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.

Submission Instructions


Goto submission instructions for:

  1. Scientific Papers for Oral Presentation (all topics but A8)
  2. Scientific Papers for Interactive Presentation (all topics but A8)
  3. Industrial Experiences Brief Papers (only topic A8)
  4. Special Session Proposals: Embedded Tutorials, Hot-Topic Sessions, Panels
  5. Special Initiative "Autonomous Systems Design" Proposals
  6. Monday Tutorial Proposals
  7. PhD Forum
  8. Young People Program
  9. University Booth
  10. Multi-Partner Innovative Research Projects
  11. Exhibition Theatre
  12. Friday Workshop Proposals
  13. Fringe Meetings

Submission Instructions

All manuscripts for any technical topic of the D, A, T, and E tracks must be submitted for review electronically, following the instructions.

The accepted file format is PDF. Any other format and manuscripts received in hardcopy form will not be processed.

Papers can be submitted for either formal oral presentation or interactive presentation. Oral presentations require novel and complete research work supported by experimental results. Interactive presentations are expected to articulate emerging and future design, verification, or test problems including work-in-progress and identify open problems that merit innovative future research. These presentations are delivered on a poster in a face-to-face discussion area.

To respect the efforts of reviewers and in the interest of fairness to all prospective authors, we require that all submissions follow the formatting and submission rules. Submissions that violate these instructions may not be reviewed, at the discretion of the Program Chair, in order to maintain a review process that is fair to all authors.

  • Papers must be submitted in printable PDF format
  • Paper format: A4 (210 × 297 mm)
  • Text must be minimum 10pt Times font.
  • Do not use baselinestretch to compress text

Submissions should not exceed 6 pages in length for oral presentation papers and 4 pages in length for interactive presentation papers, including references. Submission in topic A8 (Industrial Experiences Brief Papers) cannot exceed 2 pages in length and must be industrial-centric on both the content and the majority of authors’ affiliations.

WARNING: You are not allowed to modify the list of authors after the submission deadline. It is mandatory to include the full list (in the correct order) when submitting the paper online. If your paper is accepted, you will not be able to modify this information later on.

Reviewing will be double-blind. Therefore, do not include any author names on any submitted documents except in the space provided on the submission form. You must also ensure that the metadata included in the PDF does not give away the authors. If you are improving upon your prior work, refer to your prior work in the third person and include a full citation for the work in the bibliography. For example, if you are building on your own prior work in the papers [1, 2, 3], you would say something like: "While prior work did X, Y, and Z [1, 2, 3], this paper additionally does ..., and is therefore much better.” Do NOT omit or anonymize references for blind review. A detailed description of the IEEE authorship guidelines and responsibilities is available here (https://www.ieee.org/publications/rights/author-rights-responsibilities…).

Please note that addition/removal of authors once the paper is accepted is not possible.

WARNING: Pre-print versions of the papers can be published on open access platforms only after acceptance. A paper under review should not be published on any open access platform, since this will identify the authors’ identity to the reviewers, which violates the double review rule which will lead to the rejection of the paper without revision.

All papers will be evaluated with regard to their suitability for the conference, originality, and technical soundness. The Programme Committee reserves the right to reorient oral presentation papers to interactive presentations and vice versa, to obtain the most suitable presentation format.

  • Submissions simultaneously under review or accepted by another conference, symposium, or journal will be rejected. Submitted manuscripts must not present material that has been previously published in other indexed research databases (e.g. arXiv), not to compromise the blind review process.
  • Submitted papers may only be published in open access after the DATE 2021 TPC Meeting (Tuesday, 10 November 2020).

Further Instructions for Special Session Submissions

In addition to the above-stated important instructions, e.g. w.r.t. author list and double submissions, please adhere to the following:

Session Chair/Co-Chair: Every special session submission must name a chair and a co-chair; the chair and the co-chair are responsible for the preparation of the session – e.g. making sure that all presentations are timely uploaded – and for the monitoring of the session; they cannot be selected among the moderators/ panellists, or speakers/presenters.

Registration Rule for all accepted papers

It is mandatory that at least one author of each accepted paper attends the conference to present the work. Please note that each paper shall be accompanied by at least one full conference registration at the speaker rate (i.e., two speaker registrations are needed for two accepted papers, e.g. from the main author or a co-author of the paper). In case of no attendance/presentation in person on-site, the paper will be deleted from the proceedings afterwards (despite full payment at the speaker rate).

1. Scientific Papers for Oral Presentation (all topics but A8)

DATE seeks submissions of original, unpublished scientific work in one of its four tracks (D, A, T, and E) and 31 topics (for topic A8, see Industrial Experiences Brief Papers); for track and topic list, see Tracks and Topics list.

Scientific Papers for Oral Presentation will be evaluated with regard to their suitability for the conference, originality, and technical soundness. They require novel and complete research work supported by experimental results. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (max 6 pages) and will be presented in either 30-minute ("long") or 15-minute ("short") slots in the conference program in front of an audience. The Program Committee reserves the right to reorient Oral-Presentation papers to Interactive-Presentation, to obtain the most suitable presentation format (for Interactive Presentations, see Interactive Presentations).

Manuscript preparation, submission and deadlines

File format: PDF
Maximum number of pages: 6
Double blind review process: manuscripts should not include the author names nor affiliations.
Format: A4 pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10pt, avoid the use of type-3 fonts since due to conversions by IEEE the original file size will extremely increase in IEEEXplore. Do not include page numbers. Do not include copyright notice.
Formatting instructions: format.pdf
Templates: Microsoft Word (DOCX, 31 KB) and LaTeX (ZIP, 746 KB) files.
Note: Manuscripts not in line with the above rules might be discarded.

Topic selection: carefully select the most appropriate topic when submitting the paper. For track and topic list, see Tracks and Topics list. When you submit your paper, you will be asked to select a secondary topic (mandatory). Your primary and secondary topic selections will enable the Program Committee to assign your paper to the best-fitting topic.
Submission site: https://www.softconf.com/date21/conference/

Deadlines: The deadline to submit papers is Monday, 14 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE. For a paper to be considered a valid submission, at least a title, abstract, and the complete list of authors (cannot be modified after Monday, 14 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE) should be submitted by this date.
The full paper (up to 6 pages) can be submitted at the same time or later, but must be uploaded at the latest by Monday, 21 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE. Otherwise the initial submission will be automatically withdrawn. Please note that there will not be any additional deadline extensions beyond Monday, 21 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE.

Notification and Camera Ready Paper: The contact author of a submitted paper will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her paper by Friday, 13 November 2020. In case of acceptance, authors need to prepare a final, camera-ready manuscript by Wednesday, 02 December 2020 23:59:59 AoE.

Attention

Double Submissions: submissions that are already under review or accepted by another conference, symposium, or journal will be rejected. The DATE conference will work cooperatively with others to check for these so-called "double-submissions".

Attention

Authors list: you are not allowed to modify the list of authors after the submission deadline. It is extremely important that you put the full list (in the correct order) when submitting the paper online. If your paper is accepted, you will not be able to modify the authors later on.

Attention

Registration: It is mandatory that at least one author of each accepted paper attends the conference to present the work. Please note that each paper shall be accompanied by at least one unique full conference registration at the speaker rate (i.e., two speaker registrations are needed for two accepted papers, from the main author or a co-author of the paper). In case of no attendance/presentation in person on-site, the paper will be removed from the proceedings, irrespective of possible full registration payment at the speaker rate.

For more information, please contact:

Ian O'Connor, École Centrale de Lyon, FRProgramme Chair | Track D - Design, Methods and Tools Chair
Ian O'Connor, École Centrale de Lyon, FR
papersatdate-conference [dot] com

2. Scientific Papers for Interactive Presentation (all topics but A8)

DATE seeks submissions of original, unpublished scientific work in one of its four tracks (D, A, T, and E) and 31 topics (for topic A8, see Industrial Experiences Brief Papers); for track and topic list, see Tracks and Topics list.

Scientific Papers for Interactive presentations are expected to articulate emerging and future design, verification and test problems including work in progress and identify open problems that merit innovative future research. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (max. 4 pages) and will be presented in a face-to-face discussion area. Presenters are required to prepare a poster (up to A0 format) to help the discussion.

Manuscript preparation, submission and deadlines

File format: PDF
Maximum number of pages: 4
Double blind review process: manuscripts should not include the author names nor affiliations.
Format: A4 pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10pt, avoid the use of type-3 fonts since due to conversions by IEEE the original file size will extremely increase in IEEEXplore. Do not include page numbers. Do not include copyright notice.
Formatting instructions: format.pdf
Templates: Microsoft Word (DOCX, 32 KB) and LaTeX (ZIP, 757 KB) files.
Note: Please use the provided template for paper submission. It contains a header which underlines your chosen paper category. Manuscripts not in line with the above rules might be discarded.

Topic selection: carefully select the most appropriate topic when submitting the paper. For track and topic list, see Tracks and Topics list. When you submit your paper, you will be asked to select a secondary topic (mandatory). Your primary and secondary topic selections will enable the Program Committee to assign your paper to the best-fitting topic.
Submission site: https://www.softconf.com/date21/conference/

Deadlines: The deadline to submit papers is Monday, 14 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE. For a paper to be considered a valid submission, at least a title, abstract, and the complete list of authors (cannot be modified after Monday, 14 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE) should be submitted by this date.
The full paper (up to 4 pages) can be submitted at the same time or later, but must be uploaded at the latest by Monday, 21 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE. Otherwise the initial submission will be automatically withdrawn. Please note that there will not be any additional deadline extensions beyond Monday, 21 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE.

Notification and Camera Ready Paper: The contact author of a submitted paper will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her paper by Friday, 13 November 2020. In case of acceptance, authors need to prepare a final, camera-ready manuscript by Wednesday, 02 December 2020 23:59:59 AoE.

Attention

Double Submissions: submissions that are already under review or accepted by another conference, symposium, or journal will be rejected. The DATE conference will work cooperatively with others to check for these so-called "double-submissions".

Attention

Authors list: you are not allowed to modify the list of authors after the submission deadline. It is extremely important that you put the full list (in the correct order) when submitting the paper online. If your paper is accepted, you will not be able to modify the authors later on.

Attention

Registration: It is mandatory that at least one author of each accepted paper attends the conference to present the work. Please note that each paper shall be accompanied by at least one unique full conference registration at the speaker rate (i.e., two speaker registrations are needed for two accepted papers, from the main author or a co-author of the paper). In case of no attendance/presentation in person on-site, the paper will be removed from the proceedings, irrespective of possible full registration payment at the speaker rate.

For more information, please contact:

Ian O'Connor, École Centrale de Lyon, FRProgramme Chair | Track D - Design, Methods and Tools Chair
Ian O'Connor, École Centrale de Lyon, FR
papersatdate-conference [dot] com

3. Industrial Experiences Brief Papers (only topic A8)

Industrial Experiences Brief Papers (topic A8) target original, unpublished papers covering industrial experiences and case studies. Submissions should relate to industrial research and practice, including: commercial and market trends; future research demand; developments in design automation, embedded software, applications and test; emerging markets; technology transfer mechanisms; on-line testing and fault tolerance for industrial applications. Pure product presentations and announcements are strongly discouraged and will not be considered for publication.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (max 2 pages) and will be presented in 15-minute slots in the conference program in front of an audience.

Manuscript preparation, submission and deadlines

File format: PDF
Maximum number of pages: 2
Double blind review process: manuscripts should not include the author names nor affiliations.
Format: A4 pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10pt, avoid the use of type-3 fonts since due to conversions by IEEE the original file size will extremely increase in IEEEXplore. Do not include page numbers. Do not include copyright notice.
Formatting instructions: format.pdf
Templates: Microsoft Word (DOCX, 31 KB) and LaTeX (ZIP, 746 KB) files.
Note: Manuscripts not in line with the above rules might be discarded.

Topic selection: carefully select the most appropriate topic when submitting the paper. For track and topic list, see Tracks and Topics list. When you submit your paper, you will be asked to select a secondary topic (mandatory). Your primary and secondary topic selections will enable the Program Committee to assign your paper to the best-fitting topic.
Submission site: https://www.softconf.com/date21/conference/

Deadlines: The deadline to submit papers is Monday, 14 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE. For a paper to be considered a valid submission, at least a title, abstract, and the complete list of authors (cannot be modified after Monday, 14 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE) should be submitted by this date.
The full paper (max 2 pages) can be submitted at the same time or later, but must be uploaded at the latest by Monday, 21 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE. Otherwise the initial submission will be automatically withdrawn. Please note that there will not be any additional deadline extensions beyond Monday, 21 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE.

Notification and Camera Ready Paper: The contact author of a submitted paper will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her paper by Friday, 13 November 2020. In case of acceptance, authors need to prepare a final, camera-ready manuscript by Wednesday, 02 December 2020 23:59:59 AoE.

Attention

Double Submissions: submissions that are already under review or accepted by another conference, symposium, or journal will be rejected. The DATE conference will work cooperatively with others to check for these so-called "double-submissions".

Attention

Authors list: you are not allowed to modify the list of authors after the submission deadline. It is extremely important that you put the full list (in the correct order) when submitting the paper online. If your paper is accepted, you will not be able to modify the authors later on.

Attention

Registration: It is mandatory that at least one author of each accepted paper attends the conference to present the work. Please note that each paper shall be accompanied by at least one unique full conference registration at the speaker rate (i.e., two speaker registrations are needed for two accepted papers, from the main author or a co-author of the paper). In case of no attendance/presentation in person on-site, the paper will be removed from the proceedings, irrespective of possible full registration payment at the speaker rate.

For more information, please contact:

Ian O'Connor, École Centrale de Lyon, FRProgramme Chair | Track D - Design, Methods and Tools Chair
Ian O'Connor, École Centrale de Lyon, FR
papersatdate-conference [dot] com

4. Special Session Proposals: Embedded Tutorials, Hot-Topic Sessions, Panels

Special Sessions can take the form of

  1. Panels, discussing visionary and controversial issues,
  2. Hot-Topic Sessions, focussing on the introduction and discussion of new R&D problems, and
  3. Embedded Tutorial Sessions, addressing trends in the technical domains that are of interest to the conference participants.

Additional considerations will be given to Special Session proposals matching the DATE 2021 technical programme, Special Days, and Exhibition Campus focus areas: embedded artificial intelligence, silicon photonics, model- driven design of intelligent and autonomous systems, high performance computing in embedded systems, future and emerging technologies including More-Than-Moore and beyond CMOS technologies, new memories and computing architectures, with special focus on availability, reliability, safety, and security requirements.

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 format, and must be submitted via the DATE website by Thursday, 24 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE. Submissions need to be made on-line via the following URL:
https://www.softconf.com/date21/special/

The submitter of a Special Session proposal will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her proposal by Friday, 13 November 2020. In case of acceptance, contributors of accepted Special Sessions will be asked to submit final texts or statements of panelists, as appropriate, for publication in the proceedings as final, camera-ready manuscripts by Wednesday, 02 December 2020 23:59:59 AoE. Panel sessions are entitled to one (1) page per panelist in the Proceedings; Hot-Topic Sessions are allocated a maximum of six (6) pages paper per speaker, or one single paper for the entire session which should not exceed ten (10) pages; Embedded Tutorials are allocated one single paper for the entire session which should not exceed ten (10) pages. As a rule of thumb, no more than four speakers per session should be planned for Hot-Topic and Embedded Tutorial Sessions.

For these final, camera-ready manuscripts, the only accepted file format is PDF. All papers should be formatted as follows: A4 pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10 pt. Use of colors may enhance your figures and is encouraged. Detailed instructions for formatting your paper are included in the file (format.pdf). Templates are provided for Microsoft Word (DOCX, 31 KB) and LaTeX (ZIP, 746 KB) files.

For the accepted special sessions, it is the responsibility of the Special Session organiser(s) to ensure that the Wednesday, 02 December 2020 23:59:59 AoE deadline is met, and all the camera-ready manuscripts from their respective Special Sessions are technically sound, and meet the editorial standards of the DATE Proceedings. The Special Session Co-Chairs may decline the publication of the final manuscripts in the DATE Proceedings if the above responsibility is not fulfilled. For more information, please contact:

Marco Casale-Rossi, Synopsys, Inc., ITExecutive and Special Sessions Co-Chair
Marco Casale-Rossi, Synopsys, Inc., IT
specialsessionsatdate-conference [dot] com

Giovanni De Micheli, EPFL, CHExecutive and Special Sessions Co-Chair
Giovanni De Micheli, EPFL, CH
specialsessionsatdate-conference [dot] com

5. Special Initiative on Autonomous Systems Design (ASD) Proposals

Autonomous Systems Design: 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 and industrial automation. Autonomous systems are self-governed and self-adaptive systems that are designed to operate in an open and evolving environment that has not been completely defined at design time. This poses a unique challenge to the design and verification of dependable autonomous systems. The DATE 2021 Special Initiative on Autonomous Systems Design on Thursday and Friday will include peer-reviewed papers, invited contributions and interactive sessions addressing these challenges.

More details and a specific call for contributions can be found online: www.date-conference.org/asd

Proposals should be submitted before Monday, 14 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE. Submissions need to be made on-line via the following URL:

https://www.softconf.com/date21/ASD_special_day/

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection of proposals by Friday, 13 November 2020. In case of acceptance, final information about the ASD structure (confirmed speakers, final abstract, final agenda) must be provided by Wednesday, 02 December 2020 23:59:59 AoE. Hand-out material (consisting of all slides and perhaps also background reading material) needs to be uploaded as a single PDF or ZIP file at the DATE website by Monday, 18 January 2021. The hand-out material will be available to ASD attendees only!

For more information, please contact:

Rolf Ernst, Technische Universität Braunschweig, DESpecial Initiative "Autonomous Systems Design" Co-Chair
Rolf Ernst, Technische Universität Braunschweig, DE
ernstatida [dot] ing [dot] tu-bs [dot] de

Selma Saidi, Technische Universität Dortmund, DESpecial Initiative "Autonomous Systems Design" Co-Chair
Selma Saidi, Technische Universität Dortmund, DE
selma [dot] saidiattu-dortmund [dot] de

6. Monday Tutorial Proposals

DATE 2021 tutorials are designed to provide audiences with introductions to important topics in DATE technical areas as well as hands-on tutorials on design automation tools. Early career professionals as well as graduate students will benefit from the introductory-level material on these important topics and tools. Mid-career professionals can also benefit from the tutorials to extend their horizons. We welcome proposals for tutorial presentations in DATE technical areas.

On the first day, half-day technical tutorials on selected topics will be given by leading experts in their respective fields. The proposal should motivate the topic and its relevance for both academia and industry, specify whether it covers foundational topics or cutting-edge ones, describe the target audience (expected type of attendees? expected number? match with typical DATE audience?), the reason for a tutorial (why a tutorial, why now). Hands-on tutorials are welcomed. Moreover, the proposal should include a brief abstract with a list of learning objectives, and a clear planning hereto (organisation in sessions, possible speakers, what will be done to attract the audience), and the DATE Topic to which it is more closely related. A tutorial proposal example is available on the DATE website.

A tutorial proposal example is available here for download. Proposals should be submitted before Monday, 14 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE via the DATE website.

Submissions of all tutorials need to be made on-line via the following URL:

https://www.softconf.com/date21/tutorials/

The tutorial organiser(s) will be notified of acceptance or rejection of proposals by Friday, 13 November 2020. In case of acceptance, final information about the tutorial structure (confirmed speakers, final abstract, final agenda) must be provided by Wednesday, 02 December 2020 23:59:59 AoE. Tutorial hand-out material (consisting of all slides and perhaps also background reading material) needs to be uploaded as a single PDF or ZIP file at the DATE website by Monday, 18 January 2021. The hand-out material will be available to tutorial attendees only!

Organisers and speakers of accepted half-day tutorials will receive free registration (including afternoon coffee) to the DATE 2021 Monday Tutorials.

For more information, please contact:

Mehdi Tahoori, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DEMonday Tutorials Co-Chair
Mehdi Tahoori, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE
monday-tutorialsatdate-conference [dot] com

Prabhat Mishra, University of Florida, USMonday Tutorials Co-Chair
Prabhat Mishra, University of Florida, US
monday-tutorialsatdate-conference [dot] com

7. PhD Forum

The PhD Forum is a poster session hosted by EDAA, ACM-SIGDA, and IEEE CEDA for PhD students who have completed their PhD thesis within the last 12 months or who are close to complete their thesis work. It represents an excellent opportunity for them to get feedback on their research and for the industry to get a glance of state-of-the-art in system design and design automation. Proposals can be submitted via the DATE website by Monday, 02 November 2020 23:59:59 AoE. Submissions should follow the instructions given at https://www.date-conference.com/phd-forum-call-for-submission.

For more information, please contact:

Robert Wille, Johannes Kepler University Linz, DEPhD Forum Chair
Robert Wille, Johannes Kepler University Linz, DE
phd-forumatdate-conference [dot] com

8. Young People Program

The Young People Program is an initiative targeting PhD students with the goal of supporting their career development. PhD students will have an opportunity to present themselves to potential employers from EDA and microelectronics industries. If there is interest from company side, interviews will be arranged during the DATE conference. The initiative also includes activities to improve networking, seminars on how to present themselves effectively to HR representatives, and panels to stimulate discussion on how to publish effectively. In order to apply, PhD students should submit an application including their CV and an abstract of their work. Students participating in the PhD-Forum should also write in the PhD-Forum application their interest in the Young People Program. Proposals can be submitted via the DATE website until Monday, 02 November 2020 23:59:59 AoE.

For more information, please contact:

Sara Vinco, Politecnico di Torino, ITYoung People Program Co-Chair
Sara Vinco, Politecnico di Torino, IT
young-people-programatdate-conference [dot] com

Anton Klotz, Cadence Design Systems, DEYoung People Program Co-Chair
Anton Klotz, Cadence Design Systems, DE
young-people-programatdate-conference [dot] com

9. University Booth

The University Booth fosters the transfer of academic work to industry. The University Booth is part of the DATE exhibition and is free of charge for presenters and their visitors. It should be noted that the University Booth is not intended for disseminating the results of collaborative projects for which there is a specific section in the exhibition hall. Research institutes and universities interested in demonstrating their mature prototypes and pre-commercial results, can find the submission details at https://www.date-conference.com/exhibition/university-booth by Monday, 02 November 2020 23:59:59 AoE Friday, 13 November 2020 23:59:59.

For more information, please 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

10. Multi-Partner Innovative Research Projects

DATE 2021 program will include one or more sessions dedicated to multi-partner innovative and/or highly-technological research projects addressing the DATE 2021 topics. This includes EU-funded projects (H2020, ECSEL, PENTA, European Innovative Training Networks (ITN), COST Actions, CleanSky projects, …), country- and region-funded projects, projects funded by the European Space Agency, and research projects funded by industry. Project Coordinators are invited to submit papers presenting preliminary ideas, work in progress, or lessons learned from the project. The Multi-Partner Innovative Research Projects session is an excellent opportunity to present your work to the DATE community and fulfilling the dissemination and outreach obligations of your project. Papers must be submitted before Monday, 02 November 2020 23:59:59 AoE. Submissions need to be made on-line via the following URL:

https://www.softconf.com/date21/research_project/

For more information, please go to https://www.date-conference.com/exhibition/projects or contact:

Francisco Cazorla, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ESMulti-Partner Innovative Research Projects Chair
Francisco Cazorla, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ES
european-projectsatdate-conference [dot] com

Accepted papers are required to present the project in the DATE 2021 exhibition. The Multi-Partner Innovative Research Projects session and the booth are an excellent opportunity to present your work to the DATE community and help you fulfilling the dissemination and outreach obligations of your project. DATE also offers you the opportunity to reserve private rooms for project meetings. For booth rental and room reservations, please contact

Kathleen Schäfer, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DEConference Organisation - Exhibition and Sponsorship
Kathleen Schäfer, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DE
dateatkitdresden [dot] de

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11. Exhibition Theatre

The exhibition theatre, located in the exhibition area close to the booths, provides speaking opportunities to all interested exhibitors. The exhibition theatre programme is a mix of panel discussions and user presentations that give exhibition visitors and conference delegates a dynamic overview of key technical and business issues in electronic and embedded systems design. Submissions are invited from exhibiting companies and projects, industry consortia, technology groups, standards bodies, or any person with opinions on future industry trends.

Panels – discuss future trends, hot-topic technologies and business aspects of the Systems-on-Chip, EDA and IP markets. Panels combine invited industry experts and analysts for a more controversial look at the electronic design marketplace.

Customer Testimonials – allow exhibiting companies the chance to demonstrate their technical expertise and the advantages of their products through the experiences of a customer. More relevant to real-world designers than a regular sales pitch, offering engineers an insight into good working practices and current design methods, customer testimonial papers are a great way to draw a crowd at DATE.

Special Sessions – a selection of sessions (hot topic, tutorial) and invited speakers from the technical conference programme will be presented in the Exhibition Theatre, providing added value to exhibition visitors.

Final deadline for Exhibition Theatre submissions: Monday, 02 November 2020 23:59:59 AoE. For more information, please contact:

Jürgen Haase, edacentrum GmbH, DEExhibition Theatre Chair
Jürgen Haase, edacentrum GmbH, DE
exhibition-theatreatdate-conference [dot] com

12. Friday Workshop Proposals

Proposals for Friday Workshops on emerging research and application topics are invited. Particularly suitable topics are those not directly covered in the technical program and which have the potential to impact on future DATE technical areas in design and test of microelectronic systems.

A short Workshop proposal no longer than two (2) pages should include the following.

  • Workshop title and a clear description of its unique focus; outline the potential of the Workshop for growing and/or consolidating a community, as well as its relevance to the DATE conference;
  • Biography for each organiser, including the relevant recent activity to the topic of the Workshop;
  • Estimate for the target number of participants, by considering the fact that a successful event attracts both academic and industrial attendees; if there were any prior editions of the Workshop, provide a brief summary of its highlights and its past attendance;
  • Tentative format for the event, including: special sessions (e.g., invited talks, panels, embedded tutorials), regular sessions or poster sessions; note, the duration of a DATE Workshop is typically from 8:30am to 4:30pm, including a one-hour lunch break and two half-hour coffee breaks;
  • Focus for each special session together with the names/affiliations of the potential speakers;
  • If an open Call for Submissions will be circulated for regular and poster sessions, then the tentative schedule for the program preparation should be included (e.g., submission deadline, notification deadline).

Prepare a PDF file based on the available template (download here) with the Workshop Proposal and submit before Monday, 14 September 2020 23:59:59 AoE using the following link:
https://www.softconf.com/date21/workshops/

The submitter of a submitted Friday Workshop proposal will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her proposal by Friday, 02 October 2020. In case of acceptance, the preliminary program inducing keynote speakers, invited talks as well as a plan for the sessions that are filled with submitted papers of the workshop must be finalized before Wednesday, 02 December 2020 23:59:59 AoE. The workshop final program for inclusion in the DATE Advance Program booklet and hand-out material (consisting of all slides and perhaps also background reading material) needs to be uploaded as a single PDF or ZIP file at the DATE website by Monday, 18 January 2021. The hand-out material will be available to workshop attendees only!

For more information, please contact:

Hiren D. Patel, University of Waterloo, CAFriday Workshops Co-Chair
Hiren D. Patel, University of Waterloo, CA
friday-workshopsatdate-conference [dot] com

Michael Glass, Ulm University, DEFriday Workshops Co-Chair
Michael Glass, Ulm University, DE
friday-workshopsatdate-conference [dot] com

13. Fringe Meetings

A limited number of rooms is available for the organisation of fringe meetings (birds of a feather sessions) open to all DATE attendees, as well as for appropriate on-site closed meetings. Requests are considered in the order of their arrival. For more information, please see here and/or contact the

Anja Zeun, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DEConference Organisation - Conference Manager
Anja Zeun, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DE
dateatkitdresden [dot] de
phone: +49 351 65573-137
fax: +49 351 65573-299

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Requests for commercial meetings will incur the standard room charges.