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The 4th International Symposium on Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies (HEART) is a forum to present and discuss the latest research on accelerators including FPGAs and multi/many core technologies for high-performance and power-efficient computing.

Submissions are solicited on a wide variety of topics related to acceleration for high-performance and power-efficient computing, including but not limited to:

  • Architectures and systems:
    • Novel systems/platforms for efficient acceleration based on FPGA, GPU, and other devices
    • Heterogeneous processors/systems for scalable, high-performance, high-reliability and/or low-power computation
    • Reconfigurable/configurable hardware and systems including IP-cores, embedded systems, SoCs and cluster/grid/cloud computing systems for scalable, high-performance and/or low-power processing
    • High-performance custom-computing processors/systems
    • Novel architectures and device technologies that can be applied to efficient acceleration, including many-core architectures, NoC architectures, 3D-stacking technologies and optical devices
  • Software and applications:
    • Novel applications for efficient acceleration systems/platforms, and custom computing
    • Compiler techniques and programming languages for efficient acceleration systems/platforms, including many-core processors, GPUs, FPGAs and other reconfigurable/custom processors
    • Run-time techniques for acceleration, including Just-in-Time compilation and dynamic partial-reconfiguration
    • Performance evaluation and analysis for efficient acceleration
    • High-level synthesis and design methodologies for heterogeneous, reconfigurable and/or custom processors/systems

  • As in previous HEART editions, we plan to publish selected accepted papers at HEART 2013 in post-proceedings ACM SIGARCH Computer Architecture News (CAN), which is also available in ACM Digital Library.

    Prospective authors are invited to submit original and unpublished contributions as 6-page papers to be considered as regular papers or 4-page papers to be considered as poster papers. All contributions must be submitted electronically in PDF format (two columns, US letter size, single-spacing, 10 points for main body text). For double-blind review, manuscripts must NOT identify the authors in any way, so author names, affiliations, e-mail addresses and self-references should be blanked out. Papers that identify authors may be rejected without review. You can submit your contribution(s) by following this easychair submission link.

    Each accepted paper MUST have at least one author with a paid registration for the manuscript to be included and published in the symposium proceedings and ACM SIGARCH CAN post-proceedings. Authors are also expected to attend and present their paper(s) at the symposium.

    The HEART2013 paper template can be download here: HEART2013 template in MS-WordHEART2013 template in Latex.

    Important Dates (all 23:59 GMT)

    • Paper submission:      March  18, 2013        <EXTENDED>
    • Author notification:     April     30,  2013         <EXTENDED>
    • Camera-ready due:      May      03,  2013
    • Symposium Dates:       June     13 - 14, 2013



    +  HEART2014 will be held in
        Sendai, Japan
        9th -11th, June, 2014.    
        WEB page will be available soon

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    +  Selected accepted papers at      
        HEART 2013 will be included in
        post-proceedings of

        Special Issue on ACM SIGARCH
        Computer Architecture News


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