Opportunities

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.

For more information visit http://www.vscse.org/ or email: info@vscse.org

In conjunction with IEEE Cluster 2015
Sept 8, Chicago, IL

Modern processors and operating systems being used in HPC systems expose a wealth of information about how system resources, including energy, are being utilized. Lightweight tools that gather and analyze this information could provide feedback, including run-time, to increase application performance; optimize system resource utilization; and drive more efficient future HPC system design.

Also, HPCMASPA 2015 seeks original Full (8 page) and Short (4 page) Papers on new ideas, research, techniques, and tools in the area of HPC monitoring, analysis, and feedback as it relates to increasing efficiency with respect to energy, resource utilization, and application run-time. SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Abstracts on May 11, 2015 and papers on May 18, 2015.

Full details at https://sites.google.com/site/hpcmaspa2015

Munich, Germany
September 3, 2015

1st Workshop on E-science ReseaRch leading tO negative Results (ERROR) in conjunction with eScience. Submissions due May 15, 2015. For more information visit: http://press3.mcs.anl.gov/errorworkshop

University of Wisconsin Madison
July 27 – 31 2015

We are looking for students to apply for and attend the Open Science Grid (OSG) User School 2015, where they will learn to use high throughput computing (HTC) to harness vast amounts of computing power for research.

Using lectures, discussions, roleplays, and lots of hands-on work with OSG experts in HTC, students will learn how HTC systems work, how to run and manage many jobs and huge datasets to implement a full scientific computing workflow, and where to turn for help and more info.

APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY MAY 1, 2015. For more information email user-school@opensciencegrid.org or visit http://www.opensciencegrid.org/UserSchool

High School and College Students are Encouraged to Participate in the XSEDE15 Student Program

XSEDE15, the fourth conference of XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, will be held July 26-30, 2015, at the Marriott Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. XSEDE15 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. Pending final approval, the National Science Foundation may provide limited funding to support student travel, lodging, and/or registration costs for attending XSEDE15. For details on the Student Program, see the Call for Participation: https://conferences.xsede.org/technical-program/student-program

To apply for travel funding, see the XSEDE15 Student Travel Grant Application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XSEDE15TravelGrantApp

To submit your poster or paper, see the XSEDE15 website: https://www.xsede.org/xsede15

Please contact Jenett Tillotson, XSEDE15 Student and EOT Program Chair at jtillots@iu.edu if you have questions.

* Introduction to Computational Thinking, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, June 15-18, 2015

* LittleFe Curriculum Module Buildout @ Shodor, Durham NC, July 7-10, 2015

* Computing MATTERS: Inquiry-Based Science and Mathematics Enhanced by Computational Thinking, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE, July 13-15, 2015

These workshops have no fee and limited travel funds are available for high school/community college/and university faculty. For more information visit: http://www.computationalscience.org or http://www.shodor.org/ncsi

Program Dates : June 1 – Aug 1, 2015

This summer in Austin TX, 12 undergraduates majoring in science and engineering disciplines will be immersed in training at The University of Texas at Austin to be the next generation of ‘game changers’. Participants will explore grand challenges such as climate modeling, weather forecasting, drug delivery, brain mapping, energy exploration and understanding the human genome, to name a few.For more information, contact Rosalia Gomez, Education & Outreach Manager, at rosie@tacc.utexas.edu

Program Dates: June 1 – July 24, 2015

Clemson University is accepting applications for participation in the REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Collaborative Data Visualization Applications for summer 2015.Who should apply: all undergraduate students, enrolled in an undergraduate university/college with an interest in visualization. All undergraduates with an interest in visualization are encouraged to apply at http://citi.clemson.edu/viz/reu

For questions send email to REU Site Coordinator, Vetria Byrd at: vlbyrd@clemson.edu

Oregon Convention Center, Portland OR (in conjunction with HPDC’15)
June 15 or 16, 2015

There is a need for comprehensive, balanced and flexible distributed cyberinfrastructure (DCI) in support of science and engineering applications. A fundamental technical challenge is to support a broad range of application usage scenarios and modalities on a range of platforms with varying performance. The first generation of DCI has resulted in important scientific results as well as advances in the state-of-practice of delivering DCI as services to the user community, broadly defined. However, a complete conceptual framework for DCI design principles remains prominent by its absence. This missing framework prevents an objective assessment of important technical as well as policy considerations.

The SCREAM workshop generally aims to address this gap, and specifically aims to understand, through a combination of experience, application requirements, and conceptual models, how to best to create a conceptual framework for the objective design and assessment of distributed cyberinfrastructure. In other words, it aims to build toward the science of cyberinfrastructure upon what has hitherto been a purely empirical approach to cyberinfrastructure design and practice.

Although primarily targeted towards computing scientists, we believe this workshop will have an impact beyond the computing specialist in light of the fact that production cyberinfrastructure impacts the effectiveness of other science & engineering endeavors. This workshop will welcome technical contributions delivered via research-based results, experience papers, and vision papers.

For more information, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/scream15workshop/home. Paper submissions due Feb 13, 2015.

San Jose State University
June 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

Software Safety: Research, Practice and a Path Forward
May 22 – July 30, 2015

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 from May 22 to July 30, 2015. 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. A highlight which provides an overview of our program including research projects, lectures, and field trips is available at http://paris.utdallas.edu/reu/video/Eric-Wong.html or more information can be found at http://paris.utdallas.edu/reu

University of Oklahoma, CCE Forum, Norman OK
May 18 – 22, 2015

If you are a linux system administrator new to HPC, this is the workshop for you! In just five days you will:

* learn HPC system administration concepts and technologies and how to apply them;

* get hands-on skills building a small test cluster in lab sessions;

* hear real-life stories and get to ask experts questions in panel discussions.

Register at http://www.linuxclustersinstitute.org/workshops/register.php
For more information, see the LCI website: http://www.linuxclustersinstitute.org/workshops/

Henry Neeman, University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
“Supercomputing in Plain English” is a workshop series on High Performance Computing (HPC) that is designed especially for people with a solid understanding of their own domain Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline, but modest experience with computing and little or no experience with advanced computing. We use analogies, storytelling and play, rather than doing deep technical dives, to discover the key concepts of advanced computing. Prerequisite: 1 semester of programming experience/training/coursework in one or more of C, C++, Fortran and/or Java, recently.

More information and registration can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/supercomputing-in-plain-english-spring-2015-registration-14309649547

“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