You are invited to submit papers for the PEARC20 Conference – Catch the wave that will be held in Portland, July 26–30, 2020. Presentations may address any topic related to advanced research computing, but topics consistent with one or more of the following four technical tracks are of particular interest. Proposals may take several forms as indicated below. Advanced research computing environments – systems and system software: Practice and experience relating to the system (computing hardware, storage hardware, visualization hardware, and network hardware) and system software that drives the "hardware" side of cyberinfrastructure and research computing environments. Examples of relevant topics: GPUs, CPUs, and FPGAs as computational environments; experience with advanced storage systems; hardware and systems for data-centric computing; networking challenges; design and use of visualization environments; funding and operating of advanced research computing facilities (including considerations of cost of locally-sited hardware vs remote hardware such as cloud facilities), systems procurement, systems administration, cybersecurity, practice and experience in facilitating the acquisition, operation, and use of advanced hardware, software, networks and services to securely and sustainably advance research, scholarship, and creativity; performance comparisons and performance aspects of cloud environments.
Literature-based discovery (LBD) addresses a key knowledge discovery challenge of the Big Data era: How to generate novel and actionable knowledge from vast, diverse, and seemingly disconnected fragments of information. Incorporating state-of-the-art data science, natural language processing, and network science techniques, LBD methods and algorithms have the potential to revolutionize drug discovery and repurposing, gene-disease association discovery, and many other applications in bioinfomatics and other fields. LBD 2020 is the first international forum fully dedicated to literature-based discovery research. It is an excellent opportunity for active researchers and LBD enthusiasts to share their ongoing work, to form collaborations, and to identify grand research challenges. The workshop theme "Discovering New Frontiers" not only reflects its increasingly pervasive applications, but also the timely re-thinking of its future directions.
Autonomous driving, connectivity, car sharing, electric vehicles, and the rise of renewable energy will all have powerful mutually reinforcing effects. For example, the introduction of self-driving cars in the 2020s will increase the use of EVs in high-use services such as ride-hailing because lower operating costs will offset the higher initial costs of these vehicles. The movement of people and goods is central to our society and economic activities. According to a BNEF-McKinsey & Company study, the change in how people move around cities will put the automotive and energy industries, as well as governments, under pressure. Light-duty vehicle fuel consumption could drop by up to 75% in some cities by 2030, prompting governments to look for new ways to recoup lost fuel taxes.
The 2021 IEEE World Congress on Services will be held as an all-online virtual event. The Congress is solely sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society under the auspice of the Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC). The scope of the Congress will cover all aspects of services computing and applications, current or emerging. Centered around services computing, it covers various systems and networking research pertaining to cloud, edge and Internet-of-Things (IoT), as well as technologies for intelligent computing, learning, Big Data and blockchain applications, addressing critical issues such as knowledge network, high performance, security, privacy, dependability, trustworthiness, and cost-effectiveness. Particularly, 2021 Congress will welcome papers on the impact of COVID-19 on services and corresponding infrastructure.
MWC Barcelona is delighting attendees with many great exciting announcements in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Headquartered in Martorell, Barcelona, SEAT is a member of the Volkswagen Group and one of Europe's biggest car manufacturers. Along with IBM, SEAT announced today the development of a new solution designed to transform driving in smart cities. SEAT is the only company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automobiles in Spain. Recently at MWC Barcelona, SEAT also presented its concept car Minimó promising to revolutionize urban mobility. Using IBM Watson AI, Mobility Advisor can help urban citizens make more informed decisions about their daily transportation options including cars, scooters, bikes, and public transport.