2022 IEEE High Performance
Extreme Computing Virtual Conference
19 - 23 September 2022
Conferences have evolved significantly with regards to virtual/in-person/hybrid formats. In addition to public health concerns, several other factors are sustaining this evolution:
Many institutions are coming under carbon net-zero mandates. A typical in-person conference attendee produces 3 tons of CO2 which is 3x their annual CO2 allocation. The aggregate global contribution of meetings/conferences to global warming is comparable to the annual emissions of the entire USA (see: https://phys.org/news/2021-12-shifting-conferences-online-carbon-footprint.html). Virtual conferences reduce CO2 impact by over 90% and going virtual is one of biggest/easiest things we can to do address climate change.
In-person meetings can be difficult for people with physical limitations, family obligations, and limited financial means.
Shifting to a virtual format has significantly increased HPEC participation and lowered costs.
For these reasons, and others, HPEC has become a virtual conference.