ISCAS 2000 Panel Sessions
P1 - New cooperation frameworks for system design between industry,
universities and research centers
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
Organizer and Moderator : Hugo De Man, Professor K.U.Leuven/IMEC
- 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,
P2 - EECS and CAS Education Challenges in the New Millenium
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
- Georges Gielen, Professor - Katholieke Universiteit
- Arvin Grabel, Professor - Northeastern University
- Gordon Roberts, Professor - McGill University
- Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio, Professor - Texas A&M
- Chris Verhoeven, Professor - Delft University of Technology