|Name:||Women in High Performance Computing|
|Time:||Thursday, June 23, 2016
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Frankfurt Marriott Hotel
|Breaks:||11:00 am - 11:30 am Coffee Break|
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
|Organizer:||Toni Collis, EPCC|
|Alison Kennedy, STFC Hartree Centre|
|Lorna Rivera, University of Illinois|
|Abstract:||The fourth international Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) workshop, will once again bring together the HPC community to discuss the importance of improving diversity. This workshop aims to recognize and discuss the challenges faced by women, one of many underrepresented groups that exist in HPC, as well as opportunities for broadening participation in HPC. A keynote address and panel discussion will discuss the efficacy of strategies implemented by employers to diversify the HPC workforce. The workshop will encourage audience participation with the use of breakout sessions and will produce a whitepaper outlining the best practices discussed, quantifying their value and benefit to the HPC community and employer where possible, and create guidelines that are useful throughout the international community. We hope that these outcomes will also be of benefit when considering improving diversity amongst other underrepresented groups.
A further dimension to the workshop will highlight the work of female early career researchers with a focus on industry and European participation. We will provide them with the opportunity to showcase their work in the form of posters and to network with role-models and peers in an environment designed to highlight benefits of, and routes to, diversity.
Early career women working in HPC and employers/managers interested in gender equality in the field of HPC.
For more details, please visit the workshop webpage at http://www.womeninhpc.org/women-in-hpc-at-isc-2016/workshop/