Special Sessions



Invited Special Sessions


[SS #1] (13:45~14:45) November 13, 2018

Session Title : Low Power Design & Sensors

Organizer : Dr. Byeongho Choi, KETI, Korea

Abstract :

Due to the high demand of ultra-low power in various edge devices, the low power design in various edge devices is no longer an option but a necessity. Furthermore, since many sensors of the edge devices are exposed to poor environments recently, new design methodologies are required for the more reliable sensors. Therefore, in this special session, 4 papers are invited to show recent works proposed to solve the aforementioned low power and sensor issues effectively in the standard cell, analog and digital circuit, and system level.

[SS #2] (15:15~16:45) November 13, 2018


Session Title : Design and Analysis of Nonlinear Circuits

Organizer : Prof. Yoshifumi Nishio, Tokushima University, Japan


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 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, 6 papers are invited to show examples of recent works on design and analysis of such nonlinear circuits.

[SS #3] (17:00~18:15) November 13, 2018


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

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


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’18 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’18 is to bring together engineering researchers and people from industry to exchange theories, ideas, techniques and experiences. 

[SS #4] (13:45~15:00) November 14, 2018

Session Title : ​ Bio Sensing, Bio Mimicking, and Bio Inspired Circuits and Systems

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


In this special session, emerging circuits and systems for brain-inspired, brain-mimicking and body-exploiting techniques are discussed and presented. As brain-inspired circuits and systems, machine learning accelerators and online learning neuromorphic systems are discussed. For brain-mimicking, spatiotemporal synapse/neuron memristor crossbar and oscillatory neuron circuit are presented. And, body-exploiting BAN is introduced and explained finally.


[SS #5] (15:15~16:15) November 14, 2018

Session Title :  RF and Analog IC Design for IoT

Organizer : Prof. Minkyu Je, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea


KAIST, Daejeon, Korea In this special session, four invited talks are given on the various aspects of the RF and analog IC design for IoT applications. First, the design of low-power low-noise CMOS oscillators is presented, which provide the means for time-keeping in IoT sensor nodes. In the second talk, the body-channel communication ICs for low-energy wearable and implantable IoT devices are introduced. The third talk describes the RF and analog IC design for internet of biomedical things, and lastly, how the RF and analog IC design techniques can be used for the development of IoT communication systems is presented.