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SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing 2016 (CSC16)
Albuquerque, NM, USA
October 10-12, 2016

Workshop website:

Second Call for Papers

With the continuing advances in high-performance computing, the role of computational science and engineering (CSE) has extensively grown in importance over the last decades. At the same time scientific simulations continue to face a number of challenges and generate massive amounts of data. Many of the underlying problems here are combinatorial in nature and unified by a common set of abstractions, data structures, and algorithms, often based on graphs and hypergraphs. On a related front, data science and analytics have emerged as powerful methods of inquiry across a broad range of domains and pose various fundamental challenges associated with size and complexity of data that would greatly benefit from combinatorial methods. CSC16 provides a forum for researchers interested in the interaction of combinatorial mathematics and algorithms with CSE and/or data science.

CSC16 follows six successful CSC workshops held roughly biennially since 2004. A new feature of CSC16 is that there will be a peer-reviewed proceedings associated with the workshop. The proceedings will be published by SIAM and hosted at its platform The papers will be made permanently available with DOI links. SIAM proceedings are indexed by major scientific bibliography databases.  

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that present original unpublished research in all areas of combinatorial scientific computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, 
* Combinatorial (discrete) models in scientific computing
* Graph and hypergraph algorithms in scientific computing
* Sparse matrix computations
* Combinatorial problems in data science and network science
* Combinatorial problems in Algorithmic Differentiation
* Combinatorial problems in optimization
* Applications of combinatorial scientific computing

Types of Submissions

We invite two types of submissions:

1. Full Papers. Papers should not exceed ten (10) pages using double-column format and 11 pt font size. The ten pages limit includes references, abstract and figures (if there are any). The SIAM macro to be used for paper preparation is available at Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings, which will be published electronically by SIAM at its proceedings platform. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop as talks.

2. Extended Abstracts. Abstracts should not exceed 2 pages using double-column format and 11 pt font size. Accepted abstracts will be presented as talks at the workshop, but will not be published in the proceedings.

Best Paper Award: There will be a Best Paper Award for one paper selected among submissions in the Full Papers category. 

Submission Page

Submission will be handled through EasyChair. 
Submission link:

Important Dates

Submission deadline (for both papers and abstracts):  May 2, 2016, 11:59pm PDT. 
Notification of Acceptance: July 5, 2016.
Invited Speakers

Srinivas Aluru, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
John Gilbert, University of California Santa Barbara, USA 
Gary Miller, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 
Workshop Co-chairs

Erik Boman, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Assefaw Gebremedhin, Washington State University, USA

Program Committee

Cevdet Aykanat, Bilkent University, Turkey 
Aydin Buluc, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA 
Edmond Chow, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA 
Seshadri Comandur, University of California Santa Cruz, USA 
David Gleich, Purdue University, USA 
Laura Grigori, INRIA, France 
Mahantesh Halappanavar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA 
Jonathan Hogg, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK 
Kamesh Madduri, Pennsylvania State University, USA 
Siva Rajamanickam, Sandia National Laboratories, USA 
Ilya Safro, Clemson University, USA 
Masha Sosonkina, Old Dominion University, USA 
Sivan Toledo, Tel-Aviv University, Israel 
Miroslav Tuma, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic 
Andrea Walther, Paderborn University, Germany 
Stefan Wild, Argonne National Laboratory, USA 

Steering Committee

Rob Bisseling, Utrecht University, the Netherlands 
Bruce Hendrickson, Sandia National Laboratories, USA 
X. Sherry Li, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA 
Uwe Naumann, University of Aachen, Germany 
Alex Pothen, Purdue University, USA 
Bora Ucar, CNRS and ENS Lyon, France 

Further Information

Further information about the workshop, including registration details and hotel information will be made available at the workshopÕs website at

Ballon Fiesta 

We like to point out that the CSC16 workshop happens immediately following the wildly popular annual Albuquerque International Ballon Fiesta. For further information on the fiesta visit

Ilya Safro
School of Computing
Clemson University
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