<font><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">SciPy 2012</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">, the eleventh annual Conference on Scientific Computing with Python, will be held July 16–21, 2012, in Austin, Texas.</span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">At
 this conference, novel scientific applications and libraries related to
 data acquisition, analysis, dissemination and visualization using 
Python are presented. Attended by leading figures from both academia and
 industry, it is an excellent opportunity to experience the cutting edge
 of scientific software development.</span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">The
 conference is preceded by two days of tutorials, during which community
 experts provide training on several scientific Python packages. 
 Following the main conference will be two days of coding sprints.</span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">We invite you to give a talk or present a poster at SciPy 2012.</span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">The list of topics that are appropriate for the conference includes (but is not limited to):</span></font><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">


<li style="vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"><font><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">new Python libraries for science and engineering;</span></font></li>


<li style="vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"><font><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">applications of Python in solving scientific or computational problems;</span></font></li>


<li style="vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"><font><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">high performance, parallel and GPU computing with Python;</span></font></li>


<li style="vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"><font><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">use of Python in science education.</span></font></li>


</ul><font><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold"><br>


Specialized Tracks</span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Two specialized tracks run in parallel to the main conference:</span></font><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">


<li style="vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"><font><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">High Performance Computing with Python</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"><br>


Whether
 your algorithm is distributed, threaded, memory intensive or latency 
bound, Python is making headway into the problem.  We are looking for 
performance driven designs and applications in Python.  Candidates 
include the use of Python within a parallel application, new 
architectures, and ways of making traditional applications execute more 
efficiently.</span></font></li></ul><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li style="vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">


<font><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Visualization</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"><br>


They
 say a picture is worth a thousand words--we’re interested in both! 
 Python provides numerous visualization tools that allow scientists to 
show off their work, and we want to know about any new tools and 
techniques out there.  Come show off your latest graphics, whether it’s 
an old library with a slick new feature, a new library out to challenge 
the status quo, or simply a beautiful result.</span></font></li></ul><font><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold"><br>Domain-specific Mini-symposia</span><br>
<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Mini-symposia on the following topics are also being organized:</span></font><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">


<li style="vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"><font><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Computational bioinformatics</span></font></li>


<li style="vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"><font><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Meteorology and climatology</span></font></li>


<li style="vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"><font><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Astronomy and astrophysics</span></font></li>


<li style="vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"><font><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Geophysics</span></font></li>


</ul><font><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold"><br>


Talks, papers and posters</span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br>
<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">We invite you to take part by submitting a talk or poster abstract.  Instructions are on the conference website</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:rgb(234,153,153);text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">:</span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">  </span><a href="http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2012/papers.php" target="_blank"><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"> </span></a><a href="http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2012/talks" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline">http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2012/talks</span></a><a href="http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2012/papers.php" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline">.php</span></a><br>


<a href="http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2012/papers.php" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline"></span></a><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Selected talks are included as papers in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings, to be published online.</span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Tutorials</span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Tutorials
 will be given July 16–17.  We invite instructors to submit proposals 
for half-day tutorials on topics relevant to scientific computing with 
Python.  See</span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">  </span><a href="http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2011/tutorials.php" target="_blank"><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline">http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2012/tutorials.php</span></a><br>


<a href="http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2011/tutorials.php" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline"></span></a><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">for
 information about submitting a tutorial proposal.  To encourage 
tutorials of the highest quality, the instructor (or team of 
instructors) is given a $1,000 stipend for each half day tutorial. </span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold"><br>Student/Community Scholarships</span><br>
<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">We
 anticipate providing funding for students and for active members of the
 SciPy community who otherwise might not be able to attend the 
conference.  See</span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">  </span><a href="http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2011/student.php" target="_blank"><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline">http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2012/student.php</span></a><br>


<a href="http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2011/student.php" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline"></span></a><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">for scholarship application guidelines.</span><br>
<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold"><br>


Be a Sponsor</span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">The
 SciPy conference could not run without the generous support of the 
institutions and corporations who share our enthusiasm for Python as a 
tool for science.  Please consider sponsoring SciPy 2012.  For more 
information, see</span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">   </span><a href="http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2012/sponsor/index.php" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline">http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2012/sponsor/index.php</span></a><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold"></span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold"><br><br>Important dates:</span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:italic;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">   </span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Monday, April 30</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">: Talk abstracts and tutorial proposals due.</span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">   </span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Monday, May 7</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">: Accepted tutorials announced.</span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">   </span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Monday, May 13</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">: Accepted talks announced.</span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">   </span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Monday, June 18</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">: Early registration ends. (Price increases after this date.)</span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">   </span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Sunday, July 8</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">: Online registration ends.</span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">   </span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Monday-Tuesday, July 16 - 17</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">: Tutorials</span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">   </span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Wednesday-Thursday, July 18 - July 19</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">: Conference</span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">   </span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Friday-Saturday, July 20 - July 21</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">: Sprints</span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">We look forward to seeing you all in Austin this year!</span><br>


<span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">The SciPy 2012 Team</span><br>


<a href="http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2012/organizers.php" target="_blank">http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2012/organizers.php</a><br></font><br><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;font-size:15px;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal"></span>