PASC19 is the sixth edition of the PASC Conference series, an international and interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing.

The Conference is co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the PASC structuring project and it is managed by the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS).

PASC19 will be held from June 12 to 14, 2019 at ETH Zurich, located in Zurich, Switzerland.


Hardware and software, the Ying and the Yang of the supercomputing community, have always been fundamental driving forces that have spurred mutual development. The PASC19 theme “Exascale and Beyond” aims to foster the dialogue and interaction among those two branches of HPC research to jointly move forward in the advent of Exascale computers.

Through its rich and interactive program, PASC19 aims to highlight the common challenges and the opportunities for computer architects, software developers, and domain experts in the realm of Exascale systems. As a traditional multi-disciplinary conference, PASC19 is committed to promoting the interaction among scientists from different domains, with the goal to collect and inspire ideas for exascale systems, applications, and the related science.

Further information on the scope of the conference can be found under About.

Conference Chairs

Haohuan Fu
National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, China

Simon Scheidegger
University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Plenary Speakers

Keynote Presentations

The program includes keynotes from Dan Jacobson (ORNL) on genetic architectures underlying complex traits in applications from bioenergy to human clinical genomics, Keren Bergman (Columbia University) on embedded photonic interconnect technologies and Thierry Poinsot (IMFT CNRS) on simulating instabilities in aerospace propulsion systems.

Dan Jacobson
Keren Bergman
Thierry Poinsot

Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Numerical ocean modeling will be the topic of conversation in an interdisciplinary dialogue between Fangli Qiao (First Institute of Oceanography) and Eleni Chatzi (ETH Zurich).

Fangli Qiao
Eleni Chatzi


Panel Discussion

The theme of the conference Exascale and Beyond will be explored in a panel session with high-performance computing thought leaders from China, Europe, Japan and the US.


Rich Brueckner
Lois Curfman McInnes


Peter Bauer
Satoshi Matsuoka
Michela Taufer
Wei Xue

Paper Submissions

PASC Conference Papers Program - Submissions are Open Year Round

The PASC Conference welcomes papers submissions throughout the year. The submissions portal ( is open continuously, with rolling deadlines falling on the 15th day of even numbered months.

Further information on the rolling submission and review process can be found under Guidelines for Papers.


The three-day program includes keynote presentations, minisymposia, peer-reviewed papers, posters, an interdisciplinary dialogue, and a panel discussion.

Past Editions


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