Call for Papers:

FPGA 2020

Final Submission Deadline
September 9, 2019

Twenty-Eighth ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)
February 24-26, 2020
Seaside, California, USA

Submissions due: September 9, 2019

The ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA 2020) is the premier conference for presentation of advances in FPGA technology. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and available in the ACM Digital Library.

Types of Submissions Sought:

1. Research Papers (with and without Artifacts)

As usual, we solicit research papers related to the following areas:
– FPGA Architecture: Architectures for programmable logic fabrics or their components, including routing, flexible logic cells, embedded blocks (memory, DSP, processors), and I/O interfaces. Novel commercial architectures and architectural features.
– FPGA Circuit Design: Circuits and layout techniques for the design of FPGAs. Impact of future process and design technologies on FPGAs as well as novel memory memory or nano-scale devices. Methods for analyzing and improving static and dynamic power, power and clock distribution, yield, manufacturability, security, reliability, and testability.
– CAD for FPGAs: Algorithms for synthesis, technology mapping, logic and timing optimization, clustering, placement, and routing of FPGAs. Novel design software for system-level partitioning, debug, and verification. Algorithms for modeling, analysis and optimization of timing and power.
– High-Level Abstractions and Tools for FPGAs: General-purpose and domain-specific languages, tools, and techniques to facilitate the design, debugging and verification of FPGA-based applications and systems. Novel hardware/software co-design and high-level synthesis methodologies enabling digital signal processing, compute acceleration, networking, machine learning, and embedded systems.
– FPGA-based and FPGA-like Computing Engines: Systems and software for compiled accelerators, reconfigurable/adaptive computing, and rapid-prototyping. Programmable overlay architectures implemented using FPGAs.
– Applications and Design Studies: Implementation of novel designs on FPGAs establishing state-of-the-art in high-performance, low-power, security, or high-reliability. Designs leveraging unique capabilities of FPGA architectures or demonstrating significant improvements over alternative programmable technologies (e.g., CPU, GPU). Design studies or architecture explorations enabling improvement of FPGA architectures.

Research submissions may be either:
– Full: at most 10 pages (excluding references), for a full presentation at the conference; or
– Short: at most 6 pages (excluding references), for a brief presentation.

A paper submitted as either full or short will only be considered in that category and may include artifacts if desired (see below for more details on artifact submission and evaluation).

2. Tutorial Papers on Emerging Applications / Methodologies

The conference will include a Sunday workshop oriented toward users of FPGAs: be it deep learning implementations, computer security or other emerging topics of interest. For this category, we solicit tutorial papers describing effective design techniques and design flows. The ideal submission will enable beginning researchers to enter the area, current researchers to broaden their scope, and practitioners to gain new insights and applicable skills. Tutorial submissions need not present novel research results, but should integrate expert practical and/or research knowledge related to FPGAs for a broader audience. This may include:
– Technical descriptions of new commercial or academic design tools of general interest;
– Insightful summaries of the state-of-the-art that suggest open research problems; and
– In-depth design tutorials and design experiences.

Tutorial submissions are at least 4 and at most 10 pages. Accepted submissions are published in the proceedings and allocated a presentation time of up to one hour, appropriate to the content.

3. Panel Discussion Proposals

We also solicit proposals for the panel discussion at the conference banquet. The submission should outline the topic, questions to be addressed, and suggested speakers.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Submissions of all types should be made in the form of an English language PDF file. Papers should use the sigconf ACM format template posted at http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template/. Submissions will be considered for acceptance as full or short regular papers, workshop papers, or posters. Regular submissions related to the workshop topic may be scheduled for presentation during the workshop. Regular or workshop submissions will also be considered for acceptance as a poster. A paper submitted to the short or full paper category will only be considered in that category. Once a paper has been submitted, its authorship list is considered to be fixed and finalized. As the inclusion and evaluation of artifacts is new for FPGA 2020, additional information will be provided at http://www.isfpga.org/artifactEvaluation.html by August 2019.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Abstract Submissions due: September 9, 2019
Full Paper Submissions due: September 9, 2019
Final Artifacts for Evaluation due: September 9, 2019
Author Paper Rebuttals due: October 18, 2019
Notification of acceptance: Mid-November, 2019
Camera-ready copy of accepted papers due: Early December, 2019

ORGANIZERS:
General Chair: Stephen Neuendorffer, Xilinx
Program Chair: Lesley Shannon, Simon Fraser University
Finance Chair: Kia Bazargan, University of Minnesota, financechair@isfpga.org.
Artifact Evaluation Co-Chairs: Miriam Leeser, Northeastern University, and Suhaib Fahmy, University of Warwick
Publicity Chair: Jing Li, University of Wisconsin-Madison