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VMW Calendar provides an overview of the telemedicine and high-performance computing related events. Please, use the Submit Panel when you want to have your conference, symposium or workshop listed.


January 20-22, 2020
2020 HiPEAC Conference, Bologna, Italy

HiPEAC20 will showcase the innovative made-in-Europe technologies driving computing systems from the edge to the Cloud. This year, the conference will dive into radical new developments in European processor technology, including open source hardware, while building on HiPEAC's long-established reputation for cutting-edge research into heterogeneous architectures, cross-cutting artificial intelligence themes, security and more.

As always, three stellar speakers will provide timely, in-depth keynote talks on key topics in computing systems. Kicking off the conference, attendees will be treated to a characteristically satirical take on software-defined architectures by James Mickens from Harvard University. On 21 January, Calista Redmond from the RISC-V Foundation will explain how open hardware is building momentum across the world. Finally, with a nod towards Italian innovation, 22 January will see Alessandro Cremonesi from STMicroelectronics discussing efficient AI for key societal issues.

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January 22, 2020
The Next FPGA Platform, San Jose, California, USA

Some of the pre-eminent experts in FPGAs on the application acceleration side will be gathered for an extended day of discussions as part of the Next FPGA Platform event. The PowerPoint-free format will feature live on-stage technical interviews and topical panels with FPGA technologist on the end user, developer, and creator sides, moderated by the Next Platform team and select guest interviewers.

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January 22-25, 2020
BETT Show 2020, London, United Kingdom

Bett is the first industry show of the year in the education technology landscape, bringing together over 800 leading companies, 103 exciting new EdTech startups and over 34.000 attendees. People from over 146 countries in the global education community come together to celebrate, find inspiration and discuss the future of education, as well as seeing how technology and innovation enables educators and learners to thrive.

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January 28-30, 2020
DistribuTech Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA

The 11-track summit brings industry thought-leaders from all over the world opportunities to network, share knowledge and problem solve with worldwide utilities and product and service providers. The topics covered are relevant and timely, answering the current call of the market each year.

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February 1-6, 2020
Photonics West 2020, California, USA

With more than 20.000 attendees, you will have access to the latest research in biophotonics, laser technologies, and optoelectronics materials and devices. This will be a full week with over 5200 technical papers, 65 course and workshop options, and notable plenary speakers, including Eric Betzig, 2014 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics. The latest products and devices driving technology markets will be on display at the BiOS Expo and Photonics West Exhibition, which will feature 1400 companies, the Expo Industry Stage, and a Job Fair. 2020 marks the inaugural SPIE AR/VR/MR conference as well as the industry-focused SPIE Venture Summit, part of an expanded entrepreneur programme.

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February 11-13, 2020
Medical Design & Manufacturing - MD&M West, Anaheim, California, USA

MD&M West, now in its 35th year, is where engineers and executives from across the globe converge before going on to change the lives of patients. In addition to the three-day conference covering medtech, 3D printing, and smart manufacturing, the event offers the opportunity to meet suppliers and experts leading the charge to disrupt health care.

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February 27-29, 2020
8th International Conference on Photoptics, Optics and Laser Technology - PHOTOPTICS 2020, Valletta, Malta

The 8th edition of PHOTOPTICS will feature three different tracks on Optics, Photonics, and Lasers, covering both theoretical and practical aspects.

Optical systems are ubiquitous in modern society, with an ever-increasing number of applications covering medical sciences (vision technologies, surgical instrumentation, medical imaging), spatial exploration (telescopes, lenses, spectrometers), telecommunications (fiber optics), information processing (quantum computing), industry (from cutting, welding to precision metrology) and military/weaponry technology, to name but a few examples.

Furthermore, laser and optical technology are in general absolutely essential to performing applied research in areas such as chemistry and biology, providing fundamental analysis tools. The success of optical systems and technologies in high-end scientific research has also found its way into everyday consumer products such as printers, displays, discs, cameras, and eyeglasses, not to forget that optical fiber is crucial to telecommunications in general and internet in particular.

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March 2-5, 2020
Second Annual Storage Technology Showcase - STS, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

STS continues as a major annual event in the domain of Mass Data Storage and the underlying storage hardware and software infrastructure. Attendees are from organisations faced with managing data in the Petabyte and Exabyte range. STS presents an opportunity to learn about technologies addressing these challenges, as well as an excellent chance to network with peers supporting large-scale data systems.

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March 3-4, 2020
Global Offshore Brazil Summit 2020, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Global Offshore Brazil Summit addresses the impact of Brazil's transformation to a more competitive market let by multiple Global Operators which will drive long-term growth in the world's most prolific Deepwater arena. Success in Brazil relies on understanding and cooperation among Operators and the Supply Chain and requires a firm understanding of the current regulatory and financial environment.

The summit is comprised of multiple interactive Panel Sessions over two full days discussing the Strategy, Finance and Technology needs of the international marketplace, with a particular focus on assessing and strengthening the Deepwater Supply Chain. Attendees will gain comprehensive knowledge of Brazil's challenges and opportunities in addition to unrivalled networking activities.

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March 6, 2020
Insight Technology Conference 2020, London, United Kingdom

Join the Insight Technology Conference 2020 to see how you can reshape your business and use technology smartly. Listen to industry experts, hear informative case studies and see the latest technology launches. Three content streams with over 25 vendors are all under one roof on one day.

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March 17-19, 2020
16th Annual OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop, Columbus, Ohio, United States

The OFA Workshop is a premier means of fostering collaboration among those who develop fabrics, deploy fabrics and create applications that rely on fabrics. It is the only event of its kind where fabric developers and users can discuss emerging fabric technologies, collaborate on future industry requirements, and address problems that exist today.

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March 18-20, 2020
15th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, Melbourne, Australia

The Research Data Alliance's (RDA) 15th Plenary Meeting will have as theme "Data for Real-World Impact". The event will be hosted by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) with the support of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). As one of the founding regions of RDA in 2013, Australia has always been a strong supporter and driver of RDA. Organising the Plenary meeting in Australia offers regional researchers and data professionals an opportunity to engage and work with the RDA community, as well as offering the international data community the unique chance to learn more about the exciting activities and developments in the Australian data landscape.

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March 22-26, 2020
GTC - GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, California, USA

This is a global conference series providing training, insights, and direct access to experts on the hottest topics in computing today.

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March 23-26, 2020
Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2020, Warsaw, Poland

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2020 is 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. SCEF 2020 is the sixth edition of the annual conference which ran in Singapore in 2015-2017 and subsequently in 2018-2019 in Warsaw, Poland. Tentatively the main topics at this edition will be: computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics and metagenomics (microbiome, connectome, studies of brain); physics, astronomy and cosmology; new and exotic computer architectures (neuromorphic computing), quantum computing and communication and any topic that requires the scale and innovation in supercomputing.

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March 24-26, 2020
Advanced Grid Engine Administration Training, London, United Kingdom

Univa offers Advanced Grid Engine Administration Training solutions delivered by its Professional Services team. Attendees will gain an understanding of workload resource management, cluster configuration and administration. Hands-on exercises are integrated into this course as well as practical troubleshooting tips.

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March 23-27, 2020
EuroHPC Summit Week 2020 - EHPCSW 2020, Porto, Portugal

The EuroHPC Summit Week 2020will gather together the main HPC stakeholders in Europe. The EuroHPC Summit Week, endorsed by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, is organised by PRACE, EXDCI-2 and ETP4HPC. Similar to previous years, this edition will offer a wide variety of workshops covering a number of application areas where supercomputers are key, as well as HPC technologies and infrastructures. The conference also will provide a great opportunity to network with all relevant European HPC stakeholders, from technology suppliers and HPC infrastructures to scientific and industrial HPC users in Europe. PRACEdays20 will be part of the EuroHPC Summit Week 2020.

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March 23-27, 2020
10th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference, Frankfurt, Germany

Learning analytics describes the technology-assisted measurement and interpretation of data from learning processes in order to support and optimise learning. It has already been seen above all at international level that this method from the field of digital education can make a major contribution to shaping education in general. At LAK20, the current status of knowledge from scientific work worldwide on questions associated with the topic will be presented. Apart from the research community, the conference is intended for interested individuals from practice, politics, business and administration and aims to intensify the dialogue on requirements and perspectives.

The theme of the 10th edition of this conference is "Shaping the Future of the Field". At the focus are possible lines of development for the next ten years and beyond. Essentially, it is a matter of how teaching and learning can be measured in the best possible way, which insights can be gained from this, how these can be used to improve teaching and learning, and what needs to be considered in different areas of application and orders of magnitude of learning analytics.

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March 30 - April 1, 2020
76st HPC User Forum, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Presentations will include:

  • Updates on the US Exascale Computing Project
  • UK Exascale and the Catalyst UK Programme, Mark Parsons and Michele Weiland, EPCC
  • The EU Fortissimo Program for SMEs, Bastian Koller, HLRS
  • HPC at Princeton University, Curt Hillegas
  • NERSC Update and Plans for the NERSC-9 Supercomputer ("Perlmutter"), Tina Declerck
  • HPC for Cancer Research, Jack Collins, National Cancer Institute
  • How HPC Is Enabling Fusion and ITER Science, C.S. Chang, PPPL
  • Artificial Intelligence: An Exciting New Way To Speed Development of Fusion Energy, Michael Churchill, PPPL
  • Performance Portability on Various GPUs and CPU Machines Utilizing Kokkos, A. Scheinberg, PPPL
  • Status of the Exascale Computing Project on High-Fidelity Whole Device Modeling of Magnetically Confined Fusion Plasma, A. Bhattacharjee, PPPL
  • HPC and The Flatiron Insitute/Simons Foundation, Ian Fisk
  • Data Management and Workflow Challenges for Exascale Seismology, Jeroen Tromp, Princeton University
  • Using HPC-enabled AI to Guide Investment Strategies for Finding and Funding Startups, Thomas Thurston, WR Hambrecht
  • Using Big Data To Provide Security and Customer Insights
  • From Architecture Guided Apps to Applications Guided Architectures, Gary Grider, LANL
  • Proving History: The Role of Graph and Digital Ledger for Exascale AI and HPC, Arno Kolster and Ryan Quick, Providentia Worldwide
  • HPC-Enabled AI and Cyber Security
  • Exascale Machine Learning Technologies, Frank Alexander, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Massive Scale Analytics for Real-World Applications, David Bader, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Panel Session: Innovative Technologies for HPC
  • Graph Analytics and AI, John Feo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • AI in Government Settings
  • Panel Session: Status and Prospects For HPC-Enabled AI

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March 31 - April 2, 2020
Advanced Grid Engine Administration Training, Los Angeles, California, USA

Univa offers Advanced Grid Engine Administration Training solutions delivered by its Professional Services team. Attendees will gain an understanding of workload resource management, cluster configuration and administration. Hands-on exercises are integrated into this course as well as practical troubleshooting tips.

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April 2-3, 2020
The Future of Quantum Computing, Quantum Networking and Quantum Sensors, New York, New York, United States

Quantum technology is developing rapidly, from interesting technology to use cases to business development. Some quantum technologies are already earning money. According to the research division, Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), will reach revenues of around $140 million in 2020 and the market for Quantum Computers will reach approximately $110 million. Quantum technology now embraces quantum computing, QKD, post-quantum cryptography (PQC) and quantum sensors; and of course, all the related software.

As these markets evolve business people and professionals in the quantum technology field must keep track of all relevant information to make strategic choices. This third quantum technology event will be a must-attend event for strategic planners, marketing executives, designers, product managers, engineers, investors, government executives, and others in the quantum technology field.

The event will offer:

  • 60 speakers from firms critical to the commercial evolution of quantum technology
  • Exhibit space in which leading hardware and software firms, along with service providers will show off their latest products and strategies
  • A Symposium devoted to emerging quantum technology components, chips, and materials; all areas that the organizer has identified as profitable opportunities for start-ups
  • Another Symposium on end-user experiences. Quantum technology has reached a stage of maturity in order that sharing end-user experiences are extremely valuable to product designers, strategic planners and investors. The panelists in this session will include pioneer users of quantum technology from financial services, aerospace, pharma, and specialty chemical, health care, automotive and transportation, defense, government and R&D
  • Plenty of time to network, do deals, meet new customers and see new products. In addition to its educational function, The Future of Quantum Computing, Quantum Networking and Quantum Sensors will help you make new colleagues and discuss new opportunities in the quantum technology space. We are making special provisions to enable attendees to network with speakers and other attendees to exchange experiences and conduct business
  • Market forecasts and analysis. Attendees will hear about the future potential of quantum technology through several sessions presented by Inside Quantum Technology analysts, including up-to-date forecasts of penetration and revenue generation
  • Insight on government policy initiatives, funding programmes and networking efforts designed to promote quantum technology in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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April 20-21, 2020
Middle East Investment Summit, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

In its 21st year, the Middle East Investment Summit continues to be the conference of choice for regional and global sovereign wealth funds, family offices, private and institutional investors, high-level fund managers and economists. It provides the ultimate platform for industry professionals to network, strategise and learn from prominent global leaders, alongside their peers and colleagues.

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April 21-23, 2020
Bio IT World Conference and Expo, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo has established itself as a premier event showcasing the myriad of IT and informatics applications and enabling technologies that drive biomedical research, drug discovery & development, and clinical and health care initiatives. The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo continues to be a vibrant event that unites 3400+ life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, health care, and IT professionals from over 40 countries.

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April 21-23, 2020
Advanced Grid Engine Administration Training, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Univa offers Advanced Grid Engine Administration Training solutions delivered by its Professional Services team. Attendees will gain an understanding of workload resource management, cluster configuration and administration. Hands-on exercises are integrated into this course as well as practical troubleshooting tips.

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April 26-29, 2020
Second International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications - ICULTA 2020, Berlin, Germany

ICULTA 2020 is the second in a row of conferences on ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV LEDs) and their multiple applications. It brings together experts from science and industry to crosslink and to discuss related issues.

The conference gets its unique character by covering the whole value chain: It will highlight the state-of-the-art of UV LED technology, integration of UV LEDs into modules and systems as well as their application in industry and research. Opportunities and challenges with respect to applications in water treatment, advanced oxidation processes, air and surface disinfection will be discussed as well as emerging applications in the areas of medicine, life sciences, curing, sensing, horticulture, analytics, and other fields.

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April 29 - May 1, 2020
World Orphan Drug Congress USA, Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA

This event is dedicated to fostering partnerships and collaboration amongst industry, governments, payers, investors and patients. It is about expediting orphan drug development and articulating its value, from discovery to patient access, so that manufacturers are guaranteed full and speedy reimbursement.

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May 3-5, 2020
6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - ICT4AWE, Prague, Czech Republic

The International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health aims to be a meeting point for those that study age and health-related quality of life and apply information and communication technologies for helping people stay healthier, more independent and active at work or in their community. ICT4AWE facilitates the exchange of information and dissemination of best practices, innovation and technical improvements in the fields of age and health care, education, psychology, social coordination, and ambient assisted living.

From e-Health to intelligent systems, and ICT devices, the conference is a vibrant discussion and collaboration platform for all those that work in research and development and in companies involved in promoting the quality of life and well-being of people, by providing room for research and industrial presentations, demos and project descriptions.

Deadline for paper submission is January 29, 2020.

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May 6-7, 2020
Trading Show Chicago 2020, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Since the first event, the Trading Show has vastly grown into a gathering of over 2000 institutional traders from leading prop trading firm, banks, hedge funds, exchange groups, and more. The presenters and panelists address the most critical developments impacting quant desks, high performance trading operations, AI/ML, blockchain, and cryptocurrency.

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June 3-5, 2020
20th International Conference on Computational Science - ICCS 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The International Conference on Computational Science is an annual conference that brings together researchers and scientists from mathematics and computer science as basic computing disciplines, researchers from various application areas who are pioneering computational methods in sciences such as physics, chemistry, life sciences, and engineering, as well as in arts and humanitarian fields, to discuss problems and solutions in the area, to identify new issues, and to shape future directions for research.

The theme for ICCS 2020 is "20 Years of Computational Science". This conference will be a unique event focusing on recent developments in: scalable scientific algorithms; advanced software tools; computational grids; advanced numerical methods; and novel application areas. These innovative novel models, algorithms and tools drive new science through efficient application in areas such as physical systems, computational and systems biology, environmental systems, finance, and others.

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June 7-11, 2020
TNC20, Brighton, United Kingdom

TNC is the largest and most prestigious European research and education networking conference. It brings together decision makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, plus identity and access management experts from all major European networking and research organisations, universities and worldwide sister institutions, as well as numerous industry representatives.

Through keynotes speeches by renowned specialists, parallel sessions, demonstrations, talks and posters, TNC presents participants with a unique overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the area of application and management.

TNC20, the conference's 36th edition, will be hosted by Jisc, the United Kingdom's National Research and Education Network organisation.

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June 16-17, 2020
Teratec 2020 Forum, Palaiseau, France

The Forum Teratec aims to provide its audience with a vision of innovative technologies around Simulation, HPC, Big Data and AI, as well as trends to open up interesting perspectives for a new mass industry that must address a demand for "customized" experiences, the 4.0 industry.

Deadline for paper submission is February 29, 2020.

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June 21-25, 2020
35th ISC High Performance Conference - ISC'20, Frankfurt, Germany

Over 3700 practitioners and users will come together to discuss and explore international developments and trends in some of the fastest growing segments of IT. The ISC Exhibition, consisting of over 160 exhibitors, caters to the hardware and software demands of global research centres and businesses in the fields of HPC, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics.

Attendees will draw value from the event by learning about new products and technologies, exchanging ideas with their peers, making new connections, and advancing their careers. At the same time, exhibitors will get access to an audience interested in finding the best solutions to their business and research challenges.

The ISC 2020 topics explicitly address current developments critical to high performance computing, machine learning and data analytics, as well as the future advances that will shape these technologies.

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June 23-25, 2020
EGI Conference 2020, Lyon, France

The EGI Federation flagship event for 2020 will take place as a forum for the EGI Community, and technical, research and industry partners to discuss the state of the art of the EGI Federation, future and emerging trends, requirements and experiences at the national and local level. The theme of the 2020 edition of the event will be data-centric computing, focusing on the challenges of communities moving to petabyte and exabyte-scale computing. The event represents once again a great opportunity to bring together technology providers, data centres, user communities and project representatives to tackle together the future challenges of scientific computing.

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June 24-26, 2020
LIBER Conference 2020, Belgrade, Serbia

This conference brings library directors and their staff together for three days of networking and collaboration. Delegates mainly come from Europe but people from around the world are welcome, and the organizers regularly welcome guests from countries including Australia, Canada and the United States. The goal of the conference is to identify the most pressing needs for research libraries, and to share information and ideas for addressing those needs.

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June 29 - July 1, 2020
Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference - PASC20, Geneva, Switzerland

PASC20 is the seventh edition of the PASC Conference series, an international platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing.

The theme is "New Challenges, New Computing Paradigms". Computational science is crucially important across diverse research communities from traditional topics in physics and chemistry to new applications in life and social sciences. The drive to exascale computing, together with new computational paradigms in machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data present opportunities for science and society but also significant challenges for both traditional HPC and the new user communities.

This growing community requires increased computing power, new heterogeneous architecture paradigms, new software and new policies for resource access while benchmarks like High-Performance Linpack are becoming less and less representative of the computing ecosystems. Although new hardware solutions are emerging, computers become fatter, not faster, and exploiting the coming exascale systems remains a challenge for many traditional HPC applications.

PASC20 aims to open discussions on these new challenges, explore problems and propose solutions to address them and shape the future of scientific computing.

Deadline for paper submission is December 15, 2019.

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July 19-23, 2020
Design Automation Conference - DAC 2020, San Francisco, California, USA

The Design Automation Conference is recognized as the premier conference for design and automation of electronic systems. DAC offers outstanding training, education, exhibits and superb networking opportunities for designers, researchers, tool developers and vendors.

Members are from a diverse worldwide community of more than 1000 organisations that attend each year, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives, and researchers and academicians from leading universities.

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July 19-23, 2020
SIGGRAPH 2020, Washington, D.C., USA

For over 40 years, SIGGRAPH has been the place to gather knowledge and spark collaboration between diverse disciplines, because the vast, robust industry becomes stronger and healthier when leaders converge. From the latest visual effects and animation technology to VR and game design, SIGGRAPH 2020 offers courses, talks, and panels that make for a crash course in the latest research and techniques.

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July 21-23, 2020
SemiCon West 2020, San Francisco, California, USA

Three days of presentations with more than 80 hours of technical and business programming, plus hundreds of exhibitors provide the insights, innovations, and intelligence you need to get ahead and embrace today's disruptive landscape. From materials, equipment, design, manufacturing, system integration, and demand channels to new verticals and adjacencies such as Flexible Hybrid Electronics, MEMS & Sensors, you'll gain access to the best in the business and get a glimpse at what's next. Immersive, new experiences demonstrating hot-buttons like Smart Transportation, Smart Manufacturing, MedTech, Big Data, IoT, and the cognitive technologies that are transforming the world make this year's Expo like no other before.

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July 26-30, 2020
Practice and Experience in Research Computing - PEARC20, Portland, Oregon, USA

PEARC20 will bring together community thought leaders, cyberinfrastructure professionals, and students to learn, share ideas, and craft the infrastructure of the future. This year's theme, "Catch the Wave", embodies the spirit of the community's drive to stay in front of the new waves in technology, analytics, data, visualization, and a globally connected and diverse workforce.

Scientific discovery and innovation require a robust, innovative, and resilient cyberinfrastructure to support the critical research required to address world challenges in climate change, population, health, energy, and environment.

The PEARC20 student programme will provide students with a range of opportunities to participate in both student activities and the full technical programme so that they may share their research efforts and gain insights and inspiration from like-minded individuals at the conference.

Deadline for paper submission is January 20, 2020.

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September 8-11, 2020
16th International eScience Conference 2020, Osaka, Japan

eScience 2020 welcomes the international community of researchers and software engineers from all disciplines to present and discuss their scientific practices involving data science, artificial intelligence and computing. Researchers from the humanities to physics, engaged in collaborative data- or compute-intensive research, are invited to attend. The objective of the eScience Conference is to promote innovation in collaborative research across all disciplines, throughout the research lifecycle.

The digital world is transforming science and society, simultaneously presenting new opportunities and challenges. One of these challenges is keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in computer science. Furthermore, some disciplines are well advanced in exploiting computational technologies and data science, while others are just scratching the surface. The aim of this conference is cross-fertilization across research disciplines, to advance science and humanities by fully exploiting the use of technology and cyberinfrastructure.

Disciplines include, but are not limited to: life sciences, health research, arts, digital humanities and social sciences, physics, chemistry, astronomy, climate, environmental science, and earth science. Digital technologies include, but are not limited to: machine learning, natural language processing, real time data analysis, interoperability and linked data, multi-scale and multi model simulations, high performance computing, workflow technologies, reproducibility, visualization, open science and image processing.

This year, the conference is divided into special tracks in addition to the Main Track, namely:

  • Machine Learning for eScience
  • Software Tools & Infrastructure
  • eScience for location-based services

Deadline for paper submission is April 3, 2020.

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September 14-18, 2020
19th Workshop on high performance computing in meteorology, Bologna, Italy

Every second year the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) hosts a workshop on the use of high performance computing in meteorology. High performance computer architectures are becoming ever more complex, which presents significant challenges for the ongoing development of operational meteorological applications, themselves highly dependent on computing capability.

ECMWF's new high-performance computing facility will be installed at the Tecnopolo di Bologna in 2020. For the first time ECMWF's data centre will be separated from its headquarters and the Centre will function as a multi-site organisation. To mark this occasion, the 19th workshop on high performance computing in meteorology will take place in Bologna. The theme of this workshop is "Towards Exascale Computing in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)".

ECMWF invites presentations addressing the following topics:

  • International Exascale efforts in NWP
  • Progress in HPC scalability
  • Using AI and Big Data
  • Hardware news

The workshop will consist of keynote talks from invited speakers, 20-30 minute presentations, a panel discussion and a visit to the new data centre.

Deadline for paper submission is May 18, 2020.

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September 27 - October 1, 2020
Tenth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation - INFOCOMP 2020, Rome, Italy

The diversity of semantics of data, context gathering and processing led to complex mechanisms for applications requiring special communication and computation support in terms of volume of data, processing speed, context variety, etc. The new computation paradigms and communications technologies are now driven by the needs for fast processing and requirements from data-intensive applications and domain-oriented applications - medicine, geoinformatics, climatology, remote learning, education, large scale digital libraries, social networks, etc. Mobility, ubiquity, multicast, multi-access networks, data centres, Cloud computing are now forming the spectrum of de factor approaches in response to the diversity of user demands and applications. In parallel, measurements control and management (self-management) of such environments evolved to deal with new complex situations.

INFOCOMP 2020 continues a series of events dedicated to advanced communications and computing aspects, covering academic and industrial achievements and visions.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged. The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

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September 27 - October 1, 2020
The International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization - MODOPT 2020, Rome, Italy

Modelling and optimization are important design phases for software and hardware systems. With the development of mobile and wireless systems and applications, health and ambient systems, there is a need for new concepts and practices for modelling and optimization to be generalized.

MODOPT 2020 is dedicated to present and discuss innovative solutions or industrial impact on modelling and optimization. The organizers solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. They welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the involved topics, short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

MODOPT 2020 conference tracks include:

  • Foundations of modelling and optimization
  • Enterprise modelling and optimization
  • Modelling and optimization in real-time systems
  • Modelling and optimization in complex systems
  • Model-based software and systems engineering
  • Modelling computations on modern HPC architectures
  • Empirical modelling
  • Modelling data-intensive computing
  • Algorithms and flow optimization
  • Socio-inspired optimization algorithms
  • Quality assurance and modelling (analysis, testing, verification)
  • Functional and non-functional properties of models
  • Programming models and frameworks
  • Parallel algebraic modelling
  • Model transformations
  • Modelling in Internet-of-Thinks systems
  • Modelling and optimization in Cloud-oriented systems
  • Tools for modelling and optimization
  • Languages and notations for modelling and optimization
  • Programming aspects for modelling and optimization
  • Parallel I/O optimization, convex optimization, stochastic optimization
  • Quality, clarity, and accuracy in modelling
  • Modelling and statistical modelling approaches
  • Performance benchmarking and optimization
  • Modelling domains (data analytics, Big Data, systems engineering, social media, devices and services, mobile applications, health applications, open source software)
  • Input noise modelling
  • Modelling and Optimization of 5G RAT/RAN (Radio Access Technology/Network)
  • Modelling and Optimization of Cloud Access and Small Cells
  • Modelling features (collaboration, scalability, security, interoperability, adaptability)
  • Maintenance an extension of models
  • Cost-effectiveness of models and optimization
  • Models for performance analysis and prediction

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September 30 - October 2, 2020
International Conference on Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2020, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

ICRI 2020 will bring together hundreds of policy experts, facility managers, leading researchers and a variety of stakeholders from around the world to meet and engage on challenges, emerging trends and opportunities around research infrastructure.

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October 6-8, 2020
Advanced Grid Engine Administration Training, Regensburg, Germany

Univa offers Advanced Grid Engine Administration Training solutions delivered by its Professional Services team. Attendees will gain an understanding of workload resource management, cluster configuration and administration. Hands-on exercises are integrated into this course as well as practical troubleshooting tips.

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November 10-12, 2020
BioData World Congress, Basel, Switzerland

The BioData World Congress 2020 will bring together pharma/biotechs, health care, academia and the community that serve them, to discuss how to come together to improve efficiencies within IT and biodata for the benefit of patients worldwide.

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December 3-4, 2020
Computing Insight UK 2020 - CIUK 2020, Manchester, United Kingdom

As with previous editions the conference will include two full days of presentations and talks running alongside an exhibition of the latest technologies from the leading hardware and software developers and resellers, and a series of breakout sessions.

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