WEEE: Workshop on Energy Efficient Electronics and Applications

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June 12-14, Lund, Sweden

Nano-Tera Workshop*, 9-11 January 2014, EPFL

  *This workshop is partly sponsored by nano-tera.ch

Organized by:

Andreas Burg (EPFL), Alexander Fish (Bar-Ilan University) and Vasilis Pavlidis (U. of Manchester)

Workshop Focus

With increasing levels of integration, embedded microelectronic systems have turned into an indispensable part of our society. While some systems such as smart phones or tablets appear very prominently and participate directly in our daily lives, others remain silently in the background to provide for functions, such as health or environmental monitoring. What almost all of these systems have in common is that they earn most of their value from mobility and require independence from the mains. Hence, they are often powered either from batteries or even through energy harvesting. As such, they must operate in a regime, where mW or even uW of power consumption are necessary to meet user expectations on battery lifetime.

The objective of this workshop is to bring together experts, from both industry and academia, in system architecture, circuit design, and technology to discuss the challenges and the latest trends in the development of low-power and ultra-low-power embedded systems. In particular, the workshop covers areas such as

  • 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 presentataion 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 at EPFL, during which the keynote and invited speakers will present challenges and advances in the design and manufacturing of energy efficient electronics and applications. PhD poster session will be held during the coffee breaks of the first two days.

On Friday evening, participants will travel up the Alps to the mountain resort of Leysin, where the third day of the workshop will include short presentations by PhD student, initimate workgroups, and student forums. 

Keynote Speakers

  • Eby Friedman University of Rochester
    Power Efficient Heterogeneous Integrated Systems
  • Rajesh Gupta University of California San Diego
  • Naresh Shanbhag University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    “Computing in the Nanoscale Era – A Shannon-inspired Perspective”
  • Philippe Flatresse STMicroelectronics
    “UTBB FD-SOI technology for Extreme Power Efficient SOCs”
  • Kofi Makinwa TUDelft
  • Jim Tschanz Intel
    “Energy-Efficient, Resilient Circuit Design in High-Performance Technologies”
  • Luca Benini ETH Zurich
    “Managing variability in Near-threshold clustered multiprocessors“
  • Matthias Streif Sensirion
    “Bringing Low Power Sensing to the Marketplace – Technologies and Applications”


At this point, Hotel options are no longer available with the registration and must be booked separately. However, we recommend the following Hotels:

Find how to reach the workshop location from the suggested hotels here  

Important dates:

Dec. 1st, 2013 – Abstract submission deadline.

Dec. 15, 2013 – Notification of acceptance (postponed)

Jan. 06, 2013 – REGISTRATION CLOSES at 11:59 (GMT+1)

Jan. 9-11, 2014 – WEEE workshop at EPFL and at Leysin