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Emerging Device and Circuit Technologies for Ultralow Power and Secure IoT Nodes

Call for Papers

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, machines, objects, human, or animals that have ability to sense and transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. The era of Internet of Things (IoT) is opening up a new frontier for broader applications of microelectronics and systems, creating tremendous opportunities to fundamentally improve human life along with explosive growth in knowledge and wealth. The Internet of Things is projected to grow into a multitrillion-dollar business by the next decade.

To make IoT into a reality, there are several design and implementation challenges such as designing IoT nodes with enhanced security and ultralow power consumption and which are scalable, reliable, robust, self-sustainable, etc. This requires solutions at designers at every level such as device or technology level, circuit, architecture, and system level for achieving optimal solution. The objective of this special issue is to establish the state-of-the-art design methodologies and techniques required for realizing ultralow power and secure IoT nodes.

We invite investigators to submit original research articles and reviews to this special issue.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Multigate MOSFETs (FinFET, GAA FETs, etc.)
  • Steep slope devices (Tunnel FETs, IMOS, NEMS, NCFETs, etc.)
  • Spin devices for ultralow power/energy efficient logic design
  • Emerging nonvolatile memory designs such as STTMRAM, RRAM, PCRAM, and NEMRAM
  • Subthreshold, near threshold circuit operation, and circuit techniques for ultralow power designs using CMOS and post-CMOS technologies
  • Power management circuits and designing interface circuits (rectifiers, DC-DC converters, and MPPT circuits) for energy harvesting techniques
  • Ultralow power computing architectures, neuromorphic computing, and non-Boolean computing architectures
  • Hardware security techniques such as PUFs and TRNGS for IOT nodes

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 27 October 2017
Publication DateMarch 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Ramesh Vaddi, DSPM International Institute of Information Technology-Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

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