02 Jul 2018 - 04 Jul 2018

Computer Science
Congress Center Basel

Fachbereich Informatik

PASC18: Scientific computing at its best through “Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation”


The PASC (Platform for Advancing Scientific Computing) Conference is an international platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing. PASC18 (pasc18.pasc-conference.org) is the fifth edition of the conference series, and will be held in Basel, Switzerland, from July 2 (9:00 a.m.) to 4 (6:00 p.m.), 2018 at the Congress Center. It is expected to bring together over 400 experts in scientific computing from all over the world. PASC18 is co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS).

The PASC18 theme is “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 Florina Ciorba and Erik Lindahl, the PASC18 Co-Chairs. “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.”

The PASC18 technical program (pasc18.pasc-conference.org/program/schedule/) 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. Over the course of three full days, the program includes, technical sessions with keynotes, panels, minisymposia, peer-reviewed papers and poster sessions. Full papers are published in the ACM Digital Library.

We look forward to advancing scientific computing with you at the Basel Congress Center on July 2-4!

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