The 1st International Workshop on FPGAs for Domain Experts is co-located with the 27th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT18) . It will be held at Limassol, Cyprus, on November 04, 2018. *Please note location: AEGEAN II*.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners that share the vision of enabling domain experts to benefit from the performance opportunities of FPGAs. FPGAs have recently gained a lot of attention through several demonstrations of superior performance over off-the-shelf architectures, not only with respect to energy efficiency but also with respect to wall-clock runtimes. The application areas reach across many domains from high-finance to advanced machine learning. Despite the availability of many tools for high-level synthesis, domain experts still seem to be far away from utilising FPGAs to gain processing performance unless pre-configured systems for their particular applications exist in readily available form. With this workshop, we are trying to bring together researchers that aim to break this barrier for a wider applicability of FPGAs.
We expect this special issue to broadly target three communities of researchers:
- FPGA and reconfigurable computing researchers, who have an interest in investigating applications, tools and technologies that make FPGAs more accessible for domain-experts.
- Compiler experts that are interested in tool chains for compiling domain specific languages to FPGA accelerated code.
- Domain experts from various fields who are investigating the use of FPGAs for accelerating their applications.
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