EMiT is returning to the UK in December 2017 with a day long workshop on the 13th of December 2017 including hands-on quantum computing training! 

We are currently looking for people to speak at the workshop! Spaces are limited but if you are interested in presenting your work on scientific applications on the latest emerging technology or your developments to the technology itself then please email an abstract (no greater than 300 words) to before the 31st of October 2017. Selected submissions will be asked to give a short (15 minute) presentation at the workshop and will be published in a book of abstracts.

This will be hosted by the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) sponsored annual technology conference Computing Insight UK at the Manchester Central conference centre in Manchester, UK. This year the theme of CIUK is Joining Up the UK e-Infrastructure with a two-day technical and scientific programme of invited and submitted talks around the subject. There will also be an exhibitors hall with a mix of the largest and most innovative computing manufacturers and re-sellers in the UK.

The first EMiT workshop is planned as a start to a new series, with the main conference event running alongside. This year will see an exciting morning of talks around applied science on emerging technology as well as around the technology itself. The afternoon will then see a hands-on practical workshop around quantum computing and will involve expert tuition on the subject as well as practical experience of using cloud-based quantum computing!


Registration for EMiT@CIUK is included in the registration fee for CIUK itself. This is priced at £59 before October the 31st 2017 and then at £99 thereafter and includes full access to the CIUK scientific programme and the main exhibition hall on both the 12th and 13th of December as well as the EMiT@CIUK workshop on the 13th of December. Refreshments are also included in the price on both days. Further details and registration can be found here.

The EMiT organising committee looks forward to welcoming you to this exciting new chapter in the EMiT series!


Computational hardware is changing rapidly. Two decades ago, all we needed to know was the speed of upcoming hardware, not its form or the state of its software frameworks. This is no longer true with new and novel highly parallel computing architectures being unveiled continuously. This forces important questions about re-coding and future proofing existing scientific software. Emerging Tech describes this continual change of hardware and algorithms, and EMiT – through international conferences, workshops and community fora – is here to help everybody make optimal use of these.

Unique aims and scope

The EMiT (EMerging Technology) conference series brings together experts from all areas of computing to examine how to best take advantage of the changing landscape of computer hardware and overcome research barriers for fields such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), computational mechanics, life sciences, and financial modelling. Building on the successes of EMiT2016, EMiT2015 and EMiT2014, the next EMiT will continue to provide a platform for the cutting edge in computing technologies as well as broaden its international reach.

EMiT has the following objectives

  • to identify latest trends in hardware development for novel computing;
  • to share how best to exploit Emerging Tech for application;
  • to focus on new techniques, their development and transfer to new areas.

With device-independent compilers and high-level languages, to low power and energy efficient computing being applied to ever changing hardware and numerical algorithms for industrial and academic use, EMiT brings all they key organisations and developers together.

EMiT 2016 (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre)

EMiT 2016 was held at Barcelona Supercomputing Centre and hosted by the Mont-Blanc project. More details can be found in the “history” section of the website but here are a few video interviews taken during the 2 days as a sneak peak of what to expect at EMiT 2017!

Further Info

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