With winter and holiday season in front of us, it is a good moment to reflect on the highlights of 2018 and give an outlook on our plans for DVCon Europe in 2019.
In October we celebrated the fifth edition of DVCon Europe. We’ve seen a continued growth and interest in this user-centric technical conference, and more and more engineers find their way to this conference. It clearly underlines the need to offer a venue for design and verification engineers to exchange experiences and best-practices for integrated circuit and system design and verification. With a growing number of submissions this year, we expanded the technical program, resulting in an even richer, diverse, and more balanced program. A successful DVCon Europe is a rewarding result for both the community as well as the DVCon Europe Steering Committee, which is working the whole year to prepare, plan and implement this conference. A big THANK YOU to all the committee members, reviewers and other volunteers to make it happen!
Along with DVCon Europe, we’ve seen growing participation and interest in the SystemC Evolution Day, which was a co-located event one day before the conference. At this day, many SystemC experts came together to discuss the next steps required in the SystemC language standardization and technology developments as part of the simulation eco-system. Different proposals and developments have been presented on analog/mixed-signal, multi-language, transaction-level modeling, configuration, and functional coverage. In a lively discussion these different concepts have been assessed by the expert audience to evaluate if and/or how it could become integral part of the SystemC eco-system. The success of the SystemC Evolution Day was noticed in other geos, and we are currently exploring if a similar expert meeting can be organized along with other DVCon events around the world.
For 2019, our ambition remains unchanged: offering a compelling venue where technical experts active in design and verification can interact, share best practices, and learn the latest design and verification methodologies, languages and standards. Mark your calendar: DVCon Europe 2019 takes place at October 29-30 in Munich Germany, followed by the SystemC Evolution Day on October 31, 2019. The call for papers, tutorials and panels is planned for early February 2019.
In the last 5 years, DVCon Europe has become a well-established conference in Europe. Made by users for users, where experts meet, and where new business relations and friendships started. In these 5 years, the European design and verification network has grown, and the DVCon Europe family has been built. We are proud that we achieved this, together with you!
On behalf of the entire DVCon Europe Steering Committee, we wish you Happy Holidays and we are looking forward to meet you at the upcoming DVCon Europe conference and SystemC Evolution Day in 2019!
DVCon Europe General Chair 2019
DVCon Europe Vice Chair 2019
SystemC Evolution Day Chair 2019