The conference on “Shaping Europe’s Digital Future: HPC for Extreme Scale Scientific and Industrial Applications” will be held on 19 April 2018. The event is part of the calendar of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and will take place at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia.
The conference, which is organised by the Ministry of Education and Science in close cooperation with the European Union, has been initiated by the Bulgarian Commissioner Mariya Gabriel.
The event aims to raise awareness for the role of high performance computing (HPC) systems in shaping Europe’s digital future and providing solutions for a wide range of social and economic challenges. It will emphasise the impact of HPC on the development of research and innovation, with a particular focus on increasing the competitiveness of the wider area of Southern and Eastern Europe.
The conference is a key moment in the process of forming our digital future as it will also address the European Commission’s EuroHPC Joint Undertaking proposal, which aims to achieve a significant increase in scientific and industrial competitiveness in the European Union.
The other key focus of the event will be on the role of HPC in medicine, in particular regarding the brain as one of the most complex systems, and also in personalised healthcare. Modern research and innovation in medicine relies on the precise and rapid analysis of a huge amount of data and requires new technologies as well as human resources with adequate skills in ICT, bioinformatics and related areas.
The event will gather representatives of EU Institutions, national, regional and local authorities, academic representatives, investors, innovators and other stakeholders.
Online registration for the event here.