CLOSED Call for Papers: IEEE Micro Special Issue on Monolithic 3D Architectures

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Submissions Due: 19 June 2019

Submissions due: CLOSED

Publication date: November/December 2019

Going vertical is a promising option to continue density scaling beyond traditional transistor scaling. The initial wave of three-dimensional architectures have focused on connecting stacked chip layers by through silicon vias (TSVs). However, the challenges with dimensional scaling of TSVs has limited the degree of interaction across different layers. New monolithic 3D integration technologies have enabled nanoscale interconnections, orders of magnitude smaller than TSVs, providing massive vertical connectivity. This data connectivity provides new opportunities for micro-architectural and architectural innovations to reduce the energy associated with data movement and enhance the performance of applications that operate on a massive amount of data. The integration of heterogeneous technologies within the same chip can also drive innovations in algorithms and system realizations.

This special issue of IEEE Micro will explore academic and industrial research on all topics related to monolithic 3D architectures. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Survey and tutorial on monolithic process technologies
  • Application-specific customization leveraging monolithic 3D integration
  • Micro-architectural innovations using monolithic 3D
  • In-memory computational fabrics leveraging 3D interconnects
  • Thermal and power analysis of monolithic systems
  • 3D reconfigurable architectures and FPGA designs
  • Heterogeneous systems on a chip
  • Network on chip fabrics for monolithic 3D technologies
  • Processor design using monolithic 3D
  • Benchmarking of processor architectures using different 3D technologies

Submissions due: June 19, 2019

  • Initial notifications: July 22, 2019
  • Revised papers due: August 15, 2019
  • Final notifications: September 12, 2019
  • Final versions due: September 19, 2019
  • Publication date: Nov/Dec 2019

Submission guidelines

Please see the Author Information page and the peer review page for more information. Please submit electronically through ScholarOne Manuscripts, selecting this special-issue option.


Contact the guest editor, Vijay Narayanan ( or the editor-in-chief, Lizy John (