2006 Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities at the Interfaces of Scientific Computing and Computational Geodynamics

Austin, Texas

Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities at the Interfaces of Scientific Computing and Computational Geodynamics (Oct. 16-17) and Computational Science Roundtable (Oct. 18)

This two-day workshop held at the University of Texas at Austin on October 16-17, 2006, brought together computational geodynamicists and scientific computing experts to identify and assess challenges and opportunities at the interfaces of frontier computational geodynamics problems and scalable numerical and geometric algorithms and software. Following the workshop, on October 18, 2006, the CIG Science Steering Committee (SSC) hosted a computational science roundtable to focus the workshop discussions on CIG's software development roadmap.


List of Workshop Registrants

Workshop Goals and Agenda

Topics and Speakers

Workshop Presentations (Oct. 16-17)

Computational Science Roundtable Discussion (Oct. 18)

Geodynamics Fields
Short-Term Crustal Dynamics Mark Simons, Caltech
Brad Aagard, U.S. Geological Survey
Long-Term Deformation Luc Lavier, U. Texas at Austin
Mousumi Roy, U. New Mexico
Geodynamo Moritz Heimpel, U. of Alberta, Canada
Seismology Jeroen Tromp, Caltech
Heiner Igel, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich
Mantle Convection Shijie Zhong, U. Colorado at Boulder
Peter van Keken, U. Michigan
Magma Migration + Lava Flows Marc Spiegelman, Columbia
Abani Patra, U. Buffalo
Scientific Computing Fields
Meshing and Adaptivity Carl Gable, Los Alamos
Wolfgang Bangerth, Texas A&M
Tian-Kai Tu, Carnegie Mellon
Steve Owen, Sandia Nat'l Laboratories
Linear Solvers and 
Xiaoye Sherry Li, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory 
Rob Falgout, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Laboraties
Nonlinear Solvers/Operator Splitting John Shadid, Sandia Nat'l Laboratories
PDE Solver Libraries Barry Smith, Argonne Nat'l Laboratory
Roscoe Bartlett, Sandia Nat'l Laboratories
Data Formats/Management 
and Parallel Visualization

Organizing Committee

Brad Aagaard, USGS
Wolfgang Bangerth,  Texas A&M
Omar Ghattas, University of Texas at Austin

Support and Expenses

Attendees must make and pay for their own travel arrangements. This includes reserving and paying for a hotel room. CIG has negotiated a discount for a certain number of hotel rooms (described below). However, the discount is only available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A limited amount of support will be available to attendees, which will be issued as a reimbursement after the meeting concludes. Air travel must be via a U.S.-based carrier in order to receive reimbursement.



Capitol Place Hotel Austin, a Hilton Garden affiliate hotel (formerly Crowne Plaza Austin Hotel downtown). Reservations must be received by September 27, 2006. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis only.

To register online:

  1. Go to Capitol Place Hotel website
  2. Click Reservations at the top left corner
  3. Use the form to request your dates, smoking preference, etc.
  4. Click "Need to Book Multiple Group Reservations?" and fill in code CIG to obtain special rate of $109.00 (plus tax) per night

If you have trouble using the online system, you can call 1-877-782-9444 or 1-800-684-7241 and let them know you are with the UT-CIG Workshop. Rooms must be guaranteed at the time of reservation with a major credit card or first night's payment. Cancellations must be made seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival in order to avoid charge for the first night (Group Policy). Reservations can only be canceled by calling the hotel directly and obtaining a cancellation number.

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