The 21st Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop (RAW 2014) will be held in Phoenix, USA in May 2014. RAW 2014 is associated with the 28th Annual International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2014) and is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society 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Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of original unpublished research in all areas of reconfigurable systems, including architectures, algorithms, applications, software and cross-cutting areas.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, Bioinformatics, 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 tools)


Submission Guidelines:
All manuscripts will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Submissions should be a complete manuscript or, in special cases, may be a summary of relevant work. The manuscript should be not exceed  8 single-spaced, double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5X11 inch pages (IEEE conference style) including references, figures and tables. Papers are to be submitted through EasyChair. Submitted papers should not have appeared in or be under consideration for a different workshop, conference or journal. It is also expected that all accepted papers (regular or poster) will be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.

Publication: 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 and be available in the IEEE Digital Library. Authors of selected "best papers" of RAW 2014 will be invited to submit extended versions of  their work to the ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS).


Important Dates:

Submission deadline

January 20, 2014

Decision notification

February 18, 2014

Camera-Ready papers due

March 14, 2014



Workshop Chairs:

Jürgen Becker, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany      



Ramachandran Vaidyanathan, Louisiana State University, USA                       


Program Chair:

Marco Santambrogio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Program Vice-Chairs:





Architectures & Algorithms:  Jim Tørresen, University of Oslo, Norway


Reconfigurable Systems & Applications: Ron Sass, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA


Software & Tools:  Philip Leong, University of Sydney, Australia




Poster Chair:

Seda Ogrenci Memik, Northwestern University, 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 Chairs:



Lesley Shannon, Simon Fraser University, Canada


Ray Cheung, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Weirong Jiang, Xilinx, USA


Fernanda Kastensmidt, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Su, Brazil


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