IEEE FCN'13: Workshop on Field-Coupled Nanocomputing
February 7-8, 2013, Tampa, Florida, USA

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Field-coupled nanocomputing (FCN) utilizes local field interactions between nanoscale building blocks to transfer information and implement logic without the need for charge transport. Each of the leading FCN paradigms - quantum dot cellular automata (QDCA), molecular quantum cellular automata (MQCA), and nanomagnetic logic (NML) is a potential candidate for post-CMOS nanocomputing, and each faces critical challenges to realization.

FCN'13 will provide a dedicated forum for assessment of the current status of this emerging field, identification of critical challenges for FCN, and advancement of potential strategies for realization of FCN-based nanocomputers. This conference is sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF) and logistics by IEEE USF Studetn chapter.

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Student/Travel Information
Keynote Speakers:

Craig Lent

Professor Craig S. Lent

Freimann Professor of Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Topic:To be updated soon
Wolfgang Porod

Professor Wolfgang Porod

Frank M. Freiman Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Topic:Nanomagnet Logic
Robert Wolkow
Professor Robert A. Wolkow

iCORE Chair in Nanoscale Information and Communications Technology
Department of Physics
University of Alberta
Topic:To be updated soon

Dr. Robert Trew

Dr. Robert Trew
Divisional Director of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering
will be speaking on
February 8, 2013, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in CUTR 202
An informal session with faculty to follow at 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Topic:The National Science Foundation and Emerging Research in ‘Green’ Technologies
(Lecture is held in conjunction with FCN’13: Workshop on Field-Coupled Nano Computing February 7 & 8, 2013 Sponsored by National Science Foundation)
Suggested Topics:
  • Enabling FCN device, circuit, and architecture concepts
  • Scalable nanomanufacturing strategies for FCN circuits and systems
  • Clocking strategies and issues
  • Heat dissipation in FCN paradigms
  • Noise, defects, error correction, and fault tolerance
  • Reversible computing in FCN
  • Evolution of the QCADesigner simulation tool
  • Circuit design, CAD, and logic synthesis

Panel Discussion:

Critical Challenges for FCN and the Road Ahead