SEA Conference

SEA's Improving Scientific Software Conference and Tutorials 2022

Improving Scientific Software

April 4-8, 2022

The 2022 annual SEA’s Improving Scientifc Software conference will take place from Monday April 4, 2022 to Friday April 8, 2022 at NCAR's Center Green Campus in Boulder, Colorado, USA (pandemic-permitting) and virtually.

It is not known yet whether it will be allowed in-person (hybrid). If not allowed, it will be completely virtual. As more information is available, it will be updated on this webpage. 

For last year's conference recordings and proceedings, please visit the 2021 ISS Conference webpage


The agenda will be available at a later date. 

Accepting Abstracts Now!

Please submit your abstract here. This conference will hopefully be allowed in-person (Boulder, Colorado, USA), we are awaiting final word from our organization. Regardless of the venue (in-person (hybrid) or virtual), virtual speakers will be allowed. Email the conference administrator with any questions. 

We are soliciting talks, tutorials and papers (submission deadline January 31, 2022) on 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)
    • Extreme Heterogeneity (intra-node and inter-system)
    • 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. 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.


Registration will be open soon.


More info forthcoming. We hope to have this event as hybrid: in-person at NCAR's Center Green campus as well as online. If not allowed to have in-person events at that time, this event will be all virtual.

Hotel info will follow once we have solidified the above information. 

Important Dates

Abstracts Due: January 31, 2022
Abstract Acceptance Notifications: February 14, 2022
Registration Opens: January 7, 2022
Early Bird Registration Closes: March 1, 2022
Regular Registration Starts: March 2, 2022
Late Registration Starts: March 26, 2022
Registration Closes: April 1, 2022

Code of Conduct

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 are required to abide by this Code of Conduct.

Organizing Committee

Davide Del Vento, NCAR (General Chair)
Weiming Hu, Scripps - UCSD (Program Chair)
Shiquan Su, NCAR (General Co-Chair)
Taysia Peterson (Conference Administrator)

Brian Vanderwende, NCAR
Edward Hartnett, NOAA
Guido Cervone, The Pennsylvania State University
Jeffrey Carver, University of Alabama
Jesse Nusbaumer, NCAR
Joseph Schoonover, Fluid Numerics
Luis Metzger, NCAR
Maggie Sleziak, NCAR
Sheri Mickelson, NCAR
Srinath Vadlamani, ARM

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


Special thanks to our sponsors!

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