IEEE Micro Special Issue on Alternative Computing Designs & Technologies

Final Submission Deadline
March 5, 2015

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IEEE Micro Special Issue on Alternative Computing Designs & Technologies

Luis Ceze (University of Washington) and
Olivier Temam (Google)

SUBMISSIONS DUE: March 5, 2015

As the benefits of Moore’s law progressively diminish and come at a greater
cost, there is a growing urge to consider alternative computing approaches
in order to keep increasing computational capabilities fast enough to
continue spurring innovation. Because it is unlikely that we will find a
replacement to Moore’s law that will provide again decades of sustained
growth, we may have to accept that computing hardware will become
multifaceted, both in terms of design approaches and implementation
technologies. Alternative approaches may mean breaking away from CPUs with
radically different designs using mature CMOS technologies, and they may
also entail radically different fundamental technologies. In this special
edition, we want to be inclusive and contemplate both types of alternative
approaches. We are looking for papers that discuss ideas that will lead to
significant quantitative gains in performance and efficiency and/or are
enabler of new forward looking applications.

Also breaking away from traditional CFPs, we voluntarily decided not to
outline a set of topics which could only have the effect of narrowing down
the scope of alternative approaches we are willing to consider. If in doubt
whether we will welcome your submission, please do not hesitate to contact
us, if possible (but not necessarily) with an abstract. Please keep in mind
that IEEE Micro is about computing architecture at large, and that it is a
very high quality publication, two criteria we will diligently enforce.

Please log onto IEEE CS Manuscript Central
(https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/microcs) to submit your manuscript to the
“Alternative Computing Designs and Technologies” issue. Please direct
questions to the IEEE Micro magazine assistant (microma@computer.org). For
the manuscript submission, acceptable file formats include Microsoft Word
and PDF. Manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words including references,
with each average size figure counting as 150 words toward this limit.
Please include all figures and tables, as well as a cover page with all the
relevant author contact information (name, postal address, phone, fax, and
email address) and a 200word abstract. Submitted manuscripts must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere,
and all manuscripts must be cleared for publication. All previously
published papers must have at least 30% new content compared to any
conference (or other) publication. Accepted articles will be edited for
structure, style, clarity, and readability. For more information, please
visit the IEEE Micro Author Center(http://www2.computer.org/portal

March 5: Initial submissions due
April 30: First notification
May 21: Revised papers due
June 25: Final notification

For any further information and questions please contact Guest Editors,
Luis Ceze (luisceze@cs.washington.edu) and Olivier Temam (temam@google.com).