Special Issue "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: System-Level Design at Any Scale of the Internet of Things"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mario R. Casu
Guest Editor
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, 24, 10129 Torino TO, Italy
Interests: systems-on-chip with specialized accelerators; system-level design and design methodology for FPGAs and ASICs; embedded machine learning; design of circuits, systems, and platforms for industrial applications (biomedical, automotive, food). Past work: latency-insensitive design of systems-on-chip (SoC) and networks-on-chip
Dr. Mihai T. Lazarescu
Guest Editor
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, 24, 10129 Torino TO, Italy
Interests: reusable WSN/IoT platforms; sensing, indoor localization, and data processing for IoT; design for low power; embedded machine learning and neural networks; high-level HW/SW co-design; high-level synthesis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Efficient data processing is required at any scale of the IoT, from edge computing in energy-constrained devices to big data and exascale computing in high-performance data centers. High efficiency hinges not only on technological progress but also on effective methods and techniques for circuit and system design. Advances are especially urgent for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) applications, which are currently being deployed at the edge as well as in the cloud, with different constraints. From ultra-low-power FPGAs to powerful SoCs with accelerators, architectural exploration for multi-objective performance optimization, high-level design methods at the system and circuit level, design flows that assist designers from the conception of a new AI/ML method to its hardware implementation are all key enablers for IoT leaf and edge quality of service, exascale green computing, and deeper AI permeation or extension to new application domains.

This Special Issue aims to gather novel contributions that advance the field of the design of AI/ML circuits and systems, with emphasis on methodologies. We solicit state-of-the-art original research papers on topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • high-level design methods for AI/ML accelerators;
  • design space exploration at any scale, from the edge to the cloud;
  • energy-efficient hardware implementations of AI/ML;
  • optimization methods and algorithms for AI/ML hardware implementation;
  • EDA tools for AI/ML implementation;
  • design flows: from AI/ML conception to circuit/system;
  • embedded systems for AI/ML;
  • case studies of an efficient hardware implementation of AI/ML using high-level design methodologies

Dr. Mario R. Casu
Dr. Mihai T. Lazarescu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • neural networks
  • system-level design
  • embedded design
  • high-level synthesis
  • edge computing
  • Internet of Things
  • design space exploration
  • design automation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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