27 - 28 October, 2020

Virtual Conference

Call For Papers

Call For Papers

The Call for Papers is closed.

The Design and Verification Conference & Exhibition Europe (DVCon Europe) is the premier European technical conference on system, software, design, verification, validation or integration. It is a place where the latest methodologies and technologies for the industrial use of tools, languages, and standards for integrated and embedded systems and products are shared and discussed.

The conference covers the application of standards, methodologies, and flows for system-level, hardware and software design, verification, validation, design automation and IP reuse.

Industry applications of interest include (but not limited to) automotive, mobile communication, aerospace, healthcare, chip-cards, consumer and power electronics. DVCon Europe solicits submissions related to advanced design and verification on special interest areas such as Digital Twin, Machine Learning, Internet-of-things, Functional safety and security, AI, ADAS and digitalization.

DVCon Europe 2020 accepts submissions of papers, tutorials and panels with highly technical content reflecting real life experiences. The following are example topics.

SYSTEM-LEVEL AND SOFTWARE DESIGN

  • Virtual prototyping and Digital Twins
  • Transaction-level modeling (e.g., SystemC TLM)
  • Hardware-assisted prototyping
  • Hardware/software/embedded co-design
  • Machine Learning

MODEL-BASED AND MODEL SUPPORTED SOFTWARE DESIGN

  • Software for verification
  • Software development and verification
  • Model based software design
  • Low level software design and verification
  • Model based tools and techniques for application level software.

VERIFICATION & VALIDATION

  • Verification process, reuse and resource management
  • Methods bridging between verification and validation
  • Hardware/software co-verification
  • Advanced methodologies, testbenches, and flows (e.g., UVM, HDLs, HVLs)
  • Formal and semi-formal V&V techniques

IP REUSE & DESIGN AUTOMATION

  • High-level synthesis from ESL languages
  • Interoperability of models and/or tools
  • IP tagging, protection or security
  • SoC and IP integration methods, flows, and tools
  • Configuration management of IPs including different abstraction level
  • Flow and tool automation (e.g., IP-XACT)

FUNCTIONAL SAFETY AND SECURITY

  • Methods and flows for functional safety standard compliance (e.g., ISO 26262, DO-254)
  • Safety and security in verification and validation
  • Requirements-driven design and verification including traceability
  • New methods and tools supporting functional safety and security

MIXED-SIGNAL AND LOW-POWER DESIGN AND VERIFICATION

  • AMS modeling for concept and system-level design
  • Application of mixed-signal extensions in verification (e.g., UVM-MS)
  • Real-number modeling approaches
  • Self-checking testbenches in analog verification
  • Low-power design and verification (e.g., UPF)

Paper Submission Process

Submissions will be in two parts, first an extended abstract, and then a full paper.

Initial paper submission:

The initial submission should be between a minimum of 600 words and a maximum of 1200 words (approximately 2 pages, not including diagrams, figures or tables).

The initial submission should include:

  • Related Work: Identify other work on which this submission will be built, and the novelty of the paper.
  • Application: Clearly describe the technical contribution, reflect real life experiences, and its industrial application.
  • (Preliminary) results: Summarize the results. State how these differ from previous work or state-of-the-art on the same subject.
  • Conclusions: Summarize major conclusions and findings presented in the paper.

Submission site is open till May 11.

Full paper submission:

Full papers must be maximum 8 pages long, and use the following template:

DVCon Europe 2020 Paper Template

Presentations:

Accepted authors must register for the conference, and be ready to give a presentation about their work. A copyright form will be required for all the material, both paper and presentation.

The final presentation may only contain your company logo on the title slide, and must use the following template:

DVCon Europe 2020 Presentation Template

Based on the number of paper submissions, the Technical Program Committee may decide to organize poster presentations as well.

Important Deadlines

  • 11 May 2020: Extended deadline for initial submission.
  • 15 June 2020: Author notification
  • 27 July 2020: Full paper due
  • 14 September 2020: Author notification
  • 16 September 2020: Copyright Form
  • 21 September 2020: Accepted papers camera ready copies due
  • 27 - 28 October 2020: DVCon Europe Conference

Questions?

Feel free to contact us for questions on the submission process at support@dvcon-europe.org

DVCon Europe honors the Best Paper/Presentation and Best Poster submissions. The awards will be selected by the attendees at DVCon Europe based on the quality of both the paper and the presentation.

More information on DVCon Europe can be found on dvcon-europe.org

DVCon Europe Technical Program Chair:

Alexander Rath, Infineon

alexander.rath@infineon.com