18th IEEE International High-Level Design Validation and Test Workshop

Hilton Santa Cruz





Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A., October 7 – 8, 2016







HLDVT’16 Program



Early Registration Deadline: September 18, 2016    Register Now


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IEEE HLDVT’16 will take place right after FMCAD’16, which will be in Mountain View, California, U.S.A., October 3 – 6; Santa Cruz is a 45-minute drive from Mountain View.

IEEE HLDVT’16 is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and TTTC, and the proceedings will be published by IEEE.



Abstracts due:                 July 17, 2016            July 24, 2016 (Extended Deadline)

Full papers due:              July 31, 2016            August 7, 2016 (Extended Deadline)

Author notification:        August 20, 2016

Final manuscripts due:   August 31, 2016


The 18th HLDVT workshop aims to bring together a community of researchers in the areas of design validation, and test of hardware, software, cyber-physical systems, biological systems, and biochips. The workshop addresses the integration of multiple functions on-chip/in-system at higher levels of design abstraction, and the techniques and methodologies for modeling, analyzing, and validating such systems. In particular, the workshop has become a unique forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the practical issues associated with validation of extremely large designs.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

·         Simulation-Based Validation

·         Formal Verification, and Hybrid Methods

·         Design Abstraction, and Behavioral Modeling

·         Error Trace Interpretation, and Debugging

·         Functional safety/safety-critical system verification

·         On-Chip, and Core-Based Testing

·         Test Generation for Defects, Design Errors, and Delay Faults

·         Hardware/Software, and Mixed-signal System Co-Validation

·         Emulation, and Prototyping

·         Post-silicon Validation, and Debug.


Paper Submission: The Program Committee invites authors to submit papers not to exceed 8 pages in the IEEE two-column conference format with 10-pt font size, describing original and unpublished work. It will be possible to purchase up to 2 additional pages at $100 per page, for a total of 10 pages per paper. Panels and special session proposals are also invited. All submissions must be made electronically in PDF format, using the paper submission web site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hldvt16.


Paper Publication and Presenter Registration: The submission of a paper or panel proposal will be considered as evidence that upon acceptance, the author(s) will present their work. For the papers to appear in the program and proceedings, at least one full workshop registration by an author required is before the submission of the camera-ready version. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the workshop.




Organizing Committee

General Chair

Prab Varma (Real Intent, U.S.A.)


Program Chair

Miroslav Velev (Aries Design Automation, U.S.A.)


Special Sessions Chair

Franco Fummi (University of Verona, Italy)


Finance Chair

Vinod Viswanath (Real Intent, U.S.A.)


Tutorials Chair

Zeljko Zilic (McGill University, Canada)


Publications Chair

Sara Vinco (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)


Publicity Chair

Robert Wille (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria) 



Program Committee

Rolf Drechsler (University of Bremen, Germany)

Franco Fummi (University of Verona, Italy)

Alexander Ivrii (IBM, Israel)

Priyank Kalla (University of Utah, U.S.A.)

Natasa Miskov-Zivanov (Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.)

Mohammad Reza Mousavi (Halmstad University, Sweden)

Nicola Nicolici (McMaster University, Canada)

Corina Pasareanu (NASA and Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.)

Hiren Patel (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Priyadarsan Patra (Intel, U.S.A.)

Sandeep Shukla (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India)

Jean-Pierre Talpin (INRIA, France)

Sara Vinco (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Robert Wille (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

Zeljko Zilic (McGill University, Canada)



Steering Committee

Bernard Courtois (CMP-TIMA, France)

Masahiro Fujita (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Prab Varma (Real Intent, U.S.A.)