The 19th Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop (RAW 2012) will be held in Shanghai, China in May 2012. RAW 2012 is associated with the 26th Annual International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2012) and is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Parallel Processing. The workshop is one of the major meetings for researchers to present ideas, results, and on-going research on both theoretical and practical advances in Reconfigurable Computing.

A reconfigurable computing environment is characterized by the ability of underlying hardware architectures or devices to rapidly alter (often on the fly) the functionalities of their components and the interconnection between them to suit the problem at hand. The area has a rich theoretical tradition and wide practical applicability. There are several commercially available reconfigurable platforms (FPGAs and coarse-grained devices) and many modern applications (including embedded systems and HPC) use reconfigurable subsystems. An appropriate mix of theoretical foundations and practical considerations, including algorithms architectures, applications, technologies and tools, is essential to fully exploit the possibilities offered by reconfigurable computing. The Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop aims to provide a forum for creative and productive interaction for researchers and practitioners in the area.

Topics of Interest

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of original unpublished research in all areas of reconfigurable systems, including architectures, algorithms, applications, software and cross-cutting areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Architectures & Algorithms

·                     Theoretical Interconnect  and Computation Models

·                     Algorithmic Techniques and Mapping

·                     Run-Time Reconfiguration Models and Architectures

·                     Emerging Technologies (optical models, 3D Interconnects, devices)

·                     Bounds and Complexity Issues

·                     Analog Arrays

Reconfigurable Systems & Applications

·                     Reconfigurable accelerators (HPC, B, Multicore environments)

·                     Embedded systems and Domain-Specific solutions (Digital Media, Gaming, Automotive applications)

·                     Distributed Systems & Networks

·                     Wireless and Mobile Systems

·                     Emerging applications (Organic Computing, Biology-Inspired Solutions)

·                     Critical issues (Security, Energy efficiency, Fault-Tolerance)

Software & Tools

·                        High-Level Design Methods (Hardware/Software co-design, Compilers)

·                        System Support (Soft processor programming)

·                        Runtime Support

·                        Reconfiguration Techniques (reusable artifacts)

·                        Simulations and Prototyping (performance analysis, verification tool

Submission Guidelines:
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 pdf-format (preferred), or alternatively in Postscript (level 2) format. Click here to submit your paper.

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.

Selected best papers of RAW 2012 will be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS)

Important Dates:     Submission deadline                                         January 5, 2012

                                                Notification of acceptance                                 February 1, 2012

                                                Camera-ready papers due:                                               February 21, 2012



Workshop Chair:  Jürgen Becker, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany,

Program Chair:     Jinian Bian, Tsinghua University, China,

Program Vice-Chairs: Architectures & Algorithms:  Michael Hübner, Ruhr-University of Bochum (RUB), Germany,            

                                          Reconfigurable Systems & Applications:  René Cumplido, INAOE, México,

                                          Software and Tools:  Christophe Bobda, University of Arkansas, USA,

Steering Chair:  Viktor K. Prasanna, University of Southern California, USA     

Steering Committee: Jürgen Becker, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany,

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

                                        Ramachandran Vaidyanathan, Louisiana State University, USA,


Publicity Co-Chairs (Europe, Asia):    Reiner Hartenstein, Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany,

                                                                     Pascal Benoit, LIRMM, Montpellier, France,

                                       (Americas):       Ramachandran. Vaidyanathan, Louisiana State University, USA

                                                                    René Cumplido, INAOE, Puebla, México


Program Committee:

·         Ali  Ahmadinia, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

·         Hedeharu  Amano, Keo University, Japan

·         Jason  Anderson, University of Toronto, Canada

·         Peter  Athanas,             Virginia Tech., USA

·         Khaled  Benkrid, University of Edinburgh, UK

·         Pascal  Benoit, University of Montpellier, France 

·         Neil  Bergmann, University of Queensland, Australia

·         João M. P. Cardoso, University of Porto, Portugal

·         Ray  Cheung, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

·         Martin  Danek, UTIA, Prague

·         Adam Donlin, Xilinx, USA

·         Yong  Dou, National University of Defence Science and Technology, China

·         Reouven  Elbaz, Intel, USA

·         Suhaib  Fahmy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

·         Alberto Garcia Ortiz, University of Bremen, Germany

·         Andrew  Gill, University of Kansas, USA

·         Manfred  Glesner, TU Darmstadt, Germany

·         Guy  Gogniat, South Brittany University, France 

·         Diana  Göhringer, Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany

·         Arnaud  Grasset, Thales Research & Technology,  France 

·         Sylvain  Guilley, Institut TELECOM, France 

·         Yajun  Ha, National University of Singapore, Singapore

·         Jungang  Han, Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

·         Masanori   Hariyama, Tohoku University, Japan

·         Christian  Haubelt, University of Rostock, Germany

·         Weifeng  He, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

·         Ryan  Kastner, University of California, San Diego, USA

·         Krzysztof  Kepa, Nokia, Poland

·         Yana  Krasteva, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

·         Loic  Lagadec, University of Western Brittany, France 

·         Huawei  Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

·         Sikun  Li, Defence Universty of Science and Technology, China

·         Wayne  Luk, Imperial College, UK

·         Yuchun  Ma, Tsinghua University, China

·         Martin  Margala, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA

·         Liam  Marnane, University College Cork, Irelend

·         Fernando  Moraes, PUCRS, Brasil

·         Walid  Najjar, University of California,Riverside, USA

·         Andy  Pimentel, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

·         Marco  Platzner, University of Paderborn, Germany

·         Achim  Rettberg            , University of Oldenburg, Germany

·         Marco  Santambrogio, MIT, USA

·         Ron  Sass, UNC-Charlotte, USA

·         Gerard  Smit, University of Twente, The Netherlands

·         Hayden  So, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

·         Dimitrios  Soudris, University of Athens, Greece

·         Gustavo  Sutter , Madrid Autonomous University, Spain

·         Camel  Tanoughast, Paul Verlaine University – Metz, France

·         Juergen  Teich, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg , Germany

·         Lionel  Torres, University of Montpellier, France 

·         Carlos  Valderrama, University of Mons - Polytech Mons, Belgium

·         Brian  Veale, IBM, USA

·         Theodor  Vierhaus, University of Cottbus, Germany

·         Tanya  Vladimirova, Leicester University, UK

·         Nikos  Voros, Technological Educational Institute of Mesolongi, Greece

·         Xiren  Wang, University of Washinton, USA

·         Lingli  Wang, Fudan University, China

·         Yu  Wang, Tsinghua University, China

·         Qiang  Wu, Hunan University, China

·         Yongxin  Zhu, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China