[hpc-announce] Call for Abstracts for PASC16 Life Sciences Track: Minisymposia, Contributed Talks and Posters

Balaji, Pavan balaji at anl.gov
Thu Dec 17 11:05:48 CST 2015

PASC16 Conference

First Call for Abstracts for Minisymposia, Contributed Talks and Posters

Life Sciences Track: 
Advancing Life Sciences through Computing: Molecular Dynamics, Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Modeling, and Advanced Computational Analysis for Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Biology, and Medicine

The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) is delighted to launch a Call for Abstracts for its next conference (PASC16) cosponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  The Conference will be held from June 8 to 10, 2016 at the SwissTech Convention Center, located on the campus of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

PASC16 Conference
June 8-10, 2016
SwissTech Convention Center
EPFL, Switzerland

The PASC Conference is a platform for interdisciplinary research across the areas of computational science, high-performance computing, and various domain sciences: Climate and Weather, Computer Science & Mathematics, Emerging Domains, Engineering, Life Sciences, Materials, Physics, and Solid Earth. PASC16 builds on a successful history with 350 international attendees in 2015. This year PASC continues to expand its program and welcomes your participation in a substantially larger event.


The PASC16 Conference seeks to engage participants from academia, research labs and industry to address important issues in HPC and computational science. The PASC16 Conference is inviting researchers from diverse scientific backgrounds to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange of expertise. The conference is an opportunity for researchers in branches of science that require computer modeling and high-performance simulations to discuss computational techniques and technologies.


The PASC16 Conference will offer five plenary lectures and one public lecture, complemented by minisymposia, contributed talks and poster sessions in its eight different scientific domains. It will also present for the first time a session dedicated to papers selected for publication in the ACM Digital Library (a call for papers will be distributed separately). Furthermore, CSCS will organize the CSCS Update Meeting targeting mainly our user community.  The program will provide time for discussions within PASC scientific disciplines (inter-PASC Networks discussions), and an exhibition space.


Researchers from academia and industry are encouraged to participate and present their research in the form of minisymposia, contributed talks and/or poster presentations. PASC16 welcomes abstract submissions (1000 characters including spaces) in the following scientific fields:

 - Climate and Weather
 - Computer Science & Mathematics
 - Emerging Domains (Special Topic: HPC and Big Data)
 - Engineering
 - Life Sciences
 - Materials
 - Physics
 - Solid Earth

Contributions should be submitted using the online submission system. Guidelines regarding the submission process and access to the online submission system are available at: http://www.pasc16.org/submission/


As part of its focus on the scientific impact of computational methods and high-performance computing in various domains, the PASC conference has established dedicated domain-specific tracks. For this year’s track in Life Sciences we encourage high profile submissions on topics such as:
 - Molecular dynamics modeling and simulations of biophysical systems for systems biology, computational pharmacology, molecular medicine research
 - Multi-scale, multi-physics modeling and simulation capable of bridging spatial and temporal scales for integrative computational biochemistry and biology
 - Whole organ modeling and simulations for computational physiology, computational medicine, systems research
 - Brain modeling and simulations for computational neuroscience and integrative biology
 - Advanced computational analysis of –omics data and imaging data to decipher biological mechanisms relevant to disease understanding, toxicology and personalized medicine


Minisymposia: January 12, 2016
Contributed Talks: March 2, 2016
Posters: April 3, 2016


Jan Hesthaven, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
Nicola Marzari, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
Olaf Schenk, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
Laurent Villard, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

Climate & Weather: Peter Bauer, ECMWF, UK
Computer Science & Mathematics: Bastien Chopard, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Emerging Domains: Costas Bekas, IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
Engineering: William Curtin, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
Physics: Lucio Mayer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Materials: Gian-Marco Rignanese, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Solid Earth: Johan Robertsson, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Life Sciences: Felix Schürmann, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

Felix Schürmann, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland (Chair)
Paolo Carloni, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Manuel Peitsch, University of Basel, SIB, Philip Morris International, Switzerland
Rick Stevens, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, USA


Please refer to PASC16 website for further information about the conference and the supporting organization:


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