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W01 OPTICS: Optical/Photonic Interconnects for Computing Systems

Start
Friday, 13 March 2020 08:30
End
Friday, 13 March 2020 17:30
Important Dates
Submission Deadline
Acceptance notification
Room
Lesdiguières


Despite the slowdown of Moore's Law, applications from machine learning and edge computing to scientific computing and mobile computing continuously demand more performance under tighter cost, energy, and size constraints. Silicon-based photonic technologies advanced rapidly in the last two decades and have become promising solutions to complement electronic technologies. OPTICS (optical/photonic interconnects for computing systems) workshop aims at discussing the latest advances in optics/photonics for computing systems, covering topics from fabrications, photonic devices, photonic circuits, architectures, system integrations, and design automation and optimization. The workshop targets researchers and engineers working on optics/photonics, electronics, architectures, systems, applications and design automations. Topics to be discussed include but are not limited to:

# PEDA (Photonic-Electronic Design Automation): layout, placement and routing, floorplan, crosstalk, thermal, process variation, etc.
# Photonic-electronic system integration and application: data center, HPC, automobile, aviation, etc.
# Photonics-based architecture: optical neural network, rack-scale optical network, inter/intra-chip optical network, optical switching, etc.
# Photonic/optic circuits: OE conversion, optical interconnect, optical computing circuit, etc.
# Photonic device and fabrication: laser, photodetector, modulator, switch, filter, etc.

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

# Submission deadline: 25th January 2020
# Acceptance notification: 30th January 2020

 

08:30 Introduction to OPTICS

Session Start
Fri, 08:30
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Fri, 08:40

08:40 [Keynote] Silicon photonics design for new computing paradigms: neuromorphic and quantum computing by Lukas Chrostowski, University of British Columbia

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Fri, 08:40
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Fri, 09:40

09:40 Moving photonics design light-years ahead: optimizing photonic components for manufacturability with inverse design by Geoff Duggan, Lumerical

Session Start
Fri, 09:40
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Fri, 10:00

10:00 Coffee break

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Fri, 10:00
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Fri, 10:30

10:30 Tolerating errors in nanophotonic interconnects for a better energy efficiency by Cédric Killian, INRIA Rennes

Session Start
Fri, 10:30
Session End
Fri, 10:50

10:50 Automatic Topology Generation and Bandwidth Optimization for Wavelength-Routed Optical Networks-on-Chips by Ulf Schlichtmann, Technical University of Munich

Session Start
Fri, 10:50
Session End
Fri, 11:10

11:10 Specification-driven photonics circuit design by Ruping Cao, Luceda

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Fri, 11:10
Session End
Fri, 11:30

11:30 Machine learning for smart silicon photonic spectrometers by Carlos Ramos, C2N

Session Start
Fri, 11:30
Session End
Fri, 11:50

11:50 Poster presentations

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Fri, 11:50
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Fri, 12:00

12:00 Lunch

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Fri, 12:00
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Fri, 13:00

13:00 Neuromorphic Photonic Architectures by George Dabos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Fri, 13:00
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Fri, 13:20

13:20 An Optical Neural Network Architecture based on Light Speed Approximate Parallel Multipliers by Jun Shiomi, Kyoto University

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Fri, 13:20
Session End
Fri, 13:40

13:40 Driving photonic implementation through automation by Tom Daspit, Mentor Graphics

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Fri, 13:40
Session End
Fri, 14:00

14:00 From Photonic Integration to Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneously-converging IC with Applications to Optical/Photonic Interconnects by Min Tan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

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Fri, 14:00
Session End
Fri, 14:20

14:20 Poster presentations

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Fri, 14:20
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Fri, 14:30

14:30 Coffee break

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Fri, 14:30
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Fri, 15:00

15:00 CMOS integrated silicon ring modulators for photonic interconnects: the future of HPC by Derek Van Orden, Ayar Labs

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Fri, 15:00
Session End
Fri, 15:20

15:20 Optical Integration in Data centers and high performance computers, going beyond moore’s law by Liron Gantz, Mellanox

Session Start
Fri, 15:20
Session End
Fri, 15:40

15:40 Optical Circuit Switching and Control for Heterogeneous and Disaggregated Data Centres by Georgios Zervas, University College London

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Fri, 15:40
Session End
Fri, 16:00

16:00 Silicon Photonics in Memory Hard Systems by Alan Mickelson, University of Colorado Boulder

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Fri, 16:00
Session End
Fri, 16:20

16:20 Panel

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Fri, 16:20
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Fri, 17:30

17:30 Closing remarks

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Fri, 17:30
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Fri, 17:30