... the Beginning:

Originating from our PhD meetings in a german research project, we gained the idea of:

  • an interactive open research meeting based on the barcamp-concept
  • for students, PhD’s, professors and experts from industry and
  • for everyone who is interested in electronic design automation, microelectronics and system design

The goal was to present and discuss ideas and results of the ongoing scientific work in a more interactive way. For that purpose, we started an open barCamp event, which is open to all researchers from the areas of electronic design automation (EDA), microelectronics and (embedded) systems design.


... the Concept:

Letting the participants interactively decide about the agenda, BarCamps are massively relaxing the formal event structures. With nothing but your knowledge, your interest and your willingness to learn and to discuss, you are sufficiently prepared to join any session. Having an own topic, you only need to give a two or three minutes 'session pitch' (some very introductive words about your topic) to propose your topic as a session on its own. During the sessions we interactively explain, discuss and jointly develop the topics from that point of knowledge, where everybody is. Meeting and discussing on a par with each other everyone's individual interests and work can and will benefit from the others:

The edaBarCamp offers exactly this informal, open space to you! You are not only allowed to bring your colleagues, you are even invited to suggest the edaBarCamp to anyone who might be interested, expecially to anyone, who might be helpful for your topic!

This way the edaBarCamp is shaped by its participants!

You can be one of them!


... the previous edaBarCamps:

Visit the previous websites, read the public documentations and see the pictures of our previous events:

2020, Feb 18./19th Number 5 is alive. : Our fifth edaBarCamp, sponsored by and located at IBM Deutschland Research & Development, Böblingen. Documentation Pictures
2019, Feb. 26./27th may the 4th be with you : Our fourth edaBarCamp, sponsored by and located at XFAB Erfurt. Documentation Pictures
2017, Dec. 11./12th the next generation : Our third edaBarCamp, sponsored by Synopysy and located at Leibniz University Hannover. Documentation Pictures
2017, Jul. 05./06th 21 Get access to half the truth : Our second edaBarCamp, sponsored by Reutlingen University and located at Robert Bosch Zentrum (RBZ), Reutlingen. Documentation  Pictures
2016, Nov. 17./18th 1st Contact : Our first edaBarCamp, sponsored by Infineon and located at Leibniz University Hannover. Documentation  Pictures


... some details:

In open sessions everyone has the opportunity to contribute their own topics and to participate and to enrich the other sessions by his thoughts and ideas. For that purpose, each participant can suggest sessions on his topics in advance and during the event. Topics with common interests are then identified and scheduled by all participants at the beginning of the event. There is no program committee. We all vote and decide our agenda in an open plenary meeting. The agenda of each individual session is then commonly decided by the session-owners and their participants. Everbody is asked to become an active participator, not just a passive listener. According to your interests you can organize your sessions as interactive workshops, short 'hackathons', brainstormings, presentations and tutorials as well as open-minded question- & feedback round. To memorize and exchange the results each session is asked to commonly document their work during the session. Finally, the joint documentation will be made available to you after the event.

edaBarCamp outline

From the intense cooperation you can expect:

  • to get ideas and assessments for your PhD topics
  • to identify new and different perspectives on your current and future projects
  • to find the potential for new cooperations
  • to build the foundation for joint publications
  • to extend your networks for further cooperation

To prepare the edaBarCamp, everybody is invited to propose session-ideas in advance, enabling everybody to get an overview about all session proposals and the possible session topics.

(For the 1st edaBarCamp a short explanation in german was available in the OFFIS-Newsletter article: edaBarCamp_offisNewsArticle.pdf ).


... the 'Rules' of BarCamp:

  • 1st Rule: You do talk about BarCamp.
  • 2nd Rule: You do blog about BarCamp.
  • 3rd Rule: If you want to present, you must write your topic and name in a presentation slot.
  • 4th Rule: Only three word intros.
  • 5th Rule: As many presentations at a time as facilities allow for.
  • 6th Rule: No pre-scheduled presentations, no tourists.
  • 7th Rule: Presentations will go on as long as they have to or until they run into another presentation slot.
  • 8th Rule: 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.)


... what is 'BarCamp':





or very short (unfortunately only in german):