DATE is pleased to present a special hybrid format for its 2022 event, as the situation related to COVID-19 is improving but safety measures and restrictions will remain uncertain for the upcoming months across Europe and worldwide. In transition towards a future post-pandemic event again, DATE 2022 will host a two-day live event in presence in the city of Antwerp (just north of Brussels in Belgium), to bring the community together again, followed by other activities carried out entirely online in the subsequent days. This setup combines the in-presence experience with the opportunities of on-line activities, fostering the networking and social interactions around an interesting program of selected talks and panels on emerging topics to complement the traditional DATE high-quality scientific, technical and educational activities.

BarCamp @ DATE


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To present and discuss ideas and results of the ongoing scientific work, we invite researchers, engineers and students from the areas of electronic design automation (EDA), microelectronics and (embedded) systems design to our open BarCamp event.

Short Information Summary


Monday, 01.02.2021, 9:30 a.m. (see also The Schedule below for the details)


Virtual (online) at .
(Further links to prepare you and your sessions are available after your log-in)


Researchers, engineers and students from the areas of electronic design automation (EDA), microelectronics and (embedded) systems design


Share ideas and results of your ongoing work in one of the following four umbrella-topics
(see also The Topics below for further details):

technical: new perspectives in electronic system engineering
teaching: your concepts, experiences, tools and material for teaching electronic system design
scientific: problem descriptions, solution drafts, topic proposals, job-offers and use-case discussions related to research in electronic system engineering
community: your wishes, ideas, feedback and solutions for the future of DATE and its community

open barcamp (see The Concept, The Rules and The Preparation below for the details)

  • for the CONFERENCE- or TUTORIAL-Registration of DATE:
  • for ONLY-BARCAMP-Registration: e-mail young-people-programatdate-conference [dot] com (young-people-program[at]date-conference[dot]com).
    The registration fee in this case is 30,00 EUR.


The Concept

A BarCamp is massively relaxing the formal event structure by letting the participants play an active role in deciding the agenda. With nothing but your knowledge, your interest and your willingness to learn and discuss, you are prepared to join any session. To propose a topic as a session on its own, you only need to give a 2-3 minute 'session pitch' (some very introductory words about your topic). During the sessions we explain, discuss and jointly develop the topics with everybody's knowledge level taken into consideration. Meeting and discussing on par with each other ensures everyone's individual interests and work can and will benefit from the others:

The BarCamp @ DATE provides this informal, open space to you! You are welcome to bring your colleagues, and share the BarCamp event with anyone who might be interested, especially anyone who might be helpful for your topic!

The BarCamp is shaped by its participants - like you!


The following video clip from the 5th edaBarCamp gives an impression of the relaxed, open and creative atmosphere. More details can be found here.


The Rules

To build this open and creative atmosphere every BarCamper is asked to follow the 'Rules of BarCamp' :

  1. You do talk about BarCamp.
  2. You do blog about BarCamp.
  3. If you want to present, you must write your topic and name in a presentation slot.
  4. Only short intros.
  5. As many presentations at a time as facilities will allow for.
  6. No pre-scheduled presentations, no tourists.
  7. Presentations will go on as long as they have to or until they run into another presentation slot.
  8. If this is your first time at BarCamp, you HAVE to present.
    (Ok, you don't really HAVE to, but try to find someone to present with, or at least ask questions and be an interactive participant.)


Your Preparation

To prepare yourself to be an interactive participant at DATE BarCamp, please review the following hints:

  • Install, become familiar with and even update to the latest version of:
    • the video-conferencing tool Zoom
    • the collaborative whiteboard tool Miro
      • tutorials can be found here
      • a sandbox-board to try out can be accessed after log-in to our landing-page
    • the group chat tool Slack
  • Have a look at the following video recording of our 'preparation dry-run' to get an understanding of the common parts of BarCamp (i.e. introduction, session proposal, session voting, scheduling and the open sessions themselves), the typical way BarCamp works, and how we will use Zoom, Miro and Slack to provide as much of the interactivity of a face-to-face BarCamp.

  • Prepare your session proposals simply as plain-texts with a title and, some keywords (hashtags) and/or two short sentences (questions or claims), to outline what you want to discuss.
  • While spontaneous pitches are welcome you can help us to prepare the DATE BarCamp agenda by sending us your topic proposal beforehand via email: young-people-programatdate-conference [dot] com (young-people-program[at]date-conference[dot]com).


For questions and more information get in touch with the young-people-programatdate-conference [dot] com (Young People Program Chairs) of the DATE conference or with the contactatedaBarCamp [dot] de (co-organisers) of the edaBarCamp.


The Topics

We suggest following umbrella-topics:

  • Technical Track: new perspectives in electronic system engineering
    • Technical innovations -- design problems / ideas for solutions
    • Problems, solutions, thoughts & ideas you want to share
    • Looking for partners, projects, collaborations
  • Teaching Track: your concepts, experiences, tools and material for teaching electronic system design
    • What matters most in education for the future generation of professionals
    • Sharing best-practices
    • Sharing teaching material
    • Build lectures and seminars together
    • How to use the power of online teaching media and lessons learnt from teaching during COVID-19
  • Scientific Track: problem descriptions, solution drafts, topic proposals, job-offers and use-case discussions related to research in electronic system engineering
    • Sessions on 'your personal PhD topic'
    • Ideas/topics for new PhD candidates
    • Looking for industrial use-cases
    • Looking for a job
  • Community Track: Shaping the future of our community
    • How to keep young professions in our community
    • Your ideas for the future of DATE


The Schedule

BarCamp will be on 01.02.2021.

9:00 - 9:30 Welcome & Introduction into the BarCamp's concept
9:30 - 11:00 Session Pitches
11:00 - 11:30 Scheduling the Session Wall
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:30 Session 1
13:30 - 14:30 Session 2
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee-Break
15:00 - 16:00 Session 3
16:00 - 17:00 Session 4
17:00 - 19:00 PhD-Forum
19:00 - 20:00 Feedback-Talk



During DATE registration, please select BarCamp attendance. If you want to participate in BarCamp only, please contact young-people-programatdate-conference [dot] com (young-people-program[at]date-conference[dot]com) for manual registration. The registration fee for BarCamp is 30,00 EUR.



In order to contact the organisers, please write an email to young-people-programatdate-conference [dot] com (young-people-program[at]date-conference[dot]com)

BarCamp @ DATE is part of the Young People Program. In order to find out about other DATE events for young people, please visit

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