Welcome Message From The General Chair

Welcome Message From The General Chair

I am very pleased to see that DVCon Europe has become a well-established technical conference since its inception in Europe 5 years ago. The overall registration number for DVCon Europe 2017 was 280 participants, of which 126 were first time attendees. The attendees represented more than 79 separate companies and organizations from 22 different countries. The number of industry-oriented paper and tutorial submissions increased, and the event attracted 21 exhibitors.

DVCon Europe is clearly recognized by the design and verification community. It is a highly technical and practical focused conference and exhibition, which is made for engineers by engineers. Technical experts from around the world will come together to share the latest developments and experiences on the application of EDA languages, methodologies and tools for the design and verification of electronic systems and integrated circuits.

The fifth edition of DVCon Europe again offers a fully packed 2-day technical program including tutorials, panels, keynotes, presentations, and an attractive exhibition. Both days start with an exciting keynote speech held by a prominent industry speaker. This year we invited Siemens and ST Microelectronics to present their vision and developments in the industry and semiconductor market. More information on the keynote speakers and presentations will be published soon.

Latest news: The initial technical program is now available online, covering technical papers, tutorials and panels. This year we’ve added all abstracts to the technical program, which helps you to get a better understanding on the topic itself and it can serve to plan your personal conference schedule. Similar as last years, the first day is packed with many tutorials. I invite you to read this blog, giving a good summary of the tutorial program. DVCon Europe also include a strong industry panel. Have a look at this blog where we share more insights on this panel.

Another novelty this year is the co-located event “SystemC evolution Day”, which happens one day before DVCon Europe, on October 23. More information on the SystemC Evolution Day is given in this blog.

As always, DVCon Europe will take place at the Holiday Inn in Munich, Germany, on October 24 and 25. Do not forget to add these dates to your calendar and also invite your colleagues and friends to visit DVCon Europe, the SystemC Evolution Day and Munich!

We are looking forward to see you at DVCon Europe 2018!


Martin Barnasconi
DVCon Europe 2018 General Chair