IEEE Rebooting Computing Week in Washington, D.C. Metro Area Invites Technology Industry Professionals to Attend Three Unique Events Focusing on Reinventing the Computer

IEEE events include the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) Meeting, the International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC), and the Industry Summit on the Future of Computing

PISCATAWAY, N.J.--()--IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced open registration for the 2017 IEEE Rebooting Computing Week events to be held 6-10 November 2017 in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. As an annual, weeklong event supporting the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative, IEEE Rebooting Computing Week provides a collaborative environment for forward-thinking technologists, innovators, academia, industry experts, and students to explore new methodologies for advancing computing technology, including new materials and physics, devices and circuits, system and network architectures, and algorithms and software.

“The IEEE Rebooting Computing Week events demonstrate a common drive and commitment that will take computer performance beyond Moore’s Law and significantly advance technology for the benefit of humanity,” said Arvind Kumar, Chair of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC). “It’s encouraging to see the level of participation and engagement up to this point, including broad industry and academia support that makes the events invaluable for technology innovators around the world.”

IEEE Rebooting Computing Week kicks-off with the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) Meeting scheduled for 6-7 November 2017 (the first day is for IRDS members only and the second day is open to all registrants), followed by the ICRC to be held 8-9 November 2017, and then concludes with the Industry Summit on the Future of Computing on 10 November 2017. All of the IEEE Rebooting Computing Week events will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in McLean, Virginia.

Sponsored by the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative, in consultation and support from many IEEE operating units and partner organizations, the IRDS works to identify a roadmap for advancing the devices and systems industries. It aims to foster collaboration that ensures alignment and consensus across a range of stakeholders, such as academia, consortia, industry, and national laboratories.

“Today’s complex computing ecosystem of devices, components, systems, architecture and software brings new challenges that need to be addressed with a viewpoint that encompasses all stakeholders’ issues and concerns,” said Paolo A. Gargini, IEEE Fellow and Chairman, of IRDS. “By holding the IRDS Meeting as part of the IEEE Rebooting Computing Week, we look forward to even greater input that will enhance our mission to identify a comprehensive roadmap of key trends related to devices, systems, and all related technologies.”

The 2017 ICRC plenary speakers and topics featured at the conference include:

  • Prof. Luis Ceze, University of Washington
    “Borrowing from Nature to Build Better Computers”
  • Prof. Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University
    “End of Moore’s Law Challenges and Opportunities: Computer Architecture Perspectives”
  • Prof. Karlheinz Meier, University of Heidelberg
    “Continuously Learning Neuromorphic Systems with High Biological Realism”
  • Prof. Robert Schoelkopf, Yale Quantum Institute
    “The Prospects for Quantum Computing with Superconducting Circuits”

The IEEE ICRC has issued a call for papers that address all aspects of the computing stack. Abstracts are due 26 May 2017, with final submissions due 9 June 2017. Individuals interested in contributing are encouraged to visit for submission guidelines.

Leading innovators of hardware, software, low energy, and high performance computing headline the Industry Summit on The Future of Computing. The agenda aims to explore ideas, insights, and keys to innovation that will usher in a new era of computing, and features renowned subject matter experts, including:

“IEEE Rebooting Computing Week truly offers a vast spectrum of benefits an attendee can derive from registering for all three events,” said IEEE Fellow Elie Track, 2011-2014 President, IEEE Council on Superconductivity; Co-chair of IEEE Rebooting Computing; and CEO of nVizix. “Following the members-only committee work on the first day of the IRDS Meeting, attendees can then join a one-day briefing on conclusions and roadmapping plans for IEEE Rebooting Computing. Then ICRC offers presentations by world leaders in novel ideas and technical approaches, followed by the Industry Summit with executive-level distillations of industry impact and consequences.”

Registration and pricing for IEEE 2017 Rebooting Computing Week events can be found online at IEEE Rebooting Computing patronage opportunities can be found at

Among other important 2017 events for the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative, the 2017 Low-Power Image Recognition Challenge (LPIRC) offers computing industry professionals a more hands-on approach to both image recognition and energy conservation. Many mobile systems (smartphones, electronic glass, and autonomous robots) can capture images. These systems use batteries, so energy conservation is essential. Groups competing in the LPIRC for prizes will be evaluated based on both high recognition accuracy and low power usage. The LPIRC will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii on 21 July 2017 as part of the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. For more information on the challenge, visit

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IEEE announced open registration for the 2017 IEEE Rebooting Computing Week events to be held 6-10 November 2017 in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.


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Ryan Alford, +1 682-312-0610