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FCCM 2017

The 25th IEEE International Symposium on
Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines

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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 (FCCMs):

Abstractions, Architectures, and Programming Models




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. Submission Page

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 in ACM TRETS

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
Short paper submission:January 18, 2017
Notification of acceptance:March 1, 2017
Camera-ready Copy:March 29, 2017
Early Registration:March 29, 2017
Conference:April 30th - May 2nd, 2017

Organizing Committee for FCCM 2017

General ChairJason Bakos, University of South Carolina
Program ChairRon Sass, UNC-Charlotte
Finance ChairKen Eguro, Microsoft Research
Publications ChairGreg Stitt, University of Florida
Sponsorships ChairJan Gray, Gray Research, LLC
Publicity ChairKyle Rupnow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Advanced Digital Sciences Center
Exhibitions and Demo NightNachiket Kapre, University of Waterloo

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