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.

March 2017

21 March 2017 - 22 March 2017, Berlin, DE

Open Science Conference 2017

Topic: e-Science

Main audience:

The Open Science Conference 2017 is the 4th international conference of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. It is a continuation and development of the former Science 2.0 Conference. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum where researchers, librarians, practitioners, politicians, and other important stakeholders can discuss and exchange their ideas and experiences.

The thematic focus is this year on "open educational resources". Open educational resources include course materials (print and digital), modules, streaming videos, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support open access to knowledge.
Conference web site

28 March 2017 - 28 March 2017, Paris, FR

39th ORAP Forum on Global Emergent and Future HPC Architectures, I/O and Storage

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

This ORAP Forum will explore two topics. International (China, Japan) and European projects presentations will be an opportunity to emphasize the rising interest for ARM-based HPC architectures, among other considerations and visions delivered by large players. Trends in I/O and storage for HPC will then be highlighted by academic or industrial experts, from technology to applications, emphasizing also new concepts and software organisation aspects.

These two topics are not disconnected: usage evolution in all domains is questioning an increasingly intertwined vision of computing and data processing. This will be illustrated by the different technical, scientific or strategic presentations, and participants will be able to discuss how more and more crucial data movement and storage features and capabilities must be globally envisioned.
Conference web site
April 2017

05 April 2017 - 07 April 2017, Barcelona, ES

9th Research Data Alliance Plenary Meeting

Topic: e-Infrastructure Policy

Main audience:

The Research Data Alliance is a unique community-driven organisation that offers a neutral space where its engaged, growing members, now more than 4300 spanning over 110 countries, discuss and develop "data bridges" to enable the open data sharing across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society. These "data bridges" or "building blocks" of common global data infrastructures are the results of the work done by the RDA Working and Interest groups, formed of researchers, data practitioners and experts representing different domains and organisations from around the world.
Conference web site

10 April 2017 - 13 April 2017, Stockholm, SE

PRACE Spring School 2017 - HPC for Life Sciences

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

The mission of the 2017 PRACE Spring School is to give a comprehensive introduction to several of the widely used life science software that is available on the PRACE HPC systems, as well as discussing the scalability of the software and performance issues, and teaching best practices on HPC systems that have been observed during PRACE research activities. Extensive hands-on sessions will cover more than half of time during the school. The computer laboratories at KTH that will be used during the course have been updated with all the necessary software and are connected to the PRACE Tier-1 system Beskow, which is situated at the PDC Center for High-Performance Computing at KTH. Beskow is the largest Tier-1 system within the Nordic countries.
Conference web site

10 April 2017 - 12 April 2017, Lugano, CH

HPC Advisory Council's Swiss Conference 2017

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

Gather to mingle with colleagues, network with fellow experts and make new acquaintances at the annual Swiss Conference. Gain insights from leading luminaries driving futures and hear from more leaders in their fields of expertise from across disciplines and time-zones. Get more hands-on this year with new Open Stack, Deep Learning tutorials and a Machine Learning Bootcamp.

The three day conference is hosted by conference co-chair Hussein Harake and the Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico (CSCS) in collaboration with the HPC Advisory Council, members and early sponsors of this year's conference - Atos, Lenovo, NVIDIA, Mellanox and DDN.

April's agenda will feature more than twenty sessions centering on High Performance Computing (HPC) with topics ranging from Accelerators, Containers, OpenPOWER and Spack along with extensive best practices and opportunities to explore new ideas, breakthroughs and approaches, resolve challenges, celebrate achievements and much more.
Conference web site
May 2017

02 May 2017 - 05 May 2017, Madison, US

HTCondor Week 2017

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

The HTCondor Week is an annual event that gives collaborators and users of HTCondor the chance to exchange ideas and experiences, to learn about the latest research, to experience live demos, and to influence our short and long term research and development directions. HTCondor is a high throughput computing middleware for pleasantly parallel HPC jobs.
Conference web site

08 May 2017 - 12 May 2017, Montréal, CA

15th International Icing Course 2017

Topic: Applications

Main audience:

This international course illustrates the state-of-the-art of CFD applications in icing simulations and links theory to application. It is structured to be of equal interest to aerodynamicists, icing, environmental systems and flight simulation engineers, regulators and Designated Engineering Representatives.
Conference web site

09 May 2017 - 12 May 2017, Catania, IT

EGI Conference 2017

Topic: Grid computing and distributed computing

The EGI Conference 2017 will be the EGI Community's main event of 2017 and will be the last meeting organised in the context of the EGI-Engage project. The programme will focus on the technical roadmap of EGI, with days dedicated to authorisation and authentication, compute services both HTC and Cloud, as well as storage and data services. Sessions on e-infrastructure governance, procurement and business models will also be included in the programme.
Conference web site

09 May 2017 - 12 May 2017, Catania, IT

INDIGO Summit 2017

Topic: Cloud computing and on-demand computing

Main audience:

The INDIGO Summit 2017 will be the flagship event of the INDIGO-DataCloud project, with a focus on user engagement and the INDIGO service catalogue. This event will be centred on exploring the solutions provided by the INDIGO software, applying them to concrete use cases brought forward by scientific communities and resource providers. Demos, training and hands-on implementation sessions will also be included in the programme.
Conference web site

14 May 2017 - 17 May 2017, Madrid, ES

CCGrid 2017 - 17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing

Topic: Grid computing and distributed computing

Main audience:

CCGrid is a successful series of conferences that serves as the major international forum for presenting and sharing recent research results and technological developments in the fields of Cluster, Cloud and Grid computing. The CCGrid symposium, which is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) and the ACM, reaches out to both researchers and practitioners, and to both academia and industry. The conference features keynotes, technical presentations, posters, workshops, tutorials, as well as the SCALE challenge featuring live demonstrations.
Conference web site

14 May 2017 - 17 May 2017, Madrid, ES

Workshop on Clusters, Clouds and Grids for Life Sciences

Topic: Grid computing and distributed computing

Main audience:

Today, biomedicine and bioinformatics rely heavily on large scale computational resources, as they typically employ data- and compute-intensive methods. Omics, biomedical imaging and computational models quickly reach data volumes of terabytes and petabytes, data analysis may need teraflops or petaflops of computing power. New challenges arise from complex analysis of distributed heterogeneous data, for example in translational medicine.<br/>

Distributed IT-systems such as Grids, Clouds and recently Big Data environments are used for to speed-up large experiments and development time for new algorithms. Distributed systems also allow for better availability of new computational methods for supporting large-scale multi-centric collaborations. However, specific challenges in the employment of such systems for biomedical applications, such as security, reliability and user-friendliness, often impede wide-range adoption of prototype solutions.<br/>

This workshop aims at bringing together developers of bioinformatics and biomedical applications and researchers in the field of distributed IT systems. The goals of the workshop are to exchange and discuss existing solutions and latest developments in both fields, in particular for identified gaps and roadblocks. The workshop further intends to collaboratively explore new approaches to successfully apply distributed IT-systems in translational research, clinical intervention, and decision-making.
Conference web site

15 May 2017 - 19 May 2017, Barcelona, ES

European HPC Summit Week 2017

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

The actual programme of the week contains workshops from various HPC initiatives in Europe in order to find synergies among all parties of the HPC ecosystem. The week will start with the EXDCI workshop on May 15. On May 16-18, the week will continue with PRACEdays17. On May 18, the ETP4HPC and EUDAT workshops will take place. The week will finish with scientific workshops of FETHPC project and Centers of Excellence.
Conference web site

15 May 2017 - 17 May 2017, Glasgow, GB

Parallel CFD 2017 - 29th International Conference on Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

Parallel CFD (ParCFD) is an annual international conference devoted to the discussion of recent developments in parallel computing and its applications to the field of CFD and related disciplines.

Conference web site

15 May 2017 - 17 May 2017, Siena, IT

BigDAW17 - Big Data Analytics Workshop

Topic: e-Science

Main audience:

Managing and processing large volumes of data, or "Big Data", and gaining meaningful insights is a significant challenge facing the distributed computing community. As a consequence, many business are demanding large-scale streaming data analytics. This has a significant impact on a wide range of domains, including health care, bio-medical research, Internet searches, finance and business informatics, and scientific computing.

Despite considerable progress in high performance, storage capacity, and computation power, challenges remain in identifying, clustering, classifying, and interpreting a large spectrum of information. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a fertile ground for collaboration among research institutions and industries in the fields of analytics, machine learning, and high-performance computing.
Conference web site

16 May 2017 - 18 May 2017, Barcelona, ES

PRACEdays 2017

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

PRACE will organise the fourth edition of its Scientific and Industrial Conference - PRACEdays17 - under the motto "HPC for Innovation: when Science meets Industry". The conference will bring together experts from academia and industry who will present their advancements in HPC-supported science and engineering.
Conference web site

18 May 2017 - 18 May 2017, Barcelona, ES

Coupling HPC and Data Resources and services together - EUDAT workshop

Topic: e-Science

Main audience:

EUDAT and PRACE are joining forces to help research communities gain access to high quality managed e-Infrastructures whose resources can be connected together to enable cross-utilization use cases and make them accessible without any technical barrier. The capability to couple data and compute resources together is considered one of the key factors to accelerate scientific innovation and advance research frontiers. The goal of this session is to present the EUDAT services, the results of the collaboration activity achieved so far and delivers a hands-on on how to write a Data Management Plan or DMP. The DMP is a useful instrument for researchers to reflect on and communicate about the way they will deal with their data. It prompts them to think about how they will generate, analyse and share data during their research project and afterwards.
Conference web site

29 May 2017 - 01 June 2017, Umeå, SE

NeIC2017 - Nordic e-Infrastructure Conference 2017

Topic: e-Infrastructure Policy

Main audience:

Building on the enthusiasm from the first two Nordic e-Infrastructure Conferences in 2013 and 2015, the next NeIC Conference will be hosted by NeIC and the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC).
Conference web site

29 May 2017 - 02 June 2017, Linz, AT

TNC17 - TERENA Networking Conference 2017

Topic: Networking

Main audience:

The TNC17 Networking Conference is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference, with more than 650 participants attending this annual event. TNC brings together decision makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, and identity and access management experts from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions, as well as industry representatives.

Through keynotes speeches by renowned specialists, varying parallel sessions, demonstrations and presentations, the Conference presents participants with a unique overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the area of application and management. Theme of the conference is "The Art of Creative Networking".
Conference web site
June 2017

18 June 2017 - 22 June 2017, Frankfurt, DE

ISC'17 - 32nd ISC High Performance Conference

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

In 2017 the organizers offer 12 fascinating HPC topics grouped under three categories: systems, applications, and emerging topics. All topics will be addressed in different power-packed sessions. The ISC tutorials, workshops and the exhibition will complement these sessions. ISC High Performance focuses on HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields, as well as its adoption in commercial environments.
Conference web site

25 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, Boulder, US

2017 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

This summer school is sponsored by Compute/Calcul Canada, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and the RIKEN Advanced Insti­tute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS).

Leading computational scientists and HPC technologists from the U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada will offer instructions on a variety of topics and also provide advanced mentoring.

Topics include: HPC challenges by discipline; HPC programming proficiencies; Performance analysis & profiling; Algorithmic approaches & numerical libraries; Data-intensive computing; Scientific visualization; and Canadian, EU, Japanese and U.S. HPC-infrastructures.
Conference web site

25 June 2017 - 29 June 2017, Venice, IT

INFOCOMP 2017 - Seventh International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

INFOCOMP 2017 continues a successful series of events dedicated to advanced communications and computing aspects, covering academic and industrial achievements and visions. Tracks feature application scenarios, state of the art, and outreach developments of advanced scientific computing, supercomputing, HPC, and communication from present to future architectures, integrated systems, beyond Cloud, and reaching exaflop: large scale and fast computation, networks/systems communications, measurement, control and management, advanced applications from geosciences, scientific data processing, natural sciences, archaeology, planetology, spatial and environmental sciences, geoprocessing, integrated information and computing systems, intelligent systems, mobility, legal informatics, database applications, as well as tracks on evaluation context, biometry, security, access technologies, algorithms, and applications.

The conference brings together world's leading international experts, researchers, computational scientists, developers, system managers, users, students, and industry and business affiliates for sharing experiences, publishing and presenting new research results and discussing recent developments, challenges, and future advancements and collaboration in exciting expert panels, workshops, and tutorials.
Conference web site

26 June 2017 - 28 June 2017, Lugano, CH

PASC'17 - Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

This is an interdisciplinary conference in HPC that brings together domain science, applied mathematics and computer science - where computer science is focused on enabling the realization of scientific computation. The PASC Conference provides three days of stimulating and thought-provoking technical sessions, including keynote presentations, minisymposia, peer-reviewed papers, panels and poster sessions.
Conference web site
July 2017

05 July 2017 - 07 July 2017, Patras, GR

LIBER Conference 2017

Topic: e-Science

Main audience:

LIBER's goal is to give European research libraries, national and university, a distinctive and compelling voice in the international library community. The chosen name LIBER - Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche - is redolent of both books and freedom. Keynotes will be provided by Kathleen Shearer, Julia Reda, and Costas Fotakis.
Conference web site

09 July 2017 - 13 July 2017, New Orleans, US

PEARC17 - Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

PEARC17 welcomes all who care about the challenges in using and operating advanced research computing. The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) annual conference is transforming into an independent entity designed to unite the high-performance computing and advanced digital research community.

The theme of this year's conference is Sustainability, Success and Impact - particularly apropos as the organizers strive to succeed in making the conference itself a self-sustaining event with continued impact. The theme also reflects key objectives for those managing, developing, and using advanced research computing throughout the nation and the world - sustainability of the infrastructure environment, measuring and ensuring success for those organizations providing and using advanced research computing, and impact of the technologies on the workforce and on science and scholarship.
Conference web site
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

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
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