13-17 May 2019
Poznan
Europe/Warsaw timezone

PRACE supports Equality and Diversity in HPC

PRACE is happy to receive your nomination for the PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC until Friday 29 March 2019, 15:00 CET. Please find further details here:


PRACEdays19 will host a session dedicated to an open discussion on Equality and Diversity in HPC.

The presence and contribution of women, and other generally under represented groups, is increasing in many scientific domains including HPC, but numbers show that still there is gap to be bridged.  Some attempts are being made to increase inclusivity but the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Procedures put in place in good faith to support the inclusion of under represented groups may actually be perceived as undermining competence, and actually backfire.

Which are present, and sometimes unconscious, barriers for under represented groups in science and in particular in computational research? Have you encountered inclusivity barriers in your career and how did you overcome them? What can be done to reduce those barriers?

Which are the best practices from your organisation?

This session is meant to raise awareness and inspire participants to start working with these topics.

We would like to hear from you what you experienced, what you tried, what worked, what didn’t work, and what you are thinking of trying and would like to hear others’ opinions on.

Outcome of the session will be summarised in an article to be widely disseminated.

The session will see some invited speakers, but we encourage presentations and inputs on this topic from an audience as large and diverse as possible.


If you are willing to give a short presentation on your views and experience, please write to diversity@prace-ri.eu with a short text describing your speech and your contact details. Applications are welcome until the Friday 26 April  2019.

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