Swedish Theoretical Chemistry Meeting, Uppsala, 27-29 Oct 2014

We invite you to participate in the following conference:

Swedish Theoretical Chemistry Meeting 2014 – New Horizons
at the Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden
27–29 October 2014 (lunch to lunch)

Room: Häggsalen at the Ångström Lab, Uppsala University
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/stkmuu14
Deadline for abstracts and registration: 26 September 2014
Among the invited speakers are:

  • Prof. Roberto Car (Princeton U, USA)
    “Water, ice, dynamics and hybrids”
  • Prof. Martin Head-Gordon (UC Berkeley, USA)
    “The next generation of electronic structure theories”
  • Prof. Sally Price (UCL, UK)
    “Crystal-polymorphs prediction for pharmaceutical development – a challenge for force-field development and our understanding of crystallization”
  • Prof. Joost VandeVondele (ETH Zurich, CH)
    “Exploring the frontiers in sampling, large-scale models, and electroncorrelation using petascale computing and CP2K.”
  • Dr. Horst Weiss (BASF, DE)
    “Driving innovation for materials in the chemical industry – modelling needs and opportunities”

For this meeting we define theoretical chemistry in a broad sense, encompassing theory and computation from all fields of chemistry and its interfaces with physics, biology, materials science, and so on. The meeting is subtitled “New Horizons”, and the presentations will discuss new methods and directions, from fundamental concepts of bonding to calculations for industrial applications.

We welcome your participation and your oral or poster contributions!

/Kersti Hermansson and co-organisers

PRACE 10th Call for Proposals

PRACE 10th Call for Proposals for Project Access including Multi-year, and Programmatic Access is Open

Important dates:

  • Opening date: 10 September 2014
  • Closing date: 22 October 2014, 12:00 (noon) CEST
  • Response of applicants to reviews: 15– 21 January 2015
  • Anticipated allocation decisions: last week of February 2015
  • Allocation start date of awarded proposals: 10 March 2015
  • Allocation end date of award: 9 March 2016
  • Type of access: Project Access, Multi-Year Project Access, Programmatic
    Access

PRACE HPC systems available:

  • “Curie”, Bull Bullx cluster (GENCI@CEA, France)
  • “Fermi”, IBM Blue Gene/Q (CINECA, Italy)
  • “Hornet” – Cray XC30 (GCS@HLRS, Germany)
  • “MareNostrum”, IBM System X iDataplex (BSC, Spain)
  • “SuperMUC”, IBM System X iDataplex (GCS@LRZ, Germany)

The mission of PRACE is to enable high impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society. PRACE seeks to realize this mission by offering world class computing and data management resources and services through a peer review process.

Scientists and researchers from around the world can apply for access to PRACE resources.

Industrial users can apply if they have their head offices or substantial R&D activity in Europe.

Project Access:

Proposals can be based on a 12-months schedule, or, for Multi-year Projects, on a 24- or 36-months schedule. The allocation of awarded resources is made for 1 year at a time with provisional allocations awarded for the 2nd and 3rd year.

Additionally, the Call:

  • includes a pilot test case for Programmatic Access for 12-months
    allocations schedule only.
  • reserves 0.5% of the total resources available for this call for Centres of Excellence (CoE) as selected by the EC under the E-INFRA-5-2015 call for proposals.

The PRACE Access Committee, composed of leading European scientists and engineers, ranks the project proposals that will be awarded access to PRACE resources.

For more information and application forms see:
http://www.prace-ri.eu/prace-project-access/

If you need some extra information please feel free to contact PRACE directly via peer-review@prace-ri.eu

or

The following people at SNIC centers:

  • PDC – Lilit Axner lilit@kth.se
  • NSC – Chandan Basu cbasu@nsc.liu.se, Soon-Heum “Jeff” Ko
    sko@nsc.liu.se
  • HPC2N – Mikael Rännar mr@cs.umu.se, Jerry Eriksson jerry@cs.umu.se

SeSE course Autumn 2014

Please see the attached call for participation in the SeSE courses this autumn.

The courses are free for PhD students (in Sweden) and it is possible to get a travel grant of 6000skr.

These courses are so far scheduled:

  • Introduction to high performance computing/PDC summer school, August
  • Matrix Computations in Statistics and with Applications, September, v39
  • Introduction to programming in science and technology, September
  • Computational Python, October, v42
  • Numerical Linear Algebra, October, v42
  • Scientific Visualisation, November 3-21
  • Scientific Software Development Toolbox, December
  • Topics in CFD, December 1-19

Kind regards
Anders Hast
Director of SeSE
ps. Please note that it is possible to register to get news about courses via our subscribe function: https://lists.uu.se/sympa/subscribe/sese

Call for participation: SeSECall2014A.pdf

2014 IEEE 10th International Conference on e-Science

CALL FOR PAPERS

The way in which scientific research is carried out is undergoing a series of radical changes as a result of the digital revolution. Researchers in all disciplines are increasingly adopting digital tools, techniques and practices in communities and projects that span multiple disciplines, laboratories, organizations, and national boundaries. The e-Science 2014 conference is designed to bring together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of e-Science applications and enabling IT technologies. The conference aims to serve as a forum to present recent research advances in e-Science and highlight associated activities worldwide, providing an outlook of challenges and opportunities we will face in the future.

e-Science 2014 will follow the previous e-Science conferences in encouraging submissions that explore advances in the application of technology in particular disciplines, covering both data-oriented and compute-oriented approaches, as well as extreme scale approaches and applications. Major topics include, but are not limited to

  • Arts, humanities (including Digital Humanities) and e-Social science
  • Bioinformatics and e-Health
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Climate, Environmental & Earth Sciences
  • Data science, data management and digital repositories
  • Cyberinfrastructure to support eScience, including novel hardware, software and services
  • eScience in the cloud
  • Education and eScience practice

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 6 May 2014
  • Paper Submission Deadline: 12 May 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance: 7 July 2014
  • Camera Ready Papers Due: 4 August 2014
  • Conference Dates: 20-24 October 2014

The conference proceedings will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library.
The proceedings of previous e-Science conferences are indexed by EI

Submission Process

Authors are invited to submit papers with unpublished, original work of not more than 10 pages of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines. (Up to 2 additional pages may be purchased for US$150/page)

Templates are available from
http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Authors should submit a PDF file that will print on a postscript printer to
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ieeeescience2014

It is a requirement that at least one author of each accepted paper attend the conference.
For news, and updates, check (http://escience.ime.usp.br/events/ieee-escience-2014)

call_for_paper_FINAL_IEEE2014.pdf

eSSENCE Academy Workshop 2013, October 16-17, Lund

The eSSENCE Management has the pleasure of inviting all of the eSSENCE community to the 2nd eSSENCE Academy Workshop. The strategic research programme is in its fourth year of developing state-of-the-art e-Science for the benefit of society in a collaborative effort between our three universities. Now we will have the opportunity to meet and acquaint ourselves with the exciting research that is happening within eSSENCE.

There will be no attendance fees for these event. Programme, how to register, and more information will follow after Summer.

Enjoy the bright long days and return refreshed in Fall.

“En vänlig grönskas rika dräkt
har smyckat dal och ängar.
Nu smeker vindens ljumma fläkt
de fagra örtesängar.”

Best regards for a pleasant Summer,

Ingela Nyström
Coordinator of eSSENCE

AIMday e-Tools & Methods 2013

Date: November 27, 2013
Place: Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University

AIMday® e-Tools & Methods is a meeting focused on making contacts between companies/organizations and academic researchers from Swedish universities with excellent research in the field of advanced computation, information and communication technologies, also called e-Science. The meeting brings new perspectives to companies’ challenges by matching these with academic expertise.

For more information, visit our website:

aimday.se/etools-methods-2013/

2013 IEEE 9th International Conference on e-Science

Do you want to be an eSSENCE ambassador for Swedish e-Science?
The eSSENCE programme council encourages researchers in the eSSENCE community to submit papers to this international multidisciplinary e-Science conference. Persons whose papers are accepted will be elegible for funding from the respective university, including:
* conference fee
* travel
* accomodation

Call for papers: Deadline May 24, 2013
2013 IEEE 9th International Conference on e-Science
23-25, October, 2013
Beijing, China

To the conference website

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The IEEE international e-Science conference series is a yearly event that takes place in different cities around the world.

IEEE-2011 IEEE-2011 in Stockholm
IEEE-2012 IEEE-2012 in Chicago
IEEE-2013 IEEE-2013 in Beijing
IEEE-2014 IEEE-2014 in Sao Paulo

NeGI: call for Nordic Centres of Excellence in eScience in Health and Social Preconditions for Health

The Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI) has allocated approximately NOK 40 million to the establishment of 1-2 Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoEs) for eScience research on the use of genetic/molecular data and clinical/population registries for research in health and social preconditions for health. This involves development of methods and tools for advanced data integration, data analysis, modelling and simulation for research related to health and social preconditions for health, with a special focus on exploiting national registry, biobank and genetic data in the Nordic countries.

Deadline for application: 17 April 2013.

The URL for the call: http://www.nordforsk.org/en/funding/the-nordic-escience-globalisation-initiative-negi-escience-in-health-and-social-preconditions-for-health

The URL for NeGI: http://www.nordforsk.org/en/programs/programmer/escience?set_language=en

20 million to Cloud Computing

Erik Elmroth at umeå University

Energy-efficient computer resources which adapt its capacity to the needs of the application. This is the objective of the project “Cloud Control” which was recently awarded 20 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council. A group of researchers from Umeå and Lund under the leadership of professor Erik Elmroth from the Department of Computer Science at Umeå University, will develop methods and tools to handle resources and services in future computer centers with distributed systems of virtual machines.
The main goals of the project are:

  • to optimize the usage of servers
  • to predict the usage peaks for specific applications so that the number of virtual machines that are needed can adapt in time
  • to optimize the physical placement of the servers in order to reduce cooling requirements

The project will receive funding during five years.

Postdoc position in computer science or bioinformatics with focus on Hadoop for large scale sequence analysis

at the Department of Information Technology
Application no later than 2012-10-15. UFV-PA 2012/2414

Background: The emerge of high-throughput technologies such as next-generation sequencing has turned life science into a data-intensive domain, which places high demands on an e-infrastructure in order to be analysed. UPPMAX (www.uppmax.uu.se) is UppsalaUniversity’s center for high performance storage and computations that via the project UPPNEX (www.uppnex.uu.se) offers resources for storage, computations, software and user support in bioinformatics and primarily sequence analysis. We are now seeking a Postdoc to evaluate how technologies like cloud computing and Hadoop can complement the current infrastructure and offer improved services in storage and analysis of bioscience data. Continue reading