Hardware Software Co-Design (HSCD) is a basic methodology of embedded system which often is used in life critical situation, where reliability and safety are more important criteria than performance. Hardware software co-design usually means meeting system-level objectives by exploiting the synergism of hardware and software through their concurrent design. Co-design problems have different flavors according to the application domain, implementation technology and design methodology.

The HSCD workshop provides a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners working towards improving the Hardware and Software Co-Design and their related areas. The workshop focuses on innovative methodologies, techniques, tools, management and applications in this challenging area, and provides a chance of exchanging ideas on them. This workshop is following the HSCD 2016: Satellite Event of QRS 2016 in Vienna, Austria, August 1-3, 2016, organized by Professor Donghui Guo, Xiamen University, Xiamen City, China.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Co-Synthesis and Automatic Synthesis
  • Design Specification and Verification
  • Generic Co-Design Methodology
  • Partitioning Algorithm and Component Section
  • Programmable Component
  • Prototyping and Emulation
  • Tools and FPGA of HSCD
  • Applications and Empirical Studies of HSCD


At least one author of each accepted paper (including panelists’ position statements) must register with the full fee and present at the workshop in order for the paper to be included in the QRS 2017 Supplemental Proceedings. Papers will also be submitted to the IEEE Xplore database and indexed by all the abstracting and indexing partners (such as the EI Compendex).

Journal Special Issue (TBA)

Best Paper Award

At least one award will be presented. Authors will receive a certificate signed by the President of the IEEE Reliability Society and the Organizers of HSCD 2017.

Panelists Solicitation (TBA)

Important Dates

    April 15, 2017 (extended)       Submission deadline
    May 25, 2017       Author notification
    June 5, 2017       Camera-ready dues
    July 25-29, 2017       Workshop


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other publications and conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals and review process can be found at

The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages, including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords.

Authors must follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare papers. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. The submissions must be in PDF and uploaded to the conference submission site.

  Click here to submit your papers to HSCD 2017

Program Chairs

Yixiang Chen East China Normal University China
Robert De Simone INRIA France

Program Committee

Mingsong ChenEast China Normal UniversityChina
Yunwei DongNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityChina
Bin GuBeijing Institute of Control EngineeringChina
Donghui GuoXiamen UniversityChina
Xiaojing LuJournal of Microcontroller & Embedded SystemsChina
Frederic MalletUniversity of NiceFrance
Ze TianXi’an Avation Insitute of Computing TechnologyChina
Ji WangNational University of Defense TechnologyChina
Lei WangTongji UniversityChina
Minghua ZhuEast China Normal UniversityChina

Web Masters

Shou-Yu Lee University of Texas at Dallas USA
Xuelin Li University of Texas at Dallas USA

PC Login

Please click here to log in your PC account for HSCD 2017.

Workshop Venue

HSCD 2017 will be held in conjunction with QRS 2017 at Prague, Czech Republic. Please visit the QRS 17 website for further information.

General Inquiries

For more detailed and updated information, please contact Jinyang Li at or Yixiang Chen at

Previous HSCD

  • HSCD 2016 - Vienna, Austria (in conjunction with QRS 2016)
  • HSCD 2015 - Vancouver, Canada (in conjunction with QRS 2015)
  • HSCD 2014 - San Francisco, California, USA (in conjunction with SERE 2014)

HSCD 2017 Program

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