2024 HPCC Systems Community Summit

HPCC Systems Summit

October 7 – 11, 2024

General Talks, Breakout Sessions, Poster Displays and Workshops

We are excited to announce the 11th annual HPCC Systems Community Summit will be held virtually this October! This year’s theme is Igniting Innovation and is free to attend and open to all users of HPCC Systems throughout RELX and the broader open source community. This worldwide event will offer plenary and breakout sessions covering a wide variety of topics, a high quality virtual workshop, as well as presentations and technical posters from students working on HPCC Systems related projects. The purpose of the Summit is to gather engineers, data scientists and technology professionals to share knowledge and future roadmap plans for the HPCC Systems platform. This event is dedicated to showcase our community and have industry and academia present their HPCC Systems use cases, research projects and share their experience on how they leverage the HPCC Systems platform.

Call for Presentations

You are cordially invited to participate in our virtual event and submit a speaking proposal to the HPCC Systems Community Summit. Authors of selected submissions will have the opportunity to present during the event. Speaking proposals could include how HPCC Systems was leveraged in the areas of big data analytics, research and benchmarking, case studies, proof of concepts (POC), data mining and discovery, machine learning and natural language processing methodologies, graph analytics, IoT solutions, cloud computing, getting started or any other innovative use of the HPCC Systems platform. Discuss any observations and/or recommendations to the community. Abstracts should be submitted via this online form by July 19, 2024. Tips and resources for your submission:

  • Provide clear objectives and detail about the presentation as possible.
  • Include not only what your talk will be about but who will benefit from hearing it, what they will learn from it, and any prior knowledge of topics required.
  • Keep proposals and presentations free of any marketing or sales pitches.
  • See the agenda from last year to give you an idea.
  • Watch the presentations from last year as reference.


Poster Presentations Competition

The 9th annual poster presentations competition will be held as part of the Community Virtual Summit, showcasing the work of our academia community on how students leverage the HPCC Systems platform. In addition to the standard judged categories, the Community Choice Award will have our virtual attendees participate in the voting of their favorite poster. Winners will be announced as part of the Community Recognition and Awards ceremony during the Summit.

View the contest rules for more information. Poster abstracts should be submitted via this online form by July 29, 2024.


Virtual ECL Workshop – Sleep Well with ECL: Job Automation and Scheduling

This year, the HPCC Systems Training and Support team will showcase Richard Taylor’s new book, “Scheduling and Process Automation”. This book is the fourth in his “Mastering HPCC Systems” series, available on Amazon and Google:

Monday, October 7, 2024, 12:30PM – 2:30PM (ET)
Topics for this workshop include:

  • Creating and using FUNCTIONMACROs
  • Creating and using MACROs
  • The ECL Template Language
  • Automating ECL
  • ECL Scheduling

During the summit week, a workshop cluster will be available with the sample datasets sprayed and ready to use. Code examples will also be available for download for you to examine and modify as needed. This is a virtual workshop event that will also be recorded for your convenience and repeat viewing.

Prerequisites: It is recommended that the attendee have a basic understanding of HPCC Systems and ECL. We recommend that you complete our free online Introduction to ECL Courses (Part 1 and 2) before attending.

Bob Foreman, Software Engineering Lead, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, has worked with the HPCC Systems platform and ECL for over 13 years and has been a technical teacher for 40 years. He is the lead developer of the HPCC Systems Online Training Courses and is the Senior Instructor for all classroom and remote training.

Virtual Interactive Expo

The Interactive Expo allows attendees to engage with our HPCC Systems experts, seek advice and guidance on new features and platform infrastructure and interact online with our exhibitors.


Key Dates
Speaking Proposal Deadline: July 19, 2024
Poster Abstract Deadline: July 29, 2024
Community Virtual Summit: October 7 – 11, 2024
Virtual ECL Workshop: October 7, 2024

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