PASC20 – Last Call for Minisymposia Submissions

Don’t miss the opportunity to present a minisymposium @ PASC20

The PASC20 Organizing Team would like to remind you that the deadline for minisymposia submissions is rapidly approaching. You are invited to submit an expression of interest (compulsory first stage of a minisymposium submission) by Friday, December 6, 2019, through the PASC20 submission portal:

As in previous years, the technical program of PASC20 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. Submissions that are interdisciplinary in nature are strongly encouraged.

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 three).
  • Abstract: Description of the minisymposium (up to 500 words), including suggestions for topics and speakers.

Following the evaluation of the expressions of interest, organizers may be invited to submit a full proposal.

The expressions of interest will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • The work should be of significant current interest to the given scientific domain, and ideally, have potential application to other scientific domains.
  • Research should be based on state-of-the-art numerical methods.
  • The proposal 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.
  • The proposal should consider diversity – including women and other underrepresented groups.

Submission Deadlines

  • 06 December 2019: Deadline for expressions of interest (no extensions)
  • 17 December 2019: Decision notifications (invitations to submit full proposals)
  • 17 January 2020: Deadline for full proposals (no extensions)
  • 21 February 2020: Acceptance notifications
  • 22 March 2020: Deadline for abstracts from presenting speakers

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

Full submission guidelines for minisymposia are available at:

Minisymposia Program Committee

  • General Chairs

Sinéad Ryan (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Bastien Chopard (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

  • Chemistry and Materials

Silvana Botti (Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Germany)

David Benoit (University of Hull, UK)

  • Climate and Weather

Joachim Biercamp (German Climate Computing Center, Germany)

Zhenya Song (State Oceanic Administration, China)

  • Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

Trilce Estrada (University of New Mexico, US)

Stefan Wild (Argonne National Laboratory, US)

  • Emerging Application Domains

Philipp Eisenhauer (University of Bonn, Germany)

Michael Bronstein (Imperial College London, UK)

  • Engineering

Ramesh Balakrishnan (Argonne National Laboratory, US)

Karlene Maskaly (Los Alamos National Laboratory, US)

  • Life Sciences

Alfons Hoekstra (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Kirsten ten Tusschen (Utrecht University, Netherlands)

  • Physics

Roger Käppeli (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Marina Krstic Marinkovic (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

  • Solid Earth Dynamics

Alice Gabriel (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany)

Chun Liu (Nanjing University, China)

A full list of committee members is available at the following page:

Message from SC19 in Denver

PASC20 and ISC 2020 were in Denver, USA, last week, and would like invite you to make double fun of your summer!

ISC High Performance and the PASC Conference are pleased to announce that ISC 2020 and PASC20, two major events in the European HPC ecosystem, are scheduled back-to-back at the end of June and beginning of July 2020.

ISC High Performance and PASC look forward to your attendance first in Germany and then in Switzerland!


PASC20 looks forward to receiving your submission and to welcoming you to Geneva in June 2020!

Bastien Chopard & Sinéad Ryan (PASC20 Conference Co-Chairs)