Call For Papers

The 9th Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop
(RAW 2002)

The 9th Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop (RAW 2002) will be held at the Marriot Marina, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on April 15, 2002.  RAW 2002 is associated with the 16th Annual International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2002) and is sponsored by the IEEE  Computers Society's Technical Committee on Parallel Processing. RAW 2002 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

Reconfiguration of circuitry at runtime, also called run-time reconfiguration (RTR), is a new dimension in computing that blurs traditional boundaries between hardware and software components.  As a consequence, neither the systems architectures nor the hardware/software design methodologies and tools that are available today can fully reveal or exploit the possibilities created by this new computing paradigm. Algorithms and systems designers alike are challenged to harness the potential of innovative devices for the design and application of effective reconfiguration strategies.  This goal requires design tools based on robust, formal descriptions of the concepts underlying reconfiguration in order to gain independence from the frequently changing properties of commercially available devices.  An appropriate combination of knowledge about the foundations of dynamic reconfiguration, the various models of reconfigurable computing, efficient algorithms, and the tools to support the design and implementation of run-time reconfigurable systems is required.  RAW 2002 aims to provide a forum for creative and productive interaction between these disciplines.

Topics of Interest:

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of original unpublished research in all areas of run-time reconfiguration (foundations, devices, systems, algorithms, software tools, and applications). The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Reconfigurable Computing
  • Models (R-Mesh, Optical models, etc.)
  • RTR architectures
  • Algorithmic techniques
  • Bounds and complexity issues
  • Mapping parallel algorithms
  • Fault tolerance
  • Configurable resource management
Systems & Applications
  • Devices and reconfiguration techniques
  • Dynamic instruction set architectures
  • Adaptive and evolvable hardware
  • Wireless and distributed systems
  • Mobile circuitry
  • Systems support
  • High level design methods
  • Compilation techniques
  • Virtual machine support
  • Methodologies and tools

Submission Guidelines:

Authors should submit an electronic version of their work for review to Oliver Diessel, University of New South Wales, Australia, (

All manuscripts will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Submissions should be a complete manuscript (not to exceed 8 pages of single spaced text, including figures and tables) or, in special cases, may be a summary of relevant work. 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 November 2, 2001.

IEEE CS Press will publish the IPDPS symposium and workshop abstracts as a printed volume. The complete symposium and workshop proceedings will also be published by IEEE CS Press as a CD-ROM disk.

Important Dates:


Workshop Chair:    Gordon Brebner, University of Edinburgh (UK)
Steering Chair:       Viktor K. Prasanna, University of Southern California (USA)
Program Chair:      Oliver Diessel, University of New South Wales (Australia)
Publicity Chair:      Ramachandran Vaidyanathan, Louisiana State University (USA)

Program Committee: