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Call for Papers | IEEE Micro Special Issue on Architectures for the Post-Moore Era | Due 6 Jan 2017

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             IEEE Micro - Special Issue Call for Papers
              Architectures for the Post-Moore Era

              Submission deadline: 6 January 2017
                  Publication: July/August 2017

Propelling computer performance beyond the scaling limits of Moore’s
Law will likely require a comprehensive rethinking of
technologies—from materials to devices, circuits, and
architectures. How will advances in quantum, neuromorphic,
approximate, probabilistic, and stochastic computing affect
performance? This special issue of IEEE Micro will examine
architectures and processor designs for a post-Moore era.

Papers should address questions such as:

• What technologies might prevail in the post-Moore era?
• What architectural abstractions should represent traditional
         concepts like hierarchical parallelism and multi-tier data
• What architectural abstractions should represent new concepts like
         variable precision, approximate solutions, and resource
         tradeoff directives?
• Can microarchitectural changes hide these technologies, or are novel
         ISAs required?

Topics of interest include:

• technology trends and predictions.
• microarchitectures employing 2.5D and 3D stacking and monolithic 3D
• alternative memory systems and memory-centric architectures.
• quantum, neuromorphic, reconfigurable, and superconducting
• new electronics based on carbon-nanotubes, memristors, graphene, and
         so on.
• silicon photonics and optical networks for computer architectures.
• performance studies, modeling, simulation, and emulation of
         post-Moore processors.

Submission Procedure

Log in to ScholarOne Manuscripts and submit your
manuscript. Acceptable file formats are Microsoft Word document and
PDF. Please direct ScholarOne questions to the IEEE Micro magazine
assistant ( Manuscripts should not exceed 5,000
words, including a maximum of 12 references, with each average¬ sized
figure counting as 250 words. Please include all figures and tables,
as well as a cover page with author contact information (name, postal
address, phone, fax, and email address) and a 200¬-word
abstract. Accepted articles will be edited for structure, style,
clarity, and readability. For more information, please visit the IEEE
Micro author guidelines. Submitted manuscripts must not have been
previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere, and all
manuscripts must be cleared for publication. All conference papers
must have at least 30 percent new content compared to the original.

Guest Editors

• Jeffrey S. Vetter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
• Erik P. DeBenedictis, Sandia National Laboratories
• Thomas M. Conte, Georgia Institute of Technology

Important Dates (all in 2017)

•      6 Jan: Submissions due
•      26 Feb: Decision made
•      22 Mar: Revised papers due
•      22 Apr: Final versions due


Contact the guest editors at, or the EiC at

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Jeffrey Vetter | +1(865)356-1649 |


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