JUNE 19–23, 2016

Session Details

Name: Women in High Performance Computing
Time: Thursday, June 23, 2016
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Room:   Basalt
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.

Targeted Audience
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/