October 20, 2023
La Chancellerie des Universités de Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

PRACE is kick starting a new edition of its Scientific and Innovation Case with a workshop, where visionaries, innovators and leading scientists from across Europe and beyond will converge to sketch the future of scientific research and innovation relying on HPC and its related technologies.

The workshop will present the future structure of PRACE after its PRACE 3 evolution, and will also include insightful keynote presentations, engaging discussions, and collaborative dialogues among esteemed peers.

The main focus of this workshop lies a pivotal objective: to usher in a new era of computational excellence. We will embark on an ambitious journey to revisit and reimagine the case for the use of High Performance Computing (HPC) – today with Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing and other advanced computing technologies – to support Science and Industry endeavours. Building upon the foundation laid by "The Scientific Case for Computing in Europe 2018 – 2026," a seminal work published by PRACE in October 2018, PRACE sets itself the target to publish a new edition in 2024.

This objective is perfectly aligned with the mission of PRACE to represent the interest and identify the needs of users of HPC and related technologies (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, Cloud Computing, Data Science) in Europe and to pursue actions to enable high-impact research and innovation across all disciplines and industrial applications, thereby enhancing European scientific, technological and economic competitiveness for the benefit of society. It materializes the first of the actions that PRACE will take as an Association of Users and HPC Centres in Europe.

The participants will play a central role in shaping the content of this forthcoming publication. By pooling their collective expertise, they will craft a visionary document making the case for the continued availability of cutting-edge HPC infrastructure and services to empower researchers and innovators alike.

This document will serve as a guide for European and National funding agencies and policymakers, and together we will fortify and expand the competitive edge of European research and innovation, harnessing emerging technology infrastructure such as HPC, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, High-Performance Data Analytics, Data Analytics, and other transformative technologies.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey towards a future where research and innovation are equipped with the tools needed to pioneer groundbreaking discoveries and preface a new era of European research and innovative products and services.

Together, we will forge a path that ensures Europe's enduring legacy in the global landscape of science, technology, opportunity and innovation.

Attendance to this event is free of charge but registration is a strict prerequisite and will be granted on a first come, first served basis within the capacity of the event venue.

La Chancellerie des Universités de Paris
Amphithéâtre Liard de la Sorbonne 17, rue de la Sorbonne 75005 Paris
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