Exploring the Latest Advances in the Areas of Security and Artificial Intelligence in the Context of Nanoelectronics

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2024 | Viewed by 357

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Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Passau, 94032 Passau, Germany
Interests: hardware security; physical security; iot security; embedded systems; pufs
Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Passau, 94032 Passau, Germany
Interests: hardware security; physical unclonable functions embedded systems security; critical infrastructure security; physical layer security; broadcast security

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School of Science & Technology, International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Nea a 570 01 Moudani, Greece
Interests: nonlinear circuits and systems; chaotic electronics; memristors; chaotic synchronization; mixed-signal circuit design; complexity theory
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on the effect of the recent advances in the fields of security and artificial intelligence (AI) on the broad field of nanoelectronics.

Lately, significant progress has been made in the fields of nanomaterials and nanodevices, leading to a shift towards novel non-silicon technologies and non-von-Neumann device architectures, in order to achieve increased performance, decreased energy consumption, and the implementation of more functionality, as well as further miniaturization. More specifically, non-planar integration has become more common, post-CMOS nanomaterials, ranging from carbon nanotubes and graphene to memristors, have been introduced in the design process, and the traditional CMOS-based semiconductor manufacturing process is moving towards 2nm transistors. Moreover, novel nanomaterials enable the implementation of advanced and more efficient computer components and peripherals, such as non-volatile computer memories (ReRAM, FRAM, NRAM, and others), and advanced sensors, while at the same time allowing for their integration into conventional CMOS-based systems, in a symbiotic manner, creating hybrid devices that may no longer fully adhere to the von-Neumann architecture.  New computing paradigms are being developed facilitating these developments, in the form of neuromorphic and quantum computing, and collaborative, multi-layered systems of systems are slowly becoming the new norm, for example in the framework of the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, and the capabilities of machine learning and other artificial intelligence systems. In this way, new opportunities and challenges arise especially with regard to applications related to security and artificial intelligence.

This Special Issue explores the interaction between novel and conventional state-of-the-art nanoelectronics, on the one side, and the concepts of security and artificial intelligence, on the other side. In particular, it focuses on the following subjects:

  • The potential of state-of-the-art nanoelectronics to offer more secure and more intelligent applications and systems;
  • Ground-breaking threats, risks, attacks, countermeasures, and security solutions introduced by the utilisation of novel nanodevices;
  • Advanced artificial intelligence systems either implemented using such nanoelectronics or employed to facilitate their design, integration, adoption, and/or use, including AI-based Computer-Aided Design (CAD) for nanodevices as well as neuromorphic computing based on novel nanoelectronics.

Dr. Nikolaos Athanasios Anagnostopoulos
Dr. Tolga Arul
Dr. Stavros G. Stavrinides
Guest Editors

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  • novel nanoelectronics
  • security
  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • neuromorphic computing
  • memristors
  • ReRAM
  • FRAM
  • MRAM
  • NRAM
  • graphene
  • carbon nanotubes
  • state-of-the-art nanomaterials

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