This morning Gabe Moretti kicked off the keynote with a brief overview of how the conference was going. According to Gabe, 250 people attended 5 tutorial sessions on Wednesday. The exhibitors' hall was full, and some exhibitors who wanted to reserve a space in the hall had to be turned away. Next year, the plan is to have a larger exhibitor floor.
Tom Fitzpatrick from Mentor provided insight into the paper submission process. 99 papers were submitted this year. 33 were accepted. 5 tutorial sessions were submitted, and since all 5 were deemed worthy, a decision was made to have more tutorial sessions.
The schedule for the conference on Thursday included presentations on:
- SystemVerilog for Design
- Stimulus generation in SystemVerilog and SystemC
- Formal verification
- Real world verification case studies
- A new track for "advances in research"
This year, the winner of the Best Paper award will receive $2000. Unlike in previous years, there will only be one prize (previously, two papers were selected – one for design and one for verification). Attendees should cast their vote for the best paper by 3pm Friday afternoon.