PASC18 is the fifth edition of the PASC Conference series, 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, 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 theme of PASC18 is Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation, emphasizing 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 and interactive program, PASC18 aims to highlight the computational approaches that computational scientists, computer scientists, and practitioners employ today and will employ over the next decades to address these challenges.

Further information on the scope of the conference can be found under About.

Plenary Speakers

Keynote Presentations

The program includes keynotes from David Bader (Georgia Tech) on massive-scale analytics in real world problems, Marina Becoulet (CEA/IRFM) on first-principles modelling of magnetohydrodynamics in fusion devices, Alice Gabriel (LMU Munich) on extreme-scale earthquake simulations, and Nils Wedi (ECMWF) on kilometer-scale weather and climate simulations.

David A. Bader
Nils P. Wedi
Marina Becoulet
Alice Gabriel

Interdisciplinary Dialogue

This plenary session will focus on quantum chromodynamics.

Constantia Alexandrou
Petros Koumoutsakos

Panel Discussion

The panel discussion will address the main theme of PASC18: "Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation" and explore the critical challenges facing key HPC application areas in the next 5-10 years, based on a mix of knowledge and speculation.

Eng Lim Goh
Torsten Schwede
Nuria Lopez
Matthias Scheffler

"We aim to help close the chasm between compute-driven and data-driven research with an inclusive high quality technical program and broad interest contributions at the intersection of high performance algorithms and implementations that form the scientific computing field."

Florina Ciorba and Erik Lindahl, PASC18 Conference Chairs


PASC18 offers three days of stimulating technical sessions with more than 200 talks in total. The program includes keynote presentations, minisymposia, peer-reviewed papers, posters, an interdisciplinary dialogue, and a panel discussion.

The full program is available here.




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