Call for Papers: Workshop on Computer Architecture Education

Submitted by Ed Gehringer
September 1, 2013

Submitted by Ed Gehringer

Held in conjunction with the
23rd International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications
Porto, Portugal, 1 September 2013


WCAE provides the premier forum for educators in computer architecture to
discuss and share their experiences and teaching philosophy. Past WCAEs have
been held in conjunction with HPCA, ISCA, and Micro.

Over 200 papers on computer architecture education have been presented at the
workshop since its inception in 1995. The goal is for participants to come away
from the workshop with new ideas on delivering courses in computer
architecture. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following.

Topics of interest

* New approaches to introductory courses
* Advanced courses
* Development of materials for active learning
* Laboratory support for distance education

* Textbook development
* Textbook selection
* Critical evaluation of textbook approaches

* Integration of research into teaching
* Industrial support for teaching
* Interdepartmental issues (CS/ECE)
* National differences in curricula

* Hardware tools
* Simulators and other software tools
* Prototyping
* Visualization aids

* Using FPGAs to teach computer-architecture concepts
* FPGAs as a vehicle to teach advanced architecture features

* Teaching about multicore/many-core issues and GPUs
* Architectural and software issues specific to embedded systems

* Encouraging students to do research
* Encouraging students to pursue the Ph.D.

Submission of contributions

Interested authors should submit a full paper (not to exceed 8 pages),
following the formatting instructions given in the files in

Industry Participation

We encourage participation by book publishers, computer manufacturers, software
vendors, or companies which develop or market products used in the delivery of
computer architecture education. Any company interested in participating in the
workshop should contact the organizers at the addresses below.

Important Dates

Submission Due Date: Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 11:59 PM Samoa Time (UTC-11)
Author Notification: Friday, 16 August 2013
Final Paper Due Date: Friday, 23 August 2013

Copies of papers presented at the workshop will be made available at the
workshop, and through the ACM Digital Library

Ed Gehringer, North Carolina State University,, +1 919-515-2066

João Cardoso, FEUP/University of Porto, Portugal,

Program Committee

João Cardoso, FEUP/University of Porto, Portugal
Dan Connors, University of Colorado, Denver
James Conrad, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dan Ernst, Cray Research Mark Fienup, University of Northern Iowa
Ed Gehringer, North Carolina State University
Bharat Joshi, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
David Kaeli, Northeastern University
Nirav Kapadia, Unisys Corporation
Michael Manzke, Trinity College, Dublin
Yale Patt, University of Texas at Austin
Ron Sass, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Xue Wei, Tsinghua University