Dear IEEE CAS Society Members,

We are happy to make the First Call for Proposals of the CAS Emerging and Selected Topics for Industry Forums (CASIF) 2021!

CASS is continuing its “CAS Emerging and Selected Topics for Industry Forums” (CASIF) program on emerging and cross-discipline topics, where industrial speakers describe real-world challenges, and academic speakers describe potential technologies that could address those challenges. For example, in past years, Alibaba, IBM, and Intel have co-sponsored forums on AI. 

We are calling for proposals from CASS local chapters and companies to co-host a half-day or one-day forum with invited speakers (may include CASS Distinguished Lecturers, international/local industry/academic speakers). The goals of these Industry Forums are to increase interaction between CASS and industry, demonstrate CASS technical leadership, and to learn from industry technical leadership and feedback.

CASS will provide funding support for up to 50% of the expenses for each selected Industry Forum. (Some industry supports can be in-kind contributions, e.g., venue, logistic.)

For CASIF 2021, there will be two calls for proposals:

  • First Deadline of Proposals: 31 January 2021
  • First Announcement of Results: 22 February 2021
  • Second Call for Proposals: 30 April 2021
  • Second Deadline of Proposals: 31 May 2021
  • Second Announcement of Results: 30 June 2021
  • Events: From 16 February 2021 to 15 December 2021

(Please notice that all forums must be held before 15 December 2021. Any awarded funding cannot be transferred to the next year). 

You may submit proposals online here.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information or detail.

Best regards,

Yen-Kuang Chen, 2021 VP Technical Activities
Guoxing Wang, 2021 VP Financial Activities
Yoshifumi Nishio, 2021 VP Regional Activities and Membership
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

CASIF Proposal Submission Form