Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.

September 7-9, 2005

The 8th annual MAPLD International Conference will present papers on   programmable logic devices and technologies, digital engineering, and   related fields, for military and aerospace applications.   Devices,   technologies, logic design, flight applications, fault tolerance,   usage, reliability, radiation susceptibility, and encryption   applications of programmable devices, processors, and adaptive   computing systems in military and aerospace systems are topics for   papers.  For 2005, MAPLD will be expanded to 3 full days and will   feature expanded “Birds of a Feather” Workshop Sessions.  Full-day   seminars will be offered on September 6, 2005.

We are planning an exciting program with presentations by Government,   industry, academia, and consultants, including talks by distinguished   Invited Speakers.   This conference is open to US and foreign   participation and is unclassified.  For related information, please   see the NASA Office of Logic Design Web Site (

Abstract submittal info:


Abstract deadline:       April 25, 2005

Special Talks Include:

  • Welcome and Opening Address
  • Invited History Talk
  • Invited Mishap Talk (new for 2005)
  • The Application Engineers’ View
  • Panel Session: “Why Are Space Stations So Hard?”

Four Seminars Are Being Planned:

  • Signal Integrity, Power Integrity, and Interfacing
  • Real-Time, Hi-Rel Software Issues for Computer Designers
  • Device Failure Modes and Reliability
  • Reconfigurable High-Performance Computing

Planned Technical Sessions

  • Applications: Military & Aerospace
  • Verification of High Reliability Designs
  • Radiation Effects and Mitigation Techniques
  • Logic Design and Processors
  • Reconfigurable Computing, Evolvable Hardware, and Security
  • Poster Session
  • BOF-L: Mitigation Methods for Reprogrammable Logic in the Space Radiation Environment
  • BOF-F: Reconfigurable Computing
  • BOF-J: PLD Failures, Analyses, and the Impact on Systems
  • BOF-S: NESC and Software
  • BOF-G: Digital Engineering and Computer Design – A Retrospective and Lessons Learned for Today’s Engineers

Reservations are being accepts for the Industrial & Gov’t Exhibits:

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