Collaborations Workshop
Apr 1 @ 10:00 AM – Apr 3 @ 4:00 PM

The Software Sustainability Institute will be running next year’s Collaborations Workshop from Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at Loughborough University in the West Park Teaching Hub.

The themes for CW19 are interoperability, documentation, training & sustainability.

To find out more and register, please visit the CW19 page.

The Collaborations Workshops bring together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.

Fortran Modernisation Course @ University of Manchester
Apr 4 @ 9:00 AM – Apr 5 @ 5:00 PM

Fortran Modernisation Workshop. University of Manchester, 4-5 April 2019

This two day practical hands-on workshop is aimed at Fortran programmers who want to write modern code, or to modernise existing codes, to make it more maintainable by encouraging good software engineering practices. Tools, scientific libraries and techniques for Fortran are covered to help you develop sustainable software for your academic research in a collaborative environment, with an emphasis on writing performance portable code. There will be an section on parallel computing and the latest Fortran 2018 standard.

Topics that will be covered are:

– Modern Fortran standards (including 2018);

– NetCDF and HDF5 scientific file formats for data sharing in Fortran;

– GNU make to automate the build process;

– pFUnit unit testing framework for testing Fortran codes;

– Fortran Documenter tool for Fortran code documentation;

– In-situ visualization using PLplot in Fortran;

– IEEE Floating Point Exception Handling;

– Software verification and portability using the NAG Fortran Compiler;

– Fortran interoperability with C, Python and R;

– Introduction to parallelism for Fortran;

– Introduction to the NAG Library.

This workshop is completely free to attend for all, including academic, research and commercial attendees.

Dr. Wadud Miah

Numerical Algorithms Group

EMiT 2019 @ University of Huddersfield
Apr 9 @ 10:00 AM – Apr 11 @ 4:00 PM

Further details here: 

This is the next instalment in the international series that provides a platform for discussion around new and emerging computing technologies and its applications. Previous years have seen a focus on technologies like GPUs, the Xeon Phi and FPGA’s, this year is expected to see more of this as well as an increase in content around quantum and energy efficient computing, as well as hot topics such as deep learning and AI.

The three day event will kick off with a day of workshops around topics like hands-on quantum computing, deep learning techniques on GPUs and understanding neuromorphic computing architectures. This will be followed by a 2-day technical programme comprised of a mixture of invited and submitted and reviewed talks.

There will be a trip to the famous Yorkshire Sculpture Park ( as part of the conference, with a banquet held there at the end of the 2nd day.

We look forward to seeing you at EMiT 2019!

Jun 10 @ 10:00 AM – Jun 14 @ 4:00 PM

The theme of the 2019 conference is “Sisu”. Perhaps having no direct English equivalent, Sisu defines the soul of Finland: tenacity of purpose; a relentless perseverance to transform barriers into opportunities; courage in the face of adversity; an action-oriented mindset; a collective choice – we are strong together; and, a love for the long-term potential. We believe that Sisu describes the essence of ICT4S: a collective empowering of people with the idea that there is a strength within us that is greater than the adversities we endure – ICT4S can make a positive difference, to empower an inclusive regeneration.

The transformational power of ICT is essential to put our society and all its stakeholders on the path to sustainability. This potential could embrace all levels, from individuals to communities, from the public sector to all industry sectors, from business goals to social aspirations and environmental objectives within a nation and globally. ICT can bring people together to build a thriving, resilient society. Papers relating to ICT for sustainability in a broad sense and papers developing this year’s theme (and beyond) are welcome.


*** Conference Dates ***

10-11 Jun 2019: ICT4S Workshops Including ICT4S Hackathon

12-14 Jun 2019: ICT4S Main Conference


On behalf of the ICT4S Organising Committee

Colin C. Venters