[Baypiggies] SciPy 2009 Call for Papers

Jarrod Millman millman at berkeley.edu
Mon May 18 16:50:13 CEST 2009

SciPy 2009 Call for Papers

SciPy 2009, the 8th Python in Science conference, will be held
from August 18-23, 2009 at Caltech in Pasadena, CA, USA.

Each year SciPy attracts leading figures in research and scientific
software development with Python from a wide range of scientific and
engineering disciplines. The focus of the conference is both on scientific
libraries and tools developed with Python and on scientific or engineering
achievements using Python.

We welcome contributions from the industry as well as the academic world.
Indeed, industrial research and development as well academic research
face the challenge of mastering IT tools for exploration, modeling and

We look forward to hearing your recent breakthroughs using Python!

Submission of Papers

The program features tutorials, contributed papers, lightning talks, and
bird-of-a-feather sessions. We are soliciting talks and accompanying
papers (either formal academic or magazine-style articles) that discuss
topics which center around scientific computing using Python. These
include applications, teaching, future development directions, and
research. A collection of peer-reviewed articles will be published as
part of the proceedings.

Proposals for talks are submitted as extended abstracts. There are two
categories of talks:

 Paper presentations

     These talks are 35 minutes in duration (including questions). A one page
     abstract of no less than 500 words (excluding figures and references)
     should give an outline of the final paper. Proceeding papers are due two
     weeks after the conference, and may be in a formal academic style, or in
     a more relaxed magazine-style format.

 Rapid presentations

     These talks are 10 minutes in duration. An abstract of between
     300 and 700 words should describe the topic and motivate its
     relevance to scientific computing.

In addition, there will be an open session for lightning talks during which
any attendee willing to do so is invited to do a couple-of-minutes-long

If you wish to present a talk at the conference, please create an account
on the website (http://conference.scipy.org). You may then submit an abstract
by logging in, clicking on your profile and following the "Submit an
abstract" link.

Submission Guidelines

* Submissions should be uploaded via the online form.
* Submissions whose main purpose is to promote a commercial product or
  service will be refused.
* All accepted proposals must be presented at the SciPy conference by
  at least one author.
* Authors of an accepted proposal can provide a final paper for
  publication in the conference proceedings. Final papers are limited
  to 7 pages, including diagrams, figures, references, and appendices.
  The papers will be reviewed to help ensure the high-quality of the

For further information, please visit the conference homepage:

Important Dates

* Friday, June 26: Abstracts Due
* Saturday, July 4: Announce accepted talks, post schedule
* Friday, July 10: Early Registration ends
* Tuesday-Wednesday, August 18-19: Tutorials
* Thursday-Friday, August 20-21: Conference
* Saturday-Sunday, August 22-23: Sprints
* Friday, September 4: Papers for proceedings due


Two days of tutorials to the scientific Python tools will precede the
conference. There will be two tracks:  one for introduction of the basic
tools to beginners and one for more advanced tools. Tutorials will be
announced later.

Birds of a Feather Sessions

If you wish to organize a birds-of-a-feather session to discuss some
specific area of scientific development with Python, please contact the
organizing committee.

Executive Committee

* Jarrod Millman, UC Berkeley, USA (Conference Chair)
* Gaël Varoquaux, INRIA Saclay, France (Program Co-Chair)
* Stéfan van der Walt, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
(Program Co-Chair)
* Fernando Pérez, UC Berkeley, USA (Tutorial Chair)

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