2020 International Conference On Computer Aided Design

The Premier Conference Devoted to Technical Innovations in Electronic Design Automation

November 2-5, 2020VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

MP Associates, Inc.

WEDNESDAY November 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Westminster I

Open-Source Microfluidic Design Ecosystem: Recent Developments and Upcoming Challenges
Tsung-Yi Ho - National Tsing Hua Univ.
Tsung-Yi Ho - National Tsing Hua Univ.
Despite the impressive research progress over the last 15-20 years and recent commercialization, the microfluidic community is still rather small. That is mainly because the development of microfluidics products today is of low efficiency and high cost. First, lacking of standardized rule and design automation tools for microfluidics, one has to draw the layout of a device manually which may take weeks; second, due to small number of microfluidic chips a lab normally requires, making small amount microfluidic chips is much more expensive than mass production; third, people are using non-standardized components and application-unique layout. There is almost no ability to connect disparate parts to synergies breakthroughs or to create economic development via specialization. To keep microfluidic community growing, we looked into the possibility of building an open-source ecosystem where a wide range of users (e.g., researchers, entrepreneurs, students, hobbyists) can focus on their own ideas and applications without worrying about the engineering and manufacturing side of microfluidic technology. The session will consist of five talks on comprehensive aspects of both open-source software and hardware for digital and continuous-flow microfluidic research, including open-source incubation ecosystem, cloud-based platform, API, benchmark, and its application on Internet of Microfluidic Things. We believe that the special session will generate interest in this topic, leading to more research, future challenges, and several open problems in this area. This is a novel and multidisciplinary topic of relevance to the EDA community.

9B.1Open-Source Incubation Ecosystem for Digital Microfluidics — Status and Roadmap
 Speaker: Chang-Jin Kim - Univ. of California, Los Angeles
 Authors: Xing Huang - National Tsing Hua Univ.
Chi-Chun Liang - National Tsing Hua Univ.
Jia Li - Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Tsung-Yi Ho - National Tsing Hua Univ.
Chang-Jin Kim - Univ. of California, Los Angeles
9B.2Scaling Microfluidics to Complex, Dynamic Protocols
 Speaker: Max Willsey - Univ. of Washington
 Authors: Max Willsey - Univ. of Washington
Ashley Stephenson - Univ. of Washington
Chris Takahashi - Univ. of Washington
Bichlien Nguyen - Microsoft
Karin Strauss - Microsoft
Luis Ceze - Univ. of Washington
9B.3Specification, Integration, and Benchmarking of Continous Flow Microfluidic Devices
 Speaker: Philip Brisk - Univ. of California, Riverside
 Authors: Radhakrishna Sanka - Boston Univ.
Brian Crites - Univ. of California, Riverside
Jeffrey McDaniel - Univ. of California, Riverside
Philip Brisk - Univ. of California, Riverside
Douglas Densmore - Boston Univ.
9B.4Cloud Columba: Accessible Design Automation Platform for Production and Inspiration
 Speaker: Tsun-Ming Tseng - Tech. Univ. of Munich
 Authors: Tsun-Ming Tseng - Tech. Univ. of Munich
Mengchu Li - Tech. Univ. of Munich
Yushen Zhang - Tech. Univ. of Munich
Tsung-Yi Ho - National Tsing Hua Univ.
Ulf Schlichtmann - Tech. Univ. of Munich
9B.5The Internet of Microfluidic Things: Perspectives on System Architecture and Design Automation
 Speaker: Mohamed Ibrahim - Intel
 Authors: Mohamed Ibrahim - Intel
Maria Gorlatova - Duke Univ.
Krishnendu Chakrabarty - Duke Univ.