International Workshop on Applied Reconfigurable Computing (ARC 2005)

Algarve, Portugal, February 22-23, 2005




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w         the workshop chair, would like to thank very much all the participants and all the persons that contributed to the success of the 2005 edition of the workshop.

w         the six distinguished papers of ARC have been  invited for submission to a special issue of the International Journal of Electronics (Taylor & Francis Group).



Reconfigurable computing architectures are becoming especially important for many computing systems. Their use might lead to characteristics - such as high-performance, energy efficiency, and flexibility - not achieved by other forms of computing. Furthermore, these architectures can be an important support to microprocessors in the next generation of computing devices. With so many amenities, this has become an exciting and promising research area.


This one-day workshop aims to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia and industry, especially interested on the use of reconfigurable computing platforms as the mechanism choice to perform computing.


The workshop is an associated event of the IADIS International Conference Applied Computing  2005  and it will take place in Algarve on February 22, 2005. Algarve is located in the south of Portugal, bordered by the Atlantic ocean, and it is well known by its mild and mellow climate (with a radiant sun), beautiful and impressive beaches and landscapes, golf courses, delicious dishes (including seafood and fresh fish dishes), and a relaxed life style.


Topics of Interest

Suggested topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

-       Methods and Tools (High-Level Compilers, Simulation, Estimation, Design space exploration, Languages to program reconfigurable systems, etc.)

-       Architectures (Fine-grained, coarse-grained, and mixed-grained, Multiprocessor-based reconfigurable platforms, Microprocessors with tightly-coupled reconfigurable hardware, etc.)

-       Applications (High-Performance Systems, Use of reconfigurable computing in embedded systems, robotics, digital signal processing, etc.)

-       Teaching reconfigurable computing

-       Surveys and Future Trends

-       Benchmarks (papers presenting benchmarks publicly available to be used by the reconfigurable computing community are especially welcome)



Authors are invited to submit original work in the following formats:

-       Full papers (8 pages at the maximum): they should include mainly accomplished results;

-       Short papers (4 pages at the maximum): they should be mostly composed of work in progress reports or fresh development;

-       Posters (2 pages at the maximum);

-       One-hour tutorials: Tutorials can be proposed by scholars or company representatives. A proposal of maximum 250 words is expected.


Submissions should be sent as an e-mail attachment in pdf format to:

-       in order to maintain a blind review no information about authors should be included in the papers being submitted

-       the format of the papers should be according to IADIS format rules

-       the email should include the title of the paper being submitted, the names and affiliations of the authors, and should identify if it is a full, short, poster, or tutorial submission.



Each paper will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.


Important Dates

-       Submission deadline: October 15, 2004 October 22, 2004 (extended deadline)

-       Notification to authors: November 19, 2004 November 26, 2004

-       Final Camera-Ready Submission: December 17, 2004 December 27, 2004

-       Early Registration: Before January 10, 2004

-       Late Registration: After January 10, 2005

-       Workshop: February 22-23, 2005



-       The proceedings of the workshop will be published as a book with ISBN and the papers will be included in the CD-ROM of the IADIS International Conference Applied Computing.


Workshop Chair

-       João M. P. Cardoso, University of Algarve, Portugal



Program Committee

-       António Ferrari, University of Aveiro, Portugal

-       Eduardo Marques, USP, Brazil

-       George Constantinides, Imperial College, UK

-       Gordon Brebner, Xilinx, USA

-       Horácio Neto, INESC-ID/IST, Portugal

-       João M. P. Cardoso, University of Algarve, Portugal

-       José Nelson Amaral, University of Alberta, Canada

-       José Sousa, INESC-ID/IST, Portugal

-       Jürgen Becker, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany

-       Marco Platzner, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Switzerland

-       Markus Weinhardt, PACT Informationstechnologie AG, Germany

-       Mihai Budiu, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

-       Milan Vasilko, Bournemouth University, UK

-       Nader Bagherzadeh, University of California, Irvine, USA

-       Pedro Diniz, University of Southern California/ISI, USA

-       Peter Athanas, Virginia Tech., USA

-       Peter Cheung, Imperial College, UK

-       Ranga Vemuri, University of Cincinnati, USA

-       Reiner Hartenstein, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

-       Roger Woods, The Queen's University of Belfast, UK

-       Roman Hermida, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

-       Russell Tessier, University of Massachusetts, USA

-       Serge Vernalde, IMEC vzw, Belgium

-       Stamatis Vassiliadis, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

-       Tim Callahan, SRC Computers, USA

-       Wayne Luk, Imperial College, UK


Workshop Secretariat

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