Call for Papers:

Workshop on Computer Architecture Education

Final Submission Deadline
April 26, 2021

Workshop on Computer Architecture Education (WCAE)
Held in conjunction with the 48th International Symposium on Computer Architecture
Valencia, Spain or online (TBD)

Submissions Due: 26 April, 2021

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 220 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.

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 …
GPU architecture & programming
Multicore/many-core issues
Comp. arch. concepts with FPGAs
Issues specific to embedded systems
Hardware tools
Simulators and other software tools
Tools and techniques for autograding non-programming assignments
Visualization aids
Broadening participation in computer architecture
Encouraging undergraduate research
Encouraging students to pursue a Ph.D.

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

Ed Gehringer,

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 above.

Submission Due Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Author Notification: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Final Paper Due Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Copies of papers presented at the workshop will be made available through the ACM Digital Library

Jim Conrad, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Henry Duwe, Iowa State University
Subramanian Ganesan, Oakland University
Xinfei Guo, University of Virginia
Sarah Harris, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Lei Jiang, Indiana University
Dave Kaeli, Northeastern University
Michael Manzke, Trinity College, Dublin
Yale Patt, University of Texas
Diane Rover, Iowa State University
Devesh Tiwari, Northeastern University