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

  • Giovanni Agosta, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Aydin Aysu, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Luca Cassano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Avik Chakraborti, NTT Secure Platform Laboratories, Japan
  • Rajat Subhra Chakraborty, Indian Inst. of Tech. Kharagpur, India
  • Ray Cheung, City University of Hong Kong, HK
  • Zoya Dyka, IHP – Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik, Germany
  • Jacques Fournier, CEA Leti, France
  • Apostolos Fournaris, Industrial Systems Institute/RC Athina, Greece
  • Elif Bilge Kavun, University of Passau, Germany
  • Odysseas Koufopavlou, University of Patras, Greece
  • Ulrich Kühne, Telecom ParisTech, France
  • Francesco Leporati, University of Pavia, Italy
  • Robert Lorencz, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Vojtěch Miškovský, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Martin Novotny, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Gerardo Pelosi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Thomas Plos, NXP Semiconductors, Austria
  • Miguel Morales-Sandoval, CINVESTAV-LTI, Mexico
  • Fabrizio De Santis, SIEMENS AG, Germany
  • Georgios Selimis, AXELERA, The Netherlands
  • Nicolas Sklavos, University of Patras, Greece
  • Sergei Skorobogatov, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Takeshi Sugawara, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
  • Jo Vliegen, KU Leuven, Belgium