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PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES
AND EVENTS

Call for Papers
Paper Submission Deadline: Sept. 10, 2018 ISQED 2019 - Quality Electronics Design; manufacturing, design and EDA.

Papers due January 1, 2019, ISPCE 2019, San Jose, May 6-8, 2019 conference
Worker and innovators - product safety and compliance engineering. See ad below.


August 19-21, 2018, Hot Chips 30 - 2018, Flint Center, Stevens Creek, Cupertino
Tutorials on Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers, and Architectures for Accelerating Deep Neural Nets. Keynotes are on "Spectre/Meltdown and what it means for future chip design" including a talk by John Hennessy and "Adaptable Intelligence: the Next Computing Era" by Victor Peng, Xilinx CEO. Sessions on security, machine learning and server processors include presentations from Google, Intel, IBM, NVIDIA, DeePhi Tech and others.

Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
GHTC2018-logo August 30, 2018 Submission of accepted final papers (full and poster) for inclusion in conference proceedings
Benefiting humanity through technology, in areas such as clean water, energy, food security, healthcare, and connectivity. See ad at right.

September 11-13, 2018, PCB West, Santa Clara Convention Center
Silicon Valley's largest event for the printed circuit board industry, connecting design to fab to assembly. Visit PCB West for more information. Register here for the conference. See ad at right.

September 19, 2018, IEEE 5G Energy Efficiency Tutorial, TI, Santa Clara
World-class lineup of tutorial presenters (GreenTouch, China Mobile, Ericsson, Nokia, Eridan, Global Foundries, Berkeley National Lab) focusing on power utilization and energy efficiency in all aspects of the network to address the current energy crisis that will slow the full deployment of 5G.

September 20, 2018, IEEE Infrastructure Conference, Terra Gallery, San Francisco
evolving role of AI, systems; services design, and operational management; failures and lessons learned; trust; engineering culture and customer experience. See ad at right.

September 23-27, 2018, Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2018, Portland, Oregon
ECCE2018 Renewables, smart grid, energy harvesting, reliability, diagnostics, measurement techniques. See ad at right.

September 24-27, 2018, Storage Developer Conference , Santa Clara
SDC2018 All forms of data storage, Big Data / Analytics / IoT / Blockchain, Erasure Coding, Green and Energy Efficient IT Technologies. See ad at right.

September 24 & 25, 4:00 pm each day, IEEE Workshops on Machine Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks, and Tensorflow, TI, Santa Clara
Harness the predictive power of machine learning. See ad at right.

October 3-6, 2018, Frontiers in Education, San Jose
FIE Engineering education innovations.

October 18-21, 2018, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
GHTC2018-logo Benefiting humanity through technology, in areas such as clean water, energy, food security, healthcare, and connectivity. See ad at right.

March 2019, ISQED 2019, Santa Clara
Quality Electronics Design; manufacturing, design and EDA.

May 2019, ISPCE 2019, San Jose
Worker and innovators - product safety and compliance engineering.

June 11-13, 2019, WITI Summit, San Jose
Premier global event for women in technology. Develop skills to secure your sucess in your profession and life; for women and men. 2,000+ attendees from six continents.


CALL FOR PAPERS - DESIGN FOR QUALITY

Paper submission for the 20th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED 2019) is now open.
A pioneer and leading multidisciplinary conference, ISQED accepts papers related to manufacturing, design and EDA, in the various disciplines of
* High level design * Circuit design (digital, analog, mixed-signal, RF) * Test & verification * Design automation tools * Processes * Flows * Device modeling * Semiconductor technology * Advance packaging * Biomedical & bioelectronic devices.
Submission topics include:

Machine Learning & Cognitive Computing in Hardware (CCH)     *     Hardware and System Security (HSS)
Design Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO)     *     Design Verification and Design for Testability (DVFT)
EDA, Physical Design, and IP Cores (EDA)     *     Emerging Process & Device Technologies and Design Issues (EDT)
Integrated Circuit Design (ICD)     *     IoT - Design and Technology & Smart Sensors (IOT)
System-level Design and Methodologies (SDM)     *     Three Dimensional Integration and Advanced Packaging (TDIP)

Paper Submission Deadline: Sept. 10, 2018 for ISQED 2019


CALL FOR PAPERS - PRODUCT SAFETY ENGINEERING

ISPCE is the premier product safety symposium, and focuses on topics for workers and innovators. Paper submission for the May 6-8, 2019 symposium in San Jose is now open, and last day to submit a paper submission is January 1, 2018. Paper topics include:

* Global Market Access & Regulations
* Compliance Management
* EMC & Wireless Compliance
* Environmental & Energy Regulations
* Batteries & Energy Storage Systems
* Medical Devices
* Compliance 101
* Hazard Based Safety Engineering
* Safety Science
* Forensics, Failure & Risk Analysis, Assessment & Management
* Legal, Regulations, Directives & Consumer Protection
* Emerging Technologies & Innovations

Please submit your abstracts and reviewable drafts to ISPCE 2019 paper submissions


ENERGY AND POWER SYSTEMS

The Tenth Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2018) will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA on September 23 - 27, 2018 ECCE 2018 is the pivotal international conference and exposition event on electrical and electromechanical energy conversion field. ECCE 2018 will feature both industry-driven and application-oriented technical sessions, as well as expositions.

ECCE2018 Energy Conversion Systems and Technologies, such as
* Renewable and alternative energy systems
* Smart grids, micro-grids, and utility applications
* Electrical energy storage systems

Components and Subsystems for Energy Conversion, such as
* Power electronic devices (Si and Wide band-gap) and applications
* Power conversion topologies, modulation, and control
* Rotating/linear electro-mechanical devices and drive systems

See ieee-ecce.org/2018. Interested in exhibiting? Contact ecceexhibits@courtesyassoc.com.


HUMANITARIAN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

GHTC2018-logo The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) will be held on October 18-21, at the Double Tree in San Jose. Deadline for poster papers (up to 2 pages) is August 30.

* Affordable & Clean Energy * Agriculture & Food Security * Clean Water & Sanitation * Community engagement, Capacity building, and Behavior Change * Connectivity & Communication * Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery * Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities * Technology Enhanced Quality Education Delivery * Technology Enhanced Healthcare * Technology and Applications for Poverty Alleviation * Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals * Technology Showcase (exhibit display)



Introducing the IEEE Workshops on Machine Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks, and Tensorflow
by IEEE ComSoC, ITSoC, CIS and Apollo AI on
Monday September 24, at 4:00 pm
Tuesday September 25, at 4:00 pm

* Bring together computer science and statistics to harness that predictive power
* End-to-end process of investigating data through a machine-learning lens
* Extract and identify useful features that best represent your data

Register here.


MANAGING INFRASTRUCTURE

IEEE INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERENCE - A New IEEE Event For Industry, By Industry

Gain insight and inspiration to think, or re-think, your infrastructure in sessions guided by and in discussion with foremost experts across the technology industry.
Join us as we discuss big picture questions to give you overall, forward thinking insight, as well as operational nuts & bolts for maximizing your infrastructure, such as:

Attend the IEEE Infrastructure Conference and gain insights in the areas of:
* Understanding the evolving role of AI to automate, address complex challenges, and improve overall productivity and customer experience
* Leveraging systems, services design, and operational management in scale
* Managing failures and lessons learned using real-world scenarios and examples
* Assessing trust models in your system paradigms
* Addressing the engineering culture and customer experience

Let's learn from each other, tell our stories, and create a community and network that we can trust and reach out to when needed.
The IEEE Infrastructure Conference will be held on September 20, at the Terra Gallery in San Francisco. Discounted rates available for IEEE members.


STORAGE DEVELOPER

Created BY Developers FOR Developers, the Storage Developer Conference, SDC, is the destination for technical discussions and education on the latest storage technologies and standards.

Spend four days with your peers, and take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the experts all in one place.

Topics covered at the conference include:

* Persistent Memory                  * NVMe                                      * Cloud Storage
* Performance                           * File Systems                            * Orchestration
* Object Storage                        * Storage Security                     * Storage Management

SDC will be held on September 24-27 in Santa Clara, CA. IEEE eGrid readers can receive $200 off, of SDC registration. To get the discount, register here and use code SDC18IEEE.


CONNECTING DESIGN TO FAB TO ASSEMBLY

PCB WEST 2018 is the largest conference and exhibition for
printed circuit board design, fabrication and assembly in the Silicon Valley.

Nearly 70 presentations on the hottest topics, including:
          * Reverse engineering, and how to stop it
          * Fine-pitch BGA design
          * Noise control in high-speed electronics
          * All day tutorials on transmission lines, DfM and assembly process troubleshooting
Free One-day Exhibition
           * 100+ leading suppliers and services on the show floor
           * 15+ free technical session
           * Networking events throughout the day

Register today to attend PCB WEST at the Santa Clara Convention Center, featuring a three-day conference September 11 - 13 and a FREE one-day exhibition September 12. Register here for the conference