Reconfigurable computing has become major subjects of research in computing and electrical engineering during the last two decades as it has been identified as a powerful alternative for creating highly efficient computing systems. Reconfigurable computing offers substantial performance improvements when compared against traditional CPU-based processing architectures as it benefits from custom design tailored to specific applications and reconfiguration capabilities. Reconfiguration is characterized by the ability of hardware architectures or devices to rapidly alter the functionalities of its components and the interconnection between them as needed. Existing theoretical models and algorithms combined with commercially available FPGAs devices make reconfigurable computing a very powerful computing paradigm.
This special issue is devoted to extended journal versions of selected papers from the 2016 International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs (ReConFig’16) held in Cancun, Mexico, during November 30 to December 2, 2016. The ReConFig conference promotes the use of reconfigurable computing and FPGA technology for research, education, and applications, covering from hardware architectures and devices to custom computers and high performance systems. This special issue will also include other papers that address the same topics as the ReConFig conference.
Models, methods, tools, and architectures for reconfigurable computing
Compilation, simulation, debugging, synthesis, verification, and test of reconfigurable systems
Field programmable gate arrays and other reconfigurable technologies
Evolvable hardware and dynamic reconfiguration
Algorithms implemented on reconfigurable hardware
Reconfigurable computing education
Reconfigurable computing applications
Preparation of Extended Papers
Conference papers must be substantially revised to meet the quality standards of the MICPRO journal. Authors of selected papers from ReConFig will have approximately three months to substantially rewrite their papers while still retaining the general concept or theme of the conference paper submission. Extended papers do not necessary must report additional research, but must include at least 30% of a new text that provides better and more precise explanation of the research and results. Authors are also encouraged to extend data coverage, concepts and themes, cover results that would not fit in the original paper format and spend more effort to describe the context and potential of the concepts in the paper.
Manuscripts which are very similar and/or identical to the conference paper will be rejected.
All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted manuscripts must conform to the journal guide for authors on: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/microprocessors-and-microsystems
Extended papers must pass a peer review process to ensure that the papers are scientifically sound, that the content changes are sufficient to classify as a new paper and that the writing and content fulfill the high standards of the journal.
This special issue is aimed at reporting fresh research results; therefore, it will include only those papers that can be accepted as they are or only require a minor revision. Papers that require a major revision or first minor revision is not satisfactory will be transferred to the main regular MICPRO submission stream to be possibly published in a regular MICPRO issue after the correctly performed revisions.
The author guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/micpro. All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted to the Elsevier online submission system of the MICPRO journal select the article typename “ReConFig’16”, available at https://www.evise.com/profile/#/micpro/login
Claudia Feregrino, INAOE, Mexico, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Athanas, Virginia Tech, USA, email@example.com
Rene Cumplido, INAOE, Mexico, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Sass, Ron Sass, UNC-Charlotte, USA, email@example.com
Submission of special issue manuscript: Jun. 1, 2017
Notification to authors: Sep. 1, 2017
Revised manuscript submission: Oct 1, 2017
Final notification to authors: Nov 1, 2017