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Call for articles for a Special Issue of Computer Magazine

Full paper submission deadline: 15 April 2015
Publication date: December 2015
Computer plans a December 2015 special issue on rebooting computing.
Alan Turing’s and John von Neumann’s ideas helped establish the computer industry, and Moore’s law helped set the pace for its growth, which has been remarkable. However, that historic growth for single-thread performance effectively ended a decade ago. Although parallelism through multicore provides a way forward, it is limited to certain applications and algorithms. Increasingly, the fundamental assumptions underlying modern computing require dramatic rethinking. Computer seeks articles proposing new ideas to “reboot” the computer industry and better position it to continue as a major economic driver.
Submissions should propose new, revolutionary approaches to computing. To the extent possible, authors should propose a range of applications, the architecture of a machine that could execute those applications, and a physical basis for machine performance and power consumption. Articles should present a comprehensive and consistent vision of computing in the future—preferably with an exponential improvement path.
Only articles describing previously unpublished, original, state-of-the-art research, and not currently under review by a conference or a journal will be considered. Updates to ongoing research efforts are welcome, as long as the content is at least 30 percent different from published manuscripts, the new document cites the authors’ previous work, and the authors provide the editors with a description of how the new document differs. Articles should be understandable to a broad audience of computer science and engineering professionals, avoiding a focus on theory, mathematics, jargon, and abstract concepts. All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and relevance to Computer's readership.
Accepted papers will be professionally edited for content and style.
Please direct any correspondence before submission to the guest editors:
Tom Conte, Georgia Tech (
Elie Track, nVizix LLC (
Erik DeBenedictis, Sandia National Labs (
Abstract submissions are due 15 April 2015. Articles are due 1 June 2015. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit: