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TC 16: Update on Upcoming and Past Activities

Saturday, April 20th, 2024

Update on Upcoming and Past Activities

  1. Ising Machine Workshop (IISM) 2024
    The International Workshop on Ising Machines (IISM) 2024 took place in Messina, Italy from April 16 to 18, 2024. You can explore the comprehensive coverage of topics discussed, including theoretical insights into Ising machines, digital applications, simulations of innovative computing paradigms, and advancements in analog and hybrid Ising machines here.
  2. Virtual Workshop on “Next Generation Computing in the Era of Chiplets”
    On February 29, 2024, a virtual workshop was held focusing on the paradigm-shifting concept of Chiplets and their integration potential with semiconductor and emerging technologies. Discover more about this workshop here.
  3. Roadmap for Emerging Technologies-based Unconventional Computing
    Delve into a perspective paper on the utilization of emerging technologies like photonics, superconducting materials, and spintronics for unconventional computing paradigms such as neuromorphic and quantum computing. Read the publication here.
  4. Special Issue on “Neuromorphic Computing”
    We initiated a special issue on “Neuromorphic Computing” in the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology. For more information, visit here. The submission deadline was September 30, 2021.
  5. Second Meeting of TC-16 on Quantum, Neuromorphic, and Unconventional Computing
    The virtual workshop on unconventional computing with emerging technologies was held on May 13, 2022. Explore the workshop’s schedule, recording, and talks here. Additionally, you can access the talks on YouTube here.
  6. Kickoff Meeting of TC-16 on Quantum, Neuromorphic, and Unconventional Computing
    The inaugural meeting was held on June 11th, 2021. Access the meeting’s schedule, recording, and talks here. Talks are also available on YouTube here.

NANO 2024: Paper Submission Final Deadline

Monday, March 18th, 2024


Regular Paper Submission Final Deadline March 21, 2024


Final deadline extension to submit your contribution describing the latest scientific and technological research and activities in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Authors should prepare a paper (4-6 pages) using the template in the IEEE style and submit it for review via the online paper submission site until March 21, 2024.

All papers will be peer-reviewed by the Technical Program Committee. Accepted papers will be considered for IEEE NANO 2024 Best Paper Award, and the conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore.

There will be no more extensions for paper submissions, do not miss the opportunity!


Abstract Submission Deadline April 10, 2024

IEEE NANO 2024 also accepts the option of only abstracts, in which authors should prepare a “One-page Abstract“ using the provided template and submit it for review by April 10, 2024 via the online paper submission site, selecting the “Contributed session abstract” option. The abstract may include tables and figures as far as the complete abstract adjusts to one page.

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Technical Program Committee but they will NOT be considered for IEEE NANO 2024 Best Paper Award nor be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore or other A&I databases.

To be considered for inclusion into IEEE Xplore, we encourage authors to submit their work as full papers (4 to 6 pages) by March 21, 2024.

More Information



We are thrilled to announce the availability of grants for students to attend the IEEE NANO 2024 conference! These grants are designed to support students in their academic and professional development by providing assistance for travel expenses, registration fees, and more.

Deadline for application April 10, 2024.

More information here.

Find captivating and inspiring interviews, insights on the special sessions and more!


Location & Venue

Congress Centre (Palacio de Congresos), Feria de Muestras FIDMA
Paseo Dr. Fleming, 481 33201 Gijón, Asturias

Do you need a VISA? Start the procedure to get it as soon as possible!
More info here.



OJ-NANO CFP: Special Section – IEEE-NSENS 2024: Nano Materials and Devices for Sensors, AI, and Robotics

Thursday, February 29th, 2024



IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO) Special Section on 

IEEE-NSENS 2024: Nano Materials and Devices for Sensors, AI, and Robotics


IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO), a gold fully open access journal launched in 2020 by IEEE Nanotechnology Council, publishes research advancing the theory, design and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering and industrial applications. The journal has an independent editorial board, established peer-review process, is targeting a ten-week rapid publishing schedule and is fully compliant with funder mandates, including Plan S. Your work will be exposed to 5 million unique monthly users of the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. IEEE OJ-NANO received its first Journal Impact of 1.7 and is now indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)TM by Clarivate Analytics as well as in Scopus®! This development indicates increased visibility and profile for both the journal and its published articles, demonstrating IEEE OJ-NANO is a reliable and high-quality source of information in the field of nanotechnology.

IEEE OJ-NANO will devote a special section on “IEEE-NSENS 2024: Nano Materials and Devices for Sensors, AI, and Robotics” to a collection of papers highlighting research and technology development in the field of nanotechnology, particular of materials and devices for the applications in sensors, AI and robotics. IEEE Nanotechnology Council sponsors the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Micro/Nano Sensors for AI, Healthcare, and Robotics (IEEE-NSENS 2024) held on 2 – 3 March 2024 to foster interaction between engineers, scientists and industry in these emerging areas.

IEEE OJ-NANO will devote a special section on “IEEE-NSENS 2024: Nano Materials and Devices for Sensors, AI, and Robotics” to a collection of papers highlighting research and technology development in the field of nanotechnology, particular of materials and devices for the applications in sensors, AI and robotics. IEEE Nanotechnology Council sponsors the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Micro/Nano Sensors for AI, Healthcare, and Robotics (IEEE-NSENS 2024) held on 2 – 3 March 2024 to foster interaction between engineers, scientists and industry in these emerging areas.

NOTE: IEEE OJ-NANO will waive 25% of the APC (Article Publishing Charge) for papers accepted for publication in the NANOMED 2023 special issue!

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Micro/Nano Electro – soft electronics
  • Micro/Nano Electro – artificial intelligence
  • Micro/Nano Electro – bioelectronics
  • Micro/Nano Electro – sensors
  • Micro/Nano Electro – power electronics
  • Micro/Nano Electro – nanobiotechnology
  • Micro/Nano Electro – healthcare electronics
  • Micro/Nano Electro – medical diagnostics
  • Micro/Nano Electro – human-robot interaction
  • Micro/Nano Electro – machine learning
  • Micro/Nano Electro – deep learning
  • Micro/Nano Electro – humanoid robots
  • Micro/Nano Electro – flexible sensors

Submissions are solicited from the IEEE-NSENS 2024 conference participants and other researchers in the field for a review paper or a research paper for this themed issue. Manuscripts will be subject to the OJ-NANO normal peer review procedures. If your manuscript is based on the IEEE-NANOMED 2023 paper, the manuscript must build significantly on it, with at least 30% of the submitted results representing new research. Additional text, figures and references are obligatory, and no passages of texts or figures should be identical to your conference paper as this could breach copyright. A nearly exact duplicate of the conference paper will be rejected.

Manuscripts for IEEE OJ-NANO must be prepared using the “IEEE manuscript template” and “Information for Authors” at; and be submitted on-line via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at On submission to IEEE OJ-NANO, authors should select the “Special Issue: IEEE-NANOMED 2023” as a manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” Also, indicate in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for the Special Issue “Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering”.


Manuscript Submission April 30, 2024
Anticipated Publication November 31, 2024


Guest Editors:

Yunlong Zi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Sustainable Energy and Mechanical Engineering

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – Guangzhou, China



Kewang Nan, Ph.D.

Professor, Micro Nano Materials and Biomedical Engineering

Zhejiang University, China


OJ-NANO Call for Papers: Special Section – Future Nanocomputing: Trends and Challenges

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024



IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO)
Special Section on

Future Nanocomputing: Trends and Challenges


Guest editors

  • Prof Giovanni Finnochio, Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences, University of Messina, 98166, Messina, Italy Email:
  • Fabrizio Lombardi, College of Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, Email:
  • Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, 67100 Xanthi, Greece, Email:

Scope and purpose

The concept of nanocomputing refers to the ability of computers to represent and manipulate data in the nanometer scale. In practice, circuits and computer systems are constructed using transistors with channels significantly shorter than 100 nanometers. Consequently, the current objective is to develop computers that utilize devices no larger than 10 nanometers. To achieve this, nanocomputing must undertake a comprehensive examination of nanotechnology in the field of computing. This aspect comprises interdisciplinary investigations that traverse various fields through the utilization of nanoscale technologies and the exploration of innovative processing paradigms. At the lowest device level, it encompasses not only CMOS but also numerous emerging technologies (including spintronics, molecular, superconducting, and DNA). However, it also incorporates circuit design considerations. It is unsurprising that this research necessitates a forum (and related community) that transcends disciplines to deliberate on innovative post-CMOS and advanced technological avenues for nanocomputing. To address the primary challenges encountered by integrated electronics in the twenty-first century, inventive future resolutions are necessary.

This special issue will showcase the most recent advancements in the multidisciplinary domain of nanocomputing technologies. It will specifically highlight the most recent developments in the corresponding technologies that are applicable for the modeling, design, fabrication and testing of unconventional nanocomputing systems such as biological, quantum, spintronic, and neuromorphic systems. Notably, efficient fabrication and implementation frameworks (from circuits to modules) and a physical foundation (i.e., devices) are necessary for these technological paradigms to function so that computations at the nanoscale can be executed efficiently in such unconventional venues. Therefore, the scientific forum that is specifically focused on technologies for nanocomputing will feature contributions from eminent international theorists and experimentalists. This will offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas, share knowledge, identify unresolved matters, and suggest avenues for future research in a vast array of disciplines, including material science, device physics, nonlinear circuit and system theory, memory, and computing applications (including computer architecture).

In conclusion, this special issue provides a novel perspective on the immense possibilities that nanocomputing technologies illuminate. They originate from diverse perspectives, including material engineering, novel modeling elements, different types of nano-computing, emerging signal processing paradigms, and even surpass von Neumann computing through the implementation of unconventional, spintronic, quantum, and neuromorphic computing.

Submission Procedure

Potential authors are encouraged to adhere to the guidelines outlined on the OJ-NANO website ( when submitting their papers. The manuscripts that are being submitted should not have been published previously, nor should they be in the process of being reviewed for publication elsewhere at this time.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest to this special issue include, but are not limited to, contributions concerning almost every technology targeting for future nanocomputing. More specifically, these may include, but not limited to the following:

  • Novel nanodevices for computing applications.
  • Innovative manufacturing/integration ideas including chiplets with a focus on computation as application.
  • Nanoelectronic circuits, nanofabrics, and nanoarchitectures/systems.
  • Future and emergent nanotechnology-based paradigms for computing.
  • Nanotechnology with unpredictable devices.
  • Emerging memory nano-devices and in-memory nanotechnology-based designs.
  • Security with nanofabrics.
  • Reliability aware nanotechnology for reliable operation.
  • 2D/3D, hybrid, defect/fault tolerant schemes, integration, and manufacturing.
  • Nanodevice and nanocircuit models, methodologies, and computer aided design tools.

Important dates

Manuscript submissions due 2024-05-01
First round of reviews completed 2024-07-01
Revised manuscripts due 2024-08-15
Second round of reviews completed 2024-09-15
Final manuscripts due 2024-10-01
Accepted manuscripts final submission 2024-10-31
Target publication date 2024-11-30


Request for information

Fabrizio Lombardi ( and all the rest of Guest Editors (in alphabetical order)

Giovanni Finnochio (

Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis (

Call for Proposals for Future Site for IEEE NMDC 2026

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Initial Proposal Deadline: 30 April 2024  June 30, 2024

The IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (IEEE-NMDC) aims to develop critical assessment of existing work and future directions in nanotechnology research from every sector in the nanotechnology research field, with a special focus on materials and devices. NMDC 2024 will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Past locations of the NMDC have been in Asia (Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore), USA (California, Michigan, Hawaii, Alaska, Portland), Canada (Vancouver, BC) and Europe (Italy, France, Sweden). NMDC typically runs between mid-September and mid-October, with the later dates preferred since IEEE NANO runs in the first half of July.

We are now seeking proposals for IEEE-NMDC 2026 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa/ Middle East). For conference history, visit

Early indication of an intention to submit a proposal is strongly recommended. Candidates for NMDC 2026 will be expected to present a 5-10 minute “Proposal in Preparation” based on the initial proposal at the NTC ExCom and AdCom meetings in July 2024 held at IEEE-NANO 2024 in Gijon, Spain. Final proposals are due in October for presentation at the Fall NTC ExCom meeting.

Initial proposals should be prepared in PowerPoint presentation format. An NTC Conference Proposal Guidelines and a PPT template are available upon request. Proposals should cover:

  • Venue: City (or nearby city for rural locations); visitor access (e.g., daily flights,) with typical travel costs; hotel costs (including wi-fi, breakfast, etc.); tourist information
  • Facilities: Hotel or campus venue if known (with verification of availability for formal proposals); lecture theater and meal capacities
  • Personnel: General Chair(s), Program Chair(s), Treasurer, other volunteer personnel (e.g., program/advisory committees), and any administrative staff or management company
  • Budget information:
    • For informal proposals: Target registration rates, estimated number of attendees, estimated income (registration, tutorials, exhibition, grants/donations, etc.), estimated expenses (meals/receptions/breaks, administrative costs, etc.), other features of interest. Please prepare and submit two version of the budget: one corresponding to the expected number of attendees (typically ~200 – 250) and a second one for 100 attendees less. This request is related to risk evaluation.
    • For formal proposals: As above, but with more detail covering all budgeted income and expenses in the required IEEE NetSuite spreadsheet format. Note that the (Income-Expense)/Expense ratio must be at least 20%, in accordance with IEEE policy.

Formal proposals must be e-mailed prior to the appropriate deadline to: NTC Vice-President for Conferences Kremena Makasheva ( with copies to Ed Perkins, NTC Secretary (

Contact Kremena Makasheva, ( with any questions.

CFP: IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits (JxCDC)

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits
Special Topic on 3D Logic and Memory for Energy Efficient Computing




Guest Editors
Yu Cao, University of Minnesota,
Jeff Zhang, Arizona State University,

Azad Naeemi, Georgia Institute of Technology,

Aims and Scope

Monolithic microelectronic design is facing tremendous challenges in the growing need of computation memory bandwidth and latency, and the energy efficiency of computation which is limiting its performance and cost. Although recent advances (e.g., domain-specific acceleration, near-memory and in-memory computing techniques) try to address these issues, the scaling trend of monolithic design still lags behind the ever-increasing demand of AI algorithms, high-performance computing, high-definition sensing and other data-intensive applications. In this context, technological innovations, in particular 3D integration through packaging and monolithic methods, are critical to enabling heterogeneous integration (HI) and bringing significant performance, energy and cost benefits beyond traditional chip design. 3D logic and memory design allow heterogeneous functional macros (i.e. chiplets) to be flexibly produced and connected with higher interconnection density, length reduction and area utilization, opening new opportunities across the microelectronic design stack.

The paradigm shift to heterogeneous integration and monolithic 3D methods requires a tight collaboration between packaging and chiplet designs spanning the entire design cycle, including devices, circuits, architectures, and design automation tools. Logic and memory will be partitioned into various 3D modules. The designers need to customize each module and define the interface, and assess system-level tradeoffs in performance, data movement, and energy efficiency. Design and synthesis tools have to be aware of 3D integration and planning knowledge (e.g., power delivery, heat dissipation and reliability) to enable the packaging and chiplet co-design. Furthermore, early predictive modeling and analysis of the 3D HI circuits and systems are essential to minimize the iteration cost between 3D architecture definition and design implementation.

This special issue of the IEEE Journal on Exploratory Computational Devices and Circuits (JXCDC) aims to call for the recent research advances in the area of 3D logic and memory design spanning from monolithic 3D and advanced packaging technology to circuits and architectures. Papers on co-design and optimization across multiple domains are encouraged.

Topics of Interests
Prospective authors are invited to submit original works and/or extended works based on conference presentations on various aspects of 3D logic and memory design for energy efficient computing. Topics of special interest include but are not limited to:

  • Technology perspectives of 3D heterogeneous integration
  • Emerging monolithic 3D logic and memory devices to improve energy efficiency of computation.
  • Advanced packaging for 2.5D and 3D integration to improve energy efficiency of computation.
  • Logic design and partition for a 3D system
  • Network topology for 3D data movement
  • 3D memory design and architectures to reduce the power consumption of data movement.
  • Signaling interface cross 3D modules
  • Thermal cooling and management to address the increased power density of 3D integration.
  • Power delivery, thermal management and reliability of 3D integrated circuits
  • Power delivery, thermal management and reliability of 3D integrated circuits
  • Architectural innovations for energy-efficient 3D HI
  • Prototypes of multi-tier logic and memory macros
  • EDA tools for multi-domain 3D integration

Information on submission guidelines can be found at the JxCDC page on the SSCS website.
Paper submissions must be done through the IEEE Author Portal website:

Important Dates
Open for Submission: February 15th, 2024
Submission Deadline: May 31st, 2024
First Notification: June 30th, 2024
Revision Submission: July 15th, 2024
Final Decision: July 31st, 2024
Publication Online: August 15th, 2024



MARSS 2024: Call for Papers

Friday, February 2nd, 2024


Download Call for Papers (PDF)

MARSS, the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, is a non-profit conference run by the microrobotic community and technically supported by IEEE-RAS and IEEE-NTC. MARSS2024 will be held in-person on July 01-05, 2024, in Delft, Netherlands. The conference is the flagship forum to discuss cross-disciplinary activities on 1) manipulation, automation, measurement, and characterization at micro/nano scales, and 2) all kinds of small-scale robots (nm – cm) and their applications.

Program: MARSS2024 offers 13-14 plenary talks and up to 36 technical sessions. The high-profile plenary talks (40 min) will be given by distinguished experts. All accepted papers (full and short) will be presented in the technical sessions (20 min, oral presentation) Accepted full papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE. Xplore® subject to meeting IEEE Xplore®’s scope and quality requirements.

Awards: All presented full papers will contest for various . TheBest Paper Awards Awards include a certificate and a cash prize. Additionally, MARSS2024 will present Big-on-Small Award, along with a commemorative plaque and a cash prize. This Award is intended to promote upcoming talents in MARSS-related fields of research with excellent performance and international visibility.

Venue: MARSS2024 will be held on the main campus of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Delft enjoys a worldwide reputation due to its connection with Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue earthenware and the Royal House. You will relive its glorious past as you wander along canals, churches and courtyards. This university town with medieval architecture also features canal tours, museums, and markets.


Important Dates:
Full paper submission (5-6 pages): March 31, 2024 (no extension possible!)
Short paper submission (1-3 pages): March 31, 2024 (may be extended until April 30, if slots are available
Notification of paper status: Full paper: within 2 weeks after the submission
Short paper: 2-3 days after the submission
Submission of camera-ready full papers: April 30, 2024
Registration for speakers of full papers: April 30, 2024
Early Bird registration (discounted): April 30, 2024
Special session proposals: March 31, 2024 (preliminary proposal, OPTIONAL)
April 30, 2024 (final list of Session speakers)

NTC WIN to Host a Special Session at NANO 2024

Thursday, January 25th, 2024


More details to follow shortly.

2024 Fellows Evaluation Committee

Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

NTC announces the 2024 Fellows Evaluation Committee.


Tommy Tzeng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan


Barbara De Salvo, CEA-Leti, France
Hark Hoe Tan, Australian National University, Australia
Ning Xi,  University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yu Sun, University of Toronto, Canada
Xiuling Li, University of Texas, USA
Larry Nagahara, John Hopkins, USA
Andrea Alu, City University of New York, USA
Fil Bartoli, Lehigh University, USA
Zhigang Pan, University of Texas, USA
Robert Shull, NIST, USA

2024 NTC Award Winners Announced

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024

NTC Announces Winners of the 2024 Individual Award.

2024 Individual Awards will be presented at IEEE NANO 2024 in Gijon, Spain.


Pioneer Award

The Pioneer Award recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on the field of nanotechnology by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering.

Tony Heinz
Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Proposed Award Citation:
For seminal contributions to elucidating the optical and electronic properties of carbon nanotubes, graphene,2D semiconductors, and their heterostructures.


Early Career Award

The Early Career Award recognizes individuals who have made contributions with a major impact on the field of nanotechnology.

Wei Yan
State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials,  the College of Materials Science & Engineering, Donghua University, China

Proposed Award Citation:
For his pioneering and innovative contributions to nanotechnology enabled fiber, fabric and wearable electronics


Chapter of the Year Award

IIT Indore (Indian Institute of Technology-Indore IEEENTCl Student Branch Chapter, Bombay Section)

Chair: Mayank Dubey

Proposed Award Citation:
For exceptional dedication to advancing nanotechnology, fostering innovation, and promoting collaboration for the betterment of society.