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.

December 2016

14 December 2016, Manchester, GB

Computing Insight UK 2016

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

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Computing Insight UK 2016 will highlight the various ways high performance computing, data-centric and cognitive technologies are accelerating research, boosting business and changing the world around us.
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January 2017

16 January 2017, Barcelona, ES

ARM: On the Road to HPC

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

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The event aims to bring together experts from industry and academia to exchange their experiences and knowledge among all the major players that contributes to make ARM-based scientific computing a reality.

Started in 2011, the Mont-Blanc project leverages the fast growing market of mobile technology for scientific computation. During the project, several ARM-based computational platforms have been deployed and configured as production systems for HPC. Also, a complete software stack has been developed and consolidate in order to allow the execution of most complex parallel codes. The Mont-Blanc project has paved the way for enabling ARM in HPC and with this event the Mont-Blanc project wants to promote and encourage the exchange of experiences and knowledge among all the major players that contributes to make ARM-based scientific computing a reality.
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17 January 2017, Malaga, ES

ESFRI Roadmap 2018 Info Day

Topic: e-Infrastructure Policy

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This Info Day aims to provide a complete description of the requirements, the procedure and the methodology of selection of proposals and thus facilitate new submissions by ESFRI Delegations and EIROforum Members. The Roadmap Landscape Analysis of Research Infrastructures will also be presented along with information on its ongoing update process.

An Exchange of Experience Workshop will follow on 18 January, focused on the monitoring and periodic review of the Roadmap Research Infrastructures. It is targeted to ESFRI Projects & Landmarks, and will address issues related to the evaluation of the progress and challenges faced during their implementation phase and on the strengthening of the role and status of the ESFRI Landmarks.
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18 January 2017, Malaga, ES

Second ESFRI Exchange of Experience Workshop

Topic: e-Infrastructure Policy

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This 2nd Workshop to exchange experiences and best practice will address issues related to the monitoring of ESFRI Projects and Landmarks. It is targeted to ESFRI Projects & Landmarks, and will focus on the evaluation of the progress and challenges faced during their implementation phase and on the strengthening of the role and status of the ESFRI Landmarks.
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19 January 2017, Amsterdam, NL

eInfrastructure Proposers' Day

Topic: e-Infrastructure Policy

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The objective of the event is to allow the consortia currently preparing proposals for EINFRA-12-2017 to present their concepts and get additional input from potential partners.
Conference web site

23 January 2017, Hyderabad, IN

GWF - Geospatial World Forum

Topic: Applications

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Geospatial World Forum (GWF) is a mega geospatial business cum technical event, happening since the past decade, highlighting the value and power of geospatial technology as an enabler in addressing global economic and socio-economic issues. It is one of the 'must-attend' events for geospatial professionals, featuring large-scale conference and exhibition, top-ranked keynote speakers, major industry segments, high-level discussion programmes and various social networking events.

This year's theme is "Geospatial + Deep Learning: Shaping Smarter World". The forum shall take a glimpse into the future of geospatial industry, where artificial intelligence and deep learning will be driving geospatial data exploration, analytics and visualisation helping us derive meaningful insights for a smarter world.
Conference web site

30 January 2017, Dublin, IE

Cross-border Collaboration and Portfolio Management of Research Infrastructures (RIs)

Topic: e-Infrastructure Policy

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The aims of this Science Europe workshop are to: Explore the concept of asset management in the context of RIs; Review mechanisms aiming to balance out support to existing or planned new RIs and support to regional, national or international RIs; Discuss the preconditions and barriers to cross-border collaboration for setting up and running RIs.
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April 2017

05 April 2017 - 07 April 2017, Barcelona, ES

9th Research Data Alliance Plenary Meeting

Topic: e-Infrastructure Policy

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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.
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May 2017

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

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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

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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 - 17 May 2017, Glasgow, GB

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

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

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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.

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15 May 2017 - 17 May 2017, Siena, IT

BigDAW17 - Big Data Analytics Workshop

Topic: e-Science

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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

29 May 2017 - 02 June 2017, Linz, AT

TNC17 - TERENA Networking Conference 2017

Topic: Networking

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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".
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June 2017

18 June 2017 - 22 June 2017, Frankfurt, DE

ISC'17 - 32nd ISC High Performance Conference

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

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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 - 29 June 2017, Venice, IT

INFOCOMP 2017 - Seventh International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

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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

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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.
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July 2017

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

PEARC17 - Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing

Topic: Supercomputing and HPC

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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.
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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

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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.
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