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Special Issue on the 17 th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section/Issue on the
17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2017)

Nanoscience and nanotechnology have rapidly established themselves as enabling disciplines within all science fields, including materials science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology. Following the success of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO2017), IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) is extending a Call For Papers for a Special Section /Issue reflecting the scope of the conference.
Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. All appropriate submissions are welcome and are not limited to conference attendees. Authors who are attendees are requested to significantly expand any previous conference version to contain substantial new technical material, as per TNANO and IEEE restrictions on duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process. Manuscripts for the TNANO Special Issue/Section must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template and “Information for Authors”, via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.”

Submissions that reflect the Conference Scope and current state of the field are welcome in areas including:

  • DNA Nanotechnology
  • Micro-to- nano-scale bridging
  • Nanobiology and Nanomedicine
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanomanufacturing and Nanofabrication
  • Nano Robotics and Automation
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nano-optics, Nano-optoelectronics, and Nanophotonics
  • Nanopackaging
  • Nanoscale Metrology and Characterization
  • Nanofluidics
  • Nanomagnetics
  • Nano/Molecular Heat Transfer & Energy Conversion
  • Nanoscale Communication and Networks
  • Nano/Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
  • Nanotechnology Safety, Education and Commercialization

Important Dates

  • Submission of papers: 15 November, 201715 December, 2017
  • Notification of first review results: 15 January, 20181 February, 2018
  • Submission of revised papers: 1 March, 2018
  • Notification of final review results: 1 April, 2018

Guest Editors Can be contacted at: tnano17@egr.msu.edu

  • Haibo Yu, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Virginia Ayres, Michigan State University
  • Binghai Dong, Hubei University

Thematic Issue: Letters: Micro/Nano Robotics

IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Letters Sections seeks original research manuscripts for a Thematic Issue on Micro/Nano Robotics

Background and Scope

 

Micro/nano robotics have played important roles in high precise manufacturing, in-situ characterization, biomedicine, and other emerging fields. It offers new opportunities for study at the
small scale, and has been regarded as an essential technology for both fundamental research in Lab and practicable applications in industry. This Thematic Issue aims to exhibit the short communications, comments or rigorous original papers describing current and expected challenges, along with potential solutions, for Micro/Nano Robotics in the journal of IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel concepts, materials and designs for micro/nano robotics
  • Novel sensing and control techiniques/theories for micro/nano robotics
  • Novel applications of micro/nano robots in high precise manufacturing and industry
  • Micro/nano robot-based in-situ characterization theory, systems and applications
  • Micro/nano robotics in emerging biomedical applications
  • Non-contact actuation for robotics at small scale

Submissions are solicited from researchers in the field for short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges. The “Letters” in TNANO serves as forum for rapid publication of high-quality articles – featuring the
topics of great current interest in all areas of nanotechnology. The expected time to first decision is about 30 days. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

ieee.nanorobot@gmail.com

Deadlines for Manuscript Submission extended to 15th November 2017
 

Guest Editors

 

Yajing Shen, PhD, Assitant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
E-Mail: yajishen@cityu.edu.hk

Sylvain Martel, PhD, Professor
Department of Computer Engineering
Polytechnique Montreal, Canda
Email: sylvain.martel@polymtl.ca

Arianna Menciassi, PhD, Professor
BioRobotics Institute
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Email: arianna@sssup.it

Zhan Yang, PhD, Assoicate Professor
Robotics and Microsystems Center
Soochow University, Suzhou, China
E-mail:yangzhan@suda.edu.cn

Qing Shi, PhD, Associate Professor
Intelligent Robotics Institute, School of Mechatronical Engnieering
Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
Email: shiqing@bit.edu.cn


Special Issue on the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference 2017

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Issue/Section on
the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference 2017

Extensive research on nanotechnology materials and devices has unveiled many interesting and promising applications in electronics, photonics, biomedicine, and beyond. Encouraged by the success of the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (IEEE NMDC), IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will consider extended/revised versions of papers presented at IEEE NMDC 2017. Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Authors are requested to revise/expand the conference version to contain substantial new technical materials due to the restriction in duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process.

Manuscripts for TNANO must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template and “Information for Authors”, via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Section/Issue on the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” Manuscripts must focus on nanotechnology as reflected by technical contents and references.

Guest Editors:

 

Prof Daniel CHUA, National University of Singapore, Email: msechcd@nus.edu.sg
Prof Qing ZHANG, Nanyang Technological University, Email: eqzhang@ntu.edu.sg
Prof Chuan Seng TAN, Nanyang Technological University, Email: tancs@ntu.edu.sg

Deadlines for TNANO Special Issue/Section

 

  • Manuscript Submission: 30th October 2017
  • First decision to authors: 30st December 2017
  • Revision due (if necessary): 30th January 2018
  • Final notification (acceptance/rejection): 15th March 2018
  • Final manuscripts due: 15th April 2018
  • Special section publication: 2018

Special Issue on Memristive Materials, Devices and Systems

Special Section/Issue on the First International Conference on Memristive Materials, Devices & Systems

IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology (TNANO) seeks original research manuscripts for a Special Section/Issue on the First International Conference on Memristive Materials, Devices & Systems

Background and Scope

 

Extensive research on Memristor technologies, materials and devices has unveiled many interesting and promising applications in (nano)-electronics, bio and neuro-engineering, signal processing, sensors and beyond. Encouraged by the success of the First (1 st ) International Conference on Memristive Materials, Devices & Systems (MEMRISYS), IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will consider extended versions of papers presented at MEMRISYS 2017. Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Authors are kindly requested to expand significantly the conference version to contain substantial new technical materials due to the restriction in duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process.
Manuscripts for TNANO must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template and via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” The authors should consider that manuscripts must focus on nanotechnology as reflected by technical contents and references.

Important Dates

  • Manuscript Submission: July 31, 2017 September 15, 2017
  • First decision to authors: September 30, 2017 October 31, 2017
  • Revision due (if necessary): October 30, 2017 November 30, 2017
  • Final notification (acceptance/rejection): November 30, 2017 December 31, 2017
  • Final manuscripts due: December 31, 2017 January 31, 2018
  • Special section publication: Early 2018

Guest Editors

 

Please address all other correspondence regarding this Special Issue to the Guest Editors:

Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon (University of Utah, USA) pierre-emmanuel.gaillardon@utah.edu

Christo Papavassiliou (Imperial College London, UK) c.papavas@imperial.ac.uk

Themis Prodromakis (University of Southampton, UK)/ T.Prodromakis@soton.ac.uk

Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece) gsirak@ee.duth.gr

Qiangfei Xia (University of Massachusetts, USA) qxia@ecs.umass.edu

The guest editors can be contacted at memrisys2017@gmail.com
The Call for Papers is available here



Thematic Issue - Letters: Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems

Thematic Issue: “Letters: Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems”

The “Letters” in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will devote a themed issue “Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems” to a collection of papers highlighting research and technology development in the field of M/NEMS, micro/nano-fluidics, molecular sensors and actuators, nano-biotechnology, nanomaterials, molecular engineering, and nano/bio photonics. IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) sponsored the 12th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS 2017) held on April 9 – April 12, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA to promote advanced research and development activities in MEMS, nanotechnology, and molecular systems. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

    M/NEMS
    Micro/Nano Fluidics
    Biochips and Bio-MEMS
    Micro/Nano/Molecular Fabrication
    Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
    Nanomaterials
    Nanomaterial Based Devices and Systems
    Micro/Nano Mechanics and Nanoscale Robotics
    Nano/Bio Photonics
    Nanobiotechnology

Submissions are solicited from conference participants and other researchers in the field for short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges.

The “Letters” in TNANO serves as forum for rapid publication of high-quality articles – featuring the topics of great current interest in all areas of nanotechnology. The submission to publication time is expected to be approximately six weeks. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Follow the guideline (http://sites.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for the Special Issue “Letters: Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems”. Note that the submitted article cannot be a verbatim copy of a published conference article and your manuscript must contain at least 30% new results when compared with IEEE NEMS 2017 conference papers.

Submission deadline: July 31, 2017 August 31, 2017
Anticipated publication: September 2017 October 2017

Please address all other correspondence regarding this special issue to the Guest Editor:

Wen J. Li, Ph.D.
Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Email: wenjli@cityu.edu.hk


Thematic Issue: “Letters: Biomedical Micro/Nano-Devices”

The “Letters” in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will devote a themed issue “Biomedical Micro/Nano-Devices” to a collection of papers highlighting research and technology development in micro/nano-engineered devices for broad ranges of biomedical applications. Recent development of micro/nano-technologies enables an emerging class of devices, which provide advanced capabilities not only to sense and/or stimulate living cells and tissues but also to deliver various bio-agents at their length scale. These platforms also open a new possibility to explore the interfacial interactions between micro/nano-materials and biology in a minimally invasive manner, which otherwise cannot be achievable by exploiting conventional bulk materials systems. The topics of interests in this special issue include, but are not limited to:
 

  • Advanced fabrication methods for micro/nano-scale biomedical devices
  • Micro/nano-scale recording and stimulation at cellular and/or tissue level
  • Micro/nano-scale force measurements of cell adhesion, migration, and contraction.
  • Minimally invasive intracellular and intratissue access and targeting by micro/nano-devices
  • Wearable biomedical devices enabled by micro/nano-materials and designs.
  • Mechanically soft and flexible micro/nano-devices for bio-integration.
  • Biochips and bio-MEMS

 

Submissions are solicited from researchers in the field for short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges.

The “Letters” in TNANO serves as forum for rapid publication of high-quality articles – featuring the topics of great current interest in all areas of nanotechnology. The submission to publication time is expected to be approximately six weeks. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Follow the guideline (http://sites.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for the Special Issue “Letters: Biomedical Micro/Nano-Devices”. Note that the submitted article cannot be a verbatim copy of a published conference article and your manuscript must contain at least 30% new results when compared with conference papers.

Submission deadline: August 31, 2017
Anticipated publication: October 2017

Please address all other correspondence regarding this special issue to the Guest Editors:

Chi Hwan Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
(Email: lee2270@purdue.edu)


Thematic Issue - Letters: Micro/Nanosystems Mechanobiology

Thematic Issue: “Letters: Micro/Nanosystems Mechanobiology”

The “Letters” in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will devote a themed issue “Micro/Nanosystems Mechanobiology” to a collection of papers highlighting research and technology development in micro/nano-engineered systems for mechanobiology. The capabilities of cells to sense and respond to biomechanical cues in the cell microenvironment, including matrix stiffness, topography, fluidic flow, external forces, etc., play critical roles in various physiological and pathological processes. The understanding of the mechanosensing mechanisms at the cellular and molecular levels requires the development of novel micro- and nano-scale systems to interact with mechanosensing machineries in cells. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
 

  • Micro/nanofabricated devices for cell/molecular mechanics
  • Biochips and bio-MEMS
  • Microfluidics
  • Surface nanotopography
  • Molecular sensors for force measurement
  • Cell-matrix interactions
  • Engineered tumor microenvironment
  • Cell adhesion, migration, and contraction
  • Cell membrane mechanics
  • Cell-nanoparticles interactions
  • Constitutive and computational modeling of cells and biomolecules

 

Submissions are solicited from researchers in the field for short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges.

The “Letters” in TNANO serves as forum for rapid publication of high-quality articles – featuring the topics of great current interest in all areas of nanotechnology. The submission to publication time is expected to be approximately six weeks. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Follow the guideline (), and submit your paper to ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM at , indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for the Special Issue “Letters: Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems”. Note that the submitted article cannot be a verbatim copy of a published conference article and your manuscript must contain at least 30% new results when compared with conference papers.

Submission deadline: July 31, 2017
Anticipated publication: September 2017

Please address all other correspondence regarding this special issue to the Guest Editors:

Yubing Sun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
(Email: ybsun@umass.edu)

Deok-Ho Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, University of Washington-Seattle
(Email: deokho@uw.edu)

Pak Kin Wong, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Penn State University
(Email: pxw28@psu.edu)


Special Section on VLSI and Nanotech. Design Trends for Computing Innovations

Joint Special Section on VLSI and Nanotechnology Design Trends for Computing Innovations

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology and IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing seek original manuscripts for a Special Section tentatively scheduled to appear in the September 2017 issues.
The topics of interest for this special section include:

  • VLSI Design: Design of ASICs, microprocessors/micro-architectures, embedded processors, digital systems, NoC, interconnects, memories, and FPGAs.
  • VLSI Circuits: digital circuits, chaos/neural/fuzzy-logic circuits, high-speed/low-power circuits.
  • Low Power and Power Aware Design: Circuits, micro-architectural techniques, thermal estimation and optimization, power estimation methodologies, and CAD tools.
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD): Hardware /software co-design, logic and behavioral synthesis, logic mapping, simulation and formal verification, layout (partitioning, placement, routing, floor planning, compaction), algorithms and complexity.
  • Testing, Reliability, Fault-Tolerance: Digital testing, design for testability and reliability, online testing techniques, static and dynamic defect- and fault-recoverability, and variation-aware design.
  • Emerging Technologies & Post-CMOS VLSI: Analysis, circuits and architectures, modeling, CAD tools and design methodologies for nanotechnologies, molecular electronics, quantum devices, biologically-inspired computing, spintronic technology, CNT, MTJ, NML, PCM, PMC, and sensor and sensor networks, etc.

Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently submitted for journal publication elsewhere. An extended version of an article appearing in a conference proceedings (and in particular, GLSVLSI 2016) can be submitted provided that it has substantially new content w.r.t. to the original conference version. The conference paper must be cited in the main text and the cover letter must clearly describe the differences with the conference version and clearly identify the new contributions. As an author, you are responsible for understanding and adhering to the submission guidelines. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts focused on topics of computing directly to Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC) at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tetc-cs and papers focused on topics of nanoscale circuits and technology directly to Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNano) at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano. Authors should be aware that papers can be published in TNano or TETC depending on the availability of space with the final allocation at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief of the respective Transactions. Please address all correspondence regarding this Special Section to the Guest Editors (email: tpc.chairs@gmail.com).

Important Dates

  • Manuscript Submission: November 1, 2016.
  • First decision to authors: February 1, 2017.
  • Revision due (if necessary): April 1, 2017.
  • Final notification (acceptance/rejection): July 1, 2017.
  • Final manuscripts due: August 1, 2017.
  • Special section publication: September 2017.

Guest Editors

 

Laleh Behjat (University of Calgary)

Ayse Coskun (Boston University)

Jie Han (University of Alberta)

Martin Margala (University of Massachusetts Lowell)

The Call for Papers is available here



Special Issue on the IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology

Special Section/Issue on the IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology

IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology (TNANO) seeks original research manuscripts for a Special Section/Issue on the IEEE 2016 IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology.

Background and Scope

 

Extensive research on nanotechnology materials and devices has unveiled many interesting and promising applications in electronics, photonics, biomedicine, and beyond. Encouraged by the success of the IEEE 16th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2016), IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will consider extended/revised versions of papers presented at IEEE NANO 2016. Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process.
Authors are requested to revise/expand the conference version to contain substantial new technical materials due to the restriction in duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process.
Manuscripts for TNANO must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template and “Information for Authors”, via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” Manuscripts must focus on nanotechnology as reflected by technical contents and references.

Important Dates

  • Manuscript Submission: September 31, 2016
  • First decision to authors: November 31, 2016
  • Revision due (if necessary): December 30, 2016
  • Final notification (acceptance/rejection): February 15, 2017
  • Final manuscripts due: March 15, 2017
  • Special section publication: 2017

Guest Editors

 

Please address all other correspondence regarding this Special Issue to the Guest Editors:

Prof. Takahito Ono (Tohoku University, Japan)
E-mail: ono@nme.mech.tohoku.ac.jp

Prof. Ichiro Yamashita (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
E-mail: ichiro@ms.naist.jp

Prof. Yming Li (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
E-mail: ymli@faculty.nctu.edu.tw

Prof. Sreeram Vaddiraju (Texas A&M University, USA)
E-mail: sreeram.vaddiraju@tamu.edu

Prof. Chang-ki Baek (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea)
E-mail: baekck@postech.ac.kr

The Call for Papers is available here



Special Issue on the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference

Special Section/Issue on the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference

IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology (TNANO) seeks original research manuscripts for a Special Section/Issue on the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference.

Background and Scope

 

Extensive research on nanotechnology materials and devices has unveiled many interesting and promising applications in electronics, photonics, biomedicine, and beyond. Encouraged by the success of the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (IEEE NMDC), IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will consider extended/revised versions of papers presented at IEEE NMDC 2016. Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process.

Authors are requested to revise/expand the conference version to contain substantial new technical materials due to the restriction in duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process.

Manuscripts for TNANO must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template and “Information for Authors”, via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” Manuscripts must focus on nanotechnology as reflected by technical contents and references.

Important Dates

  • Manuscript Submission: October 30, 2016
  • First decision to authors: December 30, 2016
  • Revision due (if necessary): January 30, 2017
  • Final notification (acceptance/rejection): March 15, 2017
  • Final manuscripts due: April 15, 2017
  • Special section publication: 2017

Guest Editors

 

Please address all other correspondence regarding this Special Issue to the Guest Editors:

Fuccio CRISTIANO
E-mail: cristiano.fuccio@laas.fr

Nicolas GHERARDI
E-mail: nicolas.gherardi@laplace.univ-tlse.fr

The Call for Papers is available here.



Special Issue on Revolutionary 3-D Integration

Special Issue on Revolutionary 3-D Integration and Design for Next Generation Computing

IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology (TNANO) seeks original research manuscripts for a Special Issue on Revolutionary 3-D Integration and Design for Next Generation Computing.

Background and Scope

 

As the scaling limitations of 2-D ICs are becoming more apparent, 3-D integration at nanoscale is emerging as an attractive alternative to continue IC scaling in the future. Driven by the benefits of less stringent lithographic dependence, multi-scale nature with reduced interconnections, higher packing density and smaller footprints, 3-D ICs promise to revolutionize the semiconductor and computing industries and enable unique new applications. Promising 3-D IC directions include nanoscale monolithic and fine-grained 3-D CMOS and beyond CMOS 3-D approaches, as well as heterogeneous technologies that are multi-scale in nature, with potentially orders of magnitude improved efficiencies. 3-D IC research often involves cross-disciplinary explorations at multiple scales, combining new technologies for manufacturing and devices with unique integration/design concepts. Targeting the broad device, circuit, and architecture, as well as nanotechnology research communities, this special issue seeks papers on innovative new concepts for such 3-D ICs. High-risk high-reward type of ideas, rethinking 3-D integration, and associated circuits and architectures, will be preferred to incremental research. Applications that are enabled by or show potential for significant benefits from 3-D integration are also welcome. Review papers presenting a broad overview of emerging 3-D technologies can be similarly submitted.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • 3-D IC integration and 3-D fabrics enabled by emerging nanotechnology.
  • 3-D memory and logic technologies.
  • 3-D routability.
  • 3-D circuit design exploration with CMOS and beyond CMOS directions.
  • 3-D circuit architectural exploration with CMOS and beyond CMOS directions.
  • Unconventional computing paradigms such as neuromorphic, probabilistic, sparse data and others, enabled by 3-D integration.
  • Gate and transistor-level monolithic 3-D CMOS directions.
  • Multi-scale, mixed-signal heterogeneous 3-D integrations.
  • 3-D design methodologies including thermal management.
  • New applications enabled by or significantly benefitting from 3-D integration.
  • Experimental proof-of- concept prototyping for small-scale demonstrations as well as scalable 3-D nanomanufacturing approaches. Directions may include multi-level epitaxial growth, wafer thinning, wafer bonding, and wafer alignment techniques, as well as others.

Submission Format

 

The submitted papers must be written in English and describe original research which is not published nor currently under review by other journals or conferences. Extended conference papers should contain at least 50% new material and will pass through the normal review process. Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology website (http://sites.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/).

Submission Guidelines

 

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through the TNANO Manuscript Central (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano). On submission, authors must select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper”, and state in the cover letter that the paper is for the special issue on “Revolutionary 3-D Integration and Design for Next Generation Computing,’’ and select Csaba Moritz as the Preferred Editor.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: August 1, 2016 through December 1, 2016 (UPDATED)
  • Paper Submission: August 1, 2016 through January 14, 2017
  • Reviews Completed: March 1, 2017
  • Major Revisions Due (if Needed): April 1, 2017
  • Minor Revisions Due (if Needed): June 1, 2017
  • Notification of Final Acceptance: August 1, 2017
  • Final Manuscript Due: Sept 1, 2017
  • Tentative Publication Date: Late 2017

Guest Editors

 

Please address all other correspondence regarding this Special Issue to the Guest Editors using the following email-ID: 3dsi-tnano@googlegroups.com

Csaba Andras Moritz
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director Nanofabrics Laboratory
University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA
E-mail: andras@ecs.umass.edu
URL: http://www.ecs.umass.edu/ece/andras

Sung-Kyu Lim
Dan Fielder Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0250, USA
E-mail: limsk@ece.gatech.edu
URL: http://users.ece.gatech.edu/limsk/

Kangwook Lee,
Professor, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe)
Deputy Director, Global INTegration Initiative (GINTI)
Tohoku University, Japan
E-mail: kriss@bmi.niche.tohoku.ac.jp

Deepak Nayak
Distinguished MTS Global Foundries (3D Integration)
E-mail: deepak.nayak@globalfoundries.com

Mostafizur Rahman
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO, USA
E-mail: rahmanmo@umkc.edu
URL: http://sce2.umkc.edu/csee/rahmanmo/


TNANO & TETC Joint Special Section

Joint Special Section on VLSI and Nanotechnology Design Trends for Computing Innovations

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology and IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing seek original manuscripts for a Special Section tentatively scheduled to appear in the September 2017 issues. The topics of interest for this special section include:

  • VLSI Design: Design of ASICs, microprocessors/micro-architectures, embedded processors, digital systems, NoC, interconnects, memories, and FPGAs.
  • VLSI Circuits: digital circuits, chaos/neural/fuzzy-logic circuits, high-speed/low-power circuits.
  • Low Power and Power Aware Design: Circuits, micro-architectural techniques, thermal estimation and optimization, power estimation methodologies, and CAD tools.
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD): Hardware /software co-design, logic and behavioral synthesis, logic mapping, simulation and formal verification, layout (partitioning, placement, routing, floor planning, compaction), algorithms and complexity.
  • Testing, Reliability, Fault-Tolerance: Digital testing, design for testability and reliability, online testing techniques, static and dynamic defect- and fault-recoverability, and variation-aware design.
  • Emerging Technologies & Post-CMOS VLSI: Analysis, circuits and architectures, modeling, CAD tools and design methodologies for nanotechnologies, molecular electronics, quantum devices, biologically-inspired computing, spintronic technology, CNT, MTJ, NML, PCM, PMC, and sensor and sensor networks, etc.

Submission Information:

Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently submitted for journal publication elsewhere. An extended version of an article appearing in a conference proceedings (and in particular, GLSVLSI 2016) can be submitted provided that it has substantially new content w.r.t. to the original conference version. The conference paper must be cited in the main text and the cover letter must clearly describe the differences with the conference version and clearly identify the new contributions. As an author, you are responsible for understanding and adhering to the submission guidelines. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts focused on topics of computing directly to Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC) at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tetc-cs and papers focused on topics of nanoscale circuits and technology directly to Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNano) at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano. Authors should be aware that papers can be published in TNano or TETC depending on the availability of space with the final allocation at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief of the respective Transactions. Please address all correspondence regarding this Special Section to the Guest Editors (email: tpc.chairs@gmail.com).

Important Dates:

The following is the tentative timeline for the special issue:

  • Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016
  • Author Notification: December 1, 2016
  • Revised Manuscript Due: February 1, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 1, 2017
  • Final Manuscript Due: June 1, 2017
  • Tentative Publication Date: September 2017

Guest Editors

Laleh Behjat, University of Calgary,

Ayse Coskun, Boston University

Jie Han, University of Alberta

Martin Margala, University of Massachusetts Lowell

See Call for Papers here.


Special Issue on Nanoelectronic Devices and Circuits

Special Issue on Nanoelectronic Devices and Circuits for Next Generation Sensing and Information Processing

IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology (TNANO) seeks original research manuscripts for a Special Issue on Nanoelectronic Devices and Circuits for Next Generation Sensing and Information Processing.

The next generation paradigm of information processing may involve a network of interconnected physical objects such as computers, mobile phones, sensors, actuators, wearable devices, vehicles, homes, buildings, and even energy systems, in which continuous sensing and computing takes place. In such a computing paradigm the vision is to connect a large amount of objects, allow them to collect and exchange data through network connectivity, and consequently utilize the enormous data for analytics and operation. Such as infrastructure provides increasingly smart, reliable and secure services among different things for different users. It has been extensively applied to diverse application domains, such as environmental monitoring, security surveillance, smart power grids, energy-efficient buildings, and interconnected vehicles.

To enable next generation sensing, control, and computing, in reality, advanced nanoelectronic devices and circuits must be developed and co-optimized across multiple hierarchical levels in order to sense, process and transmit data, while satisfying the demanding performance requirements for high speed, low power, flexible reconfigurability, high reliability etc. In addition, with the increasing complexity and data volume of sensing and computing, novel designs must be explored to improve design efficiency, enhance reliability and reduce time-to-market. For these reasons, there is an immediate need to re-think the conventional design strategies for implementing the next-generation sensing, control, and computing paradigm.

This special issue focuses on novel device technology and circuit designs to implement smart, efficient, reliable and secure sensing, control, and computing paradigm. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Nanoelectronic devices with ultra-high energy efficiency
  • Energy-efficient analog front end and wireless communication circuits using nanoelectronic devices
  • Emerging device and memory technology for information processing and storage
  • Emerging device, including but not limited to GFET, TFET, Graphene nanoribbon tunnel FET, fordigital, analog, and RF circuit design
  • Emerging memory, including but not limited to phase change memory, magnetic device, resistive memory, for digital, analog, and RF circuit design
  • Nano-sensors for data sensing in Internet of Things
  • Nano-CMOS and Post-CMOS based circuits for big data processing
  • Nanoelectronic technology based sensors and controller for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Security and reliability solutions for nanoelectronic devices and circuits
  • Nanoelectronic devices and circuits for secure sensing
  • Novel devices and circuits for non-conventional computing
  • Neuromorphic circuits and architectures
  • Nano-CMOS and Post-CMOS based sensors and circuits for smart grid
  • Case studies for sensors and circuits designed using nanoelectronic technology

Submission Information:

All manuscripts must be submitted online using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template and Information for Authors, via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano. On submission, authors must select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” Manuscripts must focus on nanotechnology as reflected by technical content and references.

Special Issue Timeline:

The following is the tentative timeline for the special issue:

  • Submission Deadline: 1 October 2016
  • Author Notification: 1 December 2016
  • Revised Manuscript Due: 15 January 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15 February 2017
  • Final Manuscript Due: 15 April 2017
  • Tentative Publication Date: Late 2017

Guest Editors:

Please address all other correspondence regarding this Special Issue to the Guest Editors using the following email-ID: nano-sm-si@listserv.unt.edu or NANO-SM-SI@unt.edu

Guest Editors

Saraju P. Mohanty, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas
email: saraju.mohanty@unt.edu

Xin Li, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University,
email: xinli@cmu.edu

Hai (Helen) Li, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh,
email: HAL66@pitt.edu

Yao (Kevin) Cao, Professor Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University,
email:yu.cao@asu.edu

See Call for Papers here.


Special Section/Issue on the 3rd Int. Conference on Devices, Circuit and Systems

Special Section/Issue on the 3rd International Conference on Devices, Circuit and Systems (ICDCS’16)

Extensive research on nanomaterials has unveiled many interesting and promising properties for novel applications in electronics, photonics, and biology. For benefiting of such discoveries, it is necessary to fully integrate devices, circuits and systems with applications. This special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology will consider multi-disciplinary papers combining research in device/circuit design, processing, modelling, fabrication, characterization, and pertinent applications. Topics for this Special Issue are, but not limited to

  • MOS devices and Device Physics
  • Advanced Memory Technology
  • Advanced Circuit and Systems
  • Photonic Devices and Optoelectronic Integration
  • Organic Materials Science, Device Physics, and Applications
  • Spintronics Materials and Devices
  • Application of Nano tubes, Nanowires, and Graphene
  • Photovoltaics & Power Semiconductor Devices
  • Speech, Image and Data Processing in Nano-systems
  • Crypto Systems
  • MIMO Systems
  • Bio Nano Devices

See Call for Papers here.


Special Section/Issue on the IEEE International NanoElectronics Conference

The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology seek original manuscripts for a Special Section on the IEEE International NanoElectronics Conference.

More info are available here

 

 


Special Section on "Nanotechnology for Instrumentation and Measurement"

The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology seek original manuscripts for a Special Section on Nanotechnology for Instrumentation and Measurement

Background and Scope

Instrumentation and measurement are of importance when characterizing, testing and employing novel
devices and materials. These areas assume a particular importance at the “nano” scales in which electrical
and physical quantities encounter new challenges. The proposed special section will be comprised of high
impact papers with particular emphasis on the application area of instrumentation and measurement and
its relation to nanotechnology. Original research contributions and review papers, not limited to the ones
presented at nanofim2015, are sought including (but not limited to) the following topics:

• General and dedicated devices
• Nanoimaging
• Metrology, reliability and testing
• Nanotechnology and plasma
• Environmental applications
• Automotive
• Nanomedicine
• Nanoptics and Nanophotonics
• Networking
• Bio-molecular and Biotechnology
• Aeronautics and aerospace
• Fabrication and characterization of sensors and transducers
• Signal and image processing
• General and ad hoc instrumentation
• Biomedical applications
• Industrial applications
• Mechatronics
• Light and lightning
• Packaging and Nanomaterials
• Modeling
• Energy

Submission Format

Extended versions of accepted and presented papers at Nanofim2015 (http://nanofim2015.unisalento.it) are
encouraged but they will still undergo the peer review process; authors for this Special Section are requested
to expand the workshop version to contain at least 40% new material. All manuscripts must be submitted on-
line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template and Information for Authors, via the IEEE Manuscript
Central found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano. On submission, authors must select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” Manuscripts must focus on nanotechnology for
instrumentation and measurement as reflected by technical content and references.

Important Dates

Paper submission: October 1, 2015
Acceptance notification: December 15, 2015
Revision due (if necessary): February 1, 2016
Final notification (acceptance/rejection): March 1, 2016
Final manuscripts due: March 30, 2016
Special section publication: 5th issue of 2016

Guest Editors

Aimé Lay-Ekuakille
Università del Salento, Italy
E-mail: aime.lay.ekuakille@unisalento.it

Wen J. Li
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
E-mail: wenjli@cityu.edu.hk

Flyer

Downloadable Call for Papers pdf.


Extended deadline for the TC/TNANO Joint Special Section on DFT

The deadline for submission to the TC/TNANO Joint Special Section on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems has been extended to February 1, 2015.
More information on this special issue are available here.


Extended deadline for "Cognitive and Natural Computing with Nanotechnology"

The deadline for submitting manuscripts for the special section on “Cognitive and Natural Computing with Nanotechnology” is extended to December 21st.

More information on this special issue are available here.


Special Section on "Cognitive and Natural Computing with Nanotechnology"

>>>Deadline is extended to December 21st<<<

The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology seeks original manuscripts for a Special Section on “Cognitive and Natural Computing with Nanotechnology”

***submission deadline extended to Dec. 21, 2014

Call for Papers

Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology:

Cognitive and Natural Computing with Nanotechnology

Background and Scope

This special issue on ‘Cognitive and Natural Computing with Nanotechnology’ is directed to the broad nanomaterials, nanodevice, nanofabrics, nanocircuit and nanoarchitecture research communities working on novel nanotechnology-enabled directions for non Von Neumann cognitive systems. The special issue seeks papers on innovative ideas for solutions to the principal challenge of realizing architectures that are enabling decision-making, intelligent information and sensorial processing, and autonomous learning and adaptation, in function similar to that of natural complex self-organized systems, such as the brain and others. These systems may employ a variety of fundamental principles and do not need to emulate the biological or natural automata. Rather, their key distinguishing aspect is that their plasticity, reconfiguration, and functional underpinnings are achieved without involving software. In particular, such systems could (1) introduce new architectural concepts enabled by nanoscale capabilities, resembling the neocortex and natural systems; (2) leverage new materials and nanodevices and their interactions to achieve core cognitive functions; (3) design or build on novel nanofabrics enabling efficient implementation of cognitive computational approaches including achieving high degree of connectivity and collective functions. All submitted papers should clearly articulate a vision for a cognitive computing direction beyond von Neumann microprocessors and show how their approach or component contributes to this vision.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
• Unconventional computing paradigms and nanoarchitectures based on Bayesian frameworks, spike-and-fire neuromorphic systems, cellular neural networks, sparse-data based architectures and other conceptual approaches.
• “Computing by Nature” directions based on self-organized complex dynamics systems, which naturally generate the solutions.
• Computing paradigms such as supervised learning and/or more general combinatorial optimization problems in relation to cognitive computing, and their physical implementation.
• Novel nanomaterials, nanodevices, nanoelectronic circuits and manufacturing/integration frameworks that are enablers of cognitive computing.
• Nanofabric directions that can lay the foundation for plasticity, calibration, inhibition, enhancement, measurement, and re-organization at various levels of abstraction.
• Applications of cognitive and natural computing with nanotechnology for real-life problems such as weather or stock market prediction, cyber security, text processing, web knowledge synthesis, motion analysis and others.
• Embedding cognitive capabilities into every-day systems that are ultra-low power and low area.

Submission Format

The submitted papers must be written in English and describe original research which is not published nor currently under review by other journals or conferences. Extended conference papers should contain at least 50% new material and will pass through the normal review process. Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology website at http://sites.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/.
For more information, please contact: andras@ecs.umass.eduwang@ee.ucla.edu

Submission Guidelines

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through the TNANO Manuscript Central (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano). Authors should select manuscript type Special Section, technical area Other, state in the cover letter that the paper is for the special issue on “Cognitive Computing with Nanotechnology,’’ and select Csaba Moritz as the Preferred Editor.

Important Dates

Paper submission: August 1, 2014 through December 15, 2014
Acceptance notification: February 15, 2015
Final papers: March 31, 2015

Guest Editors

Prof. Csaba Andras Moritz
University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA E-mail: andras@ecs.umass.edu
URL: http://www.ecs.umass.edu/ece/andras
Prof. Kang Wang
University of California Los Angeles, CA, USA E-mail: wang@ee.ucla.edu


Special Section on IEEE Trans. on Computers and IEEE Trans. on Nanotechnology

The IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology seek original manuscripts for a Special Section on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems scheduled to appear in the issue of March 2016. More info are available here.