7th Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop (RAW 2000)

1 May 2000, Cancun, Mexico

to be held in conjunction with
International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2000)
14th International Parallel Processing Symposium
and 11th Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing
(Sponsored by IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing)

The 7th Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop (RAW 2000) will be held at Cancun, Mexico on 1 May, 2000. RAW 2000 is associated with the Third Merged Symposium of the 14th International Parallel Processing Symposium and the 11th Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing (IPPS & SPDP). RAW 2000 is one of the major meetings for researchers to present ideas, results, and on-going research on both theoretical and industrial/ practical advances in Reconfigurable Computing.

Main focus of the Workshop:

Run Time Reconfiguration - Foundations, Algorithms, Tools.

Technological advances in the field of fast reconfigurable devices have created new possibilities for the implementation and use of complex systems. Reconfiguration at runtime is one new dimension in computing that blurs the barriers between hardware and software components. Neither the existing processor architectures nor the hardware/software design tools which are available today can fully exploit the possibilities offered by this new computing paradigm. The fast pace of technological development in industry is leaving no time to develop the necessary theoretical foundation that underpins CAD tools, operating systems, and designs. The potential of run time reconfiguration can be achieved through the appropriate combination of knowledge about foundations of dynamic reconfiguration, the various different models of reconfigurable computing, efficient algorithms, and the tools to support the design of run time reconfigurable systems and implementation of efficient algorithms. RAW 2000 is planned to provide the interaction between these diciplines.

Submitting Papers

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of original unpublished research in all areas of reconfigurable computing (devices, systems, algorithms, software tools, and applications). The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
+ Reconfigurable Computing            + Programmable Logic Devices and Systems
  - Models                              - Reconfigurable Systems Architectures 
  - Algorithms and Complexity           - Implementations
  - Fault Tolerance Issues              - Mobile Circuitry
  - Configurable Resource Management    - Adaptable Systems
                                        - Evolvable Hardware

+ Development Tools and Methods       + Applications
  - High-level Development Support      - Mapping of Parallel Algorithms
  - Compilation Techniques              - Signal and Image Processing
  - CAD Tools                           - Wireless and Distributed Systems
                                        - Arithmetic/Geometric/Graph Algorithms
                                        - Support for Virtual Machines
                                        - Industrial Applications & Experiences

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit an electronic version of their work for review to All manuscripts will be reviewed. Submissions may be a summary of the work or a complete manuscript (not to exceed 10 pages of single spaced text, including figures and tables). Submissions should be in Postscript (level 2) format. Authors should make sure that the submission can be viewed using ghostscript and will print on a Postscript printer that uses standard letter size paper (8.5" x 11"). Submissions must be received by October 22, 1999.

The workshop proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as part of their Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, and they will also appear in the CD-ROM version of the IPDPS 2000 Proceedings.

Important Dates

          - Manuscript due October 22, 1999.
          - Deadline extension to October 31, 1999.
          - Notification of acceptance/rejection due December 15, 1999.
          - Final version due January 15, 2000.

Workshop Chair:

Hossam ElGindy, University of New South Wales (Australia)
School of Computer Science and Engineering
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.

Program Chair:

Hartmut Schmeck, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
Institut AIFB
Universitat Karlsruhe
D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany.

Steering Chair:

Viktor K. Prasanna, University of Southern California (USA)

Publicity Chair:

Oliver Diessel, University of South Australia (Australia)
Advanced Computing Research Centre
University of South Australia
Mawson Lakes, SA 5095, Australia.

Program Committee

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