Para 2010: State of the Art in Scientific and Parallel Computing

The School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the
University of Iceland are hosting the conference
Para 2010: State of the Art in Scientific and Parallel Computing
in Reykjavík on June 6-9, 2010

The topics of the conference will include (but are not restricted to) software, hardware, algorithms, tools, environments, as well as applications of scientific and high performance computing.

Short history This will be the 10th Para conference and it will uphold the traditions built up with these. The conferences have all been held in the Nordic countries, but with sizeable participation from other countries. The first three were held annually 1994–1996 in Copenhagen, but since then every two years, in Umeå, Bergen, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Umeå, and the ninth in Trondheim 2008.

Conference schedule
  Morning / Midday Afternoon Evening
Sunday, June 6 Workshop sessions Workshop sessions  
Monday, June 7 Workshop sessions Conference tour  
Tuesday June 8 Workshop sessions Workshop sessions Conference dinner
Wednesday, June 9 Workshop sessions Conference conclusion  

In addition a reception is planned in the evening of Saturday June 5.

Conference organization
The workshop sessions consist of key lectures by leading scientists, about 10 minisymposia in selected areas of High performance computing organized by leading scientists in the respective areas each with 6-12 presentations, and 50-60 contributed papers. The topics include the ones  listed above (software, hardware, algorithms, tools, environments) as well as themes such as cluster computing, grid computing, cloud computing and computational fluid dynamics, and application areas such as meteorology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and biology. The minsymposia and contributed presentations are organized in approximately 6 or 7 parallel streams. Registration opened in January 2010.

Conference fee

  Full Student
Early - until 15 March EUR 425 EUR 280
Regular- until 15 May EUR 450 EUR 300
Late - after 15 May EUR 490 EUR 330

Incl. welcome reception, lunches, conference tour and conference dinner.

Conference proceedings Abstracts of invited lectures and extended abstracts (1-4 pages each) of minisymposium talks and contributed talks will be handed out at the conference. In the autumn of 2010 original papers will be reviewed for publication in the conference proceedings. As for earlier Para meetings these will be be published in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

March 15 Last day to submit abstracts - Extended to 1 April
March 15 Early fee registration deadline
April 5 Last day for notification of abstract acceptance - Extended to 20 April
April 15 Regular fee registration deadline
June 6–9 Para 2010 in Reykjavík
September 15 Deadline for submission of papers for conference proceedings

Venue Para 2010 will take place at the School of Education of the University of Iceland, located centrally in Reykjavík.

Principal members of organizing and steering committees
Jack Dongarra, USA, honorary chair <>
Jerzy Wasniewski, Denmark, chair <>
Kristjan Jonasson, chair <>
Olafur Rognvaldsson, financial manager <>

Web site photographer
Olafia Larusdottir

Travel and lodging
There are direct flights to Iceland from most countries in Western Europe as well as USA and Canada. The major airlines are Icelandair, Iceland Express, and SAS. Travel is sometimes less expensive if the stay includes night between Saturday and Sunday (and this is the main reason why the conference is scheduled to begin on a Sunday). Several rooms in the price range 60–170 euros per night have been reserved in guesthouses and hotels close to the conference venue.

University of Iceland

With participation of
and sponsored by: