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Invited Special Sessions, Oct. 22 ~ 23, 2020

[SS #1] (13:15~14:30) October 22, 2020

Session Title :  Design, Analysis and Tools for Integrated Circuits and Systems (DATICS)

Organizer : Prof. Ka Lok Man, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China

Abstract :  

DATICS workshops/special sessions were initially created by a network of researchers and engineers both from academia and industry in the areas of Design, Analysis and Tools for Integrated Circuits and Systems (DATICS). The proposed DATICS-ISOCC’20 special session will focus on emerging Circuits and Systems (CAS) topics that will strongly lead human life revolutions, especially in CMOS technologies, communication technologies and biomedical technologies. Human life revolutions come along with economic opportunities. The market for these emerging topics is also forecast to grow to a multi-billion-dollar market in the coming decade.
The special session will highlight the potential and current developments of these CAS topics, along with pressing challenges. The proposed session is coherent and complementary to the conference theme and areas of interest of ISOCC. The main target of DATICS-ISOCC’20 is to bring together engineering researchers and people from industry to exchange theories, ideas, techniques and experiences.

[SS #2] (16:30~17:45) October 22, 2020

Session Title :  Edge Computing for Smart IoT Systems: Device, Circuit, and System

Organizer : Prof. Tony Tae-Hyoung Kim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Abstract :  

Neural networks have been popular in processing massive parallel data for smart applications such as image recognition, speech recognition, etc. Even though various neural networks have been demonstrated successfully, large-scale neural networks have several challenges such as data bandwidth, latency, security, etc. Edge computing can address these issues by processing majority of the data at the edge devices and minimizes data traffic through communication. This special session will present recent research works focusing on edge computing for smart IoT devices. For efficient edge computing, we need to accommodate innovative solutions from different levels including devices, circuits, architectures, and algorithms. This special session will cover them so that the attendants can understand the overview of the research activities in edge computing.

[SS #3] (14:45~16:00) October 22, 2020

Session Title :  Design and Analysis of Nonlinear Circuits and Networks

Organizer : Prof. Yoshifumi Nishio, Tokushima University, Japan

Abstract :  

In recent years, nonlinear circuits and networks become more and more important, because intelligent and flexible systems for future electronic systems require complex nonlinear circuits and networks.

From the beginning of the 20th century, plenty of design and analysis methods for nonlinear circuits and networks have been developed. However, we need more powerful tools to design low cost power electronic circuits, to analyze large scale complex nonlinear networks, and to realize more intelligent artificial neural networks.

In this special session, 5 papers are invited to show examples of recent works on design and analysis of such nonlinear circuits and networks.


[SS #4] (14:00~15:30) October 23, 2020

Session Title :  Advanced Algorithms and Hardware Accelerators

Organizer : Robert Chen-Hao Chang, Program Director, Semiconductor Moonshot Project, MOST, Professor, Dept. of EE, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Abstract :  

Recently, the AI-based deep-learning hardware accelerator and advanced image processing technologies have revealed the unsurpassed importance in many application fields. To advance the algorithms and the circuit design technologies in practical applications, the off-the-shelf edge devices or instruments must strengthen their edge computing ability greatly by applying the advanced, smart, and effective processing solutions, which will contain the deep-learning based object detection and pattern recognition technologies, the deep-learning based hardware accelerator design, the advanced 3D pose estimation technology, the advanced semantic segmentation technology, the advanced image processing by blind-signal processing technology, etc.  By utilizing the advanced algorithms and hardware accelerators, the wide application fields in our daily life will become smarter and efficient further. 


[SS #5] (08:30~09:45) October 23, 2020

Session Title :  Circuits and Theories for Neuromorphic, Non-linear, and Sensing Techniques

Organizer : Prof. Kyeong-Sik Min, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea

Abstract :  

In this special session, emerging techniques of neuromorphic, non-linear, and sensing circuits are discussed and presented. For realizing a brain-inspired technique, memristors and spin-orbit torque MRAMs are presented for a possible solution of neuromorphic circuits. And, a non-linear-circuit-based theory is explained as a potential tool for understanding brain’s behavior. And, a bio-sensing circuit is also discussed in this special session.


[SS #6] (15:30~16:45) October 23, 2020

Session Title :  Artificial Intelligent and Security Systems

Organizer : Prof. Hanho Lee, Inha University, Korea

Abstract :  

Recently, various applications such as AI, and machine learning, hardware security have emerged, opening up a new domain of integrated circuits design. This session presents fast prototyping method of a deep neural network on an FPGA, and efficient way to reduce the computational complexity of deep neural networks (DNNs) for attention based speech processing. Intel's Loihi neuromorphic research chip and its hardware systems are introduced and find out how they are applied and used in actual research fields. Also, this session presents an efficient architecture of number theoretic transform (NTT) for ring learning with error (R-LWE) based cryptosystems.