Call for Papers

Important Dates (all 23:59, AoE)

  • Submission to TRETS for FPL Journal Track: January 24, 2022 February 7, 2022 extended, now final
  • Title and abstract due for regular FPL papers: March 7, 2022 March 21, 2022 extended, now final
  • Initial TRETS FPL Journal Track reviews available: March 14, 2022 March 21, 2022 delayed
  • Paper submission due for regular FPL papers: March 14, 2022 March 28, 2022 extended, now final

  • Submission of revised TRETS FPL Journal Track papers: April 14, 2022 April 21, 2022 delayed
  • Workshop/Tutorial/Special Session Proposals due: June 1, 2022
  • PhD Forum/Demo Night submissions due: June 1, 2022

  • Initial notification for regular FPL papers May 9, 2022
  • Initial reviews and rebuttal questions for regular FPL papers: May 16, 2022
  • Notification for Workshop/Tutorial/Special Session Proposals: June 8, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2022
  • Camera Ready copy due: June 27, 2022

  • FPL’22 Conference: August 29 to 31, 2022
  • Workshops/Tutorials: September 1 to 2, 2022

Submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fpl2022

Timeline

The International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) was the first and remains the largest conference covering the rapidly growing area of field-programmable logic and reconfigurable computing. During the past 31 years, many of the advances in reconfigurable system architectures, applications, embedded processors, design automation methods and tools were first published in the proceedings of the FPL conference series. The conference objective is to bring together researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry and from around the world. Field-programmable devices promise the flexibility of software with the performance of hardware. The development and application of field-programmable technology have become important topics of research and development. Field-programmable technology is widely applied, in high-performance computing systems, embedded and low-power control instruments, mobile communications, rapid prototyping and product emulation, among other areas.

At this early stage, it is still unclear what the specific format of FPL 2022 is going to be as this will depend on the state of the CoViD pandemic. We are currently aiming at a physical format to meet in Belfast, but there will always be the option for authors to give their presentations virtually.

Submissions are solicited on new research results and detailed tutorial expositions related to field-programmable technologies, including but not limited to:

  • Tools and Design Techniques: placement, routing, synthesis, verification, debugging, runtime support, technology mapping, partitioning, parallelization, timing optimization, design and run-time environments, high-level synthesis (HLS) compilers, languages and modeling techniques, provably-correct development, intellectual property core-based design, domain-specific development, hardware/software co-design.
  • Architectures for field-programmable technology: field-programmable gate arrays, complex programmable logic devices, coarse-grained reconfigurable arrays, field-programmable interconnect, field-programmable analogue arrays, field-programmable arithmetic arrays, memory architectures, interface technologies, low-power techniques, adaptive devices, reconfigurable computing systems, high-performance reconfigurable systems, evolvable hardware and adaptive computing, fault tolerance and avoidance.
  • Device technology: programmable memories such as non-volatile, dynamic and static memory cells and arrays, interconnect devices, circuits and switches, and emerging VLSI device technologies.
  • Applications: accelerators for biomedical/scientific/neuro-morphic computing and machine learning, network processors, real-time systems, rapid prototyping, hardware emulation, digital signal processing, interactive multimedia, machine vision, computer graphics, cryptography, robotics, manufacturing systems, embedded applications, evolvable and biologically-inspired hardware.
  • Education: courses, teaching and training experience, experiment equipment, design and applications.

Application-based papers should emphasize novel design techniques, novel use of embedded resources, or clearly articulated and measured system performance benefits.

Submission Guidelines

FPL 2022 is grateful to the ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS) for enabling us to, for the first time, offer a Journal Track in addition to regular and short FPL papers. The Journal Track is specifically intended for submissions that would benefit from the longer articles possible in TRETS (up to 32 ACM-style single-column pages), e.g., for clearer presentation of complex research, or an in-depth discussion of comprehensive results. Submissions to the Journal Track that do not take advantage of the additional space offered by TRETS, or deviate significantly from the TRETS Author Guidelines (see here), will receive the corresponding feedback early, and can then be revised and entered into the direct FPL submission process.

Submission Process

Journal Track Submissions (New for FPL 2022)

When you decide to submit to the Journal Track, you will use the TRETS submission system to submit to the “FPL 2022 Journal Track” (which you can select after logging into your TRETS account), and then follow the ACM TRETS Author Guidelines as described above. (submission link: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/trets)

Note that the deadline for the FPL Journal Track is earlier than the deadline for direct FPL submissions. Your submission will then undergo the regular TRETS review process, and you will be provided with an initial set of reviewer comments and recommendations as outlined in the schedule above. If your submission is not rejected here, you will have sufficient time to revise the submission, and then submit it for a second round of reviews for inclusion in the Journal Track. You will be notified of the final decision on your TRETS Journal Track submission together with the rest of the direct FPL submissions.

Should your Journal Track submission be rejected in the TRETS initial review, or you feel you cannot fully address the revisions requested by the TRETS reviewers in the time provided, you may withdraw your submission from the Journal Track. You then have the option to submit a version of your paper, shortened according to the rules for regular/short FPL papers, to enter the regular review process for direct FPL submission.

If you decide not to submit a revised version in time for the FPL Journal Track deadline above, or your revised version does not get accepted for the FPL Journal Track, as decided by the final FPL PC discussions, you may choose to have a later revision continue as a regular TRETS submission independently of the conference.

Accepted Journal Track papers will receive a regular presentation slot at the conference, but will only appear as an abstract in the FPL proceedings. That abstract will refer to the full publication in TRETS.

Direct FPL Submissions

Alongside the Journal Track, FPL seeks full and short papers describing original research in field-programmable technology, including, but not limited to, the areas of interest indicated above. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format, following the IEEE style. Full papers can include up to six pages of content plus up to two pages for references. Short papers are limited to four pages plus up to two pages of references. For both kinds of contributions, the total length can be extended by up to two pages already at submission time, to be paid for later during registration.

Manuscripts must not identify authors or their affiliations for double-blind review. Papers that identify authors will NOT be considered.

For direct FPL submissions you will use EasyChair submision system to submit both full papers and short papers.

FPL 2022 will also include a rebuttal phase, where the authors have the opportunity to answer specific questions on their submission, posed by the reviewers, and revise the submission.

It is also planned to invite the best direct submissions to FPL to contribute to an FPL 2022 Special Issue of ACM TRETS after the conference.

Artifact Evaluation (NEW FOR FPL 2022)

Also for the first time, FPL will be able to offer the authors of accepted papers to optionally participate in an artifact evaluation process, aiming to increase the reproducibility of results. Details on this will be forthcoming and be described on the FPL web site. Note that participating in this optional process will not require you to open-source your research artifacts!

Call for Workshop/Tutorial proposals

We also call for workshops and tutorials, which will be held in conjunction with the conference. More details are available via the Workshop/Tutorials page.