PASC19 – Minisymposium Deadline Rapidly Approaching & Interviews about PASC19 at Supercomputing (SC18)

The PASC19 Organizing Team would like to remind you that the deadline for minisymposium expressions of interest is this Friday, December 7. Expressions of interest must be submitted through the online submission portal.

In this newsletter we also share with you three interviews about PASC19 that were taken at SC18.


Don’t miss the opportunity to present a minisymposium at PASC19 – submit your expression of interest by Friday this week!

Scientific Domains
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, finance)
  • 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.

The PASC19 Minisymposium and Posters Committee 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.

Note: Organizers are strongly encouraged to include women and members of other underrepresented groups.

The minisymposium submission for PASC19 is a two-stage process. The first stage is an expression of interest (deadline: 7 December 2018) which includes a short description of the proposed minisymposium (title and abstract).

The second stage, the full submission (deadline: 11 January 2019), requires 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.

Expressions of interest must be submitted through the online submission portal.


Minisymposia and Posters Program Committee

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

Domain Experts

Further information on the conference is available at


During SC18 last month, Michele De Lorenzi from the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre had the chance to talk to Michela Taufer (ACM SIGHPC, The University of Tennessee), Sunita Chandrasekaran (University of Delaware), Ümit Çatalyürek (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Jeff Hollingsworth (ACM SIGHPC, University of Maryland) about PASC19. In these interviews they discuss the synergies between the PASC and Supercomputing conferences, the novel rolling submission process introduced for the papers program at PASC19, and finally, the travel grants offered by ACM’s SIGHPC to assist students in attending PASC19.

Interview with Michela Taufer – PASC19 and SC19, together for HPC

Sunita Chandrasekaran (University of Delaware) and Ümit Çatalyürek (Georgia Tech) introduce the Papers Program for PASC19

SIGHPC supports students participating in PASC19