Call for Papers:

FCCM 2018

Final Submission Deadline
January 12, 2018

26th IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM)
Boulder, USA
April 29 – May 1, 2018

Long Paper Submissions Due: January 12, 2018
Short Paper Submissions Due: January 19, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: March 5, 2018
Camera-Ready Version Due: March 17, 2018

The IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM) 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. For 25 years, FCCM has been the place to present papers on architectures, tools, and programming models for field-programmable custom computing machines and applications that use such systems. Papers are solicited on the following topics related to Field Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCMs):

Abstractions, Architectures, and Programming Models
– Novel reconfigurable architectures, including overlay architectures
– Architectures for high performance and/or low power computing
– Security enhancements for reconfigurable computing
– Volatile and non-volatile memory subsystems; stacked/hybrid memory cubes
– Emerging technologies with runtime reconfigurable-like properties
– Clusters or large systems of reconfigurable devices

– Abstractions, programming models, and runtimes, including virtualization
– New languages and design frameworks for spatial or heterogeneous applications
– High-level synthesis and designer productivity in general
– Software-Defined-systems (e.g. radio, networks, frameworks for new domains)

– Run-time management of reconfigurable hardware
– System resilience/fault tolerance for reconfigurable hardware
– Evolvable, adaptable, or autonomous reconfigurable computing systems
– Security implications of run-time reconfiguration

– Data center/cluster with reconfigurable applications
– New uses of run-time reconfiguration in applications-specific systems
– Applications that utilize reconfigurable technology for performance and efficiency
– Novel use of state-of-the-art commercial FPGAs

FCCM will accept 8-page papers for oral presentation and 4-page short papers for short oral and poster presentation. Authors are encouraged to submit preliminary work using the 4-page format. This category is intended for new projects and early results. These submissions will be accepted one week later than the 8-page papers. Do not submit the same work to both streams.

All submissions should be written in the English language. An online submission link will be available on the FCCM website at Papers must meet the IEEE guidelines to be reviewed and published; links to templates are at the FCCM website.

FCCM uses a double blind reviewing system. Manuscripts must not identify authors or their affiliations. Authors are encouraged to cite their own work but must not implicitly identify themselves. For example, references that clearly identify the authors (“We build on our previous work…”) should be written as “This work builds on XYZ [cite]” where [cite] is the real reference. Do not put a “deleted for double-blind” entry in the reference section. (Without proper references to the prior work, reviewers will not be able to determine the contribution of the submission.) In the case of widely-available Open Source software, authors should embrace the website(s) but not claim to own them. Authors should also remember to mask grant numbers and other government markings during the review process. Papers that attempt to identify authors or leverage prior work or institutional support for a competitive advantage in the peer review process will not be considered.

FCCM 2018 will continue the tradition of having a best paper award. We will also invite the authors of the best papers to extend their work to be considered for publication in a special section of ACM’s Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS) for FCCM 2018. Send in your best work for consideration!

At least one author of each accepted submission is expected to attend the conference and present their work. Failure to present in person at the conference will result in the removal of the submission from IEEE Xplore.

Across all topics (and especially for application papers) successful manuscripts will include sufficient details to reproduce the results presented. Application papers should not just be an implementation of an application on an FPGA, but should show how reconfigurable technology is leveraged by the application, and should ideally contain insights and lessons that can be carried forward into future designs. CAD papers that focus on the configurable nature of custom computing machines are encouraged.

General Chair: Graham Schelle, Xilinx
Program Chair: Steve Wilton, University of British Columbia
Finance Chair: Ron Sass, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Publications Chair: Greg Stitt, University of Florida
Sponsorships Chair: Ryan Kastner, University of California, San Diego
Publicity Chair: Andrew Schmidt, University of Southern California ISI
Exhibitions and Demo Night Chair: Nachiket Kapre, University of Waterloo