Women in Data Science and High Performance Computing (WDSHPC18)

December 17, 2018





While the HPC and data science research offers an unprecedented opportunity for growth in science, education, commerce, and communication, it also opens up new challenges and opportunities of engaging women. This workshop will provide a forum to bring together researchers discussing advanced methods in data analytics and will deal with practical applications where these can be used with key contributions from women scientists. The goal of this workshop is to bring together the state of the art research in the context of broadening participation from women researchers. Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research manuscripts that demonstrate current research in all areas of high performance computing, data and analytics. In addition, topics relevant to broadening participation from women will be invited. Example topics include but are not limited to:


  • Analytics in application areas such as: wireless mobile networks, financial services, transportation, implantable medical devices, bioinformatics

  • Core Data Analytics approaches for heterogeneous data, spatio-temporal data and image data

  • Opportunities and challenges for Women researchers

  • Education in areas of Data Science and HPC 

  • Parallel and distributed computing, algorithms or tools for improving code performance on multi-node clusters.


Manuscript Guidelines

Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed ten (10) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5×11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references. See style templates for details:


LaTex Package (ZIP)

Word Package (ZIP)


Electronic submissions must be in the form of a readable PDF file. All manuscripts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and evaluated on originality, relevance of the problem to the conference theme, technical strength, rigor in analysis, quality of results, and organization and clarity of presentation of the paper.


Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference.


Presentation of an accepted paper at the workshop is a requirement of publication. Any paper that is not presented at the conference will not be included in  proceedings.


Workshop Agenda

Coming soon …..


Submission Portal

 Easy chair link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=widshpc18


Important Dates                                                                         

August 30, 2018:  Abstract Submission deadline                                         

September 9, 2018: Paper Submission deadline
September 26, 2018: Author Notification                                

October 3, 2018: Camera Ready Paper submission                                        


Organising Committee 

Vandana Janeja, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

Nitya Hariharan, Intel, India

P. Chitra, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India


Program Committee Members :

Karuna P. Joshi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Vijay Atluri, Rutgers University

Nabanita Das, Advanced Computing & Microelectronics Unit Indian Statistical Institute 

Yelena Yesha, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Sonali Agarwal, Indian Institute of Information Technology – Allahabad 

Ranjani Parthasarathi, Anna University, Chennai

Hemangee Kapoor, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati 

Jyotsna Khemka, Intel

Lucy Erickson, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow 


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