Diversity at ISC High Performance

ISC High Performance is recognized internationally for its strength in bringing together different academic and commercial disciplines to share knowledge in the field of high performance computing. With our first event dating back over 30 years, we’ve created a community spanning the globe. Over that period we have welcomed attendees from over 80 countries, which has made ISC a highly diverse event.

But in other aspects our community is less diverse, especially with regard to gender. Women remain underrepresented in the STEM workforce, including that of HPC. This also is apparent at conferences like ISC, where only 10 to 15 percent of attendees are women. To help females who do work in our industry have a stronger representation at community gatherings, we have appointed STFC Hartree Centre’s Alison Kennedy as ISC 2017 Diversity Chair and introduced specific goals to increase gender diversity in our conference program.

Our top-level goals for 2017 are summarized below:

Status Quo (ISC 2016)

Goal ISC 2017

Diversity Goals 2017