CLOSED: Architectures for the Post-Moore Era – Call for Papers


Guest Editors

Jeffrey S. Vetter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Erik P. DeBenedictis, Sandia National Laboratories
Thomas M. Conte, Georgia Institute of Technology

Submission deadline: CLOSED
Publication: July/August 2017

Propelling computer performance beyond the scaling limits of Moore’s Law will likely require a comprehensive rethinking of technologies—from materials to devices, circuits, and architectures. How will advances in quantum, neuromorphic, approximate, probabilistic, and stochastic computing affect performance? This special issue of IEEE Micro will examine architectures and processor designs for a post-Moore era.

Papers should address questions such as:

  • What technologies might prevail in the post-Moore era?
  • What architectural abstractions should represent traditional concepts like hierarchical parallelism and multi-tier data locality?
  • What architectural abstractions should represent new concepts like variable precision, approximate solutions, and resource tradeoff directives?
  • Can microarchitectural changes hide these technologies, or are novel ISAs required?

Topics of interest include:

  • technology trends and predictions.
  • microarchitectures employing 2.5D and 3D stacking and monolithic 3D integration.
  • alternative memory systems and memory-centric architectures.
  • quantum, neuromorphic, reconfigurable, and superconducting microarchitectures.
  • new electronics based on carbon-nanotubes, memristors, graphene, and so on.
  • silicon photonics and optical networks for computer architectures.
  • performance studies, modeling, simulation, and emulation of post-Moore processors.

Submission Procedure

Log in to ScholarOne Manuscripts and submit your manuscript. Acceptable file formats are Microsoft Word document and PDF. Please direct ScholarOne questions to the IEEE Micro magazine assistant ( Manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words, including a maximum of 12 references, with each average­sized 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 200­-word abstract. Accepted articles will be edited for structure, style, clarity, and readability. For more information, please visit the 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.

Important Dates (all in 2017)

  • 6 Jan: Submissions due
  • 26 Feb: Decision made
  • 22 Mar: Revised papers due
  • 22 Apr: Final versions due


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