[hpc-announce] SI on Chip-scale Nanonetworks: Recent Trends, Emerging Technologies, Disruptive Applications, NANO COMMUNICATION NETWORKS (Elsevier, IF: 2.25)

Maurizio Palesi maurizio.palesi at dieei.unict.it
Mon Oct 28 02:10:15 CDT 2019

Special issue on Chip-scale Nanonetworks:
Recent Trends, Emerging Technologies, Disruptive Applications
*- *Sergi Abadal, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
- Salvatore Monteleone, University of Catania, Italy
- Kun-Chih Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
- Maurizio Palesi, University of Catania, Italy
- Manuscript submissions due: 28 February 2020
- Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2020
- Final manuscripts due: 1 July 2020
Go to https://www.evise.com/profile/api/navigate/NANOCOMNET
and choose "VSI: Chip-Scale Nanonetworks" when submitting
See below

*Aims and Scope*
Recent years have witnessed the emergence of computing architectures that
integrate up to a thousand processor cores and memory on a single die as a
result of relentless semiconductor device scaling. This opens up a plethora
of architectural challenges in terms of efficiency or specialization, among
others, and supports the spread of various applications and novel
computational paradigms, ranging from massive manycore processing to
reconfigurable, quantum, in-memory, or neuromorphic computing.

As a side effect of such wild increase in integration, communication (and
not computation) has gradually become the main determinant of performance
in nowadays computers. To address this, processors integrate
interconnection networks that manage the movement of data in a scalable and
cost-effective manner at the chip scale, i.e., for ranges between hundreds
of nanometers to a few millimeters. The main challenge is for these
chip-scale nanonetworks to provide the efficiency, versatility, scalability
and reliability necessary to tackle the growing technological,
architectural and workload heterogeneity in this new era of computing.

The special issue seeks contributions addressing the different challenges
of chip-scale nanocommunications and networking, putting emphasis on
emerging technologies (e.g., wireless, RF interconnects, optics), new
approaches (e.g., approximate computing, machine-learning-based design) and
disruptive applications (e.g., quantum computers). The editors equally
welcome submissions about physical prototypes realizable in the near future
and more prospective contributions with clear longer-term potential. While
the scope of the special issue revolves around communications and
networking aspects, submissions discussing frontier aspects such as memory
architectures, 2.5D/3D packages, or application mapping are also welcome.

*Topics of Interest*
The special issue solicits high-quality and original contributions on
topics including, but not limited to:

   - Wireless chip-scale nanonetworks: mmWave-THz channel models, on-chip
   antenna design, transceiver implementation, MAC protocols, graphene-based
   wireless designs, wireless manycore architectures, hybrid wired-wireless
   - Nanophotonic chip-scale nanonetworks: integrated nanophotonic
   component design, laser integration, novel network architectures,
   thermal-aware design, optical-wireless channel modeling.
   - Integrated 2.5D/3D nanonetworks: stacked and monolithic 3D
   Network-on-Chip (NoC), TSV placement, TSV-aware topologies, off-chip
   communication in interposer-based systems
   - Machine learning (ML) and chip-scale nanonetworks: Interconnects for
   ML systems/accelerators, Memory access for the nanonetwork-based ML
   systems, interconnect-centric ML algorithm design.
   - Communication within quantum computers: qubit mapping, SWAP-aware
   routing algorithms, qubit shuttling and swapping mechanisms, multi-chip
   quantum architectures.
   - Approximate computing for NoC and NoC-based systems: approximate
   communication in on-chip networks, approximate computing-communications
   interplay, adaptive error control.
   - NoC in emerging architectures/applications: NoCs for FPGAs, ASICs,
   heterogeneous systems; neural network accelerators, massive manycore
   processors, neuromorphic (spike-based) computers, software-defined
   metamaterials, programmable matter.
   - Extreme embedded nano-systems: real-time, mission-critical,
   intermittent computing, energy-harvesting-based embedded networks.
   - Quantum Cellular Automata: integrated communication modules,
   prototypes, QCA-network-on-chip.
   - NoC architecture and implementation: impact of novel technologies to
   topologies, routing, flow control, QoS management, reliability, security,
   design methodologies and tools, application mapping. Real and industrial
   NoC case studies. Thermal-aware routing, multicast and broadcast in
   manycore processors.

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