Call for Papers   

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended:  Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Organizing Committee is soliciting papers on advances in all areas that will contribute to radical reduction of power consumption in information processing systems. The technical program of the Fifth Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems and Steep Transistors Workshop consists of invited and contributing papers. Complementing the oral sessions is a poster session.


Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The Systems Benefits of Lower Operating Voltage
  • Steep Tunneling Transistors
  • Steep Negative-Capacitance Gate Transistors
  • Nano-Mechanical Switching
  • Magnetic Switching, Magneto-Resistive Drive Current
  • 3D-Integration to Save Energy
  • Low-Energy Short-Distance Optical Communication
  • Electrochemical Switching
  • Cryogenic and Superconducting Computing
  • New Analog Machines to Solve Digital Problems

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended:  Sunday, July 23, 2017

Abstract Submission Process

All abstracts must be submitted electronically using the web-based submission site, EasyChair ( Email or paper-mail submission will not be accepted. When submitting abstracts, authors can choose oral or poster presentation. The submission must include an abstract and a completed IEEE copyright form, both in PDF format only. Accepted abstracts will be published in the IEEE Xplore as submitted. The copyright form grants IEEE the right to publish an accepted abstract in IEEE Xplore. IEEE reserves the right to exclude an abstract from distribution after the Symposium (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the Symposium.

Abstract Review Process

The Organizing Committee will use the submitted abstract as the sole basis for deciding whether a paper will be accepted for presentation. Thus, the abstract should clearly communicate the work objective, the results and accomplishments and their significance, and the advancement over prior work in the field. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed for the significance of reported results and their relevance to the scope of the Symposium & Workshop. Abstracts that communicate clearly and concisely will maximize the chances of being accepted.

Authors will be notified by August 10, 2017.

Abstract Preparation Guidelines

Abstracts should not exceed three pages, including all text, figures and tables. Single column format is preferred.

The submitted abstract should comply with IEEE standards:

  • Margins are set at 1 inch on all sides.
  • Times New Roman is the preferred font.
  • Font size used in abstracts should be no smaller than 10 pt (12 characters per inch). Figures and tables may use smaller font size but must be no smaller than 6 pt.
  • Do not paginate.
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