IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems

Partha Pratim Pande Named EIC of TMSCS

We're pleased to announce that Partha Pratim Pande, professor at Washington State University, has accepted the position of inaugural Editor-in-Chief.

Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems (TMSCS) Scope

The IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems (TMSCS) is a peer-reviewed publication devoted to computing systems that exploit multi-scale and multi-functionality. These systems consist of computational modules that utilize diverse implementation scales (from micro down to the nano scale) and heterogeneous hardware and software functionalities; moreover, these modules can be based on operating principles and models that are valid within but not necessarily across their respective scales and computational domains. Contributions to TMSCS must address computation of information and data at higher system-levels for processing by digital and emerging domains. These computing systems can also rely on diverse frameworks based on paradigms at molecular, quantum and other physical, chemical and biological levels. Innovative techniques such as inexact computing, management/optimization of smart infrastructures and neuromorphic modules are also considered within scope.

This publication covers pure research and applications within novel topics related to high performance computing, computational sustainability, storage organization and efficient algorithmic information distribution/processing; articles dealing with hardware/software implementations (functional units, architectures and algorithms), multi-scale modeling and simulation, mathematical models and designs across multiple scaling domains and functions are encouraged. Novel solutions based on digital and non-traditional emerging paradigms are sought for improving performance and efficiency in computation. Contributions on related topics would also be considered for publication.

Call for Papers

Special Issue on Emerging Memory Technologies – Modeling, Design, and Applications for MultiScale Computing

Submission deadline: July 31, 2015. View PDF.

Emerging memory technologies have demonstrated a great potential on improving many aspects of present-day and future memory hierarchy, offering high integration density, large capacity, close-to-zero standby power, and good resilience to soft errors. The recent technology progress of various emerging memories, such as phase change memory, spintronic memory, resistive memory (memristor) and ferroelectric memory etc., is due to attracted tremendous investments from both academia and industry. Besides developing robust and scalable devices, the unique characteristics of these emerging memories, such as read-write asymmetry, stochastic programming behavior, and the tradeoffs among performance, power, and data retention, etc., introduce plenty of opportunities and challenges for novel circuit designs, architectures, system organizations, and management strategies. There is an urgent need of modeling, analysis, design and application of emerging memory technologies across multiple technology scales to accelerate their technology development and adoption.

Special Issue on Hardware/Software Cross-Layer Technologies for Trustworthy and Secure Computing

Submission deadline: October 1, 2015. View PDF.

The increasing complexity of networked computing systems makes modern network systems vulnerable to various attacks against their resources, infrastructure, and operability. While the reasons for such attacks may be tied to complex sociological issues, the cause of our inadequate defense solutions lies in the single-layered approach used to address computer systems security. Current security approaches separate defense strategies into distinct realms, either hardware or software. Accordingly, cross-layer approaches for secure computing and circuit systems are entirely lacking. In addition, the wide usage of third-party IP cores and outsourcing fabrication/packaging services make it possible for malicious hardware modules to enter the design flow and, therefore, complicates the problem of trusted system design and verification. While hardware security has been under investigation for years, systematically understanding the security threats to hardware infrastructure from a cross-layer perspective is an emerging research topic. Therefore, this special issue intends to serve as a forum to present state-of-the-art security solutions crossing software and hardware layers towards trustworthy computing system development.

General Call for Papers

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TMSCS is financially cosponsored by:

IEEE Computer SocietyIEEE Communications SocietyIEEE Nanotechnology Council


TMSCS is technically cosponsored by:

IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation