IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Newsletter | Volume 15 | Issue 2 | April 2021 | CURRENT/PAST ISSUES


IEEE CASS Seasonal School on Circuits and Systems for IoT


The Internet of Things domain touches many themes, some of which are in line with humanity priorities for the coming decades. Thus, the 3rd edition of the IEEE CASS Seasonal School on Circuits and Systems for IoT will cover the whole scope of what is the IoT, from radiocommunications and electronics to data processing and Artificial Intelligence, with hybrid half days of technical, scientific and industrial presentations delivered by international experts of each domain and a in-person workshop to imagine and design your own connected object based on LoRa technology.

IoT Worshop

A in-person workshop to imagine and design your own connected object based on LoRa technology. You think about an object within a team and you will program an Arduino, connect it to the Cloud, fabricate its packaging and deploy it to process its data.

Program and more Information at

Conference Venue

Bordeaux INP, 1 avenue des facultés, Talence, France

General Co-chairs

  • Francois Rivet, Univ. Bordeaux, France
  • Guillaume Ferre, Univ. Bordeaux, France

Technical Program Committee Chair

  • Antoine Frappé, Junia, Lille, France
  • ​Ricardo Reis, UFRGS, Brazil

Local Arrangement Co-chairs

  • Marwane Rezzouki, Univ. Bordeaux, France
  • ​Romane Dumont, Univ. Bordeaux, France

Liaison chair

  • Patricia Desgreys, Telecom ParisTech, France

Registration Starts:       July 15, 2021

Registration Deadline:  September 15, 2021


IEEE CASS Rio Grande do Sul Talks 2021

Fridays, 1:30 PM (Brasilia Time, GMT-3)

Last year, the IEEE CASS Rio Grande do Sul Chapter and the Graduate Program on Microelectronics (PGMICRO) of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) transformed Local Face-to-Face Seminars into Global Webinars. A report about this action was published in the IEEE CASS Magazine, 4th quarter, 2020 [1]. 

All 2020 webinars(28 talks) were recorded and are available at the IEEE CASS Rio Grande do Sul YouTube channel


The following IEEE CASS Rio Grande do Sul webinars were already presented in 2021:

  • Prof. Subhasish Mitra (Stanford University, USA), 21st-Century NanoSystems for Abundant-Data Computing: The N3XT 1,000X. February 5
  • Prof. Hai “Helen” Li (Duke University, USA), Efficient Deep Learning at Scale, February 12
  • Prof. Ricardo Reis (UFRGS, Brazil), Challenges in the Design of Integrated Systems for IoT, Feb. 19
  • Prof. Rajesh K. Gupta (UC San Diego, USA), Programming Human Spaces, February 26
  • Dr. Rodrigo Calderón Rico (Apple, Cupertino, USA), Missing Hardware Functions to Apply Intelligence in Communication Systems, March 5
  • Prof.  Yuanqing Cheng (Beihang University, China), Reliable and Low Power Design for STT-MRAM, March 12
  • Dr. Gustavo Wilke (Synopsys, USA), Analysis and Optimization of Mesh-based Clock Distribution Architectures, March 19
  • Dr. Luciano Ost (Loughborough University, England), Early Soft Error Assessment of Embedded Deep Inference Networks, March 26.
  • Dr. Rob Aitken (Arm Research, San Jose, USA), The Challenges of Software-Defined Hardware, April 9

The following talks are some of the scheduled ones:

  • April 16, Ricardo Jacobi, UNB, Brazil, Algorithms and Architectures for Morphological Image Processing
  • April 23, Eby Friedman, Rochester University, USA, Single Flux Quantum Circuits, Algorithms, and Design Methodologies
  • April 26-30, break for EMicro/SIM 
  • May 7, Sachin Sapatnekar, ECE Department, University of Minnesota, USA, Automating Analog Layout: Why This Time is Different
  • May 14, Bruno Zatt, UFPel, Immersive Media Technology: Challenges, Solutions and Trends
  • May 21, Krishnakumar Nair, Facebook, USA
  • May 22-28, break for ISCAS 2021
  • June 4, Michael Hübner, Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Germany, Going New Ways in Embedded System Design
  • June 11, Ibrahim Elfadel, Khalifa University, UAE
  • June 18, Lou Scheffer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA, The Electrical Design of Biological Systems - What can we Learn from the Brain of a Fly?

Several other talks are also being scheduled till November 2021.

Please, go to the CASS Rio Grande do Sul YouTube channel to see the titles and abstracts of talks, and to subscribe to the YouTube channel. 

It is also possible to find, in the YouTube channel, the recorded versions of past 2021 Talks, as well other talks related to other events organized by the CASS Chapter. 

CASS Talks keep reaching a broad set of countries, all around the world.

[1] How CASS-RS Transformed Local Face-to-Face Seminars into Global Webinars, Ricardo Reis, Raphael Brum and José Rodrigo Azambuja, IEEE CASS Magazine, Vol. 20, Issue 4, p. 78-87, 2020, DOI: 10.1109/MCAS.2020.3027224.

Ricardo Reis
Instituto de Informática - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul