How to submit papers for the 2017 International Conference on Field Programmable Technology including full papers, the demo session, PhD forum and design competition.
Submit all papers to: https://www.softconf.com/g/fpt2017/
- full papers should not exceed 8 pages
- papers associated with poster presentation, demonstration session or design competition should not exceed 4 pages
- PhD forum paper should not exceed 2 pages
Please ensure your submission meets the additional requirements outlined below.
IEEE policy requires all submissions to its journals and conference proceedings to be screened through a plagiarism detection process. The 2017 ICFPT administrators will be using IEEE CrossCheck for this purpose (note: there is NO access for authors on the CrossCheck portal).
Submission should be made in PDF format, using IEEE A4 style. Templates are available online.
At least one author of each full paper and poster must present their work at the conference. Failure to register for the conference by October 30th (the camera-ready deadline) and present at the conference itself will result in removal of the submission from the conference proceedings on IEEE Xplore.
If you will require a travel visa to visit Melbourne, we will send you an invitation letter. Please fill out this Google form.
Authors of full papers may submit up to 8 pages that will appear in the conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore.
Full papers will have a 20-minute presentation (15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions).
Authors of poster submissions may submit up to 4 pages that will appear in the conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore.
Poster sessions will have a spot to present a poster that is A0 or smaller - 841 wide x 1189 mm tall (46.8 x 33.1 inches).
Preparing your submission for the proceedings
Complete by 30 October
Prepare your submission using one of the templates provided.
Add the copyright notice to the bottom of the first page of your source document. See this document (PDF, 336 KB, 3 pages) for an example of placement.
- For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
- For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-5090-4825-0/17/$31.00 ©2017 Crown
- For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-5090-4825-0/17/$31.00 ©2017 European Union
- For all other papers the copyright notice is: 978-1-5090-4825-0/17/$31.00 ©2017 IEEE
Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision.
Preparing your camera-ready submission
Complete by 30 October
You will need to submit your paper, e-copyright form and proof of pdf-express compliance via the submission site.
Prepare IEEE Xplore compatible manuscript with PDF Express. The PDF eXpress site will be open until the Camera Ready deadline of October 30th 2017.
- Create an account with PDF Express.
- Note that the conference ID: 42181X
- Existing users of PDF Express should be able to reuse their account information.
- For each paper authored by you, click "Create New Title".
- Enter the paper title as "identifying text" for the paper.
- Click "Submit PDF for Checking" or "Submit Source Files for Conversion". Indicate platform, source file type (if applicable), click Browse and navigate to file, and click "Upload File". You will receive online and email confirmation of successful upload.
- You will receive an email with your Checked PDF or IEEE PDF EXPRESS-converted PDF attached. If you submitted a PDF for Checking, the email will show if your file passed or failed. Save the email as a text file for upload to the submission site.
Complete and sign your IEEE Copyright Form. You must create one form per published paper, not per author. Authors with more than one published paper must complete one form for each paper. Follow the link to the e-copyright form from the submission page.
Submit your final paper, e-copyright form and proof of pdf-express compliance via the submission site.
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers describing original research or high quality tutorial expositions for double-blind review.
Authors are requested to prepare their manuscripts in a manner which disguises their identities, affiliations, etc. This generally means:
- omitting names and affiliations from the title page
- refraining from excessive self-citation
- self-references should be in the 3rd person, in the same way you would reference work by another group
- omitting explicit references to the author's previous work in the text body
- removing any personal meta-data from the PDF file that is submitted
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore. In submitting a paper, you warrant that at least one of the authors will register and present the paper at the conference. Failure to present will result in the paper not being submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.
Up to 8 page full or 4 page poster submissions should be made in PDF format, using IEEE A4 style (templates are available online).
ICFPT 2017 solicits submissions relating to technical demonstrations to be presented at a Demonstration Session. Demonstrations of tools, architectures, device technologies, applications, and educations are welcome, with an emphasis on themes related to reconfiguration.
All demonstration proposals should be written up as 4-page papers that detail the goals of the demonstration along with the theory and implementation of the system being demonstrated, and any related results.
Accompanying the paper, please submit a single-page cover note in which you provide the following details:
- author(s) and affiliation(s)
- demo completeness to date
- remaining development to be completed
- equipment to be brought as part of the demo
- intended method of equipment transportation
Demonstration proposals will be judged on technical merit, practical maturity and suitability of theme. Papers will be reviewed by the committee members and accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, with live demonstration at the conference being a requirement. You are also encouraged to bring a poster to accompany your demonstration.
In submitting a paper, you warrant that at least one of the authors will register and present the paper at the conference. Failure to present will result in the paper not being submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.
Up to 4 page submissions should be made in PDF format, using IEEE A4 style (templates are available online).
The PhD forum at the 2017 International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology (ICFPT 2017) is a poster-based session for PhD students to present and discuss their research with people in the community of field-programmable technology.
PhD students working in the area are invited to submit two-page short papers detailing their research.
The papers will be reviewed and limited number of travel grants will be given to the authors presenting selected papers based on financial needs.
The presenters must bring their own posters for presentation at the forum. The Ph.D. forum papers will be included in the conference proceedings.
A two-page short paper in PDF detailing the PhD research (in two-column format, using 10-11 pt. fonts and single-spaced lines) including name, institution, adviser, contact information. The two-page limit will be strictly enforced.
Up to 2 page PhD forum paper submission should be made in PDF format, using IEEE A4 style (templates are available online).
The FPGA design competition associated with the conference will focus on FPGA-accelerated Deep Learning.
Submissions may be in two broad categories:
- Category 1: Training of neural networks on ImageNet dataset.
- Category 2: Inference of neural networks on ImageNet dataset.
You are free to use any FPGA board of your choosing that can be brought to the demo. If you are unable to bring your board, RMIT has a number of boards available that might work for you (e.g., we have a number of Altera DE-10 boards, standard and nano). Please contact Paul Beckett. If you have other questions please contact Nachiket Kapre.
You may wish to provide scripts for characterizing a software implementation (Caffe, or any other ML framework) for comparing accuracy and performance of your neural network model. RMIT will provide access to a reference server for performance and power measurement.
Submissions will be scored using a function that combines runtime, area usage, power, and accuracy.
What to submit?
A four page (max) paper must accompany the submission describing your design approach, and idea in PDF format, using IEEE A4 style (templates are available online). Also, please forward the following information to Prashant Dabholkar.
- team title
- team members and affiliation
- device or board
- design tools used for developing their design
- basic strategy used by your accelerator
Deadline: 30 October 2017
What to bring to FPT?
Please bring your board, and peripherals needed to setup the demo. Please contact Prashant Dabholkar regarding local arrangements and equipment available at the venue such as power measurement devices, servers, etc. Our panel of judges will compare your implementation metrics against the reference baseline. You are encouraged to setup the baseline in advance through remote access to the RMIT server when it becomes available.