[ANN][X-Post] SciPy India 2010 Call for Papers & Participation
2010-11-03 13:36:10 GMT
SciPy 2010 Call for Papers & Participation
The second SciPy India Conference (scipy.in) will be held from December 13th to 18th, 2010 at IIIT-Hyderabad (http://www.iiit.ac.in/).
Scipy.in is a conference providing opportunities to spread the use of the Python programming language in the Scientific Computing community in India. It provides a unique opportunity to interact with the "Who's who" of the Python for Scientific Computing fraternity and learn, understand, participate and contribute what is happening in the realms of Scientific Computing using Python. Attendees of the conference and participants of the sprints planned will be able to access and review the tools available, apart from learning domain-specific applications and how the tools apply to a plethora of application problems.
One of the goals of the conference is to combine education, engineering and science with computing through the medium of Python and thereby extrapolate on how powerful Scientific Computing is in various fields and among different communities.
At this conference, novel applications and breakthroughs made in the pursuit of science 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.
The conference is followed by three days of tutorials and code sprints, during which community experts provide training on several scientific Python packages.
We invite you to take part by submitting a talk abstract or register as a participant on the conference website at: http://scipy.in
We solicit talks and accompanying papers (either formal academic or magazine-style articles) that discuss topics regarding scientific computing using Python, including applications, teaching, development and research. Papers are included in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings, published online.
Please note that submissions primarily aimed at the promotion of a commercial product or service will not be considered.
Wednesday, Nov. 10: Abstracts Due
Monday, Nov. 15: Schedule announced
Sunday, Dec. 05: Proceedings paper submission due
Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 13-14: Conference
Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 15-17: Tutorials/Sprints
Saturday, Dec. 18: Sprints
The invited speakers
* Fernando Perez -- PhD from University of Colorado. Currently at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. Original author and leader of the IPython project for interactive computing (http://ipython.scipy.org), and member of the Python Software Foundation.
* John Hunter -- Ph.D. from University of Chicago. Currently at Tradelink, Inc. Chicago. Original author and lead developer of the scientific visualization package matplotlib.
* Perry Greenfield -- PhD, MIT. Currently at Space Telescope Science Institute, Maryland, USA. Has pioneered the use of Python in astronomy. He and his group have developed PyRAF, numarray (the precursor to current numpy capabilities), PyFITS and involved with the development of matplotlib.
* Prabhu Ramachandran -- PhD, IIT Madras. Currently a faculty member at IIT Bombay. He is the co-founder of the Indian Linux User Group - Chennai (ILUGC) and is the creator and lead developer of the (FOSS-India-award-winning) Mayavi and TVTK Python packages (http://code.enthought.com/projects/mayavi). Currently heads the FOSSEE (http://fossee.in) project.
* Stéfan van der Walt -- PhD, Stellenbosch University, SA. Currently a researcher and lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Stellenbosch University. One of the developers of the NumPy and SciPy packages.
* Jarrod Millman -- Member of the SciPy steering committee and an active contributor to both the NumPy and SciPy projects. He is the acting managing director and the director of computing for UC Berkeley's Neuroscience Institute, where he helped found the Neuroimaging in Python (NiPy) project.
* Satrajit Ghosh -- PhD Boston University. Currently a faculty member of the Speech and Hearing Biosciences and Technology program, Harvard-MIT. He is managing the development of the NiPy project (http://nipy.org/nipype/).
* Asokan Pichai -- Head - Software Engineering at TalentSprint. Consultant/Project manager for the Python group of the FOSSEE project. He has immense experience in the field of training and instructional design.
* Jarrod Millman, Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley, USA (Conference Co-Chair)
* Prabhu Ramachandran, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay, India (Conference Co-Chair)
* FOSSEE Team
* EnhanceEdu Team
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, open source, extensible programming language. It combines clarity and readability, making it an extremely powerful language that can be used for various applications and problems.
Python is simple and easy to learn and apply. It offers an interactive environment in which to explore procedural, functional and object oriented approaches to problem solving. Its high level data structures, extensive documentation and clear syntax make it an ideal first language, while the large number of existing libraries make it suitable to tackle almost any programming tasks. Its simplicity makes it easy to adapt to multiple educational domains.
Python has several libraries that enable numeric and symbolic computing. It also interfaces well with native codes in C,C++ and FORTRAN and has excellent libraries for plotting/visualization. Python also provides libraries for general purpose computing including generating user interfaces and web development. These, coupled with it's interactive interpreter, make Python an excellent language for Scientific Computing.
All these features when combined with their wide-ranging applications make Python a perfect fit for use in Education, Industry and Scientific Computing.
Registration, accommodation and food are offered at highly subsidized rates for teachers and students, while registration and food will be offered to all conference participants at subsidized rates. Details about the fees can be found at: http://scipy.in/scipyin/2010/about/fees/
The posters can be downloaded from the website : http://scipy.in/scipyin/2010/publicity/
Feel free to email the organizers at info-zGeapmP1gKD/PtFMR13I2A@public.gmane.org
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