[SciPy-User] CFP: Scientific Software Days, Dec 17, Austin, TX

Scientific Software Days softwareday@tacc.utexas....
Wed Oct 10 10:33:15 CDT 2012



Austin TX
December 17 2012

Conference Details and Talk Submission at http://scisoftdays.org/meetings/2012/
Please email questions to softwareday@tacc.utexas.edu

Hosted by the Texas Advanced Computing Center and the Jackson School
of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin.

Scientists use software for their research. Some of them also develop
computational software as part of their research. Scientific Software
Day is an ongoing meeting of users and producers of scientific
software, with presentations by scientific software tool makers and
the users of their tools. The objective is to build cross-disciplinary
community and skills in the diverse set of users and developers of
scientific software, both academic and industrial.

Most groups that use supercomputing cope with their scientific
software environment in isolation, not always relying on prepackaged
“canned” solutions. Many successful lines of research and development
are achieved, but many times less than optimal paths are taken, simply
because computing is done by people stretched between computational
skills and skills in the relevant science and engineering specialties.
Available tools and methods are not always known to the people who
need them, and time pressure makes it hard to make the best use of the
tools available. Support staff at supercomputing centers is stretched
and is best at responding to specific issues rather than offering
broad support.

We seek to build a community to address these needs. The Scientific
Software Day at UT Austin  is intended to nucleate that community. If
you are involved in any end use or development of scientific software,
you can benefit from and contribute to this goal.

This is, therefore, a somewhat unusual call for presentations. Ideal
presentations for Scientific Software Days are of two types: 1)
presentations of generic tools that can be used in scientific software
development and deployment 2) presentations of specific work, focusing
on experience in developing scientific software, workflows, and tool
chains. We are especially seeking presentations of the second type.

We would appreciate a brief introduction to your work intended for a
general scientific audience, and then a focus on your workflow or any
particular aspect of it that presented particular challenges or
required original solutions. The target audience will be a broad
selection of the scientific and engineering communities with a
particular interest in supercomputing. Let’s get to know each other
and learn from one another.

Andy R. Terrel, Ph.D.
Scientific Software Days Organizer
Texas Advanced Computing Center
University of Texas at Austin

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