SciPy 2018, the 17th annual Scientific Computing with Python conference, will be held July 9-15 in Austin, Texas. The annual SciPy Conference brings together over 700 participants from industry, academia, and government to showcase their latest projects, learn from skilled users and developers, and collaborate on code development. The Proceedings of the Python in Science Conference, the journal covering SciPy submissions, is also available to publish submissions from academic contributors. The call for abstracts for SciPy 2018 for talks, posters, and tutorials is now open.
We would also like to call special attention to a symposium within the conference.
Political & Social Sciences
Python is increasingly used to conduct fundamental research in political science, geography, psychology, sociology, and urban planning. Individuals or teams interested in presenting on their use of scientific tools in Python in projects in these domains (and are interested in honing their skills through training and involvement in tutorias) are especially encouraged to submit to this symposia on computational social science at SciPy 2018.
Talks & Posters (July 11-13, 2018)
In addition to the Political & Social Sciences track and general talks, this year will have specialized tracks focused on:
Reproducibility and Software Sustainability
Biology and Bioinformatics
Earth, Ocean and Geoscience
Library Science and Digital Humanities
SciPy Tools plenary session
Tutorials (July 9-10, 2018)
Tutorials should be focused on covering a well-defined topic in a hands-on manner. We are looking for awesome techniques or packages, helping new or advanced python programmers develop better or faster scientific applications. We encourage submissions to be designed to allow at least 50% of the time for hands-on exercises, even if this means the subject matter needs to be limited. Tutorials will be 4 hours in duration. In your tutorial application, you can indicate what prerequisite skills and knowledge will be needed for your tutorial, and the approximate expected level of knowledge of your students (i.e. beginner, intermediate, advanced). Instructors of accepted tutorials will receive a stipend.
For examples of content and format, you can refer to tutorials from past SciPy tutorial sessions (SciPy2017, SciPy2016)
February 9, 2018 Submission deadline
March 20, 2018 Tutorial presenters notified of acceptance
April 2, 2018 Conference speakers and poster presenters notified of acceptance
May 14, 2018 First draft of Proceedings Due
July 9-10, 2018 SciPy 2018 Tutorials
July 11-13, 2018 SciPy 2018 Conference
July 14-15, 2018 SciPy 2018 Sprints