DSD 2009 Main Topics


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.


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.