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Call for Abstracts – IEEE Conference on Rebooting Computing

Monday, May 29th, 2017

The goal of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing is to discover and foster novel methodologies to reinvent computing technology, including new materials and physics, devices and circuits, system and network architectures, and algorithms and software. The conference seeks input from a broad technical community, with emphasis on all aspects of the computing stack.

Nanotechnology community members are encouraged to consider submitting their work to the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (Nov. 8-9), which is part of the 2017 Rebooting Computing Week.  The (extended) submission deadlines are

  •  June 2 (250 word abstract)
  •  June 16 (short/full paper manuscript)

The Call for Papers is available here.

Plenary Speakers

  • Prof. Luis Ceze, University of Washington
  • Prof. Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University
  • Prof. Karlheinz Meier, University of Heidelberg
  • Prof. Robert Schoelkopf, Yale Quantum Institute

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Jerry Chow, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  • Prof. Wen-mei Hwu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Prof. Subramanian Iyer, UCLA
  • Prof. Sandip Tiwari, Cornell University
  • Dr. Dejan Milojicic, Hewlett Packard Labs

Opening Speakers

Dr. Hava Siegelmann, DARPA
Dr. Barbara Helland, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, US Dept. of Energy


Call for Papers – NANOfIM 2017

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Call for Papers NANOfIM 2017 (3rd Nanotechnology for Instrumentation and Measurement Workshop)
November 16-17, 2017 (Gautam Buddha University, INDIA)

This conference offers a forum for discussions and exchange in the fields of Nanotechnology, Instrumentation, Environment, Optimization, Power, Energy and Control. The scope is not limited but expandable to applied interdisciplinary fields also. The institutional organizers are the Gautam Buddha University Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh India. We welcome you to witness this technology centenary. Sponsored by the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society with technical sponsorship of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.

All presented papers will be eligible for post publication in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience and Measurement Science Technology (IOP). All contributions will be peer reviewed on the basis of a full length manuscript and acceptance will be based on quality, originality and relevance. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and a post workshop publication, on international reputed journals, is foreseen.

Topics, dealing with measurements and instrumentation, and correlated themes will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Call for ‘Late News’ Papers – IEEE NANO 2017

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

The 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2017) will be held at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh, USA, July 25-28, 2017. We proudly to inform you that we have received a record high abstract/paper submissions this year (more than 350). On behalf of the program committee of IEEE NANO 2017, we would like to thank all authors who have submitted your abstracts/papers to the conference and all referees who have reviewed papers for the conference.

If you have unfortunately missed the regular submission deadline, you still can submit your work as late news paper. The requirement for the late news paper is the same as that for contributed paper, i.e. a minimum of two pages extended abstract and/or a maximum of six pages full paper. The late news paper will undergo the same peer-review process as the regular contributed paper. The difference is that late news papers are processed by an ad hoc committee in a first-in, first-served fashion. There is limited number of late news paper submissions (about 50) due to the limited space of the conference venue. Please submit your late news paper as soon as you can to have a better chance to be accepted. The deadline for this type of submission is May 15, 2017 or until when we have received enough submissions. Submission Link:

If you have interest in presenting your work in IEEE NANO 2017 but do not intend to publish your work, you can submit your work as Presentation without Seeking Publication. The requirement for this presentation only submission is a text abstract with an optional two-page extended abstract. If you choose the presentation type as Oral, please also upload the two-page extended abstract for better chance of being selected. The presentation only submission will not receive standard peer review; instead it will be reviewed by the program committee. The acceptation of presentation only submission is determined by its merit, its relevance to the conference, the availability of space. The deadline for this type of submission is May 15, 2017 or until when we have received enough submissions.

Call for ‘Late News’ papers – MARSS 2017

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

The second International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) is held from 17-21 July 2017 in Montréal, Canada. See

This recently-established annual conference is managed by a high-level Steering Committee and technically supported by IEEE-RAS and IEEE-NTC. The Steering Committee has the ambition to develop MARSS to the flagship event for cross-disciplinary R&D communities to discuss current activities in all areas related to manipulation and automation (including measurement and characterization) at micro & nano scales, and in all kinds of small scale robots and their applications

The Call for Late News Papers (short papers ONLY, up to 3 pages) is now open for two weeks, from 02-15 May You are kindly invited to attend and contribute to the event.

MARSS2017 will organize a fast-track peer-reviewing of the submitted Late News Papers. Authors will be notified of the status of their papers within a week after the submission. Accepted Late News Papers will be presented in parallel sessions (20 min). All accepted papers will be included into the conference proceedings.

Call for Participation – IEEE NANO 2017

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Early registration is open for the 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2017) which will be held July 25 – 28, 2017 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh, USA.

IEEE NANO 2017 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, interaction, networking and collaboration for research and development in nanotechnology with special attention to the latest advances in nanotechnology.

Early bird registration deadline: May 1, 2017


Announcing 2017 Montreal Nanotechnology Summer School

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Full details:

Download Montreal PDF Flyer

The 2017 IEEE N3 Summer school will be held in Montréal, Canada, from Monday, June 26 till Friday, June 30 2017.

The aim of the school is to provide graduate students and early career researchers in nanotechnology a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts that underpin the properties of nanomaterials, the opportunities afforded by advanced characterization tools and the prospects of nanoscale devices. Our lectures will be structured so as to impart a broad set of concepts, starting from the design of nanomaterials, their synthesis using various approaches, the characterization of their structure and properties, their integration into devices and device testing and optimization.

The N3 School is designed to appeal to senior undergraduates; graduate students; post-docs; and researchers and practitioners at the early stages of their careers who are eager to deepen and broaden heir skills in nanotechnology ranging from nanoscale synthesis to characterization to device fabrication and testing.


Announcing 2017 Toulouse (FR) Nanotechnology Summer School

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Calling PhD students, post-docs and young engineers from industries

IEEE 2017 Summer School on “Nanoelectronic technologies and devices: From basic principles to highly reliable applications

Download the PDF flyer.

In continuation of the NANORUN event series, the registration of the 2nd international course, the IEEE 2017 Summer School on “Nanoelectronic technologies and devices: From basic principles to highly reliable applications” on July 10-14 2017 is open now. It is strongly supported by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) and organized by IRT Saint Exupery and Laplace Laboratory in Toulouse (France).

All details here:


Call for papers – IEEE NEMS 2017

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Call for Papers IEEE NEMS 2017

Dates: April 9-12, 2017
Venue: UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

The IEEE-NEMS is a premier conference series sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council focusing on the promotion of advanced research areas related to MEMS, nanotechnology, and molecular technology. Prior conferences were held in Matsushima Bay and Sendai (Japan, 2016), Xian (China, 2015), Hawaii (USA, 2014), Suzhou (China, 2013), Kyoto (Japan, 2012), Kaohsiung (Taiwan, 2011), Xiamen (China, 2010), Shenzhen (China, 2009), Hainan Island (China, 2008), Bangkok (Thailand, 2007), and Zhuhai (China, 2006). The IEEE-NEMS Conference typically attracts over 350 attendees with participants from more than 20 countries and regions worldwide.

Call for papers (for details see

We invite contributions describing the latest scientific and technological research results in subjects including, but not limited to:

  1. Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (M/NEMS)
  2. Micro/Nano/Molecular Fabrication
  3. Nanomaterials
  4. Nonmaterial Based Devices and Systems
  5. Nanophotonics and Nanoscale Imaging
  6. Nanoscale Robotics, Assembly, and Automation
  7. Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
  8. Micro/Nano Fluidics
  9. Micro/Nano Mechanics
  10. Nanobiology/Nanomedicine

Important Dates:

2-page abstract submission: November 15, 2016
Abstract acceptance: December 15, 2016
Full paper submission: January 15, 2017
Early bird registration: January 15, 2017


General Chair: Prof. Steve Tung, University of Arkansas, USA

Technical Program Chair: Prof. Gwo-Bin Vincent Lee, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan ROC



Monday, December 14th, 2015

Nanotechnology      Nano News



Negative Capacitance FET (NCFET) can be viewed as a FET with built-in voltage amplification. The first ALD ferroelectric HfZrO2 based negative-capacitance FinFET with gate length as small as 30 nm was reported in IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM 2015) in Washington, DC USA. Small-signal voltage was amplified by 1.6X maximum at the internal gate with the sub-threshold swing improved from 87 to 55mV/decade. ION increased by >25% for the IOFF.


To read more: IEDM15-621 Paper #22.6.2

Sub-60mV-Swing Negative-Capacitance FinFET without Hysteresis”


IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter, September – October, 2015

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015


September – October, 2015

It’s IEEE membership renewal season again – be sure to select NANO 42 to continue your Nanotechnology Council Membership*! It is also an opportunity now for you to subscribe NTC publications such as TNANO and NTC Magazine.

In the past two months or so, the following IEEE NTC sponsored events took place:

  • IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference was held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 13-16, 2015.
  • 3M NANO 2015 was held in Changchun, China on October 5-9, 2015.
  • IEEE NANOMED 2015 is being held in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, USA on November 15-18, 2015.
  • NTC announced Calls for Nominations for 2016 IEEE NTC Awards and IEEE Nanotechnology Distinguished Lecturers.
  • The new IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO) journal had its paper submission website fully functional and is welcoming submission of letter-type papers up to 4 IEEE formatted pages.
  • NTC Co-sponsored transactions T-MBMCand TNB have been calling for paper submission.
  • September issues of TNANO and IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine have been published.
  • Three proposals for 2016 NTC Summer School have been received.

In the coming few months, the following IEEE NTC sponsored events will take place:

  • IEEE NANO 2016 will be held in Sendai, Japan, on August 22-25, 2016.
  • IEEE NMDC 2016 will be held in Toulouse, France on October 9-12, 2016.
  • NTC technically co-sponsors MARSS 2016 is to be held in Paris, France on July 18-22, 2016.
  • Highlights of 2015 December Issue of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine have been posted in the NTC website.

For more details about IEEE NTC, please click here to read the full contents posted on the NTC website or click the titles listed below for selected individual subjects.

Welcome to the 11th IEEE NMDC in Toulouse, France on Oct. 9-12, 2016

Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (December 2015 ISSUE)

IEEE TNANO September 2015 ISSUE Has Been Published

IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine ( 2015 September Issue) has been published

It is hoped that by this web-based IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter, nanotechnology R&D, commercialization and education can be effectively promoted for the benefits of humanity.


Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
IEEE Fellow
Web/Newsletter EiC
VP for Publications
IEEE Nanotechnology Council

November 16, 2015

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