A glimpse into the journey of DVCon India 2017

Time sure does fly, DVCon India 2017 is just around the corner, but I feel like DVCon India 2016 just concluded. DVCon India 2017 has kept me busy this year as the Vice-Chair of the conference, but I have thoroughly enjoyed my participation and my association with DVCon. The entire team endeavors to put together the best possible technical conference for the ever growing and widening industry in India.

I thought I would give you a glimpse of the journey that the team goes through to put together DVCon in India. Our work starts right after the conference ends by consolidating and brainstorming the feedback received and forming the steering committee for the next year. A committee member can be in a position for two years, so some continue in the same role, some take on a new responsibility, and we have new members joining in to contribute. Then the other committees like Technical Programs Committee (TPC), Tutorials, Panel, Conference, and Promotions are formed. Then there is a call for papers, tutorials, and panels. Once the papers, tutorials, and panels are submitted, the committee members are assigned papers and tutorials for review.

Once the reviews are submitted, we get together to select the papers and tutorials. Being part of the Design & Verification (DV) TPC, I have seen and been involved in various debates that we have had to select the best papers, posters, and tutorials. The members of TPC and Tutorials committee take on the additional responsibility of chairing sessions and shepherding papers and tutorials. The shepherds work with the authors to review the final submissions and presentations. In parallel, the technical, conference and the promotions committee work throughout the year to finalize the venue and conference logistics, secure sponsors and exhibitors, finalize the keynote and invited speakers, complete the agenda, promote the event, send out reminders for various deadlines and enable registrations. These two simple paragraphs cannot do enough justice to all the hard work, dedication and commitment of the different teams involved.

Like previous years, this year’s event is a two-day event. The first day is for keynotes, invited talks, panel discussions and tutorials and the second day for keynotes, invited talks and papers and posters in ESL and DV track. Participants are free to attend any track and can move between tracks.

Below please find a list of key presentations from Mentor, A Siemens Business:

Keynote – Innovations in Computing, Networking, and Communications: Driving the Next Big Wave in Verification
Friday, September 15, 2017
9:45am – 10:30am
DV Track, Grand Ballroom, The Leela Palace
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Panel – Hardware Emulation’s Starring Role in SoC Verification
Thursday, September 14, 2017
12:10pm – 1:00pm
DV Track, Grand Ballroom, The Leela Palace
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DV Tutorial – Low-Power Methodology for Making Micro-Architectural and Sequential Changes at RTL to Achieve Predictable Power Savings Throughout the Design Flow
Thursday, September 14, 2017
2:00pm – 3:30pm
DV Track, Turret, The Leela Palace
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DV Tutorial – Back to Basics: Doing Formal the Right Way
Thursday, September 14, 2017
4:00pm – 5:30pm
DV Track, Grand Ballroom, The Leela Palace
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Accellera Tutorial: An Introduction to the Accellera Portable Stimulus Standard
Thursday, September 14, 2017
4:00pm – 5:30pm
ESL Track, Royal Ballroom, The Leela Palace
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I trust you will like this short glimpse into the DVCon 2017 journey. I am very sure the conference will translate into what we intended for, a Design & Engineering Platform for Learning, Networking, and Promotion for Participants, Exhibitors, and Sponsors. I look forward to seeing at DVCon India, 2017 and if you see me at the show, please say hello and let me know what you think of the conference.

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