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WHPC 2023 : 17th Annual Women in HPC Workshop: Diversity and Inclusivity for All


When Nov 13, 2023 - Nov 13, 2023
Where Denver, CO
Submission Deadline Aug 18, 2023
Notification Due Sep 8, 2023
Final Version Due Nov 10, 2023
Categories    HPC   women   diversity   inclusion

Call For Papers

**17th Annual Women in HPC Workshop: Diversity and Inclusivity for All**
Monday, November 13th, 2023
Denver, Colorado, USA


The WHPC workshop aims to raise awareness and address issues around
diversity and inclusion within the HPC community and workforce. Lack
of diversity in the workforce is a challenge that the entire
supercomputing industry faces. Research shows that diverse teams have
increased productivity, creativity, problem-solving, and scientific
output. Thus, addressing the lack of diversity should be as important
to the community as reaching exascale. The HPC community is only just
beginning to measure how ‘leaky’ our pipeline is; particularly for
women, attrition rates likely align with the general tech community
figures: 41% of women working in tech eventually end up leaving the
field (compared to just 17% of men).

Traditionally, our workshop series has focused on gender diversity and
issues primarily facing women. This year, we aim to increase the
emphasis on diversity and inclusion of both women and men from
underrepresented groups. This workshop is a key step in addressing one
aspect of the underrepresentation of various minorities: helping to
retain diverse employees in the field and providing them with the
tools to prosper and excel.

A cornerstone of our workshop is inviting submissions from early
career persons who identify as a member of an underrepresented group
to present their work in HPC as a short lightning talk. For those who
are chosen to present, there will be the opportunity to meet with
leaders and employers from across the HPC community at this workshop,
giving you an opportunity to discuss your work with them.

Submissions for talks are invited as extended abstracts (up to 2
pages) in any area that utilizes High-Performance Computing.
Successful authors will be asked to provide a version of their work
highlighting its goals, accomplishments, and impact to present on no
more than three slides. Authors are also expected to give a short
lightning talk (3 minutes) at the workshop itself.

We encourage anyone from an underrepresented group who considers
themselves to be ‘early career’ (i.e., still studying, within five
years of graduation, or within five years of transition into the
field) to participate. However, this opportunity is open to help
everyone who feels they may benefit from presenting their work,
irrespective of career stage. As HPC is a large community that
encompasses many different roles, we welcome both technical and
non-technical contributors to submit about their work in order to
broaden the knowledge of all those to attend our workshop.

Submissions are invited on all topics relating to HPC from users and
developers. All abstracts should emphasize the impact of the work,
such as the problem you are seeking to solve, the community benefits
from investigating this work with or alongside HPC, the computational
resources and/or facilities used, any challenges noted and/or
overcome, as well as any other challenges you wish to highlight.

There are three key areas we would like you to highlight in your
lightning talk. These are:
- objectives of the work being discussed;
- accomplishments so far;
- goals of the work.

You will be asked to send us your slides in advance of the workshop.
Details to be made available on that process soon.

See details for the submission on:

WHPC@SC'23 is even launching a travel fellowship, made possible by
WHPC Champion Do IT Now, for TWO of the successful applicants with up
to US$3,750 reimbursable travel per recipient.

Networking: build your HPC network, and meet peers and potential employers.
Advice and mentoring: Receive expert advice and mentorship to help
prepare for your presentation, including slides, how to structure a
lightning talk for effective communication and how to make the most of
the networking time afterwards.

Good luck, and we hope to see you presenting in Denver this November!

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