As Technical Program Chairs for the IEEE first New Generation of Circuits and Systems Conference (NGCAS2017) in Genoa, Italy, it is our pleasure to welcome you to this conference in the last part of the southern European summertime, in one of the many Italian beautiful cities!
NGCAS2017 is designed for young professionals from both academia and industry to provide the knowledge about the state-of-the-art, historical perspectives and future challenges of the most popular areas in circuits and systems, thus seeking to address multidisciplinary challenges in circuits and systems using microelectronics, nanotechnologies, material science and signal processing to address circuit technology, health, wellbeing, and security issues.
We have done our best to ensure an engaging technical program. The conference will include oral and poster sessions, live demonstrations (with competition), keynotes overviewing research fields of the areas in circuits and systems that have relevant societal impact, tutorials given by industrial experts on state-of-the-art topics, panels allowing to both present ideas and discuss them.
The oral and poster sessions span traditional areas of interest to the Circuits and Systems Society, whereas 4 special sessions cover emerging and interdisciplinary topics. The program has been organized in 9 lecture and 3 poster sessions, spread over the three conference days.
The TPC received 114 regular submissions from many different countries, from which 70 papers have been accepted. This corresponds to an acceptance rate of about 61%. We hope that such rich technical content will provide opportunities for all participants to network with colleagues and to exchange the latest findings in the CAS domains.
We are very grateful to the people involved in organizing the review and selecting the final program. We want to express our sincere gratitude to the 42 Program Committee Members and about 200 Reviewers who provided numerous useful comments to the authors and devoted their precious volunteer time to ascertain the quality of the conference and, of course, to the authors for preparing and revising their manuscripts. The smooth review process would not be possible without the support of Ali Ibrahim, who managed the EasyChair system and gave timely support and assistance.
We encourage all participants to exchange and discuss new ideas, techniques, technologies and prospects in the emerging fields of circuits and systems. We sincerely hope each and every one of you enjoys the technical program and Genoa city. We hope you find time to appreciate the Italian culture and to appreciate the delightful waterfront views, the sunlight and the warm weather, the excellent food and wine, the heritage old monuments and many other historical sites during your excellent stay in Genoa.
Elena Blokhina and Marco Storace