In 2013, the Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference returns to Grenoble, France and will span an entire working week, with tutorials on Monday 18 March and workshops on Friday 22 March.
The two special day focus topics will span two sides of the rise of the Internet of Things. Thursday will concentrate on Electronic Technologies for Smart Cities and is preceded on Wednesday by High-Performance Low-Power Computing, expected to be a key growth driver as increasing numbers of wireless sensors deliver frequently updated readings to the cloud.
Fitting in with the emphasis on sensors, STMicroelectronics vice president Benedetto Vigna will talk about “Smart Systems for the Internet of Things”. Professor Massoud Pedram from the University of Southern California will follow with a talk on “Creating a Sustainable Information and Communication Infrastructure”.
The organisers report that some 200 papers have been selected from over 1,000 submissions for regular presentations in 57 sessions. The DATE conference technical session program will be supplemented by 15 Special Sessions including five embedded tutorials, seven hot topic sessions and three panels, in addition to those contained in the special-topic sessions. The sessions contain a number of tracks focused on the growing issue of reliability in nanometer-techology ICs
From Tuesday to Thursday, about 100 interactive presentations organized into five sessions in a face-to-face discussion area will provide updates on early research work. As before there will be an Exhibition Theatre program covering technical and business issues in electronic and embedded systems design.