DATE 14 received 1090 paper submissions; an all-time high for DATE and an 8% increase over DATE 13. 890 of those submissions were eligible for review. DATE is truly an international conference. Besides the large share (46%) of submissions coming from Europe, 23% of submissions are from North- America, 27% from Asia, and 4% from the rest of the world. For the 17th successive year DATE has prepared an exciting technical program, with the help of more than 300 members of the Technical Program Committee who dedicated their time to perform 3620 reviews (more than four per submission), and select 206 (=23.1%) papers for regular presentation and 107 (= 12.0%) for interactive presentation.
This year the conference will be held in Germany, at the international Congress Center (ICC) in Dresden and will span an entire working week starting on Monday March 24 with tutorials, and ending on Friday March 28 with workshops.
The plenary keynote speakers on Tuesday are David Fuller, Vice President of Application and Embedded Software for National Instruments, to talk about ?System Design Challenges for Next Generation Wireless and Embedded Systems? and Gerd Teepe, Director Design Engineering at GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Dresden, to talk about ?The Growing Importance of Microelectronics from a Foundry Perspective?. On the same day, the Executive Track offers a series of business panels discussing hot topics. Executive speakers from Synopsis, Cadence, IBM, IMEC, TSMC Europe, Mentor Graphics and many other companies leading the design and automation industry will address some of the complexity issues in electronics design and discuss about the advanced technology challenges and opportunities. To emphasize that DATE is the major event for designers, DATE 14 features invited sessions where Europe?s famous consumer industry presents its best designs and design practices.