5th International Conference on

"Large-Scale Scientific Computations"


The conference is organized by the Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Following the traditions, two special tracks are planned:


The conference is scheduled for June 6-10, 2005, with arrival: June 5 and departure: noon June 10.


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

Peter Arbenz (CH), Owe Axelsson (SE), Radim Blaheta (CZ), Pavel Bochev (USA), Susanne Brenner (USA), Carsten Carstensen (DE), Neli Dimitrova (BG), Ivan Dimov (BG), Adolf Ebel (DE), Istvan Farago (HU), Krassimir Georgiev (BG), Todor Gurov (BG), Stefan Heinrich (DE), Ronald Hoppe (DE/USA), Oleg Iliev (DE), Michail Kaschiev (BG), Hans Kosina (AT), Mikhail Krastanov (BG), Ulrich Langer (AT), Raytcho Lazarov (USA), Ivo Marek (CZ), Svetoslav Markov (BG), Peter Minev (CA), Mihail Nedjalkov (USA/BG), Maya Neytcheva (SE), Serge Petiton (FR), Christoph Pflaum (DE), Tetsuya Sakurai (JP), Joachim Schöberl (AT), Dragica Vasileska (USA), Vladimir Veliov (AT/BG), Jerzy Wasniewski (DK), Zahari Zlatev (DK).

Plenary and Invited Speakers

Owe Axelsson (SE), Radim Blaheta (CZ), Susanne Brenner (USA), Carsten Carstensen (DE), Stefan Heinrich (DE), Ulrich Langer (AT), Raytcho Lazarov (USA), Jerzy Wasniewski (DK), Zahari Zlatev (DK)

Currently announced Special Sessions

Online Registration(closed after March 11, 2005)


Proceedings volume containing presented and refereed papers only 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 abstracts January 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance of the talks on the basis of the submitted abstract January 31, 2005
Deadline for registration March 11, 2005
Deadline for submission of full papers March 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance of full papers May 1, 2005

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 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).

The necessary files can be downloaded from: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

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, and a proceedings volume.

                               before May 4, 2005                                        after May 4, 2005

 Non-students             200 EURO                                                       240 EURO
 Students                    110 EURO                                                       130 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 1026, 1 Ivan Vazov Str.
Bank account holder: IPP-BAS, Acad. G. Bonchev Str. 25A, 1113 Sofia

Please indicate: for the conf. LSSC'05, your name.

Please take into consideration that the registration fee is assumed free of all bank transfer charges. Our bank does not have IBAN code yet!


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 5th and check-out on June 10th) and meals (beginning with a dinner on June 5th and ending with a lunch on June 10) is:

200 EURO for a single room;
155 EURO for a bed in double room.

The participants may also contact a travel agency as another variant for their accommodation. Some of the travel agencies provide very attractive packages including air ticket plus hotel reservation.


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 5, Hotel "Kedar" (in the campus of BAS)
Sozopol-Sofia: June 10 (after the lunch from the conference place)

The bus travel from Sofia to Sozopol takes about 6 hours. The price of the round trip 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 Burgas.

If you inform us in advance regarding the precise arrival time at Burgas Airport or at Burgas 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.

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)-722-349;
E-mail: scicom05@parallel.bas.bg