Welcome to ASAP 2013
The 24th IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors. This year's event takes place in Washington D.C., USA.
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. The 2013 conference will build upon traditional strengths in areas such as computer arithmetic, cryptography, compression, signal and image processing, network processing, reconfigurable computing, application-specific instruction-set processors, and hardware accelerators. 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
- Computational finance – the financial community has significant needs for high performance computing
- Big data analytics - extracting and correlating information from large scale unstructured data using application-specific systems
- Architecturally diverse systems – systems that use heterogeneous computing resources including FPGAs, GPUs, and CGRAs
- Architectural and system level design space exploration and customization techniques for improving the design efficiency
- Architectures for emerging platforms, such as smartphones, tablets, and data centers, with emphasis on energy efficiency