Scientific Software Days 2017
The 8th Annual Scientific Software Days Conference
April 27--28, 2017
Scientific Software Days (SSD) is a successful regional conference that has been held for eight 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:
- Share best practices among scientific software communities.
- Share the latest tools and technology relevant to scientific software.
Past keynotes speakers include Greg Wilson (2008), Victoria Stodden (2009), Steve Easterbrook (2010), Fernando Perez (2011), Aleksandra Pawlik and Will Schroeder (2012), Neil Chue Hong (2013), Jeff Hammond and Robert van de Geijn (2016).
Beatrice Riviere Rice University
Software development for porous media modeling
Mark Hoemmen Sandia National Laboratories
Thread parallelism in Trilinos' sparse linear algebra interfaces and linear solvers slides (.pptx)
Sherry Li Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Experience of developing sparse matrix algorithms and software for sustainability slides (.pdf)
Wolfgang Bangerth Colorado State University
Lessons from running open source projects: Building sustainable software and sustainable communities slides (.pdf)
Dan Negrut University of Wisconsin-Madison
Computational Dynamics with Chrono: From Granular Dynamics to Additive Manufacturing to Autonomous Vehicle Simulation slides (folder)
Lois Curfman McInnes Argonne National Laboratory
Toward Productive and Sustainable Community Software Ecosystems for Computational Science slides (.pdf)
Chris Simmons University of Texas at Austin
Building Confidence in Other People's Software slides (.pdf)
Jim Bowring College of Charleston
Advanced Cyber Infrastructure for Geochronology as a Collaborative Endeavor: A Decade of Progress, A Decade of Plans
Paul Bauman SUNY Buffalo
Hands-on GRINS workshop
Jerome Vienne Texas Advanced Computing Center
MPI Tuning Workshop slides (folder)
Two parallel workshops will be held on the second day. These workshops are hands-on and participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along with the material.
Thur., Apr. 27
- 8:00--9:00 Registration/Breakfast
- 9:00--10:00 Keynote: Beatrice Riviere
- 10:00--10:30 Coffee
- 10:30--11:05 Chris Simmons
- 11:05--11:40 Wolfgang Bangerth
- 11:40--12:15 Lois Curfman McInnes
- 12:15--1:30 Lunch
- 1:30--2:05 Jim Bowring
- 2:05--2:40 Dan Negrut
- 2:40--3:15 Sherry Li
- 3:15--4:30 SIAM Student Chapter Social Hour
Fri., Apr. 28
- 7:45--8:15 Breakfast
- 8:15--9:15 Keynote: Mark Hoemmen
- 9:15--9:30 Coffee
- 9:30--11:45 GRINS Workshop: Paul Bauman // MPI Tuning Workshop: Jerome Vienne
- 11:45--12:45 Lunch
- 12:45--1:30 GRINS Workshop: Paul Bauman // MPI Tuning Workshop: Jerome Vienne
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.
- If you register as a student, please remember to bring valid student ID with you to the event.
- Refunds will be allowed up until two weeks before the event.
- To present proof of your registration purchase at the conference, please either print out your ticket or use the Eventbrite mobile app to present your ticket.
Location & Travel
The conference has a limited amount of funding to support students traveling to the conference. Priority will be given to members of underrepresented groups (underrepresented genders, underrepresented races, and persons with disabilities).
To apply for travel support, please fill out
this Google Form (inactive).
There is no reserved conference hotel block, but here are some 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.
- Sergey Fomel, University of Texas at Austin
- Robert Kirby, Baylor University
- Matt Knepley, Rice University
- Kevin Long, Texas Tech University
- Suzanne Pierce, Texas Advance Computing Center
- James Stewart, Sandia National Laboratories