On November 20-22, 2013 eScience Research Institute and High Performance Department of University ITMO hosted the International scientific workshop “High Performance Computing in Multidisciplinary Research” leaded by the Head of HPC department Alexander Boukhanovsky and Distinguished Research Professor of University of Amsterdam (UvA) Peter Sloot, the winner of the first open grant competition of the Government of the Russian Federation designed to support research projects implemented by leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning according to Resolution No.220 in the field “Information Technologies”, direction “Supercomputer Technologies and Grid” and the Head of Advanced Computing Lab (ACL). The seminar was also attended by 20 foreign scientists and researchers from the U.S.A., UK, Austria, Poland, Spain and the Netherlands (including Prof. Dr. Marian Bubak, ICREA Professor in Computational Science Vassil Aleksandrov, Head of eScience Netherlands Center Dr Rene van Schaik and others) as well as by masters and post-graduate students of HPC department.

The workshop has become a unique opportunity to bring together Russian and foreign colleagues guided by the common purpose to discuss the up-to-date issues of both development of Supercomputing Technologies of the new generation for decision support management in critical situations and analysis of the latest achievements in Computational Science

Participants and exerts of the workshop reviewed the basic trends of the evolvement of approaches and technologies of computer modeling and analysis of complex systems in different sciences, e.g. challenges of a big city management (SimCity project), advanced software tools, etc.

During the workshop the sessions of working groups devoted to the diversification and internationalization of scientific and educational process at the HPC Department of University ITMO took place. International teams set up specific scientific and technical research tasks aiming to reach high world-wide recognized standards.

Thus, the research team of eScience Research Institute of University ITMO was able to identify the nature of future studies to determine the major areas of scientific research in partnership with foreign counterparts, such as the development of infrastructure for Urgent Computing, modeling and analysis of the processes of the big city, etc.