2nd Workshop on "Large-Scale Scientific Computations"

organized by
Svetozar D. Margenov and Panayot S. Vassilevski
Central Laboratory on Parallel Processing (CLPP)
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)
Acad. G. Bontchev Str., Block 25 A
1113 Sofia, BULGARIA
E-mail: margenov@parallel.bas.bg, panayot@llnl.gov
Plamen Yalamov
Division of Numerical Analysis and Statistics (DNAS)
University of Rouse
7017 Rouse, BULGARIA
E-mail: yalamov@ami.ru.acad.bg
in cooperation with
SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing

Special Event

Dedicated to the 65th birthday of Owe Axelsson.


The Central Laboratory on Parallel Processing of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Division of Numerical Analysis and Statistics of the University of Rouse will organize the second workshop on "Large-Scale Scientific Computations". This second in a row workshop fits in the scientific framework of the first one, held in the International House of Scientists "F. Curie", Varna, Bulgaria, June 7-11, 1997, and is planned to have two special tracks:

"Computational Linear Algebra"

"Large-Scale Scientific Computations of Engineering and Environmental Problems"


The workshop is scheduled for June 2-6, 1999; arrival on June 1, and departure after midday on June 6.


The workshop will be held at the Conference Center of BULBANK in Sozopol, a picturesque town on the Black Sea coast, 36 km south of Burgas (the nearest international airport).


Specific topics of interest (but not limited to) are the following: According to the planned special tracks of the workshop, the Organizing Committee also encourages contributions related to advanced applications of large-scale scientific computations in such fields as: computational fluid mechanics, structural mechanics, computational chemistry, computational biology, etc.

Plenary and Invited Speakers

Special Sessions

The following special sessions are planned: Following the already established tradition, the Organizing Committee is ready to consider suggestions for some additional special sessions related to the special tracks of this workshop as well as in some more specific and/or advanced topics of the large-scale scientific computations. Participants interested in organizing such special sessions are invited to contact any of the organizers or the secretary of the workshop.

Scientific Program

The lectures begin on June 2 morning. Therefore the arrival date is June 1. The lectures are planned to continue till noon, June 6. There will be plenary and invited lectures of approximately 40 min and presentations in the special sessions. The duration of the talks in the special sessions will be determined by the corresponding session organizer(s). The talks not included in any of the special sessions will be 20-30 min long plus time for discussion.


Proceedings of only refereed and presented papers will be published in a book form. Our intention is to establish a tradition publishing the workshop volumes in the VIEWEG Series Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics.

Important Deadlines

Deadline for submission of extended abstracts (1 page stating clearly the originality of the results): January 15, 1999
Notification of acceptance of the talks on the basis of the submitted abstract: January 31, 1999
Deadline for submission of full papers (up to 10 pages): March 15, 1999
Notification of acceptance of full papers: May 1, 1999
The papers should be written in standard LaTeX. An appropriate style will be provided later.

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/or railroad station), 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 April 15, 1999 after April 15, 1999
Non-students 180 USD 230 USD
Students 100 USD 120 USD
The fee for accompanying persons is 80 USD.
The registration fee is to be transfered to the following bank account:
ACCOUNT: 5148580735
BRANCH: SLATINA - 66076477
Please indicate: To CLPP - BAS: for the Workshop 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 workshop participants will be offered a full board and accommodation at the Conference Center of BULBANK, where the registration desk will be also placed. The Accommodation Fee is US $200. This covers: single room, full board for the whole duration of the workshop (arrival date June 1 beginning with a dinner and departure date June 6 ending up with a lunch). An early payment of the conference fee will guarantee hotel reservation at the Conference Center of BULBANK.

Local Transportation

There will be a local transportation arranged for the participants of the workshop on the arrival and departure days. This includes transportation from/to Burgas Airport or Burgas Railway/Bus Station. Alternatively, you can use the regular buses Burgas Airport - Burgas, and Burgas - Sozopol.


The late Conference Registration Fee and the Accommodation Fee are payable at the Registration Desk in US $ (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.

Social Program

The social program includes welcome party, conference dinner, and excursion to the picturesque town of Nessebar. All events of the social program are free of additional charge.




To indicate your intention to attend the workshop, please use the possibility for an Internet registration through the WWW-sites, or send an e-mail, a letter, or a fax message to the conference secretary providing the following information:

Tentative title of the talk and a Special Session title (if applicable):

Conference secretary

Mrs. Silvia Grozdanova,
CLPP-BAS, "Acad. G. Bontchev" street, block 25A,
BG-1113 Sofia, Bulgaria;
FAX: (+359-2)-722-349;
E-mail: scicom99@cantor.bas.bg

Last modified: February 6, 1999