"The iSES 2020 organizing committee recognizes the global emergency due to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In the unlikely scenario that the current situation prolongs, iSES 2020 will allow virtual presentations like Skype, recorded ppt, YouTube video, etc. as replacement of actual in person presentation for authors who cannot travel to Chennai, India. All the accepted papers registered and presented either in-person or virtually will appear in the iSES 2020 proceedings and IEEE Xplore. We will continue to monitor the situation, and update you as things change on a daily basis." “Selected papers from iSES 2020 program will be invited to special issues of IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine and Springer Nature Computer Science Journal” IEEE-iSES 2020 – 14-16 December 2020, Chennai, India

The primary objective of  IEEE International Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems (IEEE-iSES, formerly IEEE-iNIS) is to provide a platform for both hardware and software researchers to interact under one umbrella for further development of smart electronic systems. Efficient and secure data sensing, storage, and processing play pivotal roles in current information age. The state-of-the-art smart electronic systems cater to the needs of efficient sensing, storage, and computing. At the same time, efficient algorithms and software used for faster analysis and retrieval of desired information are becoming increasingly important. Big data which are large, complex data sets, are now a part of the Internet world. Storing and processing needs of the enormous amount of structured and unstructured data are getting increasingly challenging. At the same time, Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber-physical systems (CPS) have been evolving with simultaneous development of hardware and software and span across everyday consumer electronics. The performance and efficiency of the present as well as the future generations of computing and information processing systems are largely dependent upon advances in both hardware and software. IEEE-iSES has been initiated as a sponsored meeting of Technical Committee on VLSI, IEEE-CS (https://www.ieee-tcvlsi.org/) that endorses a league of successful meetings including ASAP, ISVLSI, and ARITH, are now presented as “Sister Conferences”.

CONTRIBUTIONS ARE SOUGHT IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS :

Different revolutionary and evolutionary technologies in nanoscale have evolved to cater to the need of future generation computing and information processing. Some of the thrust areas in this domain include: (a) Nanotechnologies, nanowire, nanotubes and nano-sensors, (b) Molecular electronics, bio-sensors, bio-molecular and biologically-inspired computing, (c) Nanoelectronics for energy harvesting, (d) Spintronics, domain-wall, and phase-change memories, (e) Memristor and memristive systems, (f) Advanced 3D IC technologies, design techniques, and 3D packaging, (g) On-chip interconnection network design, modeling, and simulation, (h) GPU, HPC, and large-scale cloud-based computing, (i) Quantum computing, communication, and information processing, (j) Application specific circuit, system, and sensor design using nanoelectronics, (k) Chip to System design for critical applications, (l) Electronic design automation (EDA) or computer-aided design (CAD) methods covering these areas.

Consumption of energy or power dissipation has become a major issue in today’s nanoelectronic and information processing systems. Researchers are trying to address and overcome this critical bottleneck in different ways. Some of the major thrust areas are as follows: (a) Energy efficient hardware-software design and co-synthesis, (b) Energy efficient applications using field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), (c) Sustainability of energy efficient applications, (d) Dynamic power management, (e) Modeling, simulation, and validation, (f) Energy generation, recovery, and management systems, (g) Reliability analysis, modeling, and reliable system design, h) Low-power wearable and implantable systems, (i) Multi-core systems, Network-on-Chip, and MPSoCs, (j) Reversible Circuits and Systems, (k) Reconfigurable Systems, (l) Microfluidics and Biochips, (m) Electronic design automation (EDA) or computer-aided design (CAD) methods covering these areas.

IoT envisions the development of tools, techniques, and standards to make ‘things’ more intelligent and programmable to develop more capable ‘things’ to address the necessity of human beings. It covers all types of sensors, communication protocols, computational tools, techniques, devices, processors, embedded systems, data warehousing, big data, cloud computing, server farms, grid computing etc. Topics of interests include the followings: (a) IoT architecture, (b) IoT enabling technologies, services, and applications, (c) IoT system integration, management, and standards, (d) IoT big data analytics, (e) IoT security and privacy concerns, (f) IoT at nanoscale, (g) Emerging hardware/software solutions for IoT, (h) Hardware and software solutions for smart cities, (i) IoT-friendly blockchain (j) Hardware and software based systems for aerotropolis, (k) emerging nanoelectronics for smart consumer electronics covering these areas.

Due to ever increasing demand of network and information contents, hardware capacity for storage, analytics, and processing are catching the eyes of researchers to provide efficient solution to the above. Some of the thrust areas are as follows: (a) Circuits and systems for digital rights management (DRM), watermarking, and encryption, (b) Data protection strategies and controls, (c) Mobile security and bring your own device (BYOD), (d) Medical device security, (e) Cyber security, (f) Emerging embedded solutions for security covering these areas. (g) Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) design, and (h) Hardware solutions for efficient blockchain

Artificial Intelligence, robotics and automation have gained quintessential prominence in the workplace. Rapidly increasing research focus on building robots and automation systems that can make difference in the quality of human life. The days are not far away when humanoid robots become common in many homes and offices. Topics in this track include, but are not limited to (a) Networked and Distributed Intelligent Controls, (b) Adaptive Control Systems, (c) Mobile and Autonomous Systems, (d) Multi-Agent Collaborative Systems (MACS), (e) Biorobotics and Biomechatronics, (f) Space and Underwater Robotics, (g) Service and Security Robotics, (h) Humanoid Robots, (i) Human-Machine Interfaces and Interaction, (j) Robotics and Industrial Monitoring, (k) Vision Systems for Automation and Robotics, (l) Smart Sensors and Sensor Fusion and (j) Digital and virtual manufacturing & automation systems.
All major automotive companies enter the race towards highly automated and autonomous vehicles. Plethora of challenges emerges in the process of having the vehicle recognize objects, localize itself precisely and make intelligent decisions. Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into the area of intelligent vehicles, which include but not limited to the following: (a) Advanced driver assistance systems, (b) Advanced Sensing and Recognition, (c) Automated Vehicles, (d) Connected Vehicles, (e) Cognition and Control, (f) Driver Monitoring, (g) Human factors and Ergonomics, (h) Intelligent Electrified Vehicles, (i) Navigation and Localization Systems, (j) Vehicle Onboard Diagnostics, (k) Vehicular Signal Processing.