ACM Europe Conference: EXDCI Final Event 2017

07 September 2017 12:30 to 08 September 2017 12:30

Campus Nord UPC
A3 Building
Room: Aula Master 
Google Map

EXDCI intends to include a co-located event within the Annual ACM Europe Conference 2017 that will take place from 7th September until 8th September 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. The idea is to organize a final conference jointly with the ACM Europe community that will gather HPC specialists, students and ACM members worldwide. On Thursday all attendees will be invited to attend  the Turing Lecture and the Reception and ACM Fellow celebration, as well as the HPC track on Friday. On Friday morning, the EXDCI conference will include joint sessions with Eurolab4HPC and HiPEAC


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Welcome and registration
11:30 - 12:30 Welcome and registration
A standing lunch will be served during registration time
Introduction and topics
12:30 – 12:40 Welcome S. Girona
12:40 – 13:10 Global trends and competition M. Asch
13:10 – 13:50 Trends and design directions for supercomputing in Europe M. Ostasz
13:50 – 14:30 Next generation applications S. Requena
15:00 – 15:30 Training for the next HPC generation D. Henty
14:30 – 15:00 The technological Challenges of SMEs in HPC M. Gilliot
15:30 – 16:00 A picture of the European HPC ecosystem J.P. Nominé
Coffee Break (Hall Aula Magna UB)
Join the ACM Europe conference technical track, Location TBC
16:30 – 17:00 Official opening of ACM Europe technical tracks conference
17:00 – 18:00 Turing Lecture "ALGORAND: A new distributed ledger"
18:00 – 19:30 Cybersecurity Panel
ACM Fellow Celebration

Friday, September 8, 2017

EXDCI & Eurolab4HPC & HiPEAC joint session
09:00 – 10:30 EXDCI/ Eurolab4HPC/HiPEAC joint session:  
• EXDCI – A Vision for a European HPC Strategy F. Bodin (EXDCI)
• EuroLab-4-HPC – Building Excellence in High-Performance Computing Systems P. Sternström (Eurolab4HPC)
EXDCI & Eurolab4HPC & HiPEAC joint session
11:00 – 11:45 EXDCI/ Eurolab4HPC/HiPEAC joint session: K. De Bosschere (HiPEAC)
• HiPEAC – 13 years of successful networking
11:45 – 12:00 Closure of the EXDCI Final Conference S. Girona
12:00 – 12:15 Conclusion of the joint session
Visit to the supercomputer MareNostrum
12:15 – 13:00 Visit of the BSC MareNostrum supercomputer located at Torre Girona chapel
Lunch Break (Gardens of Vertex Building)
14:00 – 15:00 High Performance Computing Track: Keynote lecture
15:00 – 16:30 High Performance Computing Track: Panel

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The registration for this event has been closed as it reached its full capacity. For any further information, please send an email to 
Important: If you already have registered to the ACM Europe conference, you will have to register to the EXDCI . However, if you register to our EXDCI Final conference you do not need to register again via the ACM Europe conference. 

Abstracts for the Joint session with HiPEAC and Eurolab4HPC 

EuroLab-4-HPC – Building Excellence in High-Performance Computing Systems

EuroLab-4-HPC was launched in 2015 with the bold vision of making Europe a technical leader in high-performance computing systems. EuroLab-4-HPC has established a long-term research agenda – beyond Exascale, has facilitated an accelerated program for innovations in HPC, and has developed a curriculum for training of future HPC leaders. The presentation will provide an overview of the activities in EuroLab-4-HPC and their impact on the HPC research agenda in Europe.

Per Stenström

Per Stenström is a professor of Chalmers University of Technology. His research interests are in parallel computer architecture. He has authored four textbooks, more than 150 publications and ten patents in this area. He has been program chairman of  several top-tier IEEE and ACM conferences including IEEE/ACM Symposium on Computer Architecture. He is a founding member of the EC funded HiPEAC and has had leading roles in many European research projects, among those an ERC advanced project. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Academia Europaea, and the Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering Science.

HiPEAC – 13 years of successful networking

HiPEAC was created in 2004 as a network of excellence. It grew from a small academic community of 100 members in 2004 into a solid network of 1850 European computing experts from industry and academia. HiPEAC now runs the second biggest European conference in computing, organizes a yearly summer school, offers professional communication and recruitment services to its members, and produces a high-quality bi-annual vision document backed by industry. The presentation will discuss the current activities of HiPEAC and their impact in the computing community in Europe. 

Koen De Bosschere

Koen De Bosschere is professor of Computing Systems at Ghent University in Belgium, and leader of the Computer Systems Lab. He is the editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO) and coordinator of HiPEAC - the premier network of computing systems researchers in Europe. He is co-editor of the bi-annual HiPEAC vision document and organizer of the yearly ACACES summer school. At Ghent University, he manages the bachelor and master program in computer engineering, and the university-wide student-entrepreneurship project for which he received the Hermes Award in 2012. He co-authored 100 publications over the last 10 years. His research interests include computer architecture, system software, code optimization, and software security. He earned B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics Engineering and Computer Science at Ghent University.

EXDCI – A Vision for a European HPC Strategy

Since 2015, the European Extreme Data & Computing Initiative (EXDCI) has been focusing its efforts into building a roadmap toward the next generation of HPC systems. Thanks to PRACE and the ETP4HPC,  the initiative brought together in a common venture technology experts and scientific applications experts. This presentation will give an overview of the contributions of EXDCI to the European Ecosystem.

François Bodin

François Bodin held various research positions at University of Rennes I and at the Inria research lab. His contribution includes new approaches for exploiting high performance processors in scientific computing and in embedded applications.  He cofounded the company caps entreprise in 2002 while he was a Professor at University of Rennes I and in January 2008 he becomes the company CTO. He is also at the origin of another company, tocea, that focuses on control of source code quality and refactoring. In 2013 he is back at Irisa on a Professor position. He is currently EXDCI's Technical Director.


The exact location of the venue is: 

Campus Nord UPC
A3 Building
Room: Aula Master 
Google Map

Campus Map: 


The front side of the room looks as below:


The room called Aula Master has a capacity of 130 attendees, see picture here:

                    Aula Master


How to get to Aula Master?

From The Airport

By Taxi

Barcelona taxis (yellow & black) are available at the arrival terminals. A taxi ride to Campus Nord costs around 25 € (ask in advance the taxi driver if you plan to pay with credit card).

By underground

If you arrive to the Airport of Barcelona, Terminal 1 or 2, take the underground signs towards L9S and drop off on station “Zona Universitaria”. From there you have a walking distance of 6 minutes to the “Aula Master” venue. More information here.

By Bus (Aerobus)

Airport stops: Bus stops at Terminal T1 and T2 (A, B, C)

Downtown stops: This line ends at Plaça Catalunya (city center). Once there, you may take L3 of the underground to "Palau Reial" or "Zona Universitària" stations.

Timetable: From Plaça Catalunya 05:00 to 00:30 every 10 minutes. From the Airport 06:05 to 01:05 every 10 minutes

 Tickets are purchased in the bus. A return ticket costs 10,20€


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