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. Proposals that address aspects emphasizing the theme of PASC24 “Synthesizing Applications Through Learning and Computing” are particularly welcome.
The minisymposium submission for PASC24 is a two-stage process. The first stage is anexpression of interest, which includes a description of the proposed minisymposium (abstract) and suggestions for possible speakers who are experts in their field(s). The expressions of interest will be reviewed by the Minisymposia and Posters Program Committee. A selection of expressions of interest will be invited to submit a full proposal.
The review process will consider the relevance and timeliness of the proposal topic, whether there is gender and geographic balance in the proposed list of speakers, the interdisciplinary nature of the submission, and overall program balance.
The second stage, the full proposal, requires an extended abstract and names of possible speakers and presentation titles for the 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. If desired, the fourth 30-minute slot could be a panel discussion or open discussion forum. Please note that until final decisions are made, submissions should be considered as proposals, and no guarantees should be made by organizers to speakers named on their proposals.
The organizers of a minisymposium take an “active chair” role in their session – that is, they should present a brief overview of the themes of the minisymposium and the state of the art, introduce the speakers and their topics, and facilitate a lively and interactive discussion amongst the speakers and audience throughout the session.
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)
- 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)
- 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)