Alex Yakovlev, Newcastle University, UK
DATE 09 Monday Tutorials Chair
Are you looking for an opportunity to learn about new design and test methodologies, EDA flows, formal models, architecture paradigms, widening application domains? Are you keen to know how new processes and devices impact on design and vice versa? Will you use this in your engineering practice? Are you thinking about writing a research proposal, or simply picking up a few fresh ideas for your teaching course? Are you a graduate student who wants to meet his/her peers and check whether all of you speak the same technical language, or you are keen to broaden your horizons while searching for a new job? If you answer yes to these questions, then Monday Tutorials are the best starter to your DATE!
In the thirty years I have been in academia, from doing my PhD course till now being a group leader, I have always considered the time I spent at tutorials in such 'broadband' conferences as DATE as best invested.
Imagine a full day tutorial. You arrive in the morning in a comfortable lecture room, to be introduced to a subject that you most likely know very little about, though you somehow have a pre-taste that it is a cool area! You are not alone in that and a dozen of similar minds surround you. The speakers, your tutors, are a carefully selected team of experts with different, complementary backgrounds and skills; university dons, industrial gurus, company technical officers, all with a world-wide geographical span. You focus on this subject throughout the whole day, quickly exchange your impressions over the coffee breaks, and perhaps latch on something really weird or fascinating during lunch. In the end, you leave the tutorial happy to have found not only new ideas but also new friends!
This year's Monday Tutorials include three full-day and eight half-day units, all being in the hot areas of knowledge. The full-day lectures cover the following themes: system-level modelling and synthesis of embedded multi-core designs; energy-harvesting systems: principles, modelling and optimisation; correct-by-construction embedded software synthesis. The half-day events are on a slightly smaller scale of detail or coverage, but this does not make them less useful! They are about: new trends in networks-on-chip (NOCs), formal methods for correct and robust design, low power design for parameter variations, 3D Integration: perspectives from design, fab and EDA; designing reliable systems from unreliable components; power optimisation for FPGA designs; advanced testing and test-driven self-tuning of RF and AMS; reliability and serviceability of NOCs.
Visit this link and read about the detailed programme for each workshop theme:
Click here to register to attend DATE.