The 8th International Workshop on

High Performance and Dynamic Reconfigurable Systems and Networks

(DRSN 2018)


As part of

The 16th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018) or

July 16 – 20, 2018

Orléans, France

Paper Submission Deadline: April 22, 2018 - Final Extension

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters

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Reconfigurable Systems (RS) and Networks on Chips (NoC) are increasingly finding use in applications that require high-performance computing (HPC), power-efficiency, or both. Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are seeing adoption in mainstream for both big-data and big-compute applications. The use of NoCs - as opposed to conventional bus-based communication architectures - is already established in a variety of architectures.

While there is considerable maturity in the area of NoC and RS architectures, there is that familiar gap between the capability of such architectures, and the capability of programmers, compilers, and runtime systems to efficiently exploit the performance and efficiency dividends these architectures promise.

More specifically, the challenges -- and the corresponding opportunity for innovation -- can be broken down into four broad categories: programming, compilers, run-time infrastructures, and the architectures themselves. Wider adoption, especially of reconfigurable systems, is contingent on a synergetic development and maturity across these areas. Lack of such a synergy has been a major hurdle to RS and specifically FPGAs becoming more mainstream, but there are very strong indicators in the academia and the industry that this is changing. High Performance Reconfigurable Computing (HPRC) is specially getting widespread interest.

The International Workshop on High Performance and Dynamic Reconfigurable Systems and Networks (DRSN 2018) is intended to serve as a forum and bring together researchers and engineers in both academia and industry to exchange ideas, share experiences, and report original works about all aspects of reconfigurable systems and NoCs in high-performance and/or power-efficient systems. The challenges to wider adoption of these technologies, arising out of programming environments, compilers, and runtime systems are of special interest to this workshop, along with innovations at the architectural level.

The DRNS Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Heterogeneous High Performance Computing (HHPC) and High performance Reconfigurable Computing (HPRC) Applications

      • HPC applications on multi/many-core CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs

    • HHPC and HPRC for Scientific Applications

    • HHPC and HPRC for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

    • HHPC and HPRC for Big-Data Applications

    • FPGAs for Edge Computing and Bump-in-the-Wire

  • Tools, Languages, Frameworks, Benchmarks, and DSE

      • Compilation, Programming Languages, and Domain-Specific Languages for HHPC and HPRC

    • Tools, Frameworks, Design-flows for HHPC and HPRC

    • Virtual Machines, Middleware, Run-time and Operating Systems for HHPC and HPRC

    • Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) for HHPC and HPRC

    • High-level and Pure Software Programming for Reconfigurable Computing Devices

    • Design Space Exploration (DSE) of Reconfigurable and/or NoC-based systems

    • Self-reconfiguration and self-optimization for HPC

  • Benchmarks and Evaluations

      • Benchmarks: Compute performance and/or power and cost efficiency for cloud/HPC with reconfigurable architectures using FPGAs

    • Area, energy, and performance evaluation

    • Comparative analysis of heterogeneous devices and frameworks for HPC

  • Networks and NoCs

      • Novel NoC Architectures for high-performance systems

    • Systems software support for advanced NoC-based systems

    • NoC-aware compilation and runtime systems

    • Mapping and scheduling for NoC-based systems

    • Case studies and FPGA-based implementation of reconfigurable systems and NoC-based systems

  • Others

      • Reliability, scalability, availability, and fault tolerance

    • Reconfigurable computing education


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to dynamic reconfigurable systems and networks. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere until it appears in HPCS proceedings, in the case of acceptance, or notified otherwise. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the Workshop paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Conference Policies

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, language, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2018 conference to present the paper at the Workshop as scheduled. By submitting the paper to the HPCS conference, all authors agree to abide by all HPCS conference paper submission, publication and presentation policies as well as following ethical and professional codes of conduct, including those of the professional co-sponsoring organizations. For more information, please refer to the Authors Info and Registration Info pages.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2018 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.


Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a reputable journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the Workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- 22 April 2018 - Final Extension

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- 01 May 2018

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- 15 May 2018

Conference Dates: -------------------------------------------- July 16 – 20, 2018+

(+workshop will be on one of these dates)


Syed Waqar Nabi

School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 405, Glasgow G12 8QQ, U.K.

Phone: +44 141 330 2074

Fax: +44



Nasibeh Nasiri

Intel Corporation

101 Innovation Dr., San Jose, California, USA

Phone: +1 408 544-8664

Fax: +1 408


Gilberto Ochoa-Ruiz

Department of Computer Science

Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG), Mexico

Phone: +52 1 33 3648 8824 ext 2444

Fax: +52


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2018 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2018 Proceedings.

  • Hideharu Amano, Keio University, Japan

  • El-Bay Bourennanne, Université de Bourgogne, France

  • David Castells-Rufas, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

  • Sairahul Chalamalasetti, Hewlett Packard, California, USA

  • Rene Cumplido, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE), Puebla, Mexico

  • Masoud Daneshtalab, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

  • Diana Göhringer, TU Dresden, Germany

  • Ann Gordon-Ross, University of Florida, Florida, USA

  • Martin Herbordt, Boston University, Massachusetts, USA

  • Michael Huebner, Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum, Germany

  • Miriam Leeser, Northeastern University, Massachusetts, USA

  • Martin Margala, University of Massachusetts – Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

  • Stephen Neuendorffer, Xilinx Inc., California, USA

  • Jari Nurmi, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

  • Andres Ortero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

  • Kyprianos Papadimitriou, TEI of Crete, Greece

  • Muhammad Adeel Pasha, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan

  • Hiren Patel, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • Sebastien Pillement, Université de Nantes, France

  • Thilo Pionteck, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany

  • Hassan Rabah, Université de Lorraine, France

  • Oren Segal, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

  • Rahul R. Sharma, Intel Corporation, Oregon, USA

  • Aaron Smith, Microsoft Research, Washington, USA

  • Dirk Stroobandt, Ghent University, Belgium

  • Zain Ul-Abdin, Halmstad University, Sweden

  • Andres Upegui, École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale, Switzerland

  • Wim Vanderbauwhede, University of Glasgow, U.K.

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.