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1. Scientific Papers for Oral Presentation (all topics but A8)

DATE seeks submissions of original, unpublished scientific work in one of its four tracks (D, A, T, and E) and 31 topics (for topic A8, see Industrial Experiences Brief Papers); for track and topic list, see Tracks and Topics list.

Scientific Papers for Oral Presentation will be evaluated with regard to their suitability for the conference, originality, and technical soundness. They require novel and complete research work supported by experimental results. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (max six pages) and will be presented in either 30-minute ("long") or 15-minute ("short") slots in the conference program in front of an audience. The Program Committee reserves the right to reorient Oral-Presentation papers to Interactive-Presentation, to obtain the most suitable presentation format (for Interactive Presentations, see Interactive Presentations).

Manuscript preparation, submission and deadlines

File format: PDF
Maximum number of pages: 6
Double blind review process: manuscripts should not include the author names nor affiliations.
Format: A4 or letter pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10pt, avoid the use of type-3 fonts since due to conversions by IEEE the original file size will extremely increase in IEEEXplore
Formatting instructions: format.pdf
Templates: https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates...
Note: Manuscripts not in line with the above rules might be discarded.

Topic selection: carefully select the most appropriate topic when submitting the paper. For track and topic list, see Tracks and Topics list. When you submit your paper, you will be asked to select a secondary topic (mandatory). Your primary and secondary topic selections will enable the Program Committee to assign your paper to the best-fitting topic.
Submission site: https://www.softconf.com/date19/conference/

Deadlines: The deadline to submit papers is Sunday, September 09, 2018 23:59:59 CET. For a paper to be considered a valid submission, at least a title, abstract, and the complete list of authors (cannot be modified after Sunday, September 09, 2018 23:59:59 CET) should be submitted by this date.
The full paper (up to six pages) can be submitted at the same time or later, but must be uploaded at the latest by Sunday, September 16, 2018 23:59:59 CET. Otherwise the initial submission will be automatically withdrawn. Please note that there will not be any additional deadline extensions beyond Sunday, September 16, 2018 23:59:59 CET.

Notification and Camera Ready Paper: The contact author of a submitted paper will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her paper by Thursday, November 08, 2018. In case of acceptance, authors need to prepare a final, camera-ready manuscript by Thursday, November 29, 2018 23:59:59 CET.

Attention

Double Submissions: submissions that are already under review or accepted by another conference, symposium, or journal will be rejected. The DATE conference will work cooperatively with others to check for these so-called "double-submissions".

Attention

Authors list: you are not allowed to modify the list of authors after the submission deadline. It is extremely important that you put the full list (in the correct order) when submitting the paper online. If your paper is accepted, you will not be able to modify the authors later on.

Attention

Registration: It is mandatory that at least one author of each accepted paper attends the conference to present the work. Please note that each paper shall be accompanied by at least one unique full conference registration at the speaker rate (i.e., two speaker registrations are needed for two accepted papers, from the main author or a co-author of the paper). In case of no attendance/presentation in person on-site, the paper will be removed from the proceedings, irrespective of possible full registration payment at the speaker rate.

For more information, please contact:
Programme Chair
Franco Fummi, Universita' di Verona, IT
papers at date-conference [dot] com


2. Scientific Papers for Interactive Presentation (all topics but A8)

DATE seeks submissions of original, unpublished scientific work in one of its four tracks (D, A, T, and E) and 31 topics (for topic A8, see Industrial Experiences Brief Papers); for track and topic list, see Tracks and Topics list.

Scientific Papers for 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. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (max four pages) and will be presented in a face-to-face discussion area. Presenters are required to prepare a poster (up to A0 format) to help the discussion.

Manuscript preparation, submission and deadlines

File format: PDF
Maximum number of pages: 4
Double blind review process: manuscripts should not include the author names nor affiliations.
Format: A4 or letter pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10pt, avoid the use of type-3 fonts since due to conversions by IEEE the original file size will extremely increase in IEEEXplore
Formatting instructions: format.pdf
Templates: https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates...
Note: Manuscripts not in line with the above rules might be discarded.

Topic selection: carefully select the most appropriate topic when submitting the paper. For track and topic list, see Tracks and Topics list. When you submit your paper, you will be asked to select a secondary topic (mandatory). Your primary and secondary topic selections will enable the Program Committee to assign your paper to the best-fitting topic.
Submission site: https://www.softconf.com/date19/conference/

Deadlines: The deadline to submit papers is Sunday, September 09, 2018 23:59:59 CET. For a paper to be considered a valid submission, at least a title, abstract, and the complete list of authors (cannot be modified after Sunday, September 09, 2018 23:59:59 CET) should be submitted by this date.
The full paper (up to four pages) can be submitted at the same time or later, but must be uploaded at the latest by Sunday, September 16, 2018 23:59:59 CET. Otherwise the initial submission will be automatically withdrawn. Please note that there will not be any additional deadline extensions beyond Sunday, September 16, 2018 23:59:59 CET.

Notification and Camera Ready Paper: The contact author of a submitted paper will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her paper by Thursday, November 08, 2018. In case of acceptance, authors need to prepare a final, camera-ready manuscript by Thursday, November 29, 2018 23:59:59 CET.

Attention

Double Submissions: submissions that are already under review or accepted by another conference, symposium, or journal will be rejected. The DATE conference will work cooperatively with others to check for these so-called "double-submissions".

Attention

Authors list: you are not allowed to modify the list of authors after the submission deadline. It is extremely important that you put the full list (in the correct order) when submitting the paper online. If your paper is accepted, you will not be able to modify the authors later on.

Attention

Registration: It is mandatory that at least one author of each accepted paper attends the conference to present the work. Please note that each paper shall be accompanied by at least one unique full conference registration at the speaker rate (i.e., two speaker registrations are needed for two accepted papers, from the main author or a co-author of the paper). In case of no attendance/presentation in person on-site, the paper will be removed from the proceedings, irrespective of possible full registration payment at the speaker rate.

For more information, please contact:
Programme Chair
Franco Fummi, Universita' di Verona, IT
papers at date-conference [dot] com


3. Industrial Experiences Brief Papers (only topic A8)

Industrial Experiences Brief Papers (topic A8) target original, unpublished papers covering industrial experiences and case studies. Submissions should relate to industrial research and practice, including: commercial and market trends; future research demand; developments in design automation, embedded software, applications and test; emerging markets; technology transfer mechanisms; on-line testing and fault tolerance for industrial applications. Pure product presentations and announcements are strongly discouraged and will not be considered for publication.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (max two pages) and will be presented in 15-minute slots in the conference program in front of an audience.

Manuscript preparation, submission and deadlines

File format: PDF
Maximum number of pages: 2
Double blind review process: manuscripts should not include the author names nor affiliations.
Format: A4 or letter pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10pt, avoid the use of type-3 fonts since due to conversions by IEEE the original file size will extremely increase in IEEEXplore
Formatting instructions: format.pdf
Templates: https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates...
Note: Manuscripts not in line with the above rules might be discarded.

Topic selection: carefully select the most appropriate topic when submitting the paper. For track and topic list, see Tracks and Topics list. When you submit your paper, you will be asked to select a secondary topic (mandatory). Your primary and secondary topic selections will enable the Program Committee to assign your paper to the best-fitting topic.
Submission site: https://www.softconf.com/date19/conference/

Deadlines: The deadline to submit papers is Sunday, September 09, 2018 23:59:59 CET. For a paper to be considered a valid submission, at least a title, abstract, and the complete list of authors (cannot be modified after Sunday, September 09, 2018 23:59:59 CET) should be submitted by this date.
The full paper (max two pages) can be submitted at the same time or later, but must be uploaded at the latest by Sunday, September 16, 2018 23:59:59 CET. Otherwise the initial submission will be automatically withdrawn. Please note that there will not be any additional deadline extensions beyond Sunday, September 16, 2018 23:59:59 CET.

Notification and Camera Ready Paper: The contact author of a submitted paper will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her paper by Thursday, November 08, 2018. In case of acceptance, authors need to prepare a final, camera-ready manuscript by Thursday, November 29, 2018 23:59:59 CET.

Attention

Double Submissions: submissions that are already under review or accepted by another conference, symposium, or journal will be rejected. The DATE conference will work cooperatively with others to check for these so-called "double-submissions".

Attention

Authors list: you are not allowed to modify the list of authors after the submission deadline. It is extremely important that you put the full list (in the correct order) when submitting the paper online. If your paper is accepted, you will not be able to modify the authors later on.

Attention

Registration: It is mandatory that at least one author of each accepted paper attends the conference to present the work. Please note that each paper shall be accompanied by at least one unique full conference registration at the speaker rate (i.e., two speaker registrations are needed for two accepted papers, from the main author or a co-author of the paper). In case of no attendance/presentation in person on-site, the paper will be removed from the proceedings, irrespective of possible full registration payment at the speaker rate.

For more information, please contact:
Programme Chair
Franco Fummi, Universita' di Verona, IT
papers at date-conference [dot] com


4. Special Session Proposals: Embedded Tutorials, Hot-Topic Sessions, Panels

Special Sessions can take the form of

  1. Panels, discussing visionary and controversial issues,
  2. Hot-Topic Sessions, focussing on the introduction and discussion of new R&D problems, and
  3. Embedded Tutorial Sessions, addressing trends in the technical domains that are of interest to the conference participants.

Additional considerations will be given to Special Session proposals matching the DATE 2019 technical programme, Special Days, and Exhibition Campus focus areas: model-driven design of intelligent and autonomous systems, high performance computing in embedded systems and vice versa, future and emerging technologies including More-Than-Moore and beyond CMOS technologies, new memories and computing architectures, CAD for the life sciences, Industry 4.0, and novel applications, accelerators, architectures for AI and machine learning with special attention to availability, reliability, safety, and security requirements.

Session Chair/Co-Chair: Every special session submission must name a chair and a co-chair; the chair and the co-chair are responsible for the preparation of the session – e.g. making sure that all presentations are timely uploaded – and for the monitoring of the session; they cannot be selected among the moderators/panellists, or speakers/presenters.

Special Session proposals must consist of an extended summary of up to 1,500 words in a PDF file, describing the topic, the authors/speakers, and the format, and must be submitted via the DATE website by Sunday, September 16, 2018 23:59:59 CET.

Submissions need to be made on-line via the following URL:
https://www.softconf.com/date19/special/

The submitter of a Special Session proposal will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her proposal by Thursday, November 08, 2018. In case of acceptance, contributors of accepted Special Sessions will be asked to submit final texts or statements of panelists, as appropriate, for publication in the proceedings as final, camera-ready manuscripts by Thursday, November 29, 2018 23:59:59 CET. Panel sessions are entitled to one (1) page per panelist in the Proceedings; Hot-Topic Sessions are allocated a maximum of six (6) pages paper per speaker, or one single paper for the entire session which should not exceed ten (10) pages; Embedded Tutorials are allocated one single paper for the entire session which should not exceed ten (10) pages. As a rule of thumb, no more than four speakers per session should be planned for Hot-Topic and Embedded Tutorial Sessions.

For these final, camera-ready manuscripts, the only accepted file format is PDF. All papers should be formatted as follows: A4 or letter pages, double column, single spaced, Times or equivalent font of minimum 10 pt. Use of colors may enhance your figures and is encouraged. Detailed instructions for formatting your paper are included in the file (format.pdf). Templates are provided for MS-Word and LaTeX files at https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates....

For the accepted special sessions, it is the responsibility of the Special Session organizer(s) to ensure that the Thursday, November 29, 2018 23:59:59 CET deadline is met, and all the camera-ready manuscripts from their respective Special Sessions are technically sound, and meet the editorial standards of the DATE Proceedings. The Special Session Co-Chairs may decline the publication of the final manuscripts in the DATE Proceedings if the above responsibility is not fulfilled. For more information, please contact:
Special Sessions Co-Chairs
Andreas Herkersdorf, Technische Universität München, DE
specialsessions at date-conference [dot] com
Tulika Mitra, National University of Singapore, SG
specialsessions at date-conference [dot] com


5. Monday Tutorial Proposals

The tutorials for DATE 2019 are designed to provide audiences with introductions to important topics in the DATE technical areas as well as hands-on tutorials on important tools. Early career professionals (e.g., PhD and MS students or early-stage professionals) will benefit from rounding out their knowledge of important topics and/or tools. Mid-career professionals can use the tutorials to extend their horizons. We welcome proposals for tutorial presentations in the DATE technical areas.

On the first day, half-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, specify whether it covers foundational topics or cutting-edge ones, describe the target audience (expected type of attendees? expected number? match with typical DATE audience?), the reason for a tutorial (why a tutorial, why now). Hands-on tutorials are welcomed. Moreover, the proposal should include a brief abstract with a list of learning objectives, and a clear planning hereto (organization in sessions, possible speakers, what will be done to attract the audience), and the DATE Topic to which it is more closely related. A tutorial proposal example is available on the DATE website.

A tutorial proposal example is available here for download. Proposals should be submitted before Sunday, September 09, 2018 23:59:59 CET via the DATE website.

Submissions of all tutorials need to be made on-line via the following URL:

https://www.softconf.com/date19/tutorials/

The tutorial organizer(s) will be notified of acceptance or rejection of proposals by Thursday, November 08, 2018. In case of acceptance, final information about the tutorial structure (confirmed speakers, final abstract, final agenda) must be provided by Friday, November 30, 2018 23:59:59 CET. Tutorial hand-out material (consisting of all slides and perhaps also background reading material) needs to be uploaded as a single PDF or ZIP file at the DATE website by Thursday, February 28, 2019 23:59:59 CET. The hand-out material will be available to tutorial attendees only!

Organizers and speakers of accepted half-day tutorials will receive free registration (including afternoon coffee) to the DATE 2019 Monday Tutorials.

For more information, please contact:

Monday Tutorials Chair
Marco Platzner, University of Paderborn, DE
monday-tutorials at date-conference [dot] com


6. PhD Forum

The PhD Forum is a poster session hosted by EDAA, ACM-SIGDA, and IEEE CEDA for PhD students who have completed their PhD thesis within the last 12 months or who are close to complete their thesis work. It represents an excellent opportunity for them to get feedback on their research and for the industry to get a glance of state-of-the-art in system design and design automation. Proposals can be submitted via the DATE website by Sunday, October 14, 2018 23:59:59 CET. Submissions should follow the instructions given at https://www.date-conference.com/phd-forum-call-for-submission.

For more information, please contact:
EDAA/ACM SIGDA/IEEE CEDA PhD Forum Chair
Robert Wille, Johannes Kepler University Linz, AT
phd-forum at date-conference [dot] com


7. University Booth

The University Booth fosters the transfer of academic work to industry. The University Booth is part of the DATE exhibition and is free of charge for presenters and their visitors. It should be noted that the University Booth is not intended for disseminating the results of collaborative projects for which there is a specific section in the exhibition hall. Research institutes and universities interested in demonstrating their mature prototypes and pre-commercial results, can find the submission details at https://www.date-conference.com/exhibition/u-booth by Sunday, January 13, 2019 23:59:59 CET.

For more information, please contact:
University Booth Co-Chairs
Elena Ioana Vatajelu, TIMA, FR
university-booth at date-conference [dot] com
Andreas Vörg, edacentrum GmbH, DE
university-booth at date-conference [dot] com


8. European Projects

DATE will have an entire section of the Proceedings dedicated to European Projects. EU Project Coordinators are invited to submit papers (up to six pages) presenting preliminary ideas, work in progress or lessons learned from the project. The papers will be peer-reviewed and selected based on innovation and originality. In particular, we would like to give visibility to papers addressing DATE topics. European Project papers should be submitted before Sunday, October 14, 2018 23:59:59 CET. Submissions need to be made on-line via the following URL:

https://www.softconf.com/date19/conference

The submission page for EU projects will open on Monday, September 17, 2018!

For more information, please contact:
European Projects Chair
Martin Schöberl, Technical University of Denmark, DK
european-projects at date-conference [dot] com 

Similar to previous editions, DATE offers the opportunity to rent a booth and/or meeting room for presenting project material or demos making DATE an ideal venue to meet your community and fulfil the dissemination and outreach obligations of your project. For booth rental and room reservations, please contact Conference Organization - Exhibition and Sponsorship
Kathleen Schäfer, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DE
date at kitdresden [dot] de.
 

9. Exhibition Theatre

The exhibition theatre, located in the exhibition area close to the booths, provides speaking opportunities to all interested exhibitors. The exhibition theatre programme is a mix of panel discussions and user presentations that give exhibition visitors and conference delegates a dynamic overview of key technical and business issues in electronic and embedded systems design. Submissions are invited from exhibiting companies and projects, industry consortia, technology groups, standards bodies, or any person with opinions on future industry trends.

Panels – discuss future trends, hot-topic technologies and business aspects of the Systems-on-Chip, EDA and IP markets. Panels combine invited industry experts and analysts for a more controversial look at the electronic design marketplace.

Customer Testimonials – allow exhibiting companies the chance to demonstrate their technical expertise and the advantages of their products through the experiences of a customer. More relevant to real-world designers than a regular sales pitch, offering engineers an insight into good working practices and current design methods, customer testimonial papers are a great way to draw a crowd at DATE.

Special Sessions – a selection of sessions (hot topic, tutorial) and invited speakers from the technical conference programme will be presented in the Exhibition Theatre, providing added value to exhibition visitors.

Final deadline for Exhibition Theatre submissions: Friday, October 26, 2018 23:59:59 CET. For more information, please contact:

Exhibition Theatre Chair
Jürgen Haase, edacentrum GmbH, DE
exhibition-theatre at date-conference [dot] com


10. Friday Workshop Proposals

Proposals for Friday Workshops on emerging research and application topics are invited. Particularly suitable topics are those not directly covered in the technical program and which have the potential to impact on future DATE technical areas in design and test of microelectronic systems.

A short Workshop proposal no longer than two (2) pages should include the following.

  • Workshop title and a clear description of its unique focus; outline the potential of the Workshop for growing and/or consolidating a community, as well as its relevance to the DATE conference;
  • Biography for each organizer, including the relevant recent activity to the topic of the Workshop;
  • Estimate for the target number of participants, by considering the fact that a successful event attracts both academic and industrial attendees; if there were any prior editions of the Workshop, provide a brief summary of its highlights and its past attendance;
  • Tentative format for the event, including: special sessions (e.g., invited talks, panels, embedded tutorials), regular sessions or poster sessions; note, the duration of a DATE Workshop is typically from 8:30am to 4:30pm, including a one-hour lunch break and two half-hour coffee breaks;
  • Focus for each special session together with the names/affiliations of the potential speakers;
  • If an open Call for Submissions will be circulated for regular and poster sessions, then the tentative schedule for the program preparation should be included (e.g., submission deadline, notification deadline).

Prepare a PDF file based on the available template (download here) with the Workshop Proposal and submit before Sunday, September 09, 2018 23:59:59 CET using the following link:
https://www.softconf.com/date19/workshops/

The submitter of a submitted Friday Workshop proposal will be notified of acceptance or rejection of his/her proposal by Thursday, September 13, 2018. In case of acceptance, the advance program of the Workshop must be finalized before Friday, November 30, 2018 23:59:59 CET, for inclusion in the DATE Advance Program booklet. Workshop hand-out material (consisting of all slides and perhaps also background reading material) needs to be uploaded as a single PDF or ZIP file at the DATE website by Thursday, February 28, 2019 23:59:59 CET. The hand-out material will be available to workshop attendees only!

For more information, please contact:
Friday Workshops Co-Chairs
Francisco Cazorla, Barcelona Supercomputing Center and IIIA-CSIC, ES
friday-workshops at date-conference [dot] com
Michael Glaß, Ulm University, DE
friday-workshops at date-conference [dot] com


11. Fringe Meetings

A limited number of rooms is 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. Requests are considered in the order of their arrival. For more information, please see here and/or contact the DATE Conference Organization date at kitdresden [dot] de.

Requests for commercial meetings will incur the standard room charges.