With the FPL 2012 (hosted by the University of Oslo, Norway, 29-31 August), we will continue the tradition of its previous editions in order to bring together international researchers from industry and academia who work on the emerging field of reconfigurable technology.
The Michal Servit Memorial Award
Michal Servit has been General Chair of FPL94 at Prague, the largest FPL ever held to that time.
He has been an associate professor at EE dept. of the University of Prague (for his CV see http://www.fpl.uni-kl.de/FPL/mservit.html ). Michal Servit has attended all
FPLs, and all the time he served as a reviewer, member of the program committee, and the steering committee of FPL, until the message reached us, that he did not survive a heart attack during vacations in Austria, December 5, 1997. The community misses with him as a cooperative and highly competent friend full of good ideas. He has been an
important part of the FPL organization.
The first Michael Servit Memorial Award has been initially organized by Stephen Guccione triggered by an idea from John Schewel.
The Stamatis Vassiliadis Memorial Award
Prof. Stamatis Vassiliadis (IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Member of the Dutch Academy of Sciences, and Professor at Delft University of Technology), is well known as an outstanding computer scientist and for establishing the SAMOS conference in 2001.
When he passed away much too early on 7 April 2007, the community lost one of its most skilled and inspiring actors.
Stamatis Vassiliadis was involved in the organization of many scientific conferences and he was the general chair of FPL2007.
The FPL Community Award
This award is for authors who have made a significant contribution to the community by providing some material or knowledge in an open format that benefits the rest of the community. The award was introduced at FPL2010 in Milano by the organizers Fabrizio Ferrandi, Marco D. Santambrogio, and Jari Nurmi. We are happy to continue this tradition at FPL2012.