The 5th Non-Volatile Memory Systems and Applications Symposium (NVMSA 2016)


Call for Papers


Non-Volatile memory (NVM) technologies have demonstrated great potentials on improving many aspects of present and future memory hierarchy, offering high integration density, larger capacity, zero standby power and good resilience to soft errors. The recent research progress of various NVMs, e.g., NAND flash, PCM, STT-RAM, RRAM, FeRAM, etc., have drawn tremendous attentions from both academy and industry. Besides developing robust and scalable devices, the unique characteristics of these NVM technologies, such as read-write asymmetry, stochastic programming behavior, performance-power-nonvolatility tradeoff etc., introduce plenty of opportunities and challenges for novel circuit designs, architectures, system organizations, and management strategies. There is an urgent need of technology invention, modeling, analysis, design and application of these NVMs ranging from circuit design level to system level.

Non-Volatile Memory Systems and Applications Symposium (NVMSA) provides a fantastic opportunity for global nonvolatile memory researchers from different communities to discuss and exchange knowledge, ideas, and insights, and to facilitate the establishment of potential collaborations that can speed up the progress in the design and application of NVMs. An expanded technical program will be offered in NVMSA 2016 for the audience from academy and industry. The organizing committee is soliciting various topics on related to NVMs including (but not limited to):


Device/Circuit design of NVMs                                                                                          NVM Architecture and Systems
* Emerging Non-volatile Memory Circuit Design                                                                   * Non-volatile Registers
* NVM Device Design                                                                                                            * Non-volatile Memory Architectures
* Error correction for NVMs                                                                                                   * Non-volatile Cache Design
* Nonvolatile Logic Circuit Design                                                                                         * NVM-based Neuromorphic Architectures
* Low-Power NVM Circuit                                                                                                      * NVM-based Storage
                                                                                                                                              * NVDIMM
NVM Storage                                                                                                                        NVM Applications
* Operating System Support for NVM                                                                                   * In-memory Computing
* Compiler Optimization for NVM                                                                                          * NVM for Big Data Analytics
* NVM-based Storage Software                                                                                            * NVM in Mobile Healthcare Applications
* NVM-based Databases                                                                                                      * NVM in Wearable Applications 
* NVM Controller Design                                                                                                      *  NVM and the Internet of Things

The topics of NVMSA 2016 cover the research and development advances in both mainstream and emerging NVMs. The event is designed to foster interaction and presentation of early results, new ideas and speculative directions. Thus, NVMSA will combine the presentations of the papers accepted from the regular submissions as well as a number of invited talks from researchers in academia, technologists from industry, and case studies on the use of NVMs. Participating authors are invited to submit six-page manuscripts to the conference and all accepted papers will be published in the conference proceeding. The extensions of some selected papers will be published in a special issue of The Journal of Systems Architecture: Embedded Software Design.



Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: April 25
  • Paper Submission Deadline: April 25 (No extension)
  • Acceptance notification: June 1
  • Camera ready: June 12

Co-located Conference


 The 22nd IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA 2016)