2015 IEEE CASS Outreach Initiatives

Workshop on Micro/Nanoelectronic Circuits and Systems

Spain Chapter of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society


Palacio de congresos, Cuesta de Oviedo, s/n, Salamanca, Spain

Very few social and technological revolutions in the history of humankind have become as vertiginous as the one experienced in the first decade of 21st century. In fact, it would be very difficult to explain our present society without resorting to the so-called Information Technologies, and particularly to some technological achievements such as the Internet, mobile phones and social networks. Technology downscaling toward deep nanoscale level has allowed to put billions of transistors together in a single chip, thus making it possible to integrate entire systems with increasingly number of applications, which span from consumer electronics and computing to telecom and biomedical devices.

The evolution of these technologies and their synergy with other fields of science and engineering are immersing our society into the so-called Internet of Things, in which an increasingly number of devices are being interconnected in more and more autonomous machine-to-machine infrastructures. This pervasive tendency towards a digital world, demands for efficient ways of interacting with diverse physical environments, by means of smart sensors, actuators, signal conditioning techniques and analog-digital interfaces.

In this scenario, this workshop – organized by the Spain Chapter of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society – aims to present an overview of some recent advances in the design of micro/nanoelectronic circuits and systems in diverse application scenarios and case studies including automotive applications, smart sensing, interfacing brain and machines and flexible organic/printed electronics. Following an overview introduction given by the organizers, several talks presented by worldwide recognized experts in these fields will present their recent developments in micro/nanoelectronics putting emphasis on how to transfer their research and academic results to industrial products and the creation of start-ups and high-tech companies.


Title: Industrial Integrated Circuit Design Techniques
Speaker: Antonio J. Lopez-Martin

Affiliation: Public University of Navarra
Campus Arrosadia E-31006 Pamplona, Spain [antonio.lopez@unavarra.es]


Title: How to Make Your Integrated Sensor Smarter
Speaker: Francisco Serra-Graells

Affiliation: Integrated Circuits and Systems group, IMB-CNM(CSIC); Dept. Microelectronics and Electronic Systems, UAB [paco.serra@imb-cnm.csic.es]


Title: Printed MicroElectronics: From Technology to Design, Rebuilding the Path
Speakers: Eloi Ramon, Jordi Carrabina, Lluís Terés
Affiliation: Universitat AutoÃnoma de Barcelona, IMB-CNM, (CSIC)


Title: Interfacing Brain and Machines: Challenges and Perspectives
Speaker: Ángel Rodríguez-Vázquez
Affiliation: Instituto de Microelectrónica de Sevilla, IMSE-CNM (CSIC/University of Seville),