Call for Papers: FPGA 2016

Twenty-Fourth ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays

February 21-23, 2016
Monterey Marriott Hotel, Monterey, California 93940, USA

Submission Deadline: September 21, 2015 EXTENDED TO September 28, 2015

The ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA 2016) is the premier conference for presentation of advances in FPGA technology.  Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and available in the ACM Digital Library.

Types of Submissions Sought

1. Research Papers

As usual, we solicit research papers related to the following areas:

Research submissions may be either:

2. Tutorial Papers

For the second year, the conference will devote Sunday to sessions oriented toward users of FPGAs. For these sessions, we solicit tutorial papers describing effective design techniques and design flows. The ideal submission will enable beginning researchers to enter the area, current researchers to broaden their scope, and practitioners to gain new and applicable skills.  Tutorial submissions need not present novel research results, but should integrate expert practical and/or research knowledge related to FPGAs for a broader audience. This may include:

Tutorial submissions should be at least 4 and at most 10 pages. Accepted submissions will be published in the proceedings and allocated a presentation time of up to one hour, appropriate to the content.

3. Panel Discussion Proposals

We also solicit proposals for the panel discussion at the conference banquet. The submission should outline the topic, questions to be addressed, and suggested speakers.

Submission Process

Submissions of all types should be made in the form of an English language PDF file, on-line at Papers should use one of the ACM format templates posted at Submissions must be received by September 21, 2015 (EXTENDED TO:) September 28, 2015 at 11:59 PM (in any time zone).


Submitted papers will be considered for acceptance as a full or short research paper, tutorial paper, or poster. Papers submitted in one category may be accepted in a different category if appropriate.


The FPGA Symposium 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 Program Chair, 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. 

Important dates:

Submissions due:  September 21, 2015 (EXTENDED TO:) September 28, 2015
Notification of acceptance:  Mid-November, 2015
Camera-ready copy of accepted papers due:  Early December, 2015

Contact Information

For questions about the submission process or technical program:

               Jonathan Greene, Program Chair FPGA 2016
Microsemi Corp.
3850 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134 USA

For general questions about the conference:

               Deming Chen, General Chair FPGA 2016
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA

Organizing Committee