Call for Papers

The Second SC-COSMIC Student Conference
on Computational Sciences and Engineering

October 25-27, 1996
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas

Following the success of the First SC-COSMIC Student Conference on Computational Sciences, the South and Central Computational Science in Minority Institutions Consortium (SC-COSMIC) and the Center for Research on Parallel Computation are jointly announcing the Second SC-COSMIC Student Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, to be held on October 25-27, 1996 in El Paso, Texas.

Students from SC-COSMIC member institutions who are interested in presenting their research projects at the conference are welcome to submit abstracts of their talks. Recent graduates may also submit the results of their student research projects. Talks describing group projects are of special interest.

Abstracts should report research performed by students. If the project was directed by a faculty member, then the text of the abstract should be approved by the faculty advisor.

Financial support for students is available.

To become a member of SC-COSMIC, please contact Chairman Richard Aló (, Vice-Chairman Mudapu Balaram (, or Secretary J. D. Oliver (

Papers from all areas of computational science and engineering and their applications are acceptable. The program committee will review and evaluate papers from graduates and undergraduates separately for appropriateness of content and presentation.

SC-COSMIC faculty members who have worked with K-12 students are strongly encouraged to recommend and to direct K-12 students to submit their work for presentation. Mini-symposiums on specific areas may be organized according to paper submission.

In addition to student presentations, leading researchers in computational science and engineering will be invited to give keynote addresses. Representatives of companies and government agencies will also be invited to demonstrate their activity in computational science and engineering and meet with students. Professors from all institutions are welcome to recruit prospective minority graduate students at the conference.

An abstract must contain information on the author(s)' name, mail, and/or email addresses, name of the department, and name of the school. An abstract should not exceed two pages. Abstracts in LaTeX or plain TeX are prefered, but not required.

To submit an abstract, you may

Preferred: Email (in your subject line, please indicate GS for graduate student, UD for undergraduate, or KS for K-12 student).

Alternative: Mail five copies of your abstracts to

                Vladik Kreinovich
                Attn: GS, UD, or KS (whichever is appropriate) 
                Department of Computer Science
                University of Texas at El Paso
                El Paso, TX 79968

The deadline for submission is September 15, 1996.

The notification of acceptance, and the conference program will be mailed out before September 30, 1996.

Printed abstracts will be available to all attendees at the conference.

For more information on the conference, contact Conference Organization Committee Chairman Dr. Vladik Kreinovich, Conference Organization Committee Chairman, at

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