University Booth at DATE 2017: Call for Demonstrations


This is the Call for Demonstrations for the University Booth at DATE 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland! The University Booth fosters the transfer of academic work to industry. Prototypes are valuable demonstrators to express and compare the competitiveness of new EDA methodologies and hardware solutions. DATE 2017 features the University Booth in the exhibition hall of the conference venue. Universities and public research institutes are invited to submit their hardware platforms, prototype tools and pre-commercial results for DATE 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Software prototypes will be demonstrated on a desk with your own laptop or your own other equipment.

Hardware prototypes and platforms will be demonstrated on a desk with your own laptop or your own other equipment. Hardware can be illustrated within a working environment. Stand alone circuits will not be exhibited.

Each exhibitor is responsible for bringing and installing the hardware and software resources necessary for showing the entire functionality of the circuit. Participants are liable for their software and equipment, respectively. Ten demonstrations will be presented in parallel in each of the 11 time slots at the University Booth. This gives the visitors the opportunity to see several demonstrations within a short period of time.

Proposals for demonstrations can be submitted to one of four technical topics.

  • Electronic Design Automation Prototypes
  • Hardware Design and Test Prototypes
  • Internet-of-Things Prototypes
  • Wearable Electronics and Smart Medical Prototypes
Submissions in the area of Internet-of-things with focus on energy consumption reduction, and smart wearable electronics for bio-signals monitoring are strongly encouraged.


Submissions to the University Booth are done in two phases. Within the first submission phase you have to submit an abstract (max. 1000 characters) of your demonstrator only. Submissions are accepted only via the below mentioned submision system. After acceptance you need to provide additionaly a one-page, single-sided description as PDF file of your demonstrator.

The website for submission is open now and could be reached at

Deadlines and schedule

  • Sunday, July 31, 2016: Web based submission form is available
  • Monday, January 16, 2017 23:59:59 CET: Deadline for initial submission
  • Friday, January 20, 2017: Notification of acceptance
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 23:59:59 CET: Deadline for the one-page, single-sided description as PDF file of your demonstrator
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Final Programme of the University Booth at DATE 2017 available

Further Information for your Presentation


The University Booth is free of charge for presenters and their visitors.

Presentation Slots

Each demonstration has at least one time slot of 2 hours (mandatory). On request, more individual time slots can be booked for more presentations (optional). Please ensure your availability not only for the mandatory time slot but also for all your selected optional time slots. We try our best to give you as many time slots for your demonstration as possible. Please check the final University Booth programme for all of your timeslots.

Presentation Description

Demonstrations have to be accompanied by a DIN A4, one-page, single-sided description. This description will be printed in black and white 30 times by the University Booth organizers for distribution to your visitors and will also be available for download at the DATE website. Any further information material prepared by you is welcome and can be placed at your presentation desk for the visitors during the exhibition. You may upload this description already during the first submission phase but you have to upload it during the second submission phase.


Each demonstration has to be supported by one poster (not larger than DIN A0 (0.9 m width by 1.4 m height). Make use of images of the presented tool, circuit or hardware with its working environment to illustrate the functionality. For hardware demonstrations the poster should contain a plot of the circuit. Please prepare the poster and bring it with you to your demonstration.

DATE Proceedings

Your accepted demonstration title, author list and abstract will become part of the official DATE proceedings published later in IEEE Xplore. No-shows will be removed.

Presentation Facility and Internet Access

A poster wall, one table, one seat and electrical power supply for 3 Schuko plugs will be prepared for you at your presentation desk by the University Booth organizers. There will be 10 desks for the demonstrations. Internet access is possibly by WiFi only.


For any further information or requests feel free to contact:
University Booth Co-Chairs
Elena Ioana Vatajelu, TIMA Laboratory, FR
university-booth at date-conference [dot] com
Andreas Vörg, edacentrum GmbH, DE
university-booth at date-conference [dot] com

About the University Booth

The University Booth is part of the DATE programme since 2005. Being hosted by the largest electronic system design and test conference in Europe, the University Booth offers a unique chance to show your prototypes to both academia and industry during the exhibition. Outstanding demonstrations from R&D projects are welcome. The University Booth is a separate booth in the exhibition area of DATE.

About DATE

DATE, the Design, Automation and Test Conference and Exhibition is the unique European event bringing together researchers, users and vendors as well as specialists in design, test and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems. The University Booth is part of the DATE program. It is sponsored by the European Design and Automation Association, the EDA Consortium, the IEEE Council on EDA, ECSI, ACM SIGDA, and RAS.