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Group IT: Information and communications technology (ICT)


ICT refers to all types of technologies used to handle telecommunications, broadcast media, intelligent building management systems, audiovisual processing and transmission systems, and network-based control and monitoring functions. The potential and capabilities of modern ICT systems are still growing exponentially fueled by the progress in electronics, microsystems, networking, the ability to master increasingly complex cyber-physical systems and robots, and progress in data processing and human machine interfaces.


At EKC 2016, three oral sessions and one poster session are planned for Information and communications technology.

1) Contemporary topics in image processing and computer vision
2) Electronic and photonic devices toward extreme low power ICT  (organized by ETRI, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute)
3) SiC technology for eMobility and renewable energy (organized by KERI, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute

4) Poster presentation


Session IT 1: Contemporary topics in image processing and computer vision (Room: Estrel C2) 11:00 - 12:40, 29 July


Convener/Chair: Dr. Jooyoung Hahn (AVL LIST GmbH, Austria;
Session description: In this session, we organize to present general topics in contemporary image processing, computer vision, and medical imaging. Unlikely to classical filter-based method, the main techniques in image processing for last 20 years have been modellings and numerical algorithms of nonlinear partial differential equations and functional minimization. As typical application, there are many cases in biological and medical image processing. Related to imaging application, single-photon avalanche diodes and analysis of dynamical states in Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI are also discussed.



11:00 - 11:30 "Mathematical models and numerical methods for early embryogenesis computational reconstruction"

Prof. Karol Mikula (Slovak University of Technology,  slovakia)_invited speaker


Prof. Karol Mikula received PhD degree in numerical analysis from Comenius University in Bratislava in 1993 and currently he is full professor in applied mathematics at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. He is leader of the Numerical analysis group at Department of Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. Prof. Mikula has published more than 150 original research papers in the field of numerical analysis of partial differential equations and their applications. Together with his co-authors he developed efficient and stable finite volume methods for solving nonlinear geometrical advection-diffusion and level set equations suitable for image processing and computer vision applications and for solving free boundary problems in computational fluid dynamics and material sciences.


11:30 - 11:55 "Mathematical Modeling and Medical Imaging at NIMS"

Dr. Kiwan Jeon (National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS), Korea)_invited speaker


Kiwan Jeon received the Ph.D. degree from KAIST, Korea in 2010. He joined the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences as post-doc in 2010. He is currently a senior researcher in the Division of Integrated Mathematics. His research interests are the medical imaging based on inverse problems, images processing, numerical computation and software developments.


11:25 - 12:10 “Towards 3D Integration of Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes with Standard SOI CMOS Technology”, Dr. Myung-Jae Lee (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)


12:10 - 12:25  ”Image-time Correlation Analysis of Field-induced Dynamical States on Fibrous Virus Suspensions”, Dr. Kyongok Kang (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)

12:25 - 12:40 “Intrinsic Properties of Scenes from Video”, Dr. Naejin Kong (Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme, Germany)


Session IT 2: Electronic and photonic devices toward extreme low power ICT (Room: Estrel C2) 14:00 - 15:40, 29 July *


Convener: Dr. Jong-Moo Lee (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea;
Session description: Low power electronics and photonics will pave a new way to information and communication technology by satisfying the requirement of extremely lower power consumption for future ICT. In this session, recent progress on various materials, structures, and devices showing new functionalities in both electronics and photonics applications will be discussed with a focus on intrinsic properties, operation principles and implications to ICT systems.

[* Supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany]


14:00 - 14:20 "Adoption of the foundry model for InP based photonic integrated circuits”

Dr. Norbert Grothe (Fraunhofer HHI, Germany)_invited speaker

Norbert Grote: Dipl. Phys. and Dr. degree in physics from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany. Joined the Heinrich-Hertz-Institut in Berlin in 1980 when the new Integrated Optics Division was founded. After the merger with the Fraunhofer Association in 2003, acting as deputy head of the Photonic Components department until 2015. Since then working for HHI as senior adviser. Background: InP and polymer based technology and photonic components; laser devices; photonic integrated circuits. Coordinator of European project MEPHISTO; technical management team member of EU projects EuroPIC and PARADIGM; conference chairman of IPRM 2011; chairman of IPRM steering committee 2011-13.


14:20 - 14:40  “Recent research progress of ETRI in the field of photonics components for optical communications”

Dr. Yongsoon Baek (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea)_invited speaker


Yongsoon Baek received his BS degree in physics from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1991 and the PhD degree for research in nonlinear optics from CREOL at University of Central Florida, US, in 1997. In 1999, he joined the Basic Communication Research Laboratory, ETRI, Korea. He has been engaged in developing SOA related functional devices, optical transceivers for FTTH applications, and advanced optical switche modules for ROADM. He is currently the executive director of Photonics and wireless components department of ETRI.


14:40 - 14:55 “Low power driver-IC for Mach-Zehnder Modulator in optical communication”, Dr. Jung Han Choi (Fraunhofer HHI, Germany)


14:55 - 15:10 “Development and Commercialization of High Speed Optical Transceivers for ARTECH”, Dr. Dongchoon Lee (Artech, Korea)


15:10 - 15:25 “Design Automation of Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics Applications”, Dr. Andre Richter (VPIphotonics, Germany)


15:25 - 15:40 “Si-integrated on-chip laser for optical interconnects, fundamental physics studies, and bio-imaging”, Prof. Il-sug Chung (DTU, Denmark)



Session IT 3: SiC Technology for eMobility and renewable energy (Room: Estrel C2) 16:00 - 17:40
Convener: Dr. Sang-Cheol Kim (Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), Korea;

Session Chair/co-chair: Dr. Sang Cheol Kim/Dr. Jong Mun Park

Session description: Silicon Carbide power semiconductors have recently drawn a lot of interest as main switches for power conversion processes. Because of their inherent properties, Silicon Carbide power semiconductor devices have the potential to reduce energy losses in power application, especially power conversion system such as electric vehicle and renewable energy. However, SiC power semiconductor devices have yet to achieve ideal performance levels. In this session, recent technical trends and future prospects of SiC power semiconductor devices will be discussed with a focus on device properties.



16:00 - 16:20 "The Material of Choice for Efficient High Voltage Power Devices"

Dr. Adolf Schöner (Ascatron AB, Sweden)_invited speaker

 Adolf Schöner is Director of Technology and Sales at Ascatron. He is responsible for customer relations and is working for many years in international collaborations with Japanese, European, and US companies and institutes. He has more than 25 years of experience in SiC technology with expertise in device development, epitaxial growth, and CVD reactor design, as well as material and device characterization. He received his PhD in 1994 from Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany on SiC material characterization. In 2000-2004, he was 4-times invited as guest professor by Kyoto University and Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan.


16:20 - 16:40  "Development of High Voltage Silicon Carbide MOSFET Devices in Korea", Dr. Sang Cheol Kim (Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), Korea)


16:40 - 17:00 “SiC market and industry landscape”
Dr. Hong Lin (Yole Dévevloppement, France)_invited speaker
Hong Lin has worked at Yole Développement as a technology and market analyst since 2013. She specializes in compound semiconductors and provides technical and economic analysis. Before joining Yole Développement, she worked as an R&D engineer at Newstep Technologies. She was in charge of the development of cold cathodes made by PECVD for visible and UV lamp applications based on nanotechnology. She holds a Ph.D in physics and chemistry of materials
17:00 - 17:20 “Evolution of 4H-SiC power MOSFETs – Ready for market penetration?”
Dr. Tobias Erlbacher (Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB, Germany)_invited speaker
Tobias Erlbacher received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Microelectronics) from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2004, and his Ph.D. degree in 2008. Since 2009 he is with the Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Systems and Device Technology, where he is heading the “Devices” Group. His research activities focus on devices design and integration of advanced silicon and silicon carbide power devices for power electronics. He has authored a book on lateral power transistors in integrated circuits. He has authored and coauthored over 32 papers in scientific journals and presented his work at numerous international conferences.


17:20 - 17:40 "Fabrication of 1.7 kV Silicon Carbide Schottky Barrier Diode by using edge termination engineering", Dr. Chang Heon Yang, (Maple Semiconductor Inc., Korea)



Session IT: Poster presentation (Room: Convention Hall/Foyer) 12:40 - 14:00, 29 July

Chair: Dr. HyungSil Choi (Microsoft, Netherlands;


ICT-01 "A Hand Posture Estimation Method Using Multiple IR-UWB Radars in 2D Space"
Young Hoon Shin (Yonsei University, Korea)
ICT-02 "Development of a Mobile IoT Device for Posture Tracking"
Pyo-Woong Son (Yonsei University, Korea)
ICT-03 "A Digital Spectrum Shaping Signaling Serial-Data Transceiver with Crosstalk and ISI Reduction Property in Multi-Drop Interfaces"
Gain Kim (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
ICT-04 "Localization Using Smartphone Based on Machine Learning"
Jaehyun Yoo (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
ICT-05 "Dynamic Feature Deployment and Composition in the Context of IoT"
Jaejoon Lee (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)
ICT-06 "Modeling and Simulation-Based CPS Platform Technology for the Integration of Virtual-Real Manufacturing Facility"
Yong Oh Lee (KIST Europe Forschungsgesellschaft GmbH, Germany)
ICT-07 "How Different is Action Recognition across Cultures? Visual Adaptation to Social Actions in Germany vs. Korea"
Dong-Seon Chang (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany)