Design, Automation and Test in Europe

DATE 2020

Design, Automation and Test in Europe

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The 23rd DATE 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. DATE puts a strong emphasis on both technology and systems, covering ICs/ SoCs, reconfigurable hardware and embedded systems, and 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, IoT, wireless, telecom and multimedia applications. The organization 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, healthcare, and automotive systems. Persons involved in innovative industrial designs are particularly encouraged to submit papers to foster 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:

Embedded Artificial Intelligence: Nowadays there are many cognitive applications (e.g. speech recognition) working on portable mobile devices, which however perform most of their intensive computations on the cloud. This implies power-hungry servers spread all over the world, plus an important continuous communication overhead between the edge devices, the internet, and the servers, drastically increasing the power consumption of world-wide internet. If internet power consumption keeps increasing with the present trend, it is estimated that by 2030 one fifth of the worldwide electricity consumption would be just to keep the internet and their servers running. By moving cognitive computation intense tasks locally on embedded edge devices, not only world-wide internet power consumption growth trend will be reduced, but also users will recover their right to keep their personal data privacy. In this Special Day on Embedded AI, sessions will be organized to discuss new trends in cognitive algorithms, hardware architectures, software designs, emerging device technologies as well as the application space for deploying AI into edge devices. The topics will include technical areas to enable the realization of embedded artificial intelligence on specialized chips, such as bio-inspired chips, with and without self-learning capabilities, special low power accelerator chips for aiding in vector/matrix-based computations, convolution and deep-net chips, etc for possible machine learning, cognitive, and perception applications in health, automotive, robotics, or smart cities applications.

Silicon Photonics has emerged as a promising solution in the area of high-performance computing. This emerging technology opens new multi-disciplinary research questions including low-loss CMOS compatible components, as well as software CAD and design tools to explore the design space of the resulting complex devices and systems. The DATE special day on silicon photonics will focus on data communication via photonics for both data center/high-performance computing and optical networks-on-chip applications. Industrial and academic experts will highlight recent advances in devices and integrated circuits. The sessions will also feature talks on design automation and link-level simulations. Other applications of silicon photonics such as sensing and optical compute will also be discussed.

DATE 2020 will have a timely Special Initiative “Autonomous Systems Design - Automated Vehicles and beyond” on Thursday and Friday which will include reviewed and invited papers as well as working sessions. There will be a separate call for papers. More information is available here.


Date & Time

Mon, March 9, 2020 –
Fri, March 13, 2020

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Grenoble, France

Grenoble, France