Within Ghent University Association (AUG), a new association research group was born recently: KIS ("Krachtige Ingebedde Systemen" or, in English, "High-Performance Embedded Systems"). Driven by Prof. Dirk Stroobandt, who is also the DSP Valley representative of Ghent University, KIS unites groups from Ghent University (UGent), University College Ghent (HoGent) and University College West Flanders (HoWest) around the theme of "Embedded Systems". The main goal of this collaboration is the common proposal of projects, the interchange of competences and offering a common service to companies in the field of embedded systems (in particular the DSP Valley member companies).