There are other EDA tools that deal with hardware design space exploration with accelerators (possibly DSP), that may or may not be related to the HP work that you have in mind. Space Codesign has no connection with past work at HP Labs, I'm not aware of any direct citations in the academic work from Ecole Polytechnique at U de Montreal on which SpaceStudio is based.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.