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Organizing a Conference: My Experiences from the PETSc User Meeting 2016

The PETSc User Meeting 2016 took place in Vienna, Austria, from June 28-30, 2016. Overall, the feedback received from the delegates was very positive; which I was glad to hear as main organizer of the event. In the following I want to share what I consider to be key factors for success and lessons learnt. Continue reading

Join the PETSc User Meeting 2016!

PETSc, the Portable, Extensible Toolkit for Scientific Computing, is one of the world's most widely used software libraries for high-performance computational science. With most of the PETSc core team employed at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, USA, exchange with the European user community was hampered by geographic distance. This year, the PETSc team will reach out to Europe and hold the PETSc User Meeting 2016 on June 28-30 in Vienna, Austria. Continue reading

My Science Blog with Updates each Week in 2016

A vital part in science is to establish new knowledge, which only becomes accessible to the community through communication. Journal papers, conference contributions, etc. are traditional means to communicate new knowledge, but other communication channels have emerged through the Internet. One of these new means of communication are blogs, just like the one you are currently reading. My New Year's resolution of 2016 is to publish at least one blog post per calendar week, mostly covering the topics discussed in the following.

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IuE Summer of Code 2015

In response to the success of our organization Computational Science and Engineering at TU Wien at recent editions of the Google Summer of Code, I'm happy to announce the IuE Summer of Code 2015!

The IuE Summer of Code will be similar in spirit to the Google Summer of Code, but with a focus on students from the TU Wien, particularly from electrical engineering (Since the Institute for Microelectronics (IuE) is part of the faculty of electrical engineering and IT). The range of projects includes semiconductor device simulation, high performance computing, or meshing, to name a few. Full details will be announced at the Info-Meeting on March 9, 2015, at 15:00 in lecture hall EI 3A.

CfP: High Performance Computing Symposium 2015

The 2015 Spring Simulation Multiconference will feature the 23rd High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2015), devoted to the impact of high performance computing and communications on computer simulations. Full information is available at the 23rd High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2015)

Abstract submissions are due on September 12, 2014, but are not compulsory. Full paper submissions are due on November 22, 2014. Continue reading