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4th Annual Commonwealth Computational Summit (CCS) October 12-16, 2020

October 12, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - October 16, 2020 @ 4:30 pm


The University of Kentucky’s Center for Computational Sciences (CCS) is hosting the 4th Annual Commonwealth Computational Summit (CCS) Via Zoom (a virtual Summit) the week of October 12-16, 2020.  In order to minimize Zoom fatigue, the Summit will last only 3 hours per day (1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern). 


If you are interested in topics such as AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, HPC, Big Data, Data Mining, Informatics/Bioinformatics, Complex Modeling and Simulation, Cloud Computing or new Future Technologies then come join us for the Virtual Commonwealth Computational Summit!  This event is open to all university faculty and graduate students across the Commonwealth (and our region) as well as to industry participants interested in computational engineering, science, data analytics, and future technologies. The Summit’s agenda includes keynote speakers from academia, industry and the government, technical talks from faculty and industry, special sessions on OpenStack and the Kentucky Cyberteam, and a poster competition for graduate students (with prizes)!  And it is FREE!



Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors the event is FREE, but you must register to attend!  You can register as a participant, a prospective speaker (see Call for Speakers below), or a poster presenter (see Call for Posters below).   For more information and to register:


NOTE: during the actual Summit virtual event you will access the Summit’s webpage and select the session/links of interest to you.  You will only be able to access the program’s session links if you have registered.


Call for Speakers (Lightning Talks)

Are you doing exciting research in one of the following Summit topic areas:

1.     High-Performance Computing, Modeling and Simulations, Computational Science and Engineering

2.     Data Science, Big Data Analytics, Textual Analytics, and Data Mining

3.     Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and New Technologies


We are looking for faculty to give 10-minute lightning talks to inform others about your research, explore challenges, and build research collaborative interests across our regional institutions. Please register and submit a title and abstract for your lightning talk at https://summit.ccs.uky.edu/ .

Select Registration and follow instructions for Call for Speakers.   Following your submission, you will be contacted regarding any further needed details and speaking session selection results.


Call for Posters

Are you a Masters or PhD student in the Commonwealth of Kentucky (or in our region) doing research related to our Summit’s topic areas:  HPC, Modeling and Simulation, Computational Science, Data Science, Data Analytics, Data Mining, AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning or related new technologies?  Would you like to present a poster at our Summit, expand your resume/vita and win prices including a paid registration for the National Supercomputing Conference in November?  If so, please register and submit a title and abstract for your poster at: https://summit.ccs.uky.edu/ .

Select Registration and follow instructions for Poster Competition.   Following your submission, you will be contacted regarding any further needed details and poster session selection results.  NOTE: Postdoctoral students are welcome to compete as well.


Important Dates

Deadline for poster competition submission: Friday, October 2, 2020
Deadline for speaker (lightning talks) abstract submission: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Poster acceptance notification: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Speaker selection notification: Monday, October 5, 2020
Summit Begins: Monday, October 12, 2020, 1:30 pm Eastern


If you have an interest in helping the summit, consider participating in one of the following ways:


1.     Become a Summit Sponsor – $1000 (Gold), $500 (Silver), or $250 (Bronze) – Sponsorships help cover the cost of the virtual summit and, most importantly, the cost of the prizes for the winning graduate students.   The more sponsorships we have, the more students we can support!  Check out: https://summit.ccs.uky.edu/ (and select sponsors for more information about sponsor benefits – tech talks, break out rooms)


2.     If you have expertise in computation, data analytics, and future technologies – volunteer to be a judge for the graduate student post-competition.  Contact Tony Elam, tony.elam@uky.edu.


3.     Promote and disseminate information about our Summit – tell your friends in academia and industry!   This Summit is FOR Kentucky and our Region!  Spread the word!


SPONSORS (so far): A BIG Thank you!

Gold: Dell, Intel, PierGroup/HPE, UK Department of Computer Science

Silver:  Spectra Logic


Please address all questions to:
Tony Elam                               Office phone: (859) 257-2326
Associate Director, CCS          Cell phone: (713) 859-9860

University of Kentucky            Email: tony.elam@uky.edu


October 12, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
October 16, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
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