Call for Papers:

Workshop on Computer Architecture Education

Abstract or Paper Registration Deadline
May 20, 2019
Final Submission Deadline
May 20, 2019

Workshop on Computer Architecture Education
in conjunction with ISCA 2019
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
June 22 or 23, 2019

Submission Due Date: Monday, May 20, 2019
Author Notification: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Final Paper Due Date: Friday, June 14, 2019

WCAE provides a 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 210 papers on computer architecture education have been presented at the workshop since its inception in 1995. Participants will 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:

– Approaches to introductory courses
– Advanced courses
– Online resources
– Resources for “flipped” classes
– Materials for active learning
– Lecture vs. hybrid vs. flipped classes
– Lab support for distance education

– Textbook development
– Critical evaluation of textbook approaches

– Metrics for evaluating learning gains
– Integration of research into teaching
– Industrial support for teaching
– Resources & techniques for teaching … (e.g., GPU architecture & programming, multicore/many-core issues, comp. arch. concepts with FPGAs, architectural & software issues specific to embedded systems)

– Hardware tools
– Simulators and other software tools
– Prototyping
– Visualization aids
– Broadening participation in computer architecture
– Encouraging undergraduate research
– Encouraging students to pursue a Ph.D.

For an idea of what we have published in the past, see the WCAE archive,, made possible with funding from the SIGCSE Special Projects fund. Many of these papers are also in the ACM Digital Library.

Authors should submit a full paper (not to exceed 8 pages), following the IEEE manuscript templates.

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

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 organizer at the address below.

Workshop Chair:
Ed Gehringer, North Carolina State University,

Program Committee:
Emmanuel Arzuaga, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
João Cardoso, FEUP/University of Porto, Portugal
Henry Duwe, Iowa State University
Mark Fienup, University of Northern Iowa
Sarah Harris, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Lei Jiang, Indiana University
David Kaeli, Northeastern University
Zach Kurmas, Grand Valley State University
Michael Manzke, Trinity College, Dublin
Yale Patt, University of Texas at Austin
Diane Rover, Iowa State University
Cristina Silvano, Politecnico di Milan
Devesh Tiwari, Northeastern University
Wei Xue, Tsinghua University