AIDArc-2018: International Workshop on AI-assisted Design for Architecture


To be held in conjunction with

The 45th International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA)

June 3rd, 2018 Los Angeles, CA





Recent advancements in machine learning algorithms, fueled by increased data availability and high-performance computing infrastructure, have led to successful applications of machine learning (and AI in general) in numerous disciplines and domains. Although much attention has been drawn in the computer system architecture community on accelerating machine learning, limited research has been conducted to utilize the power of AI/ML to help architects design better computer architectures and systems.


The AIDArc Workshop is intended to bring together researchers, scientists and practitioners across academia and industry, to share early discoveries, successful examples, and opinions on opportunities and challenges regarding utilizing AI to assist computer system designs. Research along this line may potentially transform the way computers are designed and optimized. It may also lead to interesting “self-evolving architecture”, where AI helps to speed up computer systems which, in turn, are used to speed up the AI.


Topics of submitted papers include, but not limited to, the exploration of artificial intelligence in assisting the design and optimization of:


– Various components of computer system architecture, e.g., branch predicator, cache, memory, I/O, interconnection networks, etc.

– Various design objectives of computer systems, e.g., power/energy, performance, resource, reliability, security, etc.

– Different types of computer architectures and systems, e.g., embedded/mobile/wearable devices, CPUs, GPUs, special-purpose accelerators, datacenters, HPCs, etc.


Papers will be reviewed based on originality, novelty, technical strength, presentation quality, correctness and relevance to the workshop scope. Early but novel works on related topics are highly encouraged.




To submit a paper, go to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aidarc2018 and follow the instructions. Papers of up to 6 pages should be submitted in PDF format (readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 and higher) based on the IEEE template (https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html). The page limitation includes figures, tables, and references.


[Important Dates]


Paper submission due: March 20, 2018

Notification of acceptance: April 9, 2018

Camera-ready papers due: May 15, 2018

Workshop date: June 3, 2018


[More information]


For more information on AIDArc 2018, please visit:


or contact the workshop organizer:

Lizhong Chen, Oregon State University (chenliz@oregonstate.edu)


[ISCA 2018] CFP: Workshop on AI-assisted Design for Architecture (AIDArc)