Extended Deadline PASC18 Minisymposia: January 7, 2018

The PASC18 Organizing Team would like to inform you that the submission deadline for minisymposium proposals has been extended to January 7, 2018. In association with this extension we would like to draw your attention to a new addition to the submission guidelines (below) which provides you with the opportunity of holding an interactive session as part of your minisymposium.

We look forward to receiving your contributions through the conference online submissions portal, and would be grateful if you could forward this communication to colleagues and collaborators.


PASC18 is the fifth 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 computing. PASC18, co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), will be held at the Congress Center Basel in Basel, Switzerland, from July 2 to 4, 2018.

PASC18 Conference
July 2-4, 2018
Congress Center Basel
Basel, Switzerland


A minisymposium at PASC18 is a two-hour session on a topic of current importance in computational science that showcases research related to domain science, applied mathematics, computer science or software engineering. The two-hour session comprises four 30-minute presentations (typically, these are 25-minute talks plus 5 minutes for questions). The organizer of the minisymposium is permitted to give one of the four presentations her/himself, and if desired, the last 30-minutes can be an interactive session such as a panel discussion or open forum. PASC18 welcomes submissions that demonstrate innovative research in scientific computing related to the following scientific domains:

– Chemistry and Materials
– Life Sciences
– Physics
– Climate and Weather
– Solid Earth Dynamics
– Engineering
– Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
– Emerging Application Domains (e.g. Social Sciences, Finance, …)

Proposals should describe research that is of significant current interest to a given PASC scientific domain, and ideally, have potential application to additional domains (multidisciplinary sessions are welcome). Proposals should include speakers from multiple institutions and/or countries, and be designed such that the speakers bring a range of different perspectives to the topic. PASC18 encourages gender balance and diversity.
Proposals that address aspects emphasizing the close coupling of data and computation in current and future high performance computing applications – as indicated by the theme of PASC18: Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation – are particularly welcome.

Full submission guidelines are available online: pasc18.pasc-conference.org/submission/submissions-portal/

Extended deadlines for minisymposium submissions
January 7, 2018: Submissions close
January 29, 2018: Acceptance notifications

Florina Ciorba (University of Basel, Switzerland)
Erik Lindahl (Stockholm University)

Sabine Roller (University of Siegen, Germany)
Jack Wells (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States)

Further information on the conference, its organization, and submission possibilities are available at: pasc18.pasc-conference.org/