The Sixth Young Architect Workshop

Welcome to the Young Architect Workshop!

A Workshop for Early-stage Graduate Students in Computer Architecture

The Young Architect Workshop (YArch, pronounced “why arch”) is a workshop for junior graduate students and research-active undergraduate students studying computer architecture and related fields. This year's YArch is organized in conjunction with the 29th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS 2024).

The central theme of the YArch workshop is to serve as a welcoming venue for early-stage graduate students (or undergrads interested in research) to present their ongoing work and receive feedback from experts within the community. In addition, this workshop aims to help students in building connections both with their peers and established architects in the community. To this end, YArch will include:

  • Route to Top-tier: Each submitted work will receive two or more expert reviews. The aim of these reviews will be to give early guidance on important boxes to check for the submitted work to be a future successful top tier conference paper.
  • Meet an Architect: As part of the workshop, attendees will be paired with experts in their chosen research area to get feedback on their ongoing work and future research directions.
  • Becoming an Architect: The workshop will include keynote talks from academic and industry leaders specifically geared towards early stage graduate students.
  • Ask an Architect: The workshop will include a panel of established architects in industry and academia from whom students can seek career advice.


Paper registration deadline: January 12th, 2024
Paper submission deadline: January 19th, 2024
Notification of acceptance: March 15th, 2024




Caroline Trippel, Stanford
Martin Maas, Google
Dimitrios Skarlatos, CMU





Applicants must be either (a) research-active undergraduate students aiming for graduate school, or (b) graduate students (Masters and/or PhD) in computer architecture and related fields who have completed less than 3 years of graduate school at the time of the workshop. A note from the student’s research advisor attesting this is required as part of the submission.

Eligible students are invited to submit their early stage or on-going work to this workshop. Submitted work should not have been presented as part of a prior ACM/IEEE conference.

Note: This workshop is not a venue for publication and there will be no formal proceedings.

Topics of Interest

The workshop invites papers from all areas of computer architecture, broadly defined. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

Submission Guidelines

The goal of this workshop is to help students think about a problem/idea in an holistic manner and communicate your ideas to the wider community, so that we can provide some valuable early-stage feedback. To this end, we encourage you to cover the following aspects in your submission:

Submission Details

Declaring Conflicts

When registering a submission, all its co-authors must provide information about conflicts with the YArch’24 program committee members. You are conflicted with a member if:

  1. you are currently employed at the same institution, have been previously employed at the same institution within the past two years (2020 or later), or are going to begin employment at the same institution;
  2. you have a past or present association as thesis advisor or advisee (no time limit);
  3. you have collaborated on a project, publication, grant proposal, or editorship within the past two years (2020 or later);
  4. or, you have spouse or first-degree relative relations.

Funding FAQ

  1. We aim to fund one person per paper (the presenter/first author).
  2. Depending on available funding we may only cover partial costs.
  3. We aim to fund the presenters from all accepted papers.


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