General Information

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This printed programme is intended to provide delegates with an easy reference document during their attendance at DATE 2018. Full conference information including all technical programme details, information on awards, conference registration costs, information about accommodation, travel offers and social events is available on the conference website

Dates and Venue

The conference will take place from 19 to 23 March, 2018, in the MARITIM Hotel & International Congress Center Dresden (ICCD).

Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden
Ostra-Ufer 2/Devrientstr. 10 - 12
01067 Dresden

The accompanying exhibition is scheduled from 20 to 22 March, 2018, and will take place on the Terrace Level of the ICCD, which also hosts the coffee break area.

Interactive Programme Online

A fully interactive DATE 2018 programme is available on the website where you will be able to view the entire details of the programme and plan your attendance in advance.

Internet Access

Free wireless internet access is available on-site throughout the whole congress center during the entire DATE week. The WLAN login code will be provided at the registration desk upon arrival (entrance foyer of the congress center).


The conference proceedings are available on USB Stick on-site (sponsored by Texas Instruments) for every fully registered conference delegate.

WHOVA Conference App

The WHOVA App can be downloaded via the following link or in the Apple/Google stores for free:

Please install the app and search for the conference “DATE 2018“ -> Password: “DATE”

Online Conference Evaluation via the WHOVA App (“survey” button): every fully registered delegate who fills in the online conference evaluation via the app, will receive one of the exclusive DATE collector mugs at the registration desk (when showing the confirmation page).

Coffee Break in the Exhibition Area

On all conference days (Tuesday to Thursday), coffee and tea will be served during the coffee breaks at the below-mentioned times in the exhibition area (Terrace Level of the ICCD).

Lunch Break (Großer Saal + Saal 1)

On all conference days (Tuesday to Thursday), a seated lunch (lunch buffet) will be offered in the rooms “Großer Saal” and “Saal 1” (Saal Level of the ICCD) to fully registered conference delegates only. There will be badge control at the entrance to the lunch break area.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

  • Coffee Break 10:30 – 11:30
  • Lunch Break 13:00 – 14:30
  • Coffee Break 16:00 – 17:00

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • Coffee Break 10:00 – 11:00
  • Lunch Break 12:30 – 14:30
  • Awards Presentation and Keynote Lecture in “Saal 2” 13:30 – 14:20
  • Coffee Break 16:00 – 17:00

Thursday, March 22, 2018

  • Coffee Break 10:00 – 11:00
  • Lunch Break 12:30 – 14:00
  • Keynote Lecture in “Saal 2” 13:20 – 13:50
  • Coffee Break 15:30 – 16:00

Welcome Reception & PhD Forum (Monday, March 19, 2018)

All registered conference delegates and exhibition visitors are kindly invited to join the DATE 2018 Welcome Reception & subsequent PhD Forum, which will take place on Monday, March 19, 2018, from 1800 - 2100 in "Saal 1" of the ICC Dresden.

The PhD Forum of the DATE Conference is a poster session and a buffet style dinner hosted by the European Design Automation Association (EDAA), the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA), and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). The purpose of the PhD Forum is to offer a forum for PhD students to discuss their thesis and research work with people of the design automation and system design community. It represents a good opportunity for students to get exposure on the job market and to receive valuable feedback on their work.

Exhibition Reception (Tuesday, March 20, 2018)

The Exhibition Reception will take place on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 1830 – 1930 in the exhibition area (Terrace Level), where free drinks for all conference delegates and exhibition visitors will be offered. All exhibitors are welcome to also provide drinks and snacks for the attendees.

DATE Party | Networking Event (Wednesday, March 21, 2018)

The DATE Party traditionally states one of the highlights of the DATE week. As one of the main networking opportunities during the DATE week, it is a perfect occasion to meet friends and colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying local amenities. It is scheduled on March 21, 2018, from 1900 to 2300.

This year, it will take place in one of Dresden’s most recognized museum locations, the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, which attracts over 300,000 international visitors per year.

The Deutsches Hygiene-Museum was founded in 1912 and is a unique museum location. Unlike its traditional name, the museum offers nowadays not just hygiene in the medical or colloquial way. Moreover, visitors may explore in the permanent collection “Adventure Human Being” how people shape their environment and affect society as a physical and intellectual being, and how they are influenced by it vice versa. The museum is located close to the city center and will offer a special setting for the DATE Party 2018.

Please kindly note that it is not a seated dinner.

All delegates, exhibitors and their guests are invited to attend the party. Please note that entrance is only possible with a valid party ticket. Each full conference registration includes a ticket for the DATE Party (which needs to be booked during the online registration process though). Additional tickets can be purchased on-site at the registration desk (subject to availability of tickets). Price for extra ticket: 70 € per person.

More Information here.

Interactive Presentations (sponsored by the Cadence Academic Network)

Interactive presentations allow presenters to interactively discuss novel ideas and work in progress, which may require additional research work and discussion, with other researchers working in the same area. Interested attendees can walk around freely and talk to any author they want in a vivid face-to-face format. IP presentations will also be accompanied by a poster. Each IP will additionally be introduced in a relevant regular session prior to the IP Session in a one-minute presentation.

To give an overview, there will be one central projection displaying a list of all the presentations going on at the same time in the IP area. Interactive Presentation (IP) Sessions will be held in the foyer of the Conference Level in 30-minute time slots on the following days:

IP Session 1, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Conference Level, Foyer 16:00 – 16:30
IP Session 2, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Conference Level, Foyer 10:00 – 10:30
IP Session 3, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Conference Level, Foyer 16:00 – 16:30
Presentation of the Best IP Award
(Wednesday, March 21, 2018)
during the DATE Party
(Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden)
20:00 – 20:30
IP Session 4, Thursday, March 22, 2018 Conference Level, Foyer 10:00 – 10:30
IP Session 5, Thursday, March 22, 2018 Conference Level, Foyer 15:30 – 16:00


DATE 2018 Conference Organization

c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
Bautzner Str. 117–119
01099 Dresden, Germany
Email: date at kitdresden [dot] de

Conference Manager: Franziska Röhrig

K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DE
Phone: +49 351 4967 541

Exhibition Manager: Kathleen Schäfer

K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DE
Phone: +49 351 4842 964

Registration & Accommodation: Elisa Antonucci

K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DE
Phone: +49 351 4823 733
date-registration at kitdresden [dot] de