Call for Papers:

IEEE Micro Special Issue on Memristor-Based Computing

Final Submission Deadline
March 16, 2018

IEEE Micro Special Issue on Memristor-Based Computing

Submission deadline: March 16, 2018
Publication: September/October 2018

Guest Editors: Lizy Kurian John and Earl Swartzlander (The University of Texas at Austin)

In 1971, Leon Chua presented the theoretical basis for a passive two-terminal circuit device that he called a “memristor” (a contraction of memory and resistor). A memristor is a two-terminal device that behaves like a resistor, with the resistance depending on the history of the current passing through it. In 2008, HP Labs realized memristors in nanoscale titanium dioxide cross-point switches. The initial application has been to use memristors to implement memory on a portion of a traditional CMOS chip. The memory is referred to as RRAM (resistive RAM).

Conventional von Neumann systems fetch data from memory, process it, and store the result back in memory. The recurring fetch-process-store sequence limits computer performance. In many applications, memristor memory can act as a site for storing data, while implementing desired logic computations.

This special issue solicits papers addressing memristors as memory elements, logic elements, or combined memory/logic elements. Our interest extends from design concepts to simulation results and the implementation of experimental systems.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
– Use of memristors to realize non-volatile memory, with emphasis on RRAM
– Implementation of logic elements using logical implication
– Identification of alternative techniques for performing logic
– Design of digital computational elements (adders, multipliers, dividers, and so on) with memristors
– Neural nets/machine learning implemented with RRAM/memristors
– Design of non-von Neumann systems

Manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words, including a maximum of 12 references, with each average-sized figure counting as 250 words. Please include all figures and tables, as well as a cover page with author contact information (name, postal address, phone, fax, and email address) and a 200­word abstract. Accepted articles will be edited for structure, style, clarity, and readability. For more information, please visit the IEEE Micro author guidelines ( Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere, and all manuscripts must be cleared for publication. All conference papers must have at least 30 percent new content compared to the original.

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