous Systems Design (ASD)


Call for Contributions


14-18 March 2022

Antwerp, Belgium (hybrid format, see DATE website for updates)


Fueled by the progress of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems become more and more integral parts of many Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) applications, such as automated driving, robotics, avionics, industrial automation and smart systems in general. Autonomous systems are self-governed and self-adaptive systems that are designed to operate in an open and evolving environment which is not completely defined at design time. This poses a unique challenge to the design and verification of dependable autonomous systems. Following the successful editions from previous years, DATE is again hosting the two-day Initiative on Autonomous Systems Design on Thursday and Friday. The initiative will include peer-reviewed papers, invited contributions and interactive sessions.


Areas of Interest

We welcome your contributions within the scope of the event. The main areas of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Concepts, Algorithms and Formal Methods for Autonomy
  • Platforms for Autonomous Systems
    •  Architectures (from Chip Level to System Level) for Autonomous Systems
    • Middleware and Frameworks (e.g. ROS) for Autonomous Systems
    • Models and HW/SW Mechanisms for Self-Awareness and Self-Adaptation
  • Design of Autonomous Systems
    • Mastering Emergent and Evolving Behavior (Goals, Constraints, ...)
    • Design, Verification and Test of High-Assurance Learning-Enabled Systems
    • Design Automation and Methodologies for Autonomous Systems
  • Dependability and Trustworthy Autonomy
    • Functional Safety and Assurance Cases for Evolving and Learning-Enabled Systems
    • HW/SW Mechanisms for Resilient Systems
    • Autonomous Systems Security
  • Applications and Case Studies of Autonomous Systems


Types of Contributions


Conference Papers:

The special initiative features regular sessions for presenting novel technical contributions. Submitted papers will undergo a peer-review process and accepted papers will appear in the DATE conference proceedings. All manuscripts should be submitted in pdf format not exceeding 6 pages for standard oral presentation and 4 pages for interactive presentation, following the DATE submission instructions.

Abstract Submission:  12 September 2021

Full Paper Submission:  19 September 2021

Acceptance Notification:  11 November 2021 


Special Sessions / Panels:

We additionally solicit proposals for special sessions, panel discussions and invited talkstargeting emerging challenges in the field of autonomous systems, especially that are of interest to the DATE conference participants. Special Session proposals must consist of an extended summary of up to 1,500 words in a PDF file, describing the topic, the authors/speakers, and the intended format. Submission deadline is 21 September 2021.


Submission Instructions

All submissions should follow the DATE proceedings submission instructions.

Please submit your contribution at


Friday Interactive Day  Contributions 

The Friday Interactive Day will feature highly interactive sessions on emerging or controversial hot topics in the scope of the ASD initiative.

We also encourage sessions on business trends or public policies. The form of a session can be a special session with invited talks and panel discussions, leaving enough room for interaction among the participants. Sessions on industrial perspectives, prototypes and demos are also highly welcome. Please send the proposals via email with the subject #ASD2021 to the organizers Chung-Wei Lin (cwlinatcsie [dot] ntu [dot] edu [dot] tw) and Sebastian Steinhorst (sebastian [dot] steinhorstattum [dot] de).


Thursday Chairs:

  • X. Sharon Hu, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Selma Saidi, Technical University Dortmund, Germany


Friday Chairs:

  • Chung-Wei Lin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Sebastian Steinhorst, Technical University Munich, Germany


Organizing Committee:

  • Rolf Ernst, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
  • Dirk Ziegenbein, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • Selma Saidi, Technical University Dortmund, Germany
  • Sebastian Steinhorst, Technical University Munich, Germany