The 20th International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays opens today in Monterey, California. As part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration, the ACM/SIGDA Technical Committee on FPGAs and Reconfigurable Computing has identified the 25 most significant papers from the first 20 years of the conference and is releasing that list today: CLICK HERE
These papers have impacted industry, described key building blocks in wide use throughout industry and academia, opened areas of research, resolved serious problems, illuminated difficult issues, and illustrated innovative ways to use FPGAs.
They span all areas of concern by the FPGA practitioners including architecture, design automation, circuits and technology, applications and reconfigurable computing. These papers capture a significant slice of the history of FPGA research and practice, and continue to deliver insights today. They represent "must read" background for research in the field.
Along with each original paper, this volume includes a one-page endorsement written by an expert in the field that captures the historical context in which the paper was written and offers a retrospective view on its significance.
The papers were selected by a year-long process that started with nominations from the entire FPGA community. Nominated papers were reviewed by a panel of experts drawn from past chairs of the FPGA Symposium. Reviewed papers were then ranked against one another by the panel and the final twenty-five papers were chosen by consensus of the experts. These twenty-five papers represent about five percent of the total papers that have appeared in the FPGA Symposium.
A hardcopy volume that includes the endorsements and the complete set of original papers is available from the ACM (ACM Order Department, PO Box 30777, New York, NY 10087-0777, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information, contact André DeHon (email@example.com) 215-605-5791 or Steve Trimberger (firstname.lastname@example.org) 408-879-5061.
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