San Jose State University
Jun 14 – 20, 2015

The NSF-sponsored Chemistry Collaborations, Workshops and Community of Scholars (cCWCS) is sponsoring our Computational Chemistry for Chemistry Educators workshop at San Jose State University this summer (June 14 – 20). More details, on-line registration form, etc. are available at: http://www.ccwcs.org/upcomingworkshops/
Supplement to be published in Bioinformatics and Biology Insights
Submissions due June 1, 2015

Invitation to submit a paper for a supplement to be published in Bioinformatics and Biology Insights in the next
twelve months. The journal is extensively indexed and all published papers appear in Pubmed. The supplement focuses on current developments in machine learning techniques in biological data mining.

If you are interested in contributing, please contact me as soon as possible to discuss your contribution. Contact: gerard.dumancas@okstate.edu

“Designing and Building Applications for Extreme-Scale”
Spring 2015

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Blue Waters project will offer an online graduate course on “Designing and Building Applications for Extreme-Scale Systems” in spring 2015 and is seeking university partners that are interested in offering the course for credit to their students. Many problems in the sciences require more computing power and I/O performance than is available on all but the largest machines. Using these systems effectively requires a quantitative approach to performance, applied from the selection of model and algorithm to the choice of programming languages and libraries. This course will introduce students to the features of extreme-scale systems and how to use performance modeling to design, implement, and tune large-scale applications in simulation and data-intensive science. This course will include video lectures, quizzes, and homework assignments and will provide students with accounts on the petascale Blue Waters supercomputer. The instructor is William Gropp, the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the Department of Computer Science and director of the Parallel Computing Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Interested faculty should contact Steve Gordon, organizer of the Blue Waters course program, at sgordon@osc.edu or by phone at 614-292-4132.
Web : http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/news/story/blue_waters_project_to_offer_online_course_on_designing_and_building_applic
Deadline for 2015-16 is February 4, 2015

Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships provide PhD students with a year of support, including a $38,000 stipend, up to $12,000 in tuition allowance, an allocation of up to 50,000 node-hours on the powerful Blue Waters petascale computing system, and funds for travel to a Blue Waters-sponsored symposium to present research progress and results. For more information, visit: https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/fellowships
U Arkansas, Little Rock,
Oct 22-24, 2014

Indiana University is leading the next of our highly successful bootcamps on Immersive Visualization software in conjunction with and hosted by the Emerging Analytics Center at University of
Arkansas at Little-Rock. Each bootcamp is a full two-day event (but spread over three days). The cost is $250/person — basically for food and minor expenses.

The overall theme is a how-to session for open-source visualization software in VR (leaning toward CAVE-style). Some of the software is Unix-variant oriented, and a handful will work on Windows. Presentations are geared toward teams that make immersive facilities available for scientific analysis, and for scientists seeking tools that can help them take advantage of existing facilities.

A web page with further information and how to register is at: http://iq-station.org/bootcamp.html. Our host facilities are described at: http://ualr.edu/emerginganalytics/facilities. Questions can be sent to Bill Sherman at shermanw@indiana.edu.

Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2014
Cameron U, Lawton OK

The 2014 AITP Region 3 Student Conference is a gathering of students and faculty members/sponsors interested in computer related fields such as Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, etc. In this three day event, students participate in numerous competitions against other students from AITP Region 3 schools (Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi). This year competitions are Network Design, Microsoft Office Solutions, PC Troubleshooting, Mobile App Development, Database Design, System Analysis and Design, Security Scenarios, and Java Programming. The conference is also provides an excellent opportunity to network with students, faculty and professional members, and event sponsors from all over Region 3. Participants must be student members of AITP ($30 per year) or professional members (about $125 per year). Discounted rates for faculty sponsors are also available.

For more information visit: http://r3conference.aitp.org/ or contact Teresa Hickerson at thickers@cameron.edu.

Sept. 22 – 26, 2014, Madrid, Spain

Clusters have become the workhorse for computational science and engineering research, powering innovation and discovery that advance science and society. They are the base for building today’s rapidly evolving cloud and HPC infrastructures, and are used to solve some of the most complex problems. The challenge to make them scalable, efficient, and more functional requires the joint effort of the cluster community in the areas of cluster system design, management and monitoring, at hardware, system, middleware, and application level.For more information, visit: http://www.cluster2014.org

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Sep 24, 2014

KEYNOTE: Irene Qualters, Division Director, Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Division Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate National Science Foundation

Over the past decade, we’ve had over 3000 attendees from 106 academic institutions from 27 US states and territories, 129 private companies, 36 government agencies (federal, state, municipal, foreign) and 19 non-governmental organizations. The 2013 Symposium had 263 attendees, from 29 academic institutions in 10 states and one other country, 25 private companies, 9 government agencies and 5 non-governmental organizations.


Missouri U of Science & Technology
Rolla, MO
Sep 15 – 16, 2014

Missouri S&T will be hosting the fourth annual Research & Technology Development conference (RTD2014) on September 15-16, 2014 in Rolla, Missouri. Due to our partnership with corporate sponsors, the conference is free to attendees, but registration is required. In addition to extensive networking opportunities, this year’s conference will feature two days of useful workshops and presentations in each of three distinct research pillars: Computational Science, Large Data Visualization, and Additive Manufacturing. All three pillars are being presented by experts in the field across the Midwest.

Each pillar will contain two days of workshops, hands-on demonstrations and expert talks. RTD’s famous social – the street party with BBQ, fireworks, music, and beer and wine tasting – gives you unlimited opportunity for networking and good times. Our attendees will also include experts from industry to answer your technology questions. This free event will be held on the S&T campus in Rolla, Missouri at the Havener Center on September 15 & 16. Space is limited and attendance has been capped at 350 for RTD2014. Learn more at: https://rtd2014.mst.edu/

The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) at the University of Tennessee is pleased to announce an open call for participation in the Beacon Project, an ongoing research project partially funded by the National Science Foundation that explores the impact of emerging computer architectures on computational science and engineering.
For detailed information regarding this opportunity, visit: http://www.jics.tennessee.edu/aace/beacon/open-call