EMiT@CIUK 2017: Introduction

The EMiT@CIUK 2017 workshop was 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 was Joining Up the UK e-Infrastructure with a two-day technical and scientific programme of invited and submitted talks around the subject. There was also an exhibitors hall with a mix of the largest and most innovative computing manufacturers and re-sellers in the UK.

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