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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DATE seeks submissions of original, unpublished scientific work in one of its four tracks (D, A, T, and E) and 31 topics (for topic A8, see Industrial Experiences Brief Papers); for track and topic list, see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 six 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 or letter pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10pt
Formatting instructions: format.pdf
Templates: http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/pubservices/confpub/AuthorTools/con...
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/date18/conference/

Deadlines: The deadline to submit papers is Sunday, September 10, 2017 23:59:59 CET. For a paper to be considered a valid submission, at least a title, abstract, and the complete list of authors (cannot be modified after Sunday, September 10, 2017 23:59:59 CET) should be submitted by this date.
The full paper (up to six pages) can be submitted at the same time or later, but must be uploaded at the latest by Sunday, September 17, 2017 23:59:59 CET. Otherwise the initial submission will be automatically withdrawn. Please note that there will not be any additional deadline extensions beyond Sunday, September 17, 2017 23:59:59 CET.

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, November 10, 2017. In case of acceptance, authors need to prepare a final, camera-ready manuscript by Thursday, November 30, 2017 23:59:59 CET.

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:
Programme Chair
Ayse Coskun, Boston University, US
papers at date-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 four 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 or letter pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10pt
Formatting instructions: format.pdf
Templates: http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/pubservices/confpub/AuthorTools/con...
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/date18/conference/

Deadlines: The deadline to submit papers is Sunday, September 10, 2017 23:59:59 CET. For a paper to be considered a valid submission, at least a title, abstract, and the complete list of authors (cannot be modified after Sunday, September 10, 2017 23:59:59 CET) should be submitted by this date.
The full paper (up to four pages) can be submitted at the same time or later, but must be uploaded at the latest by Sunday, September 17, 2017 23:59:59 CET. Otherwise the initial submission will be automatically withdrawn. Please note that there will not be any additional deadline extensions beyond Sunday, September 17, 2017 23:59:59 CET.

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, November 10, 2017. In case of acceptance, authors need to prepare a final, camera-ready manuscript by Thursday, November 30, 2017 23:59:59 CET.

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:
Programme Chair
Ayse Coskun, Boston University, US
papers at date-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 two 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 or letter pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10pt
Formatting instructions: format.pdf
Templates: http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/pubservices/confpub/AuthorTools/con...
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/date18/conference/

Deadlines: The deadline to submit papers is Sunday, September 10, 2017 23:59:59 CET. For a paper to be considered a valid submission, at least a title, abstract, and the complete list of authors (cannot be modified after Sunday, September 10, 2017 23:59:59 CET) should be submitted by this date.
The full paper (max two pages) can be submitted at the same time or later, but must be uploaded at the latest by Sunday, September 17, 2017 23:59:59 CET. Otherwise the initial submission will be automatically withdrawn. Please note that there will not be any additional deadline extensions beyond Sunday, September 17, 2017 23:59:59 CET.

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, November 10, 2017. In case of acceptance, authors need to prepare a final, camera-ready manuscript by Thursday, November 30, 2017 23:59:59 CET.

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:
Programme Chair
Ayse Coskun, Boston University, US
papers at date-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.

Special attention and consideration will be given to Special Sessions proposals matching the DATE 2018 technical programme, Special Days, and Exhibition Campus focus areas: future and emerging technologies (including new transistors such as GAA, beyond CMOS technologies, new memories and computing architectures, “dim silicon”, new IC integration techniques complementing Moore’s law, and new applications such as AI and machine learning) and designing autonomous systems (including autonomous vehicles and also Industry 4.0, with special attention to availability, reliability, safety, and security requirements and standards).

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 Sunday, September 17, 2017 23:59:59 CET.

Submissions need to be made on-line via the following URL:
https://www.softconf.com/date18/special/

The submitter of a Special Session proposal will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her proposal by Friday, November 10, 2017. 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 Thursday, November 30, 2017 23:59:59 CET. 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 or letter 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 MS-Word and LaTeX files at http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/pubservices/confpub/AuthorTools/con....

For the accepted special sessions, it is the responsibility of the Special Session organizer(s) to ensure that the Thursday, November 30, 2017 23:59:59 CET 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:
Special Sessions and Executive Track Co-Chairs
Marco Casale-Rossi, Synopsys, IT
specialsessions at date-conference [dot] com
Giovanni De Micheli, EPF Lausanne, CH
specialsessions at date-conference [dot] com
phone: +41 21 693 0911
fax: +41 21 693 0909


5. Monday Tutorial Proposals

The tutorials for DATE 2018 are designed to provide audiences with introductions to important topics in the DATE technical areas. Early career professionals - Ph.D. and M. S. students, early stage professionals - will benefit by rounding out their knowledge of important topics. Mid-career professionals can use the tutorials to extend their horizons. We welcome proposals for tutorial presentations in the 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 (organization 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 Sunday, September 10, 2017 23:59:59 CET via the DATE website.

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

https://www.softconf.com/date18/tutorials/

The tutorial organizer(s) will be notified of acceptance or rejection of proposals by Friday, November 10, 2017. In case of acceptance, final information about the tutorial structure (confirmed speakers, final abstract, final agenda) must be provided by Thursday, November 30, 2017 23:59:59 CET. 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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The hand-out material will be available to tutorial attendees only!

Speakers of accepted tutorials will receive:

  • Free registration for all tutorial speakers to the DATE 2018 Monday Tutorials.
  • One free conference registration per tutorial.
  • A honorarium up to € 1.000,00 depending on the success of the tutorial, to be divided by the various speakers of the tutorial.

For more information, please contact:
Monday Tutorials Chair
Marilyn Wolf, Georgia Tech, US
monday-tutorials at date-conference [dot] com


6. PhD Forum

The PhD Forum is a poster session hosted by the European Design and Automation Association (EDAA), ACM-SIGDA, and CEDA for PhD students to present and discuss their research work with people in the design automation and system design community. It represents a good opportunity for students to get feedback on their research and for the industry to see academic work in progress. Proposals can be submitted via the DATE website by Sunday, October 15, 2017 23:59:59 CET. Submissions should follow the instructions given at https://www.date-conference.com/phd-forum-call-for-submission.

For more information, please contact:
EDAA/ACM SIGDA/IEEE CEDA PhD Forum Chair
Cecilia Metra, University of Bologna, IT
phd-forum at date-conference [dot] com


7. 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/u-booth by Sunday, January 14, 2018 23:59:59 CET.

For more information, please contact:
University Booth Co-Chairs
Jens Lienig, Technische Universität Dresden, DE
university-booth at date-conference [dot] com
Andreas Vörg, edacentrum GmbH, DE
university-booth at date-conference [dot] com


8. European Projects

DATE will have an entire section of the Proceedings dedicated to European Projects. EU Project Coordinators are invited to submit papers (up to six pages) presenting preliminary ideas, work in progress or lessons learned from the project. The papers will be peerreviewed and selected based on innovation and originality. In particular, we would like to give visibility to papers addressing DATE topics. European Project papers should be submitted before Sunday, October 15, 2017 23:59:59 CET. Submissions need to be made on-line via the following URL:

https://www.softconf.com/date18/conference

For more information, please contact:
European Projects Chair
Paul Pop, Technical University of Denmark, DK
european-projects at date-conference [dot] com 

Similar to previous editions, DATE offers the opportunity to rent a booth and/or meeting room for presenting project material or demos making DATE an ideal venue to meet your community and fulfil the dissemination and outreach obligations of your project. For booth rental and room reservations, please contact Conference Manager
Franziska Röhrig, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DE
date at kitdresden [dot] de
phone: +49 351 4967-541
fax: +49 351 4956116.
 

9. Exhibition Theatre

As an open discussion forum in the midst of Europe’s leading electronic system design event, the Exhibition Theatre programme combines expert panel sessions, customers’ testimonials and tutorials given by industry leaders. The aim is to offer exhibition visitors up-to-date information and fresh views on the key industrial and business issues in the electronic systems design market, with a special emphasis on career opportunities for graduates and on supporting experienced professionals with information on how to shape the future of our industry. The targeted audience includes attendees of the DATE conference and in particular the broad range of companies located in Saxony, Europe’s largest microelectronics site. Submissions are invited from industry consortia, technology groups, standards bodies and any company or organization setting future industry trends by Sunday, October 29, 2017 23:59:59 CET. For more information, please contact:
Exhibition Theatre Chair
Jürgen Haase, edacentrum GmbH, DE
exhibition-theatre at date-conference [dot] com


10. 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 organizer, 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 an 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 Sunday, September 10, 2017 23:59:59 CET using the following link:
https://www.softconf.com/date18/workshops/

The submitter of a submitted Friday Workshop proposal will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her proposal by Saturday, September 30, 2017. In case of acceptance, the advance program of the Workshop must be finalized before Thursday, November 30, 2017 23:59:59 CET, for inclusion in the DATE Advance Program booklet. Workshop 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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The hand-out material will be available to workshop attendees only!

For more information, please contact:
Friday Workshops Chair
Francisco Cazorla, Barcelona Supercomputing Center and IIIA-CSIC, ES
friday-workshops at date-conference [dot] com


11. 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:

Event Secretariat

Requests for commercial meetings will incur the standard room charges.