The 19th Annual International
IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines
Salt Lake City, UT
May 1-3, 2011
The IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines 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. Over the past two decades, FCCM has been the place to present papers on architectures, tools, and programming models for ﬁeld-programmable custom computing machines as well as applications that use such systems. Papers on the traditional topics of FCCM as described below are solicited:
With the announcement of upcoming FPGAs having close to one million LUTs, it will soon be possible to build systems with several hundred soft processors on a single device. The oft-cited FCCM prediction of “It didn’t ﬁt” (see http://fccm.org/2010/FCCM_2010/More....html) should become less of an issue. However, despite reaching this signiﬁcant milestone of capacity, it is likely that “We will still hate the tools”! (see above link again).
The signiﬁcant size of these new devices provides opportunities for using reconﬁgurable hardware that previously have not been feasible to build. One clear path is to implement massively-parallel soft-processor systems on the reconﬁgurable fabric and use a parallel programming model to implement functions rather than the low-level abstraction of logic gates. What processor architectures, system architectures and tools should be used? How will applications using this approach compare to other solutions?
This year FCCM 2011 is especially interested to receive submissions about novel reconﬁgurable computing system architectures, tools, and programming models for using million-LUT devices and multi-device systems. To inspire and promote research for custom computing in this new era, submission of work in progress that does not yet have concrete results is encouraged. Such papers will be evaluated on novelty, feasibility and promise, and they must also describe a clear plan for the research that can be presented and discussed at the conference.
FCCM will accept 8-page full papers for oral presentation, 4-page short papers for poster presentation, and poster presentations not included in the proceedings. All submissions should be written in the English language. An online submission link will be available on the FCCM website starting in late December. Papers should use the formatting template linked at the FCCM website.
FCCM is moving this year to a blind reviewing system. Manuscripts must not identify authors or their afﬁliations. Self-references should be shown as “Removed for blind review”. Papers that identify authors will not be considered.
For 2011, FCCM will institute a best paper award. Send in your best work for consideration!
Title and Abstract Submission January 7, 2011
Short and Regular Paper Submission January 7, 2011
Notiﬁcation of Acceptance March 1, 2011
Camera-ready Copy March 21 2011
Conference May 1–3, 2011
General Chair Mike Wirthlin, Brigham Young University
Program Chair Paul Chow, University of Toronto
Publications Chair Jason D. Bakos, University of South Carolina
Publicity Chairs Lesley Shannon, Simon Fraser University and Jason Anderson, University of Toronto
Finance Chair Ron Sass, University of North Carolina at Charlotte