Ist Workshop on ``Large-Scale Scientific Computations''

organized by

Oleg P. Iliev†
Svetozar D. Margenov
Panayot S. Vassilevski

†Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (IMI), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS),
"Acad. G. Bontchev" street, Block 8, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

‡Central Laboratory on Parallel Processing (CLPP),
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), "Acad. G. Bontchev" street, Block 25 A,
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria


The Central Laboratory on Parallel Processing (formerly, the Center of Informatics and Computing Technology), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) in cooperation with the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (IMI), BAS will organize workshop on ``Large-Scale Scientific Computations'' which is intended to become a traditional event that will take place every second year beginning 1997. The format of the workshop is expected to be similar to the IMACS International Symposium on Iterative Methods in Linear Algebra, held in Blagoevgrad (June 1995). This first in a row workshop is planned to have special emphasis on:

``Numerical Simulation of Groundwater Contaminant Transport and its Environmental Applications''

in the form of training seminar. For this particular topic we acknowledge the support by ROSTE, the Venice office of UNESCO.


The workshop is scheduled for June 7-June 11, 1997 with arrival: June 6 and departure: noon June 11.


International House of Scientists "F. Curie", Resort "sv. Konstantin i Elena" near Varna.


Specific topics of interest are:

  • Adaptive methods for coupled elliptic systems and convection-diffusion problems;
  • MG/DD (multigrid and domain decomposition) methods for linear/non-linear coupled elliptic and convection-diffusion problems;
  • Multiscale methods; theory and computation;
  • Conservative schemes and mixed finite element computations;
  • Basic iterative methods and robust preconditioning;
  • Parallel performance;
  • Modeling of contaminant transport in hydrology and related applications.

    Scientific Committee

  • Owe Axelsson, KUN, Nijmegen, The Netherlands;
  • Randolph Bank, UC at San Diego, La Jolla, U.S.A.
  • Peter Binev, "Kliment Ohridski" Univ. of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria;
  • Stefka Dimova, "Kliment Ohridski" Univ. of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria;
  • Mikhail Kaschiev, IMI-BAS, Bulgaria;
  • Ivan Dimov, CLPP-BAS, Bulgaria;
  • Raytcho Lazarov, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA;
  • Ulrich Langer, Jochannes Kepler Universitat, Linz, Austria;
  • Junping Wang, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA;
  • Michael Griebel, University of Bonn, Germany;
  • Ragnar Winther, University of Oslo, Norway;
  • Peter Oswald, GMD, Bonn, Germany.
  • Joachim Stoeckler, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany;
  • Lutz Tobiska, Otto von Guericke Universitat, Magdeburg, Germany;
  • Harry Yserentant, University of Tubingen, Germany.

    Plenary and Invited Speakers

    Preliminary list of plenary speakers (of 50 min talks devoted to the special topic of the workshop) and invited speakers (of 40 min talks in the more general area of the workshop):
  • Myron Allen, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA;
  • Wolfgang Dahmen, RWTH, Aachen, Germany;
  • Michael Griebel, University of Bonn, Germany;
  • Sergey V. Nepomnyaschikh, Computing Center, Novosibirsk, Russia;
  • Joseph E. Pasciak, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA;
  • Michael Schafer, University of Darmstadt, Germany;
  • Petr Vabishchevich, Institute of Mathematical Modeling, Moscow,
  • Ragnar Winther, University of Oslo, Norway.

    Special Sessions

    Participants interested in organizing special sessions are invited to contact any member of the local organizing committee.


    Proceedings (in a book form) of only refereed papers will be published (tentatively) by the Publishing house of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (more details later). You can see example LaTeX file for full papers here.

    Conference fee

  • Conference fee: US$ 200 (till April 15, 1997);
  • Late Conference fee: US$ 250;
  • Students Conference fee: US$ 100.
    The fee will include local transportation, excursion and some social events, conference party and a volume of the Proceedings papers. Accommodation, hotel (limited number of rooms in "F. Curie") and meals, can be provided at estimated US$ 45 a day. A list of hotels (walking distance from the conference building) will be provided later (see the WWW-site to be arranged). An early payment of the conference fee will guarantee hotel reservation.

    Students/Recent Ph.D. support

    It is anticipated to support of up to 4 (four) students/recent Ph.D. post-docs (up to three years beyond thesis); namely, their conference fee will be waived and local cost covered. The selection criteria for this will be decided by the local organizing committee based on recommendation letters (for students) and based on the submitted papers for recent PhD holders.

    Contributed papers

    Deadline for submission of extended abstracts (January 15, 1997) and full papers (approximately 10 pages limit) by February 15, 1997 (needed if intended to appear in the Proceedings after a standard but speeded-up journal-type refereeing procedure). LATEX styles will be provided accordingly (cf., later the WWW-site). It is anticipated to have the Proceedings printed out prior to the meeting. More information later.

    Conference secretary

    Ms Sylvia Grozdanova,
    CLPP-BAS, "Acad. G. Bontchev" street, block 25A,
    BG-1113 Sofia, Bulgaria;
    FAX: (-359-2-707-273);
    Last modified: Nov 13, 1996