Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2018 - Deadline for submission of research papers extended till 21st January 2018

17 Jan 2018 Warsaw - Supercomputer Frontiers Europe 2018 will be the fourth edition of the annual conference which ran in Singapore in 2015-2017. Deadline for submission of research papers is extended till 21st January 2018. The 2018 edition of the conference will be organized for the first time in Warsaw, Poland. The 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.

The SCF 2017 conference took place in March last year and showcased a successful scientific programme with renowned plenary keynote speakers like Gordon Bell, Alessandro Curioni, Thom H. Dunning Jr., and Haohuan Fu. The 2016 edition keynote speakers included Bronis de Supinski, Horst Simon, Aluru Srinivas, and Dame Susan Greenfield and the inaugural 2015 edition keynote speakers included Satoshi Matsuoka, Robert Harrison, Rick Stevens, Jack Dongarra, Alan Gara and John Gustafson.

The list of keynote and invited speakers this year include:

Keynote Speakers:

  • Thomas Sterling, Indiana University, USA; Topic: Simultac Fonton
  • Dimitri Kusnezov, Department of Energy, USA; Tentative Title: Precision Medicine as an Accelerator for Next Generation Supercomputing
  • Karlheinz Meier, Heidelberg University, Germany; Title: Neuromorphic computing - From biology to user facilities

Invited speakers:

  • Tobias Becker, Maxeler Technologies, USA; Title: Computing with Data Flow Engines: The Next Step for Supercomputing
  • Bob Bishop, EMU Technology Inc., USA; Topic: In an era of big data, is it time to update scientific content, software code and hardware architecture in one fell swoop? - the advent of processor-in-memory architecture
  • Benoit Dupont de Dinechin, Kalray, France; Title: Manycore Accelerators beyond GPU Architecture
  • Robert Ewald, D-Wave, USA; Topic: The Start of the Journey from Digital to Quantum Computing
  • Nicola Ferrier, Argonne National Laboratory, USA; Topic: Internet of Things
  • Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Title: (Super)Computing for all Humankind
  • Baojiu Li, Durham University, UK; Topic: Cosmology
  • Ronald Luijten, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland; Title: Objective, innovation and impact of the energy-efficient DOME MicroDataCenter
  • Joanna Sulkowska, University of Warsaw, Poland; Tentative Title: Advanced theoretical techniques to overcome drug-resistant bacteria
  • Joe Mambretti, Northwestern University, USA; Title: Next Generation Software Defined Services and the Global Research Platform: A Software Defined Distributed Environment for High Performance Large Scale Data Intensive Science

Selected contributed papers from the previous editions of SCF were published in three special editions of Supercomputing Frontiers and Innovations, Vol 2, No 3 (2015); Vol 3, No 2 (2016); Vol 4, No 2 (2017).

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; blockchain, DLT etc.;
  • 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;
  • 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.

Additionally, on the 15th March there will be several half-day and full day workshops:

1. D-Wave Systems: An introduction to Programming a quantum computer

2. Introduction to Numerical Computing with Julia (Julia Computing & SGH)

3. Advanced scientific visualization with VisNow platform (ICM)

4. High Performance Computing and Big Data analytics with PCJ and Java (ICM)

5. New ARM hardware (Atos-Bull)

6. Dataflow programming (Maxeler) and several others.

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