Call for Papers:

Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing 2018

Final Submission Deadline
November 11, 2017

14th International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing (ARC 2018)
Santorini, Greece
May 2-4, 2018

Paper Submission Deadline: November 11, 2017
Author Notification: December 19, 2017
Camera-Ready and Author Registration: January 15, 2018

– Proceedings as a Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series volume
– Selected papers will be considered for a special section of a high quality journal
– Special section dedicated to European Projects
– Keynotes, tutorials: TBA

Reconfigurable computing technologies offer the promise of substantial performance gains over traditional architectures via customizing, even at runtime, the topology of the underlying architecture to match the specific needs of a given application. Contemporary configurable architectures allow for the definition of architectures with functional and storage units that match in function, bit-width and control structures the specific needs of a given computation. The flexibility enabled by reconfiguration is also seen as a basic technique for overcoming transient failures in emerging device structures.

ARC aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners of reconfigurable computing with an emphasis on practical applications of this promising technology. This year’s workshop will have a series of international invited speakers from industry and academia who will express their view on the future of reconfigurable technology (please visit the symposium web site for an update list of the confirmed keynote presentations).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following four broad categories:

RC Design Methods and Tools
– High-level Languages & Compilation
– Simulation & Synthesis
– Estimation Techniques
– Design-Space Exploration
– Run-Time Systems & Virtualization

RC Architecture
– Self-adaptive, evolvable
– Heterogeneous (GPU, DSP, APU)
– Low-Power Designs
– Approximate Computing
– Fine-/Coarse-/Mixed-grained
– Embedded MPSoCs and NoCs
– Resilient & Fault Tolerant

RC Applications
– Security & Cryptography
– Big Data & HPC
– Embedded Computing & DSP
– Robotics, Space, Bioinformatics, Automotive
– Safety & Mission Critical Systems
– Deep Learning & Neural Networks

RC Critical Issues
– Teaching Reconfigurable Computing
– Surveys and Future Trends
– Benchmarks
– Emerging Technologies
– Cyberphysical systems

Authors are invited to submit original contributions in English including, but not limited to, the areas of interest mentioned below. Submission must be uploaded to the ARC website and identify the format of the contribution as either:
– Long Papers: (12 pages maximum) which should include mainly accomplished results (oral presentation)
– Short Papers: (6 pages maximum, or 8 pages max. upon payment of additional charge of $100 USD per page) to be composed of work in progress or reporting recent developments (poster presentation)

The format of the paper should be according to the Springer-Verlag LNCS Series (Lecture Notes on Computer Science) format rules as described in htttp://

The ARC 2018 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag as a Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series volume, will also be available through the SpringerLink on-line service (, and will be indexed by ISI Proceedings and EI-Compendex. Additionally, selected papers will be invited to be submitted for consideration for a special section of a high quality journal.

General Chairs:
Nikolaos Voros (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece)
Michael Hubner (Ruhr Universitat in Bochum, Germany)

Program Chairs:
Georgios Keramidas (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece)
Diana Goehringer (TU Dresden, Germany)

Proceedings Chair:
Pedro Diniz (INESC-ID, Lisboa, Portugal)

Publicity Chairs:
Luigi Carro (UFRGS, Brazil)
Chao Wang (USTC, China)
Dimitrios Soudris (NTUA, Greece)
Stephan Wong (TUDelft, The Netherlands)

EU Projects Track Chair:
Christos Antonopoulos (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece)

Web Chair:
Christos Antonopoulos (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece)