About the Author

Anticipating the 2023 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering in Amsterdam

By Hans De Sterck, Karen Devine, Dirk Hartmann, Sarah Knepper, Wil Schilders, and Kees Vuik

Goedendag! It’s time to dust off your Dutch—or at least your passport—because the 2023 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE23) is set to take place from February 26 to March 3, 2023, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. CSE23 will be the first SIAM CSE conference outside of the U.S. in the meeting’s 20-plus-year history; it will also be the first in-person iteration of CSE since CSE19 in Spokane, Wash. Stroll along the canals of Amsterdam while you catch up with colleagues, build your professional networks, and make new friends!

The 2023 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE23) will take place from February 26 to March 3, 2023, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The biennial CSE meeting is historically SIAM’s largest conference. It brings together applied mathematicians, computer scientists, domain scientists, and engineers to facilitate in-depth technical discussions about a wide variety of large-scale problems in computational science and engineering. The advanced models, simulations, and algorithms that CSE practitioners create inspire applications in fields that range from aerospace and chemistry to medicine, finance, and marketing. The broad audience that utilizes these applications thus fosters the interdisciplinary culture of CSE and helps train the next generation of scientists.

Some of the many themes of CSE23 include the following:

  • Artificial intelligence and CSE
  • High-performance computing
  • Scalable linear and nonlinear solvers 
  • Reduced order modeling
  • Data science for CSE
  • Scientific machine learning
  • Graphs and networks
  • CSE in industry, including optics, energy, electronics, aerospace, and automobiles.

These and numerous other topics will manifest in the eight plenary talks that experts will present throughout the conference. Multiple minitutorials will provide opportunities for attendees to thoroughly explore subjects of interest in CSE, including software and tools. Engaging poster sessions will inspire individual and small group discussions that address state-of-the-art research. Finally, an awards ceremony with lectures from prize recipients will wrap up the week-long conference.

Other highlights at CSE23 include multiple panel discussions. In addition to the standard early- and mid-career panels (perennial favorites at the conference), another panel will focus on diversity — including the retention and long-term success of diverse employees as well as the integration of diversity into successful teams. In addition, a forward-looking panel composed of experts in the field will identify future trends in CSE.

Another first for CSE23 is the addition of a Hackathon that will take place alongside the conference. During this event, teams of students and their mentors will work on real-world industrial problems, meet other members of the future workforce, and learn about the complex problems that plague today’s organizations.

While the plenary talks, panels, and minitutorials comprise the backbone of the conference, the bulk of the program consists of the multitude of minisymposia talks, contributed lectures, and posters that will be submitted and presented by the attendees themselves. We encourage SIAM News readers to submit their proposals once the call for participation is posted in May 2022.

Opportunities are available for institutions and companies to sponsor CSE23 activities and even host multiday booths at the conference. Sponsorship details and forms are accessible via the conference page.

While SIAM membership is not required for conference registration, it does provide a discount. An additional discount is available to members of the SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering; attendees can also save money by registering early.

CSE23 promises to be a great meeting that will unite CSE practitioners from all academic and career levels in a unique European venue. We hope to see you in Amsterdam, and tot dan!

Hans De Sterck, Karen Devine, Dirk Hartmann, Sarah Knepper, Wil Schilders, and Kees Vuik are members of the Organizing Committee for the 2023 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering. Hans De Sterck is a professor of applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo and director of Waterloo’s Centre for Computational Mathematics in Industry and Commerce. Karen Devine recently retired as a distinguished member of technical staff in the Center for Computing Research at Sandia National Laboratories. Dirk Hartmann is a Siemens Technical Fellow at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Sarah Knepper is an engineering manager at Intel Corporation. Wil Schilders is a professor of scientific computing for industry at Eindhoven University of Technology and executive director of the Dutch Platform for Mathematics. Kees Vuik is a professor of numerical analysis at the Delft University of Technology and scientific director of the Delft High Performance Computing Centre.