Final Call For Papers
ECCTD'01
"Circuit Paradigm in the 21st Century"
28-31 August, 2001
Espoo, Finland
http://ecctd01.tkk.fi

The conference will be devoted to all aspects of circuit theory and techniques and both analogue and digital signal processing. The emphasis is on new circuits, simulation, modeling, and signal processing. In particular, design techniques for future telecommunication systems as well as system architectures and circuit implementations for neural computing are covered in the program.

The presentations will be in the form of contributed and invited papers in regular, special, and poster sessions. State-of-the-art talks are delivered by keynote speakers. Authors are invited to submit original technical papers describing novel research and engineering developments in the areas listed below.

SCHEDULE FOR AUTHORS
Paper submissions: January 31, 2001
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2001
Camera ready paper: May 25, 2001
VENUE AND INFORMATION
ECCTD'01 Conference will be held at Helsinki University of Technology, in Espoo, Finland (15 minutes by bus from central Helsinki). In addition to the Conference Technical Programme, several social activities are being planned, to allow attendees ample opportunity to enjoy Finland.
CONFERENCE TOPICS
CIRCUITS
Analog, digital, and mixed integrated circuits.
Distributed circuits.
RF and microwave communication circuits.
Switched-capacitor and switched-current circuits.
Power circuits.
Neural networks.
Cellular nonlinear networks.
Applications of nonlinear and chaotic circuits.
Quantum and nano scale electronic circuits.
SIGNALS
Processing of analog and digital signals.
Adaptive signal processing.
Image, speech, and biomedical signal applications.
Multiresolution analysis.
Knowledge-based signal analysis.
Wavelets.
Multirate signal processing.
SYSTEMS
Communication systems.
Analog, digital, and hybrid systems.
Systems on silicon, SOC, ULSI.
Nonlinear, adaptive, and intelligent systems.
Neural and fuzzy systems.
Microelectromechanical systems.
Distributed systems.
Power systems.
MATHEMATICAL METHODS
Transform theory.
Linear and nonlinear circuit and system theory.
Fractals, chaos, and bifurcations.
Large scale and multidimensional system analysis.
Graph theory.
Circuit models for acoustic and electromagnetic fields and plasmas.
Quantum computing.
Biological computing.
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
Analysis and design tools.
Digital and analog design reuse.
Simulation, modeling, and emulation.
Simulation methods for microsystems.
Fault analysis.
Neural, fuzzy, and soft computing.
Expert systems.
Package and interconnect modeling.
INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
Sensors.
Robotics.
Electromechanical systems.
Electromagnetic compatibility and physical design.
Production testing.
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Veikko Porra, Conference chairman, Helsinki University of Technology (HUT)
Olli Simula, Conference co-chair, HUT
Martti Valtonen, Technical programme chair, HUT
Iiro Hartimo, Special session chair, HUT
Timo Veijola, Local organization, HUT
Matti Ilmonen, Publications chair, Tampere University of Technology
Marjukka Ankkuriniemi, Conference secretariat, Eventra Ltd.
Erkki Larkka, EIS
Harantha Reddy, IEEE
Plenary Lectures
Molecular Devices and Circuits, Leon Chua, UC Berkeley
Circuit Theory for Computations, Patrick Dewilde, Delft University of Technology
Design Methodology for ULSI Circuits, Manfred Glesner, Technical University Darmstadt
Electromagnetic Computations, Alfred Fettweis, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Self-Organizing Networks, Teuvo Kohonen, Helsinki University of Technology
Digital Signal Processing: Road to the Future, Sanjit Mitra, UC Santa Barbara
Looking Inside the Cellular Phone Today and Tomorrow, Yrjö Neuvo, Nokia Mobile Phones
Network Syntheses in Mobile Communications, David Rhodes, Filtronic plc
The Complexity of Analogic Computations, Tamas Roska, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Circuit Theory: Some 21st Century Perspectives, J.O. Scanlan, University College Dublin
Special Sessions (updated list of Special Sessions)
Symbolic Analysis, G. Gielen
Bio-Inspired Novel Circuit Applications, L. Fortuna
Analogue Integrated Circuits Design, K. Halonen
RF and Microwave CAD and Modelling
Nonlinear Circuits in Communication Systems, W. Mathis and O. Feely
Design Methods and Tools for Analogic Visual Microprocessors, Á. Zarándy
Recent Trends in Interconnect Modelling and Simulation, C. Göknar
Multigigabit Circuits for Optical Communications, A. Konczykowska
Low-Power CMOS Sensors and Electronics for Digital Single-Chip Cameras, P. Seitz and M. Ansorge
Optimisation of Digital Filters for VLSI Implementations, T. Saramäki
Design and Testing of Digital Systems, R. Ubar and M. Glesner
Analogic Wave Algorithms, T. Roska, C. Rekeczky, and M. Gilli
Applications of Chaos, M. Ogorzalek and P. Kennedy
Intelligent Data Analysis and Mining, O. Simula and J. Hollmén
Independent Component Analysis (ICA) and its Applications, E. Oja
Applications of Gabor Filters and Transforms in Image Processing, V. Tavsanoglu
SoC Design and Testing, R. Ubar
Equivalent Circuit Models for MEMS, T. Veijola
Design Automation Day
T. Roska and Á. Zarándy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Specialist Workshop
Systems on a Chip,T. Davies, King's College, University of London.
More information can be found in this PDF-File.
Tutorials
Tutorial sessions on theory and applications
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
Conference Secretariat:
Eventra Ltd., eventra@co.inet.fi
Pietarinkatu 11 B 40
FIN-00140 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 9 6926 949
Fax. +358 9 6926 970
Secretary General:
Timo Veijola, ecctd01@tkk.fi
Helsinki University of Technology
P.O. Box 3000, FIN-02015 HUT, Finland
Tel. +358 9 451 2293
Fax. +358 9 451 4818