Early Dataflow computing paper recognised as significant publication at FPL Conference

The publication “StReAm: Object-oriented Programming of Stream Architectures Using PAM-Blox” (2000) by Oskar Mencer, Heiko Hübert, Martin Morf and Michael Flynn has been recognised as one of the most significant and influential papers in 25 years of the FPL conference. The work covers a precursor to Maxeler’s current commercial dataflow compiler.

The first International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) was held in 1991 at Oxford University. In the ensuing years, it has grown to be the largest meeting on FPGA technologies and systems, and many important contributions have been published at the conference.

During the 2015 edition of the FPL conference, a list of papers were recognised as being the most significant ones in the first 25 years of the conference. Out of a total number of 1,765 publications, 27 were recognised as those which have most strongly influenced theory and practice in the field.