[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: [FCCM 2017] 25th Annual International IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines

Jason D. Bakos jbakos at mailbox.sc.edu
Mon Dec 19 09:47:09 CST 2016

                         Call for Papers
                            FCCM 2017
               25th International IEEE Symposium on
           Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines
                      April 30-May 2, 2017
                          Napa, CA USA
Important dates:
- Full Paper Submission Deadline: January 11, 2017 (extended)
- Short Paper Submission Deadline: January 18, 2017 (extended)
- Notification of Acceptance: March 1, 2017
The IEEE 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

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

* Abstractions, programming models, and runtimes, including
* New languages and design frameworks for spatial or heterogeneous
* High-level synthesis and designer productivity in general
* Software-Defined-systems (SDN, SDR, frameworks for new domains)

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

* Applications built using new high level synthesis technologies
* Data center/cluster with reconfigurable applications
* New uses of run-time reconfiguration in applications-specific
* Applications that utilize reconfigurable technology for
   performance and efficiency
* Novel use of state-of-the-art commercial FPGAs

Special Note to Authors:
Application papers should contain insights and lessons that can
be carried forward into future designs. Across all topics and
especially for application papers successful manuscripts will
include sufficient details to reproduce the results presented.
Papers that emphasize reproducibility and significantly
corroborate/contradict the existing literature are valued. CAD
papers that focus on the configurable nature of custom computing
machines are encouraged.

Paper Formats:
FCCM will accept 8-page papers for oral presentation and 4-page
short papers for short oral and poster presentation. All
submissions should be written in the English language. An online
submission link will be available on the FCCM website in late
December. Papers should use the formatting template linked at the
FCCM website.

Later Deadline for Short Paper Submission:
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.

Review Process:
FCCM reviews submissions in two, separate streams: 8-page papers
for oral presentation and 4-page papers for brief oral and poster
presentation. Both appear in the published proceedings. All
submissions are reviewed in English. Papers must meet the IEEE
guidelines to be reviewed and published; links to templates are
at the FCCM website.

Papers that present preliminary/early work are strongly
encouraged to submit to the 4-page review stream. These
submissions are due one week later than the 8-page
submissions. Do not submit the same work to both streams.

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. In short, 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.

An online submission link will be available on the FCCM website
in late December.

Best Paper Award and a Special Section for the Best FCCM17 Papers

FCCM 2017 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 2017. Send in your
best work for consideration!

Important Dates:
Full paper submission: January 11, 2017 (extended)
Short paper submission: January 18, 2017 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2017

Organizing Committee for FCCM 2017:
General Chair: Jason D. Bakos, University of South Carolina
Program Chair: Ron Sass, UNC-Charlotte
Finance Chair: Ken Eguro, Microsoft Research
Publications Chair: Greg Stitt, University of Florida
Sponsorships Chair: Jan Gray, Gray Research, LLC
Publicity Chair: Kyle Rupnow, University of Illinois at
     Urbana-Champaign Advanced Digital Sciences Center
Exhibitions and Demo Night: Nachiket Kapre, University of Waterloo

Please direct questions about the program and submission of
papers to Ron Sass: rsass at uncc.edu.

Jason D. Bakos, Ph.D.
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Univ. of South Carolina
301 Main St., Suite 3A01L
Columbia, SC 29208
803-777-8627 (voice), 803-777-3767 (fax)
jbakos at cse.sc.edu

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