Math Department

WSCS 2008

Winter School on Computational Science
University of Texas at El Paso
January 7 - 11, 2008

The Winter School WSCS 2008, organized jointly by the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Sandia National Lab (SNL) and Los Alamos National Lab (LANL), is devoted to the latest developments, current research projects, and new trends in numerical methods for partial differential equations. The school will consist of several short courses (approx. 18 lectures) that will provide a concise, and yet systematic introduction to key aspects of computational modeling, such as meshing, discretizations, solvers, and advanced applications. Theoretical lectures will take place in morning sessions, and will be complemented by three practical afternoon sessions devoted to hands-on training with scientific computing software and problem solving. Participants will have a opportunity to present posters with their research and submit papers to WSCS 2008 proceedings. UTEP will give official credit to participating students for attending the Winter School. Lecture notes of WSCS 2008 will be published by Springer. Social program will include a welcome reception and field trip to White Sands National Monument.

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Short courses (morning sessions)

Practical training (afternoon sessions)

Arrival and departure

All participants are expected to arrive in the afternoon of Sunday, January 6, 2008. The school will finish in early afternoon of Friday, January 11.


Participants will be accommodated in the Hilton Garden Inn hotel on campus. UTEP rate is $92 ($85 + tax) while the full rate is $159 + tax. In order to get the reduced rate, the room has to be paid by UTEP. Thus, all participants interested in the reduced rate will arrange with the organizers for corresponding money transfers. NSF support for travel and accommodation of U.S. students is pending.

Registration fee

Registration fee is needed to cover partially logistical and material expenses of the Winter School. Early registration fee $200 must be received until October 15, 2007. Starting with October 16, 2007, $300 fee applies. The registration fee includes a welcome reception and field trip. Registration form with payment information will be available later.

Financial support for graduate and Ph.D. students

NSF support was requested for both the accommodation and airfare of 30 U.S. graduate and Ph.D. students. The supported students will receive a UTEP Gold Card with $150 valid in shops and food stores on campus ($50 will be used for the welcome party and field trip). Note: all participants need to pay the registration fee.


Please download the registration form and follow the instructions. Since the Office of University Relations is independent of the organizers, it is a good idea to send a short e-mail to the organizers letting us know that you registered. The e-mail is wscs2008-at-math-dot-utep-dot-edu.

Organizing committee

The winter school is organized jointly by P. Solin (UTEP), P. Bochev (Sandia, NL) and M. Shashkov (Los Alamos, NL).

Contact information

E-mail: wscs2008-at-math-dot-utep-dot-edu (PREFERRED)
Mailing address:
WSCS 2008 Secretariat
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79968
Phone: 1-915-747-5761 (secretary) or 1-915-747-6770 (P. Solin)