PASC15 Conference: upcoming poster presentation submission deadline and program

We would like to thank all those who responded to our Call for Participation with a Minisymposium and with a Contributed Talk proposal. We have received excellent submissions and we will be honored to host accepted contributions in our program.

There is now one more opportunity to be part of PASC15 by submitting a proposal for a Poster Presentation.  Deadline for Poster Presentation submissions is March 30, 2015 and we look forward to receiving your title and abstract! We would be grateful if  you could forward this communication to potential candidates in your professional circles.


The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) is delighted to launch a Call for Participation to its next conference (PASC15) to be held from June 1 through 3, 2015 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland.

PASC15 Conference
June 1-3, 2015
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Scope of the Conference

PASC15 Conference is inviting researchers from diverse scientific background to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange of expertise in HPC and computational science. The conference is an opportunity for researchers and professionals in branches of science that require computer modeling and high-performance simulations to discuss computational techniques and technologies.

PASC15 Conference seeks to engage participants from the academia, research labs and industry to address important issues in HPC and computational science resulting from applications of interest to society and hardware innovations.


PASC15 Conference will offer four plenary sessions, one public lecture with Nobel Prize in Economics in 2011 Thomas Sargent, 124 minisymposium presentations, up to 24 contributed talks, one inter-PASC Networks discussion, one joint plenary session with the satellite conference Frontiers in Computational Physics, a poster session, and information stands.


Researchers from the academic and from the corporate world are encouraged to participate and present their research area in the form of poster presentations. We are grateful for the excellent submissions received from allover the world for mini symposium and contributed talk presentations. PASC15 welcomes submissions in the following scientific fields:

  • Climate and Weather
  • Solid Earth
  • Life Science
  • Chemistry and Materials
  • Physics
  • Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Emerging Domains

Abstracts are to be submitted using the online submission system. Cross-disciplinary approaches are highly solicited. Guidelines about the submission process are available at:

Submission Deadlines

Minisymposia: submission portal closed
Contributed Talks: submission portal closed
Posters: March 30, 2015

Invited Speakers

  • Jacqueline Chen – Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia National Laboratories, USA
  • Giulia Galli – Professor in the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, USA
  • David Keyes – Director of the Extreme Computing Research Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Thomas Sargent – Nobel Prize in Economics in 2011 and Professor of Economics at New York University, USA
  • Volker Springel – Professor for Theoretical Astrophysics at Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Bjorn Stevens – Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany


  • Abstractions Interplay in Domain Frameworks to Tackle Heterogeneity
    Organizers: Anshu Dubey, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Brian Van Straalen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Accelerating Scientific Computing with FPGAs
    Organizers: Christian Plessl, University of Paderborn; Heiner Giefers, IBM Research Zurich
  • Advances in Numerics and Physical Modeling for Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
    Organizers: Simone Marras, Naval Postgraduate School; Mariano Vázquez, Barcelona Supercomputing Center; Giovanni Tumolo, ICTP; Alex Breuer, TUM; Francis X. Gilardo, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Bayesian Life Science Models
    Organizers: Linda Dib, University of Lausanne; Xavier Meyer, University of Lausanne, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Geneva
  • Big Data Analytics for Novel Materials Discovery
    Organizers: Luca Ghiringhelli, Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck Society; Matthias Scheffler, Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck Society
  • Big Data Analytics in Science
    Organizers: Alessandro Curioni, IBM Research; Costas Bekas, IBM Research
  • Data Assimilation and Predictive Models in the Earth Sciences
    Organizers: Christian Boehm, ETH Zurich; Andreas Fichtner, ETH Zurich; Dave A. May, ETH Zurich
  • Domain Specific Compilation for Scientific Computing
    Organizers: Tobias Grosser, ETH Zurich; Torsten Hoefler, ETH Zurich
  • Emerging Applications of Computation in Economics
    Organizers: Simon Scheidegger, University of Zurich; Kenneth L. Judd, Stanford University
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction in the Cardiovascular System
    Organizer: Dominik Obrist; University of Bern
  • HPC in Systems Biology
    Organizer: Manuel Peitsch, Philip Morris Int. & SIB
  • Increasing Computational Efficiency for Temporal Integration
    Organizers: Michael Minion, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; Daniel Ruprechts, Università della Svizzera italiana; Marcus Grote, University of Basel; Rolf Krause, Università della Svizzera Italiana
  • Integrating Resilience and Communication; Hiding/Avoiding in a Extreme Scale Preconditioned Krylov Solver
    Organizers: Wim Vanroose, University of Antwerpen; Olaf Schenk, Università della Svizzera Italiana
  • Large-Scale Scientific Computing with Julia
    Organizers: Lars Ruthotto, Emory University; Eldad Haber, University of British Columbia
  • Mathematical Aspects of Multi-Scale Methods in Computational Chemistry
    Organizer: Benjamin Stamm, Sorbonne University
  • Modeling and Simulations in Geo-Energy and Hydropower
    Organizers: Rolf Krause, Università della Svizzera Italiana; Thomas Driesner, ETH Zurich
  • Radiative Transfer in Astrophysics; Methods and Applications to Multi-Scale Simulations
    Organizers: Lucio Mayer, University of Zurich; Romain Teyssier, University of Zurich
  • Recent Advances on Scalable High-Order Finite Element Type Schemes for PDEs
    Organizers: Stéphane Lanteri, INRIA; Peter Bastian, University of Heidelberg
  • Scientific Libraries/Frameworks in Japan for Future HPC Systems
    Organizer: Kengo Nakajima, The University of Tokyo
  • Software for Exascale Computing
    Organizers: Harald Koestler, University of Erlangen; Matthias Bolten, University of Wuppertal


Please refer to PASC15 website for further information about the conference and the supporting organization