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ASAP 2010 — 21st research International Conference on
Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors

July 7-9, 2010 Rennes, France
he 21st research International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors. This year’s event takes place in Rennes, capital of Brittany in France.
The history of the event traces back to the International Workshop on Systolic Arrays, organized in 1986 in Oxford, UK. It later developed into the International Conference on Application Specific Array Processors. With its current title, it was organized for the first time in Chicago, USA in 1996. Since then it has alternated between Europe and North-America.
The conference will cover the theory and practice of application-specific systems, architectures and processors. Areas for application-specific computing are many and varied. Some sample application areas include information systems, signal and image processing, multimedia systems, communication, high-speed networks, sensor networks, compression, graphics, cryptography, and many areas of computational science. Aspects of application-specific computing that are of interest include, but are not limited to:
Application-specific systems: network computing, special-purpose systems, performance evaluation, design languages, compilers, operating systems, nanocomputing systems and applications, hardware/software integration and rapid prototyping.
Application-specific architectures: special-purpose designs, design methodology, CAD tools, fault tolerance, specifications and interfaces, networks-on-a-chip, hardware/software co-design, processor arrays, SoC, superscalar, multithreaded, VLIW and EPIC architectures.
Application-specific processors: digital signal processing, computer arithmetic, reconfigurable/custom computing, implementation methodologies, new technologies, fine-grain parallelism, FPGAs,low-power designs and asynchronous hardware.
We especially encourage submissions in the following areas:
Bioinformatics and computational biology — life sciences present a host of interesting problems that can benefit from application-specific solutions.
Architecturally diverse systems — systems that use varied computing resources such as FPGAs, GPUs, Cell processors, etc.
Tools and Compilations Methods for Reconfigurable Computing.
The conference venue in 2010 is Rennes in France, which is only one hour from the sea-side and the Mont Saint-Michel, one of the seven world marvel.
Submission Guidelines
All submissions should be anonymous. Submissions which identify the authors or affiliations will not be considered. Only original research contributions will be considered. Submissions which substantially duplicate work that any of the authors have published elsewhere, or have submitted in parallel to any other conferences or workshops that have proceedings, will be rejected.
Authors should prepare a PDF version of their paper. Papers must be in English and with standard length of 8 pages, double column, in research conference format (US Letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches) including text, figures and references. Detailed formatting instructions can be found here.
Submission is due on Feb 12, 2010. The submission website is here.
Presentation Guidelines
Each regular talk lasts 20 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of Q & A. The conference room is equipped with a notebook computer and a computer projector. Please prepare your slides in Powerpoint (preferred) or PDF format, and give the file to your session chair before your session starts. Due to limited height of the room, please avoid putting important information in the bottom quarter of your slides.
Posters should be 30″x40″ in size.