The history of the ASAP conference traces back to the International Workshop on Systolic Arrays, organized in 1986 in Oxford, England. It later developed into the International Conference on Application-Specific Array Processors. With its current title, it was organized for the first time in 1996 in Chicago, USA. Since then, it has alternated between Europe and North America. The conference covers the theory and practice of application-specific systems, architectures, and processors.