The organizers of DVCon Europe have decided to turn the autumn verification conference into a virtual event this year.
Held on October 27 and 28, followed by a one-day SystemC workshop as in earlier years, DVCon Europe will continue to host keynote speeches as well as a full technical program. The two keynotes planned for the event will cover two aspects of the way verification is changing.
Victoria Mitchell, vice president of systems engineering at Arm, will take on the topic of trends in developer operations (devops) and how they can be applied to hardware-oriented design flows. Devops tools and environments were created in the software field to make it easier to adopt agile-design methods by automating the repetitive tasks, such as testing and deployment to production servers. With teams, such as those at Arm, using more agile techniques and automated regression testing and version control, Mitchell aims to show how devops techniques can help.
The second keynote given by Matthias Traub, head of architecture and technologies at Volkswagen, will focus on hardware-software codesign for automotive electronics.
The 2020 conference will include virtual papers, tutorials and panels where industry experts share best practices on system-level engineering and embedded software, advanced verification and validation, IP reuse and design automation, functional safety and security, and mixed-signal and low-power design and verification. Special interest areas expected to be covered at the event include artificial intelligence, hardware-software co-design, RISC-V, next generation automotive, and 5G.