[hpc-announce] PASC19: Call for Minisymposia (Deadline: 7 Dec 2018)

Robinson Tim robinson at cscs.ch
Wed Nov 28 08:20:41 CST 2018


                             CALL FOR MINISYMPOSIA
                  Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing

                                  ETH Zurich
                              Zurich, Switzerland
                               June 12-14, 2019


            Deadline for Expression of Interest: December 07, 2018


The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) invites minisymposium
submissions for PASC19, co-sponsored by the Association for Computing
Machinery (ACM) and SIGHPC, which will be held at ETH Zurich, Switzerland,
from June 12 to 14, 2019 (https://pasc19.pasc-conference.org).

PASC19 is the sixth edition of the PASC Conference series, an international
platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and
computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms,
application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance

As in previous years, the technical program of PASC19 is organized around
eight scientific domains:

* Climate and Weather
* Chemistry and Materials
* Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
* Emerging Application Domains (incl. but not limited to social sciences,
* Engineering (incl. but not limited to CFD, computational mechanics,
computational engineering materials, turbulent flow)
* Life Sciences (incl. but not limited to biophysics, genomics,
bioinformatics, systems biology, neuroscience and computational biology)
* Physics (incl. but not limited to astrophysics, cosmology, plasma
modelling, QCD)
* Solid Earth Dynamics

A minisymposium is a two-hour session of four 30-minute slots on a topic of
current importance in computational science that showcases research related
to domain science, applied mathematics, computer science and software
engineering, and is an ideal platform for promoting interdisciplinary
communication. Proposals that address aspects emphasizing the theme of PASC19
– Exascale and Beyond – are particularly welcome.

The minisymposium submission for PASC19 is a two-stage process. The first
stage is an expression of interest which includes a short description of the
proposed minisymposium (title and abstract). The second stage, the full
submission, should include an extended abstract along with proposed speakers
and titles for four 30-minute presentation slots (typically, these slots are
25-minute talks with 5 minutes for questions). The minisymposium organizer is
permitted to give one of the four presentations her/himself. If desired, the
fourth 30-minute slot could be a panel discussion or open discussion forum.
Please note that no other formats are possible.

The organizer of a minisymposium takes an "active chair" role in their
session – that is, s/he should present a brief overview of the themes of the
minisymposium and the state of the art, introduce the speakers and their
topics, and facilitate a lively and interactive discussion amongst the
speakers and audience throughout the session.


In order to be allowed to submit a full proposal, minisymposium organizers
must first submit an expression of interest.

The expression of interest consists of the following:

* Title
* Scientific domain(s): A primary domain and optionally additional domains.
* Organizer details: Full names and contact details of organizers (up to
* Abstract: A short description of the minisymposium (no more than 200

The full proposal consists of the following:

* Title
* Scientific domain(s): A primary domain and optionally additional domains.
* Organizer details: Full names and contact details of organizers (up to
* Presenter details: Full names and contact details of four proposed speakers
(three if the minisymposium proposal includes a discussion panel) and
proposed titles for their presentations.
* Description for review: A description of the minisymposium that outlines
the scope, describes the problems being addressed and their importance, and
discusses current directions of research and methods being developed to solve
these problems (no more than 800 words)
* Abstract for publication: An short abstract for publication in the
conference program (no more than 200 words).

If the proposal is accepted then presentation titles and abstracts (200
words) will be requested from each speaker, and necessary revisions can be
made to the minisymposium abstract for publication in the conference program.

Domain experts from the PASC19 Minisymposium and Posters Committee
mittee/) will assess minisymposium proposals based on the following criteria:

* The research described should be of significant current interest to the
given scientific domain, and ideally, have potential application to other
scientific domains.
* The research should be based on state-of-the-art numerical methods.
* Proposals should include speakers from multiple institutions and/or
countries, and be designed such that the speakers bring a range of different
perspectives and views to the topic.
* Organizers are strongly encouraged to include women and members of other
underrepresented groups.

Proposals must be submitted through the PASC19 online submission portal


* 07 December 2018: Deadline for expressions of interest
* 11 January 2019: Deadline for full submissions
* 04 February 2019: Acceptance notifications
* 10 March 2019: Deadline for abstracts from presenting speakers

Deadlines correspond to anywhere on earth ('AoE' or 'UTC-12').


Please note that PASC19 is unable to reimburse the expenses or waive the
registration fees of organizers and speakers. All organizers and speakers
must register for the conference and are subject to the corresponding
registration fees.


General Chairs
* Haohuan Fu (National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, China)
* Simon Scheidegger (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Chemistry and Materials
* Zhong Jin (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
* Nuria Lopez (Catalan Institute of Chemical Research, Spain)

Climate and Weather
* Joachim Biercamp (German Climate Computing Center, Germany)
* Zhenya Song (State Oceanic Administration, China)

Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
* Stefan Wild (Argonne National Laboratory, US)
* Wei Xue (Tsinghua University, China)

Emerging Application Domains
* Philipp Eisenhauer (University of Bonn, Germany)
* Andrew Lumsdaine (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US)

* Ilias Bilionis (Purdue University, US)
* Claudia Schillings (University of Mannheim, Germany)

Life Sciences
* Weiguo Liu (Shandong University, China)
* Arvind Ramanathan (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US)

* Roger Käppeli (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
* Sinéad Ryan (Trinity College, Ireland)

Solid Earth Dynamics
* Alice Gabriel (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany)
* Chun Liu (Nanjing University, China)

If you have any questions regarding the submission or reviewing process
please email info at pasc-conference.org<mailto:info at pasc-conference.org>.

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