The 14th Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop (RAW 2007) will be held in March 26 - 27, 2007. RAW 2007 is associated with the 21th Annual International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2007) and is sponsored by the IEEE Computers Society's Technical Committee on Parallel Processing. RAW 2007 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.

Main Focus of the Workshop:

Run-Time Reconfiguration & Adaptive Computing: Architectures, Algorithms, Technologies

Run-Time and Dynamic Reconfiguration are characterized by the ability of underlying hardware architectures or devices to rapidly alter (on the fly) the functionalities of its components and the interconnection between them to suit the problem. Key to this ability is reconfiguration handling and speed. Though theoretical models and algorithms for them have established reconfiguration as a very powerful computing paradigm, practical considerations make these models difficult to realize. On the other hand, commercially available devices (such as FPGAs and new coarse/multi-grain devices) appear to have more room for exploiting run-time reconfiguration (RTR). An appropriate mix of the theoretical foundations of dynamic reconfiguration, and practical considerations, including architectures, technologies and tools supporting RTR is essential to fully reveal and exploit the possibilities created by this powerful computing paradigm. RAW 2007 aims to provide a forum for creative and productive interaction between all these disciplines.

Special Focus: Coarse Grain Reconfiguration

RAW 2007 wants to emphasize the importance of coarse grain reconfiguration, including architectures, models, applications, algorithms and tools. We strongly encourage researchers to submit novel results in these areas. Accepted papers will be presented in special sessions.

Topics of Interest:

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of original unpublished research in all areas of dynamic and run­time reconfiguration (foundations, algorithms, hardware architectures, devices, systems-on-chip (SoC), technologies, software tools, and applications). The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Models & Architectures
  • Theoretical Interconnect & Computational        Models
  • RTR Models and Systems 
  • RTR Hardware Architectures 
  • Optical Interconnect Models 
  • Simulation and Prototyping 
  • Bounds and Complexity Issues 
  • Algorithms & Applications
  • Algorithmic Techniques 
  • Mapping Parallel Algorithms 
  • Distributed Systems & Networks 
  • Fault Tolerance Issues 
  • Wireless and Mobile Systems 
  • Automotive Applications 
  • Infortainment & Multimedia 
  • Biology Inspired Applications 
  • Technologies & Tools
  • Configurable Systems-on-Chip 
  • Energy Efficiency Issues 
  • Devices and Circuits 
  • Reconfiguration Techniques 
  • High Level Design Methods 
  • System support 
  • Adaptive Runtime Systems 
  • Organic Computing 


    Submission Guidelines:

    Authors should submit and register their paper by September 25, 2006 through the web interface at (The web interface will be available after September 1, 2006.)

    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. Authors should make sure that the submission can be viewed using ghostscript and will print on standard letter size paper (8.5" x 11"). 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:

    Organization :

    Workshop Chair:                         Serge Vernalde, IMEC, Belgium
    Program Chair:                             Juergen Becker, Universitat Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
    Steering Chair:                             Viktor K. Prasanna, University of Southern California, USA
    Publicity Chair (USA):                 Ramachandran Vaidyanathan, Louisiana State University, USA
    Publicity Chair (Europe, Asia):  Reiner Hartenstein, Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany

    Program Committee (to be confirmed):