September 6-9, 2016
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Seattle, WA, USA

Wednesday Keynote Speaker

Jeannette M. Wing
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research

"Crashing Drones and Hijacked Cameras: CyberTrust Meets CyberPhysical"


Jeannette M. Wing is Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research. She is Consulting Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon where she twice served as the Head of the Computer Science Department. She is also Affiliate Faculty in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. From 2007-2010 she was the Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation. She received her S.B. and S.M. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering in 1979 and her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1983, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Wing's general research interests are in the areas of trustworthy computing, specification and verification, concurrent and distributed systems, programming languages, and software engineering. Her current interests are in the foundations of security and privacy. She was or is on the editorial board of twelve journals, including the Journal of the ACM and Communications of the ACM.

She is currently Chair of the DARPA Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Board and Chair of the AAAS Section on Information, Computing and Communications. She has been a member of many industry, government, and professional society boards, including: Networking and Information Technology (NITRD) Technical Advisory Group to the
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), National Academies of Sciences' Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, ACM Council, Computing Research Association Board, DARPA ISAT, NSF's CISE Advisory Committee, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, General Electric Academic Software Advisory Panel, Intel Research Pittsburgh's Advisory Board, Dartmouth's Institute for Security Technology Studies Advisory Committee, and Idaho National Laboratory and Homeland Security Strategic Advisory Committee. She served on the ACM Infosys Award Committee, the ACM Kanellakis Award Committee, the ACM Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award Committee, and the Sloan Research Fellowships Program Committee. She was the co-chair of the Technical Symposium of Formal Methods'99, co-organizer of the UW-MSR-CMU 2003
Software Security Summer Institute, and co-chair of the First International Symposium on Secure Software Engineering. She served as co-chair of NITRD from 2007-2010.

She was on the faculty at the University of Southern California, and has worked at Bell Laboratories, USC/Information Sciences Institute, and Xerox Palo Alto Research Laboratories. She spent sabbaticals at MIT in 1992 and at Microsoft Research 2002-2003. She has consulted for Digital Equipment Corporation, the Mellon Institute (Carnegie Mellon Research Institute), System Development Corporation, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Professor Wing received the CRA Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and the ACM Distinguished Service Award in 2014. She is a member of She is a member of Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Abstract: Cyber-physical systems are engineered systems that require tight conjoining of and coordination between the computational (discrete) and the physical (continuous). Cyber-physical systems are rapidly penetrating every aspect of our lives, with potential impact on sectors critical to national security and competitiveness, including aerospace, automotive, chemical production, civil infrastructure, energy, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, materials, and transportation. As these systems fulfill the promise of the Internet of Things, smart cities, household robots, and personalized medicine, we need to ensure they are trustworthy: reliable, secure, and privacy-preserving. This talk will look at cyber-physical systems from the lens of trustworthy computing. Throughout my talk, I will raise research challenges for how to make cyber-physical systems trustworthy.

Wednesday Plenary Speaker

Edward A. Lee
Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)
U.C. Berkeley

The Internet of Important Things

eal04 smallEdward A. Lee is the Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) department at U.C. Berkeley. His research interests center on design, modeling, and analysis of embedded, real-time computational systems. He is the director of the nine-university TerraSwarm Research Center
(, a director of Chess, the Berkeley Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems, and the director of the Berkeley Ptolemy project. From 2005-2008, he served as chair of the EE Division and then chair of the EECS Department at UC Berkeley. He is co-author of six books and hundreds of papers. He has led the development of several influential open-source software packages, notably Ptolemy and its various spinoffs. He received the B.S. degree in Computer Science from
Yale University in 1979, the S.M. degree in EECS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1981, and the Ph.D. degree in EECS from UC Berkeley in 1986. From 1979 to 1982 he was a member of technical staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, in the Advanced Data Communications Laboratory. He is a co-founder of BDTI, Inc., where he is currently a Senior Technical Advisor, and has consulted for a number of other companies. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, was an NSF Presidential Young Investigator, and won the 1997 Frederick Emmons Terman Award for Engineering Education.

Abstract: Cyber-physical systems are integrations of computation, communication networks, and physical dynamics. Applications include manufacturing, transportation, energy production and distribution, biomedical, smart buildings, and military systems, to name a few. Increasingly, today, such systems leverage Internet technology, despite a significant mismatch in technical objectives. A major challenge today is to make this technology reliable, predictable, and controllable enough for "important" things, such as safety-critical and mission-critical systems. In this talk, I will analyze how emerging technologies can translate into better models and better engineering methods for this evolving Internet of important things. I will particularly focus on embedded processor design that can significantly improve determinism and reduce power consumption for embedded software.

Thursday Keynote Speaker

Mircea Stan
Charles L. Brown Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE)
University of Virginia

"SoX at the Edge: the Heterogeneous, Highly Integrated IoT Systems of the future"

stanMircea R. Stan has been with the Charles L. Brown Department of ECE at the University of Virginia since 1996. He is teaching and doing research in the areas of high-performance low-power VLSI, temperature-aware circuits and architecture, embedded systems, spintronics, and nanoelectronics . He leads the High-Performance Low-Power (HPLP) lab and is an associate director of the Center for Automata Processing (CAP). He has more than eight years of industrial experience, has been a visiting faculty at UC Berkeley in 2004-2005, at IBM in 2000, and at Intel in 2002 and 1999. He was co-author on best paper awards at ISQED 2008, GLSVLSI 2006, ISCA 2003 and SHAMAN 2002. He is a Senior Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, a fellow of the IEEE, and a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi.

Abstract: Rumors of Moore's Law demise have been greatly exaggerated! While transistors are not getting simultaneously smaller, faster and lower power every couple of years like for the past several decades, inexorable forces to cram more devices together are still running strong, except that they are now pushing upwards in the third dimension. Heterogeneity, monolithic vs. TSV-based scaling for 3D, and closing the energy loop (cooling and power delivery) will punctuate this talk as it explores the challenges and opportunities that IoT systems of the future face as they move away from planar Systems-on-Chip (SoC) to becoming three dimensional Systems-on-Anything (SoX, e.g. Systems-on-Package, Systems-on-Interposer, etc.).

Thursday Plenary Speaker

Ram Krishnamurthy
Senior Principal Engineer & Director of High Performance and Low Voltage Circuits Research Group
Circuits Research Lab
Intel Corporation

"Energy Efficient and Ultra Low Voltage SoC design in Nanoscale CMOS Technologies"

ram smallRam Krishnamurthy received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Regional Engineering College, Trichy, India, in 1993, M. S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1995, and Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1998. He has been with Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon, since 1998, where he is Senior Principal Engineer and directs the high performance and low voltage circuits research group at Circuits Research Lab. In this role, he leads research in high performance, energy efficient and low voltage circuits for microprocessors and SoCs. He holds 105 issued patents with over 50 patents pending and has published 150 conference/journal papers and 3 book chapters on high-performance energy-efficient microprocessor design. He serves as Intel's representative on the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) technical advisory board for circuits. He served as associate editor of IEEE transactions on VLSI systems, guest editor of IEEE journal of solid-state circuits and on the technical program committees of ISSCC, CICC, and SOCC conferences. He serves on industrial advisory board of Oregon State University and State University of New York at Buffalo ECE departments. He served as Technical Program Chair/General Chair for the 2005/2006 IEEE International Systems-on-Chip Conference and presently serves on the conference's steering committee. Krishnamurthy has received the IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference Distinguished Technical Paper Award in 2012, IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference Best Paper Award in 2012, Outstanding Industry Mentor Award from SRC thrice in 2002, 2011 and 2015, Intel Awards for most patents filed in 2001 and most patents issued in 2003, Alumni recognition award from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009, and MIT Technology Review's TR35 Innovator Award in 2006. He has received the Intel Achievement Award, Intel Corporation's highest technical award, twice - in 2004 and 2008 for development and technology transfer of novel high-performance execution core arithmetic circuits and special-purpose hardware encryption accelerators. He is an IEEE Fellow and distinguished lecturer of IEEE solid-state circuits society.
Abstract: This talk presents some of the prominent barriers to designing energy-efficient circuits in the sub-14nm CMOS technology regime and outlines new paradigm shifts necessary in next-generation multi-core microprocessors and systems-on-chip. Emerging trends and key challenges in sub-14nm design are outlined, including (i) device and on-chip interconnect technology projections, (ii) performance, leakage and voltage scalability, (iii) special-purpose hardware accelerators and reconfigurable co-processors for compute-intensive signal processing algorithms, (iv) fine-grain power management with integrated voltage regulators, and (v) resilient circuit design to enable robust variation-tolerant operation. Energy-efficient arithmetic and logic circuit techniques, static/dynamic supply scaling, on-die interconnect fabric circuits, ultra-low-voltage and near-threshold logic and memory circuit techniques, and multi-supply/multi-clock domain design for switching and leakage energy reduction are described. Special purpose hardware accelerators and data-path building blocks for enabling high GOPS/Watt on specialized DSP tasks such as encryption, graphics and media processing are presented. Power efficient optimization of microprocessors to span a wide operating range across high performance servers to ultra mobile SoCs, dynamic on-the fly configurability and adaptation, and circuit techniques for active/standby-mode leakage reduction with robust low-voltage operability are reviewed. Specific chip design examples and case studies supported by silicon measurements and trade-offs will be discussed.

Banquet Speaker

Art Swift
President of prpl Foundation

 "Hardware backed security framework for the IOT"

  ram smallArt Swift is president of the prpl Foundation, a technology non-profit promoting the development of open source software for embedded computing. He also is CEO of CUPP Computing AS, a privately-held supplier of mobile security devices. He has more than 25 years of executive-level experience in the tech industry, including CEO at low power chip-maker Transmeta (NASDAQ, TMTA), CEO of nanotech innovator Unidym, and vice president of marketing and business development at MIPS, a leading provider of microprocessor IP.

The Internet of Things is creeping into ever more critical areas of our lives. From drug pumps to aircraft, connected cars and even smart weapons – there are few products coming off the production line today which don’t have an added element of ‘intelligence’ and connectivity. There’s just one problem: they are fundamentally flawed. And in this brave new world, that could result not just in data theft and privacy challenges but actual loss of life.

In this keynote, prpl Foundation president Art Swift will present some high profile IoT security flaws which have already emerged, and pick out the common attack patterns linking them all. He’ll go on to make the case for a new, hardware backed approach which can overcome these challenges by engineering security into these embedded devices from the ground up. You will learn how open source and interoperable standards can address serious IoT security flaws thanks to SoC virtualization and security through separation.

Forum Keynote Speaker

 Wolf Richter
President of EPIC Semiconductors

"IoT: No more Moore? Let's break the law!"

 ram smallWolfgang is both an entrepreneur and an inventor and is devoted to pioneering communications technologies and services.  Wolfgang has more than 30 years of technology development experience and a track record of economically outstanding innovations.  Wolfgang-Henry has authored more than 150 patents and has won awards at Expo 2000, Austria microsystem 2005 and Echelon 2007.  He was the German Economy Award winner for Best Innovation and his innovations also led to an Ernst & Young entrepreneurship award in 2007. His last venture has been acquired by Microchip.  

If everybody tells the same story, then it's time to start new adventures! For a short time let the ARMy of boring "me-too" behind anddiscover a new realm of possibilities in the melting pot of digital and analog circuits. Experience a new form of "Inherent Artificial Intelligence", self-powered contactless "Smart-by-Nature" sensing circuits (beyond RFID & NFC), as well as new ideas for MEMS and ChargeCoupled Devices (CCD). How about a kind of "Alma-Mater-on-Chip", a vast cluster of "teachers" and "students", realized with "EPIC's nCP nanoCloudProcessors", to outsmart even Quantum computers? Wolf Richter talks & demonstrates (live on stage) what's possible today, to give you "Epic" ideas for tomorrow!

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