MAY 28-30, 2018 BERGEN, NORWAY

The need for advanced modeling and simulation and their application in fields ranging from basic science to public policy is growing. One key enabling technology in this process is the numerical solution of partial differential equations. The combined complexity of the systems to be simulated, the numerical methods applied and the parallel hardware employed have led to the development of well tested PDE software frameworks. Lately, the emerging transition to exascale computing has posed additional challenges such as co-design of applications and algorithms for power-efficient utilizationof compute platforms. Overall, we observe that high level cross-disciplinary collaboration is required, which again calls for user friendliness and flexibility of the designed PDE software frameworks.

PDESoft 2018 provides a forum for the developers and users of software solving the diverse stages of the numerical PDE proces, and to discuss future directions of research development.

The conference covers numerical software devlopment with the following focus areas:
  • meshing tools and adaptive mesh refinement
  • solvers for large systems of equations
  • numerical PDE solvers
  • data visualization systems
  • usser interfaces to scientific software
  • reproducible science
PDESoft 2018 follows in the successful footsteps of PDESoft2012 in Müenster, PDESoft2014 in Heidelberg, and PDESoft2016 in Warwick.


Invidted Speakers:
  • Paul Fischer: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Nicole Spillane: Laboratoire CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique
  • Timo Betcke: University College of London
  • Guido Kanscaht: Heidelberg University
  • Eirik Keilegavlen: University of Bergen
  • Robert Klöfkorn: International Research Institute of Stavanger
  • Lois Curfman McInnes: Argonne National Laboratory
  • Lawrence Mitchell: Imperial College London
  • Christophe Prud'homme: Cemosis, Univerity of Strasbourg
  • Garth Wells: University of Cambridge
  • Barbara Wohlmuth: Technical University of Munich
Workshop Dates: May 28 -30 2018
Attached to the conference a satellite workshop is organizedby groups from University of Heidelberg and Stuttgart and IRIS on the beautiful island of Lygra from May 31 -June 1st on Quality Assurance and reproducibility in PDE software frameworks.

Important Dates:
  • Abstract submission: February 19th2018
  • Abstract acceptance by: March 5th 2018
  • Registration deadline: April 27th 2018
Please use the latex template to create an abstract in pdf form and submit the abstract (text and pdf) via e-mail to Robert Klöfkorn (Robert.Kloefkorn@iris.no).

  • The final program is available here.
  • The book of abstracts can be found here.
Venue: Hotel Zander K, Zander Kaees gate 8, Bergen

  • Hotel Zander K; booking code 4176423- deadline April 27th 2018
  • Grand Terminus; booking code 4176469 - deadline April 27th 2018
Price single room: 1095 NOK

The booking codes for ZanderK and Grand Terminus do not work for the online booking system on the hotel's web page. The hote must be booked either by  phone or by email. The telephone number and email to use are:

ZanderK (booking code 4176423)
+47 55 36 20 40

Grand Terminus (booking code 4176469)
+47 55 21 25 00

Registration fee:
The registration fee will be 2500 NOK covering costs for conference venue and conference diner. We are currently in the process of acquiring additional funding to reduce the registration fee.
please use this ling to register.

Organizing comittee:
  • Robert Klöfkorn: International Research Institute of Stavanger
  • Marie E. Rognes: Simula Research Laboratory
  • Eirik Keilegavlen: University of Bergen
Financial support:
We graciously acknowledge the financial support of IRIS, Simula Research Laboratory and the INTPART project in InSPiRE. This INTPART project is a collaboration between University of Bergen, The National IOR Centre/University of Stavanger, IRIS and the Universities Heidelberg and Stuttgart, universite Cote d'Azur as well as the French Geological Survey (BRGM).