IEEE EMC2 2023 Welcome Message from the General Chairs

With COVID-19, the world continues to face a major pandemic and its social and economic repercussions, including major setbacks in the progress towards the human and national development goals. This comes amidst a climate crisis that has been festering for decades. It is therefore the critical moment to consider how to build forward better from these crises. The research community at large, and the IEEE, can and should contribute to the response to the climate crisis as well as the economic and health recovery needed to manage, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Electronics-based and information technologies can contribute to reducing the impact of climate change. Today, the availability of technologies ranging from social media to nanoelectronics, from IoT to artificial intelligence, can help better understand climate change and can help societies adapt to climate change. Research must therefore focus on adaptation – how electronics and information technologies can help reduce the negative impacts of climate change.

The “Electronics to Mitigate the Climate Change, EmC2” workshop will focus on for impacts of climate change: Health, Population displacement and Migration, Food Security and Poverty. It’s a brainstorming workshop with the objective to end up with recommendations and an action plan summarized in a white book.

The format of the workshop this year is based on four half days dedicated to the four topics listed above. Each half day we’ll have 3 to 4 keynotes followed by a panel. We’ll have first an exchange between panelists based on the moderator questions and then interaction will be open with the attendees.

We would like to express our gratitude to University of Science and Technology of Oran (USTO) for his support, to our sister Societies SSC, EDS and SSIT and to Sensors and Nano Councils.

Amara Amara and Victor Grimblatt

Workshop Co-Chairs