November 29, 2021 to December 3, 2021
Virtual and IBS Science Culture Center, Daejeon, South Korea
Asia/Seoul timezone

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ACAT 2021 is coming and abstract submission is open!

The 20th International Workshop on Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in Physics Research (ACAT 2021) will take place between Monday, November 29 and Friday, December 3 2021 as a combined virtual and physical event at IBS Science Culture Center in Daejeon, South Korea. We hope to see you there!

The 20th edition of ACAT will — once again — bring together computational experts from a wide range of disciplines, including particle-, nuclear-, astro-, and accelerator-physics as well as high performance computing. Through this unique forum, we will explore the areas where these disciplines overlap with computer science, fostering the exchange of ideas related to cutting-edge computing, data-analysis, and theoretical-calculation technologies.

AI Decoded: Towards Sustainable, Diverse, Performant and Effective Scientific Computing

ACAT 2021’s theme will be about the frontiers and limits of AI and explore how we can develop sustainable techniques that can be widely used on a diverse range of computing architectures, in particular the exploitation of co-processors and High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities, to optimise the processing and analysis of scientific data. We are ready to accept abstracts, both on this theme and all other science and computing topics!


ACAT Workshops have plenary and parallel sessions during the five-day conference.The parallel sessions cover the following areas:

  • Track 1: Computing Technology for Physics Research, including languages, paradigms, architectures, virtualisation, networking and online computing. 
  • Track 2: Data Analysis - Algorithms and Tools, including machine learning, analysis techniques, simulation, reconstruction and visualisation methods, and future ideas such as quantum computing.
  • Track 3: Computations in Theoretical Physics: Techniques and Methods, including automatic systems, higher order calculations, computer algebra techniques, and theoretical and simulation aspects of computational physics.

This edition of ACAT will emphasise Machine Learning; though just like previous ACATs we hope that a wide variety of experimental and theoretical topics will be discussed.


Abstract submission is open from now until 12 September 2021. Click here for a detailed overview of the scientific programme.

Click here to submit your abstract.


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Local Committee chairs

Soonwook Hwang, KISTI

Doris Yangsoo Kim, Soongsil University