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22 March 2018

ECIT – Queen’s Electronics, Communications and Information Technology institute – is to host two major international computer conferences this year, looking at the latest systems and software and scalable computing.

ISPASS – a leading international conference on computing systems – will be held at Queen’s from 2-4 April 2018.

The conference has been organised by the Global Research Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) at Queen’s.

The IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS) is a leading forum for sharing advanced academic and industrial work focused on performance analysis of computer systems and software.

The conference, has already attracted world-class researchers in computing systems architectures from all over the world, including the US, the Netherlands, Greece and the UK. Speakers will explore a range of themes, including datacentres, power and energy efficiency of computing systems, graphics processors, and emerging big data workloads.

And in September, the IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster2018), which is a major international forum in scalable computing, is also being organised by ECIT.

From 10-13 September 2018, researchers will present and share recent accomplishments and technological developments in the fields of cluster and cloud computing for scientific and commercial applications.

Cluster 2018 involves participants (researchers, developers, and users) from academia, industry, laboratories, and commerce, coming together to discuss recent advances and trends in apps, networks, programming and systems software and data (storage and visualisation). It will focus on the challenges ahead in trying to make future datacentres scalable, efficient, and more functional.

Professor Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, General Chair of ISPASS 2018 and CLUSTER 2018, and Director of ECIT at Queen’s, commented: “We are privileged to host these premier conferences in Belfast. ISPASS and CLUSTER attract world leading researchers to present the latest advances on the bleeding edge of computing technologies for taming the data deluge.”

ECIT was established in 2003 at the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen’s. Its four research clusters cover areas such as system-on-chip, digital communications, speech, image & vision systems and high frequency electronics. The Institute is also home to the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), the UK’s largest university cyber security research lab.

More information on the conferences is available at ISPASS and Cluster2018.

Media inquiries to Emma Gallagher at Queen’s University Communications Office, tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5384.

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