Thu 16, Jul, 2015
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Alabaster 2, Messe Frankfurt, Convention Centre
Osloer Str. 5
Frankfurt, ,



In collaboration with ISC High Performance 2015, the WHPC network are running a half day workshop Frankfurt during the ISC week (Sunday 12 July 2015 – Thursday 16 July 2015).

Building on the success of the first international workshop for Women in HPC at Supercomputing 2014 in New Orleans our workshop at ISC will bring together female early career researchers with a focus on European participation, providing them with the opportunity to showcase their work and network with role-models and peers in an environment designed to reduce the stereotype of men dominating the field of HPC.

The workshop will open with an introduction on current research by the Women in HPC network, what the current demographics of the HPC community are and the differences experienced by men and women in the field. Following on from the feedback from SC14 we will provide a themed panel discussion, focusing on “How can women fulfill their dreams in HPC, combining work with the having a family and working in a male dominated environment?”.



We would like to encourage everyone who has an interest in the equal representation of women to attend, irrespective of their gender.

Registration is via the ISC-HPC (link is external) website. For the workshop please register to attend the Thursday workshop session, which can be done either with as add-on to the conference program (Monday to Wednesday), or as a separate workshop-only pass. For the BoF you will need either a conference or exhibition pass.

Early Bird Registration closes Wednesday 10 June.

Please register early to take advantage of the early bird discount.


Workshop Fees with Technical Program Registration:


Workshop pass with conference pass Workshop pass without conference pass
Early bird fee (until 10th June 2015) €95 €145
Regular fee €125 €175
Onsite fee €145 €195

Programme Committee

  • Julia Andrys (Murdoch University, Western Australia)
  • Toni Collis (EPCC, UK)
  • Sunita Chandrasekaran (University of Houston, USA)
  • Fernanda Foertter (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Rebecca Hartman-Baker (NERSC, USA)
  • Daniel Holmes (EPCC, UK)
  • Adrian Jackson (EPCC, UK)
  • Alison Kennedy (EPCC, UK)
  • Dounia Khaldi (University of Houston, USA)
  • Regina Maphanga (University of Limpopo in South Africa)
  • Catherine Rivière (Genci, France)
  • Lorna Smith (EPCC, UK)
  • Jesmin Jahan Tithi (Stony Brook University, USA)

Call for Poster: Closed

As part of the workshop we will be inviting submissions from female early career researchers (papers or posters) to present their work in a supportive environment that promotes the engagement of women in HPC research and applications, providing opportunities for peer to peer networking and the opportunity to interact with female role models.

Applicants must be female and either PhD candidates or early career researchers who have been awarded their PhD within 5 years of 1 July 2015.

Submissions will be invited for the following categories:

  • Extended abstract (max 500 words) for a hot topic 20 minute presentation on research in any area that utilises high performance computing;
  • Short abstract (max 250 words) for a poster in any area that utilises high performance computing.

Deadline for submission: 1 June 2015, 5pm GMT

Please email your submission in a PDF to info@womeninhpc.org, containing:

  • Full name of main (presenting) author;
  • Names of any other authors;
  • Current institution of all authors;
  • Year and month of PhD award of main author;
  • Abstract type (extended for paper or short of poster);
  • Abstract (up to 500 words for extended and up to 250 words for short)

All ISC 2015 Events


Mon 14, Jul, 2014
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Messe Frankfurt, Convention Centre
Osloer Str. 5
Frankfurt | Germany


Thu 16, Jul, 2015
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Messe Frankfurt, Convention Centre
Osloer Str. 5
Frankfurt | Germany
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