Thursday 3 December 2020
We are very excited to announce that CIUK 2020 will be a completely online event - the first ever virtual CIUK conference. Although we would prefer to meet you all in person we are delighted that our annual conference, now in its 31st year, is able to go ahead.
Despite the fact that current circumstances mean a face-to-face conference is not possible the switch to an online event has also presented us with some interesting opportunities that we have not explored in any of the previous 30 editions. Details of these additions to the event will be announced in the coming weeks. We will also be issuing our calls for participation so if you would like to get involved in CIUK 2020 keep your eyes open for details of our call for presentations, our poster competition and our invitation for nominations to our Jacky Pallas Award for young researchers.
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Call for Presentations
We are now accepting applications to present as part of the main programme at CIUK 2020. Are you involved in a project that is using computing to explore the
effect of the current covid pandemic? Have you been involved in a project that
has explored new ways of working in a virtual world? Is your work part
of a project searching for a vaccine for covid-19? How has your approach
to your research changed due to current circumstances? Topics of
interest also include, but are not limited to, all forms of advances in
high performance computing, storage, networking, big data analysis,
quantum computing, exascale, and software development.We are specifically looking for technical presentations that identify a real-life problem and highlight how using HPC and associated software and technology helped to create a solution. We want to hear about the benefits of using HPC to your project or research. What have you been able to do that you wouldn’t have been able to do without the latest technology and has your approach to this work changed in light of current circumstances? Successful applicants will be allocated a thirty minute slot on the CIUK programme and will be included in the official conference proceedings.
The CIUK 2020 Cluster Challenge
We are excited to launch the CIUK Cluster Challenge at CIUK 2020. Teams of students will complete a number of online challenges during the weeks leading up to the conference, culminating in a final challenge during the event on 3 December. Who will be the first ever CIUK Cluster Challenge Champions and secure a place at the ISC Cluster Challenge in Germany next year?
The CIUK Jacky Pallas Memorial Award
Are you the supervisor of an early career researcher that has completed a high impact research project? We are looking for nominations for this year's CIUK Jacky Pallas Memorial Award. The winner of the award will be given a speaking slot in the main CIUK 2020 programme.
The CIUK 2020 Student Poster Competition
Are you involved in a project that is
using computing to explore the effect of the current pandemic? Have you
been involved in a project that has explored new ways of working in a
virtual world? Is your work part of a project searching for a vaccine
for covid-19? How has your approach to your research changed due to
current circumstances? Enter a poster in our competition and showcase your work to the CIUK attendees.
If you have never attended a Computing Insight UK conference before and want to know what it is all about you can check out our "What is CIUK?" section on the website. We also have a highlights video from CIUK 2019 that gives a good overview of what is involved...
Information from previous CIUK conferences, including proceedings, presentations and photos, is available below for reference...