[FOSDEM] FOSDEM 2016 Electronic Design Automation devroom CfP

Javier Serrano Javier.Serrano at cern.ch
Thu Oct 29 10:10:24 CET 2015

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FOSDEM 2016 Electronic Design Automation Devroom Call for Participation

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 [1] 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


The FOSDEM organisers hope to be able to live-stream and record all the
talks. The recordings will be published under the same licence as all
FOSDEM content (CC-BY). Only presentations will be recorded, not
informal discussions and whatever happens during the lunch break. By
agreeing to present at FOSDEM, you automatically give permission to be
recorded. The organisers will agree to make exceptions but only for
exceptional and well-reasoned cases.

Mailing list

Feel free to subscribe to the mailing list of the EDA devroom [2] to
submit ideas, ask questions and generally discuss about the event.

Spread the word!

This is the second EDA devroom at FOSDEM. Last year's was very well
received. Let's make sure as many projects and developers as possible
are present. Thanks!


[2] https://lists.fosdem.org/listinfo/eda-devroom

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