Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai, China
Non-volatile memory technologies (NVMs) have demonstrated great potentials on improving many aspects of present-day and future memory hierarchy, offering high integration density, larger capacity, zero standby power and resilience to soft errors. The recent progress of the research on various NVMs, including NAND flash, PCM, STT-RAM, RRAM, FeRAM, etc. have attracted the 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-nonvolatility tradeoff etc., introduce plenty of opportunities and challenges for novel device materials and structure development, memory architectures, system organizations, and management strategies. There is an urgent need of technology invention, modeling, analysis, and design for these NVMs ranging from the device to the system levels.
Since 2012, Asian Non-volatile Memory Workshop (ANVMW) provides a fantastic opportunity for Asian and global non-volatile memory researchers, including both device/technology and circuit/system communities, to discuss and exchange ideas, insights, and knowledge, and to facilitate the establishment of potential collaborations that can speed up progress in the design and application of NVMs. An expanded technical program will be offered in ANVMW 2013 for the audience from academy and industry. The organizing committee is soliciting various topics on related to NVMs, including (but not limited to):
- Materials and fabrication technologies
- Devices or cell design of NVMs.
- Characterization of commercial or experimental memory devices.
- Error correction and data encoding schemes for non-volatile memories.
- Security and reliability of non-volatile memory and SSD storage systems.
- Novel memory architecture and design.
- Energy efficient architecture and management for NVM and SSD.
- Operating System and software support for memory management
- Signal processing and coding schemes in NVM systems
- Hardware-Software co-design for novel memory architectures
- New applications of NVMs and SSD.
There will be two tracks which cover research and development advances in device/technology level and circuit/system levels, respectively. The event is designed to foster interaction and presentation of early results, new ideas and speculative directions. Thus, workshop will combine a number of invited talks from researchers in academia, technologists from industry, and case studies on the use of novel memories, as well as the talks selected from the regular submissions. Participating authors are invited to submit the abstract of no more than 1 page that will be included in a workshop digest distributed to all the attendees registered for ANVMW 2013. The workshop organizers will also arrange the extensions of some selected presented works to be published in special issue(s) of SCI journal(s).