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Euromicro Technical Committee

Digital systems play a remarkable role in today's life. They have important applications in virtually all fields of human activity and have a global influence on the performance of society. The quality of organizations, products, processes and services is increasingly dependent on the application of digital systems and the quality of the applied systems. Digital systems play a vital role in innovation of products, processes and services, enhance their quality, and decide their success more and more frequently. Microelectronic hardware and software have become a basic strategic material for advanced products, processes and services. Modern microelectronic technology enables implementation of a complete complex information processing system on a single chip. The shift from the multi-chip systems to systems-on-a-single-chip opens new possibilities and creates new difficulties. Progress in microelectronic technology is extremely rapid. It is outstripping the designers' abilities to make use of the created opportunities. Moreover, the share of application-specific embedded systems with low or medium production volumes continues to grow and the critical character and complexity of numerous systems embedded in military, nuclear, plant, space, avionic, automotive and medical instrumentation impose extremely high quality requirements. The complexity and quality of systems as well as their design and production cost and time tend to be more limited by the design methods and tools than by the microelectronic technology. Substantial improvement can only be achieved through development and application of new generations of design paradigms, methods and tools, more suitable in the new situation. Therefore, there is a need for well-organized collaboration between the industry and academia as well as between the researchers, developers and educators in the area of digital system engineering.

The Euromicro Technical Committee on DIGITAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING aims at providing effective and efficient support for research collaboration, discussion and exchange of research results, information exchange between industry and academia, technology transfer and educational activities in the area of digital system engineering. It also aims at stimulating the research and exchange of ideas, views, knowledge and experience in this field at the highest scientific and technical level.

The committee provides a discussion forum of the state-of-the-art research, development and applications of the (embedded) digital systems architectures and implementations as well as of their efficient design methods and electronic design automation tools. It organizes a yearly conference: The Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design: Architectures, Methods and Tools - DSD , contributes to the Journal of Embedded Hardware Design (former name: Microprocesors and Microsystems) - a Euromicro Journal,  previously contributed for several years to the Journal of Systems Architecture – a Euromicro Journal, organizes tutorials and special sessions related to digital system design at various conferences, delivers colloquia, lecture series, etc., and provides a general home for the Euromicro members, all other professionals and Ph.D. students interested in Digital System Engineering.

The Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design - DSD takes place annually in the last week of August or first week of September. Papers are fully peer-reviewed by international experts being members of or supporting the DSD Program Committee. The Proceedings of the Euromicro DSD Conference are published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Please find more precise information on the Euromicro DSD Conference in a particular year at the Euromicro DSD Conference WWW-page or Euromicro Organization Main WWW-page.

The Euromicro Technical Committee on DIGITAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING and the Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design - DSD are concerned with the specification, modelling, analysis, design, development, implementation, validation and field usage of (embedded) digital systems as well as their design automation methods and tools, and they cover topics such as:

The Euromicro Technical Committee on DIGITAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING and the Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design - DSD directly serve a large, heterogeneous, wide spread and thoroughly international world-wide community that includes researchers and practitioners from the universities, (industrial) research institutes, system design houses, EDA companies, semiconductor industry and various system and end product industries. The Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, being an important meeting place for European researchers and practitioners in digital system engineering, has a thoroughly international program committee, and significant and steadily increasing participation from other important regions, like the USA, Asia, Australia and South America.