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Archive for April, 2009

ESWeek 2009: submission deadlines very soon

Posted: Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 @ 6:35 pm in Uncategorized | No Comments »

One of the events that I have attended a couple of times in the past is ESWeek, an amalgamation of three separate subconferences: CODES+ISSS (itself an amalgamation of two conferences), CASES, and EMSOFT. As a result it offers a greater critical mass of attendees that the three conferences on their own, and in these current [...]

Final upDATE 2009: Friday ESL Synthesis workshop, 24 avril

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2009 @ 12:36 pm in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Today was DATE workshop day, and they ran 8 simultaneous workshops.  I attended and participated in the one on The Future of ESL Synthesis.  Here there was an interesting dichotomy on the definition of ESL Synthesis.  I, and others in industry, tended to take the position that ESL synthesis today is today’s high-level synthesis:  driven [...]

upDATE 2009 Day 3: jeudi le 23ieme avril

Posted: Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 @ 5:52 pm in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Today at DATE (some pictures of the keynote on the web page) – the last day of the conference and exhibition (tomorrow is Workshop day), was Multicore Applications Day.   I attended three of the sessions – speaking in one, on a panel in another, observing in a third, and also attended the lunchtime keynote.   This [...]

upDATE 2009: Nice, le mercredi, 22 avril

Posted: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 @ 5:44 pm in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The weather in Nice has turned sunny and now is the time for “le beau risque” – ditch the parapluie in the hotel room and hope it stays dry.  The meteo looks good for now…. DATE 2009 day 2 was a pretty sunny day inside the Acropolis.  And outside too.  The DATE party took place [...]

upDATE 2009: Nice, Tuesday, 21 April

Posted: Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 @ 6:28 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

It’s a good thing I looked at the long-range Meteo for Nice last week – it forecast lots of rain.  Although I have missed most of it, I actually managed to use the umbrella I brought with me this morning when walking up from the hotel to the Acropolis conference centre where DATE is taking [...]

Will report from DATE next week

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2009 @ 11:40 am in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The long range forecast for Nice showed wet, wet, wet so I better pack an umbrella, but I’ll be attending Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) 2009 in Nice next week. The programme looks, as always, interesting, with lots of system-level and multiprocessor related talks and events. I’ll try to write up some notes [...]