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Research & Business Opportunities Ahead

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2012 CMOS ET Conference

2012 CMOS ET Conference

Research and Business Opportunities Ahead

July 18-20, 2012

Hyatt Regency Hotel

Vancouver, BC, Canada

The CMOS Emerging Technologies conference is a research and business event for those who want to discuss and find out about new exciting high tech opportunities. The format of the talks resembles in-depth tutorials describing state-of-the-art technology and future research directions rather than presenting specific research results or commercial products. The 8th annual meeting will be held downtown Vancouver with numerous opportunities for personal exploration of surrounding tourist attractions.

No formal proceedings will be printed, but PDF copies of all presentation material will be made available to attendees. Selected and expanded conference talks are edited as books with the following titles already published:

  • Wireless Technologies: Circuits, Systems, and Devices, CRC Press, 2007
  • Circuits at the NanoScale: Communications, Imaging, and Sensing, CRC Press 2008
  • Network Infrastructure and Architecture, Wiley 2008
  • VLSI Circuits for Bio-Medical Applications, Artech House 2008
  • Medical Imaging: Principles, Detectors, and Electronics, Wiley, 2009
  • Internet Networks: Wired, Wireless, and Optical Technologies, CRC Press, 2009
  • Convergence of Mobile and Stationary Next Generation Networks, Wiley 2010
  • Semiconductor Radiation Detector Systems, CRC Press, 2010
  • Electronics for Radiation Detection, CRC Press, 2010
  • Nanoelectronics: Nanowires, Molecular Electronics and Nanodevices, McGraw Hill, 2010
  • Radiation Effects in Semiconductors, CRC Press, 2010
  • CMOS Processors and Memories, Springer, 2010
  • CMOS Bio-Microsystems: Where Electronics Meets Biology, Wiley 2011

See our Books page for a complete list of books available for purchase.

Important Dates

Nov. 15, 2011 Talk Titles Due
Feb. 15, 2012 Deadline for Abstract Submission
March 1, 2012
Technical Program Set
April 31, 2012
Registration Deadline. Registration fee will increase by $100 after this date.

Please note: Registration is mandatory for all speakers. Register Now.
July 5, 2012
PDF of Slides Due
July 18-20, 2012
CMOS ET Meeting

Abstract and Slide Submission:
Abstracts: 100 words or less, in plain-text format.

Presentation Slides: PDF format is preferred. After the conference, presentation slides will be posted to this website for access by conference attendees, unless you indicate to us that you do not want them made public. 
Please submit abstracts and PDFs of slides to
this dropbox.

Conference Program (Preliminary)
Note: All talks are 20 minutes long, plus 5 minutes for questions.

July 18, 2012
Special Session on Embedded Systems
(Organized by CMC Microsystems)

  • Ian McWalter, President & CEO, CMC Microsystems (): emSYSCAN R&D Infrastructure for Microsystems Development
  • Markus Mann, CEO, Deutscher Technologiedienst GmbH (): Roadblocks on the Way to Technology Transfer
  • Gene Frantz, Principal Fellow, Texas Instruments (): DSP Architectures
  • Radu Marculescu, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University (): Design of Thousand Core Systems

Embedded Systems
Chair: Lesley Shannon, SFU ()
  • Markus Levy, EMBC, (): Embedded processor benchmarking strategy: From the microcontroller to the system
  • Leonardo Barboni, UNIGE (): Microsystems and embedded software solutions for information processing in cooperating wireless sensor networks: emerging challenges
  • Emil Jovanov, U of Alabama (): Hardware development for wearable technology
  • Robert Shuler, NASA (): Constructing pipeline computations in FPGAs
  • Supreet Oberoi, Real Time Innovations Inc. ()
  • Ikhwana Elfitri, U of Surrey (): Multichannel Audio Coding Based on Analysis by Synthesis
  • Frederik Zilly, Fraunhofer Institute (): 3D Stereo Acquisition

July 21, 2012
Special Session on Microsystems and Nanotechnology
(Organized by ECE UBC, tour of laboratory facilities)

  • Andre Ivanov, Chair, ECE UBC (): Microsystems and Nanotechnology for Sustainability
  • Lukas Chrostowski (): Photonics Laboratory Tour
  • Purang Abolmaesumi ( Robotics and Control Laboratory Tour
  • Konrad Walus, (): Nano-electronics Laboratory Tour
  • Alireza Nojeh, (): Nanotechnology Laboratory Tour
Plenary Talks
  • Jan Rabaey, University of California at Berkeley (): The Swarm at the Edge of the Cloud - the New Face of Wireless
  • Pierre Khuri-Yakub, Stanford University (): Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers as a Platform Technology
  • Nitish Thakor, Johns Hopkins University (): From Chip to Applications or How to Enable Scientific Discovery or Practical Solutions
  • Markus J Buehler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (): Tu(r)ning weakness to strength
  • Joshua Smith, Washington University ( ): Wirelessly powered sensing platforms
  • Derek Abbott, University of Adelaide (): How do we solve the world's energy supply problem? Finding scalable solutions
Technical Program (Preliminary) (PDF)

Hotel and Travel Information
Hotel reservations must be made directly with the Hyatt Regency Hotel on an individual basis. We have arranged a special group rate ($189/night, plus taxes) for workshop attendees. This rate will be available until June 27, 2012, or until sold out, and may be booked online or by contacting the hotel directly: