Published on Feb 21, 2014
Guests: Stan Krolikoski, General Chair, DVCon 2014 and Ambar Sarkar, Chair, Technical Program Committee (TPC), DVCon 2014
Host: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc.
The Design & Verification Conference (DVCon), sponsored by Accellera, continues to thrive as the premier conference for functional design and verification, focused on bringing information to engineers from the leading edge of technology, techniques, standards, and methods. Among many of the conferences best features is its unique and popular poster session. During the conference, attendees themselves choose the best paper and best poster in real time.
We invited the General Chair and Technical Program Committee Chair of the 2014 DVCon to share some of the secrets to its success. They tell us what it's like to lead this conference and how you can benefit from it whether or not you are able to attend.
Ambar: "It's a focused conference. I am actually a practicing engineer, and one of the things that I can get out of DVCon, and this is what the TPC knows, is that everything that is presented has a very pragmatic and practical aspect to it. Our goal, is that everyone leaves the conference, and comes out with at least one idea that they can take back and practice."
We would like you to please take note that DVCon is very excited to announce that it is expanding into Europe! You will be able to join the Design and Verification Conference and Exhibition Europe on October 14th and 15th, 2014, in Munich, Germany. Stan: "One of the things we are doing is extending the DVCon brand. There will be a DVCon Europe coming in October this year in Munich. . . .there is a call for papers right now . . . .We really want to have DVCons around the world."
During the show, Stan and Ambar talk about:
-Why design and verification engineers should want to attend the Design and Verification Conference 2014.
-The secret that is causing DVCon to grow while other larger conferences are experiencing a decline.
-How they handle the high submission volume of DVCon papers.
-The hardest part thing about being General Chair of DVCon (a question for Stan).
-What Accellera is planning to do at DVCon in the future.
-How those who are unable to attend DVCon can still benefit from the conference.
For your interest, you can read Peggy Aycinena's EDACafé article mentioned by Stan Krolikoski, "Master & Commander: DVCon's Stan Krolikoski,"Peggy is a freelance journalist and Editor of EDA Confidential: http://bit.ly/1mjg4qF
If you've attended DVCon, what do you enjoy the most about the conference? Let us know in the comment section below.
More information and registration: www.dvcon.org