PASC24: Final Call for PASC24 Minisymposium Expressions of Interest

PASC24 submission opportunities

The PASC24 Organizing Team welcomes submissions for minisymposium, paper, and poster contributions. Submissions should be made via the conference submission portal.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), SIGHPC, and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) – a unit of ETH Zurich.

PASC24 is an international and interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of knowledge in scientific computing and computational science with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, workflows, application challenges, and novel techniques in the context of scientific usage of high performance computing.

The technical program is organized into seven scientific domains:

  • Chemistry and Materials (incl. ceramics, metals, and polymers)
  • Climate, Weather, and Earth Sciences (incl. solid earth dynamics)
  • Applied Social Sciences and Humanities (incl. behavioral, economic, legal, political and business sciences, philosophy, languages, the arts, ethics in computing including climate impact of HPC, biases in machine learning, etc.)
  • Engineering (incl. CFD, computational mechanics, computational engineering and materials, turbulent flow)
  • Life Sciences (incl. biophysics, genomics, bioinformatics, systems biology, neuroscience, and computational biology)
  • Physics (incl. astrophysics, cosmology, plasma modelling, and quantum information sciences)
  • Computational Methods and Applied Mathematics

Last call for minisymposium expressions of interest (by October 21)

A minisymposium is a two-hour session of four 30-minute presentations (or three presentations and an open discussion) on a topic of significant interest to the given scientific domain, ideally having potential applications in other domains. Minisymposia are an ideal platform for promoting interdisciplinary communication. Speakers should be representatives of different genders, institutions and geographic areas, and they should bring a range of different perspectives to the topic. Proposals that address aspects of the theme of PASC24 “Synthesizing Applications Through Learning and Computing” are particularly welcome.

The minisymposium submission for PASC24 is a two-stage process.

  1. An expression of interest, where only a description of the proposed minisymposium (abstract) and a list of potential speakers with relevant expertise are required. The expressions of interest will be evaluated, and a subset of them will be invited to submit
  1. a full proposal.

Guidelines for minisymposia and conference participation terms are available here.


  • 21 October 2023: Deadline for expressions of interest (NO EXTENSIONS!)
  • 22 November 2023: Decision notifications (invitations to submit full proposals)
  • 17 December 2023: Deadline for full submissions (NO EXTENSIONS!)
  • 02 February 2024: Acceptance notifications
  • 06 March 2024: Deadline for abstracts from presenting speakers

Minisymposia and Posters Program Committee

PASC24 is grateful to the following committee members for their support in shaping the conference program.

  • Hartwig Anzt (University of Tennesse/KIT, US)
  • Marc Baaden (CNRS, France)
  • Ramesh Balakrishnan (Argonne National Laboratory, US)
  • Peter Balogh (New Jersey Institute of Technology, US)
  • Rongliang Chen (Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, China)
  • Erik Draeger (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US)
  • Luigi del Debbio (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Nicola Ferrier (Argonne National Laboratory, US)
  • Marco Govoni (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
  • Caroline Jay (The University of Manchester, UK)
  • Iva Kavcic (Met Office UK)
  • Roger Käppeli (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Sarah Knepper (Intel Corporation, US)
  • Harald Köstler (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
  • Felix Kubler (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Markus Lill (University of Basel, Switzerland)
  • Yan Liu (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US)
  • Hatem Ltaief (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
  • Mathieu Luisier (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Marina Krstic Marinkovic (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Michael Mahoney (University of California Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US)
  • Mario Morales (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Matej Praprotnik (National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia)
  • Elaine Raybourn (Sandia National Laboratories, US)
  • Katherine Royston (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US)
  • Jibonananda Sanyal (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US)
  • Tobias Weigel (DKRZ, Germany)

Event format

After a fully digital event in 2021, followed by two hybrid conferences, we are pleased to hostPASC24 as an in-person event at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Conference contributors whose submissions are accepted for presentation at the conference, should thus plan to travel to Zurich and present their work on-site.

We look very much forward to welcoming you to Zurich in June 2024!


Sponsorship packages available for PASC24

The conference organizing team is pleased to invite organizations from industry and academia to take advantage of a range of sponsorship opportunities for PASC24.

PASC conferences are attended by key leaders in scientific computing and HPC, industry experts in industrial HPC applications, as well as talented students from all over the world. With over 400 attendees from 23 countries in 2023, sponsors gain high visibility within a large and extremely targeted HPC and scientific computing community.

Sponsorship benefits at a glance:

  • Visibility in the HPC community
  • Networking opportunities and access to key figures in scientific computing
  • Recruitment opportunities within a large group of talented students
  • Opportunity to see how computational hardware and software are being used in cutting edge science
  • Communicate with product end-users
  • Supporting the scientific community

Please visit the conference website to learn more about the available packages, and contact the organizing committee at to secure your sponsorship package!