High-Performance Low-Power Computing and Electronic Technologies for Smart Cities at DATE 2013 in Grenoble

Grenoble, France  -- June 1, 2012 -- As DATE’s concept of choosing the European clusters Dresden (2010-2012) and Grenoble (2011) as new venues was a huge success and resulted in major growth especially in the Exhibition (1,400 experts to the conference and more than 800 exhibition visitors at DATE 2012!), the conference comes back to Grenoble for DATE 2013.

DATE 2013 will take place at Alpexpo in Espace Alpes Congrès in Grenoble, France, from 18-22 March 2013. Grenoble, located in the heart of the Alps, is a key semiconductor site in Europe with more than 38,000 people in micro and nano technologies (24,000) and embedded software (14,000).  It is the second largest research area in France, with many research Laboratories reporting to the French National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), the University of Grenoble, and to the Center for Atomic and Renewable Energies (CEA).  Major laboratories are CMP, TIMA, VERIMAG and LETI, a large semiconductor organization with 1700 researchers devoted to semiconductors.  There are some 100 start-up companies located in the area in addition to 117 companies – 81% of which are SME’s.

The conference addresses all aspects of research into technologies for electronic and (embedded) systems engineering.  The Call for Papers shows the wide scope of technical contributions, covering 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. All papers have to be submitted electronically by September 9, 2012 for standard oral presentation or for interactive presentation.

Special Days in the programme will focus on two areas bringing new challenges to the system design community: High-Performance Low-Power Computing and Electronic Technologies for Smart Cities.

Using mobile components and technologies to build high performance computing systems on chips (SoC) is to be a promising direction to master energy efficiency. The special day on High Performance Low-Power Computing will bring together key actors from semiconductors, mobile and consumer technologies, and high performance computing areas to explore strategies for mastering future generations of computing nodes to enable energy efficient computing.

Energy efficiency, sustainable mobility, digital services to the citizens and healthcare support to elderly people are just some examples of what the cities of the future will offer to their populations. The special day on Electronic Technologies for Smart Cities will investigate how new electronic technologies and their integration into everybody's life will enable urban areas to become "greener" and "smarter", thus enhancing the overall quality of life of the new generations of citizens.

Each of the Special Days will have a full program of keynotes, panels, tutorials and technical presentations.

The conference is complemented by 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. 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 October 22, 2012.

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 emerging research and application topics. Tutorial and Friday Workshop Proposals have to be submitted electronically by September 9, 2012.

For further information please visit: www.date-conference.com.


DATE 13 Press Contacts:


General Chair – Enrico Macii, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Exhibition Programme Chair – Jürgen Haase, edacentrum GmbH, Germany
Press Chair - Fred Santamaria, France
Event Management – Sue Menzies, European Conferences, UK -
Tel: +44 131 225 2892

Local Liaison – Bernard Courtois, CMP, France - Tel: +33 476 57 46 15


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