[hpc-announce] Call for BenchCouncil Achievement Award Nomination (Presentation on Bench 19, Nov 14 at Denver, Colorado, USA, prior to SC 19)

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Wed Oct 16 02:07:36 CDT 2019

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                                            CALL FOR BenchCouncil Achievement Award Nomination

The 2019 BenchCouncil Achievement Award

Recognize a senior researcher, who has made long-term contributions to benchmarking, measuring, and optimizing.Awards: 3,000 US dollar.  The winner is eligible for BenchCouncil Fellow.

Award committees
•    Lizy John (University of Texas at Austin)
•    D. K. Panda (OSU)
•    Geoffrey Fox (Indianan University)
•    Jianfeng Zhan (ICT, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2019, anywhere on earth


The BenchCouncil achievement award recognizes a senior researcher, who has made long-term contributions to the benchmarking, measuring, and optimizing community. Any member of this community is welcome to nominate an individual who is eligible for this award. Self-nomination is also encouraged. The recommender should write a short summary highlighting the nominee’s contribution.

This year, the achievement award will be awarded on BenchCouncil International Symposium on Benchmarking, Measuring and Optimizing (Bench 19, Nov 14-16, 2019 @ Denver, Colorado, USA). The award winner needs to give a 45-minute keynote speech on Bench 19.

International Open Benchmark Council (BenchCouncil) is a non-profit research institute, which aims to promote the standardization, benchmarking, evaluation, incubation, and promotion of open-source chip, AI, and Big Data techniques.

Nomination Submission
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2019, anywhere on earth

Nominees need to send an email to the following address for confirmation:
zhanjianfeng at ict.ac.cn

Bench 19 conference
The Bench 19 conference will be held on Nov 14-16 at Denver, Colorado, USA.The conference provides a high-quality, single-track forum for presenting results and discussing ideas that further the knowledge and understanding of the benchmark community as a whole. The main theme is benchmarking, measuring, and optimizing Big Data or AI in HPC, Datacenter, IoT, and Edge Computing. Bench 19 has three special events: BenchCouncil achievement award, which recognizes a senior researcher, who has made long-term contributions to benchmarking, measuring, and optimizing ($3000), the AI benchmarking reports, and AI system and algorithm challenges. Also, we will invite speakers from China, US, Europe and Japan on HPC AI topics.

Website: http://www.benchcouncil.org/bench19/index.html
Registration: https://eur.cvent.me/0QG1

Bench 19 Hotel Reservation
The Conference hotel is Courtyard by Marriott Denver Airport. We have negotiated a competitive group rate and we strongly encourage attendees to stay there, when possible. Notice that the banquet will also take place at the hotel.

The reservation link:

Start Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
End Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Last Day to Book: Friday, October 25, 2019
Room rate: $179/night + abound 15.75% taxes (Standard Room)

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