[FOSDEM] FOSDEM 2017 Electronic Design Automation (EDA) devroom Call for Participation

Javier Serrano Javier.Serrano at cern.ch
Fri Oct 14 17:11:41 CEST 2016

Text also at http://www.ohwr.org/projects/ohr-meta/wiki/FOSDEM2017

Please forward!

This is the call for participation in the FOSDEM 2017 devroom on
Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) Electronic Design Automation (EDA)
tools, to be held on Sunday 5 February 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. We are
looking for contributions under the form of talks and tutorials 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) and HDL synthesis tools (e.g. Yosys)

- 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/FOSDEM17 before 1 December 2016.

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 "Electronic
Design Automation (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

  1 December 2016: deadline for submission of proposals
 11 December 2016: announcement of final schedule
  5 February 2017: 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 [2] of the EDA devroom to
submit ideas, ask questions and generally discuss about the event.

Spread the word!

This is the third EDA devroom at FOSDEM. The first two were very well
received. Let's make sure as many projects and developers as possible
are present. Thanks!

[1] https://archive.fosdem.org/2016/schedule/track/eda/
[2] https://lists.fosdem.org/listinfo/eda-devroom

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