Workshop on Computer Architecture Education

Final Submission Deadline
April 10, 2015

Submitted by Ed Gehringer

Workshop on Computer Architecture Education
Held in conjunction with the ISCA-42
Portland, OR
Saturday, 13 June 2015

Submissions due: Friday, 10 April 2015

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
200 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


Approaches to introductory courses
Advanced courses
Online resources
Resources for “flipped” classes
Materials for active learning
Lecture vs. hybrid vs. flipped classes
Remote course delivery
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
Interdepartmental issues (CS/ECE)
National differences in curricula
Resources & techniques for teaching …
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
Visualization aids
VLSI design packages

Broadening participation in computer architecture
Encouraging undergraduate research
Encouraging students to pursue the Ph.D.

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: Friday, April 10, 2015
Author Notification: Friday, April 17, 2015
Final Paper Due Date: Friday, April 24, 2015

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 at
the workshop, and through the ACM Digital Library

Ed Gehringer
e-mail: efg@ncsu.edu
Department of Computer Science
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University
Box 8206
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206
+1 919 515-2066

Emmanuel Arzuaga, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
João Cardoso, FEUP/University of Porto, Portugal
Dan Connors, University of Colorado, Denver
James Conrad, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Tom Conte, Georgia Tech
Daniel Ernst, Cray Research
Mark Fienup, University of Northern Iowa
Subramanian Ganesan, Oakland University
Ed Gehringer, North Carolina State University
Byunghyun Jang, University of Mississippi
David Kaeli, Northeastern University
Michael Manzke, Trinity College, Dublin
Aleksandar Milenkovic, University of Alabama – Huntsville
Yale Patt, University of Texas at Austin
Antonio Prete, Università di Pisa
Anujan Varma, UC – Santa Cruz
Xue Wei, Tsinghua University
Craig Zilles, University of Illinois