SEA Conference

SEA's Improving Scientific Software Conference and Tutorials 2021

Improving Scientific Software

March 22 - March 26, 2021

The 2021 annual SEA’s Improving Scientific Software conference will take place online from Monday March 22th to Friday March 26th. The conference will be virtual. The registration is FREE!


We are soliciting talks, tutorials and papers (submission deadline: January 2021) on Improving Scientific Software related to any of the following. Any of the broad topics could be a workshop if we get (or can solicit) enough submissions.

  • Influence of computer architecture on scientific software design, including but not limited to:

    • Modern architectures (such as GPU, ARM, etc)

    • Post-modern architectures (such as Quantum Computing, Neuromorphic, etc)

    • Extreme Heterogeneity (intra-node and inter-system)

    • Edge computing

    • Communication/computation overlap

    • Performance, Portability & Productivity

  • Modern tools for:

    • Data Analysis, Processing and Visualization

    • Scientific Workflows: Purpose and Product Review.

  • Best practices for software engineering in scientific disciplines, such as:

    • Peer code review

    • Automated Testing 

    • Continuous Integration

  • Machine learning  for Earth Science and other Scientific Disciplines

  • Containers in scientific software

  • Leveraging Cloud Computing Resources for HPC Development and Operations


Papers will be peer-reviewed and published as proceedings in the ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. Only papers presented through an oral talk at the conference will be considered for publication, but talks may or may not have an accompanying paper.

Notification of accepted talks will be within two weeks of the submission deadline. Accepted paper notification has not yet been determined. Early registration ends in early March, 2021.


Abstract Submissions Due: January 10th, 2021 5pm MT
Abstract Acceptance Notifications: January 29th, 2021
Registration due by: March 17th, 2021 5pm MT


Registration is here.


Abstracts may be submitted here**2020 speakers must re-submit their abstract using the above abstract submission link. **

Additional information

  • All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at UCAR/NCAR-run events are required to agree with the UCAR/NCAR code of conduct.


Davide Del Vento, NCAR (General Chair)
Weiming Hu, Penn State University (Program Chair)
Shiquan Su, (General Co-Chair)

Jeffrey Carver University of Alabama
Guido Cervone Penn State University
Mick Coady, NCAR
Julia Collins, University of Colorado
Edward Hartnett,  NOAA
Keith Maull, NCAR
Sheri Mickelson, NCAR
Taysia Peterson, NCAR
Maggie Sleziak, NCAR
Andrew Younge, Sandia
Brian Vanderwende, NCAR
Srinath Vadlamani, ARM

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