EDERC 2014: European Embedded Design in Education and Research Conference (Past)

  • Sep 11, 2014 6:30 AM to Sep 12, 2014 3:00 PM
  • Cosmo Hotel Palace, Via Francesco de Sanctis, 5, 20092 Cinisello Balsamo Milano, Italy

EDERC2014 - Embedded Design in Education and Research Conference

The 6th EDERC Conference (European Embedded Design in Education & Research) will be held in Milan, Italy on the 11th and 12th September, 2014. Over the past 10 years, successful EDERCs have taken place in Birmingham, UK; Munich, Germany; Tel-Aviv, Israel; Nice, France; and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

As a two day event, the conference provides extra time for tutorials and special sessions. The technical scope has also widened to allow papers using any of TI's embedded processors (C6000, C5000, C2000, MSP430, OMAP, ARM9, Cortex A8, ARM Cortex M4). EDERC2014 will  include a new analog signal processing systems track that will incorporate smart sensing solutions, including ultra-low power front end signal processing to detect “events” from vibrational, acoustic, magnetic, current, image or other analog sensors.  Combining analog pre-processing with digital signal processing for optimum solutions is of particular interest.

The event aims to gather educators and researchers from around the world to share their experiences in the use of embedded processing and analog technologies for embedded systems. The conference will comprise oral & poster presentations as well as a small number of demos.


Please check the 'Program' section for details on Keynote speakers.

EDERC2012, Pictures and Keynote presentations:

Fernando Mujica DSP turning 30
Marc Moonen DSP Challenges in Digital Hearing Aids
EDERC 2012 Conference Photos


General Chairs:
John Soraghan, University of Strathclyde (UK)
Djordje Marinkovic, Texas Instruments (Europe)

Technical Chairs:
Gaetano Di Caterina, University of Strathclyde (UK)

Workshops and Show&Tell Demos:
Nuria Llin, Texas Instruments (Europe)
Keith Thompson, University of Strathclyde (UK)

Nuria Llin, Texas Instruments (Europe)
Carmine Clemente, University of Strathclyde (UK)

Daniel Wicks
Texas Instruments
Deutschland GmbH
Haggertystr. 1
85356- Freising – Germany 
Tel: +49-(0) 8161804979

Technical panel experts committee (TPC)
available here.

Important Dates
March 24th Proposals for special sessions
May 12th Proposals for tutorials/hands-on
June 16th Electronic submission of papers
July 14th Notification of acceptance
August 4th Submission of camera ready paper
August 11th Early author registration deadline
Sept 11th-12th EDERC2014 Milan


Important information for authors: an electronic IEEE copyright form for accepted paper can be submitted through the EDAS system, by following the "+" link beside the "Copyright form" entry of the paper (directly at EDAS).

Accepted papers at EDERC will describe in detail critical implementation issues, the latest applications of Texas Instruments embedded processors and analog signal processing systems for a wide range of existing applications. The maximum paper length including figures and references is five (5) pages. Submitted papers must conform to the style instructions specified in the Call for Papers Templates provided.

Submitted papers are reviewed by anonymous reviewers and will be selected by the conference committee for their demonstrated knowledge of particular topics. The review process is carried out online in EDAS, with the outcome and any feedback available to the authors. Accepted papers will be published in the EDERC 2014 CD-ROM proceedings and will be available via IEEE Xplore.

Submit your Paper until 16th June

View Call for Papers Instructions here - Call for Papers poster 

Download the Call for Papers Templates
Poster Dimension details: Poster and Presentation Guidelines (120x120 cm, a maximum of A0 size in either portrait or landscape)


Until 11th August 2014, the registration cost of 199 Euro will cover the registration fee, the EDERC2014 banquet and access to a tutorial session based on TI tools (limited spaces). Furthermore, a second person from the same institution can register per 99 Euro (50% discount). The registration cost from 12th August 2014 will be 249 Euro for everyone:

  • Early bird: 199Eur (until 11th August 2014). A second person from the same institution may register for 99 Euro (50% discount)
  • Late registration: 249Eur (from 12th August 2014)

Please register here: www.ti.com/ederc-registration 

Please note:

(a) ALL delegates are responsible for their own hotel and travel booking. For additional details on recommended hotels and how to book a room to stay in at the Cosmohotel hotel with the EDERC Conference rate, please visit the Venue & Travel Section.

(b) Texas Instruments are unfortunately unable to provide VISA letters.


Cosmo Hotel Palace

Please note: All delegates are responsible for their own hotel and travel booking.

Cosmohotel Palace offers single and double rooms at a special EDERC Conference rate. In order to benefit from this offer, please go to the website: www.cosmohotelpalace.it and enter the conference code TEXAS as you can see in the picture below:

Prices with the special EDERC Conference rate are as follows:

-The nights of 9-10-11 Sept.: 114 euro per night per single room (VAT included). Double room is 134 euro per room per day (VAT included).

-The nights of 12-13 Sept. at 80 euro per night per single room (VAT included).

Please notice that participants will be responsible to book their own accommodation directly with CosmoHotel Palace. Participants have to pay for their own rooms at the moment of the reservation with their credit card directly at the website www.cosmohotelpalace.it .The rooms reservation is not refundable. For additional information concerning reservation of accommodation, please contact directly CosmoHotel Palace.

Cosmo Hotel Palace is located on the outskirts of Milan. The proximity to the main roads (Highway A4 Milan - Venice, East and North Freeway) makes the Cosmo Hotel Palace easily accessible and well connected to the city center of Milan, railway stations (Sesto FS), airport of Linate, Malpensa and Orio al Serio.

Milan – Attractions:
Milan is one of the most ancient cities in Europe with more than 26 centuries of history and heritage! Milan is famous for its wealth of historical and modern sights - The Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world, La Scala, one of the best established opera houses in the globe, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, an ancient and glamorous arcaded shopping gallery, the Brera art gallery, with some of the finest artistic works in Europe, the Pirelli tower, a majestic example of 1960s modernist Italian architecture, the San Siro, a huge and famed stadium, or the Castello Sforzesco, a grand medieval castle and the UNESCO's World Heritage Site Santa Maria alle Grazie Basilica, containing one of the world's most famous paintings: Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.

In addition to the Cosmo Hotel Palace, accommodation is available at the following hotels in the area:

Hotel Name Address Price Range Website
Hotel York ** Viale Marche 19,
20092 Cinisello Balsamo
Low http://www.hotelyorkcinisello.it/
Hotel Bristol ** Via Fratelli Bandiera 100,
20099 Sesto San Giovanni
Low http://www.hotelbristolsestomilano.com/
Hotel Lincoln *** Via Lincoln 65,
20092 Cinisello Balsamo
Medium http://www.hotellincoln.it/ 
Hotel Villa Ghirlanda *** Via Libertà 1,
20092 Cinisello Balsamo
Medium http://www.hotelvillaghirlanda.it/
Holiday Inn
Milan Nord Zara ****
Via Cornaggia 44,
20092 Cinisello Balsamo
Medium http://www.hizara.it/
Abacus Hotel **** Via Monte Grappa, 39,
20099 Sesto San Giovanni
High http://www.abacushotel.it/

Please be aware that this section is constantly being updated.

Program overview can be found in the table below. For a detailed program overview, please download the pdf file here

- Industrial key-note:

Dr. Ahmad Bahai - CTO of Analog Business at Texas Instruments

Dr. Ahmad Bahai is the Chief Technologist for Texas Instruments and Director of  Kilby Research Labs. He was previously CTO of National Semiconductor and director of research labs at National Semiconductor. He also is a consulting professor at Stanford University and IEEE Fellow.

Previously, he was the technical manager of the communication and mixed-signal processing research group at Bell Laboratories until 1997 and Professor-In-Residence at University of California, Berkeley. He later co-founded Algorex, an IC and system design company for communication and acoustic applications, which was acquired by National.

Ahmad co-invented the multi-carrier spread spectrum theory, which is being used in many modern communication systems, such as 4G and power line communication. He authored the first textbook on orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) in 1999 and served as the associate editor of IEEE journals for five years. He also served in ISSCC technical steering committee until 2011.

Ahmad has served as technology advisor for many major energy initiatives in Europe and China, industrial advisory board of University of California, and visiting professor at Cheng Du University in China. He has more than 80 IEEE/IEE publications and 35 patents on systems and circuits. He received his Master of Science degree from Imperial College, University of London and Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley, all in electrical engineering.

Academic key-note:
“Embedding Communication Systems in Power Lines”
Prof. Andrea M. Tonello, University of Udine and WiTiKee s.r.l., Italy

Talk summary
Power lines offer a medium where to embed smart systems for data communications. This talk covers recent advances in Power Line Communication (PLC) which is a technology that exploits the power distribution network for information delivery. Applications of PLC are ubiquitous: from home/industrial/vehicular networking and automation to communications for the smart grid. However, the power line channel is a hostile medium that poses several challenges. Its characterization and modeling is a fundamental step to allow the development of reliable communication systems. In this talk, methodologies and enlightening results about the channel characterization will be described. Such results have allowed the development of novel statistical channel modeling and hardware emulation tools. Similarities and differences with the wireless channel behavior will also be discussed. To cope with such a channel, advanced physical layer and signal processing techniques have to be realized. In this respect, novel filter bank modulation solutions (which in the form of OFDM have been adopted by both narrow band and broad band PLC standards) combined with coding and smart resource allocation algorithms can grant robust performance and coexistence with other technologies. In particular, some key aspects of filtered multitone modulation based architectures will be described to show that such architectures are suitable for application in PLC and they enjoy and efficient digital implementation in hardware.

- Invited Talk:
“Microsoft. Connecting embedded systems to the cloud: Data ingress and analysis”
Dr. Holger Kenn, Microsoft DX, Germany

Talk summary   

The ubiquity of embedded devices has led to the situation that we now have sensors almost everywhere. Still, the scientific insights we gain from this wealth of sensor data is still limited as there are a number of challenges in the collection and analysis of these streams of data. While dedicated high performance ingest systems can be build, there is still the challenge to practically build a system dealing with a high number of sensors and high data rates over public internet connectivity. This talk will give an overview on how cloud-based systems can be used to build performant data ingress and analysis for internet-connected devices in a research setting.


Please be aware that this section is constantly being updated.

- Tutorial:
“Exploring BeagleBone for education”
Dr. Derek Molloy
Dublin City University, Ireland
Tutorial content available here.

- Tutorial:
“InstaSPIN motor solutions”
Prof. Dr. ir. Duco W.J.Pulle
Director Emsynergy. RWTH Aachen, Germany
Tutorial content available here.

“Preesm - Dataflow Programming of Multicore DSPs”
Maxime Pelcat, Clément Guy, Karol Desnos INSA Rennes, France
Tutorial content available here.