Women in HPC workshop at Supercomputing 2014

Author: Toni Collis
Posted: 23 Jul 2014 | 10:01

The Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) network will run a workshop at Supercomputing 2014 in New Orleans on improving the representation of women in the international HPC community. WHPC supports collaboration and networking, bringing together female HPC scientists, researchers, developers, users and technicians from across the UK. 

This half-day event will highlight the work of women in the international HPC community. The workshop will include invited talks by world-leading women working in the field of HPC, describing the problems facing women in HPC careers and how to improve the representation of women in supercomputing.There will also be peer-reviewed talks and posters to provide early-career women in HPC an opportunity to showcase their work in a prestigious and supportive environment.

Call for Papers

Closing date: 31/07/2014

We invite submissions from female early-career researchers (papers or posters) to present their work in a supportive environment that promotes the engagement of women in HPC research and applications. This will be an opportunity for peer-to-peer networking and to meet female role models. Submissions will be peer reviewed.

Submission categories

  • Extended abstract (500 words max) on research in any area that utilises HPC
  • Short abstract (250 words max) for a poster in any area that utilises HPC.

Workshop aims

The workshop aims to address gender issues in HPC research and innovation where they impact efficacy of the scientific method and research quality. In addition to talks by early-career researchers, it will bring together HPC scientists and researchers to discuss the challenges facing women in HPC, ways to address the gender imbalance, and strategies to achieve these goals.

The workshop will include invited talks by world-leading women working in the field of HPC, describing the career challenges they have met and how to improve the representation of women in supercomputing.

Registration

Details on how to apply are available from the event website.

Applicants must be female and either PhD candidates or early-career researchers who have been awarded their PhD within 5 years of 1st November 2014. 

Author

Toni Collis, EPCC