Embedded computing takes care of countless things in our daily lives: we send messages with mobiles terminals, take great pictures with digital imaging devices, monitor our vital signs and utilize safe methods of payment. While we already have fantastic applications at our disposal, there is more to come: The Internet of Things, novel medical applications, virtual reality and many other unimaginable applications of low-power computing will again change our ways of working and spending our free-time in a profound way in the coming years.
With increasing number of features on the embedded devices, there is an urge to increase energy efficiency significantly. The 3rd Workshop on Energy Efficient Electronics and Applications brings together experts from both academia and industry to discuss the latest trends in development of low-power and ultra-low power embedded systems. In particular, the workshop covers:
- Low-power embedded systems and computing architectures
- Ultra-low power and sub-threshold circuit design
- Variability and reliability issues in modern process technologies and corresponding new design paradigms
- Advanced CMOS and More-than-Moore Technologies
for mobile, wearable, and embedded applications.
The workshop features a number of Keynote presentations, followed by extensive Q&A sessions for interactive discussions. Furthermore, we will have a number of invited technical presentations from experts in the field. PhD students will have the opportunity to present their research in poster sessions and presentation and to discuss their research in an extensive PhD forum. We expect a mixed audience from industry and academia and hope to thereby strengthen the link between companies and research institutions.
The workshop will include two days (September 11th and 12th) at Otaniemi, Espoo high-tech campus area. To promote student participation, a special student day (September 10th) will be arranged with hands-on practice on designing TTA and constructing hardware in a Scala embedded language. The Keynote will be given by Jan Rabaey of UC Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC). Other highlights include Robert Mullins (University of Cambridge), Rajiv Joshi (IBM), Miroslav Knezevic (NXP) and industrial presentations from Nokia, CEVA, Philips Healthcare, and Kovilta.
Right after the workshop program and optional mushroom foraging trip will be arranged. This will give the participants a unique opportunity to enjoy Finnish nature together and learn secrets of Finnish mushrooms!
Jani Mäkipää (VTT) and Lauri Koskinen (University of Turku)