[hpc-announce] [Deadline Extended]: 9th International Women in HPC workshop

Mubarak, Misbah mmubarak at anl.gov
Tue Jul 31 08:17:47 CDT 2018

9th International Women in HPC workshop
Sunday November 11th 2018
Dallas, TX, USA

Call for lightning talks https://womeninhpc.org/whpc-sc18/

Women in HPC will once again attend the Supercomputing conference to
discuss diversity and inclusivity topics. Activities  will bring together
women from across the international HPC community, provide opportunities
to network, showcase the work of inspiring women, and discuss how we can
all work towards improving the under-representation of women in

The 9th International Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) workshop
at SC18 in Dallas brings  together the HPC community to discuss the
growing importance of increasing diversity in the workplace. This workshop
will recognize and discuss the challenges of improving the proportion of
women in the HPC community, and is relevant for employers and employees
throughout the supercomputing workforce who are interested in addressing

Sessions include:
- How to build workplace resilience and maintain well-being, while
managing work stress.
- Being part of the solution: instructions for advocates and allies.
- Best practices from organizations on improving workplace diversity.
- Managing the two body problem and achieving effective work-life balance.

Call for virtual posters/lightning talks: Now Open!

Deadline for submissions: August 15th 2018 AOE

As part of the workshop, we invite submissions from women in industry and
academia to present their work as a virtual poster. This will promote the
engagement of women in HPC research and applications, provide
opportunities for peer to peer networking, and the opportunity to interact
with female role models and employers. Submissions are invited on all
topics relating to HPC from users and developers. All abstracts should
emphasize the computational aspects of the work, such as the facilities
used, the challenges that HPC can help address and any remaining
challenges etc.

For full details please see: https://womeninhpc.org/whpc-sc18/submit/

Workshop Committee
- Workshop Chair: Misbah Mubarak, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
- Co-chair: Elsa Gonsiorowski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
- General Chair: Toni Collis, Appentra S.L., Spain
- Poster and Lightning Talk Chair: Weronika Filinger, EPCC, University of
Edinburgh, UK
- Posters & Lightning Talk Vice Chair: Jessica Popp, Independent
Contractor, USA
- Mentoring Chair: Gokcen Kestor, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
- Mentoring co-chair: Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh, University of Sheffield, UK

Steering and Organisation Committee
- Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware, USA
- Trish Damkroger, Intel, USA
- Kelly Gaither, TACC, USA
- Rebecca Hartman-Baker, NERSC, USA
- Daniel Holmes, EPCC, UK
- Adrian Jackson, EPCC, UK
- Alison Kennedy, Hartree Centre, STFC, UK
- Lorna Rivera, CEISMC, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Programme Committee (for early career posters)
- Mariam Umar, Virginia Institute of Technology, USA
- Dana Akhmetova, KTH, Sweden
- Ritu Aurora, Univ. of Texas, USA
- Jesmin Jahan Tithi, Parallel Computing Lab, Intel Corporation, USA
- Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
- Lois Curfman McInnes, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
- Karen D Devine, Sandia National Laboratory, USA
- Gokcen Kestor, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

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