Proud and Strong in Computing Conference

Europe/Berlin (Online)



Welcome to the 1st Proud and Strong in Computing Conference!

While many may think, that we have come far in matters of anti-discrimination and diversity, the sad truth is: we have a long way to go.
With this event we want to create a platform to increase the visibility of underrepresented groups in the field of super computing and discuss measures and opportunities to foster welcoming atmosphere for everyone in our community.
Together we want to create a platform for (multiply) marginalized persons in the HPC-environment for networking, open discussions and presentation of their research.

If you want to contribute please submit an abstract:

  • present initiatives and best practices to increase diversity in your team and in research.
  • share your experiences in the community
  • show off your research and show the world that our community can grow even stronger through increasing diversity.

Also talks from the fields of gender studies, social studies, economics and ethics are welcome.

A panel discussion and a conference dinner will give us the opportunity to discuss and get to know the various perspectives in our community.

Contributing and Registration

The Call for Contribution and submission of abstracts are now closed. Please refer to the submission page for details on the tracks and submission guidelines.

To register, simply vote in this poll


The workshop is free of charge. When registering, you acknowledge the PSCC Code of Conduct and will adhere to it during the conference. You also acknowledge the GWDG Privacy Notice.

    • 2:00 PM 2:05 PM
      Welcome 5m
    • 2:05 PM 2:15 PM
      Objectives of the PSCC 10m
    • 2:15 PM 2:45 PM
      Discussion about the conference format 30m
    • 2:45 PM 3:15 PM
      Talk: Gender equality in computer science 30m
    • 3:15 PM 3:30 PM
      Break 15m
    • 3:30 PM 4:10 PM
      Speed Dating 40m
    • 4:10 PM 4:40 PM
      Keynote by Sarah Neuwirth: Woman in HPC 30m
    • 4:40 PM 5:00 PM
      Scientific presentation I by Anna Kahler: Improving MD performance on HPC clusters through in-depth hardware knowledge and advanced program usage 20m
    • 5:00 PM 5:20 PM
      Scientific presentation II by Maxi Schulz: Challenges in the adoption of AI-based prediction models in healthcare practice 20m
    • 5:20 PM 5:40 PM
      Talk by Ruth Partzsch: Diversity creates a stronger community - Networking in the field of HPC 20m
    • 5:40 PM 6:00 PM
      Networking and Closing remarks 20m