7th International
Young Scientists Conference
in Computational Science

2 – 6 July, 2018,
Heraklion, Greece

This picture is courtesy of Stavros Markopoulos


University of Crete (UoC), Greece, Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), Greece, University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands and Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University), Russian Federation, announce 2018 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.

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.


YSC 2018 invites original contributions on all topics related to High Performance Computing and Simulation, including, but not limited to:

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

Guest Speakers


Confirmed Guest lectures

Lectures, trainings and workshops of international experts in HPC and computer modeling:



Please be ready for the following steps:


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

All YSC 2018 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

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 25th of April, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 29th of May, 2018
  • Camera-proof copies: 12h of June, 2018
  • Welcome Reception, 2nd July, 2018
  • Conference Sessions, 2-6th July, 2018


Will be announced later


Conference chairs

Conference Program Committee Members

  1. Polyvios Pratikakis, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, Greece
  2. Pavlos Pavlidis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
  3. Ioannis Kamariannakis, Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, FORTH, Greece
  4. Yiannis Pantazis, Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, FORTH, Greece
  5. Jari Kortelainen, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  6. Alexander Aphanasiev, The Institute for Information Transmission Problems RAS, Russia
  7. Vyacheslav Ilyin, NRC Kurchatov Institute, Russia
  8. A.G. Hoekstra, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  9. Michael Lees, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  10. Janusz Holyst, Faculty of Physics Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  11. Carlos Gershenson, The National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
  12. Eric Duviella, Professor IMT-Mines Douai, France
  13. Ivan Carrascosa Palomares, University of Bristol, Great Britain
  14. Alexandra Klimova, ITMO University, Russia

Local organizers

Supporting organizations