Workshop on Computer
Architecture Education

Held in conjunction with the

46th International Symposium on
Computer Architecture

Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Submissions are due on Monday,
20 May 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.

Approaches to introductory
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
architectural & software issues specific to embedded systems

Hardware tools
Simulators and other software tools
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.

Submission of contributions

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

Ed Gehringer

Department of Computer Science
North Carolina State University

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 organizer at the address above.


Important Dates

Submission Due Date: Monday, May 20,

Author Notification: Wednesday, May
29, 2019 

Final Paper Due Date: Friday, June 14,

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

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
Xinfei Guo, University of Virginia
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

Workshop on Computer Architecture Education, submissions due on May 20