Call for Papers

The Design & Verification Conference & Exhibition is the premier conference on the application of languages, tools, methodologies and standards for the design and verification of electronic systems and integrated circuits. The focus of this highly technical conference is on the practical aspects of these technologies and their use in leading-edge projects to encourage attendees to adopt similar techniques to improve their own design and verification flows.

In addition to the specific topic areas suggested below, submissions may incorporate:

  • Usage of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools such as Simulation, Emulation, Formal verification, Virtual prototyping and/or FPGA prototyping
  • FPGA-based designs
  • Usage of specialized design and verification languages such as System Verilog, SystemC assertions in SVA or PSL
  • General purpose and scripting languages such as C, C++, Perl, Python, Tcl usage
  • Accellera Portable Stimulus Standard applications
  • Applications of design patterns or other innovative language techniques
  • AMS languages user case scenario
  • Internet of Things applications

This call for abstracts solicits for papers and corresponding presentations that are highly technical and reflect real-life experiences and emerging trends in various domains. Submissions are encouraged in (but not restricted to) the following areas:


  • Advanced methodologies and testbenches
  • Verification processes, Regressions and Resource management
  • Debug and analysis of complex designs
  • Multi-language design and verification
  • Hardware/Software co-design and co-verification of embedded systems
  • Bridging verification and validation across multiple engines
  • SoC and IP integration methods and tools
  • Applications of the Accellera Portable Stimulus Standard
  • Configuration management of IP and abstraction levels
  • Interoperability of models and/or tools
  • Bridging virtual prototyping, simulation, emulation and/or FPGA prototyping
  • Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics
  • Cloud infrastructure
  • Methods and flows for functional safety standard compliance (e.g., ISO 26262, DO-254)
  • Safety and security in design, verification and validation
  • Requirements-Driven Verification Methodologies
  • IP protection and security
  • New methods and tools supporting functional safety and security
  • AMS modeling for concept and system-level design
  • Application of mixed-signal extensions in verification (e.g., UVM-MS)
  • Real-number modeling approaches
  • Self-checking testbenches in analog verification
  • Low-power design and verification (e.g., UPF)
  • Clock Domain Crossing design and verification
  • Formal Verification techniques and methodology
  • Applications of Static and Formal techniques
  • High-level synthesis from ESL languages
  • Usage of higher level of abstraction, SystemC modelling etc.
  • Virtual Prototyping and Digital Twins
  • Transaction-level modelling (e.g., System-C TLM)
  • Hardware-assisted prototyping
  • Software for verification
  • Software development and verification


Note: New Submission Guidelines for DVCon India 2021.
Template available in Resources.

An initial submission is required before the full paper. The submission should be between a minimum of 600 words and a maximum of 1200 words (approximately 2 pages, not including diagrams, figures or tables).

In general, please provide enough details so that the Technical Program Committee can evaluate the potential quality and interest of your proposed presentation at DVCon India.

The initial submission should include:

  • Title: The paper title.
  • Contact information: Name, affiliation, phone number and email address for all authors.
  • Short Abstract: Outline that clearly states the context and motivation of your contribution, approx. 100 words.
  • Related Work: Identify other work on which this submission will be built, and the novelty of the paper.
  • Application: Clearly describe the technical contribution, reflect real life experiences, and its industrial application.
  • (Preliminary) results: Summarize the results. State how these differ from previous work or state-of-the-art on the same subject.
  • Conclusions: Summarize major conclusions and findings presented in the paper.

Accepted authors will be invited and agree to do the following:

  • Submit the final version of the paper (max. 8 pages) after incorporating feedback from the TPC
  • One Author must Register for the conference
  • Submit a copyright form
  • All accepted authors agree to present an oral or poster presentation at the conference (14th – 16th Dec 2021).

Please note: Consistent with the requirements for other DVCon India presentations, your presentation may contain your company logo only on the title slide, and should use the provided templates.

Please do your initial submission via the EasyChair – Submit Here by August 7, 2021. Now the deadline is extended to August 31, 2021.


October 29, 2021: Accept/reject notification sent to all authors
November 30, 2021: Final Presentation & Video Recording Due
December 14 – 16, 2021: Conference


December 14, 2021 — Tutorials and Panels
December 15, 2021 — Tutorials, Technical papers and Poster Session
December 16, 2021 — Panels, Technical paper sessions, poster session

DVCon India honours the Best Paper/Presentation and Best Poster submissions. The awards will be selected by the attendees at DVCon India based on the quality of both the paper and the presentation.

More information on DVCon India can be found on

Technical Program Chair
Karthikeyan Subramanian

Technical Program Vice Chair
Girish Marudwar