Call for Papers:

ASAP 2020

Abstract or Paper Registration Deadline
March 27, 2020
Final Submission Deadline
April 3, 2020

31st IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (ASAP 2020)
Manchester, United Kingdom
July 6–8, 2020

Submissions Due: March 27, 2020

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) has developed into a pandemic.
However, we must preserve research-exchange opportunities
through initiatives that are suited to the times. Currently,
we plan to run ASAP 2020 as usual in July. In case attendees
are impacted by travel bans, video conferencing options will
be provided. In case ASAP 2020 can not ignore the influence
of COVID-19, we will provide an entire online conference
solution to hold ASAP 2020 in a virtual format.


The 31st IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors will take place in Manchester, UK. The history of the ASAP conference traces back to the International Workshop on Systolic Arrays, organized in 1986 in Oxford, UK. It later developed into the International Conference on Application-Specific Array Processors. With its current title, it was organized for the first time in Chicago, USA, in 1996. Since then it has alternated between Europe and North-America. The conference covers the theory and practice of application-specific systems, architectures, and processors. For the 2020 edition of ASAP, manuscripts in the following categories are especially welcomed:

Sustainable Computing
Neuromorphic Computing
Technologies Beyond CMOS

General ASAP Topics of Interest

  • Computer arithmetic
  • Cryptography
  • Compression
  • Network processing
  • Signal and image processing
  • Reconfigurable computing (FPGAs, CGRAs, etc.)
  • Application-specific instruction-set processors
  • Hardware and reconfigurable accelerators
  • Embedded systems and domain-specific solutions
  • Approximate computing
  • Heterogeneous computing, ranging from embedded to HPC systems and data centers
  • Cloud computing infrastructures and acceleration
  • Edge computing, wireless, mobile, and IoT systems
  • Hardware and software architectures for CPS
  • AI architectures, acceleration of machine learning (custom designs or based on FPGAs, GPUs, TPUs)
  • Autonomous computing systems
  • Design methods, tools, and compilers
  • Simulation and prototyping (e.g., validation, performance analysis)
  • System quality attributes (energy efficiency, fault tolerance, security, etc.)
  • Accelerators for computational genomics, finance, big data, and other complex workloads
  • Emerging technologies (e.g., quantum computing, 3D devices and interconnects, optical computing or communication, memristors for storage and logic, in-memory computing)

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: Mar. 27, 2020
Paper submission deadline: April 3, 2020
Notification of acceptance: May 13, 2020
Camera-ready papers: June 5, 2020

Submission details and publication

Prospective authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers through Easychair ( All papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee, with a double-blind review process. Manuscripts for full papers should not exceed 8 single-spaced, double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5×11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including references, figures, and tables. Manuscript for short papers should not exceed 4 single-spaced, double-column pages. All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors in order to be included in the proceedings and published in IEEE Xplore.

Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • Dirk Koch, The University of Manchester, UK

Program Co-Chairs

  • Frank Hannig, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany
  • Javier Navaridas Palma, The University of Manchester, UK

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Suhaib Fahmy, University of Warwick, UK
  • Yoshiki Yamaguchi, University of Tsukuba, Japan