Rump Sessions

Rump Sessions will be held on September 28 from 17:15 to 18:45 at Middle-Sized Hall (201 and 202)

RUMP SESSION A Will memory technologies make an epoch in IoT, neuromorphic application and new storage devices?

With legacy CMOS devices reaching a plateau, memory technology is considered to play an essential role for the continued growth of semiconductor industry. Leading edge memory devices such as new 2D and 3D NVM are expected to create potentially massive market together with the development of IoT, AI, and Big Data. However, a variety of opinions exist in part due to the wide range of complexity associated with these new technologies. This Rump session has a diverse panel of experts to arrange memory technologies for IoT, AI, and Big data, and the implications of them on manufacturing, chip, and computer architecture will be discussed.

Kenji Shiraishi Nagoya Univ.
Shinobu Fujita Toshiba Corp.
Geoffrey W Burr IBM Almaden Research Center
Ferdinand Peper NICT
Toshitsugu Sakamoto NEC Corp.
Ryousei Takano AIST

RUMP SESSION B Emerging Quantum Information Technologies
- Quantum for sustaining the Moore’s law -

Recent commercialization of quantum computers by D-Wave Systems followed by official entry announcements to quantum computer R&D by Google and Intel have forced the IT community to rewrite their assessments of the future of quantum IT.
The news release by Intel on Sept. 3, 2015 introduced the following comments by their CEO Brian Krzanich; “Why am I so confident? Because this is what we do best. This research is on the cutting edge of silicon, architecture and software.” It is clear that the emergence of the quantum IT is not owing to the skepticism surrounding the future of the Moore’s law but, in fact, is based on the consensus that the quantum IT is absolutely necessary for the semiconductor industry to keep the Moore’s law on the track.
In this rump session, experts on the quantum and quasi-quantum IT (algorithms, architectures, superconducting qubits, silicon qubits, CMOS annealers, and coherent Ising machine) will discuss the impact of the quantum IT on the future of the electronics industry.

Tetsuomi Sogawa NTT Basic Res. Labs.
Kohei Itoh Keio Univ.
Hidetoshi Nishimori Tokyo Tech
Rod Van Meter Keio Univ.
Keiji Ono Riken
Masanao Yamaoka Hitachi, Ltd.
Hiroki Takesue NTT Basic Res. Labs.
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