The PASC Conference series is an international and interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of knowledge in scientific computing and computational science with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing.

The Conference is co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the PASC structuring project and it is managed by the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS). The local host of PASC21 is the University of Geneva, Switzerland's second largest university.

The technical program of PASC21 is organized around eight scientific domains:

  • Chemistry and Materials
  • Life Sciences (incl. but not limited to biophysics, genomics, bioinformatics, systems biology, neuroscience and computational biology, …)
  • Physics (incl. but not limited to astrophysics, cosmology, plasma modelling, QCD, …)
  • Climate and Weather
  • Solid Earth Dynamics
  • Engineering (incl. but not limited to CFD, computational mechanics, computational engineering materials, turbulent flow, …)
  • Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
  • Emerging Application Domains (incl. but not limited to social sciences, finance, …)

Poster presentations provide an ideal opportunity for the exchange of ideas and expertise within and between the various computational science domains represented at the conference. Poster submissions should describe topical research related to domain science, applied mathematics, computer science or software engineering. Posters that address aspects emphasizing the theme of PASC21 – New Challenges, New Computing Paradigms – are particularly welcome.

Please note that although we welcome poster submissions in any of the eight PASC scientific domains mentioned above, preference may be given to the following domains in order to provide for overall program balance:

  • Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Solid Earth Dynamics
  • Emerging Application Domains (e.g. Social Sciences)

Moreover, we particularly welcome proposals that present research related to COVID-19 and/or the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, whether that research be in the area of biology, medicine, or socio-economic modelling.

Poster presenters will be given the possibility to "pitch" their posters to the conference audience in a rapid-fire flash session before the scheduled poster session. Posters with the most stimulating content will be recognized in an award ceremony on the final day of the conference.

Poster boards are 186 cm tall by 121 cm wide.


The poster submission should include the following information:

  • Topic: A title for the poster of no more than 20 words
  • Domain: Select a primary domain and optionally additional domains
  • Author details: Full names and contact details of author(s)
  • Abstract for review: A description of the work for publication in the online program (no more than 200 words)

Poster submissions should be made through the PASC21 online submission portal, and will be reviewed by domain experts from the PASC21 Minisymposium and Posters Committee.


    • 24 January 2021: Deadline for posters abstracts
    • 16 March 2021: Decision notifications
    • 14 June 2021: Deadline for submission of poster image (PDF) for those wishing to take part in the poster flash session

    Deadlines correspond to anywhere on earth ('AoE' or 'UTC-12').

    We look forward to receiving your submissions.


    Please note that PASC21 is unable to reimburse the expenses or waive the registration fees for poster presenters. One author must be designated as the poster presenter in the submission. The designated presenter may be changed closer to the event according to circumstances.