CRACS organizes "Workshop on Advanced Computing for Earth Sciences"

18 December 2017

Dates: 18-20 December, 2017
Venue: CS Department, FCUP, University of Porto (Anfitheater Prof. Ferreira da Silva)
Organizers: DCC/FCUP & CRACS/INESC TEC + UT-Austin with sponsoring of COLAB within UTAustin-Portugal
Website: http://aces17.dcc.fc.up.pt/

The future of humankind depends largely on building a more sustainable world. 

This workshop focuses on the relevant application areas such as climate change, ocean modeling, space exploration and energy systems, as well as on underlying CS technologies such as computing platforms for large scale modeling and simulation and systems for archiving, processing, curating, analysing, and disseminating vast amounts of data.

The workshop features invited speakers renowned for their research on computational sustainability, simulation and modelling of complex geophysical systems, the ocean and its role in the global climate system, sea unmanned vehicles, Earth and planetary computational science, big data analytics, and infrastructures for scientific applications.

The discussions at this workshop will help to set future research directions for the new International Research Center to be established in the Azores (AIR Center) by the Portuguese government, focusing particularly on the North and South Atlantic.

AIR Center Session
Manuel Heitor | Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education

Keynotes
Arvind | MIT
Carla Gomes | Cornell University
Chris Hill | MIT 
Omar Ghattas | University of Texas at Austin
Patrick Heimbach | University of Texas at Austin 
Stefano Castruccio | Notre Dame University 
Vipin Kumar | University of Minnesota
William R. Magro | Intel@Urbana-Champaign 

Invited talks

Fernando P. Lima | CIBIO
Gianmaria Sannino | ENEA, Italy
Ignacio Lopez, CESGA, Spain

Isabel Trigo | IPMA
João Borges Sousa | FEUP
José da Silva | FCUP
Miguel Bessa | TU Delft
Nuno Catarino | Deimos Engenharia
Orfeu Bertolami | FCUP 
Pedro Camanho | FEUP
Pedro Jorge | INESC TEC 


Registration
Registrations are open until the 11th of December. They include attendance of all sessions, coffee breaks and lunches.
Registration fees:
Students 50€
Others 100€

We have a limit on the number of registrations (100 attendees), please register early!

Organizing Committee and Advisory Board
Fernando Silva | University of Porto
Keshav Pingalli | University of Texas Austin
Alberto Proença | University of Minho

Partners / Sponsors
UT Austin Portugal 
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto
Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência
MAPi Doctoral Program in Computer Science


Venue
Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto
Rua Campo Alegre 1021/1055
4169-007 Porto, Portugal
+351 220 402 900

Contacts
Workshop Organization
aces17@dcc.fc.up.pt
Local Arrangements Chair
Alexandra Ferreira / Isabel Gonçalves
dcc.sec@fc.up.pt