SeSE course Autumn 2014

Please see the attached call for participation in the SeSE courses this autumn.

The courses are free for PhD students (in Sweden) and it is possible to get a travel grant of 6000skr.

These courses are so far scheduled:

  • Introduction to high performance computing/PDC summer school, August
  • Matrix Computations in Statistics and with Applications, September, v39
  • Introduction to programming in science and technology, September
  • Computational Python, October, v42
  • Numerical Linear Algebra, October, v42
  • Scientific Visualisation, November 3-21
  • Scientific Software Development Toolbox, December
  • Topics in CFD, December 1-19

Kind regards
Anders Hast
Director of SeSE
ps. Please note that it is possible to register to get news about courses via our subscribe function:

Call for participation: SeSECall2014A.pdf

2014 IEEE 10th International Conference on e-Science


The way in which scientific research is carried out is undergoing a series of radical changes as a result of the digital revolution. Researchers in all disciplines are increasingly adopting digital tools, techniques and practices in communities and projects that span multiple disciplines, laboratories, organizations, and national boundaries. The e-Science 2014 conference is designed to bring together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of e-Science applications and enabling IT technologies. The conference aims to serve as a forum to present recent research advances in e-Science and highlight associated activities worldwide, providing an outlook of challenges and opportunities we will face in the future.

e-Science 2014 will follow the previous e-Science conferences in encouraging submissions that explore advances in the application of technology in particular disciplines, covering both data-oriented and compute-oriented approaches, as well as extreme scale approaches and applications. Major topics include, but are not limited to

  • Arts, humanities (including Digital Humanities) and e-Social science
  • Bioinformatics and e-Health
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Climate, Environmental & Earth Sciences
  • Data science, data management and digital repositories
  • Cyberinfrastructure to support eScience, including novel hardware, software and services
  • eScience in the cloud
  • Education and eScience practice

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 6 May 2014
  • Paper Submission Deadline: 12 May 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance: 7 July 2014
  • Camera Ready Papers Due: 4 August 2014
  • Conference Dates: 20-24 October 2014

The conference proceedings will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library.
The proceedings of previous e-Science conferences are indexed by EI

Submission Process

Authors are invited to submit papers with unpublished, original work of not more than 10 pages of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines. (Up to 2 additional pages may be purchased for US$150/page)

Templates are available from

Authors should submit a PDF file that will print on a postscript printer to

It is a requirement that at least one author of each accepted paper attend the conference.
For news, and updates, check (


eSSENCE Academy Workshop 2013, October 16-17, Lund

The eSSENCE Management has the pleasure of inviting all of the eSSENCE community to the 2nd eSSENCE Academy Workshop. The strategic research programme is in its fourth year of developing state-of-the-art e-Science for the benefit of society in a collaborative effort between our three universities. Now we will have the opportunity to meet and acquaint ourselves with the exciting research that is happening within eSSENCE.

There will be no attendance fees for these event. Programme, how to register, and more information will follow after Summer.

Enjoy the bright long days and return refreshed in Fall.

“En vänlig grönskas rika dräkt
har smyckat dal och ängar.
Nu smeker vindens ljumma fläkt
de fagra örtesängar.”

Best regards for a pleasant Summer,

Ingela Nyström
Coordinator of eSSENCE

AIMday e-Tools & Methods 2013

Date: November 27, 2013
Place: Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University

AIMday® e-Tools & Methods is a meeting focused on making contacts between companies/organizations and academic researchers from Swedish universities with excellent research in the field of advanced computation, information and communication technologies, also called e-Science. The meeting brings new perspectives to companies’ challenges by matching these with academic expertise.

For more information, visit our website:

2013 IEEE 9th International Conference on e-Science

Do you want to be an eSSENCE ambassador for Swedish e-Science?
The eSSENCE programme council encourages researchers in the eSSENCE community to submit papers to this international multidisciplinary e-Science conference. Persons whose papers are accepted will be elegible for funding from the respective university, including:
* conference fee
* travel
* accomodation

Call for papers: Deadline May 24, 2013
2013 IEEE 9th International Conference on e-Science
23-25, October, 2013
Beijing, China

To the conference website

The IEEE international e-Science conference series is a yearly event that takes place in different cities around the world.

IEEE-2011 IEEE-2011 in Stockholm
IEEE-2012 IEEE-2012 in Chicago
IEEE-2013 IEEE-2013 in Beijing
IEEE-2014 IEEE-2014 in Sao Paulo

NeGI: call for Nordic Centres of Excellence in eScience in Health and Social Preconditions for Health

The Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI) has allocated approximately NOK 40 million to the establishment of 1-2 Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoEs) for eScience research on the use of genetic/molecular data and clinical/population registries for research in health and social preconditions for health. This involves development of methods and tools for advanced data integration, data analysis, modelling and simulation for research related to health and social preconditions for health, with a special focus on exploiting national registry, biobank and genetic data in the Nordic countries.

Deadline for application: 17 April 2013.

The URL for the call:

The URL for NeGI:

20 million to Cloud Computing

Erik Elmroth at umeå University

Energy-efficient computer resources which adapt its capacity to the needs of the application. This is the objective of the project “Cloud Control” which was recently awarded 20 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council. A group of researchers from Umeå and Lund under the leadership of professor Erik Elmroth from the Department of Computer Science at Umeå University, will develop methods and tools to handle resources and services in future computer centers with distributed systems of virtual machines.
The main goals of the project are:

  • to optimize the usage of servers
  • to predict the usage peaks for specific applications so that the number of virtual machines that are needed can adapt in time
  • to optimize the physical placement of the servers in order to reduce cooling requirements

The project will receive funding during five years.

Postdoc position in computer science or bioinformatics with focus on Hadoop for large scale sequence analysis

at the Department of Information Technology
Application no later than 2012-10-15. UFV-PA 2012/2414

Background: The emerge of high-throughput technologies such as next-generation sequencing has turned life science into a data-intensive domain, which places high demands on an e-infrastructure in order to be analysed. UPPMAX ( is UppsalaUniversity’s center for high performance storage and computations that via the project UPPNEX ( offers resources for storage, computations, software and user support in bioinformatics and primarily sequence analysis. We are now seeking a Postdoc to evaluate how technologies like cloud computing and Hadoop can complement the current infrastructure and offer improved services in storage and analysis of bioscience data. Continue reading

eSSENCE invites Letters-of-Interest in the area of e-Science research

In this call, we are aiming at research areas involving e-Science collaborations between the universities and between scientific disciplines.

The plan is to support up to three 2-year post-doctoral fellows, one at each of Lund University, Umeå University and Uppsala University, with 600 kSEK/year during 2013–2014.

More information in the .pdf file: eSSENCE-LoI-LU-Umu-UU_2012.pdf

Deadline: Friday August 31, 2012

Contact: eSSENCE coordinator Ingela Nyström

I take this opportunity to wish you all a nice Summer!

Best regards,

Ingela Nyström

Ingela Nyström, Professor
Dept. of Information Technology
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET Phone: +46 70 1679045
Box 337 Visit: Lägerhyddsvägen 2
SE-751 05 Uppsala SWEDEN ITC building 2, floor 1

Umeå: HPC2N Symposium — Inauguration of Abisko, May 31, 2012

Umeå University, May 31, 2012

High Performance Computing Center North cordially invites you to participate in the inauguration of Abisko, the new HPC2N supercomputer system. The morning program offers a tutorial and the afternoon program includes presentations by scientists using Abisko, state-of-the-art technical and R&D overviews and the formal inauguration of Abisko.

The procurement of Abisko was made possible through a grant from the Swedish National Metacenter VR/SNIC and the support of Umeå University.

Dead-line for registration: May 21 at 12.00.
There is no conference fee but remember that the number of seats for all events are limited, so register as soon as possible.

Most welcome!
Bo Kågström, HPC2N Director
Marianne Sommarin, Chairperson of the HPC2N Board

Links to program and registration form: