Workshop on Computer Architecture Education

Held in conjunction with the

50th International Symposium on Computer Architecture

Orlando, Florida, 17 June 2023


Final program

Submit your paper here.
Submissions are due on Monday, 22 May 2023

Web sites of past WCAEs


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.

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
  • Tools and techniques for autograding non-programming assignments
  • Integration of research into teaching
  • Industrial support for teaching
  • Resources & techniques for teaching ...
    • quantum architecture & programming
    • 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
  • Encouraging undergraduate research
  • Encouraging students to pursue a Ph.D.
  • Broadening participation in computer architecture

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. More recent papers are in the ACM Digital Library.

Submission of contributions

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

Ed Gehringer


Department of Computer Science
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University
Box 8206
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206
+1 919 515-2066

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

Early-decision dates are for those who want a decision to be rendered before the conference's early registration deadline.

Early-Decision Due Date: Monday, May 1, 2023
Early Author Notification Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Regular Due Date: Monday, May 22, 2023
Author Notification: Friday, June 2, 2023
Final Paper Due Date: Friday, June 9, 2023

Copies of papers presented at the workshop will be made available through IEEE Xplore

Program Committee

Joćo M. P. Cardoso, University of Porto
Jim Conrad, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Henry Duwe, Iowa State University
Xinfei Guo, University of Virginia
Sarah Harris, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Byunghyun Jang, University of Mississippi
Dave Kaeli, Northeastern University
Zachary Kurmas, Grand Valley State University
Yale Patt, University of Texas
Cristina Silvano, Politecnico di Milano

Updated on 17 April 2023