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Special Session on Memristors


Memristors were first conjectured based on the missing constitutive link between flux and charge by Leon Chua in 1971. His paper presenting this idea became a milestone in circuit theory, especially after the physical realization of memristors was reported by HP’s Stan Williams team in 2008. To date, memristor represents the latest technology breakthrough in electronics and computers, since they would enable designers to build electronics devices with characteristics that show an intriguing resemblance to brain’s synapses. A great effort is made worldwide in the area of solid state physics, electronic circuit design and computer system design for creating and exploiting memristive elements. To this direction, this special session aims in becoming a multidisciplinary forum where the latest advances in the field of memristor circuits and their latest breakthrough applications in multidisciplinary areas would be presented. The topics considered (non-exhaustively) are:

  • Memristor theory
  • Memristor models
  • Memristive devices
  • Memristor-based topologies, circuits and systems
  • Memristor-based nonlinear circuits and networks
  • Applications of memristive elements
  • Future trends
This action is realized within the frame of COST IC1401.


Stavros G. Stavrinides
Computer Science Department, University of Thessaly, Greece.

Biographical Sketch
Dr. Stavros Stavrinides received his Physics Diploma, his M.Sc. in Electronics and his Ph.D. in Chaotic Electronics in 1996, 2003 and 2007, respectively; all from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has taught numerous topics in physics and electronics, in various academic institutions, for more than 10 years. He has also been Visiting Assistant Professor at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, Cyprus. He currently serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Computer Science Department, University of Thessaly, Greece. His research interests include, non-exhaustively, the design of analog and mixed-signal electronic circuits, chaotic electronics and their applications, memristors and meristive systems as well as, econophysics. Dr. Stavrinides has authored or co-authored 2 book chapters and more than 60 journal and conference papers. He has also participated, as a researcher, in several national, EU and NATO funded projects. He has been at the organizing and scientific committee of several international conferences, while he has been reviewer for more than 25 international journals and conferences, as well as grant proposals. Finally, he is an IEEE Senior Member.

Fernando Corinto
Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, Poilitecnico di Torino, Italy.

Biographical Sketch
Dr. Fernando Corinto received the Masters' Degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, in 2001 and 2005 respectively. He also received the European Doctorate from the Politecnico di Torino, in 2005. Dr. Corinto was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship (within the 'Marie Curie Actions' under the Sixth Framework Programme) in 2004. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Circuit Theory with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino. His research activities are mainly in the areas of nonlinear circuits and systems, locally coupled nonlinear/nanoscale networks and memristor technology. Dr. Corinto is co-author of 3 book chapters and more than 90 international journal and conference papers. He has been reviewer of several papers for international journals and conferences. Since 2010, he is Senior Member of the IEEE. He is also Member of the IEEE CAS Technical Committees on “Cellular Nanoscale Networks and Array Computing” and “Nonlinear Circuits and Systems”. Dr. Corinto was the Technical Program Chair for the 13th International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications and the co-organizer of the 3rd Memristor Symposium. Dr. Corinto is Visiting Professor at Peter Pazmany Catholic University of Budapest, since 2007.

Ronald Tezlaff
Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.

Biographical Sketch
Dr. Ronald Tetzlaff is a Full Professor of Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. His scientific interests include problems in the theory of signals and systems, stochastic processes, physical fluctuation phenomena, system modeling, system identification, Volterra systems, Cellular Nonlinear Networks, and Memristive Systems. From 1999 to 2003 Ronald Tetzlaff was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems: part I. He was “Distinguished Lecturer” of the IEEE CAS Society (2001-2002). He is a member of the scientific committee of different international conferences. He was the chair of the 7th IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Neural Networks and their Applications (CNNA 2002), of the 18th IEEE Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems (NDES 2010), of the 5th International Workshop on Seizure Prediction (IWSP 2011), and of the 21st European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design (ECCTD 2013). Ronald Tetzlaff is in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications since 2007 and he is also in the Editorial Board of the AEÜ – International Journal of Electronics and Communications since 2008. He serves as a reviewer for several journals and for the European Commission. From 2005 to 2007 he was the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee Cellular Neural Networks & Array Computing. He is a member of the Informationstechnische Gesellschaft (ITG) and the German Society of Electrical Engineers and of the German URSI Committee.