With the “Proud and Strong in Computing Conference” (PSCC) we want to create a platform to increase the visibility of underrepresented groups in the field of scientific and high-performance computing and discuss measures and opportunities to foster a welcoming athomosphere for everyone in our community. Together we want to create a platform for (multiply) marginalized persons in the HPC-environment for networking, open discussions and presentation of their research. To achieve this, the conference is designed with a multi-disciplinary approach.

You can contribute to the conference by

Research Track: Proud and Strong through Diversity

If your research is concerned with diversity in research - in computer sciences, cognate disciplines or in general - we would love to hear from you! In this track, especially talks from the fields of

  • gender studies,
  • social studies,
  • economics,
  • ethics,
  • and related,

are welcome.

Track: Best Practices for Employers

In this track, we offer a stage for best practices of employers regarding diversity. This track is strongly related to the panel discussion. Please consider contributing a talk describing:

  • your challenges establishing a diverse workforce,
  • best practices in your institute or company in the employment process,
  • best practices in your institute or company for a welcoming atmosphere.

Track: Personal Experiences

In this track we would like to hear your experiences - bad and good - as a member of an underrepresented group in scientific computing. We think it is necessary for employers to learn from first-hand experiences. And most likely they will not get it from their employees. This track focusses on the exchange of experiences across different companies and intitutes. Please consider contributing a talk in this track presenting:

  • your experiences as a member of an underrespresented group in scientific computing and cognate disciplines,
  • your experiences as a caring relative or as a parent.

How does belonging to an underrepresented group influence your work or research? How does it influence the choice of your job? Have you experienced a very welcoming atmosphere somewhere? What was so special or different there?

Research Track: Scientific Computing

We welcome scientific talks from all areas of scientific computing that you like to share in a welcoming environment, including, but not limited to,

  • life sciences,
  • digital humanities,
  • AI,
  • deep and machine learning,
  • numerics,
  • physics and chemistry.

While your presentation should focus on the scientific content, we also welcome some aspects of proud and strong in computing during the talk. Maybe your personal background contributed in a special way to your research? Maybe you made positive or negative experiences?

To contribute, please follow the instructions on the Indico Call for Abstracts page.