Opportunities
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

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 Intersection of Big Data and Large-Scale Computing
University of Colorado, Boulder
Aug 14 – 15, 2014

The National Science Foundation-funded Blue Waters and eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) projects are hosting the 8th Extreme Scaling Workshop Aug 14 – 15, 2014, at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The conference committee seeks submissions of excellent quality addressing the challenges of using, designing, deploying, or integrating infrastructure for both big data analysis and large-scale computation to facilitate scientific discovery.

The Extreme Scaling Workshop 2014 will showcase the discoveries, innovations, and achievements of those who use, build, and/or support advanced architectures at extreme scales around the world. The workshop will also provide a forum among researchers, professional staff, students, HPC center staff, and representatives from funding agencies to explore and discuss current successes and challenges as well as future needs and plans.

The proceedings for the workshop will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore digital library.

For more information, visit https://www.xsede.org/web/xscale/xscale14

August 4 – 8, 2014

HPC Meets Big Data is the theme of SDSC’s Summer Institute in 2014. SDSC Summer Institute will deploy a flexible format designed to help attendees get the most out of their week. The first half will consist of plenary sessions covering the skills that are considered essential for anyone who works with big data. Topics include data management, running jobs on SDSC resources, reproducibility, database systems, characteristics of big data, techniques for turning data into knowledge, software version control and making effective use of hardware. Followed by a series of parallel sessions that allow attendees to dive deeper into specialized material that is relevant to their research projects, with the exact choice of topics will be based on feedback collected during registration. The Summer Institute is targeted to individuals interested in data science and computational science—especially current and potential users of SDSC’s data-intensive resources. Applications accepted through May 30. Summer Institute details or to APPLY: http://www.sdsc.edu/Events/summerinstitute/

August 4-7, 2014
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Urbana IL

If you’re a user of HPC or are responsible for maintaining a High Performance Computing (HPC) resource, this is the workshop for you! In just four days you will learn:

  • How to be an HPC cluster system administrator
  • How to be an effective HPC cluster user
  • The key issues of HPC
  • Current and emerging HPC hardware and software technologies

All sessions taught by some of the world’s best experts in HPC. Program details and registration information coming soon at: http://www.linuxclustersinstitute.org/

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech
July 29 – Aug 8, 2014

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech is hosting the third annual “High Performance Computing in the Life/Medical Sciences” 2-week summer institute. This summer 2-week intensive course (July 29- Aug. 8, 2014) is directed towards eligible undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs interested in further developing their expertise in biology relevant high performance and data intensive computing field. During the course, participants will attend lectures and discussions by leading field members including academic and industrial affiliates and work on a group research project with three other course participants. The course is supported by a NSF Funded Award No. OCI-1124123.

Applications due March 30, 2014. For more information, visit: http://nsfsi.vbi.vt.edu/

July 13-18 2014
Atlanta, GA

XSEDE14 will take place in Atlanta from July 13-18, 2014 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who utilize and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world.

The theme of XSEDE14 is “Engaging Communities,” to engage both traditional users of digital resources and people who have not traditionally used digital resources but would benefit from their usage.Registration opens Mon, 4/21/14. Visualization Showcase abstracts, Birds of a Feather proposals and poster abstracts—including student poster abstracts—are due on April 21. Additionally, student travel grant applications are due the same day. Details about these opportunities are available in the Call for Participation posted at: https://conferences.xsede.org/xsede14/call-for-participation/

Farnam Jahanian, assistant director for the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at the conference. XSEDE14 registration, schedule and other information can all be found at: http://xsede.org/xsede14/

June 30 – July 2, 2014 (8:00AM – 2:00PM)

The San Diego Supercomputer Center will be one of 21 sites across the country hosting the Virtual Data Intensive Summer School on Mon June 30 – Wed July 2. It is intended for participants who are local to San Diego or one of the other 20 sites that will be linked using videoconferencing technology. The Data Intensive Summer School focuses on the skills needed to manage, process and gain insight from large amounts of data. It is targeted at researchers from the physical, biological, economic and social sciences that are beginning to drown in data. We will cover the nuts and bolts of data intensive computing, common tools and software, predictive analytics algorithms, data management and non-relational database models. Given the short duration of the summer school, the emphasis will be on providing a solid foundation that the attendees can use as a starting point for advanced topics of particular relevance to their work. Summer School details: http://www.vscse.org/summerschool/2014/index.html

U Oklahoma Big Data Summer School
June 30 – July 2, 2014

The Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering is looking forward to another successful summer school program providing undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, staff, faculty and professionals the skills they need to use advanced computational resources to further their research.

Exciting courses include:

* Big Data Summer School, June 30 – July 2 (@ U Oklahoma among others)
* Harness the Power of GPUs: Introduction to GPGPU Programming, June 16-20

These are being offered through one of a kind high-definition videoconferencing delivered simultaneously nationwide to specific sites. (Offsite participation ISN’T offered — you MUST attend at one of the official sites.)

For more information visit: http://www.vscse.org/ https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar or email: info@vscse.org

New York University,
June 16 – June 27, 2014

This summer, the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) will offer rising college seniors and recent college undergraduates the opportunity to live and learn in the heart of New York City, the cultural and financial capital of the world. This two-week, professionally oriented intensive programs of study will allow you to explore career options and to gain the competitive edge when applying for graduate school or looking for that first job. Live in an NYU dorm,* and enjoy the use of NYU facilities, while you take in all that NYC has to offer during the summer.

One of the study options includes Big Data Visualization and Infographics, a 2 week intensive where students will engage the tools and concepts needed to address high-dimensional Big data sets, and effectively communicate important insight gained through the construction of data visualizations and infographics. More information about the program can be found here: http://www.scps.nyu.edu/academics/noncredit-offerings/career-pathways/courses.html#BD and information about how to apply can be found here: http://www.scps.nyu.edu/academics/noncredit-offerings/career-pathways.html

Computational Science for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CSURE)
June 2 – Aug 8, 2014 (10 weeks)
The Computational Science for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CSURE) REU site project will direct a group of undergraduate students to explore the emergent computational science models and techniques proven to work in a number of data and compute intensive applications using the supercomputers at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The CSURE program will give students a synergetic set of knowledge and skills they need to begin using computational methods, as well as provide each student an intensive research experience with a faculty or laboratory mentor.

The program focuses on five different scientific domains: chemistry and material sciences, systems biology, engineering mechanics, atmospheric sciences, and parallel solvers on emergent platforms.

Applications due Feb 15, 2014. For more information, visit: http://www.jics.utk.edu/csure-reu/

June 10 – June 12, 2014
Cairns, Australia
The International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2014) and The Workshop on Teaching Computational Science, which will be June 10-12 in Cairns, Australia, have extended the paper submission deadlines to Friday January 31, 2014. Moreover, there are now three submission options: full paper, poster presentation with a short paper, and oral presentation without a paper (abstract only).

For more information visit: http://iccs2014.ivec.org/ http://webs.wofford.edu/shifletab/iccs/

International Summer School 2014: HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences
June 1 – June 6, 2014
Budapest, Hungary

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Europe, Canada, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the fifth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held June 1-6, 2014, in Budapest, Hungary.

The summer school is sponsored by the European Union Seventh Framework Program’s Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe Implementation Phase project (PRACE-3IP), U.S. National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project, RIKEN Advanced Insti­tute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS), and Compute/Calcul Canada.

Leading American, Canadian, European and Japanese computational scientists and HPC technologists will offer instruction on a variety of topics, including:

* Access to EU, U.S., Japanese and Canadian HPC-infrastructures
* HPC challenges by discipline (e.g., bioinformatics, computer science, chemistry, and physics)
* HPC programming proficiencies
* Performance analysis & profiling
* Algorithmic approaches & numerical libraries
* Data-intensive computing
* Scientific visualization

The expense-paid program will benefit advanced scholars from European, U.S., Canadian and Japanese institutions who use HPC to conduct research. Interested students should apply by March 9, 2014. For more information, visit: http://www.prace-ri.eu/International-Summer-School-2014

Clemson University
June 2 – July 25, 2014

The program identifies research collaborators with visualization needs and assigns each student to a REU team. Each REU Team consists of a research/science collaborator, a visualization mentor and a visualization REU student. This arrangement fosters collaboration among team members, an appreciation of the visualization process and an understanding of the role visualization plays in discovery and analysis.

Research areas of this site include: computer science, genetics and biochemistry, geophysics, sociology, molecular modeling and simulation, inorganic chemistry, social media, parks recreation tourism management, biological sciences and digital humanities. Students will participate in activities as a member of their REU Team, their Research Lab, and their REU cohort thereby creating a rich, multidisciplinary research experience that will include enrichment lectures, excursions and social events.

Application review will begin in March. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. For more information and to apply see: http://citi.clemson.edu/viz/reu/

June 1 – Aug 2, 2014
The University of Texas at Austin

The Integrative Computational Education Research Traineeship (ICERT) Research Experience for Undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin transfers the best practices of the NSF IGERT (Integrated Graduate Education Research Traineeship) to undergraduate computational research training. Selected participants will engage in a weeklong computational science training institute for undergraduates presented by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), additional introductory training in scientific visualization, seminars on innovation and discovery in computational science and engineering, workshops on communicating science to the public, and immersion in a faculty research group with a faculty and graduate student mentor. Participant support: $4,500 stipend, room, board, $500 travel. Eligibility requirements include:

* Sophomore, Junior, Senior graduating in December 2014 or later
* U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
* Majoring in or engaged in computational science or engineering fields

Final deadline: Rolling admission until March 29 with the possibility that positions may be filled before March 29, based on the on-going eligibility and quality of applicants. Application and full details can be found at: http://www.icertreu.org/

Proposals due May 30, 2014

CyberGIS — geographic information science and systems (GIS) based on advanced cyberinfrastructure — has emerged during the past several years as a vibrant interdisciplinary field impacting a broad swath of scientific domains and research areas. The NSF CyberGIS Project (www.cybergis.org) has contributed significantly to the development of this field. Due to the rapid development, most of the related curricula and education materials do not systematically 1) teach concepts and principles underlying cyberGIS; and 2) cover problem solving skills revolving around cyberGIS. To fill this gap, the CyberGIS Fellows Program established by the NSF CyberGIS Project aims to catalyze the development of cutting edge cyberGIS education materials and curricula.

The Fellows will hold visiting appointments within the CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies and National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and have opportunities to develop collaborations with these two interdisciplinary programs. The CyberGIS Fellows are expected to play important roles in charting the future of cyberGIS education. This program is designed to be a competitive one that provides seed funding for developing education materials in core cyberGIS competency areas. Competitive fellowship proposals will involve individual faculty or educators from higher education institutions in the US with clear outcomes that advance the state of the art of cyberGIS education. For complete details about the CyberGIS Fellows program, including eligibility and how to apply, go to: http://cybergis.illinois.edu/news/140501_fellows.html

Applications are due by May 30, 2014, and awardees will be notified by June 14, 2014.

May 23 – July 31, 2014
The Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Dallas will conduct a ten-week summer research program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for ten undergraduates. The focus is on “software safety,” however, the technology and skills learned by the students have general applicability to research and practice in their future studies. In addition to work on assigned research projects at UTD, field trips to Raytheon, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, and EDS/HP will be arranged to help the students better understand how software safety is adopted in practice for real-life applications. We also host special workshops on technical writing and oral presentation to improve students’ proficiency in preparing and delivering technical reports. Eligible applicants are those who have an interest in pursuing a graduate education, are currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate institution, and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Selected participants will receive a scholarship to conduct research with a faculty member in the Computer Science Department at UTD. Included will be a $5,000 stipend and a travel reimbursement for those from outside the Dallas metro area. We also provide housing on campus free to the REU students.

Application deadline: March 15, 2014. For more information visit, http://paris.utdallas.edu/REU

Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, AZ USA
May 19, 2014
Paper submission deadline: Jan 21, 2014Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) now permeates most computing activities. The pervasiveness of computing devices containing multicore CPUs and GPUs, including home and office PCs, laptops, and mobile devices, is making even common users dependent on parallel processing. Certainly, it is no longer sufficient for even basic programmers to acquire only the traditional sequential programming skills. The preceding trends point to the need for imparting a broad-based skill set in PDC technology at various levels in the educational fabric woven by Computer Science (CS) and Computer Engineering (CE) programs as well as related computational disciplines. However, the rapid changes in computing hardware platforms and devices, languages, supporting programming environments, and research advances, more than ever challenge educators in knowing what to include in the curriculum and what to teach in any given semester or course.The 4th workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing Education invites unpublished manuscripts from individuals or teams from academia, industry, and other educational and research institutes on topics pertaining to the teaching of PDC topics in the Computer Science and Engineering curriculum as well as in Computational Science and computational courses of STEM, Geoscience and other disciplines with PDC and high performance computing(HPC) concepts. The emphasis of the fourth workshop continues to be on the undergraduate education. The workshop especially seeks papers that report on experience with implementing aspects of the NSF/TCPP curriculum or other novel approaches to incorporating PDC topics into undergraduate core courses that are taken by the majority of students in a program. Methods, pedagogical approaches, tools, and techniques that have the potential for adoption across the broader community are of particular interest.

For more information, visit: http://cs.gsu.edu/~tcpp/curriculum/?q=edupar

June 15 – Aug 8, 2014
Baltimore, MD
Applications due March 1, 2014.

Do you have students who are interested in parallel, scientific, or statistical computing? Our REU Site at UMBC provides an introduction to all these and applies them to interdisciplinary research projects. We expect some background in programming, but the program has been successful for students with only a sophomore class standing. All details, including examples of past summers and a detailed description of the mechanics from a student perspective, at: http://www.umbc.edu/hpcreu/

June 2 – July 25, 2014

Students will be matched with a faculty mentor at the beginning of the summer program, and each student will participate in a focused research project. Faculty mentors participating in the program have a broad range of interests in data-intensive computing, from “Big Data” analytics and architectures to biomedical informatics to computational ecology to reliable software engineering, and much more. The program also includes extensive training in tools and technology used in data-intensive computing research, as well as enrichment lectures, excursions, and social events.

Applications preferred by early March 20. For more information visit: http://www.cs.clemson.edu/reu/

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