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 (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!

As for the conference, we are very excited to welcome David Beazley ( 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:

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

We look forward to meeting you in Brussels next summer!


Euroscipy 2011 (ENS Paris)