BIT Circus 2015

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Numerical Mathematics and Computational Science
Umeå University, August 26-27, 2015

The meeting is organized and sponsored by BIT, Umeå University (Computing Science, HPC2N - High Performance Computing Center North, and UMIT Reseach Lab), and eSSENCE - the e-Science Collaboration.


Conference Program [PDF] Abstracts [PDF] List of Registered Participants Local Directions, etc.

Invitation and Call for Papers

NEW! Talks and posters are now linked from the Abstracts page.

Welcome to BIT Circus 2015 at Umeå University, Sweden, August 26-27!

Axel Ruhe, BIT’s Editor-in-Chief for the last twelve years, recently and unexpectedly passed away while skiing in the Swedish mountains. It is a great loss that Axel is no longer with us. He made many profound contributions to numerical linear algebra and scientific computing over the years. Axel was always full of energy and enjoyed sharing his knowledge and joy.

Axel encouraged the planning of the next BIT Circus to be held during this summer. True to his spirit and in memory of Axel, the BIT Board supported that the next event will take place at Umeå University, August 26-27, 2015, where Axel started his academic career as Full Professor.

The circus motto is everybody is welcome, nobody is invited, and the main idea is that young researchers present their on-going work – everybody will get the chance to present a short oral (or a poster) presentation. The main purpose of the meeting is to encourage networking as well as exchanging ideas. In particular we are interested in efforts that cover topics such as numerical analysis and modeling, efficient and robust algorithms, software, and challenging applications, as well as their interplay.

Information about BIT Circus 2015 will be updated over time.

Invited Speakers

Besides the short presentations there will also be a few invited presentations, including a presentation by the new BIT Chief Editor (to be announced).

Important Dates

June 12, 2015 Registration deadline
August 26-27, 2015 BIT Circus 2015


The symposium will start at lunch time, Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 and end Thursday, 27th, 2015, around 17:00.

There will be a Conference dinner Wednesday.

More information to be announced!

Previous BIT Circus Events

Registration (deadline June 12, 2015)

The circus, including meals, is free of charge for everybody. Advance registration is required. Since the number of participants is restricted (concerns mainly the free accommodation), registrations will be handled on a first-come basis.

Please register by filling in and submitting the Registration Form. Registration is now CLOSED. Contact any of the local organizers with the information on this page [PDF], to inquire about the possibility of late registration.


We have a limited budget to cover hotel accommodation for Ph.D.-students and PostDocs. Travel expenses are not covered.
The participants will be staying at Scandic Hotel Plaza Umeå.



Local Organization Committee

Bo Kågström (chair) David Cohen
Lars Karlsson Eddie Wadbro




Computing Science,
HPC2N, and





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