General Articles - 2015


Building Ultra-Energy-Efficient Computers Out of Tiny Bar Magnets

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and other laboratories are using low-power nanomagnets for logic and clock circuits as well as memory.


The New Wearable Computing Frontier

IT Pro Magazine from the IEEE Computer Society has a special issue on Wearable Computing. See here for an overview of the topic and the papers in the issue.


US Research Roadmap for Human Computation

Can crowds of web-linked humans work collectively toward national goals? A Workshop Sponsored by the Computer Community Consortium and the US National Science Foundation prepared a research roadmap for the future of the field.


IEEE Rebooting Computing Responds to White House Nanotechnology Grand Challenge: “Sensible Machines” That are Smaller, Faster, and Lower Power


Special Issue on Physical-Cyber-Social Computing

IEEE Internet Computing magazine has a special issue on PCS Computing, which connects human users to the Internet of Things and Big Data.


Computing in Emerging Technologies

IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems has a special issue on computing using a variety of novel devices.


RC-ITRS Report on the Foundation of the New Computer Industry Beyond 2020

Tom Conte, RC Co-Chair, and Paolo Gargini, ITRS Chair, present joint plans for a new roadmap to restart computer performance scaling.


IEEE Rebooting Computing Supports National Strategic Computing Initiative


Special Issue on Brain-Computer Interfacing

Proceedings of the IEEE has a special issue on Brain-Computer Interfacing, focusing on a variety of different approaches.


President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology issues report on Information Technology Research Funding

PCAST addresses cybersecurity and privacy, big data, and IT research and education.


Executive Order for National Strategic Computing Initiative

President Obama issued an Executive Order creating the NCSI to promote high-performance computing and new computing technologies.


Call for papers on Low Power Image Recognition and other topics

IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing ( will have a special issue on Low Power Image Recognition in 2016. Contributed papers are due Sept. 1, 2015. Also calls for papers on Approximate Computing and Beyond CMOS Devices.


3D ICs: Design, Fabrication, and Test

Special issue of IEEE Design and Test on Advances in 3D Integrated Circuits, Systems, and CAD Tools Guest Editors' Introduction


Special Issue of Proceedings of the IEEE on Future Computer Memories

An overview of the issue is available


ITRS/RC Meeting at Stanford University

11-12 July 2015


The Future of the Web

IEEE Computer Magazine has a special issue on the Future of the Web, focusing on such innovations as the Semantic Web and the Internet of Things.


IEEE Micro Magazine Selects Top New Computer Architecture Designs from 2014

Panel selects 12 winners and 12 honorable mentions from among 110 competitors.


Will Future Supercomputers be Superconducting?

Rebooting Supercomputing may require redefining the basic device technology in order to reduce the excessive power consumption.


LPIRC Winners Announced

Find out who won the Low Power Image Recognition Challenge on June 7 at DAC 2015.


Digital Electronic Fabrication Technology

A special issue of Pervasive Computing Magazine features Digital Fabrication Techniques such as 3D Printing applied to computing devices.


Memristor Based Neuromorphic Chip

Researchers fabricated a neuromorphic chip based on memristors, and demonstrated pattern recognition.


IEEE Rebooting Computing in the News

IEEE Rebooting Computing is creating a buzz in the media on the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law.


50 Years of Moore's Law - Special Report in IEEE Spectrum

Is Moore's Law of exponential growth in computer performance about to end? Or can it continue in a different form in the future?


Rebooting Supercomputing

IEEE Rebooting Computing and the International Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) are looking at new approaches to go beyond the limitations of device scaling.


Big Data: Promises and Problems

Storing, managing, and analyzing petabytes of data from networks of computers and sensors is a major challenge for future computing. Read the cover story in the March issue of IEEE Computer Magazine


Spintronic Memories

A special issue of Nature Nanotechnology describes several new types of spintronic memories, based on nanomagnets that can be read and written electrically


Changes to Computer Science Curriculum

Joint Report by ACM and IEEE Computer Society identifies necessary changes in future computer education, including new topics on security and parallel processing


Future Directions for NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure

A recent US National Research Council interim report examined future technologies, requirements, and issues for advanced computing, and invited community input


How Will IEEE Rebooting Computing Help IoT?

Paper received Award for Best Presentation at ICIN 2015 in Paris, France


Bridging the Research Gap between Emerging Architectures and Devices

IEEE Rebooting Computing sponsored the ITRS Emerging Research Devices Workshop, 26-27 February 2015 at Stanford University.


IEEE Rebooting Computing Launches Initiative to Rethink the Computer

IEEE Rebooting Computing signs agreement with the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) to collaborate on innovative future approaches to computing.


New in 2015: IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO)

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) introduces IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO), a new, open access electronic journal. ENANO will emphasize rapid publication of short papers reporting novel and important results in nanoscale engineering, spanning materials, devices, circuits and systems, and architectures. Prof. Wolfgang Porod of the University of Notre Dame is the Editor-in-Chief.


A Time of Change: CS President Tom Conte on the Future of Computing

Prof. Tom Conte of Georgia Tech is the new President of the IEEE Computer Society, as well as the Co-Chair of IEEE Rebooting Computing. In the January issue of IEEE Computer Magazine, he discusses the future of computer technology, computer education, and the Computer Society.


Low-Power Image Recognition Competition (LPIRC)

Workshop at 2015 Design Automation Conference, June 7, 2015 in San Francisco, CA.


Report on Next-Gen High Performance Computing

The US Department of Energy Task Force on Next-Generation High Performance Computing identifies future hardware and software requirements for exascale performance, with applications to Big Data and scientific discovery.


New IEEE Journal on Exploratory Computational Devices and Circuits

A new interdisciplinary IEEE journal will start in 2015, the Journal of Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits (JxCDC). This "open access" journal will focus on "Beyond CMOS" approaches to future computing. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Ian Young (Intel).