Call for Papers

SNW 2012


Prospective authors are requested to submit a two-page abstract in PDF format, along with a completed IEEE copyright form, by e-mail to

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 5PM (Pacific Time) April 1, 2012. Authors will be notified by May 9, 2012.

The abstract must consist of one page of text and one page of figures. It must include the paper title, the authors’ names and affiliation(s), and the full contact information (mailing address, phone and FAX numbers, e-mail address) for the corresponding author.

Accepted abstracts will be reproduced in the workshop proceedings exactly as received.


  1. Sub-10 nm transistors, including those employing non-classical structures, novel channel and source/drain materials, or non-thermal injection mechanisms

  2. Junction and insulator materials and process technology for nanoelectronic devices

  3. Techniques for fabrication of nanostructures, including nanometer-scale patterning

  4. Physics of nanoelectronic devices, e.g. quantum effects, non-equilibrium transport

  5. Modeling/simulation of nanoelectronic devices, e.g. including atomistic effects

  6. Nanoscale surface, interface, and heterojunction effects in devices

  7. Device scaling issues including doping fluctuations and atomic granularity

  8. Circuit design issues and novel circuit architectures, including quantum computing, for nanoelectronic devices

  9. Optoelectronics using silicon nanostructures

  10. Techniques targeting zero power electronics (self-supplying), including wireless sensors, energy harvesting, steep slope devices, ultra-low power design and devices

  11. Devices for heterogeneous integration on silicon, including Graphene, III-V devices, CNT, spin-based devices, MEMs and NEMS, etc.

Submission of Abstract

Quick Facts

2012 IEEE Silicon Nanoelectronics Workshop

June 10-11, 2012

Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii

Sponsored by Synopsys and IEEE Electron Device Society

Registration forms and hotel reservation forms will be provided in the Advanced Program of the 2012 VLSI Technology Symposium ( Some of the accepted papers will be presented in Poster Sessions.  Authors are encouraged to submit a full-length paper to the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology or the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices.

Download the Call for Papers (PDF format)

Other information: Student travel assistance is not available for this conference. Only papers presented at this conference and for which we have received a completed IEEE Copyright form will be archived in IEEE Xplore, with no exceptions.

Further Information

The 2012 Silicon Nanoelectronics Workshop is a satellite workshop of the 2012 VLSI Symposia sponsored by the IEEE Electron Device Society and Synopsys. It will be held on June 10-11, 2012 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii USA. This will be the seventeenth workshop in the annual series. Original papers on nanometer-scale devices and technologies which utilize silicon or which are based on silicon substrates are welcome.

General Information

Stephane Monfray, STMicroelectronics

    Innovative thermal energy harvesting for zero power electronics

Digh Hisamoto, Hitachi

    New type steep-S device using the bipolar action

Michelle Simmons, University of New South Wales

    Ohms Law at the Atomic Scale

H.-S. Philip Wong, Stanford University

    Resistive Switching Metal Oxide Random Access Memory - RRAM

Eric Pop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Thermal management in nanodevices

Akira Fujiwara, NTT BFL

    Single electron pumping

Max Lemme, KTH Sweden

    Graphene for More Moore and More Than Moore

Hideo Ohno, Tohoku University

    Spin Torque STT RAM

Invited Speakers