Scientific Software Days (SSD) is a successful regional conference that has been held for seven years running at the University of Texas, Austin. This year we are seeking to expand the impact of the conference to a national scale. The target audience are users and developers of scientific software, and the goals of the conference are two fold:
Past keynotes speakers include Greg Wilson (2008), Victoria Stodden (2009), Steve Easterbrook (2010), Fernando Perez (2011), Aleksandra Pawlik and Will Schroeder (2012), and Neil Chue Hong (2013).
|Thur., Feb. 25||Fri., Feb. 25|
|9:00–10:00||Keynote: Robert van de Geijn||Keynote: Mark Hoemmen|
|10:30–10:55||Cory Quammen||Brian Adams|
|10:55–11:20||Jeff Hammond||Simon Funke|
|11:20–11:45||Iain Dunning||Roy Stogner|
|1:15–1:40||Fernando Perez||Tim Davis|
|1:40–2:05||Jed Brown||Victor Eijkhout|
|2:05–2:40||Ridgway Scott||James Howison|
|3:00–4:00 Poster session||2:45–3:30 Panel & Closing Announcements|
Conference registration is done through Eventbrite. Click the 'Register' button and you can then select what type of registration (student vs. non-student) to purchase.
A poster session will be held on Thursday, February 25, where participants can share their work related to scientific software. Posters may present specific scientific libraries, packages, frameworks, etc.; they may also present work addressing common issues in scientific software development, such as reproducibility, verification, profiling, portability, performance, etc.
If you are interested in participating, please email the conference organizers (email@example.com), and include the names of all authors, the title, and an abstract (max. 75 words) for your poster. Poster presenters may also prepare 2-3 slides for a lightning talk before the poster session, if they choose.
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites: click here to book. The deadline for this block is February 9th.
Here are some other options that are reasonably convenient:
Public transportation: Capital Metro has frequent routes to and from the UT campus; UT-specific route information can be found here. Route 7 is the nearest route for the Embassy Suites hotel; routes 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8 all go from campus to stops downtown, as well as the 801 rapid. Capital Metro also has buses to and from the airport.
Visitor parking information for UT Austin can be found here.