Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2019

This year, due to exceptional circumstances related to pandemic of coronavirus and special protection measures, the conference will be conducted as a virtual event. The participants will be able to follow the full program of the conference remotely from any place worldwide with internet access. The registration fee has been very drastically reduced to allow the widest participation.

Supercomputer Frontiers 2020 will be the sixth edition of the annual conference which run in Singapore in 2015-2017 and subsequently in 2018-2019 in Warsaw, Poland. Tentatively the main topics at this edition will be: quantum computing, connectome, optical computing, computation studies of brain, neuromorphic computing and microbiome.

SCFE is a platform for the thought leaders from both academia and industry to interact and discuss the visionary ideas, the most important global trends and substantial innovations in supercomputing. Each year we focus on somewhat different topics, but we always focus on ideas that are most innovative, ingeneous and have potential to change the course of supercomputing. We also highlight research domains that might present the greatest potential of becoming the leading applications of supercomputers in the future.

The previous conferences showcased a successful scientific program with outstanding speakers including Leon Chua (Memristor), Rupak Biswas (NASA), Paul Messina (Exascale), Whitfield Diffie (Cryptography), Dimitri Kusnezov (Personalised medicine and exascale computing), Karlhienz Meier (Neuromorphic computing), Gordon Bell (History of G. Bell Prizes), Alessandro Curioni (Cognitive Computing), Thom H. Dunning (Supercomputing), Haohuan Fu (TaihuLight), John Gustafson (Unums and Posits), Baroness Susan Greenfield (Consciousness and Computers), Thomas Sterling (Simultac Fonton), Srinivas Aluru, Horst Simon, Bronis de Supinski, Jack Dongarra, Satoshi Matsuoka, Al Gara, Rick Stevens, Robert Harrison and Scott A. Klasky.

Selected papers from earlier editions of the conference were published in special issues of Supercomputing Frontiers and Innovations, Vol 2, No 3 (2015), Vol 3, No 2 (2016), Vol 4, No 2 (2017) and Vol 5, No 2 and 3 (2018) and Vol.6 No 2 (2019).

Some tentative themes for Supercomputing Frontiers 2020 are:

  • Supercomputing applications in domains of critical impact in economic and human terms, and especially those requiring computing resources approaching Exascale;
  • Computing at the Edge with an emphasis on high bandwidth networking, distributed workflows, and streaming data;
  • Convergence of HPC, AI, Big Data, Semantic and Graph methods ;
  • Hybrid HPC – Quantum Computing;
  • HPC cloud and contenerisation;
  • Heterogeneous computer fabrics for processors, memory systems, and interconnection networks and their associated programming environments (languages, compilers, libraries, and runtime systems)
  • New processor architectures, optical interconnects, associative memories, interconnect topologies and routing, and interplay of interconnect topologies with algorithmic communication patterns;
  • Connectomics, Genomics, – omics of all kinds and Systems Biology;
  • Brain simulations, Neuromorphic computing, Connectome;
  • Knowledge Graphs, graph computations, topology, space filling curves; and
  • Any other topic that pushes the boundaries of computational science and supercomputing to exascale and beyond.

Please follow the links below if you wish to explore the research programme of previous conferences:



The series of Virtual ICM Seminars in Computer and Computational Science will return in the new academic year 2020/2021.