Main page

FPL, the conference on Field Programmable Logic and applications, comes to Ghent in 2017

The 27th edition of the  International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL 2017) is hosted by Ghent University and will take place in Ghent, Belgium, from September 4 until September 8, 2017. More info can be found at The deadline for submissions is March 19, 2017.

HES group leads European project on run-time reconfigurable computing

The Computer Systems Lab HES team (Hardware and Embedded Systems) of Ghent University will coordinate the EU-project "EXTRA: Exploiting eXascale Technology with Reconfigurable Architectures" within the European Horizon 2020 programme FETHPC (Future and Emerging Technologies Proactive programme Towards Exascale High Performance Computing). The project starts September 1, 2015 and runs for three years, with a total budget of almost 4 million euro and a planned 567 person months of work.

Students present their projects at demo-day

On May 7, 2015, the students that follow Dirk Stroobandt's Design Project Course (1st master Computer Science Engineering) presented the results of their project work at the demo day. The six student teams worked on a great variety of well-exploited project ideas in the following project demos: Cazou, CROS, Fridge Friends, MoBike, RoadRunner and Virtual Museum.

Even though every group is a winner, three prizes where handed out.

Alexandra Kourfali and Amit Kulkarni present at DAC on a Richard Newton Young Student Fellow Award.

The two newest Ph.D. students in the Hardware and Embedded Systems (HES) team of Ghent University, Alexandra Kourfali and Amit Kulkarni, had the opportunity to present a poster at DAC, the largest conference in their research field, through the Richard Newton Young Student Fellow Award.

Microblaze supported by the TLUT toolflow

Since our release last week, it has become clear that users would like the option to use a Microblaze instead of the PowerPC for their designs. In our last update, we have added an example for Virtex 5 FPGAs that uses a Microblaze. This example should run on any Virtex 5, even those without a PowerPC, and can be used as a starting point for your own projects.

If you have questions, requests or remarks, please contact us.

TLUT tool flow available online

We want to announce that our TLUT tool flow is available online (

HES group participates in ICT.Open conference

On the 22nd and 23rd of October, 2012, the ICT.Open conference was held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The ICT.Open conference is THE occasion for Dutch ICT researchers to meet and network with their colleagues.

HES group was represented at ICT.Open with 4 posters and one presentation, by Poona Bahrebar, Karel Heyse, Wim Meeus and Elias Vansteenkiste.

Professor Dirk Stroobandt aided in organising the ICT.Open conference as a member of the overall programme committee and chair of the theme committee.

HES group wins Stamatis Vassiliadis Memorial Award for best paper at FPL 2012

At the 22nd International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), the HES (Hardware and Embedded Systems) group of Ugent University’s Computer Systems Lab (CSL) received the Stamatis Vassiliadis Memorial Award for best paper.

HES-group very successful at Conference on Field Programmable Logic (FPL)

Between August 29 and 31, 2012, the 22nd International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) was held in Oslo, Norway. The conference was very successful for the HES-group, with 3 presentations out of the total 65 from our group and an additional presentation at a co-located workshop on Saturday, September 1st. At FPL, an entire session (with title "CAD for Partial Reconfiguration") was devoted to the work performed at Ghent University.

The following papers were presented at FPL and the succeeding workshop:

Thesis onderwerpen