[hpc-announce] Call for Participation: 2nd Summer School on the Future of Computing, July 1st-5th, Porto, Portugal

João Canas Ferreira jcf at fe.up.pt
Sun May 26 08:35:42 CDT 2019

We invite candidates to register for the 2nd Summer School on the Future 
of Computing, to be held from July 1st to 5th 2019 in Porto, Portugal:


The goal of this school is to provide participants with a theoretical 
and practical introduction to core state-of-the-art computing 
technologies, as well as to various emerging non-conventional 
technologies that will likely support the future of computing over the 
next years.

Following the steps of the 1st edition 
(https://futurecomp.uptec.up.pt/othereditions/), in this 2nd edition of 
the Summer School on the Future of Computing, we will gather specialists 
from several fields of computations to share their knowledge and vision 
about the future of computing. This year, besides seminars and 
presentations covering various theoretical aspect of emerging computing 
technologies, we will have a set of hands-on sessions where participants 
will learn how to program such new computing technologies.

Additionally, as part of the broader vision on the future of computing 
we wish to encourage, we will be holding a number of talks and panels on 
topics related with the social, environmental and ethical implications 
of these emerging technologies.

We hope that this school provides students with a productive combination 
of technical knowledge, hands-on experience and insightful outlooks 
about the major trends in computing technologies, so that they can 
become themselves active participants in the construction of their future.



* History of Computation

* GPU-Accelerated Computing

* Neuromorphic Computing

* Quantum Computing

* Biological and Chemical Computing

* Social, Environmental and Ethical aspects of Computing



This school is intended for people who are interested in learning the 
fundamentals of current and emerging computer technologies, specially 
non-conventional ones. The school aims at gathering participants with 
different backgrounds and with different roles in the broader 
technological landscape, but who all wish to be builders of the future. 
More specifically, we specially invite to this school:

* PhD and MsC students, Researchers in Academia and Industry;

* Entrepreneurs, cloud providers, software companies in general;

* Venture capital, research funding agencies;

* Governmental agencies, policy makers.



Confirmed speakers:

* Alexantrou Serb: Zepler Institute, University of Southampton;

* Christoph Flamm: Institute for Theoretical Chemistry, University of Vienna

* Cristiana Dinea: NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute

* Damien Woods: Hamilton Institute, Maynooth University

* David Lester: School of Computer Science, University of Manchester

* Helena Santos: University of Porto

* Joao Barros: Veniam

* Luca Cardelli: University of Oxford

* Luis Antunes: University of Porto

* Marco Pistoia: IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

* Marcos Cuzziol: Instituto Itau Cultural, Brasil

* Melika Payvand: Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich

* Michael Hopkins: SpiNNaker group, University of Manchester

* Miguel Ramalho: INESC TEC, University of Porto

* Pedro Guedes de Oliveira: INESC TEC

* Teixeira Coelho: University of São Paulo

* Shaohan Hu: IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

* Veronica Orvalho: Didimo

More to be announced soon. Check out: 

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