Announcing 2019 ACM Europe Summer School on High Performance Computing: Applications Due 15 March

February 7, 2019

The 2019 ACM Europe Summer School on HPC Computer Architectures for AI and Dedicated Applications will take place in Barcelona on 17-24 July and will be hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC-BarcelonaTECH). ACM's Special Interst Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC) is the primary sponsor of the school. Other industry sponsors support the school.

The School is tailored to young computer science researchers and engineers, and it is open to outstanding MSc students and senior undergraduate students. Accepted participants will spend a full week in Barcelona, attending formal lectures during the mornings and practical exercises in the afternoons.

Prof. Silvio Micali, ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate and MIT Professor, will give a keynote lecture. Dr. Lucilla Sioli, EU Commission Director for Digital Industry and AI, will be present at the school. Prof. Natasa Milic-Frayling, University of Nottingham UK, will address collaboration and diversity issues in a special dedicated session. Dr. Ing. Gerhard Schimpf, former chair of the ACM Europe Council Committee of European Chapter Leaders, will present the ACM Being Human with Algorithms initiative and the ACM student chapter activity in Europe.

Lectures will be delivered by:

  • Prof. Per Stenstrom, Chalmers University, ACM Fellow
  • Prof. Jesús Labarta, BSC, ACM - IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award recipient
  • Prof. Luca Benini, ETH Zürich, University of Bologna, ACM Fellow
  • Prof. Uri Weiser, ACM - IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award recipient, ACM Fellow
  • Prof. David Carrera, UPC, ERC grantee
  • Prof. Mauro Olivieri, University of Rome

The school chairpersons are Prof. Mateo Valero (Director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ACM - IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award recipient, ACM Fellow, and ERC grantee) and Prof. Josep Fernandez (CS Dean, Facultat d’Informatica de Barcelona).

The local organizing committee is led by Prof. Eduard Ayguadé of UPC and Dr. Fabrizio Gagliardi of BSC and ACM.

The online application form is available via this link. The deadline for applying is end-of-day 15 March AoE (UTC -12).