The 16th Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop (RAW 2009) will be held in Rome, Italy in May 2009. RAW 2009 is associated with the 23rd Annual International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2009) and is sponsored by the IEEE Computers 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.

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 2009 aims to provide a forum for creative and productive interaction between all these disciplines.

Topics of Interest

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of original unpublished research in all areas of dynamic and run-time reconfiguration (foundations, algorithms, hardware architectures, devices, systems-on-chip (SoC), technologies, software tools, and applications).

Papers targeting entire applications and systems rather than isolated kernel implementations are especially encouraged. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Models & Architectures

·         Interconnect and Computation Models

·         RTR Models and Systems

·         RTR Hardware Architectures

·         Simulation and Prototyping

·         Bounds and Complexity Issues

·         Heterogeneous Computing Platforms

·         Fault Tolerant Computing

·         High Performance Computing


Algorithms & Applications

·         Algorithmic Techniques

·         Mapping Parallel Algorithms

·         Distributed Systems & Networks

·         Multimedia (Audio, Image and Video) Processing

·         Wireless and Mobile Systems

·         Network Applications

·         Automotive Applications

·         Financial Applications

·         Bioinformatics Applications

·         Biology Inspired Applications

 Design, Technologies & Tools

·         Configurable Systems-on-Chip

·         Energy Efficiency Issues

·         Devices and Circuits

·         Reconfiguration Techniques

·         High Level Design Methods

·         Languages and Compilers for Reconfigurable Computing Systems

·         System Support

·         Adaptive Runtime Support

·         Organic Computing


Submission Guidelines:

Authors should submit and register their paper at

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 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:

Manuscript due:                                                               November 8, 2008

Notification of acceptance:                                              January 15, 2009

Camera-ready Papers Due:                                            February 15, 2009




Workshop Co-Chairs:  Jürgen Becker, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT, Germany (

                                   Philip Leong, Chinese University of Hong Kong      (

Program Co-Chairs:    Ryan Kastner, UC San Diego, USA       (

                                   Koen Bertels, TU Delft, the Netherlands       (

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

·      Jason Anderson, University of Toronto

·      David Andrews, The University of Arkansas

·      Jeff Arnold, Stretch Inc. USA

·      Nader Bagherzadeh,  University of California Irvine

·      Juergen Becker, University of Karlsruhe

·      Pascal Benoit, LIRMMM

·      Mladen Berekovic, Technical University, Braunschweig

·      Neil Bergmann,  University of Queensland

·      Koen Bertels, Delft University of Technology

·      Abbas Bigdeli,  National ICT,  Australia

·      Eli Bozorgzadeh, University of California, Irvine

·      Gordon Brebner, Xilinx, Inc.

·      Philip Brisk, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

·      Fabio Campi, ST Microelectronics

·      Luigi Carro, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande

·      Ricardo Chaves , IST - TULisbon/INESC-ID

·      Deming  Chen, University of Illinois

·      Ying Chen, San Francisco State University

·      Peter Y. K. Cheung, Imperial College London

·      Katherine Compton, University of Wisconsin-Madison

·      Rene Cumplido, INAOE

·      Alba Cristina De Melo, University of Brasil

·      Andre DeHon, University of Pennsylvania, USA

·      Oliver Diessel, University of New South Wales

·      Pedro Diniz, Insituto Superior Tecnico - UTL / INESC-ID

·      Adam Donlin, Xilinx

·      Hatem El-Boghdadi, Cairo University

·      Fabrizio  Ferrandi, Politecnico di Milano

·      Manfred Glesner, TU Darmstadt Germany

·      Steven Guccione, Cmpware, Inc.

·      Masanori Hariyama, Tohoku University

·      Reiner Hartenstein, University of Kaiserslautern

·      Scott Hauck, University of Washington

·      Ulrich Heinkel, Chemnitz University of Technology

·      Andreas Herkersdorf, Technical University of Munich

·      Christian Hochberger, Dresden University of Technology

·      Thomas Hollstein, Darmstadt University of Technology

·      Michael Hubner, University of Karlsruhe

·      Alex Jones, University of Pittsburgh

·      Ryan Kastner, University of California

·      Srinivas Katkoori, University of South Florida

·      David Kearney, University of South Australia

·      Udo Kebschull, University of Heidelberg

·      Andreas Koch, Darmstadt University of Technology

·      Rainer Kress, Infineon Technologies

·      Rudy Lauwereins, IMEC, Leuven

·      Miriam Leeser, Northeastern University

·      Philip Leong, Chinese University of Hong Kong

·      Wayne Luk, Imperial College London UK

·      Patrick Lysaght, Xilinx, USA

·      Liam Marnane, University College, Cork

·      Seda Memik, Northwestern University

·      Martin Middendorf, University of Leipzig

·      Walid Najjar, University of California, Riverside

·      Koji Nakano, Hiroshima University

·      Jingzhao Ou, Xilinx Inc.

·      Ranjani         Parthasarathi, CEG, Anna University

·      Cameron Patterson, Virginia Tech

·      Andy Pimentel, University of Amsterdam

·      Thilo Pionteck, University of Luebeck

·      Joachim Pistorius, Altera Corporation

·      Marco Platzner, University of Paderborn

·      Bernard        Pottier, Lab-STICC, CNRS FRE 3167

·      Dan Poznanovic, Cray Inc.

·      Viktor Prasanna        , University of Southern California

·      Ricardo  Reis, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

·      Marco Santambrogio, Politecnico di Milano

·      Hartmut        Schmeck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

·      Sakir Sezer, Queen's University Belfast

·      Gerard Smit, University of Twente

·      Thilo Streichert, Daimler

·      Juergen Teich, University of Erlangen

·      Russell Tessier, University of Massachusetts

·      Lionel Torres, LIRMM, Montpellier

·      Jerry Trahan, Louisiana State University

·      Pedro Trancoso, University of Cyprus

·      Matthias Traub, Daimler AG

·      Jim Torresen, University of Oslo

·      Frank Vahid, University of California, Riverside

·      Ramachandran Vaidyanathan, Louisiana State University

·      Carlos Valderrama, Faculte Polytechnique de Mons

·      Brian Veale, IBM

·      Ranga Vemuri, University of Cincinnati USA

·      Norbert When, University of Kaiserslautern

·      Grant Wigley, University of South Australia

·      Roger Woods, Queens University Belfast