W01 VLSI for IoT

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Marilyn Wolf, Georgia Institute of Technology, US (Contact Marilyn Wolf)
Saibal Mukhopadhyay, Georgia Institute of Technology, US (Contact Saibal Mukhopadhyay)
Jörg Henkel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE (Contact Jörg Henkel)

This workshop focuses on the intersection between IoT and the VLSI systems required to build IoT systems. Internet-of-Things technology is being applied to a huge range of application areas. IoT systems make use of wireless networking to build physically distributed soft real-time systems. To fully deliver on the promise of IoT, we need to develop a new generation of VLSI devices for IoT nodes and hubs. IoT pushes VLSI system design in an entirely new direction - rather than concentrate on building the biggest, most complex chips, we need to develop a new generation of small, extremely inexpensive chips. This new generation of IoT devices will require advances in packaging, circuit design, low-power design, security, and system architectures.

The workshop features both invited speakers and submitted contributions from workshop participants. Interested participants can submit a 1-page summary of their proposed contribution by Friday, February 17, 2017 at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vlsiiot17. Results will be announced by March 1, 2017.


08:30W01.1Devices and Systems

Two talks on VLSI devices and systems.

08:30W01.1.1Small Is Beautiful: The New VLSI Landscape

IoT requires small, capable devices.  VLSI system design has traditionally pushed toward ever-bigger chips.  IoT will require us to rethink our assumptions and develop new methods to design chips that are small, consume extremely low power levels, and provide the capabilities appropriate for the systems in which they opeate.

09:30W01.1.2Towards a Fog Computing Paradigm for Industrial Internet of Things

Industrial IoT as a distributed fog architecture: 


- Requirements of applications in Manufacturing, Industrial automation, Robotics
- Challenges in computation and communication
- Fog Computing
- Solutions: Virtualization (computation) and Time-Sensitive Networking, ultra-reliable 5G (communication)
(-Resource management, provisioning)
10:30W01.2Architectures and Applications

Architectural-level techniques and energy-efficient applications.

10:30W01.2.1Customizable Processor Acceleration of Time Series Similarity Search for the Internet of Things

Custom architectures for IoT

11:15W01.2.2Deploying IoT for Energy Efficient Applications - Smart Grid and Electric Vehicles
Mohammad al Faruque, UC Irvine, US

IoT systems for applications that require energy efficiency.

14:15W01.3Circuits and Systems

Novel circuits enable new IoT applications.

13:30W01.3.2Ultra-Low Power Neural Image Processing

Neuromorphic circuits for ultra-low power image processing.

14:15W01.3.1Toward Smart Wearable Systems for Personal Health Monitoring

Ultra-low power devices for personal health.

15:00W01.4Security and Low Power for IoT

Security and low power are both essential capabilities for IoT devices. This talk and demonstration of IoT security and low power techniques for ARM.

15:00W01.4.1Transforming the Future with ARM (Secure) IoT

This talk describes security features in the ARM architecture for IoT.

15:30W01.4.2SoC Design around ARM Cortex-M0 for Energy-efficient IoT Applications
Victor Nelson, Auburn University, US

Energy-efficiency featuers in ARM Cortex-M0

16:45W01.5Participant Presentations and Discussions

Presentations from workshop participants and group discussion of workshop topics.