[hpc-announce] FCCM 2019 Call For Papers

Dustin Alexander Richmond dustinar at uw.edu
Fri Sep 28 12:43:33 CDT 2018

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27th IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM 2019)

April 28 – 30, 2019      San Diego, CA, USA

http://www.fccm.org <http://www.fccm.org/>
The IEEE International 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. Papers are solicited on the following topics related to Field Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCMs):

Novel reconfigurable architectures, including overlay architectures
Architectures for high performance and/or low power computing
Security assessment and enhancements for reconfigurable computing
Specialized memory systems including volatile, non-volatile, and hybrid memory subsystems
Emerging technologies with runtime reconfigurable properties
Clusters, data centers, or large systems of reconfigurable devices
Heterogeneous, programmable Systems-on-a-Chip architectures
Abstractions, Programming Models, and Tools
Abstractions, programming models, interfaces, and runtimes, including virtualization
New languages and design frameworks for spatial or heterogeneous applications
High-level synthesis and designer productivity in general
Software-Defined-systems (e.g. radio, networks, frameworks for new domains)
Run-time management of reconfigurable hardware
System resilience/fault tolerance for reconfigurable hardware
Evolvable, adaptable, or autonomous reconfigurable computing systems
Security assessment and enhancement of run-time reconfiguration

Data center/cluster with reconfigurable applications
New uses of run-time reconfiguration in applications-specific systems
Applications that utilize reconfigurable technology for performance and efficiency
Novel use of state-of-the-art commercial FPGAs
Important Dates:

Abstract Registration (all papers): Jan. 7, 2019
Long Paper Submissions Due: Jan. 7, 2019
Short Paper Submissions Due: Jan. 14, 2019
Rebuttal Period: Feb. 4—8, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: Mar. 4, 2019
Camera-Ready Version Due: Apr. 2, 2019
Conference: Apr. 29—30, 2019
Organizing Chairs:

  General Chair: Ryan Kastner (University of California, San Diego)
  Program Chair: Andre DeHon (University of Pennsylvania)
  Publications Chair: James Davis (Imperial College London)
  Finance Chair: Andrew Schmidt (University of Southern California ISI)
  Workshops Chair: Eli Bozorgzadeh (University of California, Irvine)
  Publicity Chair: Dustin Richmond (University of Washington)
  Exhibitions and Demo Night Chair: Grace Zgheib (Intel Corporation)
  Panel Chair: Maya Gokhale (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  Sponsorship Chair: Christophe Bobda (University of Arkansas)
Paper Formats

Long papers for oral presentation can be 8 pages of content plus unlimited pages for references.

Short papers with short oral presentation are limited to 4 pages total including references. Authors are encouraged to submit preliminary work using the 4-page format. This category is intended for new projects and early results or work that can be concisely presented in the 4-page budget. Do not submit the same work to both streams.

All submissions should be written in the English language. An online submission link will be available on the FCCM website at http://www.fccm.org <http://www.fccm.org/>.  Papers must conform to the IEEE Computer Society conference proceedings format to be reviewed and published. Templates are available on the FCCM Web site. 

Review Process

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. Note that there are resources to blind open-source repositories for blind review such as: https://github.com/tdurieux/anonymous_github <https://github.com/tdurieux/anonymous_github>  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.  Placing a preliminary version of the unpublished paper on arXiv is not disqualifying, but nor is it encouraged; just because a paper can be unblinded by active search will not undermine the spirit of the double-blind review.  Artifacts, including open-source designs and tools are encouraged; if there are questions about how to handle blind-review, contact the program chair.

FCCM 2019 includes a rebuttal phase. Preliminary reviews including specific questions from reviewers will be made available by February 4th. Authors have the option to provide up to a 500-word response with answers and clarifications for the reviewers by February 8th. Reviewers will consider the responses in final paper deliberations. The final round of reviews may include additional reviews beyond the initial set available on February 4th.

Best Paper Award and a Special Section for the Best FCCM 2019 Papers in ACM TRETS

FCCM 2019 will continue the tradition of having a best long and short 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 2019.

Special Note to Authors

At least one author of each accepted submission is expected to attend the conference and present their work.  Failure to present in person at the conference will result in the removal of the submission from IEEE Xplore.

Across all topics (and especially for application papers) successful manuscripts will include sufficient details to reproduce the results presented (e.g., full part numbers, software versions). Application papers should not just be an implementation of an application on an FPGA, but should show how reconfigurable technology is leveraged by the application, and should ideally contain insights and lessons that can be carried forward into future designs. CAD papers that focus on the configurable nature of custom computing machines are encouraged.  Additional suggestions and guidelines are available on www.fccm.org <http://www.fccm.org/>.  See the ACM/TCFPGA Hall-of-Fame (hof.tcfpga.org <http://hof.tcfpga.org/>) and the set of previous FCCM Best Paper winners (wiki.tcfpga.org/FCCMBest <http://wiki.tcfpga.org/FCCMBest>) for outstanding examples of FCCM papers.
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