12th Plenary – CSC

Update 3 July 2020: registration link is now available, as well as the provisional programme.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 12th Plenary meeting will be held using Zoom. The event is organized by CSC (Finland) and is open to all PLAN-E members.

Registration: click here to go to the registration page.
Date: 24 November (13.00-17.00 CET) and 25 November (09.00-16.30 CET)
Organization committee: Leif Laaksonen, Kimmo Koski, Per Öster (CSC), Tom Bakker and Patrick Aerts (PLAN-E)

Programme day 1 (provisional)

13.00 – Opening (CSC, PLAN-E)

13.30 – Theme: New developments in HPC
Dr Kimmo Koski (Managing Director at CSC, IT Center for Science, Finland) – Towards the exascale: LUMI/EuroHPC status and future plans
* Dr Jean-Philippe Nominé (HPC Strategic Collaborations Manager at CEA, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) – Some peculiarities of HPC at CEA * From in-depth co-design to high-end infrastructure  and services deployment for industry and research
* Liina Munari (Deputy Head of Unit, DG CONNECT, eInfrastructure & Science Cloud) – Current developments and state of play – the perspective of the European Commission
Plenary discussion on new developments in HPC

17.00 – End of day 1

Programme day 2 (provisional)

09.00 – Opening (PLAN-E)

09.15 – Theme: AI: Privacy, Trust & Transparency
* Dr Megi Sharikadze (International Academic Project Manager at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany) – Digital health – handling of sensitive biomedical data
Dr Tommi Nyrönen (Programme Director at CSC, Finland) – Artificial intelligence and biology – role of structured data in knowledge-building
Elisabetta Biasin (Legal researcher at KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law, Belgium) – AI and health (data) – Privacy, transparency and responsibility: an overview of the most crucial legal aspects
 Plenary discussion on AI: Privacy, Trust & Transparency

11.30 – Theme: Research Software Engineering in Europe

Dr Paul Richmond (Vice-president Society of Research Software Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK) – RSEs: collaboration between researchers and software experts
Radovan Bast (Lead of CodeRefinery, RSE at UiT The Arctic university of Norway) – The CodeRefinery project: teaching research software development and connecting Nordic research software engineers
Dr Joris van Eijnatten (general director at the Netherlands eScience Center) – RSEs at Dutch research organizations
Plenary discussion on Research Software Engineering in Europe

15.00 – Presentation on Quantum software, by Prof Harry Buhrman, (University of Amsterdam, CWI and director of QuSoft)

15.45 – Discussion on the future of PLAN-E

16.15 – Closing by host & PLAN-E

16.30 – End of day 2