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April 25, 2012
April 25 -- The International Young Scientists Conference 2012 "High Performance Computing and Simulation", organized by Saint-Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (University ITMO) and University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (UvA) took place in Science Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In 2011 in the framework of Resolution No. 220 from the Russian Government, “On measures designed to attract leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning” University ITMO and UvA announced the competition for young scientists in the Russian Federation working in the field of computational science and supercomputing to present their most interesting research results (http://promo.escience.ifmo.ru). From the many submissions received, 23 winners from 16 Russian cities were selected. All received a ticket and stipend to have the opportunity to present their work at the University of Amsterdam during the International Young Scientists Conference "High Performance Computing and Simulation": YSC-2012.
The Conference’s aim was to develop a dialogue on the present and future of computational science, research and applications in the field of mathematical modeling of multidisciplinary systems, supercomputer technologies to solve complex computing problems, problem solving computational systems, numerical studies in social sciences and life sciences, etc.
In addition to the 23 Russian price winners, PhD students and Postdocs from the computational science research group at the University of Amsterdam (http://uva.computationalscience.nl) and from the Leading Scientist research group on Advanced Computing at the eScience Research Institute of NRU ITMO in St. Petersburg (http://acl.ifmo.ru) also took part in the YSC-2012.
The program of the YSC 2012 consisted of presentations from young scientists and keynote talks from invited speakers - international experts in the sphere of HPC and computer modeling such as Prof. Dr. Jack Dongarra, (USA) Prof. Dr. Bastien Chopard (Switzerland), Dr. Mike Lees (Singapore), Dr. Anwar Osseyran (SARA, Amsterdam), Prof. Dr. Marian Bubak (AGH Poland and UvA Netherlands) Prof. Dr. Maarten van Steen (VU, Netherlands), Prof. Dr. Cees de Laat (UvA, Netherlands) and others.
This international conference is the first of its kind. The YSC 2012 Organizing Committee Professor Peter Sloot (UvA) and Professor Alexander Boukhanovsky (University ITMO) hope that it will serve as a regular basis for the internationalization of Russian research and will help to build strong ties within the international community in the field of Computational Science.
Source: National Research University Of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics
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