Support available for attending Ph.D. Early Research Showcase at SC 2012 in Salt Lake City in November
The VLSCI is pleased to announce that it will once again be providing financial support for a minimum of six Victorian Ph.D. students working in Life Sciences computation to travel to the SC12 (SuperComputing) International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA from November 10-16, 2012. Successful applicants will join the Early Research Showcase (which has evolved from the Early Adopters’ Ph.D. Workshops (SC09 to SC11)), and is aimed at building the next generation of HPC scientists.
High performance computing (HPC) has become an essential tool to study real world problems of significant scale or detail, and is now applied in a wide range of fields. However, successfully applying HPC can be a challenging undertaking to newcomers from fields outside of computing/computer science. For example, a graduate structural biologist might not be thoroughly aware of parallelisation techniques, data management strategies or visualisation approaches.
This workshop provides graduate students who are adopting HPC an opportunity to present early stage research and gain valuable feedback. A group of expert reviewers with significant experience will be invited to come and critique students’ work and provide constructive feedback. The goal of this workshop is to help students identify shortcomings, be introduced to some new approaches, discuss new technology, discover relevant literature and define their future research goals.
Domain-specific applications of HPC disciplines such as parallel computing, grid computing, workflows, data management and visualisation are all considered highly relevant. Theoretical, practical and domain-specific applications of HPC are all welcome.
Applicants are invited to submit a one page abstract for review by a small program committee. Poster presentations at the workshop should be A1 size in portrait orientation.
This workshop is originally an initiative of the SC Ambassador’s program, aimed to increase SC engagement from international participants. Since being established in 2009, this workshop has attracted over 160 students from across Asia, USA and Europe, and as many reviewers.
Note, this year the workshop has been integrated into the conference’s doctoral showcase program and therefore follows strict submission deadlines. No submission extension will be possible.
Research students who are interested in the VLSCI travel grant should submit to the workshop by the due date of 31 July, 2012. VLSCI will be supplied with the names of successful candidates in the Life Sciences, who will then be considered for our travel grants.
For more information, please visit: http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/doctoral-showcase-program
Any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: Amanda Ng attended the workshop in 2011. She is now working for the VLSCI's LSCC node at the Monash Biomedical Imaging Centre.