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14th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

14th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures
July 18-19 2018, Athens, GREECE

NANOARCH is the annual cross-disciplinary forum for the discussion of novel post-CMOS and advanced nanoscale CMOS directions. The 14th NANOARCH symposium aims to incorporate several exciting sessions on emerging computing paradigms (e.g., approximate, quantum, neuromorphic, molecular, spintronic), novel nano-based computing architectures, 2D materials (e.g., graphene) nanoelectronics and computing, beyond charge-based computing, emerging memory devices and in memory computing, nanoelectronics for biomedical systems, and to provide extended opportunities for interaction among the participants.

In addition to 6-page length Regular Papers, we also invite 2-page Concept Papers presenting less developed but radical and highly innovative work in the area of nanofabrication, nanocomputing, and emerging nanosystem application.

NANOARCH 2018 topics of interest (both theoretical and experimental) include (but are not limited to):


MARSS 2018 Deadline Extension

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

As the paper submission deadline for 2018 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, MARSS2018,, coincides with the Chinese New Year holiday, the MARSS2018 Organization Committee has  decided to keep MARSS2018 submission site open until March 10th.

This date is the final deadline for all submissions (regular papers, Special session proposals, and papers invited to Special sessions). Further extension is definitely not possible due to the very tight schedule.

Please note that Call for Late News papers (short papers ONLY, up to 3 pages, no inclusion into IEEEXplore) will be open later, from 02-15 May, 2018.


NASA Research Announcement – Physical Sciences Informatics

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

NASA Research Announcement: Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System Appendix D Released

NASA has released the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix D,” which solicits ground-based research proposals to generate new scientific insights by utilizing experimental data residing in NASA’s Physical Sciences Informatics (PSI) system ( This online database provides investigators access to the raw and processed experimental data from physical science reduced-gravity flight experiments conducted on the International Space Station, Space Shuttle flights, and Free-flyers, or from related ground-based studies.

The current call for proposals solicits proposals in the five research areas – Combustion Science, Complex Fluids, Fluid Physics, Fundamental Physics and Materials Science – for which eligible experimental data will be available in the PSI by the proposal due date of December 15, 2017. At the time of the release of PSI NRA Appendix D, 50 investigations are eligible for this NRA. Anticipated award amounts, eligibility requirements, and further instructions for both types of investigators are provided in the solicitation document, which is available at

Notices of Intent for Appendix D are due on October 31, 2017, and they must be submitted electronically via NSPIRES ( Proposals are due on December 15, 2017, and they must be submitted electronically by an authorized official of the proposing organization using either NSPIRES ( or (

NASA plans to conduct a proposers’ conference via WebEx on October 17, 2017. Prospective proposers are advised to monitor the solicitation webpage for further information on the conference, including instructions on how to submit your questions about the PSI or the NRA.


Researchers Find New Way to Manipulate Magnetism

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

In a pioneering effort to control, measure and understand magnetism at the atomic level, researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered a new method for manipulating the nanoscale properties of magnetic materials. The ability to control these properties has potential applications in creating and improving the magnetic memory in consumer electronic devices and developing a sensitive detector for magnetic nanoparticles. The discovery focuses on a quantum-mechanical property known as spin, which endows electrons with a tiny magnetic field. Electron spin can point in either of two directions, “up” or “down,” as does the accompanying magnetic field. Over the years, scientists have become adept at flipping the direction of spin, and therefore, the direction of the magnetic field. But the new finding has a novel twist.


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

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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.