Calendar of events

This calendar of events lists a number of conferences and workshops that may be of interest to e-Infrastructures in Europe. It lists scientific,industrial, and governement related ones.

August 2017

28 August 2017 - 01 September 2017, Petrozavodsk, RU

BOINC:FAST - Third International Scientific Conference "BOINC-based High Performance Computing: Fundamental Research and Development"

Topic: Grid computing and distributed computing

High performance computing is extremely important for modern fundamental and applied science. Desktop Grid technologies are used in scientific research together with clusters and Grid systems, while Volunteer Computing assist in breakthroughs in astronomy, biotechnology, fundamental physics and mathematics, and many other branches of science. However, unused potential of Desktop Grids is still quite high.

The Third International Scientific Conference "BOINC-based High Performance Computing: Fundamental Research and Development" is devoted to studying potential of distributed Desktop Grid computing, exchange of experience in creation and support of fundamental and applied BOINC projects. Among other, reports concerning technologies of development of distributed applications, processing of data, mathematical modeling of Desktop Grid, fundamental and applied BOINC projects will be presented.

During the conference a meeting of the Russian Branch of "International Desktop Grid Federation" and a meeting with crunchers who participate in BOINC-projects will be organized.
Conference web site
September 2017

06 September 2017 - 08 September 2017, Athens, GR

OSFair2017 - Open Science FAIR 2017

Topic: e-Science

Main audience:

Open Science is a new research paradigm facing many challenges, mainly the ingrained research habits accompanied by non-incentive institutional and funder reward systems, the lack of embedded tools and services, the connection to non-academic communities. Open Science Fair will critically showcase the elements required for the transition to Open Science: e-infrastructures and services, policies as guidance for good practices, research flows and new types of activities - disseminate, mine, review, assess, etc., the roles of the respective actors and their networks. OSFair2017 is organized as an emblematic initiative of four EU projects in the area of Open Science: OpenAIRE, OpenUP, FOSTER and OpenMinTeD. It is locally curated by the National Kapodestrian University of Athens and the "Athena" Research and Innovation Center and co-sponsored by the National Library of Greece.
Conference web site

06 September 2017 - 06 September 2017, Brussels, BE

Open Dialogue Event 2017

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

PPI4HPC organizes an Open Dialogue Event (ODE) to inform the market of the future joint procurement and to gather input from the market. European HPC centres have officially opened a market consultation for the purchase of HPC systems. The aim of the ODE event is to inform all interested possible suppliers about their expectations and plans, as well as to gather feedback from the market on them. All interested possible suppliers and interested parties are invited to participate in this event, with a maximum of two representatives by company.
Conference web site

07 September 2017 - 08 September 2017, Barcelona, ES

ACM Europe Conference

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

The ACM Europe Conference will be a truly international event, bringing together computer scientists and practitioners from around the world. The two main themes of the conference are Cybersecurity and High Performance Computing. A roster of leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers drawn from Europe and around the world, will examine the latest opportunities and challenges in the fast-changing field of Cybersecurity. The panel will be moderated by Chris Hankin, Imperial College, London. The HPC track will include a keynote talk and it is followed by a panel, composed of top world experts in HPC. The panel will review progress and current plans for the worldwide roadmap towards exascale computing.
Conference web site

07 September 2017 - 08 September 2017, Barcelona, ES

EXDCI Final Conference 2017

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

EXDCI will include a co-located event within the Annual ACM Europe Conference 2017. The idea is to organize a final conference jointly with the ACM Europe community that will gather HPC specialists, students and ACM members worldwide. On Thursday all attendees will be invited to attend the Turing Lecture and the Reception and ACM Fellow celebration, as well as the HPC track on Friday. On Friday morning, the EXDCI conference will include joint sessions with Eurolab4HPC and HiPEAC.
Conference web site

11 September 2017 - 13 September 2017, Cambridge, GB

ARM Research Summit 2017

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

The Research Summit is a technical conference, where talks will explore future trends and disruptive technologies across all sectors of computing. The theme for this year's Summit is "Computing for the Connected World". The three-day multi-track programme will include talks from leaders in their research fields, demonstrations, workshops, posters, networking opportunities and the chance for you to interact and discuss projects with members of ARM Research.

This is your chance to hear from some of the most pioneering minds in technical research from leading universities and organisations from around the world. This year, the organizers are welcoming guest speakers from Google, Microsoft Research and AstraZeneca, as well as many of the world's leading research centres in computer science.

Over the course of the Summit, you will have the opportunity to attend more than 100 talks on topics across all disciplines, including architecture, security, memory and interconnect, future trends in silicon, machine learning, and emerging and disruptive technologies.
Conference web site

18 September 2017 - 20 September 2017, New York, US

OpenMPCon

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

OpenMPCon is organized by the OpenMP community and is uniquely positioned to provide both novice and experienced developers with new insights into using directive based APIs such as OpenMP. The conference focuses on the practical application of OpenMP and other directive based languages to deliver high-performance computing through parallel processing. At OpenMPCon you will enjoy thought provoking keynotes plus inspirational tutorials, talks and presentations. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere provides a great opportunity to discuss and share your experiences using OpenMP with industry experts, fellow developers and technology suppliers.
Conference web site

19 September 2017 - 21 September 2017, Montréal, CA

10th Research Data Alliance Plenary Meeting

Topic: e-Infrastructure Policy

Main audience:

The overarching theme is "Better Data, Better Decisions" (BD2). RDA Plenaries are held every six months in different places around the world. They are exciting and productive events that bring together a unique community of data scientists, librarians, computer scientists, and domain scientists. Plenary meetings are special working events that really help move the community forward in creating tangible deliverables that improve data sharing across disciplines, technologies, and countries.
Conference web site

20 September 2017 - 22 September 2017, Buenos Aires, AR

CARLA 2017 - Latin America High Performance Computing Conference

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

The use and development of High Performance Computing in Latin America is steadily growing. New challenges come from the capabilities provided by clusters, grids, and distributed systems for HPC, promoting research and innovation in this area. The main goal of CARLA 2017 is to provide a regional forum fostering the growth of the HPC community in Latin America through the exchange and dissemination of new ideas, techniques, and research in HPC. The conference will feature invited talks from academy and industry, short- and full-paper sessions presenting both mature work and new ideas in research and industrial applications.
Conference web site

24 September 2017 - 29 September 2017, Heidelberg, DE

HLF - Fifth Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

What distinguishes the HLF from standard scientific conferences is the unique informal atmosphere that inspires a blend of acute scientific discussions and social interactions among the participants. Lectures, workshops and panel discussions embolden scientifically driven debate, while various social events encourage the participants to pursue their discourse outside the lecture halls and to get to know each other. Embedded once again into the programme is the Hot Topic session, which is especially interesting for the media. At the 4th HLF in 2016, the focus revolved around Artificial Intelligence (AI) and a panel of experts addressed the costs and benefits created by developments brought on by AI. The theme for the session in 2017 at the 5th HLF will delve into quantum computing.
Conference web site

25 September 2017 - 26 September 2017, Moscow, RU

Russian Supercomputing Days

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

The united conference will cater to the interests of a wide range of representatives from science, industry, business, education, government, and students - anyone connected to the development or the use of supercomputing technologies. The conference topics will cover all aspects of supercomputing technologies: software and hardware design, solving large tasks, application of supercomputing technologies in industry, exaflop computing issues, supercomputing education, and many others. The new, 27th edition of Top50 list of the most powerful supercomputers in the CIS will be announced on the first day of the conference.
Conference web site

28 September 2017 - 28 September 2017, Santiago de Compostela, ES

11th RES Users' Meeting

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

The Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) organizes every year a users' meeting to inform about RES resources and procedures. This event aims to be a discussion forum among RES users, technical staff, the access committee and the users' committee. In addition, the scientific parallel sessions and the poster session will promote the dissemination of highlighted research results of RES users. The local organizer of this meeting is the RES node Fundación Pública Galega Centro Tecnolóxico de Supercomputación de Galicia (CESGA).
Conference web site

29 September 2017 - 29 September 2017, Santiago de Compostela, ES

6th HPC Advisory Council

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

The objective of this event is to encourage an interactive exchange between companies and organisations with the final HPC users. It will address a wide range of disciplines and interests such as Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Exascale Era, Big Data, etc. It will include technical, keynote and sponsor sessions.
Conference web site
October 2017

12 October 2017 - 12 October 2017, Amsterdam, NL

Fifth Dutch National eScience Symposium

Topic: e-Science

Main audience:

The Dutch National eScience Symposium is a one-day event where scientists and researchers from different disciplines meet to discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice. The symposium will feature five thematic sessions showcasing world-class data-driven and compute-intensive research in different fields. This annual symposium is an opportunity for anyone working in academia or industry with an interest in digital technology and scientific research. It is the place to meet researchers, students, data scientists, scientific administrators, CIOs and CTOs dealing with the challenges and potential of digital technologies; from the humanities to physics and beyond.
Conference web site
November 2017

12 November 2017 - 17 November 2017, Denver, US

SC17 - International Conference on High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

SC17 will once again bring together the international high performance computing community - a gathering of scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, system administrators and developers that is unequaled in the world - for an exceptional programme of technical presentations, papers, informative tutorials, timely research posters and Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions. The SC17 Exhibition Hall will feature the latest technologies and accomplishments from the world's leading vendors, research organisations and universities. SC17 provides the unique opportunity to see the latest technologies that will shape the future of large-scale technical computing and data-driven science.
Conference web site

30 November 2017 - 01 December 2017, Brussels, BE

DI4R - Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017

Topic: e-Science

Main audience:

Europe's leading e-infrastructures, EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Europe, invite all researchers, developers and service providers for three days of brainstorming and discussions at the Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017 event. Designed with research communities in mind, the Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017 event aims to foster broader adoption of digital infrastructure services and promote user-driven innovation.
Conference web site
January 2018

22 January 2018 - 24 January 2018, Manchester, GB

HiPEAC18 - 13th HiPEAC Conference

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Processor, memory, and storage systems architecture; Parallel, multi-core and heterogeneous systems; Interconnection networks; Architectural support for programming productivity; Power, performance and implementation efficient designs; Reliability and real-time support in processors, compilers and run-time systems; Application-specific processors, accelerators and reconfigurable processors; Architecture and programming environments for GPU-based computing; Simulation and methodology; Architectural and run-time support for programming languages; Programming models, frameworks and environments for exploiting parallelism; Compiler techniques; Feedback-directed optimization; Programme characterization and analysis techniques; Dynamic compilation, adaptive execution, and continuous profiling/optimization; Binary translation/optimization; Code size/memory footprint optimizations.
Conference web site