The First IEEE International Conference on

Field-Programmable Technology (FPT)

Call for Participation

Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
16-18th December, 2002


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, CUHK
The IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Chapter


The Croucher Foundation
The IEEE Hong Kong Section Electron Devices Society
Chung Chi College, CUHK


The IEEE Computer Society
The IEEE Electron Devices Society



Field-programmable technologies, including complex programmable logic devices and systems containing such components, have become an important topic of research for universities, government, and industry worldwide. Field-programmable devices combine the flexibility of software with the performance of hardware. Their regular structure facilitates rapid improvement in density, capability and speed. Field-programmable systems have a wide variety of applications, such as accelerating computations in molecular biology and medical imaging, low-power control and data processing for palm-size computers, and emulating novel electronic products before manufacture; even advanced microprocessors from Intel and ARM have benefited from field-programmable hardware emulators.
The areas of interest of this conference include the following:



The program committee solicits papers describing original research in field-programmable technology, including, but not limited to, the areas of interest indicated above. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format, following the IEEE style ( Full papers should not exceed 8 pages in length, while posters should not exceed 2 pages in length. Submission guidelines and instructions are available from
A limited number of grants will be available to support attendance at the conference. Questions regarding the FPT conference, including the submission procedure and grants, can be sent to:



Submission of papers:

15th July, 2002.

Notification of acceptance:

20th September, 2002.

Final papers & registration due:

18th October, 2002.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order)

Erik Cleage, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Altera Corporation
Michael J. Flynn, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Patrick Lysaght, Director, Xilinx Labs
Tsugio Makimoto, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Corporation
Paul Master, Chief Technical Officer, Quicksilver Technology



Philip Leong (Co-Chair), Chinese University of Hong Kong
Wayne Luk (Co-Chair), Imperial College, UK
S.C. Chan, University of Hong Kong
Chak Chung Cheung, Chinese University of Hong Kong
C.S. Choy, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Anthony Fong, City University of Hong Kong
Ted Kok, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Henry Lau, University of Hong Kong
Kin Hong Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Monk Ping Leong, Cluster Technology
Ivan K.H. Leung, Center for Large Scale Computation
Kai Wing Tse, University of Hong Kong
Yu Liang Wu, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Cedric Yiu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Evangeline F.Y. Young, Chinese University of Hong Kong


ADVISORY BOARD (in alphabetical order)

Anant Agarwal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hideharu Amano, Keio University
Jeffrey Arnold, Adaptive Silicon
Peter Athanas, Virginia Tech
Juergen Becker, Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH)
Don Bouldin, University of Tennessee
Gordon Brebner, University of Edinburgh
Duncan Buell, University of South Carolina
Mike Butts, Cadence Design Systems
Peter Y.K. Cheung, Imperial College
Richard Cliff, Altera
Andre DeHon, California Institute of Technology
Oliver Diessel, University of New South Wales
Apostolos Dollas, Technical University of Crete
Hossam ElGindy, University of New South Wales
Michael Flynn, Stanford University
Masahiro Fujita, University of Tokyo
Manfred Glesner, Darmstadt University of Technology
Yoshiaki Hagiwara, Sony
Reiner Hartenstein, University of Kaiserslautern
Scott Hauck, University of Washington
Jifeng He, United Nations University
Xianlong Hong, Tsinghua University
Brad Hutchings, Brigham Young University
T.T. Hwang, National Tsing Hua University
Craig Jin, University of Sydney
Patrick Kane, Xilinx
Tom Kean, Algotronix
David Kearney, University of South Australia
Fabrice Kordon, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
Paul Lai, Score Concept Semiconductor
Stephen Lai, Solomon Systech
Chen-Yi Lee, National Chiao Tung University and CIC
Miriam Leeser, Northeastern University
Patrick Lysaught, Xilinx
Tsugio Makimoto, Sony
Bill Mangione-Smith, University of California Los Angeles
Oskar Mencer, Bell Laboratories
Paul Metzgen, Altera
George Milne, University of Western Australia
Tulika Mitra, National University of Singapore
Toshiaki Miyazaki, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories
C.H. Ng, SUGA Electronics
Victor Ng, Micom Tech
Christof Paar, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum
Ian Page, Celoxica
Viktor Prasanna, University of Southern California
Michel Renovell, LIRMM
Jonathan Rose, University of Toronto
Martine Schlag, UC Santa Cruz
Mark Shand, Compaq System Research Center
Satnam Singh, Xilinx
Tim Southgate, Altera
Thambipillai Srikanthan, Nanyang Technological University
Yihe Sun, Tsinghua University
Russell Tessier, University of Massachusetts
Lionel Torres, LIRMM
Steve Trimberger, Xilinx
Laurence Turner, University of Calgary
John Villasenor, University of California Los Angeles
Jean Vuillemin, Ecole Normale Superieure
John Watson, Quicksilver
Steve Wilton, University of British Columbia
Weng Fai Wong, National University of Singapore
Roger Woods, Queen's University of Belfast
Hiroto Yasuura, Kyushu University

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