Call for Papers:

ICRC 2021

Abstract or Paper Registration Deadline
August 6, 2021
Final Submission Deadline
August 20, 2021

The 6th IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC 2021) will be held from November 30th to December 2nd, 2021 as a virtual conference. ICRC grew out of the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative (RCI), which was founded in 2012 to catalyze rethinking of the computer at all levels of the technology stack. The Rebooting Computing community represents multiple IEEE Societies and Councils, and the membership in the technical community is over two thousand. For more information on the RCI please visit the Rebooting Computing Portal (

Now in its 6th year, the IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing is the premier venue for forward-looking computing, including algorithms and languages, system software, system and network architectures, new devices and circuits, and applications of new materials and physics. This is an interdisciplinary conference that has participation from a broad technical community, with emphasis on all aspects of the computing stack. Bridging reversible and quantum computing, analog and neural computing, and new architectures, the broad scope of ICRC extends to many areas of interest, including novel device physics and materials for post-Moore, beyond CMOS, and non-von Neumann computing paradigms.

Topics of Interest:

Future computing approaches, including neuromorphic, brain-inspired computing, approximate and probabilistic computing, and analog and physical computing; computing based on novel device physics and materials (e.g., spin-based electronics, nonlinear dynamics and chaos); energy-efficient computing including reversible, adiabatic, and ballistic computing, superconductor and cryogenic computing; quantum computing; optical computing; biological and biochemical computing; non-von Neumann computer architectures (e.g., in-memory processing, memory-based computing, content addressable memory, cellular automata, or  neural networks); graph processing architectures.

Future computing design aspects, including extending Moore’s law and augmenting CMOS; error-tolerant logic and circuits; future of design automation; post-CMOS, 3D, heterogeneous integration and packaging; future impact on performance, power, scalability, reliability, and supportability; modeling and simulation tools for future computing.

Future Software and Applications, including beyond von Neumann system software issues (operating systems, compilers, security, and resource management); future computing programming paradigms and languages; applications suitable for and driving next generation computing (e.g., machine learning, deep learning.); algorithms that are enabled by or optimized for new computing approaches.

Future computing use cases and prototypes, including ethics in design, implementation, and use; new technologies impacting the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS); cybersecurity in future computing systems.

Paper Submission:

Important Dates:

  • Abstracts due: Fri. 6 August 2021 (11:00 pm EDT)
  • Paper submissions due: Fri. 20 August 2021 (11:00 pm EDT)
  • Author notification of acceptance: Mon. 11 October 2021 (tentative)
  • Final copies of papers due: Fri. 22 October 2021 (tentative)
  • Session recordings due: Sat. 13 November 2021
  • Conference: Tue.-Thu. 30 November – 2 December 2021

Organizing Committee:

  • General Co-Chairs: Thomas Conte (Georgia Tech), John McAllister (Queen’s University Belfast)
  • Program Co-Chairs: Michael Frank (Sandia National Laboratories), Sapan Agarwal (Sandia National Laboratories)
  • Web chair: Simon Caton (University College Dublin)
  • Full committee list: