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Design and Test Europe, normally known as just DATE, is coming up in the first week of February. Note that this is a month earlier than usual, the 1st to the 5th of February. The entire program is now available. Or the programme as the DATE website has it, since they use British English (I'm bilingual!). Here is the DATE website and here is the entire program on a single page. Warning: this contains the full abstract for every paper and poster, and is a total of over 200 pages (yes, I was about to print it out on my little inkjet printer before I noticed).
Note that all times in the program and this blog post are in Central European Time (the conference was going to be in Grenoble before it went virtual).
The basic structure of the conference is similar to usual:
From 7am to 11.40am Monday:
From 3pm to 6.40pm:
Also, note that there is a tutorial on Sustainability on Tuesday embedded in the conference itself.
The Monday tutorials are followed by...
Anyone registered for the conference or the exhibition can attend the DATE 2021 PhD Forum on Monday from 5pm to 7pm. The purpose of the PhD Forum is to offer a forum for PhD students to discuss their thesis and research work with people of the EDA and system design community. It is a good opportunity for students to get exposure on the job market and to receive valuable feedback on their work. The abstracts of all the theses are in the program. This is one of the academic events at DATE that is sponsored by Cadence.
The keynotes are spread throughout the day, not all in one big plenary session.
After the awards ceremony, the opening keynote is John Martinis of Google, UCSB, and Quantala. Pay attention to the time since it starts at 7.50am, not on the hour. John's presentation is titled Quantum Supremacy Using a Programmable Superconducting Processor. He is part of the team at Google that achieved "quantum supremacy" earlier this year. Not to be confused with the Chinese team that announced quantum supremacy last month using photonics, not cryonics. But you have to admit that these supercooled quantum computers look like kinetic art (when they are not in their supercooled state). That's Google's in the picture.
The second keynote, somewhat counterintuitively called keynote 3, is by William Dally of Stanford and NVIDIA (I believe he is still Chief Scientist there). There is no title yet, but Bill was talking about domain-specific computing last time I saw him present, so I wouldn't be surprised. His presentation starts at 10.20am on Tuesday.
The afternoon keynote, numbered 2, is by Anna Grassellino of the National Quantum Information Science Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center at Fermilab where she is the director. Her presentation is titled Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS) — A new DOC National Quantum Information Science Research Center. Her presentation starts at 3pm on Tuesday.
There are four sessions run in parallel on Thursday from 10.30am to 11am.
The 5th keynote (there is a 4th but there are no details about it yet so I don't know if it will come off) is on Thursday at 3pm by Pascal Traverse of Airbus where he is General Manager for the Autonomy “fast track”, which is also the topic of his keynote Autonomy: One Step Beyond on Commercial Aviation.
Also on Thursday at 11am, the first part of the Cadence/BTU/Europractice workshop on implementing an ASSP core that continues on Friday morning.
Automotive reliability and test in Europe (ARTe) starting Friday 8am.
Workshop on system-level design methods for deep learning on heterogeneous architectures (SLOHA 2021) starting Friday 8am.
Cadence/BTU/Europractice workshop on Generation and Implementation of an Industry-grade ASSP Core. Note that this is in two parts with the first part on Thursday at 11am and the second part on Friday at 8am in parallel with the other workshops.
Workshop on Interdependent Challenges of Reliability, Security and Quality (RESCUE 2021) starting Friday at 7am.
Friday Interactive Day of the Special Initiative on Autonomous Systems Design (ASD) starting on Friday at 8am.
Once again, here is the entire program on a single page. Or you can go straight to registration.
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