The 27th Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop (RAW 2020) will be held in New Orleans, USA in May 2020. RAW 2020 is associated with the 34rd Annual IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IEEE IPDPS 2020) and is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and the Technical Committee on Parallel Processing. The workshop is one of the oldest platforms and a vibrant forum for researchers to present new ideas, fresh results, and on-going research into both theoretical and practical advances including novel innovations in Reconfigurable Computing.
A reconfigurable computing environment is characterized by the ability of underlying hardware architectures or devices to rapidly alter (often on the fly) the functionalities of their components and the interconnection between them to suit the problem at hand. The area has a rich theoretical tradition and wide practical applicability. There are several commercially available reconfigurable platforms (FPGAs and coarse-grained devices) and many modern applications (including embedded systems and HPC) use reconfigurable subsystems. An appropriate mix of theoretical foundations and practical considerations, including algorithms architectures, applications, technologies and tools, is essential to fully exploit the possibilities offered by reconfigurable computing. The Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop aims to provide a forum for creative and productive interaction for researchers and practitioners in the area. This year the workshop will also provide a platform for work in progress.