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PhD Forum - Call for Submissions

The PhD Forum is a poster session hosted by the European Design Automation Association (EDAA), the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA), and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). The forum is a great opportunity for PhD students who have completed their PhD thesis within the last 12 months or who are close to complete their thesis to present their work to a broad audience in the system design and design automation community from both industry and academia. The forum may also help students to establish contacts for entering the job market. In addition, representatives from industry and academia get a glance of state-of-the-art in system design and design automation.


The following two classes of students are eligible:

  1. Students who have finished their PhD thesis within the last 12 months and
  2. Students who are close to complete their thesis work.


  • A poster presentation at the PhD Forum
  • Eligibility to win the PhD Forum Award
  • Contacts to professionals from industry and academia


Submissions need to contain:

  • Full contact address with affiliation, phone, e-mail
  • An extended abstract describing the novelties and advantages of the thesis work. Such extended abstract must be limited to two pages (excluding references). The abstract should also include name and affiliation, along with the name of the advisor. A template for submissions can be found at the following link:
  • Either (a) a University-approved thesis proposal (PDF) or (b) one published paper (PDF)
  • The submission requires creating a single PDF file that should contain both the extended abstract and the University-approved thesis proposal/published paper.

Submit this material to the DATE online submission system at

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: Sunday, 03 December 2023 AoE
  • Notification of acceptance: Monday, 08 January 2024 AoE
  • Presentation at DATE: Monday, 25 March 2024

Sponsorship of Attendance

As a Young People Programme (YPP) participant, you may apply for a free DATE 2024 full-conference registration. The DATE 2024 Young People Programme is funded by generous support from participating companies and CEDA. More information is available here.


Christian Pilato, Politecnico di Milano, ITYoung People Programme: PhD Forum Co-Chair
Christian Pilato, Politecnico di Milano, IT

Dirk Stroobandt, Ghent University, BEYoung People Programme: PhD Forum Co-Chair
Dirk Stroobandt, Ghent University, BE


About the sponsors

EDAA is a nonprofit association. Its purpose is to operate for educational, scientific and technical purposes for the benefit of the international electronics design and design automation community. The Association, in the field of design and design automation of electronic circuits and systems, promotes a series of high quality technical international conferences and workshops across Europe and cooperates actively to maintain harmonious relationships with other national and international technical societies and groups promoting the purpose of the Association. EDAA is the main sponsor of DATE, the premier Design, Automation and Test Conference and Exhibition in Europe.

The ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation is organised and operated exclusively for educational, scientific, and technical purposes in design automation. The mission of SIGDA and its activities includes collecting and disseminating information in design automation through a newsletter and other publications; organising sessions at conferences of the ACM; sponsoring conferences, symposia, and workshops; organising projects and working groups for education, research, and development; serving as a source of technical information for the Council and subunits of the ACM; and representing the opinions and expertise of the members- hip on matters of technical interest to SIGDA or ACM.

The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) provides a focal point for Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and embedded systems research and promotion activities spread across six IEEE societies: Antennas and Propagation, Circuits and Systems, Computer, Electron Devices, Microwave Theory and Techniques, and Solid-State Circuits. The Council sponsors or co-sponsors over a dozen key EDA and embedded systems conferences, and publishes IEEE Transactions on CAD, IEEE Design & Test of Computers, and IEEE Embedded Systems Letters. CEDA is continuously involved in promoting research in engineering performed by young researchers and professionals, and recognizing its leaders via the A. Richard Newton Award, Early Career Award, and Phil Kaufmann Awards.


Young People Programme

If you are interested in the DATE 2024 PhD Forum, also the other parts of the Young People Programme will be of interest for you! This provides a set of initiatives targeting PhD students, with the goal of increasing their visibility, establishing contacts, and encouraging discussion about their future perspectives with experts of the field. For more information, check out this page.


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