9th International
Young Scientists Conference
in Computational Science

September 05-13, 2020,

Change in conference format

Dear friends,

As the situation regarding the CoVid-19 pandemic is still creating a significant amount of uncertainty about the coming months, we would like to announce that our annual International Young Scientists Conference in Computational Science YSC2020 will go online.

You still will have an opportunity to follow our guest lectures, while for young scientists presentations we will ask you to provide videos. Our intensive school also goes online, and you will have an opportunity to apply for two tracks instead of one!

Please pay attention to the conference dates: September 05-13, 2020. However, we have extended the deadline for paper submission till 05st of July! Please look at our Important dates.

For information about the reduced registration fees please go to Registration page.

We are excitedly looking forward to see you all online  for YSC’2020.

Please, stay safe and healthy!


University of Crete, Greece, ITMO University and Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia supported by Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece, National Center for Cognitive Research, and Center for Big Data Analysis, Russia, announce 2020 International Young Scientists Conference and Intensive Training School for Big Data vs. Simulation for young researchers and professionals in computational science.

Simulation and systems thinking is one way to explain the complex world in which we live. By collecting big data and building computer models, scientists can make predictions or even preventions on critical situations. 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 big data, high performance computing, computer modeling and simulation to tackle a wide range of issues in science, industry and business. Special topics of the conference will include also the cognitive models, such as opinion dynamics, media science, data mining of social web as well as sentiment analysis.

Additionally, the Conference includes the Intensive Training School on Big Data which aims to train participants by means of best practices in data operations, analytics and building of models.


YSC 2020 invites original contributions on all topics related, but not limited to:

  • Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems
  • Big Data and Data-intensive Applications
  • Machine Learning and Cognitive Information Technologies
  • Problem Solving Environments
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing Architectures and Systems
  • Visualization, VR & AR in Computational Science
  • High Performance Data Analytics and Convergence with HPC

Intensive Training School


Join our school in order to get practical skills in working with data and building data-driven models, as well as to become familiar with modern tools in this area.


  • One week of lectures and tutorials to learn new skills
  • Interactive classes and communication with students from different parts of the world
  • Guidance support from the school team
  • Possibilities to expand your network
  • 2 ECTS and a certificate

School units

1) Data digestion - the way to swallow your “BigData” steak

2) Being beyond the hype of Machine Learning: Trust, Fairness and Transparency as a Sauce for your ML salad

3) Brewing the data: lactose-free data-milk for your ML cappuccino

Awards for winning teams: 
1 place (one project) – 1000 EUR,
2 place (one project) – 500 EUR,
3 place (two projects) – 250 EUR each team.

Unit one: Data digestion - the way to swallow your “BigData” steak

Unit leader:

In brief:

Designing ETL and efficient storage on social media case.


Unit provides basic competencies in designing, deploying and using distributed data storages for operating with various data types and structures while building ETL pipelines, finally optimizing the efficiency of the execution environment.

Unit content

  • Streaming data into the data warehouse;
  • Graph storages in social media;

Unit two: Being beyond the hype of Machine Learning: Trust, Fairness and Transparency as a Sauce for your ML salad

Unit leaders:

In brief:

Learn how to build valid and applicable ML models


Unit is aimed at mastering competencies for applying modern ML methods and techniques to achieve high quality, reliability and scalability of solutions for real-world problems in different domains.

Unit content

  • Trends and Challenges in Modern Deep Learning
  • Methods for Trusted Machine Learning
  • Intelligent Technologies for Recommender Systems and Decision Support
  • Mining of Domain-Specific Textual Data
  • Machine Learning for Complex Networks

Unit three: Brewing the data: lactose-free data-milk for your ML cappuccino

Unit leader:

In brief:

Learn how to take everything you can from your dataset and make it even better.


Unit is aimed to train advanced knowledge and skills in usage of well-known popular methods and design of own approaches for data preparation, correction, transformation, etc. in ML life cycle.

Unit content

  • Statistical properties of datasets that are good/bad for data-driven modelling
  • Methods for data preprocessing, “cleaning” and anomalies detection
  • Methods for unsupervised learning and pattern recognition
  • Methods for synthetic data generation



Submission format:

4-6 pages – short paper

7-10 pages – full paper

The manuscripts from 4 to 10 pages, written in English and formatted according to the PROCS templates present original research and should contain statement and solutions (or research) of a specific problem within the limits of the conference subjects. All papers goes through peer-review process.

Papers accepted for publication and presented at the conference will be published in the YSC 2020 special issue of Procedia Computer Science, which is indexed in Scopus. In order to ensure blind review process please remove your name, affiliation and acknowledgement from the manuscript.

All YSC 2020 participants are expected to provide a video presentation of the research reflected in the papers in the English language for 10 minutes.

  • Attach your Motivation letter in pdf to the registration form
  • Motivation letter should include:
    - Introduction: A short, engaging pitch about yourself and why you are applying
    - Personal information: Who are you and what you are doing, brief description of your skills (language, programming, simulation, etc.)
    - The general reason on why you’re applying for this school

For participation in both events please follow both instructions


Register for School Submit your paper to YSC’2020


Conference participant School Participant
Registration fee: 4000 rub. (50 euro) Registration fee: 8000 rub. (100 euro)

The registration fee includes:

  • The right to present an accepted paper
  • Publication of accepted paper in Procedia Computer Science Journal
  • Certificate for Conference participation
  • For authors of accepted papers school participation is free of charge

The registration fee includes:

  • Access to master classes and project work
  • Access to conference sessions as a general participant (without presentation)
  • Certificate for School participation

Participants can pay the organization fee to the E-Development Partnership in the North-West (PRIOR North - West NPP), the co-organizer, official partner and operator of the Conference.
In order to pay the fee, please visit this pages.
For payments from Russia: https://prior.nw.ru/events/ysc2020/
For payments from abroad: https://prior.nw.ru/events/ysc2020-en/
Please do not forget to specify the name of the participant and pay attention that according to the law all payments will be done in roubles.

Important Dates

  • Motivation Letter submission deadline: April, 01, 2020 May,15, 2020 August, 28, 2020
  • PAPER submission deadline: April, 20, 2020 May,15, 2020 July, 5th, 2020
  • Notification of FULL PAPER submission acceptance: May, 22, 2020 July, 01, 2020 August 10 (date extended), 2020
  • Conference sessions: June, 22, 2020 – June, 27, 2020 September, 05, 2020 - September, 13, 2020
  • Camera-ready papers: July, 6, 2020 July, 15, 2020 August, 15th, 2020


Steering Сommittee

Prof Dr Vladimir Voevodin

Prof Dr Vladimir Voevodin
(Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)

Prof Dr Angelos Bilas

Prof Dr Angelos Bilas
(FORTH, UoC, Greece)

Prof Dr Vagelis Harmandaris

Prof Dr Vagelis Harmandaris
(FORTH, UoC, Greece & CyI, Cyprus)

Local organizers

Supporting organizations

Partner responsible for organizational issues — 105olives Travel Boutique.