8/12/2017: Workshop on "After Digital? - Emerging Computing Paradigms"


Invitation to the Workshop on "After Digital? - Emerging Computing Paradigms"


Date and Time: December 8, 2017: 10.10 am - 6.00 pm followed by an apéro

Location: Mediensaal Collegium Helveticum, STW B 2.4, Schmelzbergstrasse 25, 8092 Zürich



10.10 am - 10.15 am Introduction by Petros Koumoutsakos

10.15 am - 11.00 am "Cambrian Explosion of Computing in the Post-Moore Era"

                                Talk by Satoshi Matsuoka (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

11.00 am - 11.45 am "SpiNNaker - biologically-inspired massively-parallel computing"

                                Talk by Steve Furber (University of Manchester)

11.45 am -  1.15 pm Lunch break

  1.15 pm -  2.00 pm "Quantum computers - models, applications, platforms"

                               Talk by Frank Wilhelm-Mauch (Universität des Saarlandes)

  2.00 pm -  2.45 pm "Overcoming the Power Wall by Exploiting Application Inexactness"

                               Talk by Sven Leyffer (Argonne National Laboratory)

  2.45 pm -  3.00 pm Coffee break

  3.00 pm -  3.45 pm "Crowdsourcing as a Tool for Research and Public Engagement"

                               Talk by Edith Law (University of Waterloo)

  3.45 pm -  4.30 pm "Scale-dependent reduced precision for weather and climate modelling"

                               Talk by Tim Palmer (University of Oxford)

  4.30 pm -  5.00 pm Break

  5.00 pm -  6.00 pm Round Table Discussion

  6.00 pm Apéro


Please click here to view the abstracts.


Organisers: Jan Hesthaven (EPFL), Petros Koumoutsakos (ETH Zürich) and Olaf Schenk (USI)


This event is in context with the Collegium Helveticum Program in Digital Societies (poster and booklet).


The event is open to the public. Since the number is limited, registration is necessary and will be processed in the order of arrival. Please register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Susanne Lewis). Deadline is December 4, 2017.