Calendar

Dec
16
Sun
EMiT Abstract Deadline
Dec 16 @ 5:00 PM

Further details here: https://www.emit.tech.

1 page abstract deadline 16th December 2018

Dec
21
Fri
ICT4S 2019: Paper Deadline (Abstracts)
Dec 21 @ 11:45 PM

On behalf of the ICT4S Organising Committee, we are delighted to invite you to contribute to the 2019 edition of ICT4S (Information Communication Technology for Sustainability).

*** Papers ***

Abstracts due: Friday, 21st Dec 2018  (via easychair)

Full Papers: Saturday, 5th January 2019 (via easychair)

Acceptance notification: Friday, 1 Feb 2019

Camera Ready copy due: Friday, 15 Mar 2019

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

URI: http://www.ict4s.fi

On behalf of the ICT4S Organising Committee

Colin C. Venters

Jan
5
Sat
ICT4S Call for Papers Deadline (Full Papers)
Jan 5 @ 11:45 PM

On behalf of the ICT4S Organising Committee, we are delighted to invite you to contribute to the 2019 edition of ICT4S (Information Communication Technology for Sustainability).

*** Papers ***

Abstracts due: Friday, 21st Dec 2018  (via easychair)

Full Papers: Saturday, 5th January 2019 (via easychair)

Acceptance notification: Friday, 1 Feb 2019

Camera Ready copy due: Friday, 15 Mar 2019

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

URI: http://www.ict4s.fi

On behalf of the ICT4S Organising Committee

Colin C. Venters

Jan
7
Mon
Int’l Workshop on Big Data @ University of Cambridge
Jan 7 @ 10:21 AM – Jan 11 @ 11:21 AM

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5th INTERNATIONAL WINTER SCHOOL ON BIG DATA
 
January 7-11, 2019Cambridge, United Kingdom
 
Co-organized by Cambridge Big Data Initiative, University of Cambridgehttp://bigdat2019.irdta.eu/
 
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BigDat 2019 will be a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants on the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of big data, which covers a large spectrum of current exciting research and industrial innovation with an extraordinary potential for a huge impact on scientific discoveries, medicine, engineering, business models, and society itself.
 
Most big data subareas will be displayed, namely foundations, infrastructure, management, search and mining, security and privacy, and applications (to biological and health sciences, to business, finance and transportation, to online social networks, etc.). Interaction will be a main component of the event. At the moment, already 160 people have register to attend!
 ### ADDRESSED TO

Master’s students, PhD students, postdocs, and industry practitioners will be typical profiles of participants. However, there are no formal pre-requisites for attendance in terms of academic degrees. Since there will be a variety of levels, specific knowledge background may be assumed for some of the courses. Overall, BigDat 2019 is addressed to students, researchers and practitioners who want to keep themselves updated about recent developments and future trends. All will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers, industry leaders and innovators.

 
### STRUCTURE

3 courses will run in parallel during the whole event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they wish to attend as well as to move from one to another. Detailed information are available on the website:
– Course Descriptions: http://bigdat2019.irdta.eu/coursedescription/
– Schedule: http://bigdat2019.irdta.eu/schedule/
– Keynotes: to be announced

### VENUE

University of Cambridge
Department of Engineering
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1PZ
 

### ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Sara Morales (Brussels)
Manuel J. Parra-Royón (Granada)
David Silva (London, co-chair)
Filippo Spiga (Cambridge, co-chair)
Richard E. Turner (Cambridge)
Jeffrey Salmond (Cambridge)

### REGISTRATION

It has to be done at http://bigdat2019.irdta.eu/registration/
 
The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be helpful to have an approximation of the respective demand for each course. During the event, participants will be free to attend the courses they wish. 

Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. We will accept maximum 250 participants. The registration period will be closed and the on-line registration facility disabled when the capacity of the venue is exhausted. It is highly recommended to register prior to the event.

### FEES

Fees comprise access to all courses and lunches. There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline.

### CERTIFICATE

A certificate of successful participation in the event will be delivered indicating the number of hours of lectures.

 
### QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION

bigdata2019@mrao.cam.ac.uk

 

 

Jan
10
Thu
Globus Workshop @ STFC, Harwell
Jan 10 all-day

There is a free Globus workshop being hosted by STFC at the Harwell campus on 10th January.

More details can be found at https://www.globusworld.org/tour/program?c=16

Jan
21
Mon
2nd Joint CCP9-MCC-UKCP-EPCC Workshop on Ab initio Periodic Codes @ STFC Daresbury Laboratory
Jan 21 @ 9:00 AM – Jan 24 @ 5:00 PM

2nd Joint CCP9-MCC-UKCP-EPCC Workshop on Ab initio Periodic Codes

To register please follow this link: http://www.cvent.com/d/jbqf27

Following a previous edition in 2016, this workshop is aimed at existing users of periodic codes on high performance compute (HPC) services who wish to:

  • Learn to tailor the choice of code to the project, to increase efficient exploitation of HPC
  • Explore the capabilities of other codes
  • Get more closely connected with the code experts and developers, as well as HPC experts

At this advanced workshop, you will have the chance to perform calculations with a variety of ab initio periodic codes on ARCHER, the UK National Supercomputing Service under the supervision of different periodic codes representatives. Codes represented at the workshop are: ABINIT, BIGDFT, CASTEP, CP2K, CRYSTAL, FHIaims and ONETEP.

Thanks to the hands-on focus of the workshop, you will be able to familiarise yourself with codes by means of tutorials, and begin to apply codes you are not familiar with to your own projects. Tutors will give general presentations on the codes, and offer guidance in the hands-on sessions and one-to-one discussions.

The workshop is organised jointly by the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), home of ARCHER and a PRACE Advanced Training Centre, the Collaborative Computational Project for the Study of the Electronic Structure of Condensed Matter (CCP9), and two UK High End Computing Consortia that provide ARCHER computing resources to their members: the Materials Chemistry Consortium (MCC), and the United Kingdom Car Parrinello (UKCP) Consortium.

Eligibility: You need to be an experienced, intensive user of ab initio periodic codes on HPC and have an active account on ARCHER (or Cirrus). Please provide your ARCHER (or Cirrus) username. Priority will be given to groups affiliated with CCP9, MCC or UKCP. If you are not a member yourself, please provide the name of a consortium member you are associated with.

Posters: Please bring a poster, both as a focus for discussion and as a mean to share your work with other participants.

Costs: Attendees will need to cover their own costs for travel, accommodation and evening meals. No bursaries are available for the event.

Registration fee: £50 (Registration fees will be used to cover for lunch and refreshments during the workshop).

NOTE: due to the limited number of seats available in the training room we can only accommodate 37 participants on a first come, first served basis.

To register please follow this link: http://www.cvent.com/d/jbqf27

 

Feb
2
Sat
FOSDEM’19 Quantum Computing Devroom @ Brussels, Belgium
Feb 2 all-day

https://qosf.github.io/fosdem19/

Quantum computing is a new emerging field that coming out of the lab and finding its applications in the real world. The space of the open source software for quantum computing is blooming with this trend, with researchers and hardware providers alike investing in creating software infrastructure for this new computing paradigm.

With that in mind, the purpose of this devroom is twofold:

  • to flatten down the learning curve and break perceived barriers that prevent developers from entering the field of quantum software development
  • to ensure that the field is dominated by high-quality, community driven FOSS open source software, standards and protocols
FOSDEM 2019 @ Brussels, Belgium
Feb 2 @ 10:00 AM – Feb 3 @ 5:00 PM

https://www.fosdem.org/2019/

FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels.

Apr
1
Mon
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.

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

Further details here: https://www.emit.tech 

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 (https://ysp.org.uk/) 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!