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HEART 2013 : The Fourth International Symposium on Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies


When Jun 13, 2013 - Jun 14, 2013
Where Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2013
Notification Due Apr 15, 2013
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2013
Categories    FPGA   GPGPU   reconfigurable   low power

Call For Papers


The Fourth International Symposium on
Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies
-- HEART2013 --
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
13 - 14 June, 2013

- Paper submission: March 15, 2013
- Author notification: April 15, 2013
- Camera-ready due: April 30, 2013
- HEART2013 Symposium: June 13 - 14, 2013
- Post-proceedings (ACM CAN): see below

The HEART symposium is an international forum for state-of-the-art
research in high-performance and power-efficient computing using
accelerator technologies such as reconfigurable architectures, GPGPUs,
and/or specialized accelerators. The fourth edition of HEART will take
place in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

The scope of the symposium includes, but is not limited to:

* Architectures and systems:
- Novel systems/platforms for efficient acceleration based on FPGA,
GPU, and other devices
- Heterogeneous processors/systems for scalable, high-performance,
high-reliability and/or low-power computation
- Reconfigurable/configurable hardware and systems including
IP-cores, embedded systems, SoCs and cluster/grid/cloud computing
systems for scalable, high-performance and/or low-power processing
- High-performance custom-computing processors/systems
- Novel architectures and device technologies that can be applied to
efficient acceleration, including many-core architectures, NoC
architectures, 3D-stacking technologies and optical devices

* Software and applications:
- Novel applications for efficient acceleration systems/platforms,
and custom computing
- System softwares, compilers and programming languages for
efficient acceleration systems/platforms, including many-core
processors, GPUs, FPGAs and other reconfigurable/custom processors
- Run-time techniques for acceleration, including Just-in-Time
compilation and dynamic partial-reconfiguration
- Performance evaluation and analysis for efficient acceleration
- High-level synthesis and design methodologies for heterogeneous,
reconfigurable and/or custom processors/systems

As in previous HEART editions, we plan to publish selected accepted
papers at HEART 2013 in post-proceedings ACM SIGARCH Computer
Architecture News (CAN).

All contributions must be submitted electronically in PDF format (two
columns, US letter size, single-spacing, 10 points for main body text)
and be no more than 6 pages in length. For double-blind review,
manuscripts must NOT identify the authors in any way, so author names,
affiliations, e-mail addresses and self-references should be blanked
out. You can submit your contribution(s) through the following
easychair link:

Each accepted paper MUST have at least one author with a paid
registration for the manuscript to be included and published in the
symposium proceedings and ACM SIGARCH CAN post-proceedings. Authors
are also expected to attend and present the paper at the symposium.

In addition to presentations of accepted papers, we will also have
keynote lectures by:
- Mr. Ken Chapman, Xilinx
Title: Highly Efficient Designs: Art, Magic or Engineering?
- Prof. David Broman, UC Berkeley/Linkoping University
Title: Execution time should be as short as possible, but not shorter

Further information can be found on the symposium website at:

If you require any more information, please contact us on the
following email:


General Chair:
- Khaled Benkrid, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Program Co-Chairs:
- Michael Hubner, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany
- Kenneth B. Kent, University of New Brunswick, Canada
- Yoshiki Yamaguchi, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Publication Chair:
- Yuichiro Shibata, Nagasaki University, Japan

Publicity Co-Chairs:
- Suhaib Fahmy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Chuan Hong, The University of Edinburgh, UK
- Kentaro Sano, Tohoku University, Japan

Program Committee (TBC):
- Ali Akoglu, University of Arizona, USA
- Philip Brisk, University of California, Riverside, USA
- Florent Dinechin, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, FR
- Diana Goehringer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE
- Guy Gogniat, Universite de Bretagne Sud, France
- Gary Grewal, University of Guelph, CA
- Yajun Ha, National University of Singapore, SG
- Masanori Hashimoto, Osaka University, JP
- Martin Herbordt, Boston University, USA
- Yohei Hori, AIST, JP
- Tomonori Izumi, Ritsumeikan University, JP
- Peter Jamieson, Miami University, USA
- Qiwei Jin, Imperial College London, UK
- Nachiket Kapre, Imperial College London, UK
- Dirk Koch, Universitetet i Oslo, NO
- Herman Lam, University of Florida, USA
- Philip Leong, University of Sydney, AU
- Tsutomu Maruyama, University of Tsukuba, JP
- Zaltan Nagy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, HU
- Smail Niar, University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambresis, FR
- Miquel Pericas, Tokyo Institute of Technology, JP
- Gregory Peterson, University of Tenessee, USA
- Yukinori Sato, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, JP
- Hayden So, University of Hong Kong, HK
- Yiannis Sourdis, Chalmers University of Technology, SE
- Henry Styles, Xilinx, USA
- Bharat Sukhwani, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
- David Thomas, Imperial College London, UK
- Thomas Vancourt, Akamai Technologies, USA
- Wim Vanderbauwhede, University of Glasgow, UK
- Tanya Vladimirova, University of Leicester, UK
- Najjar Walid, University of California, Riverside, USA
- Minoru Watanabe, Shizuoka University.
- Stephan Wong, Delft University of Technology, NL
- Dai Yamamoto, Fujitsu Laboratories
- Masato Yoshimi, University of Electro-Communications, JP
- Chiwai Yu, City University of Hong Kong, HK

Steering Committee:
- Hideharu Amano, Keio University, Japan
- Khaled Benkrid, The University of Edinburgh, UK
- Wayne Luk, Imperial College London, UK
- Hironori Nakajo, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology,Japan
- Kentaro Sano, Tohoku University, Japan
- Yuichiro Shibata, Nagasaki University, Japan
- Yoshiki Yamaguchi, University of Tsukuba, Japan

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