ISCAS 2000 Panel Sessions

P1 - New cooperation frameworks for system design between industry, universities and research centers

Description:

How to educate the designers of tomorrows systems? Are universities suited for system level research? Do we need new research organisations or frameworks for it? How to interact with industry? Should we all do software and forget hardware? Representatives of novel cooperation frameworks will present and discuss various models and experiences in this field.

Organizer and Moderator : Hugo De Man, Professor K.U.Leuven/IMEC

Panel members:

  • Prof. Jochen Jess :Eindhoven Embedded Systems Institute at T.U. Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
  • Prof. Steve Beaumont :Univ. Glascow, Director of the SLI Institute of ALBA centre, Scotland.
  • Prof. Erich Barke : Institute of Microelectronic Systems, University of Hanover, Germany
  • Prof. Ivo Bolsens : Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center Leuven, Belgium.

P2 - EECS and CAS Education Challenges in the New Millenium

Description:

The astonishingly rapid and continuing advances in mixed signal integrated electronics for communication system and information processing applications, as well as the imminent maturation of bio-related, health monitoring, and health maintenance research, pose significant and interesting challenges to the problem of providing insightfully meaningful education to engineering and science students. Perhaps the most dominant of these challenges is that engineering enrollments at even many first tier universities throughout the world are dropping, despite omnipresent demands for competent engineering designers. Another challenge entails defining the extent and nature of academic responsibilities to the industrial community and vice versa. How do we handle intellectual property disputes? How should curricula be restructured to better integrate classroom discussions with requisite laboratory work and computer-based design-oriented exercises? Is it necessary that we revisit what we have traditionally perceived as the basics indigenous to our fields of expertise? At what level should the essence of emerging technologies be introduced to our students? The foregoing is but a suggested handful of issues that this panel can plausibly address. The panel also hopes to insight debate, creative thought, and insightful discussion that can strengthen the extant educational foundation to ensure its ability to support the new directions deemed appropriate by the circuits and systems community.

Moderator : John Choma, Professor - University Southern California

Panel members:

  •  Georges Gielen, Professor - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  •  Arvin Grabel, Professor - Northeastern University
  •  Gordon Roberts, Professor - McGill University
  •  Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio, Professor - Texas A&M University
  •  Chris Verhoeven, Professor - Delft University of Technology