DATE 2013 Announces Availability of the Advance Program

  • High-Performance Low-Power Computing
  • Electronic Technologies for Smart Cities

DATE 2013 conference will be held in Grenoble, France at Alpexpo Conference Center and will span an entire week starting on Monday, March 18 with tutorials and ending on Friday, March 22 with workshops.

On Tuesday, March 19, Plenary Keynote Speakers are Dr. Benedetto Vigna, Vice President of STMicroelectronics who will give a presentation addressing Smart Systems for the Internet of Things, and Prof. Massoud Pedram from the University of Southern California who will talk on Creating a Sustainable Information and Communication Infrastructure.

On the same day, the Executive Track organized in three sessions will offer a series of business panels discussing hot topics.

With a technical program clearly focused on industrial and academic needs, DATE 2013 will drive again innovation in the worldwide electronics industry.

About 200 papers have been selected from over 1,000 submissions for regular presentations in 57 sessions, allowing top researchers from all over the world to present their most important and recent research findings in tracks D (Design methods, tools, algorithms and languages), A (Applications), T (Test & Reliability), and E (Embedded systems).

DATE’s technical session program will be supplemented by 15 Special Sessions including five Embedded Tutorials [1], seven Hot-Topic Sessions [2] and three Panels [3].

Extra tracks will be dedicated to two Special Days:

High-Performance Low-Power Computing [4] on Wednesday, March 20, and Electronic Technologies for Smart Cities [5] on Thursday, March 21.

Each special day will have a full program of keynotes, panels, tutorials and technical presentations.

From Tuesday to Thursday, about 100 Interactive Presentations organized into five IP Sessions in a face-to-face discussion area will contribute to scientific interactions on emerging and open problems on Design, Verification, and Test.

In addition, DATE 2013 will organize an Exhibition Theatre [6] program that will provide a mix of panel discussions and user presentations giving exhibition visitors and conference delegates a dynamic overview of key technical and business issues in electronic and embedded systems design.

To complement the regular conference program, the DATE Friday’s Workshops initiative [7] will offer workshops on current and emerging important issues in design, test, EDA, and software

Detailed Descriptions

[1] Embedded Tutorials

- Reliability Analysis Reloaded: How Will We Survive?
- On the Use of GP-GPUs for Accelerating Computing Intensive EDA Applications
- Advances in Asynchronous Logic: from Principles to GALS & NoC, Recent Industry Applications, and Commercial CAD Tools
- From Multi-core SoC to Scale Out Processors
- Closed-Loop Control for Power and Thermal Management in Multi-core Processors

[2] Hot Topic Sessions

- IP Subsystems: The Next Productivity Wave?
- Design for Variability, Manufacturability, Reliability, and Debug: Many Faces of the Same Coin?
- Security Challenges in Automotive Hardware/Software Architecture Design
- Emerging Nanoscale Devices: A Booster for High Performance Computing
- Energy-Efficient Design and Test Techniques for Future Multi-Core Systems
- Countering Counterfeit Attacks on Micro-Electronics
- Reliability Challenges of Real-time Systems in Forthcoming Technology Nodes

[3] Panels

- The Heritage of Mead & Conway: What Has Remained the Same, What Was Missed, What Has Changed, What Lies Ahead
- Will 3D-IC Remain a Technology of the Future… Even in the Future?
- Can Energy Harvesting Deliver Enough Power for Automotive Electronics?

[4] Special Day 1: High-Performance Low-Power Computing

This Special Day will feature four sessions covering System, IC Architecture, Many-Core SoC and Fabrication Technology Approaches for Energy-Efficiency. As precisely noted by the Special Day Chair, Dr. A. Jerraya from CEA-LETI, “The environmental pressure is generating stringent constraints on computing systems where energy-efficiency needs to be improved by a factor 50 in the next five years. To reach this goal, system and architecture solutions need to be aligned with circuit and fabrication process solutions”. This event will be held on Wednesday, March 20.

[5] Special Day 2: Electronic Technologies for Smart Cities

This Special Day will provide a technical insight on several electronic technologies, which are at the basis of the Smart Cities of the future. “The term Smart City has been a buzz-word in the last couple of years, especially in Europe, and significant investments have been made by public authorities, locally and internationally, to promote, define and implement the concept. A city can be made “smart” in several ways, most of which can be combined: mobility, health-care, energy efficiency, services to the citizens and so forth represent challenges that a smart city must face ”. “Electronic devices, circuits, systems and software constitute the enabling technologies for implementing the aforementioned applications”, states Prof. Enrico Macii from Politecnico di Torino, Chair of the Electronic Technologies for Smart Cities Special Day. This event will be held on Thursday, March 21.

[6] Exhibition Theatre

The Exhibition Theatre program will host a series of discussions to provide a broad view on the technical and business challenges in current and future design practices. Industrial testimonials will offer engineers an insight into good working practices and current design methods on topics like Power Integrity Verification, Data Management and Memory Architectures in Many-core SoCs, and Optimization of Analog Designs. Also, the use of 3D-IC Technology today and in the future will be discussed by a panel in the Exhibition Theatre. Highlighting a major step in joining forces at European Level, the Silicon Europe initiative will present a panel session on the available competences in already existing clusters in Dresden, Eindhoven, Grenoble, and Leuven and will give an outlook on how they want to make a major step forward by close co-operation.

[7] Friday's Workshops

The Friday's Workshops program includes nine workshop themes, ranging from embedded systems to 3D integration. Three workshops focused on broad embedded systems field are: Embedded Parallel Computing Platforms, Platform 2012/STHORM Embedded Many Cores Accelerations, and Reconfigurable Computing. One workshop is focused on methods for system-level design, in particular on the Integration of SystemC Design and Verification with AMS and Algorithm Design. 3D Integration workshop, building on the success from the previous four years, covers a broad spectrum of topics from technology and test to chip package and board co-design challenges. Two workshops discuss the lessons learned from large multi-institutional research programs for attendees interested in the Reliability and Resilient Design Through Software Approaches. For the first time at DATE, the workshop entitled Neuromorphic and Brain-Based Computing Systems is proposed to discuss new/emerging areas relevant to the electronic design automation community. Finally, a workshop focusing on Industry-Driven Approaches for Cost-effective Certification of Safety-Critical, Mixed-Criticality Systems (WICERT) aims at gathering a strong industrial community to discuss and evaluate new HW/SW architectures, mechanisms and safety guidelines to achieve a more cost-effective, precise, and scalable certification.

For further information please visit the DATE Web site from January 2013


General Chair
Enrico Macii
Politecnico di Torino
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Program Chair
Erik Jan Marinissen
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