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Focus

Verne Global turns clever SME ideas into Cloud compute reality with hpcDIRECT in free-cooled Icelandic data centres ...

Opin Kerfi goes big with HPC cluster leasing and co-location in Iceland offering free cooling and purity of air ...

Quantum computing

World-first quantum computer simulation of chemical bonds using trapped ions ...

Demon in the details of quantum thermodynamics ...

Tuning into quantum: Scientists unlock signal frequency control of precision atom qubits ...

Hardware

BrainChip to showcase neuromorphic computing solutions at MPSoC ...

BrainChip unveils the Akida Development Environment ...

Cray delivers powerful supercomputer dedicated to astronomy to National Astronomical Observatory of Japan ...

Intel stops production of Knights Landing/Xeon Phi processors ...

AFRL and IBM unveil world's largest neuromorphic digital synaptic supercomputer ...

Supermicro joins Board of the Storage Networking Industry Association to accelerate all-flash NVMe storage advancements and adoption ...

Underlying mechanism discovered for magnetic effect in superconducting spintronics ...

Applications

Oracle TimesTen Scaleout sets new performance standard for in-memory databases ...

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity wins Lorentz-eScience competition 2018 ...

ACM's SIGHPC to announce 2018 Fellowship winners ...

International IEEE eScience Conference issues Call for conference travel and attendance grants ...

Texas Women in HPC Chapter formed ...

Researchers find new way to target flu virus ...

Newest supercomputer to help develop fusion energy in international device ...

XSEDE allocates $7,3 million worth of computing time to U.S. researchers in latest allocation cycle ...

Ruby Mendenhall charts progress using HPC and Big Data to flag unidentified historical sources on African American women's lives ...

XSEDE announces 2018-2019 Campus Champions Fellows ...

The Cloud

On-demand high performance Cloud computing for today's most demanding workflows offered by PADT in partnership with Nimbix ...

Share your thoughts and vote on the evolution of EOSC and FAIR data ...

EGI Foundation and Terradue signed a Memorandum of Understanding ...

HPE advances intelligent storage capabilities with AI and Cloud automation for HPE 3PAR ...

International IEEE eScience Conference issues Call for conference travel and attendance grants

27 Jul 2018 Amsterdam - The Netherlands eScience Center has issued a call for conference travel and attendance grants for the 14th International IEEE eScience Conference, taking place October 29-November 1, 2018 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The grants are gratefully provided by the Moore Foundation, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Philips. These grants are directed at increasing diversity at the IEEE eScience Conferences.

IEEE eScience 2018 is a four-day conference that brings together leading international researchers and offers a platform for digital technologies to advance research - from the humanities to the physical sciences.

Some academic disciplines are well advanced in exploiting digital technologies, while others are just scratching the surface.

The aim of this conference is cross-fertilization across academic disciplines, to advance academic research by fully exploiting the use of digital technologies.

The programme features workshops and tutorials and, next to plenary keynote talks, special sessions on:

  • Data Handling and Analytics for Health
  • Exascale Computing for High Energy Physics
  • Advances in eScience for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Weather and Climate Science in the Digital Era
  • General eScience

The IEEE eScience 2018 conference wishes to increase diversity of attendants across many dimensions, including gender, geographic region, and career stage. People from underrepresented groups and geographies are encouraged to apply.

The grants are sponsored by the Moore Foundation, WMO and Philips:

  • Moore Foundation Grants (2-3 grants): Grants sponsored by Moore should apply to any track in the conference.
  • WMO Grants (3-4 grants): Grants sponsored by WMO are directed to the "Weather and Climate Research in the Digital Era" track.
  • Philips Grant (1 grant): The Philips grant is directed to the "Data Handling and Analytics for Health" track.

Support is given for both travel to, and attendance in the conference. The deadline for applying for these grants is 15 August 2018, 23.59 CEST.

The maximum level of support per applicant is 2,000 euro. The decision about support will be made within 15 days after the application deadline and the exact number of support is determined by the evaluation committee that consists of the Supervisory Committee.

Applicants are required to attend and present at least a poster at the conference.

Who is eligible? Current PhD students or researchers who received their PhD less than 4 years ago. The applicant should work at the interface of digital technologies and research applications.

The support is only granted: ​

  • For travel to and from Amsterdam from the country of residence.
  • To cover travel expenses and conference fees. A budget must be included in an application.
  • Applicants are required to attend the conference.

An application must contain:

  • A motivation letter explaining how the applicant will benefit in terms of the aim of the programme of the 14th International IEEE eScience Conference. Please indicate whether specifically applying to the "Weather and Climate in a Digital Era" or "Data Handling and Analytics for Health" session (max 600 words).
  • A short resume (max. 300 words).
  • A letter of support from a supervisor/manager.
  • A budget containing details of anticipated costs.

The complete application should be submitted via the special form . The decision about support will be made within 15 days after the application deadline. The time of application in relation to the deadline has no influence on the evaluation outcome. The applications will be evaluated by the Supervisory Committee of the conference.

The following evaluation criteria and ranking will be apply:

  • Benefit to the career development in data and/or compute intensive research of the applicant (1/2).
  • Contribution to diversity of the conference (1/2).
Source: Netherlands eScience Center

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Primeur weekly 2018-07-30

Focus

Verne Global turns clever SME ideas into Cloud compute reality with hpcDIRECT in free-cooled Icelandic data centres ...

Opin Kerfi goes big with HPC cluster leasing and co-location in Iceland offering free cooling and purity of air ...

Quantum computing

World-first quantum computer simulation of chemical bonds using trapped ions ...

Demon in the details of quantum thermodynamics ...

Tuning into quantum: Scientists unlock signal frequency control of precision atom qubits ...

Hardware

BrainChip to showcase neuromorphic computing solutions at MPSoC ...

BrainChip unveils the Akida Development Environment ...

Cray delivers powerful supercomputer dedicated to astronomy to National Astronomical Observatory of Japan ...

Intel stops production of Knights Landing/Xeon Phi processors ...

AFRL and IBM unveil world's largest neuromorphic digital synaptic supercomputer ...

Supermicro joins Board of the Storage Networking Industry Association to accelerate all-flash NVMe storage advancements and adoption ...

Underlying mechanism discovered for magnetic effect in superconducting spintronics ...

Applications

Oracle TimesTen Scaleout sets new performance standard for in-memory databases ...

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity wins Lorentz-eScience competition 2018 ...

ACM's SIGHPC to announce 2018 Fellowship winners ...

International IEEE eScience Conference issues Call for conference travel and attendance grants ...

Texas Women in HPC Chapter formed ...

Researchers find new way to target flu virus ...

Newest supercomputer to help develop fusion energy in international device ...

XSEDE allocates $7,3 million worth of computing time to U.S. researchers in latest allocation cycle ...

Ruby Mendenhall charts progress using HPC and Big Data to flag unidentified historical sources on African American women's lives ...

XSEDE announces 2018-2019 Campus Champions Fellows ...

The Cloud

On-demand high performance Cloud computing for today's most demanding workflows offered by PADT in partnership with Nimbix ...

Share your thoughts and vote on the evolution of EOSC and FAIR data ...

EGI Foundation and Terradue signed a Memorandum of Understanding ...

HPE advances intelligent storage capabilities with AI and Cloud automation for HPE 3PAR ...