Call for Papers

FPL 2019 – 29th International Conference on

Field-Programmable Logic and Applications

September 9th-13th, 2019

Main Conference: Sep. 9th-11th, Workshops and Tutorials: Sep. 12th-13th

Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Barcelona, Spain

Welcome to the 2019 Edition of FPL!!  Welcome to Barcelona!!


The International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications is the premier conference covering the area of field-programmable logic architectures, reconfigurable computing and applications. The conference continues to bring together researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry and from around the world, to discuss about topics related to those areas. During the past 28 years, many of the advances in reconfigurable system architectures, applications, embedded processing, design automation methods and tools have been first published in the proceedings of the FPL conference series.

The 29th edition will be held in the premises of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, also hosting the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). The event will take place at the UPC Vertex Building on the North Campus of the University (Dulcet Street, no. 1, Barcelona).

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers in IEEE double column format. Submitted papers must be limited to 6 pages plus references (i.e. the references do not count in the 6 pages; and references must not exceed two pages). This is a strict limit, and papers exceeding this limit will be rejected automatically.

Papers accepted as full papers will appear in the proceedings as 6 pages papers plus up to 2 pages of references. Short papers (posters) will have 4 pages plus up to 2 pages of references in the proceedings. Extended abstracts for PhD Forum and Demo Night contributions will appear with 2 pages (strict, including references) in the proceedings. Authors of accepted full papers and short papers (posters) will have the possibility to buy 2 additional pages. The conference proceedings will me made available online during the conference. The conference proceedings will be published with IEEE Xplore.

Authors are required to use the standard IEEE templates in format A4 and not to include page numbers, to ensure compatibility with IEEE Xplore. Templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word 2003 are available directly from IEEE (link). All contributions must be submitted electronically in PDF format. FPL 2019 uses a double-blind reviewing system. Manuscripts must not identify authors or their affiliations; those that do will not be considered. Exceptions may be allowed with prior approval of the Programme Chairs, in cases where the authors’ identity is vital to evaluating the paper (e.g., papers presenting updates of infrastructure used by the FPGA community). References to the authors’ prior work should be made in the 3rd person, in the same way one would reference work by others. If necessary to maintain anonymity, citations may be shown as “Removed for blind review”, but consider that this may impede a thorough review if the removed citation is crucial to understanding the submission.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue in ACM TRETS. The PhD forum is intended as a venue for PhD students to present their work in progress and preliminary results in a special poster session to receive feedback from other researchers.

Additionally, FPL 2019 will include two days of workshops and tutorials (Sep. 12 and 13), poster session, and the PhD Forum and Demo Night. Further details will be published soon.


Contributions within (but not limited to) the following topics related to Field-Programmable Logic and Applications are very welcome:

  •    • Architectures and Technology

  •    • Applications and Benchmarks

  •    • Programming models and languages

  •    • System software and environment support

  •    • Design Methods and Tools

  •    • Accelerated Machine Learning

  •    • Surveys, Trends, and Education

Important Dates

  •    • Abstract submission deadline (EXTENDED, FINAL): March 22nd, 2019 (AOE)

  •    • Paper submission deadline (EXTENDED, FINAL): March 29th, 2019 (AOE)

  •    • Author rebuttal period: April 29th to May 3rd (AOE)

  •    • Notification of acceptance: May 20th, 2019

  •    • Deadline for final version: June 20th, 2019


Program Committee Co-Chairs:

   - Carlos Álvarez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Barcelona Supercomputing Center

   - Ioannis Sourdis, Chalmers University of Technology

   - Christos-Savvas Bouganis, Imperial College London

General Chair:

   - Xavier Martorell, Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya