IEEE Micro magazine dingbat logoSpecial Issue on Reconfigurable Computing

Submissions Due: 3 June 2013
Publication Date: January/February 2014

While not a novel idea, reconfigurable computing has been receiving an increasing degree of attention in recent years, beyond the research community and in applications ranging from embedded systems, application-specific computing, and high-performance computing. This attention has been driven mainly by the growth in both size and speed of modern Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), by the constant need for faster and versatile computing platforms, by the swift progress in High-Level Synthesis (HLS), and by the potentials in term of energy efficiency of heterogeneous computing paradigms. To this end, this IEEE Micro issue seeks original papers on all topics related to reconfigurable computing.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Software tool chains for reconfigurable computing, including specific programming languages, compilers, debugging tools, and run-time system monitoring.
  • Application examples and case studies, especially contrasting quantitatively reconfigurable computing solutions with more traditional computing paradigms.
  • Reconfigurable computing architectures, including specific reconfigurable devices architectures, system integration issues, and specific memory hierarchies.
  • Power/energy analysis of reconfigurable systems.

Submission Procedure

Please log onto IEEE CS Manuscript Central ( to submit your manuscript to the "Reconfigurable Computing" issue. Please direct questions to the IEEE Micro magazine assistant ( For the manuscript submission, acceptable file formats include Microsoft Word and PDF. Manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words including references, with each average-size figure counting as 150 words toward this limit. Please include all figures and tables, as well as a cover page with all the relevant author contact information (name, postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address) and a 200-word abstract. Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere, and all manuscripts must be cleared for publication. All previously published papers must have at least 30% new content compared to any conference (or other) publication. Accepted articles will be edited for structure, style, clarity, and readability. For more information, please visit the IEEE Micro Author Center (

Important Dates

  • Initial submissions due: 3 June 2013
  • Author notification: 20th August 2013
  • Final version due: 30th September 2013
  • Publication timeframe: January–February 2014


For any further information and questions please contact Guest Editors, Walid Najjar and Paolo Ienne.