Meeting Details

BDEC Fukuoka, Japan

February 26 to February 28, 2014


Centennial Hall Kyushu University School of Medicine
1-1 Maidashi 3-chome Higashi-ku
Venue Map: PDF icon BDECmtg_AccessInfo_1111.pdf


In the past four years, the United States, the European Union, and Japan have each moved aggressively to develop their own plans for achieving exascale computing in the next decade. Such concerted planning by the traditional leaders of HPC speaks eloquently about both the substantial rewards that await the success of such efforts, and about the unprecedented technical obstacles that apparently block the path upward to get there. But while these exascale initiatives have understandably focused on the big challenges of exascale for hardware and software architecture—exponential increase in parallelism, energy efficiency as a first class design constraint, heterogeneity in several different dimensions—the emergence, during the same time frame, of the phenomena of Big Data in a wide variety of scientific fields represents, not so much a new obstacle, but rather a kind of tectonic eruption that is transforming the entire research landscape on which all plans for exascale computing must play out. The workshop series on Big Data and Extreme-scale Computing (BDEC) is premised on the idea that we must begin to systematically map out and account for the ways in which the major issues associated with Big Data intersect with, impinge upon, and potentially change the national (and international) plans that are now being laid for achieving exascale computing. The goal is to help the international community develop a plan for building a partnership to provide the next generation of HPC software to support big data and extreme computing for scientific discovery.

The second meeting in this series of 2-day workshops will be held in Fukuoka Japan on February 27th and 28th, Thursday and Friday, with a reception on Wednesday February 26th. The location is the Centennial Hall Kyushu University School of Medicine. Along with application leaders confronting diverse big data challenges, attendees will include members from industry, academia, and government, with expertise in algorithms, computer system architecture, operating systems, workflow middleware, compilers, libraries, languages and applications. Attendance at the workshop is by invitation only.

International Workshop on Extreme Scale Scientific Computing (Big Data and Extreme Computing (BDEC))
An international workshop on the post-Peta path forward to extreme scale scientific computing, taking into account the full range of complicated issues that the community confronts in the era of Big Data. This is the second in a series of three workshops. The first meeting was held in Charleston SC, see:… for the workshop report, which includes the full agenda with links to all the presentations and breakout notes. We anticipate a third meeting in Europe.

Overarching Goal
Create an international collaborative process focused on the co-design of software infrastructure for extreme scale science, addressing the challenges of both extreme scale computing and big data, and supporting a broad spectrum of major research domains.

White Papers
To stimulate brainstorming even before the workshop, we are soliciting 2-page position papers outlining a key need or proposed architecture or solution from you. Please send your white paper to bdec [at] We will select 14 white papers for 15-minute talks. White papers are due February 12th, 2014.

Workshop Details
The workshop will begin with a reception/registration at 6pm on Wednesday, February 26th at the hotel.


Meeting agenda can be viewed at

White papers and Breakout sessions could be structured around:

  • Models for Workflows
  • Architecture for BDEC
  • Software Stack for BDEC
  • Data Stewardship, Provenance and Curation
  • Data Mini-Applications
  • Data Collection, Transformation, and Reduction
  • International Collaborations
  • Others?

Japanese Workshop the day before BDEC
We would like to inform you that our Japanese colleagues will organize a workshop on February 26th, entitled the Japanese Extreme Big Data Projects Workshop which happens a day before BDEC as an unofficial “pre-BDEC” event to introduce the status of Japanese “BDEC“-associated projects. This event is public and we encourage you to register to this event. More information can be found at


Please RSVP by February 1st at After submitting your RSVP information, you will be contacted by the Japanese staff of ICS to pay a registration fee of 20,000 JPY in order to complete your registration.


Accommodation and Welcome Reception

Hotel Monterey La Soeur Fukuoka
Address: 2-8-27 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, 810-0041, Japan
Phone: +81-92-726-7111

Check-in time: 3:00pm / Check-out time: 11:00am / Breakfast: 7:00-9:00
Welcome Reception: Feb. 26 from 6:00pm at “Salon Nouveau” on the 2nd floor of hotel

Hotel Room for Overseas Participants:
When registering to the BDEC workshop, please specify your arrival and departure dates. For overseas participants, the BDEC organization will pay up to three nights, from February 26 to March 1*. Any extra nights incurred for attending this Japanese workshop will have to be covered on your own expense, as will extra guests. Please indicate such on the registration form.

* University of Tsukuba, University of Tokyo, and RIKEN AICS, individually, conduct feasibility study for future HPCI R&D funded by MEXT. The accommodation fees are supported by these projects.

Hotel Room for Japan Participants:
Participants traveling from Japan are requested to make their own hotel arrangements. When registering to the BDEC workshop using the Japan Participants Form, please specify which dates of the workshop and receptions you will be attending.


From Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to the Hotel

Fukuoka Airport → (Subway*1 / Bus*2) → Tenjin Station (exit 1) →( walk 2 minutes)→ Hotel

–Airport Subway Line (for Meinohama / Karatsu) Depart every 5-7min.
from 5:45am until 12:00am Duration: approx.15min. Cost: 250yen

Airport station is in the domestic passenger Terminal 2

–City Bus (for Hakata Station / Tenjin)

every 30min. from 7:20am until 9:30pm Duration: approx.35min.

Cost: 300yen

City Bus departs from No.2 bus stop on the first floor
of International Terminal Bus Station

From Hakata Station to the Hotel (if you use bullet train; Shinkansen to Hakata Station)

Hakata Station →(Subway*3)→Tenjin Station (exit 1) →( walk 2 minutes)→ Hotel

–Fukuoka City Subway (for Meinohama /
Karatsu) Depart every 5-7min. from 5:30am until 12:07am Duration:
approx.5min. Cost: 200yen

From Hotel Monterey La Soeur Fukuoka to the Conference Venue

Hotel→(walk) →Tenjin Station →( Subway Hakozaki Line*4) → Maidashi-Kyudaibyoinmae Station → (walk)→ Kyusyu University Hospital Campus →(walk)→ Centennial Hall Kyushu University School of Medicine

- Subway Hakozaki Line (for Kaizuka) Depart every 10-15min. from 5:49am
Duration: approx.6min. Cost: 200yen

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