The ACM Europe Conference will bring together computer scientists and practitioners from around the world, and will feature a celebration of the ACM European Fellows and a keynote talk by 2012 Turing Award laureate Silvio Micali.

Hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the conference will take place from 7-8 September 2017 in Barcelona.

ACM Europe Council member Mateo Valero, director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, is the overall conference chair. The two main themes of the conference are High Performance Computing (HPC) and Cybersecurity.

On 7 September, a track on Cybersecurity will examine the latest trends in this rapidly changing field. The panel will be moderated by Chris Hankin, Imperial College, London and will follow the Turing Lecture on “Algorand: a new distributed ledger” by Silvio Micali.

On 8 September, in the HPC track, Katherine Yelick will deliver a lecture on applications of Exascale computing. Afterwards, an international panel of top experts including Mateo Valero, Paul Messina, Satoshi Matsuoka, Qian Depei, Alison Kennedy and Per Stenström will review progress and current plans for the worldwide roadmap toward exascale computing. The panel will be moderated by Thomas Skordas, Director for Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure at the European Commission.

In addition, co-located events will include:

For more information and to register for this free event, please visit the ACM Europe Conference website: