Call for Papers

5th IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing
1-3 December 2020
Virtual Conference

The 5th IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC 2020) will be held 1-3 December as a virtual conference. ICRC grew out of the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative (RCI), which was founded in 2012 to catalyze rethinking of the computer at all levels of the technology stack. The Rebooting Computing community represents multiple IEEE Societies and Councils, and the membership in the technical community is over two thousand. For more information on the RCI please visit the Rebooting Computing Portal (

Now in its 5th year, the IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing is the premier venue for forward-looking computing, including algorithms and languages, system software, system and network architectures, new devices and circuits, and applications of new materials and physics. This is an interdisciplinary conference that has participation from a broad technical community, with emphasis on all aspects of the computing stack. Bridging quantum computing and new architectures, the broad scope of ICRC extends to many areas of interest, including novel device physics and materials for post-Moore, beyond CMOS, and non-von Neumann computing paradigms.

Topics of Interest
Future computing approaches, including neuromorphic, brain-inspired computing, approximate and probabilistic computing, analog computing; computing based on novel device physics and materials (e.g., spin-based electronics, nonlinear dynamics and chaos); energy-efficient computing including reversible, adiabatic, and ballistic computing, superconductor and cryogenic computing; quantum computing; optical computing; biological and biochemical computing; non-von Neumann computer architectures (e.g., in-memory processing, memory-based computing, cellular automata, or cellular neural networks).

Future computing design aspects, including extending Moore’s law and augmenting CMOS; error-tolerant logic and circuits; future of design automation; post-CMOS, 3D, heterogeneous integration and packaging; future impact on performance, power, scalability, reliability, and supportability.

Future Software and Applications, including beyond von Neumann system software issues (operating systems, compilers, security, and resource management); future computing programming paradigms and languages; applications suitable for and driving next generation computing (e.g., machine learning, deep learning.)

Future computing use cases and prototypes, including ethics in design, implementation, and use; new technologies impacting the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS); cybersecurity in future computing systems.


Paper Submission

Important Dates

  • Abstracts due: 14 August 2020 (11:00 pm EDT)
  • Paper submissions due: 28 August 2020 (11:00 pm EDT)
  • Author notification of acceptance: 16 October 2020
  • Final copies of papers due: 30 October 2020
  • Session recordings due: 13 November 2020
  • Conference: 1-3 December 2020

Organizing Committee

  • General Chair: Thomas Conte (Georgia Tech)
  • Program Co-Chairs: Catherine Schuman (ORNL) and Michael Schneider (NIST)
  • Full committee list:

Authors’ Guidelines: