4th International Conference on

"Large-Scale Scientific Computations"


The Central Laboratory on Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Division of Numerical Analysis and Statistics, University of Rousse, will organize the Fourth International Conference on "Large-Scale Scientific Computations". Two special tracks are planned:

Special Event

The conference is devoted to the 60th anniversary of Raytcho Lazarov.


The conference is scheduled for June 4-8, 2003, with arrival: June 3 and departure: noon June 8.


The conference will be held at the Bulgarian Red Cross Educational Center in 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

Peter Arbenz (CH), Owe Axelsson (NL), Radim Blaheta (CZ), Ivan Dimov (BG), Zdenek Dostal (CZ), Istvan Farago (HU), Vladimir Getov (UK),  Krassimir Georgiev (BG), Michael Griebel (DE), Oleg Iliev (DE), Michail Kaschiev (BG), Yuri Kuznetsov (US), Ulrich Langer (AT), Raytcho Lazarov (US) - SIAM representative, Ivo Marek (CZ), Svetoslav Markov (BG), Michael Mascagni (US), Peter Minev (CA), Maya Neytcheva (SE),  Marcin Paprzycki (US) - SIAM representative, Michael Schaefer (DE), Panayot Vassilevski (US), Zahari Zlatev (DK);

Plenary and Invited Speakers

Currently announced Special Sessions

Online Registration


Proceedings of only refereed and presented papers will be printed in a book form. The conference proceedings will be published as a special volume of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Important deadlines
Deadline for submission of extended abstracts January  15, 2003
Notification of acceptance of the talks on the basis of the submitted abstract January  31, 2003
Deadline for submission of full papers March 15, 2003
Notification of acceptance of full papers May 1, 2003

Contributed papers

The abstracts (up to 1 page stating clearly the originality of the results) should be written in standard LaTeX. The length of the contributed papers is limited up to 8 pages.

The source file of the paper is highly recommended to be prepared in Latex2e with 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:

Conference fee

The conference fee will cover a booklet of abstracts, an excursion, a conference dinner, a reception, transportation from and to the Burgas Airport, as well as expenses for publishing of the submitted papers. The proceedings volume will be available at additional cost (to be specified later, subject to negotiations with the publisher).
before May 4, 2003 after May 4, 2003
Non-students 180 EURO 230 EURO
Students 100 EURO 120 EURO

The fee for accompanying persons is 80 EURO.
An early payment of the conference fee will guarantee hotel reservation.

The early registration fee is to be transferred to the following bank account:

ACCOUNT:   3248580709
BRANCH:      SLATINA - 66076477
TOWN:          SOFIA 1040, 1 Ivan Vazov Str.

Please indicate: CLPP-BAS: for the Conference on Large-Scale Scientific Computations.

Please take into consideration that the registration fee is assumed free of all bank transfer charges. For quicker and cheaper transfers you can use the SWIFT code.


The participants is offered a full board and accommodation in the conference place under the following conditions:
in Single room: 180 EURO
in Double room: 140 EURO

These accommodation fees cover: full board for the whole duration of the conference (arrival date June 3 beginning with a dinner and departure date June 8 ending up with a lunch).


The late Conference Registration Fee and the Accommodation Fee are payable at the Registration Desk in EURO (cash). So far, we are not able to accept credit cards or checks. Moreover, please note that all Bulgarian banks and change offices, accept only clean, undamaged (and crispy) notes and we, at the registration desk, must do so as well.


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 "Kedar" (in the campus of BAS)
Sozopol-Sofia: June 8 (after the lunch from the conference place)

The bus travel from Sofia to Sozopol takes at about 6 hours.
The return price will be not more than 30 EURO, payable at the conference registration desk.

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 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.

Social Program

The social program includes welcome party, conference dinner, excursion. All events of the social program are free of additional charge.

Additional events will be arranged for the group of accompanying persons.

Conference secretary

Mrs. Silvia Grozdanova,
CLPP-BAS, Acad. G. Bontchev, Bl. 25A,
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria;
FAX: (-359-2)-722-349;
E-mail: silvia@parallel.bas.bg