Submissions are solicited which explore the state of the art in the use of FPGAs in heterogeneous high-performance compute architectures and, at a system level, in data centers and supercomputers. FPGAs may be considered from either or both the distributed, parallel and composable fabric of compute elements or from their dynamic reconfigurability. We especially encourage submissions which not only consider the implementation of algorithms and applications in FPGAs but concretely relate this to the heterogeneous compute model consisting of differently functioned cooperating compute elements and the overall impact of such architectures on the compute capacity, cost and power efficiency, and computational capabilities of data centers and supercomputers. Submissions may report on theoretical or applied research, implementation case studies, benchmarks, standards, or any other area that promises to make a significant contribution to our understanding of heterogeneous high-performance reconfigurable computing and will help to shape future research and implementations in this domain. A non-comprehensive list of potential topics of interest is given below:

  1. FPGAs in relation to challenges to Cloud/Data Center/Supercomputing posed by the end of Dennard scaling
  2. Exploiting FPGA compute fabric to implement critical cloud/HPC applications
  3. Using reconfigurability for new approaches to algorithms used in cloud/HPC applications
  4. Benchmarks: Compute performance and/or power and cost efficiency for cloud/HPC with heterogeneous architectures using FPGAs
  5. Implementation Study of Heterogeneous Compute using FPGA Cloud/Data Center/Supercomputer
  6. Hardware/Software Infrastructure for Managing FPGA Heterogeneous Cloud/Data Center/Supercomputer
  7. Programming Languages/Tools/Frameworks for FPGA Heterogeneous Computing
  8. Future-gazing: New Applications/The Cloud Enabled by FPGA Heterogeneous Computing
  9. Future-gazing: Evolution of Computer Architecture in relation to FPGA Heterogeneous Computing
  10. Community building: Standards, consortium activity, open source, education, initiatives to enable and grow FPGA Heterogeneous Computing

Submissions are due September 14, 2015. Full-length papers up to 8 pages are solicited. Manuscripts should be prepared in ACM SIG Proceedings format.

All papers selected for this workshop will be peer-reviewed.

Workshop proceedings will be made available online and authors will retain their copyright.

The authors of accepted papers will be scheduled to present their work in one of the two lightning talks sessions.

Submission link: submit here

Important dates

Papers due: September 14, 2015 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: October 15, 2015
Final camera-ready manuscripts due: November 1, 2015

Workshop proceedings manuscript preparation instructions

Final camera-ready manuscripts and signed copyright forms are due on November 1, 2015.

1. Use the ACM Word or LaTeX style templates to prepare the final articles.

2. Produce PDF files with thumbnails (if you can) optimized for fast Web viewing. Use only Type 1 fonts (scalable), not Type 3 (bit-mapped); all fonts must be embedded within the PDF file. Name your PDF files as follows: p-firstauthorlastname.pdf.

3. Email your final PDF file to no later than November 1, 2015. This way, the proceedings should appear on-line on the day of the workshop.