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The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference
Jun 12, 2019 09:00 AM to Jun 14, 2019 06:00 PM (Europe/Vienna / UTC200)
Zurich (Switzerland)
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PASC19 is the sixth edition of the PASC Conference series, an international and interdisciplinary 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.

The Conference is co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the PASC structuring project and it is managed by the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS).



Exascale and Beyond

Hardware and software, the Ying and the Yang of the supercomputing community, have always been fundamental driving forces that have spurred mutual development. The PASC19 theme "Exascale and Beyond" aims to foster the dialogue and interaction among those two branches of HPC research to jointly move forward in the advent of Exascale computers.

According to various recent announcements from across the globe, Exascale systems are projected to be available to users in only a few years from now. Such an enormous increase in computing power will inevitably drive the computational approaches to scientific problems — be it through simulations, data-driven approaches, or even in a combined fashion — to a next level.

Meanwhile, with radical changes both in the architectures and the parallel scales of these emerging systems, we expect substantial challenges for the domain scientists to make full utilization of these supercomputers. Therefore, the synergy of experts from the different parts of the HPC scene will be required to achieve what we consider to be our common goal: to generate scientific insights.

Through its rich and interactive program, PASC19 aims to highlight the common challenges and the opportunities for computer architects, software developers, and domain experts in the realm of Exascale systems. As a multi-disciplinary conference, PASC19 is committed to promoting interaction among scientists from different domains, with the goal to collect and inspire ideas for exascale systems, applications, and the related science.

Target Audience

PASC19  seeks to engage participants from academia, research labs and industry to address important issues in HPC and computational science. PASC19 is inviting researchers from diverse scientific backgrounds to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange of expertise. The conference is an opportunity for researchers in branches of science that require computer modeling and high-performance simulations to discuss computational techniques and technologies.


As in previous years, the technical program of PASC19 is organized around eight scientific domains:

  • Climate and Weather
  • Chemistry and Materials
  • Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
  • Emerging Application Domains (incl. but not limited to social sciences, finance)
  • Engineering (incl. but not limited to CFD, computational mechanics, computational engineering materials, turbulent flow)
  • Life Sciences (incl. but not limited to biophysics, genomics, bioinformatics, systems biology, neuroscience and computational biology)
  • Physics (incl. but not limited to astrophysics, cosmology, plasma modelling, QCD)
  • Solid Earth Dynamics

The three-day program includes keynote presentations, minisymposia, peer-reviewed papers, panels and poster sessions. The conference is co-sponsored by ACM SIGHPC, and full papers are published in the ACM Digital Library.