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Pedro Saleiro <[log in to unmask]>
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Pedro Saleiro <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 9 Apr 2019 03:59:48 +0000
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Dear all:
(Apologies for cross-posting, please forward to your students and colleagues)

We invite candidates to register for the 2nd UPTEC School on the Future of Computing, to be held from July 1st to 5th 2019 in Porto, Portugal:

The goal of this school is to provide participants with a theoretical and practical introduction to core state-of-the-art computing technologies, as well as to various emerging non-conventional technologies that will likely support the future of computing over the next years.

Following the steps of the 1st edition (, in this 2nd edition of the Summer School on the Future of Computing, we will gather specialists from several fields of computations to share their knowledge and vision about the future of computing. This year, besides seminars and presentations covering various theoretical aspect of emerging computing technologies, we will have a set of hands-on sessions where participants will learn how to program such new computing technologies.

Additionally, as part of the broader vision on the future of computing we wish to encourage, we will be holding a number of talks and panels on topics related with the social, environmental and ethical implications of these emerging technologies.

We hope that this school provides students with a productive combination of technical knowledge, hands-on experience and insightful outlooks about the major trends in computing technologies, so that they can become themselves active participants in the construction of their future.

* GPU-Accelerated Computing
* Neuromorphic Computing
* Quantum Computing
* Biological and Chemical Computing
* History of Computation
* Social, Environmental and Ethical aspects of Computing

This school is intended for people who are interested in learning the fundamentals of current and emerging computer technologies, specially non-conventional ones. The school aims at gathering participants with different backgrounds and with different roles in the broader technological landscape, but who all wish to be builders of the future. More specifically, we specially invite to this [log in to unmask]:

* PhD and MsC students, Researchers in Academia and Industry;
* Entrepreneurs, cloud providers, software companies in general;
* Venture capital, research funding agencies;
* Governmental agencies, policy makers.

Confirmed speakers:
* Alexantrou Serb: Zepler Institute, University of Southampton;
* Christoph Flamm: Institute for Theoretical Chemistry, University of Vienna
* Cristiana Dinea: NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute
* Damien Woods: Hamilton Institute, Maynooth University
* David Lester: School of Computer Science, University of Manchester
* Luca Cardelli: University of Oxford
* Luis Antunes: University of Porto
* Marco Pistoia: IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
* Marcos Cuzziol: Instituto Itau Cultural, Brasil
* Melika Payvand: Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich
* Michael Hopkins: SpiNNaker group, University of Manchester
* Miguel Ramalho: INESC TEC, University of Porto
* Teixeira Coelho: University of São Paulo
* Shaohan Hu: IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
* Veronica Orvalho: Didimo

More to be announced soon. Check out:

April 30th - End of Early Registration
June 30th - End of Late Registration
July 1st -  2nd Summer School on the Future of Computing begins!!!

(Do not include travel, accommodation, and meal expenses. Includes coffee breaks):

Full week (Early Registration):
* University of Porto (Students, Researchers, Staff, etc) : € 90 + VAT
* Academia (Students, Researchers, Staff, etc): € 150 + VAT
* Industry and General Audience: € 390 + VAT

Single Day (Early Registration):  € 100 + VAT

We will not provide accommodation but there are multiple options in downtown Porto.
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