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 (up to the 2019 edition), FCCM (up to 2018), FPL (up to 2018), and FPT (up to 2017).

The numbers were generated on 19 May 2019, 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 (62 papers)
- 2. Jonathan Rose (41 papers)
- 3. André DeHon (26 papers)
- 4. Scott Hauck (25 papers)
- 5. Paul Chow (23 papers)
- 6. Guy Lemieux, Steven J. E. Wilton (21 papers)
- 7. George A. Constantinides, Vaughn Betz (20 papers)

### FCCM

- 1. Wayne Luk (60 papers)
- 2. Peter Y. K. Cheung (34 papers)
- 3. Viktor K. Prasanna (27 papers)
- 4. Scott Hauck (25 papers)
- 5. George A. Constantinides (24 papers)
- 6. Nachiket Kapre (22 papers)
- 7. Jason Cong (20 papers)

### FPL

- 1. Wayne Luk (101 papers)
- 2. Peter Y. K. Cheung (58 papers)
- 3. Hideharu Amano (49 papers)
- 4. Tsutomu Maruyama (48 papers)
- 5. Manfred Glesner (40 papers)
- 6. George A. Constantinides (39 papers)
- 7. Jürgen Becker (36 papers)

### FPT

- 1. Wayne Luk (67 papers)
- 2. Hideharu Amano (33 papers)
- 3. Peter Y. K. Cheung (26 papers)
- 4. Steven J. E. Wilton (23 papers)
- 5. Philip H. W. Leong (21 papers)
- 6. George A. Constantinides (20 papers)
- 7. Paul Chow (17 papers)

### Bonus: all four conferences together

- 1. Wayne Luk (247 papers)
- 2. Peter Y. K. Cheung (131 papers)
- 3. George A. Constantinides (103 papers)
- 4. Jason Cong (89 papers)
- 5. Hideharu Amano (88 papers)
- 6. Viktor K. Prasanna (81 papers)
- 7. Steven J. E. Wilton (74 papers)

## Most conferences

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

### FPGA

- 1. Jason Cong (25 conferences)
- 2. Jonathan Rose (19 conferences)
- 3. Paul Chow (18 conferences)
- 4. André DeHon, Steven J. E. Wilton (17 conferences)
- 5. Scott Hauck, Vaughn Betz (15 conferences)
- 6. Viktor K. Prasanna, Wayne Luk (14 conferences)
- 7. Jason Helge Anderson (13 conferences)

### FCCM

- 1. Wayne Luk (23 conferences)
- 2. Peter Y. K. Cheung (18 conferences)
- 3. George A. Constantinides, Scott Hauck (16 conferences)
- 4. Maya Gokhale, Viktor K. Prasanna (14 conferences)
- 5. Brad L. Hutchings, Philip H. W. Leong (13 conferences)
- 6. Martin C. Herbordt, Paul Chow, Ron Sass (12 conferences)
- 7. Apostolos Dollas, Brent E. Nelson, David B. Thomas, Jason Cong, Miriam Leeser, Nachiket Kapre, Peter M. Athanas, Satnam Singh (10 conferences)

### FPL

- 1. Wayne Luk (25 conferences)
- 2. Manfred Glesner, Peter Y. K. Cheung (20 conferences)
- 3. Hideharu Amano, Tsutomu Maruyama (19 conferences)
- 4. Jürgen Becker (17 conferences)
- 5. George A. Constantinides, Steven J. E. Wilton, Viktor K. Prasanna (16 conferences)
- 6. Marco Platzner (15 conferences)
- 7. Horácio C. Neto, Peter Zipf, Philip H. W. Leong (14 conferences)

### FPT

- 1. Hideharu Amano, Wayne Luk (15 conferences)
- 2. Steven J. E. Wilton (14 conferences)
- 3. Philip H. W. Leong (13 conferences)
- 4. George A. Constantinides, Peter Y. K. Cheung (11 conferences)
- 5. Jonathan Rose, Jürgen Teich, Paul Chow, Ray C. C. Cheung (10 conferences)
- 6. Guy Lemieux (9 conferences)
- 7. André DeHon, David B. Thomas, Donald G. Bailey, Hayden Kwok-Hay So, Kris Gaj, Lesley Shannon, Minoru Watanabe, Oliver Diessel, Oskar Mencer, Tsutomu Maruyama (8 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)
- 2. Peter Zipf (2003 to 2019: 16-year gap)
- 2. Sergey Shumarayev (2002 to 2018: 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. Steven M. Burns (1992 to 2018: 26-year gap)
- 2. Christian Iseli (1994 to 2018: 24-year gap)
- 3. David J. Greaves (1995 to 2017: 22-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)
- 3. William Kamp (2007 to 2017: 10-year gap)

## Longest career

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

### FPGA

- 1. Jason Cong (1995 to 2019: 24 years)
- 1. Paul Chow (1995 to 2019: 24 years)
- 1. Steven J. E. Wilton (1995 to 2019: 24 years)
- 1. Vaughn Betz (1995 to 2019: 24 years)
- 2. Alireza Kaviani (1996 to 2019: 23 years)
- 2. Michael J. Wirthlin (1996 to 2019: 23 years)
- 3. Jonathan Rose (1995 to 2017: 22 years)
- 3. Kurt Keutzer (1997 to 2019: 22 years)
- 3. Peter M. Athanas (1997 to 2019: 22 years)
- 3. Rob A. Rutenbar (1997 to 2019: 22 years)

### FCCM

- 1. Brad L. Hutchings (1995 to 2018: 23 years)
- 1. Michael J. Wirthlin (1995 to 2018: 23 years)
- 2. Paul Chow (1996 to 2018: 22 years)
- 2. Peter Y. K. Cheung (1996 to 2018: 22 years)
- 2. Wayne Luk (1996 to 2018: 22 years)
- 3. Jason Cong (1997 to 2018: 21 years)
- 3. John Wawrzynek (1997 to 2018: 21 years)
- 3. Maya Gokhale (1997 to 2018: 21 years)
- 3. Peter M. Athanas (1995 to 2016: 21 years)

### FPL

- 1. Steven M. Burns (1992 to 2018: 26 years)
- 2. Christian Iseli (1994 to 2018: 24 years)
- 2. Hideharu Amano (1994 to 2018: 24 years)
- 2. Wayne Luk (1994 to 2018: 24 years)
- 3. Apostolos Dollas (1994 to 2017: 23 years)
- 3. Brad L. Hutchings (1995 to 2018: 23 years)
- 3. Norbert Wehn (1995 to 2018: 23 years)

### FPT

- 1. George A. Constantinides (2002 to 2017: 15 years)
- 1. Wayne Luk (2002 to 2017: 15 years)
- 2. Hideharu Amano (2003 to 2017: 14 years)
- 2. Jason Helge Anderson (2002 to 2016: 14 years)
- 2. Kris Gaj (2003 to 2017: 14 years)
- 2. Marco Platzner (2003 to 2017: 14 years)
- 2. Mehdi Baradaran Tahoori (2002 to 2016: 14 years)
- 2. Máire O’Neill (2002 to 2016: 14 years)
- 2. Oliver Diessel (2002 to 2016: 14 years)
- 2. Oskar Mencer (2002 to 2016: 14 years)
- 2. Peter Zipf (2003 to 2017: 14 years)
- 2. Philip H. W. Leong (2002 to 2016: 14 years)
- 2. Steven J. E. Wilton (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: 25 conferences)
- 2. Wayne Luk (since 2007: 13 conferences)
- 3. Jonathan Rose (1995 to 2006: 12 conferences)
- 3. Paul Chow (2006 to 2017: 12 conferences)
- 4. Scott Hauck (1998 to 2006: 9 conferences)
- 5. André DeHon (2011 to 2017: 7 conferences)
- 5. George A. Constantinides (2011 to 2017: 7 conferences)
- 5. Jason Helge Anderson (2008 to 2014: 7 conferences)
- 5. Mingjie Lin (since 2013: 7 conferences)
- 5. Peter Y. K. Cheung (2005 to 2011: 7 conferences)
- 5. Steven Trimberger (1997 to 2003: 7 conferences)

### FCCM

- 1. Wayne Luk (since 1996: 23 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)
- 5. Keith D. Underwood (2001 to 2007: 7 conferences)
- 5. Nachiket Kapre (since 2012: 7 conferences)
- 5. Philip H. W. Leong (1998 to 2004: 7 conferences)
- 5. Satnam Singh (1995 to 2001: 7 conferences)

### FPL

- 1. Wayne Luk (since 1994: 25 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 H. W. Leong (2002 to 2011: 10 conferences)
- 5. Dirk Koch (since 2010: 9 conferences)
- 5. Patrick Lysaght (1994 to 2002: 9 conferences)

### FPT

- 1. Hideharu Amano (since 2003: 15 conferences)
- 2. Steven J. E. Wilton (2002 to 2013: 12 conferences)
- 3. Peter Y. K. Cheung (2002 to 2009: 8 conferences)
- 3. Wayne Luk (since 2010: 8 conferences)
- 4. Jonathan Rose (2002 to 2008: 7 conferences)
- 4. Jürgen Teich (2005 to 2011: 7 conferences)
- 4. Oskar Mencer (2002 to 2008: 7 conferences)
- 5. Guy Lemieux (2004 to 2009: 6 conferences)
- 5. Hayden Kwok-Hay So (since 2012: 6 conferences)
- 5. Lesley Shannon (2007 to 2012: 6 conferences)
- 5. Lingli Wang (since 2012: 6 conferences)
- 5. Paul Chow (since 2012: 6 conferences)
- 5. Suhaib A. Fahmy (2010 to 2015: 6 conferences)
- 5. Vaughn Betz (since 2012: 6 conferences)

## Most papers per conference

### FPGA

- 1. Jason Cong (7 papers in 2013)
- 2. Zhiru Zhang (6 papers in 2017)

### FCCM

- 1. Jason Cong (6 papers in 2018)
- 1. Wayne Luk (6 papers in 2002)
- 2. Peter Y. K. Cheung (5 papers in 2002)

### FPL

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

### FPT

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

Who has the most patents? Who has the earliest patent priority dates (not issue date)? Who has the longest patent patent runs?

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1azrWvRj-xehnWt2vkA_6rA4Jo-a3wE0uGgbE5liU_dI/edit?usp=sharing

It’s not all about published papers. Some of us have been working on reconfigurable computing for a long time.

I invented reconfigurable computing in 1959 when I moved my abacus from one side of my bedroom to the other.