The primary objective of IEEE-iSES (International Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems) (formerly IEEE-iNIS) is to provide a platform for both hardware and software researchers to interact under one umbrella for further development of smart electronic systems. The key aspects of the smart electronics are envisioned to be Energy-Smart, Security-Smart, and Response-Smart. Energy-Smart ensures that energy consumption of electronics is minimal for longer battery life. Security-Smart deals with the security/protection of electronics as well as that of the information/media that these systems capture, process, or store. Response-Smart refers to accurate sensing, intelligent processing, and fast actuation/response. Optimal combinations of hardware and software modules need to be explored for ESR-smartness of electronic systems. It is a fact that a typical electronic system is an analog/mixed-signal system on a chip (AMS-SoC) containing analog, communications, digital, RF, memory, sensors, energy-source components as well as firmware, system software, middleware, and application software. In the era of Smart Cities, which are combinations of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), realized using Internet-of-Things (IoT), electronics work collectively to provide the intelligence/smartness that the Smart Cities require. There is need for new hardware, firmware, middleware, and software research who interact with each other for efficient realization of smart electronics, IoT, CPS, and smart cities components. In the hardware research is necessary at the various abstractions including device, circuit, logic, architecture and system levels. At the same time software research is needed for better algorithms (e.g. artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc.) to process the sensed data of the electronic systems. Similarly, communications is needed from sensor to cloud in a IoT framework.

Smart electronic systems are a class of intelligent and miniaturized devices that are highly energy-efficient and ubiquitously connected. Smart electronics systems are playing a key role in boosting the global economy by improving the quality of life, creating new markets, creating new products, and creating new research paradigms. Further, smart environments such as smart cities, smart homes, smart transport systems, and smart grids will be deeply impacted by the research progress on smart electronic systems.

IEEE-iSES will provide a publication medium for articles on the hardware-software design, cyber security, and applications of smart electronics systems. IEEE-iSES has been initiated as a sponsored meeting of Technical Committee on VLSI, IEEE-CS (http://www.ieee-tcvlsi.org/) that endorses a league of successful meetings including ASAP, ISVLSI, and ARITH, are now presented as “Sister Conferences”.


Nanoelectronic VLSI and Sensor Systems (NVS):

Circuits and systems based on spin-based computing, neuromorphic, adiabatic/reversible computing, synthetic biology for information processing and storage, advanced 3D IC technologies, microfluidics and biochips, quantum computing, electronic design automation (EDA), etc.

VLSI Circuits, Systems and Power-Smart Electronics (VCP):

ASIC and FPGA based digital designs, analog and mixed signal circuits, etc. Power supply design, analog and digital control, signal sensing, implementation of wide-band-gap devices. Low-power systems, Network-on-Chip, MPSoCs, electronic design automation (EDA), etc.

Hardware/Software Solutions for Cybersecurity (HSC):

Cryptography, watermarking, malware/trojan, side-channel attacks and resilience, PUFs, logic encryption, mobile security and bring your own device (BYOD), medical and consumer device security, etc.

Hardware/Software Solutions for IoT and Smart Environments (ISE):

Sensors, communication protocols, computational tools, techniques, devices, processors, embedded systems, IoT applications in Smart Autonomous Environments (SAE) including smart healthcare, smart transport systems, smart cities, smart homes, and other smart systems, etc.

Cyber Physical Systems, Social Networks, and Big Data (CSB):

Modeling of distributed real-time software for CPS, Mobile cyber-physical systems, design challenges of CPS, data portability and management, graphs, algorithms, disambiguation in semantic search, and special purpose architectural solution covering these areas. Big Data – regression, analysis, machine learning, and exploitation, application specific systems using big data, etc.

IEEE-iSES technical program will include both contributed papers and contributions from invited speakers. IEEE-iSES 2018 will have a student research forum, special sessions, and panels.

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