CHDL has been held every other year since 1973, rotating between locations in Europe, North America and Asia. The conference originated under IEEE/ACM sponsorship and since 1981 has been organized by IFIP Working Group 10.2 (now WG 10.5).
The topic has had a significant history with over 100 HDLs published in the 1970s. Since the mid-1980s, HDLs have become commonplace in system design and VLSI. This can be attributed to many factors including:
Presently, we are in a consolidation phase, in which languages and standards are increasingly being used, at the same time as the scope is being broadened to additional application areas (such as analog, microwave or system-level design).
CHDL'97 will present the latest developments in the area in the form of tutorials, invited talks, panel sessions and reviewed papers. In 1997, CHDL will be celebrating its Silver Jubilee, and this will be a very special occasion to learn from the past and look forward to what we might expect from the future.
CHDL'97 will be held in conjunction with other workshops on closely related areas:
An exhibition will be held in parallel to these events.