18th International Workshop on Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in Physics Research
The 18th edition of ACAT will bring together experts to explore and confront the boundaries of computing, automated data analysis, and theoretical calculation technologies, in particle and nuclear physics, astronomy and astrophysics, cosmology, accelerator science and beyond. ACAT provides a unique forum where these disciplines overlap with computer science, allowing for the exchange of ideas and the discussion of cutting-edge computing, data analysis and theoretical calculation technologies in fundamental physics research.
There is a fundamental shift occurring in how computing is used in research in general and data analysis in particular. The abundance of cheap, powerful, easy to use computing power in the form of CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, etc., has changed the role of computing in physics research over the last decade. The rise of new techniques, like deep learning, means the changes promise to keep coming. Please join us to explore these future changes, and learn about new algorithms and ideas and trends in scientific computing physics. Most of all, join us for the discussions and the sharing of expertise in the field.
The ACAT series was originally called AIHENP, Artificial Intelligence in High Energy and Nuclear Physics. Machine Learning, long existing within our field, now has a very active community outside it. As a result, more progress than ever has been made driving Machine Learning forward. ACAT is a forum for discussing all types of cutting edge uses of computing in physics, we will have several plenaries and panel discussions focusing on Machine Learning at this edition of ACAT.
This edition of ACAT takes place on the main Seattle campus of the University of Washington, in Alder Hall. A 40 minute light-rail ride from the Airport, the hall is located walking distance from a number of hotels and dorm rooms. Light-rail provides easy access to the rest of Seattle.
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Many people have worked together to bring you this conference! The organization page has some details. D. Perret-Gallix is chair of the International Advisory Committee, F. Carminati is chair of the Scientific Program Committee, G. Watts is the chair of the Local Organizing Committee. Track 1 (Computing Technology) is organized by Niko Neufeld (Chair), Graeme Stewart, Mira Girone, Shih-Chieh Hsu. Track 2 (Data Analysis) is organized by Sergei Gleyzer (Chair), Gregory Golovanov, Andy Haas, Toby Burnett, and Track 3 (Computations in Theory) is organized by Ayres Freitas, Stephen Jones, Fukuko Yuasa.