Our Society has just celebrated the 55th edition of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems in Austin, Texas. It has been a remarkable event for many reasons. Firstly, there has been a notable increase in the number and geographic diversity of face-to-face participants, although we have certainly missed colleagues, particularly from Far Eastern countries where COVID continues to have a significant impact. I wish the situation improves soon in these regions. Second, the symposium has followed a hybrid format while retaining the traditional ISCAS 4-day duration. This has been achieved by dividing the technical program into three main sessions, depending on the type of presentation (face-to-face or virtual) and the speaker's time slot. From an organizational point of view, the approach has represented a tremendous challenge, and for this, I express my deepest gratitude to the organizers of the Congress for their enthusiastic and tireless work. Third, industry participation has grown thanks to initiatives such as the Industry-Academy Interaction Panel, the Industry Fair/Reception, and the Industry Show Track. These are excellent steps towards creating a synergistic space between research challenges and technological innovations at ISCAS.
For the next edition of ISCAS to be held in Monterey, California, from 21-25 May 2023, I hope that we can further increase the face-to-face dimension with attendees from all over the world and thus expand the social and networking functions of the ISCAS. event. Additionally, new mechanisms will be established to increase the participation of young professionals and students, as well as industry members. Our teams are already working on these aspects to take ISCAS to the next level.
Gracias Austin! Viva Monterey!
Manuel Delgado Restituto
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society President