As a consortium partner, ICE actively participates in HiPEAC - European Network of Excellence on High-Performance Embedded Architecture and Compilation.
HiPEAC's mission is to steer and increase the European research in the area of high-performance and embedded computing systems, and stimulate cooperation between a) academia and industry and b) computer architects and tool builders.
As part of the research coordination program, HiPEAC includes a new instrument, called Thematic Sessions. A Thematic Session is a natural evolution of the clusters and task forces in HiPEAC2, but more reactive and self-organized. In HiPEAC, any partner or member can propose a thematic session, on condition that it is related to the HiPEAC vision. A thematic session is comparable to an informal workshop. As an organizer, you will have to solicit contributions, but there should be no formal call for papers, neither a formal reviewing of the contributions. Proposers of a thematic session are encouraged to involve the FP7 projects and HiPEAC companies in the session they propose.
HiPEAC is an open network. This means that all activities are open to the public. Active professionals in the domain of high-performance and embedded computing systems can apply for HiPEAC membership. HiPEAC members can enjoy the membership benefits, such as networking, newsletters, and mobility support, without any legal obligations. However, HiPEAC does expect that members actively contribute to the community, e.g. by participation in meetings, joint publications, etc.
Collaboration and networking between member institutions and across the different disciplines: computer architects, design tool builders, compiler builders, system designers, between researchers from academia and industry, between European and non-European institutions. This collaboration between best of breed must lead to more European excellence in the HiPEAC domain. Collaboration and networking is stimulated by means of the various networking events, and the small collaboration incentives like collaboration grants, mini-sabbaticals, internships,...