The technical University of Darmstadt in Germany will host the 2006 Forum on specification and Design Languages (FDL) September 19-22. The European Electronic Chips and Systems Design Initiative (ECSI) is the originator and major sponsor of this yearly event. FDL is the premier European forum to present research results,
to exchange experiences, and to learn about new trends in the application
of specification and design languages as well as of associated design
and modeling methods and tools for integrated circuits, embedded
systems, and heterogeneous systems.
Modeling and specification concepts push the development of new
methodologies for design and verification to system level, they thus
provide the means for a model-driven design of complex information
processing systems in a variety of application domains.
The aim of FDL is to cover several related thematic areas and to give an
opportunity to gain up-to-date knowledge in this fast evolving area. This year's program will cover the following areas: Formalisms for Property-Driven Design, C/C++ Based System Design, Analog, Mixed-Signal, and Heterogeneous System Design, and UML-Based System Specification and Design.
Other sponsors of FDL'06 are: Accellera, Cadence, GI, GMM, IEE, IFIP 10.5, ITG, Mentor Graphics, Microswiss Network, and Synopsys. A registration form and more information can be found at the ECSI website.
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