Welcome to DVCon U.S. 2017! It is hard to believe, but for almost 30 years, 29 to be precise, we have been gathering to explore advances in language-based design automation methodologies and electronic system verification techniques. We trust you will get a lot out of the 29th DVCon that you can apply to your daily design and verification activities.
The DVCon format is uniquely focused on the needs of electronic design and verification teams and to those in the electronic systems design automation industry who are focused on algorithmic advances, tool development and application of standards. This conference is more than just a conference, it is a community gathering that acts as an annual milestone in technology evolution and a means by which we can share best practices with each other and set the next technology goalposts as we are challenged by ever increasing design complexity.
Accellera Systems Initiative hosts the conference but the DVCon volunteers taking input from design and verification engineers around the world bring the conference to life. The volunteers are DVCon’s life blood. As General Chair, I have the honor and privilege to work with a dedicated team of volunteers. While you enjoy DVCon, feel free to connect with me and other conference volunteers if you would like to explore an active volunteer role as well. We are always looking for additional passionate individuals to join us.
DVCon is a fixture in our industry to explore the most advanced technologies to help design and verify the most complex chips. Those collaborating with me as your General Chair include several of the past DVCon chairs, particularly Yatin Trivedi and Stan Krolikoski who are full of insights and advice. I extend my gratitude for their past service and willingness to help DVCon evolve by offering their continued counsel. If you don’t recall, Yatin and Stan are the last two immediate DVCon U.S. General Chairs. They have been very involved to help make DVCon a global event where local design verticals and technologies focused in certain geographies give each DVCon their own flavor.