Conference proceedings have been published in Procedia Computer Science, Volume 66, open-access journal indexed by Scopus, ScienceDirect, Thomson Reuters Web of Science CPCI.


The Summer School

The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, University of Amsterdam Netherlands (UvA), The Netherlands, Complexity Institute, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and Saint-Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University), Russia organized the Young Scientists Conference 2015. After the conference selected authors are invited to submit full papers to the peer-reviewed conference proceedings published by Elsevier in the open-access Procedia Computer Science (pending approval). It is indexed by Scopus, ScienceDirect, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation (former ISI Proceedings) – an integrated index within Web of Science. The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers.

The winners of YSC 2015

Individual Presentations' Winners
First Prize
Structural and Dynamical Properties of the Human Brain based on DTI-MRI Images
Nefeli Tsigkri-De Smedt, University of Athens and National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece

Second Prize
Mathematical Modeling of Underground Construction Temperature Influence on Permafrost Soils
Victor Borisov, North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, Russia

Third Prize One
A novel BEM for the numerical simulation of ship propulsion in waves using actively controlled flapping foils
Evangelos Filippas, School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, NTUA, Athens, Greece

Third Prize Two
Multiagent simulation of passenger evacuation considering ship motion
Marina Balakhontceva, ITMO University, Russia

Group Project Winners
First Prize
Modeling of small-scale spatial events
Klavdiya Bochenina, Athena Economides, Alexander Visheratin, Zosimas Zosimas, Sergey Lebedev

Special prize
Crime prediction and policy planning in European city
Evagelos Boulougouris, Angelos Aveklouris, Konstantin Ushenin, Anastasia Lantseva
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The School aims to develop a dialogue about the present and future of computational science, and applications of modelling and simulation aiming to solve a wide range of problems of science, industry, and business.

Simulation and systems thinking is one way to explain the complex world in which we live. By collecting data and creating computer models, scientists can make predictions on critical problems, such as how to influence the flow of traffic, how an epidemic will spread, or the probability of individuals in society becoming addicted to drugs. The School will cover topics related to mathematical modelling, high-performance computing, data-driven modelling and simulation, and large scale simulation of complex systems. It offers an ideal range of topics for Master’s students in their final year of study, as well as for beginning PhD students interested in these areas.


The YSC-2015 invites young scholars of all subjects related to Computer Modelling and Simulation, including, but not limited to:
• Mathematical modelling of complex systems
• Modern numerical analysis and its applications
• Modelling and simulation in probability and statistics
• Computational technologies for modelling and simulation
• Problem-oriented software and virtual environments
• Systems, methods and models based on the data
• Modelling in urban, social and life sciences


Key conference events:
Guest lectures from world leading scientists:

Lectures, trainings, and workshops from European experts in the field of computer modelling and simulation
Break-out sessions to present and discuss the short scientific presentations of the conference participants
Scientific and educational tours


Application requirements
To participate in the competitive selection one should send the following documents (in PDF format to Faye Gotlieb by e-mail;
• Extended Abstract in English (please download the template at this link)
• Motivation Letter (200-300 words)

Extended Abstracts
Participants of the conference should present an extended abstract – 500 to 600 words in the English language.
Four participants will be selected based on their abstracts and presentations at the conference.
One prize is given per winning paper.
Support in preparation and publication in peer reviewed high-level scientific journals:
- Journal of Computational Science
- Future Generation Computer Systems
will be given to the winners of the competitive selection.

Requirements for participation
Students of Bachelor, Master's, and Doctoral programs, and young researchers of the leading academic institutions and industrial organizations are invited to take part in the School. Selection will be based on the results of the extended abstract competition.

Competitive selection
The closing date for applications is May 20th 2015. The results of the competition will be announced during the conference.

School sessions will be held at the National Technical University of Athens.
Participation in the School is free of charge.

Financial support
Coffee breaks and lunches are offered during the conference working days. Upon request the organizers of the Conference can provide a personal Visa Support letter. The cost of the Schengen visa, insurance, and fees for using local transportation in Athens, are at the participants' expense.

Informational support
eScience Research Institute ITMO University
If you have any questions concerning participation in the conference please contact Faye Gotlieb by e-mail

Important Dates

Application procedure deadline: May 1, 2015 May 20, 2015.
Notification of acceptance: May 4, 2015 May 25, 2015.
Conference sessions: June 25, 2015 - July 3, 2015
Post-Conference proceedings' submission deadline: August 15, 2015


An annotated active google map of NTUA campus can be found here.
The Computer Center Building (where YSC 2015 will be hosted) is next to the new Building of the School of Electrical Engineering, also close to the Library.
The location of NTUA Campus in relation to the City center and Acropolis can be seen in the map attached in the file Athens Acropolis NTUA Campus and Athens Metro map