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Technical Program Co-Chairís Message

Ben, Seng-Pan U

Howard Cam LUONG


Gang WEI

On behalf of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems 2008 (APCCAS 2008), it is our great honor and pleasure to welcome you to this UNESCO world heritage Macau city.

The integrated great effort and dedication of many individuals has shaped a very strong APCCAS 2008 program with regular, special and poster sessions, keynotes’ speeches, tutorial sessions and a newly organized student paper contest, all these features properly and harmonically addressing the broad technical and scientific topics in the Circuits and Systems areas.

Thanks to the strong endeavor from members of Technical Program Committee and Organization Committee (OC) this APCCAS 2008 achieved a new record of paper submission: 701 papers from 30 countries all over the world. We are pleased to record the significant increase in paper submission from China reaching the largest percentage of papers from a single country. This important result is thanks to not only to TPC and OC members’ substantial promotion but also specially to the effective and strong stimulation from our China Liaison Co-Chairs, and is reflecting also the increasingly grow of activities in China of research in the Circuits and Systems disciplines.

The high number of submissions resulted in a large amount and challenging work for the reviewing process that was held by 479 reviewers from all over the world. The outcome is this outstanding program made by 472 papers, 16 regular tracks (363 papers) and 20 special sessions (109 papers) scheduled in 80 lecture sessions (362 papers) and 22 poster sessions (110 papers) along the three-day conference. As it is traditional for the conference we have tutorials held the day before the conference; namely, APPCAS 2008 offers 4 half-day topics with the contribution of leading experts. Moreover, we have a student paper contest, first-timely for APCCAS and made possible with the support from IEEE CASS Region 10. Out of the 203 papers authored or co-authored by student, 10 finalists have been selected, interactive presentations and discussions held in the first day of the conference will identify the winners.

We are happy and proud to announce 4 high profile and outstanding keynote speeches during the three days of the event. Four world’s renowned pioneers and expert from academia and industry will share their insightful vision on the up-to-date development and future prospect for the cutting-edge and white-hot technologies. We have Prof. Gabor Temes from Oregon State University that will talk about low-power data conversion architectures, Prof. Hoi-Jun Yoo from Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology presenting Body Area Network (BAN) features, Prof. Nam Ling from Santa Clara University discussing Video coding and Dr. Mitsuo Usami from Hitachi for ultra-small RFID Chip technology.

The success of this tempting technical program won’t be feasible without the tremendous effort and dedication of the many individuals who are all volunteers. We thank all of them, especially we are grateful to the track chairs and special session chairs whose commitment and hard work enabled the difficult task of ensuring high quality, and the hundreds of the reviewers for their on-time high-quality reviews. Special thanks go to Lian Yong, Zhiping Lin and Xu Yong Ping for sharing their experience as organization committee members of APCCAS 2006, and for providing valuable advices and support. We acknowledge the great support of Tom Wehner for his effective on-line, web-based review system and his advice and strong support throughout the paper review and proceeding development process.

Last but not least, we thank all the authors and attendees for the essential contribution to the success of this event. We do wish enjoyment of the technical and social programs that have been shaped for exchange ideas, meeting friends and contributing to establish professional connections. We do hope that all the participants will have a great time at the conference and enjoying the historic sights of this UNESCO world heritage sites, a perfect mixing of East and West cultures and, also, a fast growing “Monte Carlo of the East”.

Ben Seng-Pan U, Howard Cam LUONG, Franco MALOBERTI and Gang WEI
IEEE APCCAS 2008, Technical Program Co-Chairs