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DATE 2018 : Design, Automation and Test in Europe
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Dresden, Germany
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The 21st DATE conference and exhibition is the main European event bringing together designers and design automation users, researchers and vendors, as well as specialists in the hardware and software design, test and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems. DATE puts strong emphasis on both technology and systems, covering ICs/SoCs, reconfigurable hardware and embedded systems, and embedded software.

The five-day event consists of a conference with plenary invited papers, regular papers, panels, hot-topic sessions, tutorials and workshops, two special focus days and a track for executives. The scientific conference is complemented by a commercial exhibition showing the state-of-the-art in design and test tools, methodologies, IP and design services, reconfigurable and other hardware platforms, embedded software, and (industrial) design experiences from different application domains, e.g. automotive, wireless, telecom and multimedia applications. The organisation of user group meetings, fringe meetings, a university booth, a PhD forum, vendor presentations and social events offers a wide variety of extra opportunities to meet and exchange information on relevant issues for the design and test community. Special space will also be allocated for EU-funded projects to show their results.

The Conference

The conference addresses all aspects of research into technologies for electronic and (embedded) systems engineering. It covers the design process, test, and tools for design automation of electronic products ranging from integrated circuits to distributed large-scale systems. This includes both hardware and embedded software design issues. The conference scope also includes the elaboration of design requirements and new architectures for challenging application fields such as telecom, wireless communications, multimedia, healthcare and automotive systems. Persons involved in innovative industrial designs are particularly encouraged to submit papers to foster the feedback from design to research. Panels, hot-topic sessions and embedded tutorials highlight and inform about emerging topics.

Special Days in the programme will focus on two areas bringing new challenges to the system design community:

Future and Emerging Technologies: The demands of future applications far exceed the capabilities of today’s computing systems. Yet the progress in traditional computing hardware technologies has begun to stall at the exact moment when these exciting applications are demanding large improvements with respect to functionality, performance, and energy efficiency. This special day will explore transformative concepts that will revolutionize future computing systems. Examples include emerging nanotechnologies such as carbon nanotubes, emerging nanosystem architectures through dense heterogeneous integration, emerging computation models based on quantum information processing, and emerging application domains such as microfluidics. The special day will also address how the DATE community will play a major role in enabling these advances.

Designing Autonomous Systems: Autonomous vehicles and robots are prominent examples for a larger trend towards embedded and cyber-physical systems autonomy serving many purposes: function automation, function adaptation, platform adaptation, and handling the dynamics of function integration on large open networks (e.g. Industry 4.0). In autonomous systems, the current separation of design process and operation in the field will be replaced by a life-time process of in-field adaptation. Continuous change and evolution, application interference, environment dynamics and uncertainty have complex effects, which must be controlled to adhere to safety, availability, and security guarantees where needed. This special day will cover the latest trends in autonomous systems and the resulting challenges for design processes and EDA tools.

On the first day of the DATE event, half-day in-depth technical tutorials are given by leading experts in their respective fields. The tutorials are well suited for researchers, tool developers and system designers.

Friday Workshops concentrate on specialised and novel topics.

The Exhibition

The vivid accompanying exhibition states a unique networking opportunity for vendors of tools and services for hardware and embedded software for the design, development and test of Systems-on-Chip, IPs, Embedded Systems, ASICs, FPGAs and PCBs. Furthermore, it states the perfect venue for industries to meet university professors to foster their university programme and especially for PhD Students to meet their future employers.

A full programme in the Exhibition Theatre will again combine presentations by exhibiting companies, best-practice reports by industry leaders on their latest design projects and selected conference special sessions.

The full list of participating exhibitors and sponsors including their company profiles can always be found online:
Last updated by Xin Yao in 2017-08-21
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