Overview: In the internet-of-things (IoT) era, our life is leveraged by large number of sensing devices and systems, which capture big data through optical, chemical, bio-chemical, electrochemical, magnetic, acoustic and mechanical means. Sensing vital signs of human and other living things, information for efficient and secure automation in transportation and manufacturing scenes with artificial intelligence, conditions of natural environment and agricultural fields are full of challenges and opportunities for those sensing devices and systems. In this topic, world leading researchers will present the fundamentals and their latest works in this field.
Overview: Energy efficient systems must be established for the sustainable world. High efficiency and compact electronics for electric power conversion, conditioning/controlling as well as energy generation/harvesting/storing will innovate infrastructure of our society, automotive and train systems in addition to IoT devices. Innovative co-design of advanced wide bandgap or Si devices, packages, circuits and systems including controlling methods is essential for low loss and high power density systems and green future. Research activities to directly link between innovative devices and circuits/systems leveraging the full potential of material characteristics will be covered by invited speakers from industry and academia.