DATE 2012 set for record submissions -

DATE 2012 set for record submissions

DATE (Design, Automation & Test in Europe) 2011 has received nearly 950 submissions for its prestigious conference which is comparable to number received in 2010 which was a record.

DATE 2011 will take place at Alpexpo Alpes Congrès in Grenoble, France,  on March 14 – 18, 2011.

Professor Enrico Macii, Program Chair of DATE 2011, said “North America accounts for 28 percent and ASIA for 22 percent of the submissions, demonstrating the increasing importance of DATE as the leading event worldwide.”

The Opening Keynotes will set the tone for the DATE event with Professor Al-Hashimi adding, “We look forward to welcoming Jean-Marc Chery, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, STMicroelectronics, who will provide a perspective on the global microelectronics industry, and Steve Furber, ICL Professor of Computer Engineering, The University of Manchester, who is leading some of the most interesting academic research in our area.”

Highlights of the technical program include two special days focusing on topics of  importance and providing a program of keynotes, panels, tutorials and technical presentations.

The first special day  covers smart devices of the future. “Future electronic systems will continue to be dominated by the convergence between design technology (hardware and software) and fabrication technologies to master next generation smart devices,” said Professor Ahmed Jerraya, chair of this special day.

“The design of highly integrated and autonomous intelligent devices for healthcare, mobile and consumer applications requires deep knowledge of technology to reach the required performance. Hardware and software design technologies are being employed increasingly to overcome fabrication imperfection and to improve yield.”

This day will focus on applications, key enabling technologies and future trends driving future smart devices. A highlight will be a keynote address on “Driving innovations in mobile devices and solutions” by Dr Hannu Kauppinen, Director, Head of Business Development Nokia Research Center.

The second special day will cover intelligent energy management-supply and utilization. “Companies such as ST Microelectronics, IBM and Cisco have historically been interested in power and energy consumption only at the chip or device scale, but they are now turning their attention to large scale power generation and management issues as an important new application area,” says Dr Paul Mitcheson, chair of this special day.

“The links between computation, power electronics, and power transmission and distribution systems are therefore becoming stronger as we move into a world of increasing energy utilisation and efficiency. This Special Day will cover recent innovations in enabling technologies for portable devices (energy-harvesting and wireless powering) and applications of intelligent systems to improve the utilisation of electricity supply through smart metering and infrastructure.” The keynote address will be presented byCarmelo Papa, an executive Vice President at ST Microelectronics, who will discuss energy-related activities in ST.

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