Thursday, 29 October 2015

[Call for Participation] FOSDEM 2016 Electronic Design Automation Devroom

 Call for Participation 
FOSDEM 2016 Electronic Design Automation Devroom 

This is the call for participation in the FOSDEM 2016 devroom on Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools, to be held on Saturday 30 January 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. We are looking for contributions under the form of talks covering the following main topics:
  • Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design tools (e.g. KiCad and gEDA)
  • Analogue and digital simulators (e.g. ngspice, Qucs, Gnucap, Xyce, GHDL, Icarus and Verilator)
  • Any other EDA tools such as high-level tools for digital hardware design (e.g. Migen)
  • Inter-project opportunities for collaboration
We hope to provide an opportunity for attendees to bring themselves up to date on the latest FOSS EDA developments, share knowledge and identify opportunities to collaborate on development tasks. Have a look at last year's event for a taste of what the EDA devroom is about.
The submission process
Please submit your proposals at https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM16 
before 4 December 2015.

If you already have a Pentabarf account (for example as a result of having submitted a proposal in the past), make sure you use it to log in and submit your proposal. Do not create a new account if you already have one. Please provide a bit of information about yourself under Person -> Description -> Abstract. When you submit your proposal (creating an "Event" in Pentabarf), make sure you choose the "EDA devroom" in the track drop-down menu. Otherwise your proposal might go unnoticed. Fill in at least a title and abstract for the proposed talk and a suggested duration. Bear in mind that a lot of the value in these meetings comes from the discussions, so please be reasonable regarding the duration of the talk.
Important dates
  • 4 December 2015: deadline for submission of proposals
  • 18 December 2015: announcement of final schedule
  • 30 January 2016: devroom day

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