Friday Workshops

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DATE's Friday’s Workshops initiative started in 2003 fostering a number of workshops on different topics and attracting an audience of both researchers and designers.

The event offers a unique opportunity to present and discuss new and in-progress outcomes, as well as experiences and visions. The topics have been changing during the years, following the trend on current and emerging issues in design, test, software and EDA, taking the floor after the regular conference programme running throughout the week.

The Friday's Workshops programme for DATE 2017 is rich and includes eight workshop themes. These cover innovative ideas ranging from design automation to emerging memory solutions, from optical interconnect systems to adaptive and heterogeneous computing.

The intersection between IoT and VLSI systems is the main focus of the VLSI for IoT Workshop (W01), where the advances in packaging, circuit design, low-power design, security, and system architectures are explored in the context of the new generation of IoT devices.

The workshop on Emerging Memory Solutions (W02) will cover recent advances in this attractive field, like 3D memories, TFETs and nanowires in memory designs, or processing in memory.

The third edition of DUHDe Workshop (W03) will target “hardware design understanding” through techniques like extraction of high-level properties, reverse engineering or formal methods.

The recent developments in the field of compact/SPICE modeling, Verilog-A standardization and device level IC design support will be presented in the MOS-AK Workshop (W04). During this workshop, the participants will benefit learning more about compact model - IC design interaction having an open discussion with the MOS-AK SPICE modeling experts.

The REES Workshop (W05) addresses all resiliency aspects in hardware and software systems design and operation from different embedded system areas such as automotive, avionics, and industry automation. This includes, but is not limited to, design bugs and cross-layer and cross-domain design techniques from software (applications, operating systems, middleware) to hardware (system, architecture, circuits, device level).

Attendees interested on optical and photonic interconnects will have also this year the opportunity to attend OPTICS Workshop (W06), where optical switches, networks, protocols, applications and circuits, among other related topics, will be covered.

Safety and security challenges for future cars are covered in this year's Workshop on New Plateforms for Future Cars (W07). The workshop will cover recent advances in data fusion and processing of a multitude of sensors piling into autonomous cars, mapping affecting processing power demands in new systems architectures, the verification and validation of timing safety and providing secure interfaces to connect the cars to each other and to the outside world.

Various key thematic areas in the field of Multi-Scale Systems for Health, Energy and the Environment will be presented in the Workshop (W08). The attendees will learn about emerging efficient technologies for smart prosthetics and body repair, health monitoring, cancer diagnostic, environmental monitoring, smart energy.

Friday’s Workshops attendees should choose in advance one workshop among W01, W02, W03, W04, W05, W06, W07 and W08. The workshops run from 08:30 until 17:00. The individual timetables for each workshop may vary, and for the detailed version of the workshop programmes, visit the workshop webpages.

Registration for the workshops is open from 7:30. Welcome Refreshments are served from 7:30 - 8:30.

For information about Workshops please contact:

Friday Workshops Co-Chairs
Francisco Cazorla, BSC, ES
fridayworkshops at date-conference [dot] com
Gabriela Nicolescu, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, CA
fridayworkshops at date-conference [dot] com

Session ID Title Time Location / Room Details
W01 VLSI for IoT 0830-17:30 3B
W02 Emerging Memory Solutions - Technology, Manufacturing, Architectures, Design and Test 0830-17:00 2A
W03 4th Workshop on Design Automation for Understanding Hardware Designs DUHDe 2017 0830-17:00 2B
W04 MOS-AK Workshop 0900-17:00 2C
W05 Second International Workshop on Resiliency in Embedded Electronic Systems (REES 2017) 0845-16:45 3C
W06 The 3rd International Workshop on Optical/Photonic Interconnects for Computing Systems (OPTICS Workshop) 0830-17:30 4A
W07 New Platforms for Future Cars: Safety and Security Challenges 0830-16:40 3A
W08 Engineering Multi-Scale Systems for Health, Energy and the Environment 0900-17:30 5ABC