[Fsf-friends] [ANN][X-Post] SciPy India 2010 Call for Papers & Participation

Kadambari Devarajan kadambari.devarajan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 19:06:10 IST 2010

SciPy 2010 Call for Papers & Participation

The second SciPy India Conference (scipy.in) will be held from December 13th
to 18th, 2010 at IIIT-Hyderabad (http://www.iiit.ac.in/).

Scipy.in is a conference providing opportunities to spread the use of the
Python programming language in the Scientific Computing community in India.
It provides a unique opportunity to interact with the "Who's who" of the
Python for Scientific Computing fraternity and learn, understand,
participate and contribute what is happening in the realms of Scientific
Computing using Python. Attendees of the conference and participants of the
sprints planned will be able to access and review the tools available, apart
from learning domain-specific applications and how the tools apply to a
plethora of application problems.

One of the goals of the conference is to combine education, engineering and
science with computing through the medium of Python and thereby extrapolate
on how powerful Scientific Computing is in various fields and among
different communities.

At this conference, novel applications and breakthroughs made in the pursuit
of science using Python are presented.  Attended by leading figures from
both academia and industry, it is an excellent opportunity to experience the
cutting edge of scientific software development.

The conference is followed by three days of tutorials and code sprints,
during which community experts provide training on several scientific Python

We invite you to take part by submitting a talk abstract or register as a
participant on the conference website at: http://scipy.in

Talk/Paper Submission

We solicit talks and accompanying papers (either formal academic or
magazine-style articles) that discuss topics regarding scientific computing
using Python, including applications, teaching, development and research.
 Papers are included in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings, published

Please note that submissions primarily aimed at the promotion of a
commercial product or service will not be considered.

Important Dates

Wednesday, Nov. 10: Abstracts Due
Monday, Nov. 15: Schedule announced
Sunday, Dec. 05: Proceedings paper submission due
Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 13-14: Conference
Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 15-17: Tutorials/Sprints
Saturday, Dec. 18: Sprints

The invited speakers

* Fernando Perez -- PhD from University of Colorado.  Currently at the Helen
Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley.
 Original author and leader of the IPython project for interactive computing
(http://ipython.scipy.org), and member of the Python Software Foundation.

* John Hunter -- Ph.D. from University of Chicago.  Currently at Tradelink,
Inc. Chicago.  Original author and lead developer of the scientific
visualization package *matplotlib*.

* Perry Greenfield -- PhD, MIT. Currently at Space Telescope Science
Institute, Maryland, USA.  Has pioneered the use of Python in astronomy. He
and his group have developed PyRAF, numarray (the precursor to current numpy
capabilities), PyFITS and involved with the development of matplotlib.

* Prabhu Ramachandran -- PhD, IIT Madras.  Currently a faculty member at IIT
Bombay.  He is the co-founder of the Indian Linux User Group - Chennai
(ILUGC) and is the creator and lead developer of the
(FOSS-India-award-winning) Mayavi and TVTK Python packages (
http://code.enthought.com/projects/mayavi). Currently heads the FOSSEE (
http://fossee.in) project.

* Stéfan van der Walt -- PhD, Stellenbosch University, SA. Currently a
researcher and lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Stellenbosch University.
 One of the developers of the NumPy and SciPy packages.

* Jarrod Millman -- Member of the SciPy steering committee and an active
contributor to both the NumPy and SciPy projects. He is the acting managing
director and the director of computing for UC Berkeley's Neuroscience
Institute, where he helped found the Neuroimaging in Python (NiPy) project.

* Satrajit Ghosh -- PhD Boston University.  Currently a faculty member of
the Speech and Hearing Biosciences and Technology program, Harvard-MIT. He
is managing the development of the NiPy project (http://nipy.org/nipype/).

* Asokan Pichai -- Head - Software Engineering at TalentSprint.
Consultant/Project manager for the Python group of the FOSSEE project. He
has immense experience in the field of training and instructional design.


* Jarrod Millman, Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley, USA (Conference
* Prabhu Ramachandran, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay,
India (Conference Co-Chair)
* EnhanceEdu Team

About Python

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, open source,
extensible programming language. It combines clarity and readability, making
it an extremely powerful language that can be used for various applications
and problems.

Python is simple and easy to learn and apply. It offers an interactive
environment in which to explore procedural, functional and object oriented
approaches to problem solving. Its high level data structures, extensive
documentation and clear syntax make it an ideal first language, while the
large number of existing libraries make it suitable to tackle almost any
programming tasks. Its simplicity makes it easy to adapt to multiple
educational domains.

Python has several libraries that enable numeric and symbolic computing. It
also interfaces well with native codes in C,C++ and FORTRAN and has
excellent libraries for plotting/visualization. Python also provides
libraries for general purpose computing including generating user interfaces
and web development. These, coupled with it's interactive interpreter, make
Python an excellent language for Scientific Computing.

All these features when combined with their wide-ranging applications make
Python a perfect fit for use in Education, Industry and Scientific

Registration Fees

Registration, accommodation and food are offered at highly subsidized rates
for teachers and students, while registration and food will be offered to
all conference participants at subsidized rates. Details about the fees can
be found at: http://scipy.in/scipyin/2010/about/fees/


The posters can be downloaded from the website :


Feel free to email the organizers at info at fossee.in
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