PASC20 Conference

University of Geneva (Uni Mail)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PASC20 Conference has been postponed to 2021. 
The new dates for the conference – PASC21 – are July 5 to 7, 2021, at the same location – the University of Geneva (Uni Mail), in Geneva, Switzerland. We invite you to save the dates, and we look forward to welcoming you in Geneva next year.

The PASC Conference series is 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).

The conference will be chaired by Prof.  Bastien Chopard (University of Geneva, Switzerland) and Prof. Sinéad Ryan (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland).


The program includes keynote presentationspapersminisymposia and poster sessions, a panel discussion, and an interdisciplinary dialogue.


Theme: New Challenges, New Computing Paradigms

Computational science is crucially important across diverse research communities from traditional topics in physics and chemistry to new applications in life and social sciences.

The drive to exascale computing, together with new computational paradigms in machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data present opportunities for science and society but also significant challenges for both traditional HPC and the new user communities.

This growing community requires increased computing power, new heterogeneous architecture paradigms, new software and new policies for resource access while benchmarks like High-Performance Linpack are becoming less and less representative of the computing ecosystems. Although new hardware solutions are emerging, computers become fatter, not faster, and exploiting the coming exascale systems remains a challenge for many traditional HPC applications.

PASC20 aims to open discussions on these new challenges, explore problems and propose solutions to address them and shape the future of scientific computing.

Target Audience

PASC20  seeks to engage participants from academia, research labs and industry to address important issues in HPC and computational science. PASC20 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.

Student Volunteer Program

In an effort to facilitate student participation, PASC20 offers the opportunity to apply for the Student Volunteer Program: https://pasc20.pasc-conference.org/about/student-volunteer-program/

Papers Program

Chairs: Prof. Sunita Chandrasekaran (University of Delaware) and Prof. Ümit V. Çatalyürek (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Papers Program Committee: pasc20.pasc-conference.org/about/papers-program-committee/

Minisymposia and Posters Program

Chairs: Prof. Bastien Chopard (University of Geneva, Switzerland) and Prof. Sinéad Ryan (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Minisymposia and Posters Committee: pasc20.pasc-conference.org/about/minisymposia-and-posters-program-committee/

Further information is available on the conference website at: https://pasc20.pasc-conference.org/