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.

University Booth

University Booth at DATE 2021: Call for Demonstrations

This is the Call for Demonstrations for the University Booth at DATE 2021! The University Booth fosters the transfer of academic work to industry. Prototypes are valuable demonstrators to express and compare the competitiveness of new EDA methodologies and hardware solutions. DATE 2021 features the University Booth in the exhibition hall of the conference venue. Universities and public research institutes are invited to submit their hardware platforms, prototype tools and pre-commercial results for DATE 2021.

Software prototypes will be demonstrated on a desk with your own laptop or your own other equipment.

Hardware prototypes and platforms will be demonstrated on a desk with your own laptop or your own other equipment. Hardware can be illustrated within a working environment. Stand alone circuits will not be exhibited.

Each exhibitor is responsible for bringing and installing the hardware and software resources necessary for showing the entire functionality of the circuit. Participants are liable for their software and equipment, respectively. Ten demonstrations will be presented in parallel in each of the 11 time slots at the University Booth. This gives the visitors the opportunity to see several demonstrations within a short period of time.

Proposals for demonstrations can be submitted to one of four technical topics.

  • Electronic Design Automation Prototypes
  • Hardware Design and Test Prototypes
  • Embedded Artificial Intelligence


Submissions to the University Booth are done in two phases. Within the first submission phase you have to submit an abstract (max. 1,000 characters) of your demonstrator only. Submissions are accepted online only. After acceptance you need to provide an one-page, single-sided description as PDF file of your demonstrator.

The website for submission is open now and could be reached at

Deadlines and schedule

  • Monday, 02 November 2020 AoE Friday, 13 November 2020 AoE: Extended deadline for abstract submission
  • Sunday, 15 November 2020 AoE: Notification of acceptance
  • Wednesday, 02 December 2020 AoE: Deadline for the one-page, single-sided description as PDF file of your demonstrator
  • Tuesday, 15 December 2020 AoE Friday, 15 January 2021 AoE: Final programme of the University Booth at DATE 2021 available
  • Wednesday, 30 December 2020 AoE: Deadline for uploading the pre-recorded video presenting the demonstrator
  • Tuesday, 02 February 2021 until Thursday, 04 February 2021 : Interactive online University Booth at DATE 2021

Further Information for your Presentation


The University Booth is free of charge for presenters and their visitors.

Best Demonstrator Award

An award is given to the best demo during the Exhibition Coffee Break on Thursday, 04 February 2021 15:30 CET. Any person attending the conference will be able to vote for the demonstrators.

Presentation Slots

Each demonstration has at least one time slot of 2 hours (mandatory). On request, more individual time slots can be booked for more presentations (optional). Please ensure your availability not only for the mandatory time slot but also for all your selected optional time slots. We try our best to give you as many time slots for your demonstration as possible. Please check the final University Booth programme for all of your timeslots.

At least one time slot before Thursday, 04 February 2021 15:30 CET has to be selected to have a chance on the Best Demonstrator Award.

Presentation Description

Demonstrations must be accompanied by a DIN A4, one-page, single-sided description. This description will be available for download in the University Booth virtual room and at the DATE website. You may upload this description already during the first submission phase but you have to upload it during the second submission phase.

DATE Proceedings

Your accepted demonstration title, author list and abstract will become part of the official DATE proceedings published later in IEEE Xplore. No-shows will be removed.




For any further information or requests feel free to contact:

Frédéric Pétrot, IMAG, FRUniversity Booth Co-Chair
Frédéric Pétrot, IMAG, FR
university-boothatdate-conference [dot] com (university-booth[at]date-conference[dot]com)

Nicola Bombieri, Università di Verona, ITUniversity Booth Co-Chair
Nicola Bombieri, Università di Verona, IT
university-boothatdate-conference [dot] com (university-booth[at]date-conference[dot]com)


About the University Booth

The University Booth is part of the DATE programme since 2005. Being hosted by the largest electronic system design and test conference in Europe, the University Booth offers a unique chance to show your prototypes to both academia and industry during the exhibition. Outstanding demonstrations from R&D projects are welcome. The University Booth is a separate booth in the exhibition area of DATE.

About DATE

DATE, the Design, Automation and Test Conference and Exhibition is the unique European event bringing together researchers, users, and vendors as well as specialists in design, test and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems. The University Booth is part of the DATE program. It is sponsored by the European Design and Automation Association, the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance, the IEEE Council on EDA, ACM SIGDA, and RAS.