Emerging Technologies in Computing (JETC)


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The Journal of Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems invites submissions of original technical papers describing research and development in emerging technologies in computing systems. Major economic and technical challenges are expected to impede the continued scaling of semiconductor devices. This has resulted in the search for alternate mechanical, biological/biochemical, nanoscale electronic, asynchronous and quantum computing and sensor technologies. As the underlying nanotechnologies continue to evolve in the labs of chemists, physicists, and biologists, it has become imperative for computer scientists and engineers to translate the potential of the basic building blocks (analogous to the transistor) emerging from these labs into information systems. Their design will face multiple challenges ranging from the inherent (un)reliability due to the self-assembly nature of the fabrication processes for nanotechnologies, from the complexity due to the sheer volume of nanodevices that will have to be integrated for complex functionality, and from the need to integrate these new nanotechnologies with silicon devices in the same system.

The journal provides comprehensive coverage of innovative work in the specification, design analysis, simulation, verification, testing, and evaluation of computing systems constructed out of emerging technologies and advanced semiconductors. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Logic Primitive Design and Synthesis

    • how to design computational logic primitives from the new nanotechnologies and design tools supporting their effective design and verification,
  • System-Level Specification, Design and Synthesis

    • how to interconnect these computational primitives to build complete information systems, and design tools for specifying, synthesizing, and verifying such systems,
  • Software-Level Specification, Design and Synthesis

    • how to develop the necessary software so that applications can be effectively mapped onto information systems implemented using these new nanotechnologies, and tools for generating and verifying the software
  • Mixed-Technology Systems

    • how to interface across potentially hybrid nanotechnologies that may co-exist 
      in the same information system.

Submission Guidelines

JETC is published quarterly and the online paper submission server is at

Please open the link in a new window or tab to avoid any upload problems. Also please allow pop-up windows at manuscript central page to complete your submission.

JETC publishes research papers (no more than 25 pages in the ACM Journal/Transactions Format,, tutorial and survey papers (approximately 40 to 50 pages with an extensive bibliography), and short technical notes (less than ten pages). Excessively over-length research paper will be returned without review.

Expanded versions of previously published conference research papers are encouraged as long as they contain at least 30% new material not previously published. Authors should indicate in a footnote on the first page where and when the previous paper appeared. Papers simultaneously submitted to multiple outlets will not be considered.

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