December 20, 2023
April 11, 2024
FCCM 2024 Call for Papers
The 32nd IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM)
** New for FCCM 2024 – Journal Track submission. See details below. **
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.
FCCM 2024 is planned to be an in-person event. Please refer to the FCCM website (https://www.fccm.org/) for updates and details. At least one author will be required to register and attend the conference. Failure to present at the conference may result in the removal of the submission from IEEE Xplore.
Submissions are solicited on the following topics related to Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCMs) including, but not limited to:
- Novel reconfigurable architectures, including overlay architectures
- Architectures for high performance and/or low power computing
- Security assessment and enhancements for reconfigurable computing
- Specialized memory systems including volatile, non-volatile, and hybrid memory subsystems
- Emerging technologies with in-field reconfiguration abilities
- Clusters, data centers, or large systems of reconfigurable devices
- Heterogeneous programmable architectures
Abstractions, Programming Models, and Tools
- Abstractions, programming models, interfaces, 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)
- Customizable soft processors systems
- Run-time management of reconfigurable hardware
- System resilience/fault tolerance for reconfigurable hardware
- Evolvable, adaptable, or autonomous reconfigurable computing systems
- Security assessment and enhancement of run-time reconfiguration
- Datacenter or cluster with reconfigurable applications
- New uses of run-time reconfiguration in applications-specific systems
- Applications that utilize reconfigurable technology for performance and efficiency, and particularly submissions that make comparisons with other highly parallel architectures such as GPUs or DSPs
- Novel use of state-of-the-art commercial FPGAs
_Journal Track Submission_
For the first time, FCCM introduces an exciting Journal Track working with the ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS). The Journal Track is specifically intended for original contributions (i.e., no conference-paper extensions are allowed) that would benefit from the longer articles possible in TRETS (up to 32 ACM-style single-column pages).
Submission Procedure: To submit to the Journal Track, please use the ACM TRETS submission system (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/trets) to submit to the “FCCM 2024 Journal Track”, which you can select after logging into your TRETS account. To prepare a TRETS manuscript for such a submission, please follow the ACM TRETS Author Guidelines (https://dl.acm.org/journal/trets/author-guidelines).
Review Process: If your submission is not rejected during the first TRETS review process, you can submit it for a second round of review after adequately addressing the reviewers’ comments. The authors of accepted Journal-Track papers will be invited to present their work at the FCCM’24 conference and contribute an abstract of their TRETS paper to the FCCM proceedings. The actual paper will be published by TRETS. If the paper is not accepted in the Journal Track after the second round of review but still worth publication, it will continue as a regular TRETS submission.
Important Dates – Journal Track Submission:
Submission to TRETS: Dec 20, 2023
Initial review: January 20, 2024
Revision submission deadline: February 20, 2024
Notification of acceptance: Mar 14, 2024
All deadlines apply to the Anywhere on Earth (UTC – 12) timezone
Direct FCCM Submission
Authors may also choose to submit through the direct FCCM paper submission route as usual.
Submission Website: https://fccm24.hotcrp.com/
Important Dates – Direct Submission:
All deadlines apply to the Anywhere on Earth (UTC – 12) timezone
Abstracts Due (All Papers) January 9, 2024 (NO EXTENSIONS)
Submissions Due (All Papers) January 15, 2024 (NO EXTENSIONS)
Workshop Proposals Due February 16, 2024
Rebuttal Period February 15 – 22, 2024
Notification of Acceptance (All Papers) March 14, 2024
Artifact Evaluation (All Papers) March 21, 2024
Demo Night Submissions March 28, 2024
Notification of Acceptance (Demo Night) April 4, 2024
Camera-Ready Submission April 11, 2024
Early Registration Deadline April 19, 2024
Conference May 5, 2024
General Chair: Christophe Bobda (University of Florida)
Program Chair: Hayden So (University of Hong Kong)
Program Vice Chairs:
– Callie Hao (Geogia Tech)
– Lana Josipovic (ETHZ)
– John Wickerson (Imperial College, London)
– Miriam Leeser (Northwestern University)
– Chris Lavin (AMD)
Finance Chair: Andrew Schmidt (AMD)
Sponsorship Chair: Naveen Purushotham (AMD)
Publications Chair: Ali Ahmadinia (California State University, San Marcos)
Workshops Chair: Jeff Goeders (BYU University)
Publicity and Website Chair: Peipei Zhou (University of Pittsburgh)
Demo-Night Chair: Estelle Kao (Intel)
PhD Forum Chair: Dirk Koch (University of Heidelberg)
Local Arrangements Chair: Sujan Sah Kumar (University of Florida)
Submissions can be made for any of the two paper types:
- Traditional technical papers that introduce and evaluate new technologies. These papers must have strong empirical results and address significant challenges of the corresponding problem.
- Practical papers that make significant practical contributions, including industry papers, as opposed to introducing and evaluating new technologies. For example, new tools built on existing technologies that help practitioners better use FPGAs. Practical papers will be reviewed based on the significance and technical soundness of the practical contribution.
Long papers are limited to 10 pages (excluding references). Short papers are limited to 6 pages (excluding references). Authors are encouraged to submit preliminary work as a short paper. This category is intended for new projects and early results or work that can be concisely presented in the 6-page budget. Submissions accepted as posters will have a one-page extended abstract.
Page restrictions for all formats exclude references, which may use additional pages.
Submissions violating the formatting requirements may be automatically rejected. Do not submit the same work in more than one of the formats.
Accepted papers will have the same page lengths as initial submissions. Short papers will have short oral presentations, and long papers may have long or short presentations based on committee decisions on the time required to present the material.
All submissions should be written in English. An online submission link will be available on the FCCM website. Papers must conform to the US letter-sized IEEE conference proceedings format to be reviewed and published.
Across all topics (and especially for application papers), successful manuscripts will include sufficient details to reproduce the results presented (e.g., full part numbers, software versions). 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. Additional suggestions and guidelines are available on www.fccm.org. See the ACM/TCFPGA Hall-of-Fame (hof.tcfpga.org) and the set of previous FCCM Best Paper winners (wiki.tcfpga.org/FCCMBest) for outstanding examples of FCCM papers.
Papers must not be simultaneously under review or waiting to appear at another conference or in a journal and must not be essentially the same as any paper that has been previously published. If a paper contains text or technical content that is similar to a previously published or submitted paper, that other paper should be cited in the FCCM submission, and the differences should be made clear.
Authors must register any program-committee conflicts as they submit their paper. Conflicts can include those that have co-authored a paper in the past 3 years, those that have current or shared institutional affiliation within the past year, or other situations in which the relationship would prevent a reviewer from being objective. Note that if an undeclared conflict is discovered, or a conflict is declared in an attempt to “game” the review process, the submission may be rejected. If you believe you may have a conflict with the program chair, please contact the program chair well in advance of the submission deadline.
FCCM uses a double-blind reviewing system. Manuscripts must not identify authors or their affiliations. Authors are encouraged to cite their 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 [citation]”. Do not put a “deleted for double-blind” entry in the reference section.
In the case of widely-available Open Source software, authors should cite 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. Note that there are resources to blind open-source repositories for review, such as https://github.com/tdurieux/anonymous_github. Papers that attempt to identify authors or leverage prior work or institutional support fora competitive advantage in the peer review process will not be considered. Placing a preliminary version of the unpublished paper on arXiv is not disqualifying, but it is also not encouraged; just because a paper can be unblinded by active search will not undermine the spirit of the double-blind review. Artifacts, including open-source designs and tools, are encouraged; if there are questions about handling the blind-review process, contact the program chair.
FCCM 2024 includes a rebuttal phase. Specific questions from reviewers will be made available by February 15, 2024. Authors have the option to provide an up to 500-word response by February 22, 2024. Reviewers will consider the responses during final paper deliberations.
Authors of accepted full length papers can optionally participate in an artifact evaluation process. The inclusion of artifacts with a paper submission is not required for submission nor elevates the submission beyond those without. However, the goal of artifact evaluation is to encourage the availability and reproducibility of published results.
Artifacts that are included with submission will be subjected to a separate and independent review process from their accompanying papers. Papers submitted with artifacts must preserve the double-blind nature of the review process and all relevant links should be removed for blind review. Artifacts will be disclosed in a separate form that will be evaluated after paper acceptance.
Note: Artifact submission is optional, and authors are not required to open source their work for submission to FCCM.
More information about Artifact Evaluation can be found from the FCCM website.
Best Paper Award and a Special Section for the Best FCCM 2024Papers in ACM TRETS:
FCCM 2024 will continue the tradition of having a best long and short 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 2024.
Questions about this call, submissions, and potential submissions should be directed to the program chair, Hayden So (firstname.lastname@example.org)