Symposium on Emerging Trends in Electronics

Symposium on Emerging Trends in Electronics will take place in Montreux, Switzerland on December 1-2, 2014. The objective of this symposium is to gather about 100 experts from the electronics domain, to hear presentations on cutting edge themes and to participate in panel discussions. Participation is by invitation only. Videos of the technical presentations and panels will be made available to students for educational purposes. The symposium is funded by the Swiss Government initiative to promote  international scientific exchanges. 



Monday, 1 December 2014
Session 1: Emerging Technologies: Circuits and Devices in the Nano Era

08:30 - 08:45

Welcome by Giovanni De Micheli

08:45 - 09:35 A Brief History of FD-SOI : A Faster, Cooler, Simpler Alternative Technology for IoT, Mobile and Servers

Giorgio Cesana (Director, technology R&D, STMicroelectronics)

09:40 - 10:30 Ultra-Low-Power Networked Systems

Anantha Chandrakasan (Professor and EECS Department Head, MIT)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Panel: Circuits in Emerging Nanotechnologies

Panel participants: Adrian Ionescu (Chair - Professor, EPFL), Rinaldo Castello (Professor, University of Pavia), Thomas Ernst (Team Leader, CEA-LETI), Seok-Hee Lee (Senior VP, SK-Hynix), Subhasish Mitra (Professor, Stanford University), Ian O'Connor (Professor, Ecole Centrale de Lyon)

 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Sesion 2: Emerging Computing and Communication Paradigms

14:00 - 14:50


Biologically-Inspired Massively-Parallel Computation
Steve Furber (Professor, University of Manchester)

14:50 - 15:40 5G, and its Impact on Electronics

Gerhard Fettweis (Vodafone Chair Professor, Technical University of Dresden and CFAED Coordinator)

15:40 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Panel: Emerging Methods of Computing

Panel participants: Yusuf Leblebici (Chair - Professor, EPFL),  Luca Benini (Professor, ETHZ), Wayne Burleson (Professor, University of Massachusetts), Fabien Clermidy (Team Leader, CEA-LETI), Enrico Macii (Vice Rector, Politecnico di Torino), Angel Rodriguez-Vazquez (Professor, University of Sevilla)

17:30 - 18:00 Break
18:00 - 19:30 Panel: The Role of Universities in the Emerging ICT World

Panel participants: Martin Vetterli (Chair - President, Swiss National Science Foundation), Karl Aberer (Vice President, EPFL), Adrienne Corboud Fumagalli (Vice President, EPFL), Georges Gielen (Vice Rector, KU Leuven), Marco Gilli (Rector, Politecnico di Torino), Steve Kang (President, KAIST),  Donatella Sciuto (Vice Rector, Politecnico di Milano)

20:00 - 22:00 Gala Dinner
21:30 - 22:00 Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship: The Necessary Chain for Sustained Economic Growth

Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli (Professor, UC Berkeley)

Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Session 3: Emerging Design Methods and Tools

08:45 - 09:35

The End of Eda - Toward System Design
Raul Camposano (Entrepreneur)

09:40 - 10:30 Organic-Transistor Based Systems and Platforms

Takayasu Sakurai (Professor, University of Tokyo)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Panel: Design: Challenges Ahead

Panel participants: Alessandro Cremonesi (Chair - VP, ST Microelectronics), Marco Casale-Rossi (Synopsys), Ton Engbersen (IBM Zurich), Rolf Ernst (Professor, TU Braunschweig), Vincent Peiris (EM Microelectronic), Massimo Vanzi (Entrepreneur)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Session 4: Emerging Alternative Use of Semiconductor Technologies

14:00 - 14:50

Thank You, Things
Jo De Boeck (Chief Technology Officer and Senior VP, IMEC)

14:50 - 15:40 From Single-Molecule Biophysics to Neural Interfaces -- The Case for CMOS Bioelectronics

Ken Shepard (Professor, Columbia University)

15:40 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Panel: Alternative Use of Silicon

Panel participants: Giovanni De Micheli (Chair - Professor and EE Department Head), Edoardo Charbon (Professor, TU Delft), Alex Dommann (Department Head, EMPA), Pantelis Georgiou (Lecturer, Imperial College London), Bruno Murari (ST Microelectronics),  Roland Thewes (Professor, TU Berlin)