ACM Europe Conference 2017


The ACM Europe Council will hold an international event from the 7th to the 8th of September 2017 in Barcelona. The event is hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

The ACM Europe Conference will be a truly international event, bringing together computer scientists and practitioners from around the world. Registration is free, but early registration is encouraged due to limited seating.

The two main themes of the conference are Cybersecurity and High Performance Computing.


  • Cybersecurity Track

A roster of leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers drawn from Europe and around the world, will examine the latest opportunities and challenges in this fast-changing field. The panel will be moderated by Chris Hankin, Imperial College, London.

  • Turing Talk: “ALGORAND: A new distributed ledger”

2012 Turing Laureate Silvio Micali is a visionary whose work has contributed to the mathematical foundations of cryptography and has advanced the theory of computation. His non-conventional thinking has fundamentally changed our understanding of basic notions such as randomness, secrets, proof, knowledge, collusion, and privacy. This foundational work was a key component in the development of the computer security industry, facilitated by his patents and start-up companies. His work has also had great impact on other research areas in computer science and mathematics.

  • High Performance Computing track

The track will include a keynote talk and it is followed by a panel, composed of top world experts in HPC. The panel will review progress and current plans for the worldwide roadmap towards exascale computing. Panelists include:

– Mateo Valero, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Spain)
– Paul Messina, Argonne National Laboratory (US)
– Katherine Yelick, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (US)
– Satoshi Matsuoka, Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (Japan)
– Alison Kennedy, High Performance Computing Center (UK)
– Per Stenström, Chalmers University (Sweden)
– Qian Depei, Sun Yat-sen University (China)

  • Co-Located Meetings

A select group of influential European technology organizations will co-locate their events with the inaugural ACM Europe Conference including:

ACM Europe Celebration of Women in Computing: WomENcourage 2017 is a scientific event, as well as an event aimed at networking and exploring career opportunities for women in computer science and related disciplines.

The European Extreme Data & Computing Initiative’s (EXDCI) objective is to support the development and implementation of a common strategy for the European HPC Ecosystem.

EuroLab-4-HPC is a two-year Horizon 2020 funded project with the bold commitment to build the foundation for a European Research Center of Excellence in High-Performance Computing (HPC) Systems.

The European Network on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation’s (HiPEAC) mission is to steer and increase European research in the area of high-performance and embedded computing systems, and stimulate cooperation between academia, industry, computer architects and tool builders.

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