Computing Insight UK 2017

“Joining Up the UK e-Infrastructure”
Manchester Central, 12-13 December 2017

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Delegate registration is now open - if you would like to attend please register online here.

Exhibitor registration is now open - if you would like to exhibit at the event please register online here.

Computing Insight UK is back for 2017!

Following the success of last year’s event we will be returning to Manchester Central and will again be including two full days of presentations, talks and panel sessions running alongside an exhibition of the latest technologies from the leading hardware and software developers and resellers, an exhibitor forum and a series of breakout sessions.

This year the theme for the conference will be “Joining Up the UK e-Infrastructure” and the main programme will include presentations covering sub-themes such as “Experiences of Joining up e-Infrastructure” and “Experiences of Cloud Computing Within the UK and Europe”.

Computing Insight UK

Computing Insight UK 2017 will take place in Manchester city centre.
(Credit: STFC)

Ticket prices will be just £59 for an early bird fee (available up to 31 October) and £99 for full price registration. Our online registration will open in September. Follow us on Twitter for updates: @CompInsightUK

If you have any queries please contact Computing Insight UK.

Calls

This year, Computing Insight UK (CIUK) will take place on the 12-13 December 2017 at Manchester Central Convention Complex. The main theme of the event will concentrate on joining e-Infrastructure within the UK. As with previous years, CIUK aims to provide a programme of engaging and thought-provoking speakers highlighting the various ways computing boosts research, business and society around us.

We are currently accepting applications to present in the main programme. Each slot will be 30 minutes long and will provide the opportunity for you to share the challenges and successes of real life projects within four e-Infrastructure sub-themes; joining up infrastructures, network and hardware, clouds, and software and people.

Are you working at the leading edge of high performance computing hardware, networking, software or cloud? Would you like to share your successes, challenges and thoughts with a diverse audience of over 400 people, like-minded researchers, technical staff and commercial decision-makers?

Brief abstracts of no more than 300 words, summarising your talk and relevant information to support your application, should be sent to CIUK.

We encourage you to think about how you will make your presentation as engaging as possible, and include this in your abstract. Abstracts may be submitted in PDF or Microsoft Word DOC format. Full papers, or more detailed outlines of presentations will then be requested from successful applicants.

We aspire to make the conference as inclusive as possible, recognising the benefits of having a vibrant, diverse community. We welcome applications from under-represented groups and will promote a supportive culture for our speakers and all participants.

Important deadlines
  • Monday 2 October – deadline for abstracts
  • Monday 16 October – successful applicants will be informed

We look forward to receiving your abstracts.

David Corney
Director, Scientific Computing Department, STFC
On behalf of the CIUK Scientific Advisory Committee

This year, Computing Insight UK (CIUK) will take place on the 12-13 December 2017 at Manchester Central Convention Complex. The main theme of the event will concentrate on joining up e-Infrastructure within the UK. As with previous years, CIUK aims to provide a programme of engaging and thought-provoking speakers highlighting the various ways computing boosts research, business and society around us.

We are currently accepting applications for our student poster competition. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, all forms of advances in high performance computing, storage, networking and big data analysis. Successful applicants will be invited to display their posters during the two days of the event with a dedicated poster session scheduled for the evening of Tuesday 12 December immediately following our keynote presentation. A panel of judges will select their winning poster during this session with an announcement made on the afternoon of Wednesday 13 December. We will also waive registration fees to the event for all students selected to present posters during the event so you will be able to enjoy the CIUK exhibition and full programme of presentations and breakout sessions free of charge.

Brief abstracts of no more than 300 words, summarising what you wish to present with your poster should be sent to CIUK. You should also include the following information:

  • Full name, email and affiliation
  • Name and email of supervisor

We aspire to make the conference as inclusive as possible, recognising the benefits of having a vibrant, diverse community. We welcome applications from under-represented groups and will promote a supportive culture for our speakers and all participants.

Important deadlines
  • Friday 24 November – deadline for abstracts
  • Monday 4 December – successful applicants will be informed
  • Tuesday 12 December – poster session at CIUK 2017
  • Wednesday 13 December – competition winner announced

We look forward to receiving your abstracts.

David Corney
Director, Scientific Computing Department, STFC
On behalf of the CIUK Scientific Advisory Committee

Watch highlights from Computing Insight UK 2016

Highlights from Computing Insight UK 2016
(Credit: STFC)

Breakout sessions

During CIUK 2017 there will be three breakout sessions running alongside the main programme and the exhibition. Details of these sessions can be found below.

The next EMiT: Emerging Technology Conference series workshop will be held in Manchester, in the UK, on the 13 December 2017 and will provide a practical quantum computing session as well varied invited technical talks. This daylong event will be hosted by the Science & Technology Facilities Council sponsored annual conference, Computing Insight UK. Entrance to EMiT@CIUK relies on registration for the main CIUK event, this is priced at £59 if ordered before the 31 October and £99 thereafter, student discount rates also available. Registration provides full access to the CIUK technical programme and exhibitors hall for both days, as well as the EMiT@CIUK workshop on the second day. Refreshments are provided throughout both days and included in the price.

The morning of EMiT@CIUK will see a number of speakers discussing scientific applications on emerging technologies as well as the tech itself. The afternoon will be an engaging practical workshop around quantum computing! Not to be missed, this will be an opportunity to get hands on with cloud-based quantum computing and be tutored by experts in the field.

Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing topic in technology, routinely hitting headlines. The HPC and HPDA communities are increasingly affected as the focus on security at the facility level widens to include the applications that run on them. There is a myriad of competing concerns, and this is becoming a key topic of debate for researchers, software engineers and hardware vendors alike.

Attention to these concerns is increasing in urgency as organisations integrate HPC and HPDA practices into their core business, especially in highly regulated as sectors such as finance and healthcare. Is cybersecurity as simple as a bolt-on solution, or should it be integral to how we manage information, secure systems against vulnerabilities, encrypt and protect data?

We’ll explore all these themes and more with industry speakers and a panel session in the Cybersecurity in HPC breakout session at Computing Insight UK 2017.

Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000