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Design and Test Europe, normally known as just DATE, is back to its usual March schedule for 2022. It will take place from 14th to 23rd March. The plans are for this to be a hybrid event, with the on-site portion taking place in Antwerp, a port city just to the north of Brussels in Belgium. That will be from 14th to 15th March. The rest of the conference will be virtual from 16th to 23rd. The deadline for submissions has now passed, but the decisions on papers will be made in the next month or so, with notifications to authors on November 11th.
This is the 25th DATE bringing together designers and design automation users, researchers, and vendors, as well as specialists in the design, test, and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems hardware and software.
Once again, I am the press and publicity chair, so let me do some publicizing!
The top 10 things to do in Antwerp (6 minutes):
As always, there are some special focus sessions. This year (well, next year, but you know what I mean) the topics are:
DATE 2022 tutorials are designed to provide audiences with introductions to important topics in DATE technical areas as well as hands-on tutorials on design automation tools. Early career professionals as well as graduate students will benefit from the introductory-level material on these important topics and tools. Mid-career professionals can also benefit from the tutorials to extend their horizons. You are too late for tutorial submissions, plus you'll need to wait to find out what was accepted.
Watch this space to find out more once the detailed agenda has been finalized.
For young people who have recently or soon will complete their PhD, there are three special events just like last year.
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 the state-of-the-art in system design and design automation. Submissions can be submitted via the DATE website by Monday, 15 November 2021.
The Young People Program is an initiative targeting PhD students with the goal of supporting their career development. PhD students will have an opportunity to present themselves to potential employers from EDA and microelectronics industries. If there is interest from company side, interviews will be arranged during the DATE conference. The initiative also includes activities to improve networking, seminars on how to present themselves effectively to HR representatives, and panels to stimulate discussion on how to publish effectively. In order to apply, PhD students should submit an application including their CV and an abstract of their work by 15th November.
The University Fair fosters the transfer of academic work to industry. The University Fair is part of the DATE exhibition and is free of charge for presenters and their visitors. It should be noted that the University Fair 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 are invited to submit their proposals by 15th November.
Presented by Cadence's Anton Klotz, co-chair of the program (3 minutes):
DATE 2022 programme will include one or more sessions dedicated to multi-partner innovative and/or highly technological research projects addressing the DATE 2022 topics. This includes EU-funded projects (H2020, ECSEL, PENTA, European Innovative Training Networks (ITN), COST Actions, CleanSky projects, etc.), country- and region-funded projects, projects funded by the European Space Agency, and research projects funded by industry. Project Coordinators are invited to submit papers presenting preliminary ideas, work in progress, or lessons learned from the project. The Multi-Partner Projects session is an excellent opportunity to present your work to the DATE community and fulfilling the dissemination and outreach obligations of your project. Papers must be submitted before 15th November.
This is the outline of the agenda as it currently looks. The first two days are in-person, the other three are virtual. Click on the image to get a more readable version.
Once registration is open, press registration will open too. In the meantime, you can email me if you have any questions. I'm paulm here at Cadence.
The full program, including registration, should be available some time in December. I will write another blog post going into the highlights once it is published.
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