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DCPS  - a network project of the DAAD-Program „Strategic Partnerships and Thematic Networks“ (2013-2016)


DCPS network events

DCPS coordinator pages at BTU:
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DCPS/ZUSYS network events 2013

DCPS network events 2014

DCPS network events 2015

DCPS network events 2016

DCPS Network leaflet [PDF]




ZUSYS events in 2013

2013-05-24 ZUSYS Tutorial: SiGe vs. CMOS Circuits from Technology to UWB Single-Chip System (BTU Cottbus), Dr. Gunter Fischer, IHP, Frankfurt / Oder

 2013-06-28 ZUSYS Tutorial: New Challenges in Design and Test Technologies for Integrated Systems in Mobile Communications (BTU Cottbus), Dr. Jürgen Alt, Intel Mobile Communications GmbH, Neubiberg

 2013-09-12 ZUSYS Workshop: Re-configurable architectures for self repair (BTU Cottbus)

2013-09-13 ZUSYS Workshop: Dependable Systems on FPGAs (TU Liberec)

2013-09-20 ZUSYS Tutorial: Multi- and Many-core Architectures - A Trip over a Bumpy Road (BTU Cottbus), Prof. Jörg Nolte, Dr. Reinhard Karnapke, BTU Cottbus



The Program of Tutorials / Workshops of the DCPS-Network in 2014


Tutorial :  Next-Gen Monitoring Concept for Powertrain Controllers, Dipl.-Ing. Clemens Kutz, Robert Bosch GmbH,  Engineering Software  Safety and Services (DGS-EC/ESS1)Schwieberdingen
                   Cottbus, March 25th, 10:00 a. m. to about 3 p. m.



ZUSYS final workshop / BELAS 3 Summer School at IHP  in Frankfurt / Oder  - The Biannual European - Latin American Summer School on Design, Test and Reliability
 Frankfurt / Oder, IHP, April 28th to April 30th

-          Tutorial on side attacks by Peter Langendörfer (IHP)

-          Tutorial on SystemC by Fraunhofer-Institute IIS / EAS

-           Sessions with final results from recent doctors

-          Tutorial from Latin American Guests

-          Hands- on experiments at IHP


May 30th: Tutorial in Potsdam on Innovative Test Technologies by Prof. Adit D. Singh, Auburn University (organized by Prof. Gössel, U. Potsdam)

Also the first meeting of the working group for test generation and verification



June 6th: Tutorial on fault tolerant computing by innovative coding techniques by Prof. M. Gössel of U. Potsdam. Location: Cottbus

Also the first meeting of the working group for on-line-test and fault tolerance


June 20th: Tutorial / workshop  on test technology and  on FPGA-based design in Liberec Including a tutorial on automatic verification in digital systems design by

Prof. Göschwin Fey, University of Bremen and DLR

Also the first meeting of the working group on FPGA-based system design




August 1st in Potsdam: Tutorial on System Physician on Chip (SPOC): Dynamic Adaptation for Resilient Integrated Circuits and Systems, by Prof. Krishnendu Chakrabarty, Duke University, USA



 Sept. 18th, Cottbus: Tutorial day for new doctoral students:

-          How to get started in research (Prof. Dr. Vierhaus, BTU-CS)

-          Scientific Paper writing (Prof. Dr. Schölzel, IHP and U. Potsdam, Prof. Vierhaus)

-          Thesis writing (Prof. Dr. C. Leweretz, BTU- CS)


Sept. 22nd to 24th:  Signal processing workshop (SPA 2014) in Poznan,

Presentation of results in the area of digital signal processing




October:  Tutorial day on “formal methods in system design and verification”  in Tallinn. Organized in conjunction with the IEEE Baltic Electronics Conference.

Also possibly 2nd part of the “side attacks” tutorial from Peter Langendörfer (IHP).



November, 6th-7th, Cottbus:   

DAAD / DCPS  Status Evaluation workshop with presentation of recent work from “new” students in Cottbus



December, 5-6th:    Joint Conference of TUT Tallinn`s Graduate School and DAAD- DCPS in Tallinn,


    December, 12th:   DCPS tutorial workshop in Gliwice, Dept. of Automatic Control, Computer Science and Electronics, Akademicka 16.


Room: Aula F:


 08.30 - 08.35 Opening

08.35 - 09.00 New Ways of Doctoral Education in the Age of Cyber Physical Systems 
Prof. Dr. Heinrich T. Vierhaus, BTU Cottbus, Germany

09.00 - 10.30 Application of the Reed-Muller function in logical synthesis
Prof. Dr. Edward Hrynkiewicz, SUT, Gliwice

Short break

10.40 - 11.25 Formal verification techniques in system level design
Dr. Andrzej Pu³ka, SUT, Gliwice

Coffee break

11.40 -12.40  Error Resilience in Digital Integrated Circuits and Systems
Prof. Dr. Heinrich T. Vierhaus, BTU Cottbus, Germany

12.40 - 13.25 Models and collaboration in Cyber-Physical Systems design, 
Dr. Adam Pawlak, SUT, Gliwice

13.25 - 13.30 Conclusions & Closing



For external participants / visitors:

As always, students from partner universities and other guests are welcome!
Please, register by sending an email to


December, 13th:  Ph.D. students Seminar, Dept. of Automatic Control, Computer Science and Electronics, Akademicka 16, Gliwice.


12.15 - 13.45 Invited lecture: Low Power System Design
Prof. Dr. Heinrich T. Vierhaus, BTU Cottbus, Germany




The Program of Tutorials / Workshops of the DCPS-Network in 2015




Workshop on

Digital Signal Processing: algorithms, applications, and architectures

Place: Poznañ University of Technology (PUT),

Centre of Mechatronics, Biomechanics, and Nanoengineering (MCH), room 301

Jana Paw³a II 24 (Piotrowo campus), Poznañ, Poland

Timing: 10:25 a.m. to 4:30 p. m.


March, 26th and 27th:

DCPS 2-Day Tutorial on Formal Verification in Hardware and Software
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg (main Campus),
Location: Verfügungsgebäude 1 C (Informatik- Building), Seminar Room 0.1 (ground floor)

March 26th:

10:00 Opening and Welcome

10:10 - 12:40 Tutorial on “Automated correction of bugs in designs and programs: from fiction to reality” by Prof. Jaan Raik, TUT Tallinn, Deptm. of Computer Engineering

12:40 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 16:00 Tutorial on “Formal verification in FPU design, deadlock detection and redundancy recognition” by Udo Krautz, IBM Deutschland Development GmbH, Böblingen

March 27th:

9:00-11:30 Tutorial on “Time predictable architecture solution of a multitask real time system” by Prof. Andrzej Pulka, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch Break

12:30 – 15:00 Tutorial on “A Practical Introduction into Software Model Checking for Embedded Systems” by Thilo Vörtler, Fraunhofer-Institute of Integrated Circuits (IIS), Deptm. EAS (Electronic Design Automation), Dresden.


April 22nd to 24th

IEEE Int. Symp. on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems (DDECS) 2015

Belgrade, Serbia



May 29th

DCPS Workshop / Tutorial Announcement

Error Resilience in Nano-Electronic Circuits and Systems

Friday, May 29th, 2015, at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg (main Campus), Germany
Location: Verfügungsgebäude 1 C (Informatik- Building), Room 0.01.

Preliminary Schedule:

9:00 Opening and Welcome

9:10 - 10:30 Tutorial by Prof. Dr. Krishnendu Chakrabarty, Duke University

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45- 12:00 Tutorial by Prof. Andreas Steininger, Vienna University of Technology

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break

13:00-13:30 Short Tutorial on “Fault Tolerant Pipeline-Based Architectures” by Stefan Weidling, Univ. of Potsdam and IHP

13:30-14:00 Short Tutorial on “Combined Detection and Correction of Delay Faults and Transient Faults” by H. T. Vierhaus, BTU-CS

14:00-14:30 Short tutorial on “ Latch-Up Protection and Radhard Design Flow”

by Wladimir Petrovic of IHP

14:30-15:30 Coffee and Discussions with Industrial Guests (Industry Panel)

15:30 End



 June22nd to 24th :

IEEE Int. Workshop of Electronics, Control, Measurement, Signals and their  Application to Mechatronics

12th IEEE ECMSM-2015, Liberec, Czech Republic



July 14th to 16th

MEDIAN ISTS Summer School in Prague,

organized by TU Liberec, Contact: Petr Pfeifer, http://www.median-project.eu/trainingschool2015.htm


September 28th to October 2nd

Annual Conference of the German Informatics Society (GI)  in Cottbus:

Student program,  PhD program,  workshop on “Industrial career perspectives for Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Graduates” (with industrial participation, tutorials,                     panel).


November   10th-12th

MEDIAN Workshop in Tallinn with optional DCPS Guest Participation


November  26th / 27th

Annual DCPS   Evaluation Workshop in Cottbus




The Program of Tutorials / Workshops of the DCPS-Network in 2016

Dependable Cyber Physical Systems

Tutorial Program for 2016 

      February 24th,    

    Tutorial on “Cognitive Systems” by Prof. Douglas Cunningham,

BTU-Cottbus-Senftenberg. Location: Cottbus

Time: 10:00 a. m. to about 3:00 p. m.


      March 3rd, 

    Tutorials on “Low Power Technologies and Circuit Design”

by Dr. Goran Panic and Dr. Milos Krstic, IHP and

“Hardening Digital Systems against Side Attacks”

by Dr. Zoya Dyka and Prof. P. Langendörfer, IHP. Location: IHP, Frankfurt / Oder

Time: 10:00 a. m. to about 4:00 p. m.


      April 20th-22nd  

    IEEE DDECS 2016 Conference, Kosice, Slovakia


    May 12th

    Tutorial on “System Level Design of System on Chip Based  Embedded Smart Cameras”

by Prof. Christophe Bobda, University of Arkansas, USA.

Location: BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Building VG1, Room 001,

Time: 10:00 a. m. to about 3 p. m.


             June 17th

    Tutorial on “Introduction to Coding Theory and Application to Forward  Error Correction”

Prof. Dr. Michael Gössel, University of Potsdam, Germany,

Prof. Dr. H. T. Vierhaus, BTU-CS, Germany

Location: Cottbus, VG1c, Room 001,

Time: 10:00 a. m. to about 3 p. m.


      June  23rd

     Workshop on “FPGA-based System Design”, in Liberec, Czech Republic


      Sept. 26th-28th

    VLSI-SoC 2016 Conference in Tallinn  with Ph. D. forum

 with a fringe workshop:

      Sept. 28th to 29th

    1st International Workshop on Resilience on Emerging Nanoelectronics Systems (RENS), Tallinn


      October 3rd to 5th

    Baltic Electronics Conference (BEC 2016) in Tallinn    


      November 18th

    DCPS Workshop  on “ Cyber Physical Systems in Medical Applications”

Silesian University of Technology Gliwice

Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science

Akademicka 16, 44-100 Gliwice

Room: Aula F:

Friday, Nov. 18th, 2016



10.15 - 10.20 Welcome  Prof. E. Hrynkiewicz, Dr. A. Pawlak, SUT Gliwice

10.20 - 11.00 “Medical Cyber Physical Systems”, Prof. Rolf Kraemer, Leibniz-Institute IHP, Frankfurt / Oder and BTU-CS

11.00 - 11.30   “Multi-Level Error Resilience”, Prof. H. T. Vierhaus, Brandenburg Univ. of Technology (BTU-CS), Germany

Coffee break

11.45 - 12.15  Medical Cyber-Physical System for Home Telecare of High-Risk Pregnancy–Design  -  Challenges and Requirements, Prof. Janusz Je¿ewski, Dr Janusz Wróbel, Dr Krzysztof Horoba (ITAM, Institute of Medical Technology and Equipment), Dr Adam Pawlak (SUT)


13.30 - 14.00  BioSoC: Highly Integrated System-on-Chip for Health Monitoring, Prof. Witold Pleskacz, Krzysztof Siwiec, Krzysztof Marcinek (Warsaw Univ. of Technology)

14.00 - 14.20  Some problems of design space exploration in safety real time embedded systems, Prof. Andrzej Pu³ka (SUT)

14.20 - 14.40  Research opportunities in system design, Dr Wojciech Sakowski (SUT, Cadence, Evatronix)

14.40 - 14.50 Workshop summary and closing


Silesian University of Technology Gliwice

Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science

 Ph.D. students Assembly

 Akademicka 16, 44-100 Gliwice

Room: Aula F:

Saturday, Nov. 19th, 2016 

 10.15 - 11.45 Invited lectures:

 10.15 -11.00 Sensor networks in medical applications

Prof.  Rolf Kraemer, Leibniz-Institute IHP, Frankfurt / Oder and Brandenburg Univ. of Technology BTU-CS, Germany


11.00-11.45  Error Correction and Self Repair for Dependable System,

Prof. Heinrich T. Vierhaus, Brandenburg Univ. of Technology BTU-CS, Germany



November 24th / 25th

DCPS Final Annual Evaluation Workshop in Cottbus