Symposium on Emerging Trends in Computing

Symposium on Emerging Trends in Computing will take place in Montreux, Switzerland on October 10-11, 2016. The objective of this symposium is to gather about 100 experts from the computing 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, 10 October 2016
Session 1: Designing Computing Systems

08:30 - 08:45

Welcome by Giovanni De Micheli

08:45 - 09:35 Leveraging Emerging Technologies in Computing

Giovanni De Micheli (Professor and EE Department Head, EPFL)

09:40 - 10:30 IoT Optimized IP: Balancing processor performance and energy consumption

Yankin Tanurhan (Vice President Engineering, Solutions Group, Synopsys Inc.)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 Panel on Embedded Hardware and IoT Security

Panel Chair: Wayne Burleson (Professor, University of Massachusetts). Participants: Srdjan Capkun (Professor, ETHZ),  Farinaz Koushanfar (Professor, UC San Diego), Pankaj Rohatgi (Director of Engineering, Cryptography Research Inc.), Lionel Torres (Deputy Head, Polytech Montpellier),  Vincent van der Leest (Director Business Development, Intrinsic-ID), Ingrid Verbauwhede (Professor, KU Leuven)

 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Sesion 2: New Computing Paradigms

14:00 - 14:50


Frontiers of Cognitive Computing

Costas Bekas (Foundations of Cognitive Computing Manager, IBM Zurich)

14:50 - 15:40 Customizable Computing: Options and Opportunities

Jason Cong (Professor, UCLA)

15:40 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30 Panel on Data-Driven Science in Education and Research

Panel Chair:  Giovanni De Micheli (Professor and EE Department Head, EPFL).  Participants: Karl Aberer (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), Hiroto Yasuura (Vice President, Kyushu University)



19:00 - 20:00 Cocktail hour

20:00 - 22:00

Gala Dinner

21:00 - 22:00 Computation: To see a world in a grain of sand

Chung Laung (Dave) Liu (President Emeritus, National Tsing Hua University)



Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Session 3: Advanced Processor Design

08:45 - 09:35

Sub-pj per Operation Parallel Computing in CMOS: From Foundations to Implementation

Luca Benini (Professor, ETHZ)

09:40 - 10:30 CNT Computing

Subhasish Mitra (Professor, Stanford University)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 Panel on Emerging Computing Paradigms

Panel Chair: Yusuf Leblebici (Professor, EPFL). Participants: Andrea Acquaviva (Professor, Politecnico di Torino) , Geoffrey Burr (Principal Researcher, IBM Almaden), Christian Gamrat (Fellow, CEA-LIST), Dan Hammerstrom (Professor, Portland State University), Giacomo Indiveri (Professor, University of Zurich), Rudy Lauwereins (Vice President, IMEC), Karlheinz Meier (Professor, University of Heidelberg)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Session 4: Applications

14:00 - 14:50

Robotizing the World

Alessandro Cremonesi (Vice President, ST Microelectronics)

14:50 - 15:40

The Age of Smart Machines

Luc Julia (Vice President of Innovation, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center)

15:40 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30 Panel on Cyber-physical Systems

Panel Chair: David Atienza (Professor, EPFL). Participants: Rolf Ernst (Professor, TU Braunschweig), Rajesh Gupta (Professor, UC San Diego), Stephane Paccaud (Global IoT Alliances Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise), Ricardo Reis (Professor, UFRGS), Dennis O'Sullivan (Data Center Solutions Operations Specialist, Eaton Corp), Lothar Thiele (Professor, ETHZ)