March 13, 2020 — The EuroHPC Summit Week Organisation and Program Committee announced the cancellation of EuroHPC Summit Week, scheduled for March 23 – 27, due to the global health concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Close to 500 of you were planning to participate during one or more days of the week-long event, showing that the sessions and speakers we lined up as well as the networking possibilities we included in the program suited your interests and needs,” program officials stated.
Because of the health and well-being of those attending the EuroHPC Summit Week 2020, officials are regularly consulting the official guidelines of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the World Health Organisation, and the Portuguese government. In conjunction with the health concerns and as organizations are putting travel bans in place, local and national governments ordering quarantine perimeters around clusters of infections, officials have come to the conclusion that continuing the conference is untenable and has therefore decided to cancel the event.
“We apologize for any inconvenience caused, these are exceptional and regrettable circumstances and we do hope for your understanding,” officials state. “We will update this page with more information and answers to frequently asked questions as we go forward. If you have any further questions, please contact us by e-mail. We will do our best to answer you as quickly and completely as possible.”
A number of sessions will be transformed into virtual / all-digital meetings. These will be listed on a dedicated page to be created here.
In addition, officials have announced that EHPCSW 2021 will take place in Porto, Portugal, in March next year.
For the full announcement, visit: https://prace-ri.eu/eurohpc-summit-week-2020-cancelled/
The mission of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is to enable high-impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society. PRACE seeks to realise this mission by offering world class computing and data management resources and services through a peer review process. PRACE aisbl is funded by the PRACE Members The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020).