SEA Conference

SEA Software Engineering Conference and Tutorials 2018

SEA Conference 2018

Frontiers in Scientific Software

April 2nd-6th 2018

The 2018 annual SEA conference will take place in Boulder, CO at the NCAR Center Green Campus from April 2nd to April 6th. The theme for this year is Frontiers in Scientific Software.

Are you a Student and Need Travel Assistance? Apply for a travel scholarship!

 The program is being finalized and is continuosly updated here 

Important information

  • All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at UCAR/NCAR-run events are required to agree with the UCAR/NCAR code of conduct.
  • Gender specific restrooms are located on the first floor. All-gender/gender neutral, single-stall restrooms are located on the third floor of the conference venue, next to conference room CG-3150.
  • Lactation rooms are available for use of workshop participants, and are located on the second floor, in CG-2615 and CG-2617. If you require a small refrigerator to be placed in either of these rooms, please contact the registration desk. Child care may be also arranged if necessary. Contact Davide Del Vento if you'd like more informations about it.
  • The conference venue is fully accessible to wheelchairs, including restrooms, but feel free to contact Davide Del Vento should you have a special need and would like to double-check.
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  • Boulder Inn has reserved 25 rooms for SEA attendees (arrive 4/1, depart 4/7), for $130. Must call 1-800-233-8469 and mention the SEA Conference, to make a reservation.
  • To reserve a room under the negotiated conference rate of $99/night at the Millennium hotel in Boulder, CO, please click HERE
  • Marriot: Courtyar (cutoff date for the group rate is 3/5/18) Book your group rate for UCAR SEA Wkshp
  • Marriot: Boulder Residence Inn (cutoff date for the group rate is 3/5/18) Book your group rate for UCAR SEA Wrkshp


Important dates

  • November 2017: call for talks and tutorials opens
  • 2018 January 15th  January 21st. DEADLINE EXTENDED: for submitting talks and tutorials
  • end of January 2018: Registration for attendees opens
  • 2018 February 2nd: Dealine to apply for travel assistance
  • early February 2018: program announced
  • early March 2018: Early birds registration ends, price increases
  • late March 2018: Registration closes (no onsite registration will beavailable)
  • Monday, April 2nd 2018: Conference starts
  • Friday, April 6th 2018: Conference ends


Solicitation (closed)

We are soliciting talks, tutorials on all aspects of state of the art scientific software, including, but not limited to:

  • Bare metal and containerized cloud computing for science
  • Parallel, Distributed and High Performance Computing
  • Advanced use of Parallel, Distributed and High Performance Tools and Techniques (vectorization, debuggers, profilers, overlapping computation and communication, compiler-based optimization, etc)
  • Edge Computing and other techniques to move the analysis closer to the data
  • Data exploration, analysis, visualization
  • Best practices, Testing and Reproducibility
  • Building and managing Scientific Software Communities
  • Collaborative and Open Source Software Development in science
  • Use of Fortran, Python, Matlab, R, or anything language-specific (particularly language interoperability) is welcome


Due to popular demand, the 2018 SEA conference will include symposia on highly technical topics. These will be full-day event, targeting a relatively small group of people interested in the internal details of the subject