PhD Forum

Ph.D. Forum

Monday, May 4
6:30 – 9:00 PM CDT

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Directions)

FCCM 2020 Call for Ph.D. Forum Submissions

The IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM) is one of the premier forums for presenting and discussing new research related to computing that exploits the unique features and capabilities of FPGAs and other reconfigurable hardware.

FCCM 2020 will include a Ph.D. Forum, co-located with Demo Night.  This is an excellent chance for Ph.D. students who have not yet published to present research ideas, plans, preliminary results, and meet the FCCM community.  This is also a good opportunity for more senior students to present an overview of their evolving body of work, an excellent step towards preparing a dissertation.  The forum will provide feedback and attention from the community of academic and industry attendees.

To encourage participation in the Ph.D. Forum, authors of accepted submissions will qualify for discounted conference registration.

Submission Website

Important Dates

All deadlines apply to the Anywhere on Earth (UTC – 12) timezone

Ph.D. Forum Submissions DueMarch 6, 2020 (No Extensions)
Notification of AcceptanceMarch 23, 2020
Camera-Ready Submission DueMarch 30, 2020
Early Registration DeadlineApril 5, 2020
ConferenceMay 3 - May 6, 2020

Paper Formats

Authors are invited to submit a 1-page extended abstract, including no more than 5 references.  Submissions should include a clear description of the Ph.D. motivation, objectives, problem definition, addressed solutions, current status, and planned work if applicable.  All submissions should be written in English. An online submission link will be available on the FCCM website at Papers must conform to the US letter-sized IEEE conference proceedings format to be reviewed and published. A conformant LaTeX template is available here and a Microsoft Word template is available here. Overleaf users can find the LaTeX template here.

Review Process and Author Notices

The FCCM Ph.D. Forum will use a double-blind reviewing system.  Authors are encouraged to cite their own work, where applicable, but should blind the entries in the reference section.  Accepted submissions will appear in the conference proceedings.  Authors of accepted submissions must attend the conference in person to present their work.  Failure to present will result in the removal of the submission from IEEE Xplore.


Questions about this call, submissions, and potential submissions should be directed to the program chair, Ken Eguro.