The DATE initiative on Autonomous Systems Design (ASD) is a two-day special event at
DATE, the leading European conference on embedded hardware and software design.
It focuses on recent trends and emerging challenges in the field of autonomous systems.
Such systems are becoming more and more integral parts of many Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical
Systems (CPS) applications.
Automated driving constitutes today one of the best examples of this trend, in addition to other application
domains such as avionics and robotics.
ASD is organized as a Thursday Initiative
day and Friday Initiative
day to constitute a two-day
continuous program covering different industrial and academic methods and methodologies in the design,
verification and validation of autonomous systems.
The main areas of interest include but are not limited to the following:
- embedded and cyber-physical systems platforms that implement and execute the autonomous system functions
including aspects related to their architectures, hardware, software and communication,
- the design of autonomous systems including processes, modeling, optimization, verification, validation,
- all aspects of dependability in autonomous systems design including, but not limited to, functional
safety concepts, fail-operational systems design, functional safety for applications with machine
learning, safe and secure adaptions and updates, autonomous systems security,
- case studies of autonomous systems design using innovative architectures, methods and tools.