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The Conference

ESCO 2020 is the 7th event in a successful series of interdisciplinary international conferences. It promotes modern technologies and practices in scientific computing and visualization, and strengthens the interaction between researchers and practitioners in various areas of computational engineering, sciences and education.

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2020 COVID-19 update

Due to large-scale travel and in-person meeting restrictions, the organizing committee decided that ESCO 2020 conference will have an online format.

While we will not be able to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Pilsen this year, much of the conference will remain the same. Keynote as well as contributed talks will be delivered live online and they will be followed with live discussions. There will be a poster session, software afternoon, and even social meetings after the lectures. This will be a new experience for all of us, and we are looking forward to it.

Taking into account the reduced cost of the new setting, the University of West Bohemia will return 40% of the already paid registration fee to everybody. If you have not paid yet, the new registration fee is 60% of the early rate. If you cancel your participation we will refund your conference fee reduced by the bank fees.

Conference program will take place in the afternoon hours of European time, which means in the morning hours of U.S. time.


Oral Presentations

On Thursday 4th of June there will be a test meeting where all participants may try the Webex service. The meeting will be from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM (CEST). You can use this Webex link.

  • Oral sessions will be established with technical support and chairmans. The presenter will have 20 minutes for his presentation for the presentation itself + 5 minutes for discussion and answers to questions
  • Each presenter must choose one of the following options:
    • The presentation can be started from your own laptop. The presenter is responsible for the smooth running of their performance.
    • The presentation can be sent until June 7 to the address in PDF format and technical support will ensure its launch. The presenter will be able to control it from his computer with the help of the keyboard and mouse.
  • Queries can be formulated during the presentation in the chat or after the presentation. The course will be driven by a chairman.
  • The presenter must be in the room 10 minutes before the beginning of the session.
  • By connecting to the session, you automatically agree to the recording of the presentation.
Speaker in the main room
Speaker in the vitrage room
Speaker in the beer room

Poster Session

  • Each presenter must send their poster in the template by June 7th to the address in PDF format. Poster previews will be available to all participants in advance.
  • Each poster section will be divided into 3 blocks of 30 minutes each. There will be 7 presenters in each block.
  • Each presenter will be in a separate room on Webex. During these 30 minutes, the other participants and the chairman will have the opportunity to join and discuss. The presenter can supplement his poster with other slides or a sample according to his decision.
  • The presenter must be in the room 10 minutes before the beginning of the section.


As the conference will be held online you will present the poster with a short presentation of a few slides.


The conference information and author names with affiliations need to be in the first slide, together with the title of the poster.


Please see an example of the poster.

2020 Main Themes

Computational electromagnetics and coupled problems

Fluid-structure interaction and multi-phase flows

Computational chemistry and quantum physics

Computational civil and structural engineering

Computational biology and bioinformatics

Computational geometry and topology

Mathematics Education and Outreach

Machine Learning

Petascale and exascale computing

Hydrology and porous media flows

Wave propagation and acoustics

Climate and weather modeling

GPU and cloud computing

Uncertainty quantification

Open source software

Computational statistics

Applied statistics

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Małgorzata Bogdan

Małgorzata Bogdan

Professor in the Institute of Mathematics, University of Wroclaw, Poland.

Stefano Giani

Stefano Giani

Professor in the Department of Engineering, Durham University, United Kingdom.

Alberto Guardone

Alberto Guardone

Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology of Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Head of the CREA Laboratory.

Ilias S. Kotsireas

Ilias S. Kotsireas

Professor at the Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada. Director of the CARGO (Computer Algebra Research) lab.

Frederic Magoules

Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Informatics for Complex Systems at CentraleSupelec, Universite Paris-Saclay, France.

Daniel Peterseim

Daniel Peterseim

Professor of Computational Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Materials Engineering, University of Augsburg, Germany.

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Official languages for oral presentations are English and Spanish. Speakers who wish to present their work in Spanish must provide for their presentation a simultaneous translator (such as a colleague who is fluent in English). All posters must be in English.

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All presentations and posters will be awarded with a certificate. All presented papers are automatically nominated for the prize. The selection will be done by chairmans of sessions.


Proceedings of ESCO 2020

Proceedings of ESCO 2020 will be published as a special issue of Journal of Computational And Applied Mathematics (JCAM) from Elsevier.

The submissions will have the format of a standard journal paper and they will be refereed in a standard way.

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Minisymposia proposals are welcome. A minisymposium should consist of at least four lectures related to the same topic. If you are interested in organizing a minisymposium, please send a title, short abstract, and list of speakers to

List of minisymposia

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Software afternoon

Important part of each ESCO conference is a software afternoon featuring computational software projects of participants. Any computational software can be presented that has reached certain level of maturity, i.e., it is used outside of the author's institution, and it has a web page and a user documentation. If you are interested in presenting your software in the Software Afternoon, please let us know at

List of presentations

Important Dates

Action Deadline

Minisymposia proposals

2020, February 1

Abstract submission


Abstract acceptance

2020, February 28

Early registration fee payment

2020, February 28

Registration fee payment

2020, May 29

ESCO 2020 conference

2020, June 8-12

Full paper submission

2020, September 30

From participants

No matter your title or department, if you're a participant you are our top priority.

Pavel Solin

“Having participated in the ESCO conference, I enjoyed it very much. I love the conference. The conference venue is awesome and the city is so beautiful. I'll be here next time again!”

Petr Lukas