DATE combines an electronic systems design and test conference with an international exhibition for electronic design, automation and test, from system-level hardware and software implementation right down to integrated circuit design.

For its 20th year, the event will be held at the SwissTech Convention Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The DATE event will start on Monday with 10 technical tutorials which will be given by leading experts, with topics on design solutions, emerging technologies, system development and verification, and dependability.

On Friday, eight full-day workshops cover a large number of hot topics. Such as IoT design, emerging memories and interconnections, and future cars.

The plenary keynote speakers on Tuesday are Dr Arvind Krishna from IBM who will discuss ‘Design Automation in the Era of AI and IoT: Challenges and Pitfalls’ and Dr Doug Burger from Microsoft to talk about ‘A New Era of Hardware Microservices in the Cloud’.

In addition, a keynote lecture from EPFL Professor Giovanni De Micheli will be given on Tuesday on ‘Distributed Systems for Health and Environmental Monitoring’ within the initiative.

The main conference programme from Tuesday to Thursday includes 79 technical sessions organised in four areas: Design Methods and Tools; Application Design; Test and Robustness; and Embedded Systems Software.

Hot Topics to be discussed include emerging technologies; low power challenges and approximate computing for IoT devices; security-aware design in cyber-physical systems; new benchmarking methods and applications for emerging devices, circuits, and architectures; methodologies to design and manage exascale computing system technologies; as well as results and lessons learned from European projects.

Two special days in the programme will focus on areas bringing new challenges to the system design community: ‘Designing Electronics for the Internet of Things Era’ and ‘Designing Wearable and Smart Medical Devices’, each having a full programme of keynotes, panels, tutorials and technical presentations.

Additionally, there are interactive presentations which are organised into five IP sessions.

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