Welcome to ASAP 2009
The 20th IEEE International Conference on
Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors. This year's
event takes place in the historic city of Boston, Massachusetts, 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
The conference will cover the theory and practice of
application-specific systems, architectures and processors. Areas for
application-specific computing are many and varied. Some sample
application areas include information systems, signal and image
processing, multimedia systems, communication, high-speed networks,
sensor networks, compression, graphics, cryptography, and many areas
of computational science. Aspects of application-specific computing that
are of interest include, but are not limited to:
Application-specific systems: network computing, special-purpose
systems, performance evaluation, design languages, compilers, operating
systems, nanocomputing systems and applications, hardware/software
integration and rapid prototyping.
Application-specific architectures: special-purpose designs, design
methodology, CAD tools, fault tolerance, specifications and interfaces,
networks-on-a-chip, hardware/software co-design, processor arrays, SoC,
superscalar, multithreaded, VLIW and EPIC architectures.
Application-specific processors: digital signal processing, computer
arithmetic, reconfigurable/custom computing, implementation
methodologies, new technologies, fine-grain parallelism, FPGAs,low-power
designs and asynchronous hardware.
We especially encourage submissions in the following three 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.
- Architecturally diverse systems —
systems that use varied computing
resources such as FPGAs, GPUs, Cell processors, etc.
The conference venue in 2009 is Boston, Massachusetts, which is a wonderful
city to visit in its own right, with many sights worth seeing. This vibrant,
thriving city is renowned for its cultural facilities, world-class educational
institutions, as well as its place at the forefront of American history.
The dates of the conference coincide with the Tall Ships 2009 event.