Welcome Message From The General Chair

Welcome Message From The General Chair

Welcome to DVCon Europe 2018, the Design and Verification Conference and Exhibition in Europe!

Technical experts from around the world will come together to share the latest developments and experiences in the application of EDA languages, methodologies, and tools for the design and verification of electronic systems and integrated circuits. I am proud to see that DVCon Europe has become a well-established technical conference which is recognized and embraced by the design and verification community in Europe and beyond.

This fifth edition of DVCon Europe again offers a fully packed 2-day technical program including tutorials, panels, keynotes, presentations, and an exciting exhibition. Both days start with an inspiring keynote. On Wednesday, Dr. Stefan Jockusch from Siemens PLM Software Inc. will present "Driving Digitization with a Boundary Free Innovation Platform."

The first day of DVCon Europe traditionally covers 16 tutorials. The tutorial program offers a unique opportunity to enrich your skills or broaden your scope on a variety of topics, ranging from portable stimulus, virtual prototyping, functional safety, mixed-signal, requirements-driven verification, machine learning, and much more. The rich program contains both methodology and standardization-oriented tutorials as well as practical hands-on tutorials where users share practical experiences.

The DVCon Europe Reception takes place on the Wednesday afternoon. It is a unique networking event to interact with your colleagues, peers, partners, suppliers, or customers in the design and verification community. And perhaps you will make new friends at DVCon Europe!

On Thursday, Mr. Philippe Magarshack from ST Microelectronics will start the second day of the conference with the keynote “Simultaneous disruptions in IoT drive the perfect storm: Connectivity, Artificial Intelligence, Security, Sensor Fusion and more.” It is followed by an industry panel entitled “Using Next Generation Methods of Systems Modeling and Virtual Prototyping to Revolutionise the Design, Verification and Manufacture of High Value, Complex Electromechanical Products across the Automotive Supply Chain”. Jim Hogan will moderate this panel with experts from Bosch, Intel, Audi, Infineon and Siemens, to discuss and debate how the Automotive industry could strengthen its collaboration to enhance design and verification methodologies.

With the growing number of paper submissions this year, the technical program on the second day has been expanded. In four parallel tracks, 12 sessions are hosted covering topics such as UVM, virtual prototyping, functional safety, SystemC, TLM, Low power, AMS verification, advanced verification, stimulus generation, virtual platforms and visualization and more. You are invited to vote on the best paper, which will be announced at the close of the conference.

On both days, DVCon Europe hosts an exciting exhibition with more than 20 exhibitors. Feel free to interact with the EDA companies, training institutes and service providers the whole day. And most likely you will find new technologies and tooling that you use in your daily work.

Finally, a special and well deserved thank you to the DVCon Europe steering and technical program committee members, reviewers, sponsors, exhibitors, panelists, authors, presenters, attendees and other volunteers to make DVCon Europe a great event!

The DVCon Europe steering committee and Accellera wish you a warm welcome and enjoyable DVCon Europe 2018!


Martin Barnasconi
DVCon Europe 2018 General Chair