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EuroScipy 2009

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EuroScipy 2008


EuroSciPy 2008 Conference

Python for Scientific Computing

Leipzig, Germany

Our first European SciPy meeting was a great success (with many thanks to the organizers and sponsors -- Python Academy, Enthought, Inc. and Logilab). The attendance was around 44 this year. We had a fantastic venue and many compelling talks. There were fantastic, wide-ranging discussions between sessions and the city (Leipzig) proved to be a main character in the weekend. All in all, a great group of people in a beautiful place.

Keep an eye out for more updates and a forthcoming EuroSciPyPhotoGallery. If you've taken any interesting (or scandalous) photos from the meeting, post them as well.

Many thanks to all who attended. We're definitely planning on making this an annual event. So, see you next year.

We are very excited to create a venue for the European community of users of the Python programming language in science. This conference will bring the presentations and collaboration that we've enjoyed at Caltech each year closer to home for many users of SciPy, NumPy and Python generally--with a similar focus and schedule.

Keynote Speaker: Travis Oliphant - To kick off the first annual EuroSciPy, Travis Oliphant has agreed to deliver our keynote talk. Travis is the primary developer of the NumPy package and the author of the definitive Guide to NumPy. He was an early contributor to the documentation for the Numeric package and was one of the original authors of the SciPy package. He has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Mayo Clinic. He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University from 2001 to 2007, and directed the BYU Biomedical Imaging Lab.

Important Dates:


April 1: Registration opens

April 30: Abstract submission deadline

May 15: Acceptance of presentations

May 30: Announcement of conference program

June 20: Early bird registration deadline

July 21 - 25: Pre-Conference courses

July 26/27: Conference

Conference sponsors:




This conference provides a unique opportunity to learn and affect what is happening in the realm of scientific computing with Python. Attendees will have the opportunity to review the available tools and how they apply to specific problems. By providing a forum for developers to share their Python expertise with the wider commercial, academic, and research communities, this conference fosters collaboration and facilitates the sharing of software components, techniques and a vision for high level language use in scientific computing. For a little more background on what happens at a SciPy Conference, please see some notes from previous meetings.


Registration is open. The registration fee will be 100.00€ for early registrants and will increase to 150.00€ for late registration. Registration will include breakfast, snacks and lunch for Saturday and Sunday.

Presentations, Slides and Papers

Presentations will be allotted 30 minutes plus 13 minutes for questions. Time for transsion between talks is 2 minutes. Papers and/or presentation slides for scheduled talks are acceptable and are due by June 30, 2008.

Slides are available for all talks marked with {i} . Alternatively, all submitted slides can be downloaded from the slides page.


Saturday, July 26, 2008


Introductions and Keynote {i} slides



K. G. Müller: SimPy, a discrete event simulation package in Python {i} slides




J. Martinek: Coefficient of restitution measurement using a soundcard


J. Martinek: Musical instrument tuner and tone analysis




B. Voigt: Searching High Energy Neutrinos with IceCube and Python {i} slides


P. Peterson: On providing a Computer Algebra System for Python




Lightning Session (10-5 minutes per talk pending on number of talks)



Evening events:


Sight seeing tour (included in registration fee)


Meeting in a restaurant (not included in registration fee)

Sunday, July 27, 2008


J. M. Rohwer: Python, Systems Biology and PySCeS {i} slides


A. Dalke: Python Tools in Computational Chemistry




M. Müller and S. Schwarzer: PyModelData - Easy Data Input for Scientific Simulation Models


M. C. Röttger and A. W. Liehr: How to decide - Machine Learning with Python {i} slides




D. Albanese: mlpy - Machine Learning Py - A High-Performance Python/!NumPy Based Package for Machine Learning {i} slides


K. Zimmermann et al: Rapid Information Processing Based on Self-Documented Primary Data




T. Vaught: Building a Scientific GUI: Design Philosophy by Example


R. Cimrman and O. Èertík: SfePy - Simple Finite Elements in Python {i} slides



Pre-Conference courses

There will be two Python courses just the week before the conference. A 2-day course "Introductory to Python for Programmers" will be followed by 3-day course "Python for Scientists and Engineers" both courses can be booked together.

The courses are offered by Python Academy in their Leipzig teaching center, which is just a few kilometers from the conference building.


The conference takes place at:


Poetenweg 28

04155 Leipzig


There is a more detailed desription how to get there.

About Leipzig

A visit to Leipzig allows you to see the places that Werner Heisenberg, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Theodor Mommsen, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Erich Kästner, Gottfried Leibniz, Friedrich Nietzsche and Richard Wagner studied and taught. More about Leipzig.

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