Dr Toomas P Plaks

Conference Chair
Dr Toomas P Plaks

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ERSA-ADN Partner Organizations

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For full list of presentations download the ERSA13 Schedule in pdf format



Late CFP: ERSA’13 (last update, May 30, 2013)


June 10, 2013

Download ERSA & ADN Call for Sponsorship Letter in PDF and send to your colleagues.
(Last Version: Updated on Dec. 8, 2012)

Call for late papers and presentations

  • Academic papers:
    Submission is open in short paper and poster format. We welcome student works, ongoing projects and overviews.
  • Industrial papers:
    Submission is open in all formats. We welcome short presentations, exhibitions, demos, commercial talks/presentations, position papers, abstracts.
  • Panel discussions:
    Submission of proposals for panels is open. We welcome all kinds of participation, organizing a panel discussion, being a panel member, making a statement or short presentation.

Hot topics (include but not limited):

  • Computing in space and time vs. Von Neumann style computing
  • High-level design of heterogeneous systems
  • Hardware security and trust in reconfigurable heterogeneous systems
  • ...

For more details, contact by email: inf@ersaconf.org.

Deadlines for late submission

Send us your paper or abstract of your statement, presentation.
Deadline for abstracts: up to the conference!


If your presentation requires a separate time slot as a regular presentation, tray to submit your paper/proposal/abstract at least by May 25. The ultimatye deadline is June 10, 2013. Contact the chair: inf@ersaconf.org.

Presentations for shared sessions are accepted up to the conference. For late submissions, we advise you to contact first with conference committee by email: inf@ersaconf.org.

If you make your final paper submission before May 31, the paper will be published in conference time proceedings. The submission of your paper for evaluation must be done before May 25.

If you make your submission after May 25, and if accepted, your paper will be published in the Final Edition of the ERSA'13 Conference Proceedings which will go to press in October 2013. Deadline for final papers for post conference proceedings is August 10, 2013.

It is the Final Edition of the proceedings which will be sent to libraries, marketed, sent for indexing consideration.

(last update, May 30, 2013)



At ERSA 2013, two awards will be given

  • “ERSA - NVIDIA Best Paper Award”
    for a Full Paper presented at the conference and selected by the ERSA Steering Committee
  • “ERSA - NVIDIA Best Young Entrepreneur Award”
    for a Young Entrepreneur selected by the Award Committee

Both awards will be TeslaTM K20 GPU Accelerators, sponsored by NVIDIA.

warning NOTE! The selection criteria and procedure are not yet finally fixed for the “Best Young Entrepreneur Award”. If you would like to make proposals, please send these to the ERSA Chair, Toomas P Plaks. Your proposals are welcome!

warning FOR MORE, please visit the ERSA AWARDS Website http://ersaconf.org/awards/

ERSA’13 Editorial Message

ERSA’13 Scope

ERSA 2013 Scope

ERSA conference solicits papers from all aspects of reconfigurable computing. The scope of ERSA covers broad area, from simple applications on programmable logic to complex, intelligent, high-performance, embedded systems implemented as multicore systems and heterogeneous parallel processing systems. All these complex systems involve reconfigurability on software and/or hardware level.

The range of topics covers theory, architecture, algorithms, design systems, and applications that demonstrate the benefits of heterogeneous reconfigurable computing:

  • Theory - Synthesis, Mapping, Parallelization, Partitioning...
  • Software - CAD Systems and Languages, Compilers, Operating Systems...
  • Hardware - Adaptive and Dynamic Hardware, Heterogeneous and Reconfigurable Architectures...
  • Applications - HPC, Mobile Computing, Automotive Industry, Space and Military...

ERSA conference explores emerging trends and novel ideas in the area of parallel, reconfigurable, heterogeneous, high-performance computing architecture, design methods and applications. ERSA is promoting multidisciplinary research and new visionary approaches including bio-inspired architectures, computational biology, physics etc.

ERSA conference brings together leading scientists and researchers from academia and industry. Since 2012, ERSA brings a new emphasis on the commercial and industrial challenges in preparing commercial applications for systems using reconfigurable, heterogeneous technology.

ERSA is a part of WORLDCOMP Congress bringing together more than 2,200 attendees from over 85 countries over the world. Companies, participating at ERSA/WORLDCOMP, get their products and organizations in front of this number of attendees and countries.

All conference proceedings/books are considered for inclusion in major database indexes. The best papers of ERSA have been published as the special issues of top archival journals.

ERSA’13 Sponsorship

ERSA’13 Hot Topics

Hot topics

  • Heterogeneous Reconfigurable Computing Systems: Architecture and High Level Design Tools
  • Cyber-Security: Hardware Security and Trust in Internet, Financial Services, Telecommunications Networks, Power Grids, Military Systems, ...
  • Developing Applications for Heterogeneous Reconfigurable Computing Systems.

The list of topics includes but is not limited to:

  • Heterogeneous Systems Architecture: Multicore, CPU Plus FPGA, ...
  • High Level Design Tools for Heterogeneous Reconfigurable Systems: OpenCL, SystemC, ImpulseC, Space Codesign, Cuda, ...
  • Partial and Runtime Reconfiguration, Resource Management
  • Developing IP Cores and Scalable, Reusable Libraries for Heterogeneous Systems
  • Tools and Theory of Design Methods: Design Flow and Models, Formal Methods and Engineering
  • Embedded Systems: Models of Embedded Reconfigurable Systems, Adaptable and Distributed Embedded Systems
  • Hardware Security and Trust in Reconfigurable Heterogeneous Systems, Support for Internet and Communication Systems Security
  • High-Performance Systems and Ultra-Efficient Exascale Computing
  • Reconfigurable and Evolvable Hardware Architectures: Bio-Inspired, Low-Power, Multicore, ...
  • Reconfigurable Heterogeneous Hardware for Defence, Military and Space Applications, for Mobile Computing Systems and Automotive Industry
  • Monte Carlo Methods in Technical and Financial Systems
  • Reconfigurable and Multicore Computing in Finance and Banking

ERSA’13 Sessions

ERSA Consists of two parts:

  • ERSA Academic Section
  • ERSA Industrial Section

ERSA conference is composed of research presentations, industrial presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, sessions, workshops, symposiums, panel discussions, and poster presentations.

This page is currently under construction.
Please visit "ERSA scope, topics, sessions,..." for ERSA general guidelines

ERSA’13 Seminars

Half and Full Day Seminars

To organize seminars is most expensive, you have to buy out the room for half, or full day. Four hours may cost $8000 or even more. (Note that one regular conference fee is $590 and the presentation time is 20 min. This can serve as a basis for estimating the cost. In addition, conference has invited papers, distinguished papers etc, which require bigger time slot than 20 min.).

Thus, there are two possibilities to organize seminars.

  • Organizers are able to pay off the cost of room. This will be in extent to the sponsorship fee, and means that the overall cost may easily extends the $10,000. For some companies this may be reasonable to pay and to have dedicated seminar.
  • Organizers advertise the seminar and actively call people to participate in the seminar. In this case, the attendees pay the fee ($590) and cover the cost of seminar room. ERSA conference will also advertise this seminar on his website and in conference communications. In addition, ERSA conference will set up preliminary registration form to see the possible interest and number of attendees. On that basis, we can consider the possibility of particular seminar. Sufficient number of attendees should register and pay the fee before mid of May (after this, the WorldComp starts to allocate rooms for particular conferences). Thus, you should have around 15 attendees of your seminar to be successful.

ERSA’13 Types of Papers

Paper must be submitted with cover letter...


We apologise. Currently, for general gudelines, please visit ERSA'11 guidelines "Submission of Papers"



Prof. William H. Robinson, "Hardware Assurance in Reconfigurable Systems"

Prof. William H. Robinson
Addressing the Challenges of Hardware Assurance in Reconfigurable Systems
Prof. William H. Robinson, Trey Reece and Nihaar N. Mahatme,
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
Time: 01:20 - 02:20pm:
Location: Partagas 1


Ahmed Hassan and Mohammed Gouda "“Bastet” ... "

Ahmed Hassan
“Bastet” Subsurface Detection Air Vehicle
Ahmed Hassan, Mohammed Gouda,
Kashef, Egipt, iITC, Sweden
Time: 02:20 - 03:00pm:
Location: Partagas 1

Manal K. Jalloul, "Motion Estimation Based on ..."

Manal K. Jalloul
A Novel Parallel Computing Approach for Motion Estimation Based on Particle Swarm Optimization
Manal K. Jalloul,
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Time: 03:20 - 04:00pm:
Location: Partagas 1