Conferences and Events


Current Call for Papers and Participation


PRACE Announces 11th Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline – March 18, 2015 at 12:00 (noon) CET


PRACE has opened its 11th Call for Proposals. This Call includes Multi-year Access as well as a Data Storage Service Pilot. 2015. The PRACE 11th Call for Proposals is open to Project Access. Proposals can be based on a 12-months schedule, or, for multi-year projects, on a 24- or 36-months schedule. The allocation of awarded resources is made for 1 year at a time with provisional allocations awarded for the 2nd and 3rd year. Additionally, the 11th Call:

  • Offers the opportunity to launch a pilot call for joint data storage services and resources
  • Reserves 0.5% of the total resources available for the 11th Call for Centres of Excellence (CoE) as selected by the EC under the E-INFRA-5-2015 call for proposals.

For complete information, please visit


March 2-6, 2015 - Nice, France

LATA is a conference series on theoretical computer science and its applications. Following the tradition of the diverse PhD training events in the field developed at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona since 2002, LATA 2015 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from classical theory fields as well as application areas. For complete information, please visit

Call for Lightning Talks: Advancing Research Computing on Campuses
March 17-19, 2015 - Clemson University, South Carolina
Submission Deadline – February 27, 2015

Professionals involved in operating and supporting campus shared research computing infrastructure are invited to share their experiences in 10-minute lightning talks during a workshop on Advancing Research Computing on Campuses. For more information and specific Lightning Talk topics, please visit

Call for Papers: 7th Workshop on Interfaces and Architectures for Scientific Data Storage (IASDS)
September 1-4, 2015 – Beijing, China
Submission Deadline – March 31, 2015

held in conjunction with ICPP 2015

High-performance computing simulations and large scientific experiments generate tens of terabytes of data, and these data sizes grow each year. Existing systems for storing, managing, and analyzing data are being pushed to their limits by these applications, and new techniques are necessary to enable efficient data processing for future simulations and experiments. This workshop will provide a forum for engineers and scientists to present and discuss their most recent work related to the storage, management, and analysis of data for scientific workloads. Emphasis will be placed on forward-looking approaches to tackle the challenges of storage at extreme scale or to provide better abstractions for use in scientific workloads. For more information, please visit

Call for Papers: Mobile Web Portals Workshop 
October 7-8, 2015 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Submission Deadline – April 3, 2015

to be held in CENTERIS 2015

According to the European Commission report "A Roadmap for Advanced Cloud Technologies H2020 under", the environment of IST (market research, industry, education, training, etc.) undergoes constant changes. Thus, it is necessary to identify the major changes that can be expected in the next 5-10 years and may, or will, affect the environment of IST.  Additionally, mobile malware has been around for a while, but it is only in the last few years that it is been used as a tool in the hands of cybercriminals. The growth of mobile malware is only going to continue as people increasingly conduct business and sensitive transactions via mobile devices and it is a result of a number of different factors. For complete information, please visit

Applications Being Accepted for SC15 Student Programs
November 15-20, 2015 – Austin, Texas
Application Deadline - June 1, 2015

The SC15 conference is broadening its mission to build a strong and diverse HPC student community at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through professional development programs, opportunities to learn from mentors, and engagement with SC's technical sessions. By encouraging a strong student community centered on HPC, the SC15 Student Program helps ease the transition into the broader professional community. For complete information, including activities at SC15, please visit


Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Webinars


STEM Equity Pipeline Webinar: Helping Native American Females Thrive in Your STEM and CTE Programs
February 26, 2015 - 2-3:30 pm ET, 1-2:30 pm CT, 12-1:30 pm MT, 11 am-12:30 pm PT

Participants are invited to take a journey across cultures into the perceptual intersections of Native and Western cultures to broaden their ability to embrace diversity and sets themselves on a path to effectively teach and mentor underserved and underrepresented females.  This webinar uses storytelling to introduce participants to a Native perception of women that provides a point of departure to many of the images portrayed in popular culture (e.g., movies, songs, and stories).  Participants will learn about a set of cultural proficiency tools that can help them to eliminate their own stereotypes or those they encounter in their programs. To register for this complimentary webinar, please visit

Beginning Visualization Tutorial Webinar
March 6, 2015 - La Jolla, California and virtually
Registration Deadline – March 2, 2015

Amit Chourasia from SDSC is offering a beginning data visualization tutorial entitled, "Scientific Visualization: Concept, Execution and Ubiquitous Access." It's being offered both at SDSC and as a webcast.  I think it might be a worthwhile experience particularly if there were a site that wanted to act as a satellite site and host a group to learn together. The advantage of a satellite site is threefold.  First, the attendees can view the webinar on a large screen and keep their laptops free for doing the hands-on exercises. Secondly, an on-site facilitator can field questions and (maybe) answer some of them (or present them to Amit through the ReadyTalk interface).  Third, the attendees meet other folks who are just starting to learn how to visualize and share data. More information can be found at

NSF CAREER Proposals Workshop
March 16, 2015 – Arlington, Virginia
Registration Deadline – February 20, 2015

The goal of this workshop is to introduce junior CAREER-eligible faculty to the NSF CAREER program and help them to prepare their CAREER proposals to target CISE programs. Attendees will have the opportunity to improve their skills in proposal writing, as well as to interact with NSF program directors from different CISE divisions (ACI, CCF, CNS, and IIS) and recent NSF CAREER awardees. The workshop includes presentations and discussions on proposal preparation, experience sharing, a mock panel, and meetings with Program Directors from various research programs within CISE. For more information, please visit

PRACEdays15 Conference
May 26 = 20, 2015 – Dublin Ireland

The PRACEdays15 conference programme is packed with high-level international keynote speakers, including a talk by RIST, Japan, and many parallel sessions dealing with different HPC topics in science and industry. One of the main highlights of the conference will be a keynote speech by Masahiro Seki, president of the Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST), Japan. Further information, the conference schedule, and a registration link can be found at


July 26-30, 2015 - St. Louis, Missouri

The 4th annual conference will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who utilize and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world. This year's theme is Scientific Advancements Enabled by Enhanced Cyberinfrastructure. Mark your calendar and check the website for upcoming information at


Past XSEDE Events

A LittleFe Success Story for High School Students at the Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium
October 2-3, 2012 - Norman, Oklahoma

Earlier this month, ten high school students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts and their mentor Brad Burkman, attended the Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium. With "Blinky", their LittleFe in tow, the Accelerating Science Group gave a poster and talk during the two-day symposium,  A group of researchers at Louisiana State University had asked Burkman's Accelerating Science Group to optimize multiplication of dense unstructured small-to-medium thin rectangular matrices ( ~ 30x10^4).  Armed with a combined knowledge of C++, OpenMP, MPI and an understanding of data structures and making extensive use of the Blue Waters Undergraduate Petascale Education materials, Henry Niemen's "Supercomputing in Plain English," (SIPE) and LONI and XSEDE remote training, the students eagerly began their research. The slides from the students' talk can be found at The students' poster can be found at


XSEDE Regional Training Workshops for New Users Held in May 2012

In May, a pair of two day in-person XSEDE training workshop for new users. The first workshop hosted by Vanderbilt University for the Nashville region was open to faculty, researchers, and students from all disciplines who are interested in learning how to incorporate modeling and simulation, advanced data analysis and visualization, and high performance computing into their teaching and research. The purpose of these workshops was twofold; to identify minority researchers who could benefit from XSEDE's world-class collection of HPC resources, and also to discuss how XSEDE could help universities establish graduate minor or certificate programs in computational science.  

Over fifty attendees from Fisk, Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee State, and Vanderbilt Universities attended. The second workshop was held at North Carolina Central University. Jim Ferguson of National Institute for Computational Science (NIC)S presented the XSEDE Overview and New User training, Steve Gordon (Ohio Supercomputing Center) presented Computational Thinking and Adding Computational Science to Curriculum, Daniel Lucio presented an Introduction to Parallel Programming with hands-on access to Kraken.  Amy Szczepanski of NICS presented a hands-on scientific visualization at Nashville and Anne Bowen of Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) presented an introduction to scientific visualization at NCCU.

For more information or if you wish to host or organize a regional workshop, please contact

Linda Akli
Program Manager, IT Initiatives
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Office: 202-408-2417
Mobile: 202-256-5148