FCCM 2023 : Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines
Conference Series : Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines
Call For Papers
FCCM 2023 Call for Papers
Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP)
Held in co-operation with IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture (TCCA)
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.
FCCM 2023 is planned to be an in-person event. Please refer to the FCCM website for updates and details. At least one author will be required to register and attend the conference. Failure to present at the conference may result in the removal of the submission from IEEE Xplore.
Submissions are solicited on the following topics including, but not limited to:
Architectures, Hardware, and Systems
Novel reconfigurable architectures, including overlay architectures and coarse-grained 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 in-field reconfiguration abilities
Clusters, data centers, or large systems of reconfigurable devices
Heterogeneous programmable architectures
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
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)
Customizable soft-processor systems
Algorithms and Applications
Computational models and parallel algorithms
FPGAs at the edge
Domain-specific architectures and overlays
Datacenter or cluster with reconfigurable applications
New uses of run-time reconfiguration in applications-specific systems
Applications that utilize reconfigurable technology for performance and efficiency, and particularly submissions that make comparisons with other highly parallel architectures such as GPUs or DSPs
Applications that demonstrate benefits of customized computing machines
Tools and methods for automatically generating application-specific computing machines
Novel use of state-of-the-art commercial FPGAs
Submission Website: fccm2023.hotcrp.com
All deadlines apply to the Anywhere on Earth (UTC – 12) timezone
Abstracts Due January 9, 2023 (NO EXTENSIONS)
Submissions Due January 16, 2023 (NO EXTENSIONS)
Workshop Proposals Due February 13, 2023
Rebuttal Period February 24 - 28, 2023
Notification of Acceptance March 21, 2023
Demo Night Submissions Due April 15, 2023
Notification of Demo Acceptance April 18, 2023
Camera-Ready Submission April 11, 2023
Early Bird Registration April 19, 2023
General Chair Viktor Prasanna University of Southern California
Vice General Chair Christian Pilato Politecnico di Milano
Program Chair Nachiket Kapre University of Waterloo/AMD AECG
Program Vice Chairs Abstractions, Programming Models and Tools: John Wickerson
Algorithms and Applications: Hayden So
University of Hong Kong
Architectures, Hardware and Systems: Grace Zgheib Intel
Artifacts Chairs Chris Lavin AMD AECG
Miriam Leeser Northeastern University
Finance Chair Andrew Schmidt University of Southern California/Information Sciences Institute
Hybridization Chairs Debjit Pal
University of Illinois, Chicago
Jason Lin University of Southern California
Sponsorship Chairs Hugo Andrade
Lana Josipovic ETH
Publications Chair Yuan Meng University of Southern California
Workshops and Tutorials Chair Gabriel Weisz MangoBoost
Publicity and Website Chair Cong (Callie) Hao Georgia Tech
Local Arrangements Chairs Sasindu Wijeratne
University of Southern California
Bingyi Zhang University of Southern California
Submissions can be made for any of the two paper types:
Traditional technical papers that introduce and evaluate new technologies. These papers must have strong empirical results and address significant challenges of the corresponding problem.
Practical papers that make significant practical contributions, including industry papers, as opposed to introducing and evaluating new technologies. For example, new tools built on existing technologies that help practitioners better use FPGAs. Practical papers will be reviewed based on the significance and technical soundness of the practical contribution.
Long papers are limited to 10 pages (excluding references). Short papers are limited to 6 pages (excluding references). Authors are encouraged to submit preliminary work or work-in-progress research as a short paper. This category is intended for new projects and early results or work that can be concisely presented in the 6-page budget. Submissions accepted as posters will have a one-page extended abstract.
Page restrictions for all formats exclude references, which may use additional pages.
Submissions violating the formatting requirements may be automatically rejected. Do not submit the same work in more than one of the formats.
Accepted papers will have the same page lengths as initial submissions. Short papers will have short oral presentations, and long papers may have long or short presentations based on committee decisions on the time required to present the material.
All submissions should be written in English. An online submission link will be available on the FCCM website. Papers must conform to the US letter-sized IEEE conference proceedings format to be reviewed and published. A conformant LaTeX template is available here. Overleaf users can find the LaTeX template here. A Microsoft Word template is available here.
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. Additional suggestions and guidelines are available on www.fccm.org. See the ACM/TCFPGA Hall-of-Fame (hof.tcfpga.org) and the set of previous FCCM Best Paper winners (wiki.tcfpga.org/FCCMBest) for outstanding examples of FCCM papers.
Papers must not be simultaneously under review or waiting to appear at another conference or in a journal and must not be essentially the same as any paper that has been previously published. If a paper contains text or technical content that is similar to a previously published or submitted paper, that other paper should be cited in the FCCM submission, and the differences should be made clear.
Authors must register any program-committee conflicts as they submit their paper. Conflicts can include those that have co-authored a paper in the past 3 years, those that have current or shared institutional affiliation within the past year, or other situations in which the relationship would prevent a reviewer from being objective. Note that if an undeclared conflict is discovered, or a conflict is declared in an attempt to “game” the review process, the submission may be rejected. If you believe you may have a conflict with the program chair, please contact the program chair well in advance of the submission deadline.
FCCM uses a double-blind reviewing system. Manuscripts must not identify authors or their affiliations. Authors are encouraged to cite their 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 [citation]”. Do not put a “deleted for double-blind” entry in the reference section.
In the case of widely-available Open Source software, authors should cite 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 review, such as 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 it is also not 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 handling the blind-review process, contact the program chair.
FCCM 2023 includes a rebuttal phase. Specific questions from reviewers will be made available by February 24th. Authors have the option to provide an up to 500-word response by February 28th. Reviewers will consider the responses during final paper deliberations.
Artifact Evaluation (New for FCCM 2023):
For the first time at FCCM, authors of accepted full length papers can optionally participate in an artifact evaluation process. The inclusion of artifacts with a paper submission is not required for submission nor elevates the submission beyond those without. However, the goal of artifact evaluation is to encourage the availability and reproducibility of published results.
Artifacts that are included with submission will be subjected to a separate and independent review process from their accompanying papers. Papers submitted with artifacts must preserve the double-blind nature of the review process and all relevant links should be removed for blind review. Artifacts will be disclosed in a separate form that will be evaluated after paper acceptance. Details of artifact submission and the evaluation process will be forthcoming and described on the FCCM website.
Note: Artifact submission is optional, and authors are not required to open source their work.
More information about Artifact Evaluation can be found here.
Best Paper Award and a Special Section for the Best FCCM 2023 Papers in ACM TRETS:
FCCM 2023 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 2023. We are also considering papers from different tracks to submit extended journal articles to other parallel computing conferences (under discussion).
Questions about this call, submissions, and potential submissions should be directed to the program chair, Nachiket Kapre.