verification future 2017Now in its 7th successful year, VF2017 Europe is a unique one day conference, exhibition and industry networking event organised by T&VS in partnership with NMI to discuss the challenges faced in hardware and software verification with a focus on safety and security. The event gives the opportunity for end users to define their current and future verification challenges and collaborate with the vendors to create solutions. It’s also an excellent opportunity to network and catch up with other verification engineers across Europe.


When:Thursday, 6 April 2017
Where:Reading, UK – Holiday Inn, Wharfedale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Reading, RG41 5TS (M4 J10)

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08:30Registration, Coffee and Networking
09:25Welcome: Mike Bartley, Test and Verification Solutions Ltd.
09:30Keynote Presentation:
SECT-AIR – A UK Initiative to Reduce Aerospace Software Cost
Rolls-Royce Control Systems, Mike Bennett
User Top Verification Challenges
10:00Challenge 1: Qualcomm, Anantha Ramanand
10:10Challenge 2: GE Aviation, Adam Skinner
10:20Challenge 3: Thales UK, Simon Thomas
10:30Automotive Safety and Security in a Verification Continuum Context
Synopsys, Jean-Marc Forey
11:00Funding Opportunities on Software & System V&V Innovate UK, Nikos Pronios
11:05Refreshments, Networking & Meet the Sponsors
11:30Verification Solutions: Testbench Automation Mentor Graphics, Adam Rose
Hardware Verification – Track 1Software Testing – Track 2
11:55Analytics-Driven Verification ARM, Bryan DickmanHow a Model Based Design Improves Your Testing Strategy ANSYS UK Ltd., Steven Blyth
12:15Efficient Verification Sequans Communications, Christopher MalkinAgile Software Testing T&VS, Michael Benjamin
12:35RISC-V Processor Variants: Challenges and Strategies for Functional Verification Codasip, Marcela ZachariasovaIntelligent Testing: Introducing Agency Into the Test Environment University of Bristol, Kerstin Eder
12:55Compiler Regression Testing as Pre-Silicon Hardware Validation Embecosm, Jeremy Bennett
13:00Lunch and Networking
13:55Exploring How the Internet of Things is Changing the Verification Challenge Cadence Design Systems, Nick Heaton
Safety – Track 3Security – Track 4
14:30Managing Functional Safety from the Top – The OEM’s Perspective Jaguar Land Rover, Edith HollandSecurity – The Enemy of Verification Thales Security, Peter Davies
14:50Knowing When Enough is Enough in the Verification of Safety Critical Systems GE Aviation, Will DavidsonIoT Systems and Security Chipless, Roger Shepherd
15:10Automated Certification – from Soup to Nuts D-RisQ Ltd., Nick TudorFinding Security Vulnerabilities by Fuzzing and Dynamic Code Analysis MathEmbedded, Richard Storer
15:30The Challenge of Verifying Highly Automated Automotive Systems Horiba Mira Ltd., Helen MonkhouseCyber Security in the Internet of Things and Complex Cyber Physical Systems University of Warwick, Hugh Boyes
15:50Refreshments, Networking & Meet the Sponsors
16:10RedisCovering Coverage: Indeed the Grass is Greener on the Other Side OneSpin Solutions, Dr. Ashish Darbari
16:30Keynote Presentation:
Safety and Security Considerations for Software and Digital Hardware Verification University of Southampton, John Colley
17:00Event Closes