DVCon 2012The Design & Verification Conference & Exhibition is the premier conference for functional design and verification, focused on bringing information from the leading edge of technology, techniques, standards and methods.
For more than a decade, the Design and Verification Conference has provided engineers with the latest knowledge and trends to help them overcome the challenges of modern system and circuit design. From technology and standards to techniques and methods, DVCon 2012 continues the tradition of delivering quality information to our audience. If you are a systems, design, or verification engineer working on complex projects and products, you won’t want to miss DVCon 2012.
As we did last year, the organizers of DVCon 2012 used the attendee survey to help guide the program. Offering Monday and Thursday tutorials was overwhelmingly popular in 2011, so we are bringing these to you once again. A noticeable change, based on your requests, will be that the technical program and panels do not overlap with the exhibits.
We’re working diligently to bring you high-quality papers, tutorials, panels, vendor exhibits, lunch programs, and a keynote speech at DVCon 2012. We hope to meet, and even surpass, your expectations.
Again this year, the number of paper submissions exceeded the number of submissions from the previous year. The Technical Program Committee is impressed with the quality of the submissions, so we have added additional sessions to bring you as many of the best papers as possible during the two-day technical program. (You did tell us that adding an extra day to the conference wasn’t a good idea, so we stayed with last year’s format.) Voting for the best paper will again be the privilege of the conference attendees.
DVCon’s tutorials provide in-depth focus into topics you’ll likely find interesting and beneficial. The tutorial descriptions indicate whether you’ll hear about technology, tools, or both.
The vendor exhibits continue to be popular, allowing you an opportunity to see the latest products, solutions, and services from more than thirty companies. You are able to talk with informed representatives and ask them hard questions about their offerings. Giveaways and prizes add a fun element to the show.
Keynote Session and Industry Leaders Panel
The keynote speaker for this year’s DVCon will be Dr. Aart de Geus, CEO of Synopsys. If you’ve ever heard him speak, you’ll know that he gives an energetic, broad view of the world as it is and where it’s headed. His keynote features the topic of systemic collaboration, and he’ll tell you some principles for success in IC design.
We again have a panel of industry leaders, moderated by JL Gray of Verilab and “Cool Verification” fame. Hearing about the challenges these leaders have faced and overcome should be of interest to all, whether you’re new to IC design and verification or a pro.
DVCon is held at the DoubleTree Hotel which is conveniently located in the San Jose area and right next to the San Jose airport. You appreciated last year’s discounted parking as indicated in the attendee survey, so you will notice this once again for 2012. Should you decide to stay at the DoubleTree overnight, be sure to take advantage of DVCon’s discounted room rate.
Finally, if you’re involved in design and verification of today’s advanced ICs and you’ve never been to DVCon, I am glad you have made it 2012 the year to join us.