Call for Workshops/Tutorials:

FPL 2022

Abstract or Paper Registration Deadline
June 1, 2022
Final Submission Deadline
June 1, 2022

The 32nd International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL)
Aug 29 to Sep 2, 2022 @ Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Submissions due: 1st June 2022

The International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) was the first and remains the largest covering the rapidly growing area of field-programmable logic and reconfigurable computing. Field-programmable devices promise the flexibility of software with the  performance of hardware and have become an important area of research and development in high-performance computing systems, embedded and low-power control instruments, mobile communications, rapid prototyping and product emulation, among other areas. For the last 31 years, FPL has seen the first unveiling of the latest and most significant works in reconfigurable architectures, applications, embedded processors and design automation. FPL2022 will bring together academic and industrial researchers and practitioners from across the globe. It will offer a hybrid format, with the entire conference accessible both in-person and online.

FPL will be pleased to host in-person, hybrid or fully-virtual workshops and tutorials on Thursday, September 1 and Friday, September 2. We would be delighted to receive proposals for workshops, tutorials and special sessions to be held at FPL 2022.

These events provide excellent opportunities to bring together researchers and practitioners from different communities to share their experiences in an interactive atmosphere, and to foster collaboration for new and innovative projects. Proposals may be for successors of events that have been held in previous years, or for brand new events this year. Proposals should be submitted through the EasyChair submission system.

Suitable topics for event proposals include (but are not limited to):

  • Tools and Design Techniques: placement, routing, synthesis, verification, debugging, runtime support, technology mapping, partitioning, parallelization, timing optimization, design and run-time  environments, high-level synthesis (HLS) compilers, languages and modeling techniques, provably-correct development, intellectual property core-based design, domain-specific development, hardware/software co-design.
  • Architectures for field-programmable technology: field-programmable gate arrays, complex programmable logic devices, coarse-grained reconfigurable arrays, field-programmable interconnect, field-programmable analogue arrays, field-programmable arithmetic arrays, memory architectures, interface technologies, low-power techniques, adaptive devices, reconfigurable computing systems, high-performance reconfigurable systems, evolvable hardware and adaptive computing, fault tolerance and avoidance.
  • Device technology: including programmable memories such as non-volatile, dynamic and static memory cells and arrays, interconnect devices, circuits and switches, and emerging VLSI device technologies.
  • Applications: accelerators for biomedical/scientific/neuro-morphic computing and machine learning, network processors, real-time systems, rapid prototyping, hardware emulation, digital signal processing, interactive multimedia, machine vision, computer graphics, cryptography, robotics, manufacturing systems, embedded applications, evolvable and biologically-inspired hardware.
  • Education: courses, teaching and training experience, experiment equipment, design and applications.

For inspiration, you might like to consult the list of workshops and tutorials that were held at FPL last year:

If you would like to propose an event, please prepare a 2-page proposal that includes:

  1. Title of the proposed event
  2. Preferred date
  3. Preferred mode (face-to-face, fully virtual, or hybrid)
  4. Preferred duration (half-day or full-day) and tentative schedule
  5. Any resources required (e.g. “a room with wifi”, “a computer lab”)
  6. Names, affiliations, and contact information for event organiser(s)
  7. Short biography of the organiser(s)
  8. Scope and topics of the event
  9. Rationale: why is the topic timely and important? Why would it be of interest to FPL attendees?
  10. Names of potential speakers at the event

If you are proposing a hybrid event, please also briefly explain how you plan to ensure that virtual participants are involved. To help with this, workshop organisers will have access to the same web-based hybrid-conference platform as the main conference.

Submissions will be considered on first-come, first-serve basis. To allow sufficient time for organisation we request proposals by June 1st, as a single PDF file through the EasyChair submission system.

You are welcome to contact FPL 2022 Workshop chairs through the below email addresses for informal queries.

FPL Steering Committee
Patrick Lysaght (Xilinx), Chairman
Jürgen Becker (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Koen Bertels (University of Porto)
Eduardo Boemo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
João M. P. Cardoso (Universidade do Porto)
Peter Y. K. Cheung (Imperial College London)
Martin Danek (Daiteq)
Apostolos Dollas (Technical University of Crete)
Fabrizio Ferrandi (Politecnico di Milano)
Manfred Glesner (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
Diana Goehringer  (Technische Universität  Dresden)
Reiner Hartenstein (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern)
Andreas Herkersdorf (Technische Universität München)
Paolo Ienne (EPFL)
Udo Kebschull (Goethe Universität Frankfurt)
Wayne Luk (Imperial College London)
Xavier Martorell(Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya & Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
Jari Nurmi (Tampere University of Technology)
Ioannis Sourdis (Chalmers University of Technology)
Dirk Stroobandt (University of Ghent)
Lionel Torres (Université Montpellier 2)
Jim Tørresen (Universitetet i Oslo)

FPL’22 General Chairs
John McAllister, Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
Roger Woods, Queen’s University of Belfast, UK

FPL’22 Workshops & Tutorials Chairs
Chongyan Gu, Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
John Wickerson, Imperial College London, UK