Reconfigurable Computing (RC) has made its way into almost any area of computing. After decades of research, it has shown its potential and benefits in many application domains ranging from High Performance Computing (HPC) to embedded systems, from security to signal processing. Yet, there are still many open research questions: What is the optimal architecture for a particular application domain and how can we find it? How can we map applications to RC architectures? How can we model different application domains? What are the consequences of new technologies for RC architectures and tools?

ARC aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners of reconfigurable computing with an emphasis on practical applications of this promising technology. The symposium will have a number of international invited speakers who will share their views on the future of reconfigurable technology.

Topics of Interest

Contributions within (but not limited to) the following topics related to applied reconfigurable computing are very welcome:

Design Methods & Tools
  • High-level Languages & Compilation
  • Simulation & Synthesis
  • Estimation Techniques
  • Design Space Exploration
  • Run Time Systems & Virtualization
  • Security & Cryptography
  • Time Sensitive/Critical Networks
  • Big Data, HPC, Event Processing
  • Embedded Computing & DSP
  • Robotics, Space, Bioinformatics, Automotive
  • Safety & Mission Critical Systems
  • Deep Learning & Neural Networks
Trends (in)
  • Teaching RC
  • Surveys and Future Trends
  • Benchmarks
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Cyberphysical Systems
  • Self-adaptive, evolvable
  • Heterogeneous & Embedded MPSoCs
  • Low-Power Designs
  • Approximate Computing
  • Fine-/Coarse-/Mixed-grained
  • Interconnect (NoCs, …)
  • Resilient & Fault Tolerant
  • Close-to-Sensor & Close-to-Memory computing

Author Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original contributions in English including, but not limited to, the areas of interest mentioned in the CFP. Submissions must be uploaded to EasyChair and identify the format of the contribution as either:

  • Long Papers: (15 pages maximum) should cover mainly completed results (oral presentation)
  • Short Papers: (10 pages maximum) may also treat work-in-progress or report on very recent developments (poster presentation)

Note that these page limits include tables, figures, and references. The format of the paper has to follow the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) formatting style.


Important Dates

  • Extended Paper Submission: 22 February 2021 15 March 2021
  • Tutorial Proposals: 31 March 2021
  • Author Notification: 23 April 2021
  • Camera-ready: 10 May 2021


Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

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