DSD Special Session


The Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD) addresses all aspects of (embedded, pervasive and high-performance) digital and mixed HW/SW system engineering, covering the whole design trajectory from system specification down to micro-architectures, digital circuits and VLSI implementations.

This Special Session (SS) aims at discussing recent advances in development of embedded and cyber-physical systems for health care, wellness monitoring and personal assistance for any kind of persons, either suffering from a disease or not. The recent progress in (intelligent) miniaturized sensors and actuators, powerful embedded processors, wireless communications and energy efficient design made feasible and economically justified new systems that are able to not only acquire bio-medical signals, but also to perform complex processing and classifications and related decision making, often allowing a remote monitoring or interaction with medical personnel. This enables new or better systems not only in the traditional fields like medicine and surgery, but also in those related to ageing population or to personal well-being.

This SS focuses both on the design and implementation methodologies and technologies, as well as, the advanced applications and holistic development of systems from the concept to its actual realisation and validation. Consequently, contributions from both industry and academia are welcome. Considerations of multi -disciplinary aspects implicitly included in the design of such systems are of special interest.


The topics of this special session include but are not limited to:

  • cyber-physical systems for healthcare, well-being and personal (elderly, disability …) assistance
  • body-area networks, wearables, implantable and pill-size devices
  • HWPA applications and internet-of things
  • sports and medicine devices
  • rehabilitation equipment
  • system ergonomy and human-machine interfaces
  • RT biomedical signal and image processing
  • biomedical instrumentation
  • lab-on-chip
  • neuromorphic chips
  • design, implementation and validation technologies, methods and tools for HWPA systems

Special Session Chairs

Important Dates

Submission Guidelines

Technical Program Committee

  • Francesco Leporati, University of Pavia
  • Fadi Al-Turjman, Near East University
  • Daniel Eneriz, University of Zaragoza
  • Himar Fabelo, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University
  • Mar Martinez Solorzano, University of Cantabria
  • Radovan Stojanovic, University of Montenegro
  • Julien Le-Kernec, University of Glasgow, James Watt South Building, School of Engineering, G128QQ Chengdu
  • Petr Dobias, ESIEE-IT/ETIS, UMR 8051, CY Cergy Paris University, ENSEA, CNRS
  • Olivier Romain, Cergy Paris Université
  • Andrej Škraba, University of Maribor
  • Arnaldo Oliveira, Universidade de Aveiro – DETI / Instituto de Telecomunicações
  • Mireia Perera Gonzalez, Northeastern University
  • Emanuele Torti, University of Pavia
  • Faycal Bensaali, Qata University
  • Mehdi Modarressi, University of Tehran
  • Vincenzo Conti, Università degli Studi di Enna Kore
  • Steven Fernandes, Creighton University
  • Goran Devedzic, University of Kragujevac
  • Gustavo Marrero Callico, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • María Castro-Fernández, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • José Machado Da Silva, University of Porto
  • Saso Koceski, Faculty of Computer Science, University Goce Delcev – Stip
  • Elisa Marenzi, University of Pavia
  • Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove
  • Samuel Ortega, Norwegian Institute of Food Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, Nofima
  • Mouna Baklouti