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Special Sessions

SPECIAL SESSION #1

Advances & Future Trends in Electronic Circuits & Systems
with Emerging Devices

The field of electronic circuits and systems is at a crossroads, prepared to leverage the transformative capabilities of emerging devices that are expanding the current boundaries in electronics. The integration of technologies like AI, machine learning, future communication systems (5G+, 6G), and the IoT requires innovations beyond the confines of computing, encompassing the entire spectrum of electronic systems and their applications. Emerging electronic devices, such as ReRAMs, CBRAMs, PCMs, MRAMs, FTJs, and FeFETs, are widely researched in this new era of technological innovation, due to their energy efficiency, compact size, and versatility, pushing the boundaries of what electronic circuits can achieve. Nevertheless, the path to fully realizing the potential of these device technologies is not without challenges. Issues such as scalability, manufacturing processes, reliability, and integration with conventional electronics present significant obstacles. Furthermore, the vast majority of the emerging devices researched to date are still a considerable distance away from being ready for large-scale commercialization, facing fundamental challenges in modeling, simulation, and circuit design. This special session aims to serve as a platform for the exchange of ideas and research findings in the field of emerging device technologies. It seeks to bring together researchers and experts in the field to discuss the latest developments, address the challenges, and explore the vast possibilities of these technologies. The goal is to foster collaboration and innovation, paving the way for the next generation of electronic circuits and systems that will shape the future of technology.

The topics of this special session include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical and behavioral modeling of emerging device technologies
  • Design of innovative adaptive analogue circuits
  • Development of mem-computing arrays with emerging technologies
  • Neural networks and neuromorphic circuits with emerging technologies
  • CMOS integration of emerging technologies
SS Organizers: Ioannis Messaris, Technische Universität Dresden, DE
Dimitrios Prousalis, Technische Universität Dresden, DE
Ronald Tetzlaff, Technische Universität Dresden, DE

Call for SS Papers

SS paper submission deadline: March 10th 2024

 

SPECIAL SESSION #2

Safety and Security in Modern System-on-Chip (SoC)

New challenges require new technologies, and new technologies pose new challenges. This is particularly evident in recent years concerning Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Will we be able to cope with the growing complexity of these devices that are increasingly interconnected and capable of acting and manipulating the surrounding reality? The enabling factor for CPS today is the possibility of creating pervasive and interconnected systems through the contribution of increasingly efficient Systems on Chip (SoCs), open-source Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), and AI accelerators. The risk management of these systems involves two orthogonal fields: i) Safety, in terms of hardware error resilience, and ii) Security, in terms of hardware/software solutions to reduce the attack surface of malicious actions. This special session proposes an in-depth exploration of the intricate relationship between the increasing performance of SoCs, the integration of AI, and the adoption of open-source architectures in both the Safety and Security domains. Through carefully examining these dimensions, our objective is to highlight and tackle the multifaceted challenges associated with ensuring the safety and security of next-generation computing systems.

The topics of this special session include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring the robustness and reliability of AI algorithms in safety-critical applications
  • Open-Source ISA Security
  • Next-Gen SoCs: Performance and Complexity Challenges
  • Secure Boot and Trusted Execution Environments
  • Case Studies and Practical Solutions
  • Techniques to enhance the dependability and fault tolerance of AI hardware accelerators
 
SS Organizers: Eleonora Vacca, Politecnico di Torino, IT
Francesco Barchi, University of Bologna, IT

Call for SS Papers

SS paper submission deadline: March 10th 2024

 

SPECIAL SESSION #3

Space Technology and Applications

The topic of Space Technology and Applications is of great interest in general, but has recently become of special interest for the Greek space ecosystem with the recent calls for nano- and micro- satellites under the Greek National Satellite Space Project. The proposed special session will cover hardware and software aspects related to space technology (upstream, downstream) and applications, trying to bring together researchers in the above topics and to strengthen potential collaborations for future calls.

SS Organizers: Alkis Hatzopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
SS paper submission deadline: March 10th 2024