[hpc-announce] Call for Abstracts: 1st International Workshop on FPGAs for Domain Experts (FPODE) at PACT-18, Cyrpus

Syed Waqar Nabi Syed.Nabi at glasgow.ac.uk
Wed Oct 3 08:40:22 CDT 2018

You are invited to submit an abstract for the 1st International Workshop on FPGAs for Domain Experts (FPODE-18), co-located with the 27th International Conference on  Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT18). The workshop will be held at Limassol, Cyprus, on Sunday, November 04, 2018.



First ACM SIGARCH 1st International Workshop on FPGAs for Domain Experts

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Limassol, Cyprus

[Co-located with The 27th International Conference on

Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT18)]


Quick Links


Workshop            :: http://tytra.org.uk/fpode/

Abstract Submission :: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fpode18

Parent Conference   :: http://www.pactconf.org/index.php

Important Dates


Abstract submissions    :: October 15th, 2018, AOE

Acceptance notification :: October 19th, 2018

Workshop date           :: November 4th, 2018



This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners that share the vision of enabling domain experts to benefit from the performance opportunities of FPGAs.  FPGAs have recently gained a lot of attention through several demonstrations of superior performance over off-the-shelf architectures, not only with respect to energy efficiency but also with respect to wall-clock runtimes. The application areas reach across many domains from high-finance to advanced machine learning. Despite the availability of many tools for high-level synthesis, domain experts still seem to be far away from utilising FPGAs to gain processing performance unless pre-configured systems for their particular applications exist in readily available form. With this workshop, we are trying to bring together researchers that aim to break this barrier for a wider applicability of FPGAs.

We expect the workshop to broadly target three communities of researchers:

1. FPGA and reconfigurable computing researchers, who have an interest in investigating applications, tools and technologies that make FPGAs more accessible for domain-experts.

2. Compiler experts that are interested in tool chains for compiling domain specific languages to FPGA accelerated code.

3. Domain experts from various fields who are investigating the use of FPGAs for accelerating their applications.

Topics of Interest


The FPODE Workshop topics of interest include (but are not strictly limited to):

* Domain-Specific Languages that target FPGAs

* Tool-Chains for compiling DSLs to  FPGAs

* FPGA Compilation of legacy codes

* Programming Productivity for FPGAs

* Targeting FPGAs in the Cloud

* Performance Portability between different FPGA platforms

* Just-in-time hardware synthesis

* Performance Portability between CPU, GPU, and FPGA-based systems

* Application studies

Format and Submission


Please submit a short abstract (maximum 1 page including references) using the ACM Master Article Template .

Submit a PDF copy of your abstract to  the workshop's Easychair submission site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fpode18.

Abstract Review


Abstracts will be selected by the organizers based on their quality, relevance, clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to present at the workshop.  At least one of the authors of each accepted abstract will have to register and attend the  PACT-2018 conference and/or workshop, to present the work at the workshop.

Proceedings (Hindawi Special Issue)


There will be no official proceedings of the workshop, and the abstracts will be made available on-line on the workshop website unless the authors wish otherwise.  Selected speakers will be invited to submit an extended paper for a <https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijrc/si/307178/cfp/> special issue of International Journal of Reconfigurable Computing<https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijrc/>:




* Sven-Bodo Scholz, Department of Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University

* Wim Vanderbauwhede, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

* Gilberto Ochoa-Ruiz, Department of Computer Science

* Syed Waqar Nabi, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow



Please find contact details of workshop organizers here:


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