8th International
Young Scientists Conference
in Computational Science

June 24-28, 2019,
Heraklion, Greece


University of Crete (UoC), Greece, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece, Saint-Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University), Russia, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (UvA), and Consortium of H2020 EU MSCA RISE ProjectReverse Engineering of Social Information Processing - RENOIR announce 2019 International Young Scientists Conference for young researchers and professionals in HPC technologies and computer modeling to take place at University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece.

The Conference aims to strengthen the ties between young scientists in different countries, thus promoting future collaboration in the framework of Computational Science and major application aspects of High Performance Computing, Computer Modeling and Simulation to tackle a wide range of issues in science, industry and business. Special topics of the Confence will include also models of opinion dynamics, media science science of science, data mining of social web as well as sentiment analysis.

Simulation and systems thinking is one way to explain the complex world in which we live. By collecting data and creating computer models, scientists can make predictions on critical problems, such as how to influence the flow of traffic, how an epidemic will spread or the probability of individuals in society becoming addicted to drugs. The conference will cover the aspects related to HPC, BigData, large scale simulation of complex systems and offers an ideal range of topics for final year Master’s student or starting PhD students interested in this domain.

Invited lectures will be delivered at the Conference in the framework of a Summer School of H2020 EU MSCA RISE ProjectReverse Engineering of Social Information Processing - RENOIR, www.renoirproject.eu


YSC 2019 invites original contributions on all topics related, but not limited to:

  • Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems
  • Advanced Numerical Algorithms
  • Problem Solving Environments
  • Computational Biomedicine
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Visualization, VR & AR in Computational Science
  • City Science and Urban Sustainable Development
  • Data-intensive Applications
  • High Performance Data Analytics and Convergence with HPC
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing Architectures and Systems

Guest Speakers

  • Michael Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton
  • Curtis Atkisson, University of California at Davis
  • Julian Sienkiewicz, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Aljoša Rehar, Sebastijan R. Maček, Slovenian Press Agency
  • Stanisław Saganowski, Wrocław University of Science and Technology
  • Polyvios Pratikakis, University of Crete and Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
  • Christos Kozanitis ,Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
  • Evangelia Kalligiannaki, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
  • Ioannis Pantazis, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)




The manuscripts of up to 10 pages, written in English and formatted according to the PROCS templates should contain statement and solutions (or research) of a specific problem within the limits of the conference subjects.

All YSC 2019 participants are expected to present the results of their research reflected in the papers in the English language for 10-15 minutes followed by Q&A session and take active part in all activities during the conference in Heraklion. Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Procedia Computer Science


Registration fee: 200 euro

The registration fee includes:

  • Access to conference sessions and invited lectures
  • Coffee breaks and Welcome Reception
  • The right to present an accepted paper
  • Publication of accepted paper in Procedia Computer Science Journal (paper should be presented during the conference)
  • Certificate for participation
  • Cultural event

Important Dates

  • Extended abstract submission deadline: April, 1, 2019
  • Early Bird FULL PAPER submission deadline: April, 25, 2019
  • FULL PAPER submission deadline: May, 15, 2019
  • Notification of Early Bird FULL PAPER acceptance: May 24, 2019
  • Notification of FULL PAPER submission acceptance: June, 10, 2019
  • Conference sessions: June, 24, 2019 – June, 28, 2019
  • Camera-ready papers: July, 5, 2019


Conference sessions will be held at Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) Institute of Computer Science

Hellas (FORTH) Institute of Computer Science

Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
Institute of Computer Science
N. Plastira 100
Vassilika Vouton, GR-700 13 Heraklion, Crete, Greece

How to find us


  • Transportation (airfare), housing and other fees are at the expense of the participants
  • At request the organizers of the Conference provide personal Visa Support letter
  • If you have any questions concerning the organization and participation in YSC 2019 please contact Alexandra Klimova by e-mail alexandra.klimova@corp.ifmo.ru


Steering Сommittee

Local organizers

Supporting organizations

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 691152.