DVCon is the premier conference on the application of languages, tools and methodologies for the design and verification of electronic systems and integrated circuits. The focus of the conference is on the usage of specialized design and verification languages such as Verilog, SystemVerilog, VHDL, PSL, SystemC and e, as well as general purpose languages such as C and C++, PERL, Tcl and Python. Tools and methodologies include the use of testbench automation, hardware-assisted verification, hardware/software co-verification, assertion-based and formal verification, transaction-level system design, high level synthesis, low power design techniques, 3D chip designs, IP based SoC design methods, reference flows and AMS design.
 
DVCon is looking for tutorial topics that are current, have a high-level of interest and offer strong continuing educational content.  
 

Over 300 qualified engineers attended the sponsored tutorials during DVCon 2014. Tutorial sponsors reached a captive audience during the halfday educational sessions and had the opportunity to follow-up with them during breaks, at the exhibits, and following the event.

DVCon is a highly targeted venue for engineers addressing major design and verification issues. You can position your company at the forefront of these discussions by sponsoring at either the Gold or Silver level. Submit proposals by October 3, 2014.
 

DVCON GOLD TUTORIAL SPONSORSHIP                             $17,000
 
Sponsorship Includes:
  • Complimentary 8x10 booth on the Exhibit Floor 
  • Company content specific, individualized Luncheon
  • Ability to collect contact information from the Sponsored Luncheon attendees
  • Copy of the 2014 and 2015 Attendee Lists (no email addresses)
  • Copy of the Sponsored Tutorial Attendee List (email addresses included)
  • Tutorial and Luncheon content will be publicized via monthly newsletters, DVCon website, Conference Program and in the Opening Session presentation slides
  • 1 dedicated email distribution to the DVCon mail list
  • Other promotional items like banners, flyers, gift items, etc. can be distributed at these two events
  • Presenters for the tutorial and lunch are entitled to a complimentary one-day registration
  • Up to 10 complimentary one-day registrations for the tutorial or lunch presentation

 

DVCON SILVER TUTORIAL SPONSORSHIP                             $10,000
 
Sponsorship Includes:
  • 10 minute commercial presentation during the tutorial
  • Complimentary 8x10 booth on the Exhibit Floor 
  • Copy of the 2014 and 2015 Attendee Lists (no email addresses)
  • Copy of the Sponsored Tutorial Attendee List (email addresses included)
  • Tutorial content will be publicized via monthly newsletters, DVCon website, Conference Program and in the Opening Session presentation slides
  • 1 dedicated email distribution to the DVCon mail list
  • Other promotional items like banners, flyers, gift items, etc. can be distributed during the Tutorial
  • Presenters for the tutorial are entitled to a complimentary one-day registration
  • Up to 5 complimentary one-day registrations for the tutorial or lunch presentation

 

TUTORIAL PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS               
DEADLINE: October 3, 2014
 
DVCon tutorials are open to all attendees and are included in the full conference registration. Please include in the proposal the name of the companies that will be sponsoring the tutorial.
 
  • Attendee expectations are high regarding currency of topic, depth of engineering content and breadth of real-life examples
  • The Tutorial Chair will review final presentation materials to ensure high quality educational content
  • Include suggested presenters names, affiliations and biographies.
  • Your proposal should be a short abstract of the tutorial, two to five paragraphs, 1,000 words maximum
  • Presentation slides need to be supplied in an electronic format in advance of the conference.  Presentation slides will be distributed to the attendees in electronic format. Hard copies will not be provided
  • Please indicate if this tutorial is a “hands-on” session or lecture format
  • Any necessary additional hardware that you may require must be provided by the tutorial organizers
 
SUGGESTED TOPICS:
  • SystemVerilog for Verification and/or Design
  • SystemC /C/C++ Design and/or Verification of systems.
  • SoC and Software-driven Verification
  • Assertion-based Verification. (SystemVerilog Assertions, PSL, etc.
  • Coverage-driven Verification
  • High-level Synthesis
  • Low-power Design and Verification techniques
  • Secure/Encrypted IP-based SoC design methods
  • Debug for design and verification
  • Mixed-signal modeling and verification
  • Transaction Level Modeling (TLM), ESL Design, and IP integration (IP-XACT)
  • Moving from proprietary solutions to standards-based design and verification

 

TUTORIAL DEADLINES
 
October 3, 2014 Proposals due. Submit at dvcon.org
November 3, 2014 Accept/Reject Notification
December 2, 2014 All Tutorial content due for Conference Program and  website: tutorial title, abstract, speaker names, affiliations  and biographies
January 20, 2015 Draft Presentation slides due to DVCon Tutorial Chair 
February 5, 2015 Presentation feedback due to presenters on slides
February 12, 2015 Final slides due for final production for attendee distribution

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
 
Monday, March 2 Tuesday, March 3
Wednesday, March 4
Thursday, March 5

•Tutorials
•Exhibits

•Technical Sessions
•Keynote Speaker
•Exhibits

•Technical Sessions
•Panel Discussions
•Exhibits

•Tutorials

 

General Chair -
Yatin Trivedi
Synopsys, Inc.
trivedi@synopsys.com

Accellera Day Tutorial Chair -
Adam Sherer
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Sponsored Tutorial Chair -
Tom Fitzpatrick
Mentor Graphics Corp.
SPONSORED BY: Accellera Systems Initiative is an industry consortium with a mission to provide design and verification standards required by systems, semiconductor, IP, and design tool companies to enhance a front-end design automation process. www.accellera.org