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 took place online from Monday March 22nd to Friday March 26th, 2021.




The agenda and recordings/slides for talks are available here. 


Improving Scientific Software related to any of the following.

  • 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 were published as proceedings in the NCAR Technical Note Collection of OpenSky


UCAR and NCAR are committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants in any conference, workshop, field project or project hosted or managed by UCAR, no matter what role they play or their background. This includes respectful treatment of everyone regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, body size, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, level of experience, political affiliation, veteran status, pregnancy, genetic information, as well as any other characteristic protected under state or federal law.
All participants (and guests) are required to abide by this Code of Conduct.


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

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
Joseph Schoonover, Fluid Numerics

Please contact Taysia Peterson (Workshop Administrator) with any questions:


Special thanks to our sponsors!

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