FCCM 2015

Final Submission Deadline
January 6, 2015

Submitted by David Thomas

The 23rd IEEE International Symposium on
Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM 2015)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
May 3-5
Title and abstract submission: January 6th, 2015
Full paper submission: January 6th, 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 2nd, 2015
Conference: May 3rd-5th, 2015

The IEEE Symposium on Field Programmable Custom Computing
Machines is the original and premier forum for presenting and
discussing new research related to computing that exploits the
unique features and capabilities of FPGAs and other
reconfigurable hardware. Over the past two decades, FCCM has
been the place to present papers on architectures, tools, and
programming models for field programmable custom computing
machines as well as applications that use such systems.

Papers on the traditional topics of FCCM as described below
are solicited. Novel research in the general area of
reconfigurable computing is also encouraged.

Architectures and Programming Models
– Architectures for high performance and/or low power
configurable computing
– New spatial architectures with immense parallelism but
different basic components than FPGAs
– System-level architectures for reconfigurable computing in
either real-time or non real-time systems
– Heterogeneous architectures that integrate a mix of coarse,
fine, special purpose, and general-purpose hardware
– Implications and effects of new technologies, including
nanotechnology on reconfigurable computing (and vice versa)
– Security enhancements for reconfigurable computing

Languages and Compilers
– New languages and development environments to describe
spatial or heterogeneous applications
– Tools to make run-time reconfiguration more accessible to
application designers
– Compilation and CAD techniques for reconfigurable computing
systems and other spatial computers

Run-Time Systems and Run-Time Reconfiguration
– Operating system techniques to manage run-time
reconfiguration of resources in reconfigurable computing or
spatial computing systems
– Run-time CAD algorithms to support the above techniques or
improve fault tolerance/avoidance
– Use of reconfigurability to build evolvable or adaptable
computing systems
– Novel uses of run-time reconfiguration in
application-specific systems
– Implications of run-time reconfiguration on security

– Applications that use reconfigurability to customize
hardware for scientific computation, mobile communications,
medical image processing, data and communication security,
network infrastructure and other embedded systems. These
papers should describe novel use of some particular attribute
of the reconfigurable device used, or discuss lessons that
will help other users.
– Comparison of application implementations on different
spatial hardware, such as GPUs, multi-core processors, and

General Chair: Lesley Shannon, Simon Fraser University
Program Chair: David Andrews, University of Arkansas
Finance Chair: Ken Eguro, Microsoft Research
Publications Chair: Jason D. Bakos, University of South Carolina
Publicity Chair: David Thomas, Imperial College
Exhibits and Sponsorships Chair: Shep Siegel, Atomic Rules