Optical/Photonic Interconnects for Computing Systems


Call for Participation and Poster

In Conjunction with Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference
29th March 2019, Florence, Italy

As Moore's Law is slowing down, an exploration of alternative technologies are developed to replace traditional CMOS-based architectures at the heart of data processing. Moreover, stringent application constraints on massive data transfers in data centers, artificial intelligence systems, and embedded high-performance computing (eHPC), requires new communication-centric systems with novel interconnect technologies. Silicon photonics is a prime candidate to achieve this thanks to its compatibility with CMOS fabrication process, scalability, and growing maturity. OPTICS aims at discussing the most recent advances in silicon photonics for computing systems, covering topics from the device fabrication all the way up to the system-level design through circuit optimization with Electronic-Photonic Design Automation (EPDA). The workshop is of interest to researchers working on silicon photonics, high-performance computing systems and EDA/EPDA. It is comprised of invited talks of the highest caliber from industry and academia addressing most recent outcomes. Ideas and new opportunities are discussed during a panel and a refereed poster presentations session highlights works-in progress.

Topics to be discussed include but are not limited to:

You are invited to participate and submit your contributions to OPTICS. In addition to invited talks, extended abstracts (upto one page with author bio) should be emailed to the Program Chair. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed. Accepted abstracts will be presented at posters. The submission and notification deadlines are as follows.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 15th November 2018
Acceptance notification: 25th Nobember 2018

General Chairs

Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mahdi Nikdast, Colorado State University
Gabriela Nicolescu, Polytechnique Montréal

Program Chair

Sébastien Le Beux, Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology

Technical Program Committee

Alan Mickelson, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Ayse Coskun, Boston University, USA
Davide Bertozzi, University of Ferrara, Italy
Edoardo Fusella, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Ian O'Connor, Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, France
Laurent Vivien, CNRS, France
Nikos Hardavellas, Northwestern University, USA
Olivier Sentieys, INRIA - University of Rennes 1, France
Sandro Bartolini, Università di Siena, Italy
Sebastien Rumley, University of Columbia, USA
Tohru Ishihara, Kyoto University, Japan
Yaoyao Ye, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Yoan Léger, CNRS – FOTON, France