HPCS 2017 Wrap-up
Thank you for joining us at HPCS 2017 in Kingston last week! Your participation helped ensure the conference was a huge success overall. The wide range of keynote sessions and technical workshops appealed to both the research community and ARC professionals, with topics on everything from traditional HPC disciplines, cognitive computing, and future technologies.
If you’d like to re-visit the event, check out the conference photo gallery here http://2017.hpcs.ca/hpcs-2017-photo-gallery. We hope you enjoyed your time in the Limestone City!
Videos of 3 of Keynote Speakers are available:
Also, here is a online feedback survey where you can comment on HPCS2017.
HPCS (the High Performance Computing Symposium) is Canada’s premiere Advanced Research Computing (ARC) conference, bringing together top researchers from across Canada and around the world, as well as major industry partners.
This year’s conference is being held in Kingston, Ontario – June 6th – 9th, and will include a range of keynote sessions and technical workshops designed to appeal to the research community and ARC professionals. Topics will include “traditional” HPC disciplines, as well as emerging areas such as cognitive computing – and we’ll have sessions exploring future technologies.
You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the stunning and historic City of Kingston – Canada’s first capital. With 2017 being Canada’s 150th anniversary, it’s sure to be special. You’ll get to enjoy Old Fort Henry, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as tour the 1000 Islands aboard the Island Queen.
Wednesday June 7th 10:15 – 12:30 – High Performance Computing
Speaker: Dr. Dominic Lam
Title: New Approaches in Utilizing Advanced Research Computing
Wednesday June 7th 2:45 – 5pm – Medical
Speaker: Alireza Sedghi
Title: Classification of Clinical Significance of Multi-parametric MRI Prostrate Findings Using Conventional Neural Networks
Thursday June 8th 2:45 – 5pm – Physics
Speaker: Dr. Mohsen Dezfouli
Title: Modeling nano-scale photonic devices: from classical Maxwell’s equations to quantum light-matter interactions
Name corrections: Dr. Pierre-Olivier, Dr. Vermeire
Call For Papers
Update: Deadline for Paper and Poster submissions extended to May 1st.
We encourage the submission of papers by attendees for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Submissions will be reviewed, but for inclusion at least one of the authors must attend the conference. Authors of selected papers may be asked to present a short talk or poster.
Submissions will be due on April 17, 2017.
The proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS. More details may be found under the “Papers and Posters” section.
On the Monday and Tuesday leading up to the HPCS 2017 conference, we offer a two-day series of workshops, focusing on high-level software and its application. These are a great opportunity to check out the features of some of the leading scientific, mathematical, and engineering software packages, presented by knowledgeable specialists. Several of the workshops off hands-on experience. These workshops are offered free of charge to those attending the HPCS 2017 conference. See Workshops at a Glance for more information. Click here for Workshop Registration
SEEING BIG is back! Now in its third year, the SEEING BIG Data Visualization Showcase is a high-profile exhibit of state-of-the-art visualizations from Canadian researchers in any advanced research computing (ARC) field.
Entry Criteria & Selection:
– We welcome high-resolution short movies and/or sets of still images.
– All submissions should include a brief explanation of the science behind the visualization.
– Compute Canada’s Visualization Group will review all entries and select a final grouping to be included in the showcase.
– All submissions will be kept private until the start of the HPCS 2017 program sessions on Tuesday June-06
– Selected entries will be displayed on a large 4K high-definition screen in a central area visible to all attendees during the entire conference.
– Submissions are accepted from March 1 to May 31, 2017.
After the conference, Compute Canada will be adding some of the entries (with the permission of the researchers) to its online repository of visualization images and movies. All credits for the visualizations will be attributed to the researchers who submit them.
To submit your visualization, please go here: http://bit.ly/hpcsvis2017.
If you have questions about the SEEING BIG Data Visualization Showcase, please contact Alex Razoumov, WestGrid Visualization Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org .