The Vision 2017 proposes a reinvention of computing. "We are at a crossroads, as our current way of making computers and their associated software is reaching its limit", stated Editor of the Vision, Marc Duranton of CEA. "New domains such as cyber-physical systems, which entangle the cyber and physical worlds, and artificial intelligence require us to trust systems and so develop more efficient approaches to cope with the challenges of safety, security, privacy, energy efficiency and increasing complexity. It really is the right time to reinvent computing."
The Vision 2017 also highlights the economic importance of Europe remaining at the forefront of technological innovation. In that vein, HiPEAC17 is not a traditional academic conference; the network brings together computing systems research teams based in universities and research labs with those based in industry so as to ensure that research is relevant to market needs.
Indeed, the network has recently given a Technology Transfer Award to Horacio Pérez-Sánchez of the Universidad Católica de Murcia for his team's work on computational drug discovery technologies, work supported by the EU-funded Tetracom initiative, which facilitated the transfer of research results from university labs to commercial application.
HiPEAC17 will also serve as a platform for HiPEAC's recruitment service, which aims to help match European companies and research teams with the people with the skills they need, something that often proves to be a hurdle to business development.
Highlights of the conference include:
The City of Stockholm will host a conference evening reception at the famous Stockholm City Hall, home of the Nobel Prize banquet. Once again, the biggest international names in technology have shown their confidence in HiPEAC by generously supporting the conference.
More information is available at the HiPEAC17 conference website.