Virtual Medical Worlds Magazine - Calendar

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.

July 21-23 - September 20, On Demand, 2020
SemiCon West 2020, Virtual Conference, Online

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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August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2020
Biomarker Sensing and Diagnostics for Telemedicine, Virtual Workshop, Online

In August 2020, the Air Force Research Laboratory, along with SEMI Nano-Bio Materials Consortium (NBMC), a global association of electronics design and manufacturing companies, will hold an open, virtual workshop series. Its purpose is to explore the continuing need for actionable, intelligent and real-time data to improve outcomes for remote sensing, monitoring and treatment. The annual workshop, which begins August 5, 2020, and continues in two-hour sessions on each successive Wednesday, will be the fourth such event held by the consortium. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first time it will be a virtual event.

The focus of the 2020 workshop is "digital health". Each session will feature a different aspect of biomarker sensing and diagnostics for telemedicine. A biomarker, or biological marker, is a measurable physical characteristic such as pulse rate or blood chemistry. The workshop will cover progress and explore gaps in nano-bio electronics, including expanding the ability to observe biomarkers in real time, resulting in improved human health and performance.

The first session, on August 5, will discuss the biomarker analysis of exhaled breath, advancements in wearable monitors, and sensing certain biomarkers in the subcutaneous interstitium. The session will wrap up with a presentation from DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

The weekly sessions that follow on August 12, 19 and 26 will focus on en-route care and point-of-care diagnostics, wearable devices that enable rapid medical decision-making, and automation and artificial intelligence, respectively.

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August 24-26, 2020
World Orphan Drug Congress USA, Virtual Conference, Online

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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August 24-28, 2020
SIGGRAPH 2020, Virtual Conference, Online

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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August 25-29, 2020
7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, Lindau, Germany - POSTPONED

Young economists from around the globe and Laureates in Economic Sciences will gather for in-depth exchange of knowledge and ideas. Together they will discuss current economic matters and recent discoveries in their field.

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August 26, 2020
Micron: When Microseconds Matter - Webinar, Online

Andreas Schlemmer, Head of Product Marketing DACH, Boston, will be joined by Mark Day, Principal Technical Solutions Architect, Micron, to discuss how the 9300 series of NVMe SSDs is the write answer to your growing data demands.

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August 31 - September 4, 2020
30th International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications - FPL2020, Virtual Conference, Online

The International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications was the first and remains the largest conference covering the rapidly growing area of field-programmable logic and reconfigurable computing. During the past 29 years, many of the advances in reconfigurable system architectures, applications, embedded processors, design automation methods and tools were first published in the proceedings of the FPL conference series. The conference objective is to bring together researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry and from around the world.

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September 1-2, 2020
2020 Australia Conference, Virtual Conference, Online

The HPC-AI Advisory Council in partnership with Australia's prestigious National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) is organizing the all-digital Australia Conference.

Gather, virtually, with fellow industry luminaries and leading subject matter experts from all over the world to explore major and emerging domains and share in-depth insights on AI, Data Sciences, HPC, Deep/Machine Learning, Visualization and more. A condensed two-day agenda will feature invited talks on a range of topics from the latest trends and newest technologies, to breakthrough works and all new best practices in applications, tools and techniques.

Take advantage of two intensive days focused on core disciplines and community interests - essentials for driving ongoing progress and future potential. The Australia Conference is open to everyone interested and offered free of charge. Separate registration is required for each session day for all participants.

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September 3-4, 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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September 4, 2020
Low Energy Heterogeneous Computing Workshop, Virtual Event, Online

The main aim is to engage the Artificial Intelligence, Smart City, Smart Home, Health Care and IOT communities to evangelize the low-energy optimization techniques that the team has developed for these communities during the lifetime of the project.

The workshop will include sessions on Energy Efficiency, Fault Tolerance and Security, AI and Smart City / Smart Home, and FPGAs and Programming Models. Some of these topics might be of interest to you. The keynote speaker is Stephan Diestelhorst, Computer and Systems Architect at ARM and Xilinx.

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September 4, 2020
Universities and the European Open Science Cloud, Webinar, Online

The European University Association (EUA) will present the progress of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and provide an occasion for the sector to discuss the initiative from a university perspective.

The EOSC is a major effort to connect research data services, such as storage, analysis and transfer, across Europe. The European Commission has stated that the EOSC will enhance the possibilities for researchers to find, share and reuse publications, data, and software leading to new insights and innovations, higher research productivity and improved reproducibility in science.

The EOSC will be implemented through a cross-cutting European Partnership within Horizon Europe. The Commission has released a proposal for this European Partnership. Meanwhile, a Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda and a legal entity - EOSC Association - are currently under preparation.

The EUA webinar is free of charge and open to anyone who is interested in the topic.

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September 7-10, 2020
2020 BOINC Workshop, Marburg, Germany - CANCELLED

The 2020 BOINC Workshop is hosted by the Physics Department (AG Astronomie) of the Philipps-University. This annual workshop is designed for researchers, scientists, academics, developers and volunteers with any level of interest in the BOINC open source volunteer computing platform.

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

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

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September 9-10, 2020
Altair HPC Virtual Summit, Online

Come together with Altair's high-performance and high-throughput computing experts, along with technology users and industry peers, for a virtual summit exploring the leading-edge enterprise computing solutions that will keep innovation moving forward in 2020 and beyond.

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September 14-18, 2020
19th Workshop on high performance computing in meteorology, Bologna, Italy - POSTPONED until Spring 2021

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.

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September 15, 2020
HPC + AI Wall Street 2020, Virtual Conference, Online

This is a conference in two tracks, one for Leadership (C suite) and one for DevOps, covering four topics: Analytics and Data, Crypto Innovation in a Highly Regulated Environment, Infrastructure Development, and Security and Risk.

There will be a virtual trade show of exhibitor booths, with each booth containing documents and videos for download to a "virtual briefcase" that is mailed to the attendee at the end of the event, the ability to chat with booth staff over text, audio, or video, and the ability to schedule chat slots or demos.

There will also be a forum for networking, with attendees in the same booths or conference sessions via chat, with anyone else in the Networking Lounges via chat or video, or through structured networking taking place at the Show Party at the end of the day. Advisory Board members and speakers will be seeded throughout the networking lounges and party.

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September 15-17, 2020
Trading Show Americas 2020, Virtual Event, Online

The Trading Show Americas is:

  • A virtual expo that showcases the world's leading solution providers
  • Hours of content on the most relevant topics and trends
  • 200+ expert speakers on Algo & HPC, Data & AI, and Digital Assets
  • Live presentations and demos showcased in the demo track
  • Networking and business development with thousands of decision-making attendees

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September 15-17, 2020
Utility Cloud 2020, Virtual Conference, Online

With 3 full days of utility Cloud case-study presentations, technology innovation reviews, and high-precision networking opportunities via the Swapcard virtual event platform, this virtual conference provides the in-depth guidance and peer-to-peer networking that utilities need, to take their Cloud implementations to the next level.

Discussion themes include:

  • Cloud Sustainability: switching the organisational attitude towards Cloud as a future-based concept to deliver physical IT infrastructures and to speed up digitalisation
  • Designing and Implementing Hybrid Cloud Solutions: tailoring off the shelf solutions to utility requirements to better support a fast evolving and complex utility landscape
  • Cloud Integration: shaping your Cloud operations and enterprise architecture to seamlessly integrate with traditional generation and distribution networks and DERs
  • Evaluating SaaS, IaaS & PaaS Solutions: assessing the capabilities of market solutions to determine the best fit for your organisation's specific requirements
  • Data Management: designing and implementing an end-to-end data management strategy to support the ongoing digitalisation of grid assets and operations
  • Achieving Cloud Migration without Disruption: achieving complete migration of utility processes into the Cloud with no disruption to day to day grid operations

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September 19-21, 2020
European Society for Medical Oncology's ESMO Virtual Congress 2020 - Part I, Online

The ESMO Virtual Congress 2020 will be the global stage for the exchange and debate of translational cancer science of excellence, first announcements of practice-changing data, and multidisciplinary must-have conversations set to spur transformative therapies against cancer. This part of the congress will be devoted to science. This scientific programme will include the presentation of the latest cancer research results with more than 2100 abstracts, including around 100 expected late-breaking abstracts.

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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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October 5-9, 2020
Digital GTC, Virtual Conference, Online

GTC will feature the latest innovations in AI, data science, graphics, high-performance and edge computing, networking, autonomous machines and VR for a broad range of industries and government services. Seven separate programming streams will run across North America, Europe, Israel, India, Taiwan, Japan and Korea - each with access to live demos, specialized content, local start-ups and sponsors.

GTC will include over 500 sessions, including live sessions and on-demand recordings. Live sessions will offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions and interact with experts in AI and other fields from a diverse line-up of companies and organisations. Many of the world's leading technology organisations will be participating.

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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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October 6-8, 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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October 13-14, 2020
Teratec 2020 Forum, Paris - Ile-de-France, 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.

The TERATEC Forum welcomes more than 1300 attendees, highlighting the technological and industrial dynamism of HPC and the essential role that France plays in this field. The participation and the testimony of senior industrial and ICT leaders, the diversity and the high level of the technical workshops, the representativeness of exhibitors and innovation offers displayed, are assets for all responsible concerned by simulation and high-performance computing.

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October 16-18, 2020
European Society for Medical Oncology's ESMO Virtual Congress 2020 - Part II, Online

The ESMO Virtual Congress 2020 will be the global stage for the exchange and debate of translational cancer science of excellence, first announcements of practice-changing data, and multidisciplinary must-have conversations set to spur transformative therapies against cancer. This part of the congress will be devoted to education.

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October 19-22, 2020
EOSC Symposium 2020, Online

The EOSC Symposium 2020 brings together researchers, data scientists, e-Infrastructures, Research Infrastructures, EOSC projects, EOSC Working Group members and representatives of the EU27 Member States and associated countries to discuss the final steps towards the establishment of a first version of a fully-fledged European Open Science Cloud.

Organised by the EOSC Executive and Governing Boards with the support of the EOSC Secretariat project, the two-day programme will analyse the progress of EOSC after two years from its official launch focusing on the added value of EOSC for the European scientific community.

Data-driven use cases, success stories, failures and lessons learnt from the first two years of EOSC, but also discussions on the strategic research and innovation agenda of the EOSC partnership within the framework of the future Horizon Europe programme, will shape the programme of this event that will be a key milestone towards the launch of the second phase of EOSC.

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November 2-4, 2020
EGI Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, Online

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.

Deadline for paper submission is August 21, 2020.

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November 2-5, 2020
Festival of Biologics 2020, Virtual Conference, Online

The Festival of Biologics is the meeting place for the life science community to bridge the gap between academia and industry. With three events in one, the Festival encourages conversation across the entire industry so you can inspire change, champion innovation, and address complex challenges that the biologics industry is facing.

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November 2-5, 2020
World Orphan Drug Congress, Barcelona, Spain

The World Orphan Drug Congress is an award-winning event with an exhibition that has grown to become the largest and most established orphan drugs & rare diseases meeting of its kind across the globe. Now in its 11th annual edition, the World Orphan Drug Congress Europe, together with the co-located Cell & Gene Therapy 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.

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November 5-6, 2020
4th International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - CHIRA, Budapest, Hungary

The purpose of the International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications (CHIRA) is to bring together professionals, academics and students who are interested in the advancement of research and practical applications of interaction design & human-computer interaction.

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November 9-10, 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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November 9-12, 2020
16th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance, Virtual Conference, Online

Virtual Plenary 16 will provide attendees the opportunity to remotely attend plenary sessions, participate in multiple breakout sessions, attend poster sessions and collaborate with attendees.

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November 10-12, 2020
Flash Memory Summit, Virtual Conference and Expo, Online

Flash Memory Summit (FMS) has grown rapidly to become a major event for the computer storage industry. It is the one-stop place to catch up on the latest technologies, see the hottest products, and learn about what's happening and where the latest trends are heading. FMS is now the largest storage industry show with the most high-level keynoters from leading companies, the largest exhibits, and the most sessions covering everything from applications and architectures through enterprise storage, controllers, and new technologies. It covers the latest and greatest, including 3D flash, NVMe and NVMe-oF, persistent memory, new non-volatile technologies - such as 3DXPoint and MRAM, controllers, enterprise applications, and market research.

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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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November 16-19, 2020
61st Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science - FOCS 2020, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Topics of interest include:

  • Algorithms and data structures,
  • Computational complexity, cryptography,
  • Computational learning theory,
  • Economics and computation,
  • Parallel and distributed algorithms,
  • Quantum computing,
  • Computational geometry,
  • Computational applications of logic,
  • Algorithmic graph theory and combinatorics, optimization,
  • Randomness in computing,
  • Approximation algorithms,
  • Algorithmic coding theory,
  • Algebraic computation, and
  • Theoretical aspects of areas such as networks, privacy, information retrieval, computational biology, and databases.

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November 16-20, 2020
International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis - SC'20, Virtual Conference, Online

HPC is the underpinning for many of today’s most exciting new research areas, from machine learning to artificial intelligence to quantum computing. Working with science teams across disciplines, we are finding new ways to fight disease, combat poverty and homelessness, grow heartier crops, and better predict natural disasters. Bring your passion and energy for HPC to SC20, where together, we can be more than HPC.

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November 17-18, 2020
Future Labs Live, Virtual Conference, Online

This conference brings together practitioners, technicians, scientists, innovators, start-ups and the vendor community all in one place at Future Labs Live, covering all industries that together deliver the future lab.

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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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March 16-18, 2021
OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop, Columbus, Ohio, USA

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) annual Workshop will continue the tradition of fostering collaboration among those who develop fabrics, deploy fabrics, and create applications that rely on fabrics. This event provides a unique opportunity for fabric developers and users to discuss emerging fabric technologies, collaborate on future industry requirements and address problems that exist today.

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March 21-26, 2021
International Symposium on Grids and Clouds (ISGC) 2021, Taipei, Taiwan

The main theme of ISGC 2021 is "Challenges in High Performance Data Analytics: Combining Approaches in HPC, HTC, Big Data and AI".

While the research data are becoming a real asset nowadays, it is an information and knowledge gained through thorough analysis that makes them so valuable. To process vast amounts of data collected, novel high performance data analytics methods and tools are needed, combining classical simulation oriented approaches, Big Data processing and advanced AI methods. Such a combination is not straightforward and needs novel insights at all levels of the computing environment - from the network and hardware fabrics through the operating systems and middleware to the platforms and software, not forgetting the security - to support data oriented research. Challenging use cases that apply difficult scientific problems are necessary to properly drive the evolution and also to validate such high performance data analytics environments.

The goal of ISGC 2021 is to create a face-to-face venue where individual communities and national representatives can present and share their contributions to the global puzzle and contribute thus to the solution of global challenges.

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May 5-6, 2021
BIOMEDevice, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

he 2021 event will be held in accordance with Informa's AllSecure health and safety standard. Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures, Informa AllSecure, to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, and to provide everyone with reassurance and confidence that they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.

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June 2-4, 2021
International Conference on Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2021, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

ICRI 2021 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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June 21-25, 2021
TNC21, 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.

Waves can build up and break down shorelines, their impact is transformative and powerful. "Making Waves", the theme chosen for TNC21, is about the similarly transformative and disruptive capabilities that digital technologies across networking, Trust & Identity and Cloud services can deliver for Research & Education.

NRENs across the globe connect the teams delivering discoveries that impact and improve our lives via some of the fastest data networks, most trusted identity services known to mankind and collaboration. NRENs have the intellectual bravery to inspire, disrupt and make waves. NRENs enable progress.

TNC's footprint as NRENs is visible in the identity space, technology, the environment and society. TNC is a conscious and forward-looking community working together to build a better future. This is the time to highlight its impact and test its thinking to address the greatest challenges for the future of humanity and the planet.

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June 23-25, 2021
LIBER Conference 2021, 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 27 - July 1, 2021
36th ISC High Performance Conference - ISC'21, 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 2021 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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July 5-7, 2021
Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference - PASC21, Geneva, Switzerland

PASC21 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.

PASC21 aims to open discussions on these new challenges, explore problems and propose solutions to address them and shape the future of scientific computing.

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