Main Track

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, reconfigurable computing and applications. The conference continues to bring together researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry from around the world. Many of the advances in reconfigurable system architectures, applications, embedded processing, design automation methods and tools have been first published in the proceedings of the FPL conference series.

This year, the 31st edition of FPL will be celebrated Dresden, Germany. The main conference will take place from 1 Sept until 3 Sept, 2021. The workshops and tutorials will be organized on 30 Aug until 31 Aug, 2021.

Contributions within (but not limited to) the following topics related to Field-Programmable Logic and Applications are very welcome:

  • Architectures and Technology
  • Applications and Benchmarks
  • Programming Methods and Tools

Prospective authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers in IEEE double column format. Submitted papers are limited to 6 pages plus references (references must not exceed two pages). This is a strict limit, and papers exceeding this limit will be rejected automatically.

Papers accepted as full papers will appear in the proceedings as 6 pages papers plus up to 2 pages of references. Short papers will have 4 pages plus up to 2 pages of references in the proceedings. Authors of accepted full papers will have the possibility to buy 2 additional pages. Authors of accepted short papers will have the possibility to buy 1 additional page. The conference proceedings will be made available online during the conference. The conference proceedings will be submitted to IEEE Xplore.

The submission instructions can be found [here]. Make sure to check out the submission guidelines for detailed information.

 

Important Dates

Abstract Due March 15th, 2021 
Submission Due March 22nd, 2021 
Rebuttal Period April 28-30, 2021 
Notification of Acceptance May 14th, 2021 
Camera-Ready Submission June 7th, 2021 
All deadlines are at 23:59 anywhere on earth (AoE)
PhD Forum

The FPL 2021 PhD forum is suited for PhD students in the following two ways. First, it is an excellent occasion for PhD students to present their work in progress or preliminary results, and receive early feedback from other researchers in the domain. Secondly, it is a unique opportunity for PhD students, whether fresh or close to completion to give a broad overview of the their work and draw attention to it from both the academic and industrial worlds.

PhD Forum authors are invited to submit 2-page papers using the same format as FPL 2021 regular papers before the deadline of tbd. PhD Forum papers should include clear descriptions of the project’s motivation, objectives, problem definition, addressed solutions, current status, and planned work if applicable. Contributions based on preliminary results or on work in progress are particularly encouraged. Accepted PhD Forum papers will be included in the conference proceedings and presented at a special poster session. Prior to this session, presenters will be offered the opportunity to draw attention to their posters through a short “elevator pitch” (2-minute presentation).

The submission instructions can be found [here]. Make sure to check out the submission guidelines for detailed information.

The deadline for the camera-ready version is tbd, 2021.

Demo Night

The FPL 2021 Demo Night is an excellent opportunity for conference participants to demonstrate and disseminate their work, to increase their visibility, to interact with attendees as well as to impress the FPL community and to make real impact. Demonstrations may include, but are not limited to, academic or commercial experiments, prototypes, tools, platforms, systems, and applications. The event will take place on one of the conference evenings. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served to all attendees.

Demo Night presenters are invited to submit 1-page abstracts using the same format as FPL 2021 regular papers before the deadline of tbd. An additional cover page should contain the following information:

  • Demo title.
  • Names and affiliations of all authors.
  • Description of the main objectives and relevance of the demo to the FPL community
  • Short biographies of demo presenters
  • Any logistical requirements the demonstration may have (e.g. Internet access)

The 1-page abstract should include demo title, names and affiliations of all authors, and an abstract of the demo. The authors of the accepted demos will be asked to prepare a poster for the Demo Night. All demo posters will be published on the FPL 2020 program and website, and the abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.

The submission instructions can be found [here]. Make sure to check out the submission guidelines for detailed information.

The deadline for the camera-ready version is tbd, 2021.