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.

May 2017

23 May 2017 - 23 May 2017, Bratislava, SK

Research Data Alliance (RDA) meets researchers in Slovakia

Topic: e-Science

Main audience:

With more than 4900 members globally representing 118 countries, RDA includes data science professionals from multiple disciplines, including but not limited to academia, agronomy, chemistry, biology, library sciences, earth sciences, astronomy and meteorology. The European branch of the Research Data Alliance, RDA Europe, is organising a series of RDA events in Europe. The aim is to make the work of the RDA better known and to lower the effort to participate in the RDA activities in general and the Working and Interest groups in particular.

The event is focused on engaging the Slovakian research communities, researchers in general, policy makers in open access to data, open science enablers and the re-use of research data champions to join and discuss technological as well as sociological matters around the re-use of research data on the national, European and global.
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

08 June 2017 - 09 June 2017, St. Paul's Bay, MT

e-IRG Open Workshop

Topic: e-Science

Main audience:

Topics for this workshop are: Long-term sustainability for e-Infrastructures;Long-term sustainability: structure and financing/funding; Long-term sustainability of data - ownership, preservation, archiving; and Long-term sustainability of software.
Conference web site

12 June 2017 - 16 June 2017, Espoo, FI

RDA Europe-ENVRI Summer School on Data Management and Data Science

Topic: e-Science

Main audience:

Participants can learn how to do FAIR compliant professional Data Management and receive experience and practice with the latest software to manage and analyse data. For five days, experienced teachers will first present data management and analysis concepts and methods and then support hands-on sessions in such a way that at the end of the course the participants will be able to successfully deal with a wide range of Data Science related activities.

Environmental data will be used during the course; however, the applied methods are widely independent of the nature of the data. The course will be of interest for young environmental master students, PhD students, post docs or experts from start-ups. Due to the hands-on part some knowledge about programming is necessary as scripting languages such as Python or PHP will be used.
Conference web site

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

20 June 2017 - 20 June 2017, Rotterdam, NL

Scientific Visualization: From Archaeology to Astronomy

Topic: e-Science

Main audience:

This is a one-day event where scientists and researchers from different disciplines meet to discover how visualization technologies impact scientific research. The event will feature nine speakers showcasing the application of scientific visualization in different fields.

Scientific visualization impacts all research disciplines. Understanding our past, dealing with the challenges of climate change, discovering dark matter, and analyzing human behaviour are all areas where scientific visualization is applied to gain scientific insight.

Visualization technologies used in one discipline can be applicable in other disciplines. This event will be of interest for researchers from all disciplines - from the humanities to astronomy and beyond.
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

27 June 2017 - 28 June 2017, Palaiseau, FR

TERATEC 2017 Forum

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

Main audience:

The TERATEC Forum is a major event in France and Europe that brings together the best international experts in HPC, Simulation and Big Data. It reaffirms the strategic importance of these technologies for developing industrial competitiveness and innovation capacity.

The TERATEC Forum welcomes more than 1300 attendees, highlighting the technological and industrial dynamism of HPC and the essential role that France plays in this field. The participation and the testimony of senior industrial and ICT leaders, the diversity and the high level of the technical workshops, the representativeness of exhibitors and innovation offers displayed, are assets for all responsible concerned by simulation and high-performance computing.
Conference web site

28 June 2017 - 29 June 2017, Brussels, BE

Net Futures 2017 Conference

Topic: Networking

Main audience:

The Net Futures edition in 2017 will serve as a wake-up call for policy makers and technologist alike, for civil society and the young whose future we will influence. It will be the place for deep-dive conversations and learnings right at a time when Europe is at the brink of entering the next industrial revolution: The Net. This year's theme is "Internet, the economy and society in 2027".
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

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
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
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