Latin American Women in High Performance Computing (LA-WHPC) Workshop

About the Workshop

Location: Edificio Franklin Chang, Pavas, San José, Costa Rica
Date: Tuesday September 24, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4pm

This workshop aims to bring together women working on High-Performance Computing and BioInspired Processing, as well as related areas. This space is design to improve the visibility of Women as role models in this field either working for the industry or the academy and to catalyze the interaction and networking between students, researchers, and professionals.

A special invitation is extended to all those interested in participating in this space, especially University students with a particular interest in Cloud Computing, simulation, bioinformatics, data science, parallel computing, accelerators, machine learning, and how women are developing their work in these areas. Walk-ins will be welcome as the workshop has no fee for participation.


1:00-1:10 Welcome (Carla Osthoff, Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica, Brazil)
1:10-1:50 Short Talks (RLadies, Stefany Solano)
1:50-2:00 Break
2:00-2:55 Short Talks (Natalia Coto, Carolina Montoya, CNCA Case)
2:55-3:05 Poster Presentation
3:05-4:10 Discussion Panel (Lilliana Sancho, Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Costa Rica, Paola Buitargo, Maria Pantoja, Kary Ocaña, Paula Verghelet, Liliana Barbosa)
4:10-4:20 Adjourn

Important Dates

  • Extended abstract submission deadline: August 16, 2019

  • Extended abstract author notification: August 30, 2019

  • Camera-ready version: September 13, 2019

  • Workshop date: September 24, 2019


  • Contribution of women in HPC

  • Cloud Computing

  • Simulation

  • Bioinformatics

  • Data science

  • Parallel computing

  • Accelerators

  • Machine learning

Submission Guidelines

  • Extended Abstracts Submissions could be in English or Spanish.

  • Documents should not exceed 5 pages (including references).

  • They must be formatted in the Tecnología en Marcha style:

  • All submitted research abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers.

  • Only contributions that are not submitted elsewhere or currently under review will be considered.

  • Only accepted contributions that are presented at the workshop will be included in the proceedings. Remote presentations will not be allowed.

  • Extended Abstract submission is handled electronically with Springer’s Online Conference System:

  • All abstracts accepted for publication will be included in the CARLA 2019 Proceedings, to be published in Tecnología en Marcha, which is abstracted/indexed in SciELO.

Workshop Chairs

Carla Osthoff, Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica, Brazil
Liliana Ibeth Barbosa Santillán, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico

Copyright © Carla 2019