DATE is the top scientific event in Design, Automation, and Test of microelectronics and embedded systems for the academic and industrial research communities worldwide. It provides a unique networking opportunity, bringing together designers and design automation users, researchers and vendors, as well as specialists in hardware and software design, test and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems.
In 2019, the conference will take place for the first time in Florence, Italy. Florence is the capital of Tuscany Region, centrally located and very easy to reach via an international airport hub. Art, culture, modernity and vibrancy: Florence is much more than the cradle of Renaissance. Vaunting an unparalleled past of incredible accomplishments, Florence is a contemporary city that offers year-round entertainment. Striking architecture and monuments, museums of masterpieces, as well as fashion, theatres, gardens, modern art exhibitions, excellent places to eat and drink, and an international flair that has always set this city apart. It is time to fall in love with Florence. It is situated on the plain of the Arno River between the hills that made this region famous, surrounded by towns, villages and enchanting landscapes. Due to its history, today Florence can offer a lot of astonishing venues like the Palazzo Pitti or Palazzo Vecchio, the Town Hall of Florence, many churches like the Basilica di Santa Croce, the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella and also some open-air museums such as Giardino delle Rose and Giardino di Boboli. Florence is also a modern destination that offers many opportunities for events and activities for guests. In 2019, all over Italy but particularly Florence and the nearby hometown Vinci will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the death of the genius Leonardo da Vinci.
The five-day event covers the design process, test, and automation tools for electronics, ranging from integrated circuits to distributed embedded systems. The conference scope includes both hardware and embedded software design issues. It also includes the elaboration of design requirements and new architectures for challenging application fields such as internet of things, multimedia, healthcare, smart energy, and automotive systems.