IEEE ICRC 2017 was held 8-9 November 2017 in Washington, DC

IEEE ICRC 2017 in Washington, DC, USA

ICRC 2017 was part of the Rebooting Computing week which began with a meeting of the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS, Nov. 6-7), then ICRC 2017 (Nov. 8-9), and ended with the first Industry Summit on the Future of Computing (Nov. 10). These were held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

The goal of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing was to discover and foster novel methodologies to reinvent computing technology, including new materials and physics, devices and circuits, system and network architectures, and algorithms and software.

Plenary talks were given on Neuromorphic Computing (Karlheinz Meier), DNA Computing (Luis Ceze), Quantum Computing (Robert Schoelkopf), and Architecture and Software for Novel Computing (Margaret Martonosi). Opening talks were given about US government research programs in future computing of DARPA (Hava Siegelmann) and Dept. of Energy (Robinson Pino). There were also special sessions on future electronic design automation and artificial intelligence.

A wide variety of invited and contributed presentations and posters were given at ICRC. A contest for Best Student Presentation was held, and won by Natesh Ganesh of the University of Massachusetts.

Access the 2017 ICRC Conference Proceedings in IEEE Xplore.

Videos of many of the talks at ICRC will soon be available at

Plans are underway for ICRC 2018, tentatively in Nov. 2018 in the Washington, DC area. The conference chair will be Erik DeBenedictis of Sandia National Laboratory.

Please check back here for further information in the near future!

Conference Venue

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102

Important Dates

  • 2 June 2017 (extended):
    Paper Abstracts due
  • 16┬áJune 2017 (extended):
    Short and Full Paper Submissions due
  • 8 August 2017:
    Acceptance Notification of Papers
  • 30 August 2017:
    Poster Abstracts due
  • 6 September 2017 (extended):
    Final Paper Submissions due
  • 12 September 2017:
    Acceptance Notification of Posters
  • 29 September 2017:
    Early Registration Deadline
  • 13 October 2017:
    Hotel Registration Deadline
  • 8-9 November 2017:
    Dates of Conference

Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Jerry Chow, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  • Prof. Wen-mei Hwu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Prof. Puneet Gupta, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Prof. Todd Hylton, University of California at San Diego
  • Prof. Sandip Tiwari, Cornell University
  • Dr. Dejan Milojicic, Hewlett Packard Labs

Opening Speakers

Dr. Hava Siegelmann, DARPA
Dr. Robinson Pino, US Dept. of Energy

Special Evening Panel Discussion

AI, Cognitive Information Processing, and Rebooting Computing:
When will the new Sheriff come to Tame the Wild, Wild West?

Neuromorphic computing for augmented intelligence (and its various derivative concepts) are hot topics in both the technical world and the public imagination. The vagueness of what these terms actually mean, how (and why) this computing approach will be used, and the lack of clear goals and guidelines has created a “lawless” territory where anything goes. Invited panel members will briefly present their moonshot ideas and describe how it can help coordinate a myriad of possible research challenges in a guided fashion. That is, how would they rope in the wayward cattle rustlers of today’s research frontier. We anticipate a spirited and wide ranging discussion, but hope to use the engagement to provide some relative order to the topic at hand in the hopes of improving future coordination and collaboration.
Panel Moderator: Dr. David Mountain

Special Session on Future Electronic Design Automation (EDA)

Next Generation Design Automation for Accelerating the Reboot
Organizers: Shishpal Rawat (President, IEEE Council on EDA) and Ayse K. Coskun (Associate Professor, Boston University and IEEE Initiatives Liaison, IEEE Council on EDA)

Future computing systems will integrate a collection of new devices, architectures, or brand new computing paradigms. To enable rapid innovation along these new axes and to ensure that design quality and performance are not left on the table, new methods and tools for designing and optimizing these emerging systems are becoming essential. Electronic design automation (EDA) tools have provided the silicon industry with the ability to innovate and scale at an unprecedented pace over the past few decades. Now it is an exciting time to create the new generation EDA approaches to address the challenges of emerging computing systems. This special session will discuss the EDA challenges and approaches in several emerging computing fields, including in specification, design, verification, and assembly of hybrid architectures, approximate computing systems, and synthetic biological systems.

Yu (Kevin) Cao, Arizona State University
Douglas Densmore, Boston University
Arijit Raychowdhury, Georgia Institute of Technology
Shobha Vasudevan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Featured Videos from 2016 ICRC in San Diego, CA

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Sponsors, Patrons and Endorsements

Principal Sponsor:

IEEE Rebooting Computing

Gold Patron:


Silver Patrons:

AMD cfaed IEEE Council on Superconductivity The MOSIS Service Northrop Grumman