IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Newsletter | Volume 13 | Issue 3 | June 2019 | CURRENT/PAST ISSUES


Nominations for Editors-in-Chief for Journals of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (Term 2020-2021)

The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of each of the following transactions and the magazines:

  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, Regular Papers
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Express Briefs
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
  • IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine

The term of duty for all the positions begins on 1 January 2020 and ends 31 December 2021. For all positions, a period of four months prior to the beginning of the term (i.e., starting 1 September 2019) will be spent to enable a smooth transition of the EiC duties.

A Selection Committee, appointed by the CAS President, will evaluate all the received nominations and will select the EiCs, except for Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS) which will be evaluated by the TBioCAS Steering Committee. After the EiCs are chosen, the Selection Committee will identify the corresponding Deputy EiCs, in agreement with the newly appointed EiCs. The EiCs will form their own Editorial Boards, which are composed of Associate Editors. Details about the publications for which EiC nominations are sought can be found on the publication pages.

Nominations should be sent electronically by 30 June 2019, by filling out the form below in order to be considered. The Selection Committee will conclude its duties, and the EiCs will be nominated by the President of the Circuits and Systems Society, by 31 July 2019.


Self-nominations are not discouraged if the nominee is a member in good standing of the IEEE and of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

Desirable qualities of the candidates include: established, excellent records of publications in circuits and systems; unquestionable leadership, integrity, and ethical standards; demonstrable organizational and management skills; prior experience as an Editorial Board member; and finally, an energetic eagerness to continue moving the journals forward toward visibly higher levels of accomplishment and contributions to the relevant technical community.

Information on IEEE policies and guidelines regarding EiC responsibilities and duties can be found in Section 2.4 of IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual (2019).


IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits special topic on “Spin-Orbit Coupling Effects for Advanced Logic and Memory"

Aims and Scope

In the past few years, fascinating progress was made in the science of spin-orbit coupling effects; and fundamental research in this field is continuing vigorously. On the other hand, information technology is facing a crisis of increasing power dissipation as computing devices are being scaled to ever smaller dimensions according to Moore’s law. Every promising solid-state technology is being tried as a possible solution for this crisis.  The time has come for spin-orbit physics to make an impact on practical computing applications. For this to happen, challenges such as the following must be addressed:

  • Is spin-orbit torque memory competitive with spin-transfer torque memory?
  • Can logic circuits with spin-orbit devices be demonstrated?
  • What is the unique advantage of spin-orbit devices for non-traditional computing?
  • The editors will favor papers answering these questions. 

This special topic of the IEEE JXCDC will present original recent research involving spin-orbit coupling effects and span at least two levels of hierarchies like materials – devices – circuits – computing architectures; or design – fabrication – measurement – simulation.

Topics of Interest include but are not limited to:

  • Spin-orbit torque memory development
  • Spin-orbit logic devices – proposals and demonstrations
  • Spin-orbit and orbit-spin conversion in logic devices
  • Precessional spin-orbit switching
  • Electric control of spin-orbit coupling
  • Coupling of strain with spin-orbit effects
  • Thermal effect in spin-orbit devices
  • Unidirectional spin Hall magnetoresistance effect
  • Circuits for spin-orbit logic
  • Spin-orbit devices for analog, probabilistic, and neuromorphic computing
  • Spin-orbit effects for spin waves
  • Spin-orbit applications to anti-ferromagnets

Review papers on the topic are also welcome.

Submission Guidelines 

The IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits (JXCDC) IS AN OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION: The Open Access Fee is $1,350 USD per article. Article submissions must be done through the ScholarOne Manuscripts website:

Important Dates

  • Open for Submission:  15 June 2019
  • Submission Deadline: 31 August 2019
  • First Notification: 15 September 2019
  • Revision Submission: 15 October 2019
  • Final Decision: 15 November 2019
  • Publication Online: 1 December 2019

Guest Editor

  • Dmitri Nikonov, Intel Corporation,


  • Azad Naeemi, Georgia Institute of Technology,

Inquiries for the JxCDC Journal should be sent to JXCDC@IEEE.ORG

JxCDC is sponsored by:

  • Solid-State Circuits Society                              
  • Magnetics Society
  • Circuits & Systems Society                               
  • Council on Electronic Design Automation
  • Electron Devices Society
  • Council on Superconductivity


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