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, 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
  • Big Data and Machine Learning
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence

Guest Speakers


Confirmed Guest lectures

Conference program

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



Please be ready for the following steps:

  • log in or register to Easychair.org
  • upload your article in the English Language in PDF according to Templates for Procedia Computer Science YSC 2018
  • TeX Template
  • Word Template
  • Procedia Computer Science Author Information Pack
  • File format
    Files should be in both MS Word file (or Latex where applies) and PDF format, the CRC MS Word template should be converted to PDF according to the instructions in the template file, and both need to be submitted. Figures and tables should be embedded and not supplied separately. Please note that we require the file to be provided in .docx/.doc format for the MS Word file, files with .docm extension are not suitable for production and require conversion to .doc/.docx. Please make sure that you use as much as possible normal fonts in your documents. Special fonts, such as fonts used in the Far East (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc.) may cause problems during processing. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the 'spellchecker' function of MS Word before converting the document in to PDF.
  • Extended abstract of 2 pages, written in English should be uploaded through easychair in pdf


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

  • Extended abstract submission deadline: April, 25, 2018
  • Early Bird FULL PAPER submission deadline: May, 14, 2018
  • FULL PAPER submission deadline: June, 01, 2018
  • Notification of Early Bird FULL PAPER acceptance: June, 01, 2018
  • Notification of FULL PAPER acceptance (date extended): June, 22, 2018
  • Conference Sessions, 2-6th July, 2018
  • Camera-proof copies: July, 16, 2018


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


  • Participation in the conference is free of charge
  • 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 2018 please contact Alexandra Klimova by e-mail alexandra.klimova@corp.ifmo.ru


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