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.

November 2017

09 November 2017 - 10 November 2017, Budapest, HU

ICT Proposers' Day 2017

Topic: Networking

Main audience:

This networking event centres on European ICT Research & Innovation with a special focus on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-20. The event will focus on the 2018 Calls for Proposals of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme in the field of Information & Communication Technologies. It will offer an exceptional opportunity to build quality partnerships with academics, researchers, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe.
Conference web site

12 November 2017 - 12 November 2017, Denver, US

WHPC - 7th International Women in HPC Workshop

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

The 7th International Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) Workshop at SC17 brings together the HPC community to discuss the growing importance of increasing diversity in the workplace. This workshop will recognize and discuss the challenges of improving the proportion of women in the HPC community, and is relevant for employers and employees throughout the supercomputing workforce who are interested in addressing diversity.
Conference web site

12 November 2017 - 12 November 2017, Denver, US

6th Workshop on Extreme-Scale Programming Tools

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

The path to exascale computing will challenge HPC application developers in their quest to achieve the maximum potential that the machines have to offer. Factors such as limited power budgets, heterogeneity, hierarchical memories, shrinking I/O bandwidths, and performance variability will make it increasingly difficult to create productive applications on future platforms. Tools for debugging, performance measurement and analysis, and tuning will be needed to overcome the architectural, system, and programming complexities envisioned in these exascale environments.

At the same time, research and development progress for HPC tools faces equally difficult challenges from exascale factors. Increased emphasis on autotuning, dynamic monitoring and adaptation, heterogeneous analysis, and so on will require new methodologies, techniques, and engagement with application teams. This workshop will serve as a forum for HPC application developers, system designers, and tools researchers to discuss the requirements for exascale-ready/exascale-enabled tools and the roadblocks that need to be addressed.

The workshop is the sixth in a series of SC conference workshops organized by the Virtual Institute - High Productivity Supercomputing (VI-HPS), an international initiative of HPC researchers and developers focused on parallel programming and performance tools for large-scale systems.
Conference web site

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

13 November 2017 - 13 November 2017, Denver, US

PAW17 - 2nd Annual PGAS Applications Workshop

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

The scope of the PAW workshop is to provide a forum for exhibiting case studies of PGAS programming models in the context of real-world applications as a means of better understanding practical applications of PGAS technologies. The organizers encourage the submission of papers and talks detailing practical PGAS applications, including characterizations of scalability and performance, of expressiveness and programmability, as well as any downsides or areas for improvement in existing PGAS models. In addition to informing other application programmers about the potential that is available through PGAS programming, the workshop is designed to communicate these experiences to compiler vendors, library developers, and system architects in order to achieve broader support for PGAS programming across the community.
Conference web site

14 November 2017 - 14 November 2017, Denver, US

European Exascale Projects and Their Global Contributions

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

ETP4HPC is organizing a Birds of a Feather session at SC17. Europe will present a holistic view of its HPC development and showcase its selected projects that contribute to the global exascale R&D effort. The European HPC Technology and Application programme covers the entire HPC system stack and application expertise; including system prototypes. The organizers will summarise their ambitions and the contribution of their projects, present selected technology (Mont-Blanc, SAGE) and application projects (BioExcel) and discuss their role in the global HPC effort. The European EXDCI booth, publications - the European HPC Handbook - and the ETP4HPC website will facilitate networking before and after the Birds of a Feather session.
Conference web site

28 November 2017 - 29 November 2017, Brussels, BE

First EOSCpilot Stakeholder Forum

Topic: e-Infrastructure Policy

Main audience:

The event aims at charting a course towards a concrete and sustainable EOSC, identifying first steps on the EU added-value of EOSC and its building blocks to make Europeans do their research better. Specifically, the event will: Communicate the early results of the EOSCpilot project, collect feedback on the pilot's findings, and raise the questions which remain open in the shape of the EOSC; Identify possible EOSC shapes and features to clear up the vision of the EOSC with concrete and user-oriented attributes, taking into account the first HLEG report and the EOSC's pilot Science Demonstrators. The event will collect ideas shared by stakeholders to help shape the direction of the EOSC; Discuss the practical possibilities of the EOSC and identify minimal viable products to deliver European added value e.g. architecture, functionalities, training or collaborative tools, with all stakeholders and assess their feasibility, value, cost, sustainability, openness and user-friendliness; Prioritize the roadmap with stakeholders identifying the most urgent steps they believe are necessary to build the EOSC, and by comparing ideas in Panel Discussions; Present and discuss possible governance, funding and business models to sustain the EOSC aiming at light and Pan-European frameworks; Share Good Practices and local initiatives fostering Open Science, which could be generalized to the EOSC, including the EOSC Pilot Science Demonstrators, and other Open Science friendly organisations and associations, in order to inspire all EOSC builders.

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
December 2017

12 December 2017 - 12 December 2017, Amsterdam, NL

SUPER D Event

Topic: Applications

Main audience:

The annual SURFsara Super D Event connects science and technology. Catch up on the latest insights in large-scale computing and data. This event is of interest to researchers from academia and industry, research support managers of research and education institutions, academic policy makers and research and innovation managers in the private sector. Keynote speakers are Thomas Schulthess, director of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) and professor of computational physics at ETH Zurich; and Thomas Skordas, head of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagships Unit at European Commission.
Conference web site

18 December 2017 - 21 December 2017, Jaipur, IN

HiPC 2017 - 24th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing, Data, and Analytics

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

HiPC serves as a forum to present current work by researchers from around the world as well as highlight activities in Asia in the area high performance computing. The meeting focuses on all aspects of high performance computing systems and their scientific, engineering, and commercial applications. In 2016, to keep pace with new computing trends, the conference added two new areas of interest to its name: Data and Analytics. The conference has a history of attracting participation from reputed researchers from all over the world and receives strong industry support from companies operating globally and also established in India. In addition to the two days of industry exhibits, the sponsoring partners to the conference hold industry symposiums to bring together providers and users of HPC in a forum for presenting state-of-the-art in HPC platforms and technologies, for discussing best practices, and for exchanging experiences.
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

23 January 2018 - 25 January 2018, Porto, PT

EUDAT Conference - Putting the EOSC Vision into Practice

Topic: e-Infrastructure Policy

Main audience:

Bringing together data infrastructure users and providers and policy makers from across Europe, the EUDAT Conference will: Showcase the latest trends in data infrastructure and data management solutions for research; Demo the solutions developed by EUDAT to address researchers and research communities' data management needs, through concrete pilots; Inform about the concrete opportunities offered by the newly established EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) to the service providers and research communities; Discuss the progress of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and the European Data Infrastructure (EDI) and the contribution of EUDAT as well as other infrastructures to these two initiatives. Community decision-makers and data managers, scientists and research communities, policy-makers, e-Infrastructure projects, research infrastructures and ESFRI projects are welcome to contribute to the conference.
Conference web site

28 January 2018 - 31 January 2018, Tokyo, JP/

HPC Asia 2018 - International Conference on High Performance Computing in Asia-Pacific Region

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

High performance computing is a key technology to solve large problems in science, engineering, and business by utilizing computing power which has been evolving to the future. HPC Asia is an international conference series on HPC technologies in Asia Pacific region to discuss the issues on high performance computing and to exchange information of research and development results. New interesting and remarkable technologies and results have appeared. The goal of HPC Asia 2018 is to exchange ideas, case studies, and research results related to all issues of high performance computing.
Conference web site
February 2018

03 February 2018 - 04 February 2018, Brussels, BE

FOSDEM'18

Topic: Applications

Main audience:

FOSDEM is an annual free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate, attended by over 5000 developers and open-source enthusiasts from all over the world.
Conference web site

04 February 2018 - 04 February 2018, Brussels, BE

FOSDEM'18 HPC, Big Data, and Data Science Devroom

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

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The goal of the workshop is to bring the communities together, share expertise, learn how they can benefit from each other's work and foster further joint research and collaboration. The workshop welcomes talks about Free and Open Source solutions to the challenges presented by large scale computing, data management and data analysis.
Conference web site
March 2018

12 March 2018 - 15 March 2018, Warsaw, PL

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2018

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

This conference provides a platform for the thought leaders from both academia and industry to interact and discuss the visionary ideas, the most important global trends and substantial innovations in supercomputing. Some of the themes being considered for Supercomputing Frontiers 2018 are: Supercomputing applications in domains of critical impact in scientific, economic and human terms, and especially those requiring computing resources approaching Exascale; Cryptography and HPC: classical, quantum and post-quantum; Big Data science merging with supercomputing with associated issues of I/O, high bandwidth networking, storage, workflows, real time processing, graph methods; Architectural complexity of Exascale systems with special focus on new and special purpose processor architectures, supercomputing interconnects, interconnect topologies and routing, and interplay of interconnect topologies with algorithmic communication patterns for both numerically intensive computations and Big Data; Cosmology, Astrophysics - Big Data and Big Iron; Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics and Connectomics; Any other topic that pushes the boundaries of supercomputing to exascale and beyond.

Conference web site

26 March 2018 - 29 March 2018, Singapore, SG

SCA18 - Supercomputing Asia 2018

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

Supercomputing Asia is an inaugural annual conference that will encompass an umbrella of notable supercomputing events with the key objective of promoting a vibrant and relevant HPC ecosystem in Asian countries.
Conference web site
June 2018

10 June 2018 - 14 June 2018, Trondheim, NO

TNC18 - Terena Networking Conference

Topic: Networking

Main audience:

TNC18, its 34th edition, will be hosted by UNINETT. UNINETT develops and operates the Norwegian national research and education network, interconnecting about 200 Norwegian educational and research institutions and more than 300.000 users, as well as giving them access to international research networks. This year the conference will also focus on a variety of thought-provoking sub-themes such as: the power of the Internet, the responsibility of sustainability and delivery, the power of data analytics, the creation of intelligent complexity, and networking at the speed of science.
Conference web site

24 June 2018 - 28 June 2018, Frankfurt, DE

ISC'18 - 33rd ISC High Performance Conference

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

ISC High Performance, the leading supercomputing event in Europe, will combine a strong line-up of technical experts in the field of HPC with exhibits from leading supercomputing centres, as well as hardware and software vendors. ISC High Performance presents state-of-the-art applications, architectures and trends in supercomputing. As a result, this HPC event has created a unique atmosphere of collaboration and co-operation.

ISC High Performance is dedicated to tackling HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields, as well as its adoption in commercial environments. This year, the team aspires to bring another outstanding conference to an enthusiastic crowd. The ISC 2018 programme chair, Professor Horst Simon, and the programme team have carefully selected 13 topics, which they believe will appeal to the global HPC community. These topics will be addressed in the invited programme.

The 2018 topics will be presented by speakers considered experts in their chosen field. The contributed programme, tutorials, workshops and the exhibition will once again complement the invited programme.
Conference web site
July 2018

02 July 2018 - 04 July 2018, Basel, CH

PASC18 - Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

PASC18 is the fifth edition of the PASC Conference series, an international platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing.

The theme of PASC18 is "Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation", emphasizing the vision of the close coupling of data and computation. Exposing and expressing massive and irregular parallelism in computational problems are key challenges for exploiting the massive and heterogeneous parallelism available in current, and expected in future, HPC systems, as well as to find new ways of generating scientific insight from data and models. Through its rich and interactive programme, PASC18 aims to highlight the computational approaches that computational scientists, computer scientists, and practitioners employ today and will employ over the next decades to address these challenges.
Conference web site