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SciPy 2012, the eleventh annual Conference on Scientific Computing with Python, will be held July 16–21, 2012, in Austin, Texas.
At this conference, novel scientific applications and libraries related to data acquisition, analysis, dissemination and visualization 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 preceded by two days of tutorials, during which community experts provide training on several scientific Python packages. Following the main conference will be two days of coding sprints.
We invite you to give a talk or present a poster at SciPy 2012.
The list of topics that are appropriate for the conference includes (but is not limited to):
new Python libraries for science and engineering; applications of Python in solving scientific or computational problems; high performance, parallel and GPU computing with Python; use of Python in science education.
Two specialized tracks run in parallel to the main conference:
High Performance Computing with Python Whether your algorithm is distributed, threaded, memory intensive or latency bound, Python is making headway into the problem. We are looking for performance driven designs and applications in Python. Candidates include the use of Python within a parallel application, new architectures, and ways of making traditional applications execute more efficiently.
Visualization They say a picture is worth a thousand words--we’re interested in both! Python provides numerous visualization tools that allow scientists to show off their work, and we want to know about any new tools and techniques out there. Come show off your latest graphics, whether it’s an old library with a slick new feature, a new library out to challenge the status quo, or simply a beautiful result.
Mini-symposia on the following topics are also being organized:
Computational bioinformatics Meteorology and climatology Astronomy and astrophysics Geophysics
Talks, papers and posters
We invite you to take part by submitting a talk or poster abstract. Instructions are on the conference website:
Selected talks are included as papers in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings, to be published online.
Tutorials will be given July 16–17. We invite instructors to submit proposals for half-day tutorials on topics relevant to scientific computing with Python. See
for information about submitting a tutorial proposal. To encourage tutorials of the highest quality, the instructor (or team of instructors) is given a $1,000 stipend for each half day tutorial.
We anticipate providing funding for students and for active members of the SciPy community who otherwise might not be able to attend the conference. See
for scholarship application guidelines.
Be a Sponsor
The SciPy conference could not run without the generous support of the institutions and corporations who share our enthusiasm for Python as a tool for science. Please consider sponsoring SciPy 2012. For more information, see
Monday, April 30: Talk abstracts and tutorial proposals due. Monday, May 7: Accepted tutorials announced. Monday, May 13: Accepted talks announced.
Monday, June 18: Early registration ends. (Price increases after this date.) Sunday, July 8: Online registration ends.
Monday-Tuesday, July 16 - 17: Tutorials Wednesday-Thursday, July 18 - July 19: Conference Friday-Saturday, July 20 - July 21: Sprints
We look forward to seeing you all in Austin this year!
The SciPy 2012 Team http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2012/organizers.php