Seminar: Next-Gen Programming Interfaces and Compilers


In this seminar we discuss novel programming interfaces and compiler techniques with a particular focus on modern processor architectures. Particular topics of interest are (preliminary):

  • Memory Models on different levels: Hardware (NVM), Languages (C, C++), etc.
  • Programming models for novel architectures/extensions (ARMv9/SVE, RISC-V vector operations, FPGAs, neuromorphic chips, etc.)
  • Code generation in different contexts (JavaScript/WebAssembly, SQL, eBPF, binary translation, etc.)

For an impression of possible topics, you can see last year's topics, but note that this year's topics will be different.


The seminar is organized similar to a scientific conference. Participants will have to submit a draft paper, which will be peer reviewed by two other participants, and incorporate the received feedback for the final version. The paper should have a length of between 8 and 10 pages using a provided LaTeX template. After submitting the final paper, participants have to give a presentation of 20 minutes (hard time limit). All talks will be presented 'en bloc' within two days at the end of the semester; the block seminar will be on-site at TUM or at an external locations (if participants show interest).

The final grade is influenced mostly by paper/talk quality (half/half), but also the quality of reviews and the participation in discussions after the talks will be taken into account. Delivering either the paper or the talk in unacceptable quality will result in total failure.


  • Preliminary meeting: 2023-07-11, 14:00 s.t., virtual via BigBlueButton
    • We will not prioritize based on attendance. If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact one of the organizers.
  • Topic assignment: 2023-10-18
  • Kick-off meeting: 2023-10-19, 14:15, 02.09.014
    • Introduction to literature research and scientific writing/presentation [slides]
  • Paper outline due: 2023-11-08 (meet with your advisor to discuss)
  • Paper draft due: 2023-11-22 (submission via e-mail to advisor, meet with your advisor to discuss)
  • Complete paper due: 2023-12-06 (upload via HotCRP)
    • Submission of complete paper for peer-review.
  • Reviews due: 2023-12-20 (submission via HotCRP)
  • Camera-ready paper and slides due: 2024-01-19 (upload of paper and slides via HotCRP)
    • Final (graded) version of the paper/slides incorporating feedback from reviewers.
  • Block seminar: 2024-01-22/23 (on-site or external)


Topic Assignment

ATML in CompilersAE
JKWebAssembly 2AE
MEWebAssembly 1AE