Final Call for Contributions


16th GAMM-IMACS International Symposium on Scientific Computing, Computer Arithmetic and Validated Numerics

September 21-26, 2014

Department of Computer Science, University of Würzburg, Germany


Scope and topics

The goal of SCAN2014 is to advance the frontiers in verified numerical computations, as well as in their application to computational engineering and science.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to 

  • Theory, algorithms and arithmetics for verified numerical computations
  • Symbolic and algebraic methods
  • Computer-assisted proofs
  • Hardware and software support and programming tools for verified numerical computations
  • Interval analysis and applications
  • Treatment of uncertainty
  • Constraint programming
  • Verification in optimization and simulation
  • Ordinary and partial differential equations
  • Supercomputing and reliability
  • Industrial and scientific applications of verified numerical computations
  • Reliability in computer graphics


Important dates 

  • Extended abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: June 11, 2014
  • Closing of early bird registration: July 15, 2014
  • Closing of registration: September 1, 2014
  • Conference: September 21-26, 2014
  • September 26, 2014 is reserved for traveling or individual workshops
  • Post-conference paper submission deadline: December 31, 2014


Conference history

This conference continues the series of international SCAN symposia initiated by University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and held under the joint auspices of GAMM and IMACS. SCAN symposia have been held in many cities across the world  


Scientific committee

  • G. Alefeld (Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • J.-M. Chesneaux (Paris, France)
  • G.F. Corliss (Milwaukee, USA)
  • T. Csendes (Szeged, Hungary)
  • A. Frommer (Wuppertal, Germany)
  • R.B. Kearfott (Lafayette, USA)
  • W. Kraemer (Wuppertal, Germany)
  • V. Kreinovich (El Paso, USA)
  • U. Kulisch (Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • W. Luther (Duisburg, Germany)
  • G. Mayer (Rostock, Germany)
  • S. Markov (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • J.-M. Muller (Lyon, France)
  • M. Nakao (Fukuoka, Japan)
  • M. Plum (Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • N. Revol (Lyon, France)
  • J. Rohn (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • S. Rump (Hamburg, Germany)
  • S. Shary (Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Yu. Shokin (Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • W. Walter (Dresden, Germany)
  • J. Wolff von Gudenberg (Wuerzburg, Germany)
  • N. Yamamoto (Tokyo, Japan)


Meeting format

The meeting is expected to consist of invited plenary lectures and contributed presentations. 

  • Each plenary lecture is a 45 minute talk followed by a 5 minute discusssion
  • Each contributed presentation is a 20 minute oral presentation followed by a 5 minute discussion. Contributed presentations will be organized into parallel sessions.

Contributed presentations are invited in all areas of interest.


Invited plenary speakers

  • Ekaterina Auer (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
    Result Verification and Uncertainty Management in Engineering Applications
  • Andrej Bauer (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
    Programming techniques for exact real arithmetic
  • Sylvie Boldo (Inria, France)
    Formal verification of tricky numerical computations
  • Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee and ORNL, USA)
    Algorithmic and Software Challenges at Extreme Scales 
  • John Gustafson (Ceranovo Inc., USA)
    An Energy-Efficient and Massively Parallel Approach to Valid Numerics
  • Bartłomiej Jacek Kubica (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
    Interval methods for solving various kinds of quantified nonlinear problems 
  • John Pryce (Cardiff University, UK)
    The architecture of the IEEE P1788 draft standard for interval arithmetic
  • Winner of R. E. Moore Prize (TBA)


Abstract submission

All participants interested in presenting a contribution are asked to submit the source code of a short LaTeX abstract (1 to 2 pages in PDF-format) using the provided LaTeX template.

Submission of the abstract should be done no later than April 15, 2014 using the EasyChair conference system

All the abstracts submitted are considered by the scientific committee, and the authors will receive an acceptance notification no later than June 11, 2014.

The accepted abstracts will be published in electronic form at the web-site of SCAN2014 and in a printed book of abstracts. At least one author of an accepted abstract must have paid the registration fee to be published in the book of abstracts.


Post-conference proceedings

Peer-refereed post-conference proceedings of SCAN2014 will appear in Lecture Notes in Computer Science.  Further information will be announced later.



SCAN2014 will take place at the Computer Science Building at the University of Würzburg.

Travel information

Institut für Informatik
Am Hubland
D-97074 Würzburg


Pre-conference workshop

SCAN2014 is preceded by the Constraint Programming and Decision Making Workshop CoProd 2014 on September 21, 2014. See for further information.



Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wolff von Gudenberg

Lehrstuhl für Informatik II
Am Hubland
D-97074 Würzburg



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