7.0 SPECIAL DAY Keynotes

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Date: Wednesday 11 March 2015
Time: 12:50 - 14:30
Location / Room: Salle Oisans

TimeLabelPresentation Title
Wolfgang Wahlster, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), DE
The Internet of Things is finding its way into production. Semantic machine-to-machine communication revolutionizes factories by decentralized control. Embedded digital product memories guide the flexible work piece flow through smart factories, so that low-volume, high-mix production is realized in a cost-efficient way. A new generation of industrial assistant systems using augmented reality and multimodal interaction will help factory workers to deal with the complexity of cyber-physical production. INDUSTRIE 4.0 is the German strategic initiative to take up a pioneering role in industrial IT that is currently revolutionizing the manufacturing engineering sector. Semantic product memories will play a key role in the upcoming fourth industrial revolution based on cyber-physical production systems. Low-cost and compact digital storage, sensors and radio modules make it possible to embed a digital memory into a product for recording all relevant events throughout the entire lifecycle of the artifact. By capturing and interpreting ambient conditions and user actions, such computationally enhanced products have a data shadow and are able to perceive and control their environment, to analyze their observations and to communicate with other smart objects and human users about their lifelog data. Cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things lead to a disruptive change in the production architecture: the workpiece navigates through a highly instrumented smart factory and tries to find the production services that it needs in order to meet its individual product specifications stored on the product memory. We illustrate this revolutionary production architecture with examples from DFKI' Smart Factory.
Antun Domic, Synopsys, US
On April 19th, 2015, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Moore's law. Process technology went from several microns to a few nanometers, transistors integration capabilities increased millions of times, and volume production grew from the few thousands of units in the early digital computer era to the several billions in the smartphone one. IoT is expected to bring volume production up by one, and perhaps even two orders of magnitude in the next decade. Today, IC volume growth has been anchored on smart phones. Smart everything (cars, homes, cities) may be the next killer application, which would fuel the volume growth. IoT devices and systems will certainly span the entire spectrum, from extremely advanced and complex to "disposable". They will make metrics such as reliability and resilience, be as important as performance, power, and area. But in order for IoT to happen, our industry should dramatically improve its efficiency - all "resources" are scarce, and therefore precious. Flexibility - systems are heterogeneous by nature - and productivity - to deliver the best possible quality-of-results within the allotted turn-around-time - will be critical. As both process technology and system complexity increase, advanced EDA will be a key enabler. Advanced design implementation infrastructure, tools, flows, and methodologies will deliver a competitive advantage, and advanced IP sub-systems, consisting of hardware and software solutions will deliver complete, complex functions, ready for integration, greatly simplifying the IoT "siliconization". These two components show the only viable path towards the trillion units many industry leaders are envisioning.
14:30End of session
16:00Coffee Break in Exhibition Area

Coffee Break in Exhibition Area

On all conference days (Tuesday to Thursday), coffee and tea will be served during the coffee breaks at the below-mentioned times in the exhibition area.

Lunch Break

On Tuesday and Wednesday, lunch boxes will be served in front of the session room Salle Oisans and in the exhibition area for fully registered delegates (a voucher will be given upon registration on-site). On Thursday, lunch will be served in Room Les Ecrins (for fully registered conference delegates only).

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Coffee Break 10:30 - 11:30

Lunch Break 13:00 - 14:30; Keynote session from 13:20 - 14:20 (Room Oisans) sponsored by Mentor Graphics

Coffee Break 16:00 - 17:00

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Coffee Break 10:00 - 11:00

Lunch Break 12:30 - 14:30, Keynote lectures from 12:50 - 14:20 (Room Oisans)

Coffee Break 16:00 - 17:00

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Coffee Break 10:00 - 11:00

Lunch Break 12:30 - 14:00, Keynote lecture from 13:20 - 13:50

Coffee Break 15:30 - 16:00