DATE 2019 in Florence: Highlighting Embedded Systems meeting Hyperscale and High-Performance Computing and Model-Based Design of Intelligent Systems


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.

In the D track, the largest number of papers were received in Topics D2 – “System Design, High-Level Synthesis, and Optimization”, DT6 – “Design and Test of Secure Systems”, and D8 – “Architectural and Microarchitectural Design”. For the A track, Topic A7 – “Applications of Emerging Technologies” scored the highest number of submissions, similarly Topic T1 – “Modeling and Mitigation of Defects, Faults, Variability, and Reliability” for the T track, and finally Topic E2 – “Embedded Systems for Deep Learning” for the E track.

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.

The conference programme includes several hot-topic sessions, addressing 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.

In addition, the DATE 2019 programme will include keynote talks, among others from Jürgen Bortolazzi, Director Driver Assistance Systems at Porsche. On Wednesday, David Pellerin from Amazon Web Services will talk about “Heterogeneous, High Scale Computing in the Era of Intelligent, Cloud-Connected Devices“. On Thursday, Edward Lee from UC Berkeley will present his look at fundamental models and intelligence.

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.

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.

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. One highlight here will be a career session called Inspiring Futures! where interested companies may introduce their work and job portfolios.

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.

The conference online registration is now open, and the complete advance programme will be available on the DATE website starting from December 2018.

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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