DSD 2009 Call For Papers

DSD'2009 Call For Papers
12th Euromicro Conference On Digital System Design
Architectures, Methods and Tools
Patras, Greece, 27-29 August, 2009



  • Submission of papers: March 16th, 2009. - Extended to: March 27th, 2009.
  • Notification of acceptance: April 27th, 2009
  • Camera ready papers: May 26th, 2009


The Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD) addresses all aspects of digital system design from embedded and mixed hardware/software system engineering, down to microarchitectures, digital circuits and VLSI techniques. It focuses on advanced circuit and system design and design automation concepts, paradigms, methods and tools, as well as on modern implementation technologies from full custom in nanometer technology nodes to FPGA and to multicore infrastructures. Compiler assisted ASIP, CMP, SMP, SMT, DSP-VLIW, GPU and platform based system design research results are welcome. Design and Verification Languages and Standards, Modeling, High Level Synthesis, Productive Design Technology and Engineering Flows, Efficiency, Density, Signal Integrity, Testability, Timing Analysis and Timing Closure, Power Consumption, Computational Power Speed and Performance, Manufacturability, Cost, Reliability, Error Resilience, Complexity, or Process Variability issues are covered in DSD.

Euromicro was founded in 1973 by Rodnay Zaks and other colleagues shortly after the announcement of the Intel 4004 landmark processor. The DSD Proceedings are available worldwide through Conference Publishing Services (CPS).


T1: (SS) - System synthesis: high-level, behavioral, register-transfer, logic and physical circuit synthesis; arithmetic, signal processing and vector processing units; graphics processing units and hardware accelerators; memory design; communication architecture and protocols; specific circuits and processors; multi-objective optimization observing power, performance, communication traffic, interconnect architecture, layout, technology, reliability, robustness, security, testability and other issues; management of parallel computational resources, memory allocation and hierarchy; hardware/software co-design; mapping of applications and architectures; algorithm architecture matching; transaction level modeling and higher-level modeling; virtual system prototyping; design space exploration; synthesis of asynchronous and dataflow driven systems.

T2: (MPSoC) - Systems-on-a-chip and Multiprocessor SoCs: generic system platforms and platform-based design; CMP, SMP, SMT, DSP and VLIW (multi)processor architecture and enhancements; networks on chip; power, energy, timing, predictability and other quality issues; IP design, standardization and reuse; virtual components; compiler assisted ASIP and MPSoC generation and configuration; hardware support for embedded kernels; embedded software features; SoC design environments for embedded systems, sequential and parallel applications; static, run-time and dynamic optimizations of embedded systems; performance metrics.

T3: (RC) - Programmable/re-configurable architectures: processor, communication, memory and software architectures with focus on application specific and/or embedded computing; systems on re-configurable chip; system FPGAs and structured ASICs and co-processors; processing arrays; programmable fabrics; novel logic block architectures, combination of FPGA fabric and system blocks (DSP, processors, memories, etc.); compiled accelerators, reconfigurable computing, adaptive computing devices, systems and software; optimization of FPGA-based cores; novel design algorithms for FPGA features; embedded software; CAD for placement, routing, retiming, logic optimization, technology mapping, system-level partitioning, logic generators, testing and verification; CAD for modeling, analysis and optimization of timing and power; high-level models and tools for FPGAs; rapid prototyping.

T4: (SMVT) - System, hardware and embedded-software specification, modeling, verification and test: design and verification languages; functional, structural and parametric specification and modeling; simulation, emulation, prototyping, and testing at the system, register-transfer, logic and physical levels; co-simulation and co-verification.

T5: (APP) - Applications of (embedded) digital systems with emphasis on demanding and new applications in fields such as: (wireless) communication and networking; measurement and control; health-care and medicine; military, space, avionics and automotive systems; surveillance and security; networked and electronic media; multimedia design; real time signal processing hardware; digital video technology; consumer electronics; ambient intelligence; wireless sensor networks; ubiquitous, wearable and implanted systems.

T6: (ET) - Emerging technologies, system paradigms and design methodologies: deep sub-micron VLSI design issues; digital design in 3D layouts; optical, bio, nano and quantum technologies and computing; self-organizing and self-adapting systems.


Special sessions already accepted, and now accepting paper submissions:

  • SS1: (LSA) - Logic Synthesis Hot Anew.
  • SS2: (SLE) - System-Level Energy Optimization of HW/SW Embedded Systems.
  • SS3: (FTD) - Fault Tolerance in Digital System Design.
  • SS4: (WSN) - Wireless Sensor Networks.
  • SS5: (FDR) - Flexible Digital Radio.
  • SS6: (DTD) - Dependability and Testing of Digital Systems.

More information on special sessions: http://www.iuma.ulpgc.es/dsd09/specialsessions.htm


Regular Papers:

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts for review electronically trough the following web page (http://www.conftool.net/dsd2009/) or by sending the paper to the Program Chair via email (antonio.nunez@iuma.ulpgc.es, only if an unexpected web access problem is encountered) before the deadline for submission.

Each manuscript should include the complete paper text, all illustrations, and references. The manuscript should conform to the required IEEE format: single-spaced, double column, A4/US letter page size, 10-point size Times Roman font, up to 8 pages. In order to conduct a blind review, no indication of the authors' names should appear in the submitted manuscript, references included.

Case Studies and Application Papers:

Submissions can be made which report on state-of-the-art digital systems, digital designs, architectures, design methods and/or tools, and (embedded) applications. Papers discussing lessons learned from practical experience, demanding or new applications, and experimental research are particularly encouraged. Manuscripts may be submitted in the same way as regular papers.



Lech Józwiak, Eindhoven U. of Tech. (NL) (Chairman)
Krzysztof Kuchcinski, Lund U. (SE)
Antonio Nunez, IUMA/U. of Las Palmas GC (ES)


Odysseas Koufopavlou, U. Patras (GR)


Program Chairman: Antonio Nunez, IUMA/U. of Las Palmas GC (ES)
Deputy Program Chairman: Pedro P. Carballo, IUMA/U. of Las Palmas GC (ES)


Chair: Paris Kitsos, HOU Hellenic Open University (GR)
Co-chair: Henry Basson, U. of Littoral (FR)
Co-chair: Nicolas Sklavos, TEI Patras (GR)


A. Akkas, St. Cloud State Univ. (US)
L. Benini, Univ. of Bologna (IT)
M. Biglari-Abhari, U. of Auckland (NZ)
P.P. Carballo, Univ. of Las Palmas GC (ES)
S.J. Chen, National Taiwan Univ. (TW)
C. Cornelius, Rostock U. (DE)
M. Danek, UTIA (CZ)
G. Danese, U. Of Pavia (IT)
J.L. Dekeyser, U. of Lille (FR)
R. Drechsler, U. of Bremen (DE)
N. Dutt, U. of California, Irvine (US)
P. Eles, Linköping U. (SE)
L. Fanucci, U. of Pisa (IT)
M. Figueroa, U. of Concepcion (CL)
L. Józwiak, Eindhoven U. of Tech. (NL)
K. Judmann, Tech. U. of Vienna (AT)
B. Juurlink, TU Delft (NL)
K. Kent, U. Brunswick (CAN)
P. Kitsos, HOU Patras (GR)
Z. Kotasek, Brno U. of Tech. (CZ)
O. Koufopavlou, U. of Patras (GR)
H. Kubátová, CTU in Prague (CZ)
K. Kuchcinski, Lund U. (SE)
S. Kumar, Jönköping U. (SE)
M. Kuwahara, Toshiba Corp. (JP)
F. Leporati, U. of Pavia (IT)
T. Luba, Warsaw U. of Tech. (PL)
H. Maehle, U. of Luebeck (DE)
E. Martins, U. of Aveiro (PT)
J.S. Matos, U. of Porto (PT)
V. Muthukumar, UNLV (US)
N. Nedjah, State U. of Rio de Janeiro (BR)
S. Niar, U. of Valenciennes (FR)
S. Nooshabadi, Gwangju Inst. of Sc&Tech (KR)
A. Nunez, U. of Las Palmas GC (ES)
A. Orailoglu, UC, San Diego (US)
A. Pawlak, ITE & SUT (PL)
M. Perkowski, Portland St. U. (US)
A. Postula, U. of Queensland (AU)
J. Rabaey, U. of California, Berkeley (US)
B. Rouzeyre, U. of Montpellier II (FR)
S. Ruelke, IIS-FhG Dresden (DE)
T. Sasao, Kyushu Inst. of Tech. (JP)
A. Shrivastava, U. of Arizona (US)
J. Tiberghien, VUB Free U. of Brussels (BE)
D. Timmerman, Rostock U. (DE)
R. Ubar, Tallinn Tech. U. (EE)
M. Valero, Pol. U. of Catalunya (ES)
M. Velev, Aries Design Automation (US)
H.T. Vierhaus, Brandenburg U. of Tech. (DE)
S. Vitabile, U. of Palermo (IT)
C. Wolinski, IRISA, Rennes (FR)
A. Zemva, U. of Ljubljana (SI)


June 5th, 2009
The Conference Program and Keynotes information are available in the website.
May 26th, 2009
The deadline for author registration and submission of the camera ready paper is extended to June 5th, 2009.
May 8th, 2009
Registration to DSD2009 is now open.
March 30th, 2009
DSD2009 submission process is now closed.
For any issues, queries or problems concerning submission updates or uploadings please contact the PC Chair directly.

March 16th, 2009
The deadline for paper submission is extended to March 27th, 2009.