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Micro Issue 5- 2015 : IEEE Micro Special Issue on Alternative Computing Designs & Technologies


When Dec 16, 2014 - Mar 5, 2015
Where Los Alamitos, CA
Submission Deadline Mar 5, 2015
Notification Due Apr 30, 2015
Final Version Due May 21, 2015

Call For Papers

IEEE Micro Special Issue on Alternative Computing Designs & Technologies
Call for Papers

GUEST EDITORS: Luis Ceze (University of Washington) and Olivier Temam (Google)

SUBMISSIONS DUE: March 5th 2015
PUBLICATION DATE: September-­October 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 multi­-faceted, 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 (­cs) to submit your manuscript to the "Alternative Computing Designs and Technologies" issue. Please direct questions to the IEEE Micro magazine assistant (micro­ 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 200-­word 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 (

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 ( and Olivier Temam (

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