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ECS Professor chairs Europe's largest electronics design event

Published: 9 March 2011

This year’s Design, Automation and Test in Europe conference (DATE 11) is being chaired by Bashir M Al Hashimi, Professor of Computer Engineering in ECS-Electronics and Computer Science.

The DATE conference series is Europe’s major global event for the electronics industry. This year’s conference is being held in Grenoble, France from 14 to 18 March.

'DATE2011 is one of the most influential events in electronics design worldwide', said Professor Al-Hashimi. 'This year we expect to attract around 2500 researchers from academia and industry, as well as leading executives from across the world to offer insights into the future of the electronics industry and research.'

Professor Al-Hashimi was appointed Conference General Chair in 2009, so this event represents the culmination of two years of planning. Highlights of the Technical Program are the four keynote talks being given by outstanding leaders from industry and research, with two Special Days focusing on topics of outstanding importance: smart electronics devices of the future; and intelligent energy management of embedded computing systems.

Each of the Special Days will have a full programme of keynotes, panels, tutorials and technical presentations, reporting the latest advances and outlining key future technical challenges. The DATE 11 Technical Programme involves 230 presentations selected from nearly 900 submissions.

ECS has a strong presence in the Technical Programme with five presentations, including a best paper nomination. DATE 11 has a vibrant exhibition with over 70 companies from worldwide showcasing the latest design and verification tools for systems-on-chip, systems-on-board, and embedded systems software. The exhibition offers a dynamic overview of key technical and business issues in electronic and embedded systems through a programme of panel discussions and industrial user presentations.

'It is a great honour to chair Date 11', said Professor Al-Hashimi. 'This is an outstandingly successful conference series which brings together industry and academic research to find out about latest developments and focus on future challenges. We look forward to an excellent and inspiring week.'

Professor Bashir M Al-Hashimi is Associate Dean (Research) of the University of Southampton Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences.

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