Prof. Franco Maloberti, IEEE CASS 2016-2017 President
An important goal of the IEEE Circuit and Systems Society is to optimally answer to the need of its young members. At this purpose, the CAS Society sponsors regional conferences for Ph.D. students. The conferences, named PRIME, are now held in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The Society attention is also toward young professionals (YP) that are IEEE members that have completed their first academic degree within the last 15 years. There is a specific volunteer organization within the IEEE that helps young members in the transition from student to the profession and in line with this objective, as President of the CAS Society I proposed to launch a new conference: the IEEE New Generation of Circuits and Systems. I was very lucky to find motivated and creative persons that enthusiastically accepted to organize the Conference. They defined before the following specific objectives:
- To bridge the gap between academia and society and to build closer ties between academia, YPs and industry
- To create an environment for networking with experts from industry, academia, and society
- To understand the circuit and system areas that have relevant societal impact
- To stay technically up-to-date and learn about future challenges in circuits and systems
- To meet CASS YPs and established researchers
- To enable sharing of peer experiences
Then, they worked for an innovative format of the conference for achieving at best the objectives and to meet the expectations of young attendees: meeting new friends, networking with expert researchers and engineers, learning new things.
Even if the focus is on YP contributions from “less young” professionals are more than welcome. In this way, the optimal mix of participant creates an optimal environment. All are favored by the location: Genoa, an important city in the middle of the Italian Riviera. The climate in the beginning of September is particularly mild and thanks to a short extension of your stay, you can visit the old part of Genoa (in the World Heritage List of UNESCO – 2006) with one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean and you can enjoy the charm of old fishing ports and the beauty of landscapes of the many popular destinations of the Italian Riviera.
I really do hope that you will enjoy this new conference and format. Any comments and suggestions are more than welcome!
Thanks again for participating and supporting the IEEE CAS Society.
IEEE CASS 2016-2017 President