Program Timetable

Day1 Thursday 13th June



08:50 - 09:00


09:00 - 10:00

Keynote lecture 1  

Highly Efficient Designs: Art, Magic or Engineering?
    by Ken Chapman

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 12:10

Session 1: Best paper candidates

(1) Accelerating Sequential Monte Carlo Method for Real-time Air Traffic Management
      Thomas C.P. Chau, James Stanley Targett, Marlon Wijeyasinghe, Wayne Luk, Peter Y.K. Cheung, Benjamin Cope, Alison Eele and Jan Maciejowski

(2) NCBI BLASTP on the Convey HC1EX
      Atabak Mahram and Martin Herbordt

(3) Efficient Custom Computing of Fully-Streamed Lattice Boltzmann Method on Tightly-Coupled FPGA Cluster
      Kentaro Sano, Yoshiaki Kono, Hayato Suzuki, Ryotaro Chiba, Ryo Ito,
Tomohiro Ueno, Kyo Koizumi and Satoru Yamamoto

(4) A Hybrid CPU-FPGA System for High Throughput (10Gb/s) Streaming Document Classification
      Wim Vanderbauwhede, Anton Frolov, Sai Rahul Chalamalasetti and Martin Margala

12:10 - 14:00

Session 2: Solarflare Luncheon Session

In this session, Solarflare will give a presentation on their University Program, followed by Q&A and one-to-one discussions.

14:00 - 14:50

Session 3: Applications

(5) Customisable Pipelined Engine for Intensity Evaluation in Multivariate Hawkes Point Processes
      Ce Guo, Wayne Luk, Ekaterina Vinkovskaya and Rama Cont

  (6) Accelerating Finite Difference Time Domain Simulations with Reconfigurable Dataflow Computers
      Heiner Giefers, Christian Plessl and Jens Förstner

14:50 - 16:20

Session 4: Poster Presentation

 (P1) Deadlock-Free Routing Strategy for Stacking 3-D NoCs with Different Topologies

          Daisuke Sasaki, Hiroki Matsutani, Michihiro Koibuchi and Hideharu Amano

 (P2) An Energy Effective SIMD Accelerator for Visual Pattern Matching

           Calin Bira, Liviu Gugu, Radu Hobincu, Valeriu Codreanu, Lucian Petrica and Sorin Cotofana

 (P3) A 7-depth search FPGA Connect6 Solver

           Retsu Moriwaki, Takashi Yoza, Yuki Kamikubo, Yuki Torigai, Akira Tanigawa, Takayuki Kubota, Hiroyuki Ito, Yuya Shirahashi and Minoru Watanabe

 (P4) High Performance Gapped BLAST with the Two-hit Method Implementation on FPGA

           Mohd Nazrin Md Isa, Khaled Benkrid and Thomas Clayton

 (P5) Cache-aware Parallel Programming for Manycore Processors

           Ashkan Tousimojarad and Wim Vanderbauwhede

 (P6) Intensity and Distance Thresholding in Hardware to Enable Flexible Blob Detection for a Vision System with Limited Bandwidth

           Peter Samarin, Timur Saitov, Rainer Herpers and Kenneth Kent

16:20 - 17:10

Session 5: High-level-language reconfigurable systems

 (7) A reconfigurable Java accelerator with software compatibility for embedded systems
      Yuki Ogawa, Masahiro Iida, Motoki Amagasaki, Morihiro Kuga and Toshinori Sueyoshi

 (8) Reconfigurable and Hardwired ORB Engine by Java-to-HDL Synthesizer for Realtime Application
      Takeshi Ohkawa, Daichi Uetake, Takashi Yokota, Kanemitsu Ootsu and Takanobu Baba


Banquet at City Chambers (253 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ)

City Chambers is a fantastic historic building founded in 1761 and now used as the home of the City of Edinburgh Council, in Scotland.

All registered attendees are welcome to join this banquet; costs have been included in the registration fee.


Day2 Friday 14th June



09:00 - 10:00

Keynote lecture 2

Execution time should be as short as possible, but not shorter
    by Dr. David Broman

10:00 - 11:30

Session 6: Poster Presentation

(P7) Granularity Problem of Runtime Reconfigurable Design Flows

          Dominik Meyer and Bernd Klauer

(P8) A Fast Runtime Visualization Framework for Efficient Development of Scientific Applications on CUDA

          Kota Aoki, Keisuke Dohi, Yuichiro Shibata and Kiyoshi Oguri

(P9) Low Memory Logarithmic Converter

          Syed Ahmed, Srinivas M.B, Pavan Sastry and Sreehari V. A

(P10) High Accuracy CMASOTB/LPT-3: The first prototype chip of Cool Mega Array on Silicon On Thin BOX

           Hongliang Su, Weihan Wang, Kuniaki Kitamori and Hideharu Amano

(P11) A dependability-increasing demonstration for a 16-configuration context optically reconfigurable gate array

            Akira Tanigawa and Minoru Watanabe

(P12) Chebyshev Polynomial Smoother in Multiple GPU-based AMG Method

            Yuki Araya, Akihiro Fujii and Teruo Tanaka

11:30 - 12:20

Session 7: Numeric operation

(9)  Fixed-Point Trigonometric Functions on FPGAs
       Florent De Dinechin, Matei Istoan and Guillaume Sergent

(10) Performance Evaluation of 3-D Stacked 32-bit Parallel Multipliers
       Jubee Tada

12:20 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:50

Session 8: Architecture

 (11) The Ultrasmall Soft Processor
       Yuichiro Tanaka, Shimpei Sato and Kenji Kise

 (12) Customisable Architectures for the Set Covering Problem
       Liucheng Guo, David Thomas and Wayne Luk

14:50 - 15:20

Coffee/Tea Break

15:20 - 16:10

Session 9: Reconfigurable SoCs

(13) Blueshell: A Platform for Rapid Prototyping of Multiprocessor NoCs and Accelerators
       Gary Plumbridge, Jack Whitham and Neil Audsley

(14) A Run-time Reconfigurable System for Adaptive High Performance Efficient Computing
       Chuan Hong, Khaled Benkrid, Nazrin Isa and Xabier Iturbe

16:10 - 16:40

Closing & Award Ceremony



- Each regular paper has a 20-minutes full-time speech and a 5-minute discussion.

- Each poster paper has a 5-minute short-time speech and 1-hour poster presentation.

- The best paper award will be judged by HEART2013 Program Committee in the session of the best paper candidates

- The best poster award is selected from all presentations.

- HEART2013 award ceremony will be held in the closing talk.

- The no‐show regular paper will not be invited to ACM CAN.

- The size of the poster could be as large as A0 (1189 x 841 mm), portrait orientation.

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Banquet at City Chambers

A banquet will be held on:
13th June 19:00pm--22:30pm (the first day of the conference)
at City Chambers, 253 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ
City Chambers is a fantastic historic building founded in 1761 and now used as the home of the City of Edinburgh Council, in Scotland.
All registered attendees are welcome to join this banquet, costs have been included in the registration fee.
We suggest all attendees arrive at 19:00pm, as the dinner will start at 19:30pm.
More details about this building can be found at City Chamber Wikipedia..

Map of City Chambers:

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One-day tour to Loch Ness

A one-day tour will be available on:
15th June 08:00am--20:30pm (the third day of the conference)
departure from High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh 
The tour cost about £50 depending on the number of delegates, a private bus will be booked only for our conference. The tour is optional and the price NOT included in the registration fee.
The tour invites you to mysterious Loch Ness, with an option to visit Urquhart Castle and take a boat cruise on this legendary stretch of water. It covers a variety of sites including Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Fort William, and Spean Bridge. More information can be found here.

Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands, which is best known for its mysterious monster "Nessie". The Nessie is the most controversial creature in the world, and a number of news and pictures have been reported.  More details about this loch and the monster can be found at Loch Ness Wikipedia and Loch Ness Monster .

Departure place:

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