Emerging Technology ‘EMiT’ 2016 – Register now

Registration is open for the upcoming third edition of the Emerging Technology ‘EMiT’ conference to be held on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. Building on the successes of the previous two years, EMiT 2016 aims to continue to provide a platform to discuss cutting edge advancements in emerging computing technologies and techniques.


The conference will bring together leading key figures in the emerging computing communities, developers and end users of new software & state-of-the-art hardware, with its untapped capabilities, along with vendors from across the international arena to address the following objectives:

  1. Identify the latest trends in hardware development for novel computing;
  2. Share how best to exploit emerging tech for application development;
  3. Focus on new techniques, their development and transfer to new areas.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Michele Weiland – ADEPT Project, EPCC
  • Dr William Sawyer – Exa2Green, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
  • Chris Adeniyi-Jones – ARM
  • Dr Estela Suarez – DEEP-ER Project, Jülich Supercomputing Centre
  • Prof. Lorena Barba – George Washington University

More details of the programme for EMiT 2016 can be found on the conference website.

This EMiT 2016 standard registration rate is €100 for both days. We also offer a reduced student rate of €75, which comes with the opportunity for student registrants to submit aposter describing their current research in the area of emerging technology. Please note that poster slots are limited, see our website for more information.

Registration includes all refreshments during both days, the opportunity to visit both the MareNostrum cluster and Mont-Blanc prototype at the Torre Girona chapel and a seafront conference dinner at the city harbour on the first evening. The final booking date for the event is Sunday the 29th of May 2016. More details about registration can be found here.

Visit www.emit.tech for further details on this exciting cross-disciplinary conference.

EMiT 2016 supported by:

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Software Sustainability Institute survey on citing software

Even though 92% of academics say they use research software and 69% say that their research would not be practical without it[1], it is often the case that software is cited in academic literature in a haphazard fashion – if it is even cited at all.

At the recent Software Sustainability Institute Collaborations Workshop in Edinburgh, a lightning talk by Caroline Jay started off discussions about citing software when she mentioned that questions had been asked about self-citations in a paper she had recently submitted. The software that was written, and cited in the paper, looked at first glance like a large stack of self-citations.

Institute fellow Robin Wilson asked if anyone else had experienced anything similar and put together a quick survey to gather some quick responses on the subject.

SSI want to hear about your experiences about citing software in your research! Please fill in the short (2 minute) survey here.

Acknowledging N8 HPC in your research

If you are publishing any research that was performed using N8 HPC resources please remember to acknowledge N8 HPC.  Acknowledgements enable N8 HPC to demonstrate to stakeholders, such as EPSRC, the impact that the use of N8 HPC is having on UK science output.

A full acknowledgement statement is available on the website as well as logo downloads for inclusion on posters and presentations.



Get Help to Improve your Research Software

If you write code as part of your research, then you can get help to improve it – free of charge – through the Software Sustainability Institute’s (SSI) Open Call for Projects. The call closes on April 29th 2016.

Apply at SSI website.

You can ask for their help to improve your research software, your development practices, or your community of users and contributors (or all three!). You may want to improve the sustainability or reproducibility of your software, and need an assessment to see what to do next. Perhaps you need guidance or development effort to help improve specific aspects or make better use of infrastructure.

SSI accept submissions from any discipline, in relation to research software at any level of maturity, and are particularly keen to attract applications from BBSRC and ESRC funding areas.

The Software Sustainability Institute is a national facility funded by the EPSRC. Since 2010, the Institute’s Research Software Group has assisted over 50 projects across all the UK Research Councils. In an ongoing survey, 93% of our previous collaborators indicated they were “very satisfied” with the results of the work. To see how they have helped others, you can check out their portfolio of past and current projects.

A typical Open Call project runs between one and six months, during which time we work with successful applicants to create and implement a tailored work plan. You can submit an application to the Open Call at any time, which only takes a few minutes, at SSI website.

SSI are also interested in partnering on proposals. If you would like to know more about the Open Call, or explore options for partnership, please get in touch at info@software.ac.uk.

Are you a Research Software Engineer?

The Software Sustainability Institute are seeking the community’s help with their campaign for Research Software Engineers (RSE) in academia. They would like anyone involved in supporting researchers to take 10 minutes to complete their short survey.

The study asks broad questions to capture different aspects of the RSE career. Some questions may not appear directly related to RSEs but are essential to build a complete picture of the community.  Assistance in distributing the survey as widely as possible would be gratefully received.


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