Date: May 17 – 20, 2021 Location: Virtual through Zoom

The CASPER workshop is a annual workshop where FPGA, GPU, and general heterogeneous system programmers get together to discuss new instruments in radio astronomy, as well as the tools and libraries for developing and manipulating these instruments.

The workshop runs for four days, the 17th – 20th of May, and consists of presentations and break out discussion groups. We normally have hands-on, lab-based tutorials at the casper workshop, but because it’s hard to do this virtually, we are not offering labs this year. However we will have demonstrations on how to use the casper tools and demos of some tutorials.

Further details of the conference can be found on this website, and information on CASPER generally here. Presentations from previous workshops typical of the topics represented can be found at: CASPER 2019, 2017, 2014.

There is no registration fee this year, but please fill out this form to let us know you will be attending, and to submit an abstract:

Abstracts are due on or before April 12, 2021.
If you have any questions, please email .

You can attend the workshop virtually at

All workshop are live streamed to YouTube and previous streams can be viewed at


Registration Open March 12, 2021

Important Dates

Registration OpenMarch 12, 2021
Abstract Submission DeadlineApril 12, 2021
Workshop DatesMay 17 – 20, 2021

Organizing Committees

Local Organizing Committee

  • Kathryn Plant (Chair, Caltech)
  • Dan Werthimer (UC Berkeley)
  • Ryan Lee (UC Berkeley)
  • Jonathon Kocz (UC Berkeley)
  • Melissa Soriano (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
  • Amish Patel (South African Radio Astronomy Observatory)
  • Francois Kapp (South African Radio Astronomy Observatory)