On the first day of the DATE week, five in-depth technical tutorials on the main topics of DATE as well as two hands-on industry tutorials will be given by leading experts in their respective fields. The topics cover Machine Learning for Manufacturing and Test, OpenCL Design Flows for FPGAs, Approximate Computing, Hardware-based Security, and Safety and Security in Automotive, while the hands-on tutorials are on Quantum Computing with IBM Q and Python Productivity for Xilinx Zynq.
In the evening, all registered conference delegates and exhibition visitors are kindly invited to join the DATE 2019 Welcome Reception & PhD Forum, hosted by EDAA, ACM SIGDA, and IEEE CEDA.
The main conference programme from Tuesday to Thursday includes 58 technical sessions organized in parallel tracks from the four areas D – Design Methods & Tools, A – Application Design, T – Test and Dependability, E – Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems and from several special sessions on Hot Topics , such as Emerging Design Technologies, Design and Test of Secure Systems, IoT Security, Embedded Systems for Deep Learning, Augmented Living and Personalized Healthcare, Robotics and Industry 4.0, as well as results and lessons learned from European projects. Additionally, there are numerous Interactive Presentations which are organised into five IP sessions.
Two Special Days in the programme will focus on areas bringing new challenges to the system design community: Embedded Meets Hyperscale and HPC and Model-Based Design of Intelligent Systems. Each of the Special Days will have a full programme of panels, tutorials and technical presentations and a lunchtime keynote.
To inform attendees on commercial and design-related topics, there will be a full programme in the Exhibition Theatre, which will combine presentations by exhibiting companies, best-practice reports by industry leaders on their latest design projects and selected conference special sessions. Two of the highlights will be a newly created Publisher’s Session and a career session called Inspiring Futures!, giving companies the opportunity to introduce their work and job portfolios.
The conference is complemented by an exhibition, running for three days (Tuesday – Thursday), including exhibition booths from companies, and collaborative research initiatives including EU project presentations. The exhibition provides a unique networking opportunity and is the perfect venue for industries to meet university professors to foster university programme and especially for PhD students to meet future employers.
On Friday, 10 full-day workshops cover several hot topics from areas like (a) Open Source and Machine Learning in EDA, (b) Emerging Techniques for Memories, Interconnections, and Quantum Computing, (c) Hardware Design, Synthesis, and Approximate Computing, as well as EDA in application domains such as (d) Autonomous Systems and IoT. Furthermore, an International F1/10 Autonomous Racing Demo will take place, supported by IEEE CEDA. This is a presentation of open-source, affordable, and high-performance 1/10 scale autonomous vehicles.