Scientific Computing with Python
Austin, Texas • July 6-12, 2015

Information for Talk and Poster Presenters

Have You Registered?

All speakers and poster presenters need to register. As a community conference we can't waive these fees as they are used for direct conference expenses and are essential to keeping the conference at the high quality it is.

Bio Information for Presenters Page

Please send a brief bio, title, organization, and photo (if desired) to so we can include you on the presenters page.

Review and Proceedings

Each abstract was peer-reviewed by multiple members of the Program Committee Board. Optional papers will be published in the conference proceedings and are being requested requested following abstract acceptance. This year the proceedings will be made available prior to the conference to help attendees navigate the conference.

Full papers are also encouraged to accompany all accepted talks and posters. These will be reviewed for inclusion in the proceedings. Instructions for submitting a full paper can be found here: Submissions for review will be due June 15th, at which point reviews will begin. By working synchronously with your reviewers, all final revisions will be due July 5. Please address any questions about full paper submission to Proceedings Co-Chairs Katy Huff ( and James Bergstra ( Also, if you are interested in serving as a reviewer for the proceedings please let Katy and James know.

  • June 15: Full Paper Submission Due
  • June 15-30: Review of Full Papers
  • July 5: Final Full Paper Revisions Due
  • July 8: Proceedings Published

Talk Guidelines

Speakers are encouraged to use their own laptops to present, though the session chair may provide a laptop for speakers who do not have one.

Talks in the Python in Data Science, Quantitative Finance and Computational Social Sciences, and General tracks are scheduled for 20 minutes each. Please plan a 15 minute talk to allow time for questions and transitions during those 20 minutes.

Talks within the domain-specific mini-symposia may be of different lengths, specific to each mini-symposium. If your talk is part of a mini-symposium and you would like more information, please contact the chair for further details about the format of those symposia.

All slides should be set to a 4:3 aspect ratio.

Poster Guidelines

Poster presenters are asked to set up your posters, in the Grand Ballroom before 9:00 am on Wednesday, July 8th. (The Grand Ballroom will be available for set up between 5:00 and 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 7th and between 7:30 and 9:00 am on Wednesday, July 8th.) Your poster will remain on display there through the entirety of the conference. Presenters will stand near their posters during the poster session, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday July 8. Please retrieve your poster before the end of the conference.

Please bring a poster of reasonable size. Our poster stands are made up of 2 upright poles, 2 horizontal bars and 2 bases (no wheels.) Posters are commonly 36 or 42 inches tall and can be 72 inches wide. Posters that are taller can hang below the bottom horizontal bar.

We use foam core board on our stands in case someone needs to pin something to the background. We provide large metal clips to fasten posters to the metal bars if needed, but we do not provide thumbtacks or pins to fasten items to the foam core boards.