DATE 2012 - Call for Papers online


DATE 2012 - Call for Papers

Dresden, Germany
March 12 - 16, 2012

Download the CfP as PDF here (PDF - 583 kB)

Submission Key Dates

Submission Deadline
D, A, T and E papers Thursday, August 15, 2019 09:19:56 CET
Special Session proposals __Special_Session_proposals__
Tutorial proposals __Tutorial_proposals__
Friday Workshop proposals __Friday_Workshop_proposals__
Exhibition Theatre __Exhibition_Theatre__
PhD Forum __PhD_Forum__
Notification of acceptance __Notification_of_acceptance__
Camera-ready paper due date __Camera-ready_paper_due_date__
University Booth proposals __University_Booth_proposals__

Submission Instructions

Final deadline for paper registration: __D,_A,_T_and_E_papers__.

Final deadline for paper upload: __D,_A,_T_and_E_papers_upload__.

All manuscripts for any technical topic of the D, A, T and E tracks must be submitted for review electronically, following the instructions on the conference Web page:

The accepted file format is PDF. Any other format and manuscripts received in hard-copy form will not be processed.
Papers can be submitted for either formal oral presentation or for interactive presentation. Oral presentations require novel and complete research work supported by experimental results. 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. These presentations are given on a laptop in a face-to-face discussion area.

Submissions should not exceed 6 pages in length for oral-presentation papers and 4 pages in length for interactive-presentation papers. Submission of 2-page papers in topic A7 (Industrial Experiences Brief Papers) will also be considered.

All papers should be formatted as close as possible to the final format: A4 or letter sheets, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10pt (templates are available on the DATE Web site for your convenience). To permit blind review, submissions should not include the author names. Any submission not in line with the above rules will be discarded.

All papers will be evaluated with regard to their suitability for the conference, originality and technical soundness. The Programme Committee reserves the right to reorient oral-presentation papers to interactive-presentation and vice versa, to obtain the most suitable presentation format. Submissions simultaneously under review or accepted by another conference, symposium or journal will be rejected. The DATE conference will work cooperatively with others to check for double-submissions. It is mandatory that authors of
accepted presentations attend to present their work at the conference and also that each paper is accompanied by at least one full conference registration fee payment at the speaker rate.

Special Sessions

Special Sessions can take the form of Panels discussing visionary and/or controversial issues, Hot-Topic Sessions, dealing with the introduction and discussion of new R&D problems, and Embedded Tutorial Sessions, addressing trends in the technical domains that are of interest to the conference participants.

Special Session proposals consist of an extended summary of up to 1500 words describing the session content and format, and must be submitted via the Web site by __Special_Session_proposals__.

Contributors of accepted special sessions will be asked to submit final texts or statements of panellists, as appropriate, for publication in the Proceedings (deadline __Camera-ready_paper_due_date__). Panel sessions are entitled to one page in the Proceedings, whereas Embedded Tutorials and Hot Topic sessions are allocated a maximum of 6 pages per session. For more information, please contact:

Special Sessions Co-Chairs
Andreas Herkersdorf, TU München, DE
Contact Andreas Herkersdorf
Raul Camposano, Nimbic, US
Contact Raul Camposano


On the first day, half- and full-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, describe the target audience (who? how many? match with typical DATE audience?), the reason for a tutorial, (why a tutorial, why now, why 0.5/1 day), tutorial objectives and a clear planning hereto (tutorial outline and speakers, what will be done to attract the audience). Proposals should be sent by __Tutorial_proposals__ to:

Tutorials Chair

Get the DATE12 Tutorial Submission form HERE

University Booth

Universities and research institutes are invited to demonstrate their hardware platforms, prototypes tools and pre-commercial results. Demonstrations are presented at the Booth supported by electronic and other media. Outstanding demonstrations from R&D projects are welcomed. The University Booth is organised around technical topics to help the transfer of technology from research to industry.

For more information, please contact, by __University_Booth_proposals__, university-boothatdate-conference [dot] com.

University Booth Co-Chairs
Jens Lienig, Technical University of Dresden, DE
Contact Jens Lienig
Andreas Vörg, edacentrum GmbH, DE
Contact Andreas Vörg

PhD Forum

The PhD Forum is a poster session hosted by the European Design and Automation Association (EDAA) and ACM SIGDA 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. Submissions should be sent by __PhD_Forum__:

PhD Forum

EDAA/ACM SIGDA PhD Forum 2012, call for Submissions HERE

Exhibition Theatre

An open discussion forum in the midst of Europe’s largest electronic system design exhibition. The programme combines expert panel sessions and customers’ testimonials. The aim is to offer exhibition visitors a fresh view on the key industrial and business issues in the electronic systems design market. Submissions are invited from industry consortia, technology groups, standards bodies, or any person with opinions on future industry trends by __Exhibition_Theatre__:

Publicity and Exhibition Theatre Chair
Jürgen Haase, edacentrum GmbH, DE
Contact Jürgen Haase

Friday Workshops

Proposals for Friday Workshops on emerging research and application topics are invited. Particularly suitable topics are those not directly covered in the technical programme and which have the potential to impact on future DATE technical areas in design and test of microelectronic systems. For information and detailed descriptions on how to propose a workshop, please refer to the Call for Submissions. Proposals should be sent by __Friday_Workshop_proposals__ to:

Friday Workshops Co-Chairs
Nicola Nicolici, McMaster University, CA
Contact Nicola Nicolici
Lorena Anghel, TIMA, FR
Contact Lorena Anghel

Fringe Meetings

There are a limited number of rooms 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. Fringe Meetings may not run in parallel with conference sessions and may take place in lunch intervals or in the evening. Requests are considered in the order of their arrival, and should be directed to:

Exhibition Manager


Requests for commercial meetings will incur the standard room charges.

DATE 2012

The DATE 2012 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. It puts strong emphasis on ICs/SoCs, reconfigurable hardware and embedded systems, including 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 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:

  • More than Moore: A Special Day on More-than-Moore technologies (MtM) will be organised.  After a broad overview of the MtM field, dedicated talks will address specific technologies including ams-rf, power and 3D integration, and applications such as energy and healthcare.
  • e-Mobility: The e-Mobility Special Day will take up the latest trend towards hybrid and fully electric vehicles by discussing upcoming issues to be addressed by the design automation, microelectronics and embedded system communities.  The major challenge is to smooth the way in developing the high requirements for the electronic systems inside an electric vehicle.  Important topics to be discussed are among many others control and operation strategies to optimise energy consumption and recovery, electromagnetic interference due to high and low voltage electronics, and efficient vehicle to grid solutions with smart recharging capabilities.

On the first day of the DATE event, half- and full-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 conference is complemented a large exhibition and 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 including a broad range of design reuse technologies and services. 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 and selected conference special sessions.

Topic Areas for Submission

Within the scope of the conference, the main areas of interest are organised in the following tracks. Submissions can be made to any of the track topics. For detailed descriptions of the track topics, please refer to the DATE Web site at

Track D: Design, Methods and Tools, addressing design automation and design tools for electronic and embedded systems. Emphasis is on methods and tools related to the use of computers in designing products. This includes designer feedback on existing design methods and tools as well as to initiate discussions on requirements of future system architectures, design flows and environments.

This track is organised in the following topics:

Track A: Application Design, is devoted to the presentation and discussion of design experiences with a high degree of industrial relevance, as well as innovative design methodologies and applications of specific design technologies. Contributions should illustrate state-of-the-art or record breaking designs, which will provide viable solutions in tomorrow’s silicon and embedded systems. In topic A7, there is the opportunity to submit short, 2-page papers, that relate to industrial research and practice.

This track is organised in the following topics:

Track T: Test Methods and Tools, addressing design-oriented embedded test solutions as well as defect analysis, modeling, test generation and silicon debugging. Emphasis is on both system- and chip-level test.

This track is organised in the following topics:

Track E: Embedded Systems Software, is devoted to modeling, analysis, design and deployment of Embedded Software. Areas of interest include methods, tools, methodologies and development environments. Emphasis will also be on embedded software platforms, software integration, adaptive real-time systems, and dependable systems.

This track is organised in the following topics:

In addition to the above conference tracks, we welcome proposals for Special Sessions, Tutorials and Friday Workshops, and submissions for the Special Days on Smart Devices of the Future and Intelligent Energy Management – Supply and Utilisation.


A full list of the executive and programme committee members is available on the DATE Web site.


The event is sponsored by the European Design and Automation Association, the EDA Consortium, the IEEE Computer Society – TTTC, the IEEE Council on EDA, ECSI, ACM - SIGDA, and RAS. In cooperation with ACM – SIGBED, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS), IFIP and IET.


Conference Manager
Sue Menzies, European Conferences, UK
menziesatec [dot] u-net [dot] com
phone: +44 131 225-2892
fax: +44 131 225-2925

General Chair
Wolfgang Rosenstiel, University of Tübingen, DE
Contact Wolfgang Rosenstiel

Programme Chair
Lothar Thiele, ETH Zurich, CH
Contact Lothar Thiele

To add your name to the mailing list, please register at the DATE Web site!