PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC Nominations Open! – Extended Deadline!

Logo_and_slogan_nowhiteAt PRACEdays16 – the PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference 2016, which will be held from 10 to 12 May in Prague, Czech Republic, under the motto HPC for Innovation: when Science meets Industry – PRACE will present for the first time the PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC to a woman who is making an outstanding contribution to and impact on HPC in Europe, at a global level.

At PRACEdays14 three awards were presented: Best Poster, Best Scientific Presentation and Best Industrial Presentation ( At PRACEdays15 an Award for Best Poster was presented ( The PRACEdays16 Organisation and Programme Committee (OPC) decided for this year’s edition to have a fourth award: the PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC.

PRACE is happy to receive your nomination, please send your name and a 300-word description to The following selection criteria have to be addressed in your text:

  • The winner of this award must be a woman who is currently working in Europe or has been working in Europe during the past three years
  • She must have made an outstanding impact on HPC research, computational science or service provision at a global level
  • She must be working in academia or industry
  • She must be a role model for women beginning careers in HPC

The deadline to submit your nomination is: 30 March 2016, 12:00 (noon) CEST 3 April 2016. The Selection Committee will take a final decision on 7 April.

The winner of the Award will be invited to participate in the concluding Panel Session at PRACEdays16, and will receive a cash prize of € 1 000 as well as a certificate and an engraved crystal trophy.


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