Main Track

18th Euromicro Conference on Digital Systems Design (DSD 2015)

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
August 26-28, 2015

The Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD) addresses all aspects of (embedded, pervasive and high-performance) digital and mixed hardware/software system engineering, down to microarchitectures, digital circuits and VLSI implementations. It is a discussion forum for researchers and engineers from academia and industry working on state-of-the-art investigations, development and applications.

It focuses on today’s and future challenges of advanced system architectures for embedded and high-performance hw/sw systems, application analysis and parallelization, design automation for all design levels, as well as, on modern implementation technologies from full custom in nanometer technology nodes, through FPGAs, to multi-core infrastructures. It covers a multitude of highly relevant design aspects from system, hardware and embedded software specification, modeling, analysis, synthesis and validation, through system adaptability, security, dependability and fault tolerance, to system energy consumption minimization and multi-objective optimization.


  • Deadline for paper submission: April 12th, 2015 (EXTENDED)
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15th, 2015
  • Camera ready papers: June 29th, 2015
  • Conference: August 26-28, 2015

Authors are kindly invited to submit their work according (but not limited) to the seven main topics of the conference main track. All papers are reviewed following guidelines, quality requirements and thresholds that are common to all committees.

More information regarding submissions can be found here.


  • T1: Advanced applications of (embedded) digital systems
  • T2: Application analysis and parallelization for embedded and high-performance design
  • T3: System, hardware and embedded-software specification, modeling, verification and test
  • T4: System, hardware and embedded software design and automatic synthesis
  • T5: Systems-on-a-chip and networks-on-a-chip
  • T6: Programmable/re-configurable/adaptable architectures
  • T7: Important issues introduced by emerging technologies


T1: Advanced applications of (embedded) digital systems

Challenging and highly-demanding modern applications in (wireless) communication and networking; networked electronic media, multimedia and ambient intelligence; image and video processing; mobile systems; health-care and medicine; ubiquitous, wearable and implanted systems; military, space, avionics, measurement, control and automotive applications; wireless sensor network applications; surveillance and security; environmental, agriculture, urban, building, transportation, traffic, energy, hazards and disasters monitoring and control.

T2: Application analysis and parallelization for embedded and high-performance hardware and software design

Application profiling, characterization and bottleneck detection; application re-structuring to reveal parallelism; application parallelization, information flow analysis, scheduling and mapping for application-specific processor and MPSoC memory and communication architecture synthesis; hw/sw codesign and algorithm/architecture matching; combined hardware/software design space exploration and hw/sw system multi-objective optimization; parallelization, scheduling and mapping of applications for (heterogeneous) processor and MPSoC architectures; re-targetable (application-specific) compilation; architectural support for compilers/programming models; performance, energy consumption and other parametric analysis for HW/SF systems; analytical modeling and simulation tools; benchmark applications, workload and benchmarking for heterogeneous hw/sw systems; virtual and FPGA-based system prototyping.

T3: System, hardware and embedded-software specification, modeling, verification and test

Modeling, simulation, design and verification languages; functional, structural and parametric specification and modeling; model-based design and verification; system, hardware, and embedded software analysis, simulation, emulation, prototyping, formal verification, design-for-test and testing at all design levels; dependability, safety, security and fault-tolerance issues.

T4: System, hardware and embedded software design and automatic synthesis

Quality-driven design; model-, platform- and template-based design; design-space exploration; multi-objective optimization; system, processor, memory and communication architecture design; application scheduling and mapping to platforms; application-specific circuits and processors; arithmetic, signal, vector and graphics processing units; hardware accelerators; transaction level modeling and higher-level modeling; synthesis of asynchronous and dataflow systems; methods and CAD tools for analysis and synthesis of systems, architectures, embedded and high-performance software, and hardware at high-, logic- and physical level; methods and CAD tools for modeling, analysis and optimization of performance, energy consumption, reliability, robustness, safety, security, and testability.

T5: Systems-on-a-chip and networks-on-a-chip

(Heterogeneous) multiprocessor systems on-a-chip (MPSoC), hardware multiprocessors and complex accelerators; generic system platforms and platform-based design; processor, memory and communication architectures; 3D MPSoCs and 3D NoCs; ASIP, GPU and cell-based platforms; software design and programming models for multicore platforms; IP design, standardization and reuse; parallelism exploitation and scalability techniques; virtual components; system of systems; compiler assisted MPSoCs; hardware support for embedded kernels; embedded software features; static, run-time and dynamic optimizations of embedded MPSoCs; benchmarks and benchmarking for MPSoCs; NoC architectures, quality of service in NoCs; power dissipation and energy issues in SoCs and NoCs.

T6: Programmable/re-configurable/adaptable architectures

Design methodologies and tools for reconfigurable computing; run-time, partial and dynamic reconfiguration; fine-grained, mixed-grained and coarsegrained reconfigurable architectures; reconfigurable interconnections and NoCs; FPGAs; systems on re-configurable chip; system FPGAs, structured ASICs; co-processors; processing arrays; programmable fabrics; adaptive computing devices, systems and software; adaptable ASIPs and ASIPbased MPSoCs; hardware accelerators; optimization of FPGA-based cores; shared resource management; novel models, design algorithms and tools for FPGAs and FPGA-based systems; rapid prototyping systems and platforms; adaptable wireless and mobile systems.

T7: Emerging technologies

Important issues for the system, circuit and embedded software design introduced by e.g. the nanometer CMOS and beyond CMOS technologies, 3D integration, optical and other new memory and communication technologies; new human-machine interfaces, neural- and bio-computation, (bio)sensor and sensor network technologies, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, “internet of things”; related design methods and EDA tools.