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The ASAP 2015 conference will cover the theory and practice of application-specific systems, architectures and processors. The 2015 conference will build upon traditional strengths in areas such as computer arithmetic, cryptography, compression, signal and image processing, network processing, reconfigurable computing, and all types of hardware accelerators. We especially encourage submissions in the following areas:

  • Big data analytics: extracting and correlating information from large-scale semi-structured and unstructured data using application-specific systems.
  • Scientific computing: architectures and algorithms that address scientific applications requiring significant computing power and design customization (bioinformatics, climate modeling, astrophysics, seismology, etc.).
  • Industrial computing: systems and architectures for providing high- throughput or low latency in various industrial computing applications.
  • System security: cryptographic hardware architectures, security processors, countermeasures against side-channel attacks, and secure cloud computing.
  • Heterogeneous systems: applications and platforms that exploit heterogeneous computing resources, including FPGAs, GPUs, or CGRAs.
  • Design space exploration: methods for customizing and tuning application- specific architectures to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Platform-specific architectures: novel architectures for exploiting specific compute domains such as smartphones, tablets, and data centers, particularly in the context of energy efficiency.

Guidelines for Submissions:

ASAP 2015 will accept 8-page full papers for oral presentations, 4-page short papers for short oral or poster presentations, with a single-blind review process.

Submissions to ASAP 2015 must use the double-column IEEE conference proceedings format. The only accepted file format is PDF. An online submission page will be made available on the ASAP 2015 website and will include detailed guidelines and links to formatting templates.

Important Dates:

Abstract Due
February 27, 2015 23:59 EST March 9, 2015 23:59 EST

Paper Due
March 6, 2015 23:59 EST March 16, 2015 23:59 EST March 20, 2015 23:59 EST (FINAL deadline)

Notification of Acceptance
May 15, 2015

July 27-29, 2015

Organizing Committee

General chair
Jason Anderson, University of Toronto

Program chairs
Deshanand Singh, Altera
Hayden So, University of Hong Kong

Web chair
Hiren Patel, University of Waterloo

Publicity chair
Vaughn Betz, University of Toronto

Publication chair
Yuko Hara-Azumi, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Finance chair
Warren Gross, McGill University

Industry chair
Soojung Ryu, Samsung Electronics
Qiang Wang, Huawei USA