The paper Fast, Large-scale String Match for a 10Gbps FPGA-based Network Intrusion Detection System (2003), was awarded during the FPL London 2015 Conference and was included in the list of the most Significant Papers published, from 1991 to 2014, in the context of FPL. The selection was made by an international Significant Papers Committee (SPC). Only regular papers were considered and Google Scholar was used for citation counts. The total number of papers considered was 1765. 27 papers were selected, representing 1.5% of the total.
The authors of the paper are: Ioannis Sourdis, who is currently an Associate Professor at the Chalmers University of Technology and Dionisios Pnevmatikatos, Professor at the ECE School of the Technical University of Crete. The paper was written during the postgraduate studies of I. Sourdis at TUC. Prof. Pnevmatikatos was the Master Thesis' Advisor.