The PASC18 Organizing Team is pleased to announce that preparations have started for the fifth edition of the PASC Conference series, an international platform for the exchange of high performance computing competences in computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, and application challenges.
PASC18, co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), will be held from July 2 to 4, 2018 at the Congress Center Basel, located in Basel, Switzerland.
The conference will be chaired by Prof. Florina Ciorba (University of Basel) and Prof. Erik Lindahl (Stockholm University, Sweden) and is centered around the theme of Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation. “Large computations consume and generate massive amounts of data, and processing of big data requires large amounts of computational power, which increasingly depends on parallel computation,” explain Ciorba and Lindahl. “The PASC18 theme emphasizes our vision of the close coupling of data and computation. Exposing and expressing massive and irregular parallelism in computational problems are key challenges for exploiting the massive and heterogeneous parallelism available in current and expected in future HPC systems, as well as to find new ways of generating scientific insight from data and models. Through its rich, diverse, and interactive program, PASC18 will highlight the computational approaches that computational scientists, computer scientists, and practitioners employ today and will employ over the next decades to address these challenges.”
As in previous editions, the technical program of PASC18 is organized around eight scientific domains: Chemistry and Materials, Climate and Weather, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Emerging Domains in HPC, Engineering, Life Sciences, Physics, and Solid Earth Dynamics. The program will include keynote presentations, panel discussions, paper presentations, minisymposia, and poster sessions.
The PASC18 Organizing Team is also pleased to announce that Prof. Sabine Roller (University of Siegen, Germany) and Dr. Jack Wells (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US) will be chairing the papers, minisymposia, and posters program for the 2018 conference. Guidelines for submissions will be published in the following weeks.
We look forward to seeing you in Basel!