EuroSciPy conference blog
Keep up to date with the organisation of the EuroSciPy conference.
Early bird registration for Euroscipy 2012 is soon coming to an end, with
the deadline on July 22nd. Don't forget to register soon! Reduced fees
are available for academics, students and speakers. Registration takes
place online on http://www.euroscipy.org/conference/euroscipy2012.
Euroscipy 2012 is the annual European conference for scientists using the
Python language. It will be held August 23-27 2012 in Brussels,
Our program has been online for a few weeks now: we're very excited to
have a great selection of tutorials, as well as talks and poster
presentations. During the two days of tutorials (August 23 and 24), it
will possible to attend either the introduction track, or the advanced
track, or to combine both tracks (see
http://www.euroscipy.org/track/6539?tab=tracktalkslist). As for the
highlights of the two days of conference (August 25 and 26), we are very
happy to have David Beazley (http://www.dabeaz.com) and Eric Jones
(http://www.enthought.com/company/support-team.php) as our keynote
speakers. The list of talks is available on
http://www.euroscipy.org/track/6540?tab=tracktalkslist, with subjects
ranging from extension programming to machine learning, or cellular
biology. We're looking forward to exciting discussions during the talk
sessions or around the posters, as happened during the previous editions
of Euroscipy! Sprints may be organized at the conference venue during
the days following the conference, from Monday 27th on. Since there is a
limited number of rooms booked for the sprints, please contact the
organizers by July 22 if you intend to organize one. Two sprints are
already planned by the scikit-learn and the scikits-image teams.
The EuroSciPy 2012 conference will feature a best talk, a best poster and
a jury award. All conference participants will be given the opportunity
to cast a vote for the best talk and best poster awards while the jury
award is selected by the members of the program committee. Each
prize consists of a Commercial Use license for Wing IDE Professional,
an integrated development environment designed specifically for Python
programmers. The licenses are generously donated by Wingware.
Financial support may be granted by Numfocus to a small number of
eligible students. See
http://www.euroscipy.org/card/euroscipy2012_support_numfocus for more
details on how to apply.
For information that cannot be found on the conference website, please
contact the organizing team at org-team at lists dot euroscipy dot org
Numfocus is offering support to students or active members of the
scientific Python community for their attendance to the conference. The
amount available is limited. Please visit the NumFOCUS support page for information and apply
before june 30.
The committee of the Euroscipy 2012 conference has extended the deadline
for abstract submission to Monday May 7th, midnight (Brussels time).
Up to then, new abstracts may be submitted on
http://www.euroscipy.org/conference/euroscipy2012, and already-submitted
abstracts can be modified.
We are very much looking forward to your submissions to the conference.
Euroscipy 2012 is the annual European conference for scientists using
Python. It will be held August 23-27 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.
It is also still possible to propose sprints that will take place after
the conference, please write to Berkin Malkoc (malkocb at itu.edu.tr) for
practical organization (rooms, ...).
Just a quick reminder of the approaching deadline for abstract submission at
the Euroscipy 2012 conference: the deadline is April 30, in one week.
Euroscipy 2012 will be held in Brussels, August 23-27, at the
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Solbosch Campus).
The EuroSciPy meeting is a cross-disciplinary gathering focused on the
use and development of the Python language in scientific research and
industry. This event strives to bring together both users and developers
of scientific tools, as well as academic research and state of the art
More information about the conference, including practical information,
are found on the conference website
We are soliciting talks and posters that discuss topics related to
scientific computing using Python. These include applications, teaching,
future development directions, and research. We welcome contributions
from the industry as well as the academic world.
Submission guidelines are found on
Also, rooms are available at the ULB for sprints on Tuesday August 28th
and Wednesday 29th. If you wish to organize a sprint at Euroscipy, please
get in touch with Berkin Malkoc (malkocb AT itu dot edu dot tr).
The EuroSciPy 2012 team has put the tutorials program online.
The tutorials last for two days and are a unique training opportunity for beginner or trained scientists. The tutorials range from Array manipulations with NumPy to Parallel Computing or Statistics with Pandas.
Consider coming for the tutorials and staying for the scientific track or the opposite!
All information is found on the conference webpage.
Reminder The call for abstracts is open.
It is our pleasure to announce this year's Euroscipy conference, that will
be held in Brussels, August 23-27, at the Université Libre de
Bruxelles (ULB, Solbosch Campus).
This Euroscipy meeting will be the 5th edition of this cross-disciplinary gathering, focused on the
use and development of the Python language in scientific research and
industry. Previous conferences took place in Leipzig and Paris, and gathered a very nice crowd of researchers, engineers, programmers, students, hackers, etc. Many thanks to the two new conferences chairs, Pierre de Buyl and Didrik Pinte, and to the local organizing committee, who took over the organization after two years in Paris!
As for the last editions, Euroscipy 2012 will consist in two days of tutorials and two days of conference. Thanks to the last Euroscipys, we have been able to gather a lot of tutorial materials that are available on http://scipy-lectures.github.com/ (CC-by license). These lecture notes can be used either in html or in pdf format; they cover introductory and more advanced topics related to Scientific Python, and each section can be used as a basis for a two- or three-hour tutorial. We hope to take advantage of this new conference to improve and extend http://scipy-lectures.github.com!
As for the conference, we are very excited to welcome David Beazley
(http://www.dabeaz.com) as our keynote speaker. David Beazley created
SWIG, a software development tool that connects programs written in C and
C++ with a variety of high-level programming languages such as Python.
He has also authored the acclaimed Python Essential Reference. The call for abstracts is now open;
abstracts will be selected by our program committee for oral presentations and posters.
We look forward to hearing about your recent breakthroughs using Python! More details on the submission of abstracts
can be found here.
The deadline for abstract submission is Monday April 30. More details about the organization are found on the webpage of the conference: http://www.euroscipy.org/conference/euroscipy2012
An innovation of last year was the organization of satellite meetings following Euroscipy,
one on Python for neuro-sciences and the other on Python for Physics. If you are interested in organizing a satellite meeting in Brussels (and preferably have some local contacts who can help for the practical organization), you should contact the organizing team at email@example.com.
We look forward to meeting you in Brussels next summer!
The registration is progressing fast. Over 100 persons booked in july and got the early bird fee, followed by about 70 people that registered during the past two weeks. Since the venue limits us to 200 attendees, it means that there are only 30 seats left for the conference.
If you want to join us in Paris from August 25th to 28th, please register now!
We are pleased to announce a workshop on Python in Physics (PyPhy) in Paris, on August 29th, 2011. This meeting will be a satellite of Euroscipy 2011.
Date: August 29, 2011 (full day)
Venue: Department of Physics, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris
In physics, Python is widely used as a scripting and programming language
for data processing, but also for numerical computing where it is a viable
alternative to compiled languages, with the advantage of being easy to
learn, to write, to read and to modify. For this reason, Python, which is
entirely free, is an ideal tool for teaching algorithmic contents in
physics. A number of initiatives integrating Python into curricula have
been developed in the last few years, largely independently in Physics
departments all over the world. At the same time, Python libraries for
numerical analysis, combinatorics, graphics, interfacing other languages,
etc have either reached maturity, or are developing very rapidly. This
makes Python an exciting option for research application. A growing number
of research programs now write code directly in Python.
This informal workshop on teaching and research in Physics will be a
forum for coordinating these initiatives, for sharing different
experiences, and for exchanging with the key developers of the
scientific Python modules present at the EuroSciPy 2011 conference.
Beginners and Students are welcome to attend. People interested in
presenting a contribution should contact the organizers and send a short
abstract before June 30, 2011. We welcome contributions on your experience in teaching Python to
physicists and engineers, developing a Python module for applications in
physics, or using Python for your everyday research work. Participation in
this workshop will be free of charge but participants should also make
themselves known by email before August 28, 2011.
- Python for teaching physics
- Python for research in physics
- developing Python modules for applications in physics
- June 30: deadline for contributions
- August 28: deadline for (free) registration
The deadline for talk submissions has been extended to Friday May 13, 2011!
The deadline for the call for presentation for the EuroScipy 2011 conference is on Sunday May 8th!
This year the conference features, together with the usual basic and advanced tutorials and scientific talks, a brand new poster session.
If you attended Euroscipy 2010 (tutorials and/or conference), we're very interested in getting your feedback on the event. We have set up an anonymous feedback survey. It will take you only a couple of minutes to answer a dozen of questions on the tutorials, the talks, the practical organization, your wishlist for Euroscipy 2011, etc.
Up to now, 35 people have filled in the form (many thanks to them!). If you have not yet filled in the feedback survey (there were 170+ participants to Euroscipy 2010!), make your voice heard now!
EuroSciPy 2010 was a fun conference to organize and we think we can call over 150 participants a success.
Thank you to every delegate and speaker that joined us to face the heat.
Thank you to Ecole Normale Supérieure for hosting us.
Read about the reports and send us yours if you want it added to the list.
EuroSciPy 2011 will be in Paris again. We hope to see you there!
The tutorials are closing in, here are a few practical details!
The conference will take place at the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS), 45
rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris. The registration desk will be located in front of
the Dussane room where the Advanced tutorials will also be given. All
participants should first check in at the registration desk, which will
be opened from 8.15 on Thursday 8th. We expect 140 participants to show
up, so please arrive well before the the first tutorial at 9.00! The
introduction tutorials will be given in a different building (Jules
Ferry room, 29 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris) but all participants should go
first to the registration desk in front of the Dussane room.
To reach the Dussane room, enter the main building of the Ecole Normale
Supérieure, and take the corridor on your left.
There will be some wifi access in the Dussane room (although we don't
know how it will stand up to dozens of computers connecting at the same
time), but not in the Jules Ferry room.
All coffee breaks will take place in front of the Dussane room.
As most tutorials will be hands-on, you need to install all the required
software on your computer before next Thursday. For the introduction
tutorials, a list of required softwares and Python modules (Python,
Ipython, NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib) is given on
http://www.euroscipy.org/conference/euroscipy2010, together with links to
distributions (Python(x,y) and EPD) that install all these packages at
once (and many others). For Windows users, we recommend installing one of
these distributions. Would you install Python(x,y), make sure to install
the full version. If you are using Linux, all these modules are packaged
for most Linux distributions and can be installed in a few clicks with
the package manager.
If you have problems installing the software, you may contact us for
help, but please try first to get help around you or browsing the
Internet, as we expect to be quite overwhelmed as the conference is
closing in. Nevertheless, it will a save a lot of time if everybody
arrives with a laptop well setup, so don't hesitate to ask questions.
For the advanced track, please check on the tutorials description if
other packages or softwares are mentioned (Mayavi, SymPy, PyTables,
Cython, etc.), and if so, install them in addition to the base packages
listed above (or check if they come with your scientific Python distribution).
Also try to take a computer with a long battery lifetime, as we won't be
able to plug more than a fraction of the computers at the same time.
(Yes, we do have some extension cables, but the electrical circuits of
the rooms are not sized to supply power to 80 laptops at the same time).
For any questions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to seeing you next Thursday!
The tutorials are being worked on at github and discussed on a mailing list. If you want to join us and contribute, subscribe to euroscipy-tutorials and fetch the source from the repositories: first and second.
photo borrowed from the EuroPython website
The long overdue payment system is now working. If you have already created a registration, you should now be able to confirm it by following the link in the box at the top of the left column.
You will be redirected to the server of the bank and we will be notified if the payment is successful. We will never have access to your credit card information.
Please contact us directly by e-mail if you have any problem with the payment system.
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Dear EuroSciPy (future) delegates,
The review has been a long process, but we now have an official schedule for the conference.
We received 46 talk proposals and chose to select 30. Rejecting a third of the talks was not easy, for the quality of the submissions has been improving over the years.
As conference chairs, we like talks that go right to the point, so each selected talk will have a 15 minutes time slot. Only 6 talks will be given twice that time with a 30 minutes slot. The talks we had to reject are interesting too, and we invite them to the lightning talk session where every participant will get a 5 minutes slot.
These time slots include questions, so speakers please rehearse your talks and make sure you get your main message through during your short time on stage, then discuss the details during the breaks. We will also have a place dedicated to open collaboration and last-minute sprinting.
We hope you will enjoy this conference. Please tell everyone about it and register before we reach the numerus closus or june 30th (we have 100 people registered already and will not be able to accommodate more than 200).
See you there!
The call for papers, talks and tutorials for EuroSciPy 2010 is now closed.
Over 40 proposals where received. The conference chairs assigned two reviewers per proposal. If you submitted an abstract, you should get news from your reviewers really soon now.
We expect the reviewers to be able to reach consensus on the final program within a week. Read this blog to get updates and register for the conference if you have not done so yet.
photo under CC by Xiaming
Dear EuroSciPy web surfers,
Please keep the comments about the website flowing in. We will improve it thanks to your feedback.
Some bugs were fixed today with the deployment of euroscipy 0.6.1 and shoppingcart 0.2.1.
We will now continue to work on the review process.
Dear EuroSciPy enthusiasts,
The EuroSciPy website was upgraded tonight to take into account the comments made by the user over the past week. We hope this new version will be easier to use, especially when it comes to create an account, submit an abstract and register for the conference.
Those interested in the details or willing to help can take a look at the project tracker.
We will now be working on the on-line payment system and try to make sure that the review process goes smoothly.
photo under CC by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
Dear scientific pythonistas,
We eventually set up the registration system for the conference. Just click on the "Conference registration is open!" box in the left column to let us know you will join us in July.
The payment system is not working yet, which means you will not be required to pay before another week or too.
Thanks to our sponsors, the conference and tutorial fees were limited to 50 € for the 2 days each time. That is a total of 100 € for the 4 days and the 4 lunches. Keep your money for your stay in Paris :)
Please register quickly, as the number of people we can host is limited.