ACES - Workshop on Advanced Computing for Earth Sciences

Scope: The future of humankind depends largely on building a more sustainable world. This workshop focuses on the relevant application areas such as climate change, ocean modeling, space exploration and energy systems, as well as on underlying CS technologies such as computing platforms for large scale modeling and simulation and systems for archiving, processing, curating, analysing, and disseminating vast amounts of data.

The workshop features invited speakers renowned for their research on computational sustainability, simulation and modelling of complex geophysical systems, the ocean and its role in the global climate system, sea unmanned vehicles, Earth and planetary computational science, big data analytics, and infrastructures for scientific applications.

The discussions at this workshop will help to set future research directions for the new International Research Center to be established in the Azores (AIR Center) by the Portuguese government, focusing particularly on the North and South Atlantic.

Sustainability ::: Space Exploration ::: Ocean Sensing ::: Climate Change ::: Energy Systems ::: Big Data ::: High Performance Computing

Keynote Speakers

Arvind

  MIT
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Bill R. Magro

  Intel@Urbana-Champaign
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Carla Gomes

  Cornell University
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Chris Hill

  MIT
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Omar Ghattas

  University of Texas at Austin
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Patrick Heimbach

  University of Texas at Austin
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Stefano Castruccio

  Notre Dame University
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Vipin Kumar

  University of Minnesota
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AIR Center Session

Manuel Heitor

  Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education

Invited Speakers

Bruno Vilaça dos Anjos

  IPMA
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Eduardo Silva

  ISEP / INESC TEC
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Fernando P. Lima

  CIBIO
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Gianmaria Sannino

  ENEA, Italy
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Ignacio López

  Deputy Technical Director at CESGA
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José da Silva

  University of Porto
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João Borges de Sousa

  University of Porto
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Miguel Bessa

  TU Delft
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Nuno Catarino

  Deimos Engenharia
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Orfeu Bertolami

  University of Porto
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Pedro Camanho

  University of Porto
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Pedro Jorge

  INESC TEC
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Schedule

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Hour
8:15 - 9:15 Registration
9:15 - 9:45 Opening
9:45 - 10:30 Data challenges in multi-vehicle coordination for ocean observation
João Borges de Sousa  University of Porto
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Ocean state and parameter estimation in support of an Atlantic Ocean Observing System
Patrick Heimbach  University of Texas at Austin
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Computational Sustainability
Carla Gomes  Cornell University
15:00 - 15:30 A very high-resolution integrated Mediterranean and Black Sea ocean circulation model.
Gianmaria Sannino  ENEA, Italy
15:30 - 16:00 GeoLIBS: Advanced spectroscopy for real-time identification, classification and quantification of complex minerals.
Pedro Jorge  INESC TEC
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00 Big Data in Climate: Opportunities and Challenges for Machine Learning
Vipin Kumar  University of Minnesota
Hour
9:00 - 10:30 Modeling the Atlantic ocean at internal wave admitting resolutions.
Chris Hill  MIT
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Stochastic Approximations of Climate Modes: How can Statistics Save Computational and Storage Resources
Stefano Castruccio  Notre Dame University
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Learning from data through the lens of models: Scalable algorithms for Bayesian inverse problems
Omar Ghattas  University of Texas at Austin
15:30 - 16:00 Climate change and biogeographic patterns along the European coast: a multi-scale and multidisciplinary approach
Fernando P. Lima  CIBIO
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:15 AIR Center Session.
Manuel Heitor, Minister MCTES
17:15 - 18:00 Panel session on the AIR Center initiative.
Moderator: José Manuel Mendonça, INESC TEC
Hour
9:00 - 9:45 An accelerator to aggregate key-value pairs for graph analytics using NAND flash storage.
Arvind  MIT
9:45 - 10:30 CESGA, Advance Computing in Galicia for a wide R&D&I community
Ignacio López  Deputy Technical Director at CESGA
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Toward Exascale: Key Challenges and Requirements.
Bill R. Magro  Intel@Urbana-Champaign
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 On Small Satellites for Oceanography
Orfeu Bertolami  University of Porto
14:30 - 15:00 IP Sentinel - A National Source of Satellite Data
Bruno Vilaça dos Anjos  IPMA
15:00 - 15:30 Localization and Mapping in dynamic underwater environments
Eduardo Silva  ISEP / INESC TEC
15:30 - 16:00 Internal Solitary Waves in the Ocean: a synergistic study with satellite ocean sensing, in situ measurements and advanced numerical
José da Silva  University of Porto
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:00 The role of Computational Mechanics in the development of a new generation of advanced materials and structures for space applications.
Pedro Camanho  University of Porto
17:00 - 17:30 Earth Observation data systems in support of the Sustainable Development Goals
Nuno Catarino  Deimos Engenharia
17:30 - 18:00 Design of ultra-thin composite structures by Bayesian machine learning and genetic optimization
Miguel Bessa  TU Delft

Registration

Registrations are open until the 11th of December. They include attendance of all sessions, coffee breaks and lunches.

Registration fees:

  Students* Regular
Fees 50€ 100€
* Students must provide their student-ID at the registration desk upon arrival.


We have a limit on the number of registrations (100 attendees), please register early!

All participants will receive a letter of confirmation within three working days via e-mail after we receive the payment.

Organizing Commitee and Advisory Board

Fernando Silva
Fernando Silva
University of Porto
 
Keshav Pingalli
Keshav Pingalli
University of Texas Austin
 
Alberto Proença
Alberto Proença
University of Minho
 

Partners / Sponsors

Venue

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto

Rua Campo Alegre 1021/1055
4169-007 Porto, Portugal
+351 220 402 900

How to get to the venue with public transportation

  • By subway: the nearest subway station is "Casa da Música" (lines A, B, C and E) at a walking distance of about 15m. For more information see the official page: "Metro do Porto" (system map in PDF)
  • By bus: the nearest bus stop is "Casa das Artes", served by four different regular lines: 200, 204, 207 and 504. This stop is right in front of the venue. For more information see the official page: STCP - Porto Public Bus (lines map)
  • By train: Porto's main train stations are "S. Bento" and "Campanhã". Both are served by subway stations. Line 207 also passes through both train stations and the bus stop at the venue.

Contacts

Workshop Organization

General Email
aces17@dcc.fc.up.pt

Local Arrangements Chair

Alexandra Ferreira / Isabel Gonçalves
dcc.sec@fc.up.pt
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