Program overview:

The program of MOCAST 2020 contains three keynotes, oral presentations and poster presentations. The conference will take place using ZOOM as conference platform. During the sessions, the pre-recorded talks will be presented and a live discussion will take place. For convenience, all of the talks are already available MOCAST 2020 Presentations.

The virtual conference can be accessed either with the following links, or with the provided Meeting ID and Passcode.

MOCAST 2020: First Day (7th September, 2020)

Time: Sep 7, 2020 08:30 AM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna Zoom link
Meeting ID: 978 4058 9648
Passcode: MOCAST2020

MOCAST 2020: Second Day (8th Semptember, 2020)

Time: Sep 8, 2020 08:50 AM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna Zoom link
Meeting ID: 994 1558 9751
Passcode: MOCAST2020

MOCAST 2020: Third Day (9th September, 2020)

Time: Sep 9, 2020 08:50 AM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna Zoom link
Meeting ID: 923 5799 7715
Passcode: MOCAST2020

Keynote Speeches:

Neuronflow: a Neuromorphic Data Flow Architecture for Live AI at the Edge

By Dr. Orlando Moreira

Chief Architect GrAI Matter Labs,


In this talk we will give an overview of GrAI Matter Labs’ Neuronflow many-core architecture, as implemented in GrAI One, our first chip. It is a neuromorphic data flow architecture that exploits brain-inspired concepts to deliver a scalable event-based processing engine for neuron networks in real-time applications at the edge. Its design is inspired by brain biology, but not necessarily biologically plausible. Neuronflow is designed to exploit temporal sparsity to dramatically reduce latency and power consumption requirements, by applying data-flow model for transport and synchronization of computations, and threshold-based output activation to allow for partial input data processing. We will highlight some of the use cases running on GrAI One, and discuss the future of neuromorphic processors.

The Optical Wireless Paradigm in Biomedical Engineering

By Prof. George K. Karagiannidis, ΙΕΕΕ Fellow,

Director of Telec. Systems & Networks Lab., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Lightwave technology creates many new challenges in biomedical applications. This talk will focus on these challenges and opportunities as well as on misconceptions about the use of lightwave technology in biomedical engineering. To this end, two applications will be presented: 1. All optical cochlear implants and, 2. Low complexity lightwave devices for detection of vessels’ abnormalities.

The challenges and optimization strategies for IoT

By Prof. Dr.-Ing Yanqiu Huang

Pervasive Systems, EEMCS, University of Twente.


Employing the conceptual framework of IoT to connect the physical objects into network for data collection and analysis is emerging as the megatrend in a variety of applications. However, the expected trillions of connected IoT devices will pose unprecedented challenges in terms of resources, big data, network latency and security issues. This talk will introduce our proposed methods for addressing these problems including the intelligent transmission control and task allocation schemes. These methods allow the devices to understand data and share tasks considering the benefits of the network.

Program First day, 7th September, 2020

Time: Sep 7, 2020 08:30 AM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna Zoom link
Meeting ID: 978 4058 9648
Passcode: MOCAST2020


Opening talk


Keynote: The Optical Wireless Paradigm in Biomedical Engineering


Oral Session A1: Analog/RF and Mixed Signal Circuits & Digital Circuits and Systems Design

A 10-MHz Current-mode Constant On-time Boost Converter with a Translinear Loop-based Current Sensor Paper 86
A Two-Level, High Voltage Driver Circuit with Nanosecond Delay for Ultrasonic Transducers Paper 82
An Alternative Post-bond Testing Method for TSVs Paper 20

Coffee break


Oral Session A1b: Analog/RF and Mixed Signal Circuits & Digital Circuits and Systems Design

Hardware Acceleration of Decision Tree Learning Algorithm Paper 40
A Chaotic Circuit with Bi-Color LED as a Nonlinear Element Paper 54
Validation of the Production-Phase Level-1 Data Driver Cards for the Readout and Trigger System of the ATLAS New Small Wheel Detector Paper 45
"Accelerator Framework of Spike-By-Spike Neural Networks for Inference and Incremental Learning in Embedded Systems Paper 91

Lunch break


Oral session A2: Systems and applications

Quantization Considerations of Dense Layers of Convolutional Neural Networks for Resistive Crossbar Implementation Paper 24
A Runtime-Reconfigurable Operand Masking Technique for Energy-Efficient Approximate Processor Architectures Paper 9
Thready: A fast scheduling simulator for real-time task systems Paper 51

Coffee break


Poster session B1:

An Analog CMOS Implementation for Multi-layer Perceptron With ReLU Activation Paper 77
Accuracy Improvement of Instantaneous Frequency Estimation by Finite Order FIR Hilbert Transformer Using Notch Filter Paper 74
Low phase noise, high resolution digitally-controlled ring oscillator operating at 2.2GHz Paper 90
High performance, wide tuning range, 65nm CMOS, tunable Voltage Controlled Oscillator up to 11GHz Paper 23
A novel Approach for Extending the Bandwidth Limitation of Tracking-ADCs Paper 98
Applying the Power Contributors Method in a complex CMOS cell Paper 63
Adaptive Operation-Based ALU and FPU Clocking Paper 53
Digital calibration for SAR-CD TDC Paper 103
On the Effects of Data Distribution on Small-error Approximate Adders Paper 31

Coffee break


Poster session B2:

Fragile HFSM Watermarking Hardware IP Authentication CAD Tool Paper 62
Multivariable robust regulation of an industrial boiler-turbine with model uncertainties Paper 57
Issue-Slot Based Predication Encoding Technique for VLIW Processors Paper 73
Design Space Exploration Framework for Tensilica-Based Digital Audio Processors in Hearing Aids Paper 93
Methodologies of Loop Offset voltage Trimming for Inverting-Buck-Boost for AMOLED Display Application Paper 99
Accelerating the AES Algorithm using OpenCL Paper 79
A Modified Tantalum Oxide Memristor Model for Neural Networks with Memristor-Based Synapses Paper 41
17:20Day ending

Program second day, 8th September, 2020

Time: Sep 8, 2020 08:50 AM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna Zoom link
Meeting ID: 994 1558 9751
Passcode: MOCAST2020


Key note: The challenges and optimization strategies for IoT


Oral session A3: Communication systems & sensors and systems

Average BER Estimation of Retroreflective Transdermal Optical Wireless Links with Diversity, Attenuation and Spatial Jitter Paper 55
Dual-Band RF-to-DC Rectifier with High Efficiency for RF Energy Harvesting Applications Paper 4
Complexity Reduction for Sphere-Decoding using Unum-Type-II-Based SORN Arithmetic Paper 8
A Novel Chaotic System with Application to Secure Communications Paper 26
11:05Coffee break

Oral session A3b: Communication systems & sensors and systems

Outage Probability Estimation for a Multi-hop Terrestrial FSO Link Simplified to a Dual-hop Scheme Paper 56
Pareto-Optimal Resource Allocation in Wireless Powered Networks Paper 58
An Anomaly Detection Mechanism for IEC 60870-5-104 Paper 67
A Novel GAA Hollow Cavity FinFET based biosensor for Cancer protein marker sensing. Paper 47

Lunch break


Oral session A4: Network systems

A Novel LoRaWAN Scheduling Scheme for Improving Reliability and Collision Avoidance Paper 34
Trust Management in Smart Grid: A Markov Trust Model Paper 65
Energy Efficient Synchronous - Asynchronous Circuit-Switched NoC Paper 18
SATA: An Intelligent Security Aware Task Allocation for Multihop Wireless Networks Paper 92

Coffee break


Poster session B3:

FPGA Implementation of High-Speed Data Acquisition System for High-Resolution Millimeter Wave Radar Paper 87
FPGA Implementation of LDPC Encoder Architecture for Wireless Communication Standards Paper 80
Joint User Association and Power Allocation Using Swarm Intelligence Algorithms in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Networks Paper 37
A cloud based smart recycling bin for waste classification Paper 60
Triple-band Inverted-F Antenna using QR-TLBO algorithm for RF Energy Harvesting Applications Paper 3
An Empirical Expression for Attenuation Coefficient Evaluation of FSO Links During Night-Time Over Maritime Area of Piraeus Port in Greece Paper 52
Selecting FFT Word Length in OFDM systems with Undersampled Sparse Input Paper 94
Waveform Design for Optimal Wireless Power Transfer Using Evolutionary Algorithms Paper 13
Improved Zigbee Routing Using Link Addition Paper 5

Coffee break


Poster session B4:

Exploiting Reverse Direction Protocol in Full Duplex WLANs Paper 44
Implementation and Detection of Modbus Cyberattacks: A Case Study Paper 68
Optimizing Human Computer Interaction for Byzantine music learning: Comparing HMM with RDFs Paper 50
High Performance Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring System Paper 15
Hardware/Software Co-Design of a control and data acquisition system for Computed Tomography Paper 81
Low cost sensor implementation and evaluation for measuring NO2 and O3 pollutants Paper 48

Day ending

Program third day, 9th September, 2020

Time: Sep 9, 2020 08:50 AM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna Zoom link
Meeting ID: 923 5799 7715
Passcode: MOCAST2020


Key note: Neuronflow: a Neuromorphic Data Flow Architecture for Live AI at the Edge


Oral session A5: special session MEM

Memristive Learning Cellular Automata: Theory and Applications Paper 100
Image Mem-Processing Cellular Bio-Inspired Arrays with Bistable and Analogue Dynamic Memristors Paper 2
ReRAM-based Ratioed Combinational Circuit Design: a Solution for in-Memory Computing Paper 96
A Simple Monte Carlo Model for the Cycle-to-Cycle Reset Transition Variation of ReRAM Memristive Devices Paper 46
The First Experimental Evidence of Chaos from a Nonlinear Circuit with a Real Memristor Paper 75

Coffee break


Oral session A6: Power, Energy and Industry Applications

Online Learning for Dynamic Control of OpenMP Workloads Paper 97
A Reconfigurable Fractional-Conversion-Ratio Charge Pump for Energy Harvetsing Applications Paper 21
Sliding mode robust control of the horizontal wind turbines with model uncertainties Paper 38

Lunch break


Poster session B5:

Design and Analysis of Multi-Port SAW MEMS Resonators Paper 104
A Model-to-Circuit Compiler for Evaluation of DNN Accelerators based on Systolic Arrays and Multibit Emerging Memories Paper 33
Nonlinear pitch control of a large scale wind turbine by considering the aerodynamic behavior of the wind Paper 36
Motion Control of a Mobile Robot Based on a Chaotic Iterative Map Paper 7
A Heterogeneous Implementation of the Sobel Edge Detection Filter Using OpenCL Paper 78
Machine Learning Model Comparison for Leak Detection in Noisy Industrial Pipelines Paper 59

Coffee break


Best poster voting and announcement


Best paper award announcement and closing ceremony