DBLP is an online database of academic publications in computer science and related fields. Handily, it provides a Java API for accessing the data programmatically. In this blog post, I share a few fun facts I discovered while using this API to explore the data that DBLP holds about four conferences on FPGA technology; namely, FPGA, FCCM, FPL, and FPT.

The numbers were accurate on 12 August 2017, and the code I wrote to generate them is available on GitHub.

*NB: A “paper” is anything listed in the conference’s proceedings on DBLP. This includes keynote presentations, short papers, posters, editorships, and regular papers.*

## Most papers

### FPGA

- 1. Jason Cong (52 papers)
- 2. Jonathan Rose (41 papers)
- 3. André DeHon (26 papers)
- 4. Scott Hauck (25 papers)

### FCCM

- 1. Wayne Luk (59 papers)
- 2. Peter Y. K. Cheung (33 papers)
- 3. Viktor K. Prasanna (27 papers)
- 4. Scott Hauck (25 papers)

### FPL

- 1. Wayne Luk (92 papers)
- 2. Peter Y. K. Cheung (57 papers)
- 3. Tsutomu Maruyama (46 papers)
- 4. Hideharu Amano (45 papers)

### FPT

- 1. Wayne Luk (66 papers)
- 2. Hideharu Amano (32 papers)
- 3. Peter Y. K. Cheung (26 papers)
- 4. Steven J. E. Wilton (23 papers)

## Most conferences

*That is, the most conferences with at least one paper.*

### FPGA

- 1. Jason Cong (23 conferences)
- 2. Jonathan Rose (19 conferences)
- 3. André DeHon, Paul Chow (17 conferences)
- 4. Scott Hauck, Steven J. E. Wilton (15 conferences)

### FCCM

- 1. Wayne Luk (22 conferences)
- 2. Peter Y. K. Cheung (17 conferences)
- 3. Scott Hauck (16 conferences)
- 4. George A. Constantinides (15 conferences)

### FPL

- 1. Wayne Luk (23 conferences)
- 2. Manfred Glesner (20 conferences)
- 3. Peter Y. K. Cheung (19 conferences)
- 4. Tsutomu Maruyama (18 conferences)

### FPT

- =1. Hideharu Amano (14 conferences)
- =1. Steven J. E. Wilton (14 conferences)
- =1. Wayne Luk (14 conferences)
- 2. Philip Heng Wai Leong (13 conferences)

## Longest vacation

*That is, the longest gap between successive papers.*

### FPGA

- 1. Dinesh Bhatia (1999 to 2016: 17-year gap)
- 2. Chang Wu (1999 to 2015: 16-year gap)
- 3. Yvon Savaria (2002 to 2017: 15-year gap)

### FCCM

- 1. Horácio C. Neto (1999 to 2015: 16-year gap)
- =2. Randy Huang (2002 to 2017: 15-year gap)
- =2. Wolfgang Rosenstiel (1998 to 2013: 15-year gap)
- 3. Michael Bedford Taylor (1997 to 2011: 14-year gap)

### FPL

- =1. Ahmed Hemani (1996 to 2014: 18-year gap)
- =1. Péter Szolgay (1994 to 2012: 18-year gap)
- =2. Arnaldo S. R. Oliveira (1999 to 2015: 16-year gap)
- =2. Giovanni De Micheli (1998 to 2014: 16-year gap)
- =2. Rolf Ernst (1994 to 2010: 16-year gap)
- =3. Rob Payne (1997 to 2012: 15-year gap)
- =3. Theodore Antonakopoulos (2001 to 2016: 15-year gap)

### FPT

- 1. Paul Y. S. Cheung (2002 to 2015: 13-year gap)
- =2. Henry Styles (2004 to 2015: 11-year gap)
- =2. Rodric M. Rabbah (2002 to 2013: 11-year gap)
- =3. Masato Inagi (2006 to 2016: 10-year gap)
- =3. Masato Motomura (2004 to 2014: 10-year gap)
- =3. Seyed Ghassem Miremadi (2003 to 2013: 10-year gap)

## Longest career

*That is, the longest gap between the first and the most recent paper.*

### FPGA

- =1. Jason Cong (1995 to 2017: 22 years)
- =1. Jonathan Rose (1995 to 2017: 22 years)
- =1. Paul Chow (1995 to 2017: 22 years)
- =1. Vaughn Betz (1995 to 2017: 22 years)

### FCCM

- =1. Peter M. Athanas (1995 to 2016: 21 years)
- =1. Wayne Luk (1996 to 2017: 21 years)

### FPL

- =1. Apostolos Dollas (1994 to 2016: 22 years)
- =1. Hannu Tenhunen (1992 to 2014: 22 years)
- =1. Hideharu Amano (1994 to 2016: 22 years)
- =1. Wayne Luk (1994 to 2016: 22 years)

### FPT

- =1. George A. Constantinides (2002 to 2016: 14 years)
- =1. Jason Helge Anderson (2002 to 2016: 14 years)
- =1. Mehdi Baradaran Tahoori (2002 to 2016: 14 years)
- =1. Máire O’Neill (2002 to 2016: 14 years)
- =1. Oliver Diessel (2002 to 2016: 14 years)
- =1. Oskar Mencer (2002 to 2016: 14 years)
- =1. Philip Heng Wai Leong (2002 to 2016: 14 years)
- =1. Steven J. E. Wilton (2002 to 2016: 14 years)
- =1. Wayne Luk (2002 to 2016: 14 years)

## Longest streak

*That is, the longest sequence of successive conferences with at least one paper.*

### FPGA

- 1. Jason Cong (since 1995: 23 conferences)
- =2. Jonathan Rose (1995 to 2006: 12 conferences)
- =2. Paul Chow (since 2006: 12 conferences)
- 3. Wayne Luk (since 2007: 11 conferences)
- 4. Scott Hauck (1998 to 2006: 9 conferences)

### FCCM

- 1. Wayne Luk (since 1996: 22 conferences)
- 2. Peter Y. K. Cheung (1996 to 2007: 12 conferences)
- =3. Brad L. Hutchings (1995 to 2003: 9 conferences)
- =3. Ron Sass (2005 to 2013: 9 conferences)
- =3. Scott Hauck (1997 to 2005: 9 conferences)
- 4. George A. Constantinides (2000 to 2007: 8 conferences)

### FPL

- 1. Wayne Luk (since 1994: 23 conferences)
- =2. Manfred Glesner (1995 to 2013: 19 conferences)
- =2. Peter Y. K. Cheung (1997 to 2015: 19 conferences)
- 3. Tsutomu Maruyama (1998 to 2012: 15 conferences)
- =4. Marco Platzner (2002 to 2011: 10 conferences)
- =4. Philip Heng Wai Leong (2002 to 2011: 10 conferences)

### FPT

- 1. Hideharu Amano (since 2003: 14 conferences)
- 2. Steven J. E. Wilton (2002 to 2013: 12 conferences)
- 3. Peter Y. K. Cheung (2002 to 2009: 8 conferences)

## Most papers per conference

### FPGA

- 1. Jason Cong (7 papers in FPGA 2013)
- 2. Zhiru Zhang (6 papers in FPGA 2017)
- 3. George A. Constantinides (5 papers in FPGA 2015)

### FCCM

- 1. Wayne Luk (6 papers in FCCM 2002)
- 2. Peter Y. K. Cheung (5 papers in FCCM 2002)
- 3. Nachiket Kapre (4 papers in FCCM 2015 and in FCCM 2016)

### FPL

- =1. George A. Constantinides (8 papers in FPL 2005)
- =1. Wayne Luk (8 papers in FPL 2003)
- =2. Jürgen Becker (7 papers in FPL 2007)
- =2. Peter Y. K. Cheung (7 papers in FPL 2005)
- 3. Jürgen Teich (6 papers in FPL 2008)

### FPT

- 1. Wayne Luk (9 papers in FPT 2002)
- =2. George A. Constantinides (5 papers in FPT 2006)
- =2. Hideharu Amano (5 papers in FPT 2013)
- =2. Lingli Wang (5 papers in FPT 2013)

Now I want to know FCCM and FPL too!

I’ve now added FCCM, FPL and FPT. Funny how there’s so much difference between the F-conferences — I assumed the results would have been pretty much the same!

Lol! 😀