NEC’2019 Symposium was launched in Montenegro

News, 30 September 2019

On 30 September 2019, the 27th Symposium on Nuclear Electronics and Computing – NEC’2019 was launched in Budva (Montenegro), a picturesque Adriatic coastal resort. It is the second time the event is held there.

Photo by Evgeny Goryachkin, JINR Scientific and Information Department

JINR has been traditionally organizing these Symposia since 1963. Moreover, it is the 10th time JINR and CERN jointly organize it. Almost 200 participants from 15 countries have come to the NEC’2019. The event will last until 4 October.

At the festive opening of the NEC’2019, Co-Chairman of the organizing committee, LIT Director V. V. Korenkov opened the conference. JINR Director Academician V. A. Matveev on behalf of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and Advisor to the CERN Director-General T. Kurtyka on behalf of CERN welcomed participants of the event. A. I. Khrgian (Montenegro) greeted the audience on behalf of the local organizing committee. Representatives of sponsoring organizations of the Symposium, namely IBS Platformix, Niagara, Intel, RSC, CISCO, Dell, and ItCost, also delivered their welcoming speeches. Later on, JINR Director Academician V. A. Matveev and JINR Vice-Director B. Yu. Sharkov opened the programme of plenary sessions with their reports.

The Symposium covers the fields of advanced computing and network technologies, distributed computing as well as GRID and cloud computing and nuclear electronics. The scientific programme of the event is traditionally distinguished by high-level reports by prominent scientists and the scientific youth. It has been highly appreciated by specialists in the field and representatives of relevant companies.

The key goal of the Symposium is a complex discussion of issues concerning models and the architecture of computing as well as the development of the programme environment to manage tasks, data, processes of future large-scale megaprojects. That is why leading specialists of numerous international projects have been invited to participate.

The organizers of the NEC symposia traditionally pay particular attention to young scientists and specialists. The previous NEC conferences attracted an impressive number of young participants, their number reached one-third of the total number of participants. Following the tradition, the international student school “Big Data mining and distributed systems” is organized in the frames of the Symposium. Chairman of the organizing committee V. V. Korenkov launched the School on 29 September.