Tsukuba Ibaraki, Japan ( Hybrid Conference ) June 9-10, 2022

Call for Papers (First CFPs)

HEART 2022
12th International Symposium on
Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies

Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan (Hybrid Conference) June 9-10, 2022

The International Symposium on Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies (HEART) is a forum to present and discuss new research on all aspects of accelerator technologies that improves power- or energy-efficiency of computing systems.

New in 2022: Special Session on Efficiency-Driven Computing

To advance the frontier in power- and energy-efficient computing, HEART 2022 will organize a special session dedicated to works that can quantitatively demonstrate software, hardware and/or architectural techniques that improve the efficiency of computer systems by meeting the following criteria: Given a baseline system B and an accelerated system A, let perf_A, eff_A, perf_B, eff_B be the performance (higher is better) and power- or energy-efficiency of A and B respectively, then this special session seeks submissions that demonstrate:

eff_A > eff_B; and
perf_A >= perf_B x 0.8

Criteria 1 specifies that the overarching evaluation criteria for this special session is efficiency improvement. In addition, Criteria 2 specifies that while achieving speed up is usually a desirable feature for an accelerated system, for the purpose of this special session, if the authors can demonstrate efficiency improvement in the resulting system A, then A may be up to 20% slower than B as a tradeoff.

Submission to this special session includes 2 parts:

  1. An 8-page technical paper describing research contributions.

  2. A 1-page summary describing quantitatively the measured power and performance of the target system.

See the conference website for more details. Submissions to the special session are single-blinded. Papers submitted to this special session will undergo a peer-review process to evaluate their technical contributions, which must contain at least 30% beyond previously published work. An award will be given to the submission that demonstrates the most increase in efficiency in this session.

HEART 2022

The International Symposium on Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies (HEART) is a forum to present and discuss new research on all aspects of accelerator technologies that improves power- or energy-efficiency of computing systems.

Main Research Track

Following its tradition, HEART 2022 will continue to focus on high efficiency as a cross-cutting issue and seeks contributions for the main research track in, but not limited to, the following areas:

Architectures for Efficient Acceleration

  • Novel systems/platforms based on FPGA, GPU, and other devices

  • Heterogeneous processor architectures and systems for high-performance and/or low-power

  • Domain-specific architectures

Design Methods and Tools for Efficient Acceleration

  • Programming paradigms, languages, and frameworks

  • High-level synthesis and compilers

  • Runtime methodologies for heterogeneous systems

  • Performance evaluation and analysis

Applications and Systems

  • Application examples that benefit from efficient acceleration to a great extent

  • Complete systems demonstrating increased energy efficiency and/or performance

  • Comparisons between accelerator technologies

Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions as 6-page papers to be considered as regular papers or 4-page papers to be considered as poster papers. Since a double-blind review process will be used, authors should not identify themselves, so author names, affiliations, e-mail addresses and self-references should be blanked out. Papers that appeared previously as preprints on arXiv or similar are welcome and do not violate the double-blind review policy. The version submitted to HEART 2022 should however be anonymized. All contributions must be submitted electronically in PDF format.

Each accepted paper MUST have at least one author with a regular registration for the manuscript to be included and published in the proceedings. Authors are also expected to attend and present their paper(s) at the symposium.

PhD Forum

PhD students working in areas relevant to HEART 2022 are solicited to submit an extended abstract of up to 2 pages (including references) comprising a summary of their research findings, work in progress and/or planned research. The PhD Forum is intended as a platform for PhD students to interact with peers as well as experienced researchers. The forum will be organized as a virtual poster session and will include a 5 minutes oral introduction by each student. The PhD student should be the first author, thesis advisors may be coauthors. Submission will be reviewed to ensure quality and relevance. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to attend HEART 2022 and present their poster. The accepted extended abstracts will also appear in the conference proceedings.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • March 15, 2022 AOE: Submission deadline of regular papers

  • April 1, 2022 AOE: Submission deadline of special session papers

  • April 25, 2022: Notification of regular papers

  • April 28, 2022: Notification of special session papers

  • May 2, 2022 AOE: Deadline of camera-ready submission

  • May 2, 2022 AOE: Deadline of camera-ready submission for special session papers

  • June 9-10th, 2022: Conference dates