CLOSED Call for Papers: Special Issue on Compiler Optimizations for FPGA-Based Systems

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Submissions Due: 15 December 2020

Reconfigurable computing (RC), and especially its implementation using FPGAs, is becoming of paramount importance in many computing domains and systems–from embedded, mobile to cloud and high-performance computing. Programming of RC-based systems has advanced, but more advancements are needed, especially efficient techniques for automatic mapping of computations described in high-level languages to the RC resources. With this special issue in IEEE Transactions on Computers, we intend to show and disseminate recent, state-of-the-art techniques, from programming languages to compilers and tooling support, for high-level programming RC systems.

The topics of the special issue include:

  • Mapping from domain-specific languages (DSLs)
  • High-level synthesis (HLS) approaches and techniques
  • Source-to-source compilers and techniques targeting RC systems
  • Approaches and techniques for autotuning compiler and hardware optimizations
  • Tools and techniques for hardware specialization and approximate computing
  • JIT compilers for RC systems
  • Disruptive approaches for mapping computations to RC systems

We especially welcome accompanying open source and artifacts associated with the articles. Besides the special issue, we intend to promote a new model consisting of a presentation of each article as a talk (virtual), with a goal to connect the authors to potential readers, and an accompanying video resultant from the talk. In this way, we will increase the potential to disseminate the recent achievements and will contribute to discussions around the topics of each article.

Important Dates

Open for Submissions: December 1, 2020
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2020
Reviews Completed: January 31, 2021
Major Revisions Due: March 15, 2021
Reviews of Revisions Completed: April 15, 2021
Notification of Final Acceptance: April 30, 2021
Publication Materials for Final Manuscripts Due: May 15, 2021
Publication: July 2021
Virtual presentations: July 2021

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must include new significant research-based technical contributions in the scope of the journal. Papers under review elsewhere are not acceptable for submission. Extended versions of published conference papers (to be included as part of the submission together with a summary of differences) are welcome, but there must have at least 40% new impacting technical/scientific material in the submitted journal version and there should be less than 50% verbatim similarity level as reported by a tool (such as CrossRef). Guidelines concerning the submission process and LaTeX and Word templates can be found here. While submitting through ScholarOne, please select this special-issue option. As per TC policies, only full-length papers (12 pages) can be submitted to special issues, and each author’s bio should not exceed 150 words.

Guest Editors

Please address all correspondence regarding this special issue to the guest editors:

João MP Cardoso
University of Porto, Portugal

André DeHon
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Laura Pozzi
USI Lugano, Switzerland

Corresponding Topical Editor

George A. Constantinides
Imperial College London, UK

Review Committee

  • Akash Kumar, TU Dresden – Germany
  • Ali Akoglu, University of Arizona – USA
  • Andreas Koch, TU Darmstadt – Germany
  • Aviral Shrivastava, Arizona State University – USA
  • Ben Carrion Schaefer, UT Dallas – USA
  • Carl Ebeling, University of Washington – USA
  • Christoph Hagleitner, IBM Research Europe – Switzerland
  • Christophe Bobda, University of Florida, Gainesville – USA
  • Christophe Dubach, University of Edinburgh – UK
  • Christopher J. Rossbach, UT Austin – USA
  • Eli Bozorgzadeh, University of California, Irvine – USA
  • Fabrizio Ferrandi, Politecnico di Milano – Italy
  • Francesca Palumbo, University of Sassari – Italy
  • Greg Stitt, University of Florida – USA
  • James Larus, EPFL VLSC – Switzerland
  • Jason Anderson, University of Toronto – Canada
  • Jason Cong, University of California at Los Angels – USA
  • Jeronimo Castrillon, TU Dresden – Germany
  • John Wawrzynek, University of California at Berkeley – USA
  • Maya Gokhale, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) – USA
  • Nachiket Kapre, University of Waterloo – Canada
  • Paolo Ienne, EPFL – Switzerland
  • Pedro C. Diniz, INESC ID – Portugal
  • Roger Woods, Queen’s University Belfast – UK
  • Scott Hauck, University of Washington – USA
  • Sherief Reda, Brown University – USA
  • Stephen Neuendorffer, Xilinx Inc. – USA
  • Timothy J Callahan, Google LLC – USA
  • Walid Najjar, University of California Riverside – USA
  • Wayne Luk, Imperial College London – UK