IEEE International Workshop on Testing and Verification of Programmable Chips (TVPC 2021)


Programmable logic is an important achievement in the development of modern computer application technology. Compared with ASIC technology, programmable logic resources can be flexibly customized and reduced, with the advantages of high performance and low power consumption, and low cost and low risk. In the recent years, it has been widely used in high-reliability fields, consumer electronics, Internet of Things, and other intelligent field.

With the increasing complexity and large-scale increase of functions, the test sufficiency and test efficiency of programmable logic are very important, which will directly affect the safety and reliability of products. The International Workshop on Testing and Verification of Programmable Chips (TVPC) aims to provide a forum to bring together researchers, practitioners and experts to present and discuss their relevant results or experience in programmable logic chip verification, and the special emphasis will be put on the intersection of four fields.


FPGA/SOPC Testing and Validation

  • Accelerated verification and simulation
  • Modeling and Model assessment
  • IP verification
  • Debugging and Verification Visualization
  • Timing Analysis and Cross-Clock Domain Analysis
  • SOPC Software and hardware co-verification, Coverage analysis, testing methods and test case generation
  • FPGA/SOPC functional, physical, and comprehensive verification platform

FPGA/SOPC Formal Methods

  • Formal modeling and Model assessment
  • Formal coverage analysis
  • Property sanity check
  • SOPC/FPGA Formal verification
  • Equivalence analysis

FPGA/SOPC Safety and Reliability

  • Single particle effect and Total dose effect detection and prevention
  • SRAM/FLASH/Anti-fuse FPGA safety design
  • Safety fault injection and analysis
  • FPGA/SOPC Information security, side channel attack prevention
  • Safety and reliability Testing methods

New Trend in Testing

  • AI and intelligent IC verification
  • AI toward autonomous testing
  • Machine learning and its application in testing
  • Testing in emerging fields, including internet of things and automotive electronics
  • Functional safety in automotive electronics, ISO 26262


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals, and review process can be found at

The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages. Each paper should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Shorter version papers (up to four pages) are also allowed.

All papers must conform to the QRS conference proceedings format (PDF | Word DOCX | Latex) and Submission Guideline set in advance by QRS 2021 co-located workshops. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. Submissions must be in PDF format and uploaded to the conference submission site.


Program Committee Chair

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Jacob Abraham

University of Texas at Austin

Organizing Committee Chair

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Jinbo Wang

Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Zhiyi Zhang

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Program Committee

Wanlin CaoArcas-tech
Gaohui ChengChina Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation
William HungCadence Design Systems Inc
Dongfang LiBeijing Institute of Computer Technology and Applications
Jun YuanArcas Micro Electronics
Shan ZhouChinese Academy of Sciences

Previous TVPC

  • TVPC 2020 - Macau (in conjunction with QRS 2020)
  • TVPC 2019 - Sofia (in conjunction with QRS 2019)