6th International
Young Scientists Conference
in HPC and Simulation

1 – 3 November, 2017,
Kotka, Finland


South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), Finland, University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands and Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University), Russian Federation, announce 2017 International Young Scientists Conference for young researchers and professionals in HPC technologies and computer modeling to take place at the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Kotka, Finland.

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 2017 invites original contributions on all topics related to High Performance Computing and Simulation, including, but not limited to:

  • Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems
  • Advanced Numerical Algorithms
  • Problem Solving Environments
  • Web and Grid-based Simulation and Computing
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Visualization and Virtual Reality as Applied to Computational Science
  • Medical and Biomedical Computational Science
  • DSS for City Science and Urban Sustainable Development

Guest Speakers


Guest lectures

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

YSC program



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 2017 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 Kotka.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 1st of September, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: 21th of September, 2017
  • Camera-proof copies: 25th of September, 2017
  • Welcome Reception, 1st November, 2017
  • Conference Sessions, 1-3rd November, 2017


Original Sokos Seurahuone Kotka provides the participants with set prices (single room 96 euros per night and double room 116,20 euros per night).To get these prices, please mention code “YSC2017” in the course of reservation. Reservation can be made by means of the telephone call or the e-mail directly:

tel. +358 10 7821 000
email: kotka.seurahuone@sokoshotels.fi
website: https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/kotka

Please note: the quota doesn’t guarantee any rooms, only the set price if there are free rooms available at the time when the reservation is made.

IMPORTANT: these prices are only valid till the 16th October. After the date the room prices are going to be the daily rate of the hotel.


Conference sessions will be held at Maritime Centre Vellamo

© Timo Vesterinen

Maritime Centre Vellamo is home to the Maritime Museum of Finland, the Museum of Kymenlaakso, Information Centre Vellamo and the Kotka Cultural Centre. In addition to this, the building holds classrooms, seminar rooms, a 200-seat auditorium, Restaurant Laakonki with 100 seats, and Museum Shop Plootu. Maritime Centre Vellamo was opened to the public on 11 July 2008. It was designed by Lahdelma&Mahlamäki Architects with architect and professor Ilmari Lahdelma as the main designer.

How to get there

Kotka is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea in south eastern Finland. It lies 130 km from Helsinki and 279 km from St Petersburg. By car, the easiest way to reach Maritime Centre Vellamo is via the E18 motorway from both the west and the east, and there is ample parking space outside for both cars and charter buses. The train stop at the Port of Kotka is located just 400 metres away, and the distance to the bus station is approx. 1.5 kilometres.


Participation in the conference is free of charge. The best papers will be published in open access peer-reviewed journal Procedia Computer Science

Coffee breaks and lunches are offered during the conference working days. At request the organizers of the Conference provide personal Visa Support letter.

Transportation (airfare), housing and other fees are at the expense of the participants.

If you have any questions concerning the organization and participation in YSC 2017 please contact Alexandra Klimova by e-mail alexandra.klimova@corp.ifmo.ru