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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
- Novel reconfigurable architectures, including overlay architectures
- Architectures for high performance and/or low power computing
- Security enhancements for reconfigurable computing
- Volatile and non-volatile memory subsystems; stacked/hybrid memory cubes
- Clusters or large systems of reconfigurable devices
- Abstractions, programming models, 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 (SDN, SDR, 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 implications of run-time reconfiguration
- Applications built using new high level synthesis technologies
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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!
|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 Chair||Jason Bakos, University of South Carolina|
|Program Chair||Ron Sass, UNC-Charlotte|
|Finance Chair||Ken Eguro, Microsoft Research|
|Publications Chair||Greg Stitt, University of Florida|
|Sponsorships Chair||Jan Gray, Gray Research, LLC
|Publicity Chair||Kyle Rupnow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Advanced Digital Sciences Center|
|Exhibitions and Demo Night||Nachiket Kapre, University of Waterloo|
Please direct questions about the program and submission of papers to Ron Sass: firstname.lastname@example.org.