27 - 28 October, 2020

Holiday Inn Munich City Centre

Munich, Germany

Welcome Message From The General Chair

Welcome Message From The General Chair

I am pleased to welcome you to the 2019 edition of the Design and Verification Conference & Exhibition in Europe!

Also this year DVCon Europe will highlight applications and trends in system-level design and verification of electronic systems and integrated circuits. DVCon Europe is a technical and industry-centric conference where users, experts, and professionals meet to share best practices on methodologies, technologies and EDA standards such as UVM, SystemC, Portable Stimulus, IP-XACT, and more.

DVCon Europe, together with Accellera’s co-located SystemC Evolution Day, offers you a unique opportunity to escape from your daily work environment and learn from your peers in the industry. To address the multi-disciplinary challenges our industry is facing, DVCon Europe has broadened its scope in the call for papers and tutorials, by including embedded software. The program contains two tutorials that address the software view. This is not matching the ratio we see in the systems we create, but also a marathon run starts with the first step, and the first step is most often the most difficult. The first software tutorial covers the co-verification of safety critical software and hardware. The second software centric tutorial is exploring the software development in the exciting drone application space.

Besides the software topic, the sixth edition of DVCon Europe offers again 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 NXP and Ericsson to present their vision and developments in the Automotive, 5G and Semiconductor markets.

The keynote from NXP will explore how to cope with the demanding computation needs in applications like fully autonomous cars. On the other hand the keynote from Ericsson will enlighten such applications from the 5G perspective.

A forward-looking panel will discuss how Artificial Intelligence could reshape the verification landscape. We expect a lively discussion with the audience to explore how AI could be applied in the daily lives of design and verification engineers. A second panel will examine the use of formal verification, portable stimulus and fault injection techniques in leading automotive flows and will discuss the most effective approaches, as well as identify what is lacking for thorough verification for automotive and other safety-critical applications.

We continue the tradition to have SystemC Evolution Day co-located with DVCon Europe. This year the event takes place the day after DVCon Europe, on 31 October, also at the Holiday Inn. This full day event will focus on system simulation technology, transaction-level modeling, and model creation. If you are a system-level modeling enthusiast, expert or beginner, SystemC Evolution Day is the place to be!

Finally, I would like to thank all authors, presenters, panelists, reviewers and steering committee members for their hard work, passion and commitment to shape an interesting and high-quality program. DVCon Europe brings a strong program thanks to you!

he DVCon Europe steering committee and Accellera wish you a warm welcome and an enjoyable DVCon Europe 2019!

Joachim Geishauser DVCon Europe 2019 General Chair