7th International Conference on

"Large-Scale Scientific Computations"


The conference is organized by the Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Special Event

The conference is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Zahari Zlatev.


The conference is scheduled for June 4-8, 2009, with arrival: June 3 and departure: noon June 8.


The conference will be held at the Bulgarian Red Cross Educational Center in Sozopol (map of Sozopol), a picturesque town on the Black Sea coast, 36 km to the south from Burgas (the nearest international airport).


Specific topics of interest (but not limited to) are the following:

Scientific Committee

A. Andreev (BG), E. Atanassov (BG), P. Arbenz (CH), R. Blaheta (CZ), P. Bochev (USA) - SIAM representative, P. D'Ambra (IT), I. Dimov (BG), S. Dimova (BG), I. Faragó (HU), A. Ebel (DE), Y. Efendiev (USA), S. Fidanova (BG), K. Georgiev (BG), T. Gurov (BG), O. Iliev (DE), A. Karaivanova (BG), J. Karátson (HU), M. Katsoulakis (USA), S. Korotov (FI), M. Krastanov (BG), J. Kraus (AT), U. Langer (AT), R. Lazarov (USA) - SIAM representative, I. Lirkov (BG), F. Luna (ES), T. Manteuffel (USA), S. Margenov (BG), S. Markov (BG), P. Minev (CA), V. Mitin (USA), M. Nedjalkov (BG/AT), H. Neunzert (DE), M. Neytcheva (SE), M. Paprzycki (PL), P. Popov (USA), D. Ridzal (USA), K. Sabelfeld (DE), F. Tröltzsch (DE), P. Vassilevski (USA), V. Veliov (AT/BG), J. Wasniewski (DK), Z. Zlatev (DK), L. Zikatanov (USA).

Plenary Invited Talks

Peter Arbenz (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
µ-Finite Element Analysis of Human Bone Structures

Yalchin Efendiev (Texas A&M University, College Station, USA)
Mixed Multiscale Finite Element Methods Using Limited Global Information

Ulrich Langer (Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria)
Fast Solvers for Non-linear Time-harmonic Problems

James Adler and Thomas Manteuffel (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
First-order System Least-Squares (FOSLS) Approach to Resistive Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Equations

Karl Sabelfeld (ICMMG, Novosibirsk, and WIAS, Berlin, Germany)
Stochastic Simulation for Solving Random Boundary Value Problems and Some Applications

Fredi Tröltzsch (Technical University, Berlin, Germany)
On Finite Element Error Estimates for Optimal Control Problems with Elliptic PDEs

Zahari Zlatev (National Environmental Research Institute, Roskilde, Denmark), István Faragó and Ágnes Havasi
On the Stability Properties of the Richardson Extrapolation Applied Together with the θ-method

Special Sessions

We plan to continue publishing the proceedings of only refereed and presented papers as a special volume of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

Important deadlines
Deadline for submission of abstracts January 15, 2009
Notification of acceptance of the talks on the basis of the submitted abstract January 31, 2009
Deadline for registration February 15, 2009
Deadline for submission of full papers March 15, 2009
Notification of acceptance of full papers April 30, 2009

Abstracts and contributed papers

The abstracts (up to 1 page stating clearly the originality of the results) are to be written in standard LaTeX. The length of the contributed papers is limited up to 8 pages. It is assumed that one participant will present not more than one talk.

The abstracts and papers are to be sent to: scicom09@parallel.bas.bg

It is highly recommended to prepare the source file in LaTeX2e using the Springer class file llncs.cls (llncs.dem is a sample input file which you may take as a source for your own input and you can prepare the references as Springer requests).

You can download the needed files from: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.

Conference fee

The conference fees cover: the booklet of abstracts, conference materials, the publication of conference proceedings, the coffee breaks, the conference reception and official dinner, the excursion, and local transportation from Burgas Airport and Burgas Railway Station.

                               before May 6, 2009                                        after May 6, 2009

 Non-students             250 EURO                                                       280 EURO
 Students                    160 EURO                                                       180 EURO

The fee for accompanying person is 90 EURO.

Bank account
IBAN:             BG73 UNCR 9660 3448 5807 11
BANK:           Unicredit Bulbank
TOWN:          SOFIA 1574, Shipchenski prohod blvd. 63
Bank account holder: IPP-BAS, Acad. G. Bonchev Str. 25A, 1113 Sofia

Please indicate: for the conf. LSSC'09 and your name.

The registration fee should be received at the Conference bank account free of bank transfer charges.


There is a limited number of rooms, reserved for the participants at the location where the conference will take place.
The total price for 5 nights lodging (check-in on June 3 and check-out on June 8) and meals (beginning with a dinner on June 3 and ending with a lunch on June 8) is:

240 EURO for a single room;
180 EURO for a bed in double room.

The Accommodation Fees are payable at the Registration Desk in EURO (cash).

The participants may also contact their travel agencies as an alternative variant for arrangement of accommodation in Sozopol. Some of the travel agencies provide very attractive packages including air ticket plus hotel reservation.


For the conference participants who will fly to Sofia, we will arrange a special bus from Sofia to Sozopol and return as follows:

Sofia-Sozopol: 16:30, June 3, Hotel of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (it was known before as hotel "Kedar")
Sozopol-Sofia: June 8 (after the lunch from the conference place)

The bus trip takes about 6 hours.

Another attractive way to organize your travel is to use a direct charter flight to Bourgas.

If you inform us in advance about the precise arrival time on June 3, at Bourgas Airport or at Bourgas Railway/Buss Station, we will provide (free of additional charge) a special transportation to the conference place in Sozopol.

Local Organizing Committee

G. Bencheva, P. Boyanova, S. Grozdanova, N. Kosturski, I. Lirkov, S. Margenov, Y. Vutov

Chairman of the organizing committee

Prof. Svetozar Margenov
IPP-BAS, Acad. G. Bonchev, Bl. 25A,
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Conference secretary

Mrs. Silvia Grozdanova,
IPP-BAS, Acad. G. Bonchev, Bl. 25A,
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria;
FAX: +359-2-8722-349;
E-mail: scicom09@parallel.bas.bg