DATE 2019 in Florence: Advance Programme available online



The DATE conference will take place from 25 to 29 March 2019 at the Firenze Fiera in Florence, Italy. It combines the world’s favorite electronic systems design and test conference with an international exhibition for electronic design, automation and test, from system-level hardware and software implementation right down to integrated circuit design.

Out of a total of 834 paper submissions received, a large share (38%) is coming from authors in Europe, 28% of submissions are from the Americas, 33% from Asia, and 1% from the rest of the world. This distribution clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, global reach and impact.

For the 22nd successive year, DATE has prepared an exciting technical programme. With the help of 326 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out 3276 reviews (mostly four reviews per submission), finally 202 papers (24%) were selected for regular presentation and 91 additional ones (cumulatively 35%, including all papers) for interactive presentation.

On the first day of the DATE week, six in-depth technical tutorials on the main topics of DATE as well as two industry hands-on tutorials will be given by leading experts in their respective fields. The topics cover Machine Learning for Manufacturing and Test, OpenCL Design Flows for FPGAs, Approximate Computing, Hardware-based Security, Co-simulation, and Safety and Security in Automotive, while the hands-on tutorials are on Quantum Computing with IBM Q and on Python Productivity for Xilinx Zynq.

During the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, plenary keynote lectures will be given by Astrid Elbe, Managing Director Intel Labs Europe at Intel, and Jürgen Bortolazzi, Director Driver Assistance Systems at Porsche. On the same day, the Executive Track offers a series of business panels with executive speakers from companies leading the design and automation industry, discussing hot topics. Furthermore, a talk by Claudio Giorgione, Curator of the Leonardo Department at the National Museum of Science and Technology Milano, will give insight into live and work of Leonardo da Vinci in line with the 500th anniversary of his death, which is celebrated in Florence in 2019.

The main conference programme from Tuesday to Thursday includes 58 technical sessions organized in parallel tracks from the four areas

D – Design Methods & Tools
A – Application Design
T – Test, Reliability, and Robustness
E – Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems

and from several special sessions on Hot Topics, such as Emerging Design Technologies, Design and Test of Secure Systems, IoT Security, Embedded Systems for Deep Learning, Augmented Living and Personalized Healthcare, Robotics and Industry 4.0., as well as results and lessons learned from European projects. Additionally, there are numerous Interactive Presentations which are organized into five IP sessions.

Two Special Days in the programme will focus on areas bringing new challenges to the system design community: Embedded Meets Hyperscale and HPC and Model-Based Design of Intelligent Systems. Each of the Special Days will have a full programme of keynotes, panels, tutorials and technical presentations.

Heterogeneous computing with multiple, specialized processors and application-specific accelerators is vital for embedded systems to meet performance, latency, and efficiency targets. The same goals of fast, efficient, and cost-effective processing are also gating factors for the evolution of hyperscale data center (DC) and high-performance computing (HPC) and Moore’s law no longer provides the necessary efficiency gains. The theme of the special day Embedded Meets Hyperscale and HPC is to highlight this confluence of methods and technologies to better understand, how heterogeneous computing is shaping the future of hyperscale DCs and HPC.

The special day on Model-Based Design of Intelligent Systems will explore all that is needed to lift model-based design into the era of intelligent systems. Topics addressed are, among others, model-based design frameworks for IoT systems, model-based machine learning, and application of model-based design in safety-critical and autonomous systems. The special day will also highlight the upcoming challenges in this domain and invite the DATE community to help overcome them.

To inform attendees on commercial and design-related topics, there will be a full programme in the Exhibition Theatre which will combine presentations by exhibiting companies, best-practice reports by industry leaders on their latest design projects and selected conference special sessions. Two of the highlights here will be a career session called Inspiring Futures!, where interested companies may introduce their work and job portfolios, and the newly created Publisher’s Session.

The conference is complemented by an exhibition, running for three days (Tuesday – Thursday), including exhibition booths from companies, and collaborative research initiatives including EU project presentations. The exhibition provides a unique networking opportunity and states the perfect venue for industries to meet University Professors to foster University Programme and especially for PhD Students to meet future employers.

On Friday, 10 full-day workshops cover several hot topics from areas like (a) Open Source and Machine Learning in EDA, (b) Emerging Techniques for Memories, Interconnections, and Quantum Computing, (c) Hardware Design, Synthesis, and Approximate Computing, as well as EDA in application domains such as (d) Autonomous Systems and IoT.

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 Jürgen Teich, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE

DATE 2019 General Chair

Jürgen Teich
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), DE

 Franco Fummi, Universita' di Verona, IT

DATE 2019 Programme Chair

Franco Fummi
University of Verona, IT

DATE 2019 Press Contacts


General Chair

Jürgen Teich, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), DE
juergen [dot] teich at fau [dot] de

Programme Chair

Franco Fummi, University of Verona, IT
franco [dot] fummi at univr [dot] it

Exhibition Theatre Chair

Jürgen Haase, edacentrum GmbH, DE
haase at edacentrum [dot] de

Exhibition Chair

Luca Fanucci, University of Pisa, IT
luca [dot] fanucci at unipi [dot] it

Local Arrangements/ICT

Luca Fanucci, University of Pisa, IT
luca [dot] fanucci at unipi [dot] it

Frank Hannig, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), DE
frank [dot] hannig at fau [dot] de

Conference Organization

Eva Smejkal, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DE
date at kitdresden [dot] de