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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.

March 25-28, 2018
IEEE Haptics Symposium 2018, San Francisco, California, USA

The IEEE Haptics Symposium is a vibrant interdisciplinary forum where psychophysicists, engineers, and designers come together to share advances, spark new collaborations, and envision a future that benefits from rich physical interactions between humans and computers, generated through haptic (force and tactile) devices.

The 2018 programme includes two cross-cutting challenge sessions, 57 oral presentations of technical papers, 38 poster presentations of recent IEEE Transactions on Haptics articles, 35 poster presentations of work-in-progress papers, 36 hands-on demonstrations, many industry exhibits, a delicious banquet, technical tours of haptics labs at Stanford University, and much more.

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March 26-28, 2018
Python 101 Certification Training Course, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Python is the most widely used programming language for general purpose programming. A popular and proficient approach to object-oriented programming used for processing text, numbers, images or scientific data, automating repetitive tasks, and generating geometry using algorithms.

The Python 101 training course help candidates to become a professional Python programmer, an expert in data analytics, machine learning, web scraping. The course essential covers both basic and advanced concepts of Python like writing Python scripts that use various aspects of the language, sequences and file operations in Python. With Practical hands-on-writing python scripts and unit test code, the candidates master different types of machine learning and data related problem while using python.

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March 26-29, 2018
Supercomputing Asia 2018 - SCA18, Singapore

Supercomputing Asia is an inaugural annual conference that will encompass an umbrella of notable supercomputing events with the key objective of promoting a vibrant and relevant HPC ecosystem in Asian countries.

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March 26-29, 2018
GPU Technology Conference 2018, Silicon Valley, California, USA

The GPU Technology Conference (GTC) is the premier conference on artificial intelligence and deep learning. GTC showcases the latest breakthroughs from universities, start-ups and major enterprises in a wide range of fields such as autonomous vehicles, smart cities, virtual reality and more.

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March 27-30, 2018
Digital Signage Expo - DSE 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

DSE is the world's largest and longest running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to showcasing innovative digital display and interactive technology solutions for customer and employee communications.

Digital signage and interactive technology networks are revolutionizing communications all across the globe and DSE is the one event where you can see it all and experience it up close and personal.

Professional attendance at DSE is comprised of decision-makers from key industry categories such as retail, restaurant, health care, higher education, hospitality, digital out-of-home networks, transportation and systems integration/installation, to name a few.

Over 200 exhibitors feature technology and services including flat panels, media players, software, networking devices, delivery, content and more.

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April 3, 2018
ONTAP Cloud to Cut Cost and Increase Efficiency, Webcast, Online

Whether you are a Cloud newcomer, born-in-the-Cloud, working in a hybrid, or multi-Cloud environment you require a solution that enables seamless management and protection of your enterprise workloads data, and provides tools that will help you move and sync data into AWS or Azure Clouds, easily, quickly, and securely.

Join this webcast to learn more about ONTAP Cloud and the following benefits:

  • Save costs and time by using ONTAPÕs efficiency features in the public Cloud
  • Move or extend on-premises workloads to run in the public Cloud
  • Multi-Cloud replication (public/managed/private) to avoid data lock-in
  • Instant cloning can reduce provisioning times and storage spend

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April 5-6, 2018
Project Management Workshop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is a globally recognized certification of project management knowledge, skills and experience. Many people covet this certification to step up the ladder of their organisation and consequently receive higher pay and rewards. PMP certified professionals earn around 25% more than their non-certified peers do. There are over 70.000 jobs in the worldwide market for project management professionals in IT, Auto, and Infrastructure Industry.

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April 9-12, 2018
HPC Advisory Council Swiss Annual HPC Conference, Lugano, Switzerland

The conference agenda focuses on HPC, Cloud, Containers, Deep Learning, Exascale, Open Stack and more. It draws peers, members and non-members alike, together from all over the world, for three days of immersive talks, tutorials and networking. It also attracts contributed talks from renowned subject matter experts (SMEs).

The first three days organized by HPCAC will focus on the intersection of private and public research and collaborative enablement with a combination of invited talks featuring industry visionaries with sponsor-led usage, innovation and future technology sessions. The fourth day will be entirely dedicated to NDA site updates from HPCXXL members.

The additional meeting day will be hosted by the HPCXXL Board with closed sessions for members and their affiliates focused on sustained multi-Petascale scientific/technical computing on scalable parallel platforms and for select/invited HPCXXL partners.

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April 10, 2018
SURF Research Bootcamp, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Researchers and research supporters can use new ICT Technology during the Bootcamp to give their research a boost. Have you ever wondered how ICT can boost your research? How you can speed up the calculations that block your laptop for days? Discover new possibilities and do more with your data.

You can choose between five hands-on tracks:

  1. Compute: Introduction to UNIX, Cluster computing, HPC Cloud
  2. Big Data Analytics
  3. Scientific Visualisation and Virtual Reality
  4. Sensors and Clouds: program your sensor-node and analyse the data in the Cloud
  5. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

During the bootcamp you can train to use high performance computing to speed up your calculations, discover possibilities of scientific visualization, start using Machine Learning or explore the power of Big Data analysis in the Cloud.

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April 10, 2018
Digital Day 2018, Brussels, Belgium

This one-day event will bring together high-level stakeholders in the fields of digital technology and telecommunication. The event is organised by the European Commission under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Digital Day 2018 will aim to reach joint commitments related to the digital future of Europe in order to encourage investment in European digital technologies and infrastructures. A digitally strong EU will contribute to a competitive and socially secure society, better public services and security.

To achieve these goals, Digital Day 2018 will present sessions on the following priorities:

  • Digital Day one year after: Investing together in the future
  • Paving the way for the EU Artificial Intelligence initiative
  • Blockchain opportunities initiative
  • Digital transformation: Investing in the future of Europe

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April 10-12, 2018
Modern Customer Experience 2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Modern Customer Experience 2018 will bring together thousands of marketing, commerce, sales and customer service professionals to share best practices and insights on meeting the expectations of todayÕs empowered customers.

Despite an increasing focus on the customer, expectations continue to outpace the experiences many organisations can offer. For customer experience professionals this can seem like a no win situation, particularly when new technologies, rapidly shifting behavioural norms and evolving industry regulations continue to change the game. Modern Customer Experience 2018 will help attendees navigate this complexity, advance their careers and take advantage of new technologies such as AI, blockchain and the Internet of Things to create legendary, irresistible experiences.

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April 16, 2018
Agile and Scrum Certification Training, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Agile and Scrum non-certification training programme at Graspskills provides knowledge and gives an in-depth understanding of the Agile and Scrum development methodologies and make each participant sufficient to secure their career with the job roles like Scrum master, product owner and agile enthusiasts, responsible for the successful implementation of Agile and Scrum in the projects and enterprise.

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April 16-18, 2018
HPC User Forum, Tucson, Arizona, USA

The meeting will explore the status and prospects for quantum computing and HPC use of HPC for environmental research, especially natural disasters such as earthquakes and the recent California wildfires. As always, the meeting will also look at new developments in HPDA-AI, Cloud computing and other areas of continuing interest to the HPC community. A special session will look at the growing field of processors and accelerators supporting HPC systems.

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April 16-20, 2018
EOSC-hub Week, Malaga, Spain

The EOSC-hub Week will revolve around two major events: a public day and an EOSC-hub "all hands" meeting open only to EOSC-hub partners.

The public day, sponsored by the EGI Foundation, the EUDAT CDI and the XDC project, welcomes the participation of service providers, representatives of the research communities and policy makers engaged in the establishment of the European Open Science Cloud. The day kicks-off with a keynote presentation by Augusto Burgue–o Arjona, Head of the "eInfrastructure" Unit, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). The programme comprises four main tracks dedicated to users, service providers, policy and technology.

Day 2 is structured around more specific e-infrastructures workshops, such as Computing and Data Management over Clouds with Indigo-Datacloud products, Coupling Data & HPC with EUDAT & PRACE, National e-Infrastructures reports on status and plans of national facilities and research community engagement, etc.

The "all hands" Meeting is the first opportunity for the over 100 EOSC-hub partners to gather together and discuss the progress and the early achievements of the project. The participation to the "all hands" meeting is open only to the EOSC-hub partners.

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April 17-19, 2018
Health & ICT, Utrecht, The Netherlands

The exhibition Health & ICT is the annual highlight for up-to-date information, visible innovation, inspiration and the ideal opportunity to exchange knowledge and network with colleagues. A visit to the exhibition is interesting for management, health care professionals and IT professionals who work at a health care institution.

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April 18, 2018
Young Researchers Event 2018 - Brain Models and Computation for Brain Medicine, Sofia, Bulgaria

The human brain produces, processes and transmits information in an incomparable manner. Researchers and scientists from all over the world strive to decode the mechanisms underlying this multi-layered and unique system. The Human Brain Project is a major driving force in the field of neuroscience research in Europe, aiming to model the brain and reproduce its complexity on computing platforms.

This one-day event especially targets early career researchers and provides an overview of elements of brain modelling tools both from software and hardware perspectives. The programme comprises several sessions where participants get ample opportunities to exchange information and knowledge with peers as well as renowned experts working in the Human Brain Project.

Deadline for registration is April 9, 2018.

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April 18-19, 2018
Industrial IoT USA, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The third annual event in a global series highlighting the digital transformation taking place across industry and will allow attendees to learn from pioneering leaders in the field, showcase best practice and benchmark their approach with peers.

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April 19, 2018
Shaping Europe's Digital Future - HPC for Extreme Scale Scientific and Industrial Applications, Sofia, Bulgaria

This event aims to raise awareness on the role of High Performance Computing (HPC) in transforming Europe's digital future by providing solutions to a wide range of societal, scientific, and industrial challenges. Specific targets include the role of HPC in personalised medicine and in understanding the human brain and the link of HPC with other emerging computing paradigms, such as quantum computing.

The event will also address how the proposal of the European Commission on the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking will impact the European scientific, economic and societal developments - including digital skills, focusing on the wider area of South and Eastern Europe.

The event will discuss how HPC, combined with state-of-the-art mathematical models, algorithms, and software techniques, provides solutions to a wide range of societal, scientific, and industrial challenges, enables breakthrough science, and increases the competitiveness and innovation of industry and in particular of SMEs.

Bulgarian high-level government representative, together with Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, and Thierry Breton, CEO Atos will open this one-day event that will gather more than 250 scientists and industrialists as well as representatives of ministries from the South and Eastern Europe.

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April 23-25, 2018
Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018, Santa Clara, California, USA

Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018 is the premier open source database event for individuals and businesses that develop and use open source database software. The conferences have a technical focus with an emphasis on the core topics of MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and other open source databases, including time series databases and RocksDB. Tackling subjects such as analytics, architecture and design, security, operations, scalability and performance, Percona Live provides in-depth discussions for your high-availability, IoT, Cloud, Big Data and other changing business needs.

This conference is an opportunity to network with peers and technology professionals by bringing together accomplished DBA's, developers, system architects and executives from around the world to share their knowledge and experience - all to help you learn how to tackle your open source database challenges in a whole new way. This yearÕs conference will feature one day of tutorials and two days of keynote talks and breakout sessions related to open source databases and software. Attendees get briefed on the hottest topics, learn about building and maintaining high-performing deployments and hear from top industry leaders.

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April 23-26, 2018
LUSTRE User Group Conference - LUG 2018, Argonne, Illinois, USA

LUG 2018 brings together over 200 Lustre attendees. LUG provides technical sessions on the latest Lustre developments and best practices, while providing opportunities to share information, network, and collaborate with your peers.

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April 23-27, 2018
Hannover Messe 2018, Hannover, Germany

From individual components to the complete intelligent factory, as well as topical trends such as energy efficiency, lightweight construction and additive manufacturing: at Hannover Messe youÕll get a complete picture of the industrial value-adding chain under one roof in Hannover and worldwide.

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April 24-26, 2018
Open Education Global Conference 2018 - Transforming Education through Open Approaches, Delft, The Netherlands

The Open Education Global Conference is where the world meets to discuss how opening education helps us achieve universal access, equity, innovation and opportunity in education. The OE Global conference is the most internationally diverse conference devoted exclusively to open education, attracting researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators and students from more than 35 countries to discuss and explore how Open Education advances educational practices around the world.

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April 25-26, 2018
GlobusWorld 2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA

GlobusWorld brings together researchers, systems administrators, developers and IT leaders from top computing centres, labs and universities around the U.S. The event is designed to provide new insights into managing research data and storage at scale, as well as building and using cutting-edge applications, portals and gateways.

The theme for 2018 is "Connecting your Research Universe". When it's easy for researchers to move and share data across any location, e.g. campus clusters, XSEDE systems, lab servers, scientific instruments, archival storage, commercial Clouds, they can collaborate more successfully and get to results faster. Globus now makes this possible, with connectivity to virtually any storage location via a single, easy to use interface. It has never been simpler to connect the universe of research data to the researchers who need it.

The GlobusWorld agenda includes tutorials and presentations, plus opportunities to engage with the Globus team, its partners, and other users to discuss practical experiences and learnings that will help you design and implement solutions that best meet your researchers' needs.

Deadline for presentation submission is February 23, 2018.

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May 7-8, 2018
Middle East Investment Summit 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Meeting genuinely serious Middle East investors is notoriously difficult. Local SWFs, family offices and pension funds pride themselves on being elusive in their strategies, protecting their investments and being cautious with who they meet. The Middle East Investment Summit 2018 is the region's number one platform for local allocators to assess new asset managers. In its 19th year, the show will once again host the largest investors in the region and present them with the most lucrative investment opportunities.

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May 8-9, 2018
Third Annual Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition - BIGIT Diverse, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The theme of this conference is "Hunting the Universe of Digital Variety".

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May 9, 2018
Saudi Investment Forum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

With the largest economy in the Arab world, Saudi Arabia is seeking to diversify its oil dependent economy and become a leading global investment hub in line with its Vision 2030. The recently reformed governance strategies now allow foreign investment into the country, so opportunity is rife for international investors.

The Kingdom is positioning itself as a leading force of innovation and ambition and its strengths continue to grow across key industries from health care to infrastructure, renewable energy to tourism and real estate to technology.

The Saudi Investment Forum is a platform built for attendees to explore the investment opportunities in the fast-paced, growing market and network with an exclusive audience - the very best of the industry.

Topics include:

  • The road to 2030: diversifying a national economy
  • The NEOM metropolis: delivering beyond the ambition and vision
  • Future economic forces: alpha generation for generation alpha
  • Emerging projects: bridging the trillion-dollar gap
  • Accessible equity markets: broadening foreign appeal

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May 9-10, 2018
Trading Show Chicago 2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA

This event will bring together top trading firms and service providers across quant, automated trading, exchange technology, Big Data and HPC.

For 2018, the organizers will be focusing on 4 streams of content addressing these and other critical technological, regulatory and strategic developments facing today's algorithmic traders, quants, data scientists, financial engineers, market regulators and the supporting vendor community:

  • Automated Trading & HPC
  • Quant World
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies & Exchange Technology

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May 14-15, 2018
Open e-IRG Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria

The e-IRG Workshop will be focusing on EuroHPC and the development of e-Infrastructures in the South-Eastern European (SEE) and Eastern-Mediterranean (EM) region.

The workshop programme will be divided in two main parts: In the first part, the EuroHPC ecosystem will be presented, including presentations about HPC-specific issues: micro-electronics, supercomputer applications, user perspectives, policy issues. In the second part, the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) opportunities for national e-Infrastructures and European RIs - with emphasis on South East Europe and Eastern Mediterranean countries, along with EOSC national views will be presented.

The workshop will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the current status and perspectives of Pan-European e-Infrastructure initiatives, and to see a clear picture of the achievements and challenges of the countries in the region of SEE and EM.

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May 15-16, 2018
International Conference "e-Infrastructures for excellent science in Southeast Europe and Eastern Mediterranean", Sofia, Bulgaria

This conference will be a unique opportunity for regional scientists to showcase their work in selected research fields relevant for the region, as well as for presenting the latest achievements resulting from the collaboration of countries in the region of Southeast Europe and Eastern Mediterranean in the area of e-Infrastructures and their use. The conference will gather e-Infrastructure providers, scientists and researchers, and the policy makers from the region and beyond.

The conference programme will be divided in two main parts: in the first part an overview of the history, present status and perspectives of the regional e-Infrastructure collaboration will be given, including the analysis of the developments, connection with European programmes and initiatives, regional contribution to the European goals, etc. In the second part, the scientific results in the areas of climatology, life sciences and digital cultural heritage, achieved using the integrated regional e-Infrastructure platform, will be presented.

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May 16-18, 2018
World Precision Medicine Congress, London, United Kingdom

From clinical development to pricing, reimbursement and market access this congress will bring you the most exciting case studies and new data for immunotherapy, cell therapy, gene therapy, CARs and bioprocessing.

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May 17-18, 2018
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Conference, Silicon Valley, California, USA

In today's world AI is a hot topic of discussion at every start-up and in every boardroom. The current state of computing power, Cloud computing and numerous enabling technologies are empowering many industries to become efficient, one such industry is health care. Leaders in health care are opening doors to innovation and exploring latest technologies that are helping them provide cheaper cost of care and most importantly, greater access to care.

Markets and Markets is bringing together all the entities from health care domain to discuss the true meaning of Artificial Intelligence at Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Conference and learn first-hand experience from leading experts who are developing and using the technology.

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May 17-18, 2018
Artificial Intelligence in Fintech, Silicon Valley, California, USA

The Artificial intelligence in Fintech Conference will focus on such technologies of AI with respect to Fintech, Regtech, Security, Cyber fraud and many more aspects impacting the global financial market. Artificial Intelligence has the potential to eliminate human error in banking procedures, allow banks to truly understand customer demands and make an effective cost set up. Fintech is being aimed at empowering smaller organisations and consumers, and AI is expected to make its benefits accessible to a wider audience.

It's important to grow this businesses and deep dive into the pragmatism of the AI applications in Fintech, Regtech, Security, and many more. Banks and fintech companies will work alongside regulators to make clearer regulations that remove grey areas and speed up adoption and innovation.

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May 17-18, 2018
Artificial Intelligence in Automotive Conference, Silicon Valley, California, USA

The transportation industry is at the early stages of a dynamic transformation that is poised to reshape the landscape of the industry going forward. As part of this transformation the industry is fueling huge investments in Artificial Intelligence.

The automotive manufacturers are continually in a quest to provide enhanced services and new features with advanced technology - from high speed connectivity to the car and next generation services to sustainable and environment friendly technologies and fully autonomous driving.

These innovations are revolutionizing the global transport sector and to understand these trends, experts from across the industry and relevant government authorities are working together to achieve a shared vision.

AI in Automotive conference is an effort to bring together all the entities of automotive industry to discuss the potential strategies to attain fully autonomous car, explore the opportunities to understand the role of artificial intelligence and to witness the innovative technologies of the starts-ups.

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May 28 - June 1, 2018
European HPC Summit Week 2018 with PRACEdays18, Ljubljana, Slovenia

This event will gather main HPC stakeholders in Europe. Similar to previous years also 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 European HPC Summit Week also offers 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.

PRACEdays18 is the central event of the European HPC Summit Week, and is hosted by PRACE's Slovenian Member ULFME - University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The conference will bring together experts from academia and industry who will present their advancements in HPC-supported science and engineering.

Deadline for workshop submission is December 18, 2017.

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June 5-7, 2018
Cloud Expo, New York, New York, USA

Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid Cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid Cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS - software, platform, and infrastructure as a service. Cloud Expo is the single show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the Cloud.

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June 5-7, 2018
Big Data Cloud Expo, New York, New York, USA

Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher. Big Data at Cloud Expo is the place where you can see the technologies and use cases that are delivering Big Data to enterprise IT.

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June 10-14, 2018
Terena Networking Conference - TNC18, Trondheim, Norway

TNC is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference, with more than 650 participants attending this annual event. TNC brings together decision makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, and identity and access management experts from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions, as well as industry representatives.

Through keynotes speeches by renowned specialists, varying parallel sessions, demonstrations and presentations, the conference 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.

TNC18, its 34th edition, will be hosted by UNINETT. UNINETT develops and operates the Norwegian national research and education network, interconnecting about 200 Norwegian educational and research institutions and more than 300.000 users, as well as giving them access to international research networks.

This year the conference will also focus on a variety of thought-provoking sub-themes such as: the power of the Internet, the responsibility of sustainability and delivery, the power of data analytics, the creation of intelligent complexity, and networking at the speed of science.

Deadline for paper submission is November 30, 2017.

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June 11-15, 2018
CeBIT 2018, Hannover, Germany

The revamped CeBIT will revolve around the open-air site, with the EXPO canopy as its central hub. The halls around the d!campus will house the three main pillars of the reinvented CeBIT: d!conomy, d!tec and d!talk. The d!conomy showcase will be where digital solution providers and their commercial and public-sector customers will get down to business. Disruptive technologies, research institutes and startups will be on front and center stage at the new technology festival called d!tec. And last but not least, the d!talk programme will offer rich opportunities for dialogue, debate and knowledge-sharing in a series of conferences, workshops and keynotes held at various locations throughout the grounds.

Day one of the five-day event - 11 June 2018 - will be devoted entirely to high-caliber dialogue between digital business leaders and government policymakers, with admission restricted to journalists and Welcome Night attendees. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - with d!conomy, d!tec and d!talk on the agenda - solution providers and their customers will be in the spotlight. On 14 June, a special event will also be held to set the tone for an "open day" on Friday, when the d!campus and selected other sections of the show will be open to the general public.

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June 24-28, 2018
33rd ISC High Performance Conference - ISC'18, Frankfurt, Germany

ISC High Performance, the leading supercomputing event in Europe, will combine a strong line-up of technical experts in the field of HPC with exhibits from leading supercomputing centres, as well as hardware and software vendors. ISC High Performance presents state-of-the-art applications, architectures and trends in supercomputing. As a result, this HPC event has created a unique atmosphere of collaboration and co-operation.

ISC High Performance is dedicated to tackling HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields, as well as its adoption in commercial environments. This year, the team aspires to bring another outstanding conference to an enthusiastic crowd. The ISC 2018 programme chair, Professor Horst Simon, and the programme team have carefully selected 13 topics, which they believe will appeal to the global HPC community. These topics will be addressed in the invited programme.

The 2018 topics will be presented by speakers considered experts in their chosen field. The contributed programme, tutorials, workshops and the exhibition will once again complement the invited programme.

Deadline for paper submission is December 22, 2017.

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July 2-4, 2018
Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference - PASC18, Basel, Switzerland

PASC18 is the fifth 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 of PASC18 is "Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation", emphasizing the vision of the close coupling of data and computation. Exposing and expressing massive and irregular parallelism in computational problems are key challenges for exploiting the massive and heterogeneous parallelism available in current, and expected in future, HPC systems, as well as to find new ways of generating scientific insight from data and models. Through its rich and interactive programme, PASC18 aims to highlight the computational approaches that computational scientists, computer scientists, and practitioners employ today and will employ over the next decades to address these challenges.

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July 3-6, 2018
Second Information Universe Conference - IU, Groningen, The Netherlands

The key topic of the IU conference series is: "What is the role of information in the Universe and its description?" In an epoch where scientists need to handle Big Data and simulations, find highly organized systems in nature and grapple with the role of information in physics and other sciences, this appears to be one of the more fundamental questions that needs to be answered in order to understand the world around us. The Information Universe conference intends to unite various approaches, addressing the fundamental role of information both in nature ("in vivo") and in data analysis, theory and computer modelling ("in vitro").

The conference will approach the key role of information from the point of view of several disciplines: e.g. cosmology, physics, mathematics, life sciences, computer science - including quantum computing - and neuroscience. The deeper role of information is formulated in different ways by these various disciplines, leading to a multitude of fundamental questions.

Deadline for paper abstract submission is April 15, 2018.

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July 9-13, 2018
Lorentz-eScience Workshop, Leiden, The Netherlands

This workshop will serve as an inter-disciplinary gathering for individuals in academia and industry interested in advancing this important, emerging field. The workshop will bring together experts from medical imaging including clinical experts, machine learning including computer vision, and crowdsourcing in order to identify key problems to tackle as a community, explore medical imaging datasets and crowdsourcing tools during hands-on sessions, and initiate projects to develop the community in the future.

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July 22-26, 2018
Eighth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation - INFOCOMP 2018, Barcelona, Spain

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 2018 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.

Deadline for paper submission is March 23, 2018.

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July 22-26, 2018
The International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization - MODOPT 2018, Barcelona, Spain

MODOPT 2018 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

Deadline for paper submission is March 23, 2018.

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July 22-27, 2018
Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing - PEARC18, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

PEARC18 welcomes all who care about the challenges in using and operating advanced research computing. The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) annual conference is transforming into an independent entity designed to unite the high-performance computing and advanced digital research community.

The PEARC conferences provide a forum for discussing challenges, opportunities, and solutions among HPC centre directors and managers, computational scientists, end users, students, facilitators, educators, HPC system administrators and user support staff, as well as industry and government agency representatives from across the United States and around the world. This community-wide effort aims to grow and be more inclusive by including additional campus, national, and international cyberinfrastructure and research computing partners.

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September 12-14, 2018
4th International Conference on Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2018, Vienna, Austria

Participants from more than 50 countries are expected to take part in this event. Speakers representing high-level stakeholders from across the globe and highly profiled institutions will intervene in the debate. ICRI 2018 aims at:

  • providing a forum for strategic discussion on international cooperation for research infrastructures at global level;
  • highlighting the essential role of research infrastructures in addressing global challenges and contributing to Sustainable Development Goals;
  • reflecting on the needs, development, and operation of global and national research infrastructures;
  • building on the outcomes of ICRI 2016, discussing existing and emerging challenges faced by RI stakeholders and investigating policy options and possible steps forward.

ICRI 2018 will be co-organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the European Commission. The detailed programme for ICRI 2018 is currently being developed in cooperation with high-level international experts on research infrastructures. Participation in ICRI 2018 will be possible by invitation only.

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October 3-4, 2018
Machina Summit.AI, London, United Kingdom

MACHINA Summit.AI explores how Data Analytics, IoT & Artificial Intelligence are causing major disruption across all industies. This event is for CIOs, CTOs, Data Scientists & Analysts, and Business Leaders who want to transform their business. MACHINA Summit.AI will be located at IP EXPO Europe and co-located with Cyber Security Europe.

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October 29-31, 2018
19th Annual World Vaccine Congress, Lisbon, Portugal

The 19th Annual World Vaccine Congress is the place where the global vaccine industry meets to discuss commercial and scientific issues around regulation, strategy, manufacturing, trials, partnering, influenza, cancer, emerging diseases and veterinary vaccines.

Across 130 sessions, you will learn from leading experts across the issues most impacting on the wider vaccine sector, as well as delve into your specialist area of research and job focus in co-located conferences. Build three days of totally tailored content and attendees.

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October 29-31, 2018
4th Veterinary Vaccine Congress, Lisbon, Portugal

Now in its 4th year the World Veterinary Vaccine Congress will continue to bring experts from the whole value chain under one roof, where you get to meet decision makers in the areas that are most applicable for your business offering.

Focused on R&D innovations, the organizers will update you of the progression made in veterinary vaccine R&D and vaccine development challenges when developing vaccines against viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases within a variety of animal species. From modified live virus vaccines, DNA vaccines, subunit marker vaccines to novel adjuvanted vaccines, this congress brings all innovation together in one place.

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October 29-31, 2018
3rd Immuno-Oncology Profiling Congress, Lisbon, Portugal

With the development of newer and more advanced immune profiling technologies, we are getting to better understand the complexities of the human immune system. This includes infection, vaccination as well as how diseases or pathogens alter immune cell repertoires and their functional activities.

The Immuno-Oncology Profiling Congress brings together experts to discuss how profiling of the immune system using high throughput technologies can aid therapeutic design and treatment strategies in cancer.

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October 29 - November 1, 2018
14th IEEE Conference on eScience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The 14th IEEE Conference on eScience brings together leading international researchers and research software engineers from all disciplines to present and discuss how digital technology impacts scientific practice. eScience promotes innovation in collaborative, computationally- or data-intensive research across all disciplines, throughout the research lifecycle.

The three-day conference programme consists of two single track days open for all eScience contributions. New this year is a multitrack day with focused sessions on Exascale Computing for High Energy Physics, Weather and Climate science in the digital era, Data Handling and Analytics for Health, Advances in eScience for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Computer Science: Tools & Infrastructure.

On the day prior to the conference there will be workshops and tutorials.

Deadline for paper abstract submission is May 25, 2018.

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October 30, 2018
DCD >Colo+Cloud, Dallas, Texas, USA

DCD>Colo+Cloud is the global leadership forum hosting, colo, telco, Cloud data centre, and managed services companies. The opportunity for those investing in and supplying technology to this third-party IT services market is huge. To accommodate the explosion in Cloud capacity, colos are stepping up to offer space while also continuing to service enterprise data centre requirements. At the edge, telcos look set to clean up with their extensive interconnects and access to mobile devices.

To find out which technologies will make the difference join for over 30 hours of pre-conference tutorials and workshops, high-level briefings, and 'Big Discussions' and thought-leadership conference programing.

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November 6-7, 2018
Industrial IoT Europe, Munich, Germany

Industrial IoT promises to generate a new wave of technological innovation that is set to permanently redefine the current digital landscape. Pioneering businesses are connecting complex, physical machines with first-class analytics to unleash a wealth of new insights that were never before possible.

Companies are looking to leverage Industrial IoT to reduce unplanned downtime, increase efficiency and open up a new era of economic growth and competitiveness. This Summit will bring together forward-thinking companies from the Manufacturing, Energy and Transportation Industries to pave the way for the Industrial IoT revolution.

This IIoT Summit is highly content driven, with an incredibly low vendor:delegate ratio, allowing for intimate networking opportunities for every attendee. Each attendee is encouraged to interact via round table discussions, 'speed dating networking' and sit down meals. With an extensively researched agenda, tailored to industry specific requirements by a steering committee of industry experts, attendees can expect the most up to date topics to be addressed and grasp a real understanding of key issues within their industry.

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November 11-16, 2018
International Conference on High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis - SC18, Dallas, Texas, USA

SC18 will engage you with the "HPC Inspires" theme. SC18 will be inspired by new innovations on the exhibit floor, new insights in the technical programme, and again experience the passion for HPC in the community. One will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the SC conference with special exhibits and programmes highlighting all 30 years of this incredible meeting of minds.

SC18 will once again bring together the international high performance computing community - a gathering of scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, system administrators and developers that is unequaled in the world - for an exceptional programme of technical presentations, papers, informative tutorials, timely research posters and Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions. The SC18 Exhibition Hall will feature the latest technologies and accomplishments from the world's leading vendors, research organisations and universities. SC18 provides the unique opportunity to see the latest technologies that will shape the future of large-scale technical computing and data-driven science.

Deadline for paper abstract submission is March 19, 2018.

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November 13-14, 2018
Big Data LDN, London, United Kingdom

Big Data LDN is a free to attend conference and exhibition where delegates discuss the big questions and share ideas with forward-thinking peers and leading members of the Data community. Hear from over 100 expert speakers in 8 technical and business-led conference tracks, including real world use-cases and discuss your business requirements with over 80 leading technology vendors and consultants.

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