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Keynote Lectures

System Scaling for New Era of Automotive Electronics – An Ultimate System Integration Opportunity
Rao R Tummala
Georgia Institute of Technology
The new trends in automotive electronics such as autonomous driving, in-car smartphone-like infotainment, privacy and security, and all-electric cars, require an entirely different vision than is pursued today. Georgia Tech sees unprecedented challenges and opportunities to address these needs because of the disparate set of technologies that hitherto fore thought to be impossible to integrate. It proposes a systematic approach to system scaling, heterogeneous integration and innovative package architectures as the new era in electronics hardware with particular focus in electrical, mechanical and thermal designs and new digital, RF, radar, sensors, millimeter wave and power technologies. The Georgia Tech team proposes a transformative, and yet strategic approach, to automotive electronics called System Scaling, leading to an entire automotive system-on- a package. Such a system must integrate many disparate technologies such as high-speed digital, optical, RF and wireless sensing and data processing from 100s of sensors as well as ultra-high power and high-temperature electronics. Georgia Tech proposes highly innovative large panel-based, ultra-thin glass packaging in 3D double-side architecture with many, many innovations in designs, materials, processes, wiring lithography, fine-pitch and highly conductive through-vias and evaporation and condensation for thermal management and nanoscale RF and power components and system integration of all these. Such an approach is proposed to lead to highly-functional and miniaturized systems with disparate set of technologies at lowest cost, in smallest size with shortest interconnections with lowest power consumption. Georgia Tech views this approach to be superior to current approaches such as chip-first or wafer fanout or chip-last organic, leadframe and molded packaging technologies.
System Design Challenges for Future Consumer Devices: from glass to chromebook
Eric Shiu
Google Inc.
Internet and mobile application have been driving force for semiconductor innovation in the past 10 years. It's known that the scaling has been slowing down since 20nm process node. The memory and energy walls have been limiting the end-user's perceivable performance. We will look at the system requirement for the consumer device, such as laptop, phone and glass.  Starting from the high-level workloads, such as browsing,  video streaming, gaming or taking pictures. Then dive into full-system architecture simulation, performance and power analysis. Finally, a few future research areas in architecture and technology will be discussed.
The Frontiers of Information Technology
Dario Gil
IBM Research
For decades, computing power has doubled roughly every two years ― a pattern known as Moore’s Law. Those advances have relied on making transistors ever smaller, thereby enabling each computer chip to have more functionality and calculation power. During this time, IBM has invented many new ways to shrink transistors and fundamental innovations to improve performance. IBM continues to aggressively pursue disruptive technologies such as III/V compound semiconductors and carbon nanotubes for logic devices, magnetoresistive and phase change materials for memory, and 3D stacking and integrated silicon nanophotonics for high bandwidth and communications.
Still, despite all of these innovative technologies, increasing the density of transistors will cease when length-scales reach atomic dimensions.  This raises the fundamental question of what is next? What is the future of information technology beyond scaling and traditional computing?
The physical sciences must be marshalled to make matter compute in new ways so that we can create a future beyond Moore’s Law. It is critical to realize that software alone will not deliver sustained exponential speedups. The very nature of computing must be reimagined. Relaxing the constraints imposed by the von Neumann architecture allows for transformational compute methods such as quantum computing and brain-inspired computing extended all the way to the device level.
Furthermore, we must create a partnership between people and computers to scale and enhance human expertise. That is the path for all us to make better decisions. The nature of the human-computer interface, and the fluidity of data in and out our bodies and minds, will be transformed. Data must be experienced.
And we have to continue our tradition that traces back to Galileo, to make the invisible visible. Whether it is observing molecules down to the subatomic level to understand fundamental properties, observing biological molecules to more quickly understand biological systems, using multiple new segments of the electromagnetic spectrum to create an observing platform that sees in new ways, or looking at data from multiple sources at the geographic length-scale to make new insights and take control actions on a large system, all of these are examples of how technology and data are able to let us see and act in new ways.

Excursion Tour (optional)

8:00 Departure from Sapporo
8:20~9:10 Breakfast at the seafood restaurant, Kitano-Ryoba
12:30~14:10 Visit to Mt. Usu
14:20~15:10 Volcano Science Museum
16:40 Arrival at New Chitose Airport
18:20 Arrival at Sapporo
*Please bring your baggage to the excursion if you plan to have a flight from New Chitose Airport on the evening of Apr 23.

Curb Market (札幌場外市場, Sapporo Jōgai Ichiba) consists of nearly 64 stores and restaurants lined up along several blocks just outside of Sapporo's Central Wholesale Market, where Hokkaido’s fresh seasonal seafood, fruit and vegetables come together. Kitano-Ryoba (北の漁場) is one of stores and restaurants in the crab market, and you can enjoy sashimi-topped rice and sushi etc.    [The photo is for illustrative purposes only.]

Silo observatory, located at west side of Lake Toya, is for overlooking the sparking blue Lake Toya and its island. You can see Nakajima, Mt. Usu, and Showa-Shinzan all at once.

Volcano Science Museum is a comprehensive learning facility of Mount Usu, which has been erupting repeatedly since the prehistoric times. Tracing the history of Mount Usu, the museum introduces the mechanism of volcanic eruptions, exhibits the actual damages caused by the eruptions in the past, and shows preventive measures against disasters using photos, models, diorama, and various other audiovisual materials mainly focusing on the eruptions in 2000. You can virtually experience what they were like while learning.

Mount Usu (有珠山 Usu-zan) is an active stratovolcano in the Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Hokkaidō, Japan. It has erupted four times since 1900: in 1910 (which created Meiji-shinzan), 1944–45 (which created Shōwa-shinzan), August 7, 1977 and on March 31, 2000. To the north lies Lake Toya. Mount Usu formed on the southern rim of the caldera containing the lake.  (source: wikipedia )

Usu-zan Gondola: The 6-minutes midair journey affords panorammic views.

1. Depart from Sanroku Station for a 6-minute midair journey (1). A splendid view of Lake Toya can be seen (2).
2. You’ll see the jagged mountain ahead, and the gondola will soon arrive at Sancho Station (3).
3. Upon arrival, the Lake Toya Observation Deck is on the right, commanding views of Mt. Showa Shinzan and Lake Toya far below.
4. The Usu Crater Basin Observation Deck is on the left after about a 7-minute walk (4). Passing by the summit (O-Usu), the second summit (Ko-Usu), and the newest peak (Usu Shinzan) on the way to the Gin’numa Crater.
5. The Gin’numa Great Crater formed during the 1977 eruption of the summit (5). It is the largest of the existing craters. Steam bellows out continuously. Uchiura Bay can be seen beyond on the Pacific Ocean.

In August 2009, Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Geopark was the first in Japan to be designated as Global Geoparks. Mt. Uus The Geopark has attracted more worldwide attention.

The view from the Lake Toya Observation Deck.