MAY 28-30, 2018

The need for advanced modeling and simulation and their application in fields ranging from basic science to public policy is growing. One key enabling technology in this process is the numerical solution of partial differential equations. The combined complexity of the systems to be simulated, the numerical methods applied and the parallel hardware employed have led to the development of well-tested PDE software frameworks. Lately, the emerging transition to exascale computing has posed additional challenges such as co-design of applications and algorithms for power-efficient utilization of compute platforms. Overall, we observe that high-level cross-disciplinary collaboration is required, which again calls for user friendliness and flexibility of the designed PDE software frameworks.
PDESoft 2018 provides a forum for the developers and users of software solving the diverse stages of the numerical PDE process, and to discuss future directions of research and development.

The conference covers numerical software development with the following focus areas:
  • meshing tools and adaptive mesh refinement
  • solvers for large systems of equations
  • numerical PDE solvers
  • data visualisation systems
  • user interfaces to scientific software
  • reproducible science

PDESoft 2018 follows in the successful footsteps of PDESoft 2012 in Münster, PDESoft 2014 in Heidelberg, and PDESoft 2016 in Warwick.


The next pdesoft will be held in Strasbourg in 2020.

Invited Speakers: 
Scientific Committee:
Workshop Dates: May 28 - 30, 2018
Attached to the conference a satellite workshop is organized by groups from University of Heidelberg and Stuttgart and IRIS on the beautiful island of Lygra from May 31 - June 1st on Quality Assurance and reproducibility in PDE software frameworks.

Important Dates
  • Abstract submission: February 19th 2018
  • Abstract acceptance by: March 5th 2018
  • Registration deadline: April 27th 2018
Please use the latex template to create an abstract in pdf form and submit the abstract (tex and pdf) via e-mail to Robert Klöfkorn (

Program: The final program is available here.
The book of abstracts can be found here.

Venue: Hotel Zander K, Zander Kaaes gate 8, Bergen

  • Hotel Zander K; booking code 4176423- deadline April 27th 2018
  • Grand Terminus; booking code 4176469 - deadline April 27th 2018
Price single room: 1095 NOK

The booking codes for ZanderK and Grand Terminus do not work for the online booking system on the hotel's web page. The hotels must be booked either by phone or by email. The telephone number and email to use are:
ZanderK (booking code 4176423)
+47 55 36 20 40
Grand Terminus (booking code 4176469)
+47 55 21 25 00

Registration fee:
The registration fee will be 2500 NOK covering costs for conference venue and conference dinner. We are currently in the process of a acquiring additional funding to reduce the registration fee.
Please use this link to register.

Organizing Committee:
Financial Support:
We graciously acknowledge the financial support of IRIS, Simula Research Laboratory and the INTPART project InSPiRE. This INTPART project is a collaboration between University of Bergen, The National IOR Centre/University of Stavanger, IRIS and the Universities Heidelberg and Stuttgart, Universite Cote d'Azur as well as the French Geological Survey (BRGM).