Optical/Photonic Interconnects for Computing Systems


Call for Participation and Poster

29th March 2019, Florence, Italy
In Conjunction with Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference

Invited speakers

Vladimir Stojanovic, UC Berkeley
Yvain Thonnart, CEA-Leti
Bert Offrein, IBM Zurich
Fabio Pavanello, IMEC
Davide Bertozzi, UNIF
Ian O'Connor, ECL
Timo Aalto, VTT
Laurent Vivien, C2N
Ulf Schlichtmann, TUM
David Z. Pan, UT Austin
François Berthollet, CMP
Cédric Killian, IRISA/INRIA
Jun Shiomi, Kyoto University

As Moore's Law is slowing down, an exploration of alternative technologies are developed to replace traditional CMOS-based architectures at the heart of data processing. Moreover, stringent application constraints on massive data transfers in data centers, artificial intelligence systems, and embedded high-performance computing (eHPC), requires new communication-centric systems with novel interconnect technologies. Silicon photonics is a prime candidate to achieve this thanks to its compatibility with CMOS fabrication process, scalability, and growing maturity. OPTICS aims at discussing the most recent advances in silicon photonics for computing systems, covering topics from the device fabrication all the way up to the system-level design through circuit optimization with Electronic-Photonic Design Automation (EPDA). The workshop is of interest to researchers working on silicon photonics, high-performance computing systems and EDA/EPDA. It is comprised of invited talks of the highest caliber from industry and academia addressing most recent outcomes. Ideas and new opportunities are discussed during a panel and a refereed poster presentations session highlights works-in progress.

Topics to be discussed include but are not limited to:

You are invited to participate and submit your contributions to OPTICS. Abstracts upto one A4 page should be submitted online. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed. Accepted abstracts will be presented at posters. Accepted abstracts won't be published in DATE proceedings nor in IEEE Xplore. The submission and notification deadlines are as follows.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 25th January 2019
Acceptance notification: 30th January 2019