DVCon U.S. 2019 Announces Call for Extended Abstracts, Panels, Tutorials and Short Workshop Proposals

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Topic areas targeted at practicing design & verification engineers

LOUISVILLE, Colo., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 2019 Design and Verification Conference and Exhibition United States (DVCon U.S.), sponsored by Accellera Systems Initiative, announces its call for extended abstract, panel, tutorial and short workshop proposals for its conference to be held February 25-28, 2019 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California.

“We have an outstanding steering committee in place to develop a compelling program for the 2019 DVCon U.S. conference, which will be highly technical and continue the tradition of making DVCon a ‘must-attend’ conference for practicing design and verification engineers and their managers,” stated Aparna Dey, DVCon U.S. 2019 General Chair.  “We encourage the community to contribute their most intriguing ideas and practical information in a variety of topic areas.  While our main focus is on design verification, we continue to evolve our program to meet the needs of our attendees.  In recent conference surveys, attendees have expressed a growing interest in current design topics.  We welcome the submission of abstracts that address current challenging design issues in areas such as machine learning, blockchain, 5G, automotive functional safety, and internet of things (IoT).”

Extended Abstracts
Extended abstracts are being solicited for presentations that are highly technical and reflect real-life experiences and emerging trends in various domains.  Submissions may incorporate the use of EDA tools; FPGA-based designs; the use of specialized design and verification languages; assertions in SVA or PSL; the use of general purpose and scripting languages; applications of the new Accellera Portable Test and Stimulus Standard 1.0; applications of design patterns or other innovative language techniques; the use of AMS languages; and IoT applications.  Submissions are also encouraged (but not restricted to) the following topic areas:  Verification & Validation; Safety-Critical Design & Verification; Machine Learning and Big Data; Design & Verification Reuse and Automation; Mixed-Signal Design & Verification; and Low-Power Design & Verification.  Extended abstracts should be between 600-1200 words. 

The submission site for extended abstracts is now open and the deadline for submissions is August 13, 2018. More information and guidelines can be found here.

The submission site for the panels, tutorials and short workshops will open on August 6, 2018.  The deadline for each is September 25, 2018.

Panels
DVCon U.S. will host two panel discussions on Wednesday, February 27.  The one hour panels should be lively, can be controversial, and should provoke engaging discussion.  Suggested topics include:  Experiences using design and/or verification IP for SoC development; design and verification sign-off and closure; dealing with the technical and logistical challenges of multi-site projects; experiences deploying a verification methodology library, especially the deployment of UVM; designing and/or verifying complex ASICs and FPGAs using multiple HDLs and/or HVLs in a design cycle; experiences applying machine-learning techniques; and experiences adopting functional-safety related standards such as ISO26262, DO-254, etc.  More information and guidelines can be found here.

Tutorials
DVCon U.S. is looking for tutorial topics that are current, have a high-level of interest and offer strong continuing educational content.  The sponsored half day educational sessions can be hands-on or lecture format and also include a luncheon.  For more information, including suggested topic areas, visit here.

Short Workshops
Short Workshops were introduced last year to encourage greater participation from smaller companies and exhibitors.  The sponsored 90-minute workshops were well-received and have been expanded for 2019 to include the option of adding sponsorship of an evening reception.  For more information on suggested topics and guidelines, visit here.

About DVCon
DVCon is the premier conference for discussion of the functional design and verification of electronic systems. DVCon is sponsored by Accellera Systems Initiative, an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating design and verification standards required by systems, semiconductor, intellectual property (IP) and electronic design automation (EDA) companies. In response to global interest, in addition to DVCon U.S., Accellera also sponsors events in China, Europe and India. For more information about Accellera, please visit www.accellera.org. For more information about DVCon U.S., please visit www.dvcon.org. Follow DVCon on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DVCon or @dvcon_us on Twitter or to comment, please use #dvcon_us.

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