NCC/ICTP-SAIFR School and Workshop on Advanced Techniques in Scientific Computing

Starts on: April 13, 2015

Ends on: April 30, 2015

Location: São Paulo Campus of the São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Brazil

International Advisory Committee: 

Nathan Berkovits (ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil)

Ivan Girotto (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)

David Grellscheid (IPPP, Durham University, UK)

Axel Kohlmeyer (Temple Univ, Philadelphia, USA)

Sérgio Novaes (NCC and SPRACE, Brazil)

Local Organizing committee:

Eduardo Bach (NCC, Brazil)

Rogério Iope (NCC, Brazil)

Beraldo Leal (NCC, Brazil)

Gabriel von Winckler (NCC, Brazil)

Invited Lectures:

Jon Butterworth (University College, London)

Raphael Cobe (NCC)

Ivan Girotto (ICTP)

David Grellsheid (ICTP/Durham University)

Axel Kohlmeyer (ICTP/Temple University)

Beraldo Leal (NCC)

Leif Loennblad (Lund University)

Olivier Mattelaer (Durham University)

Christine Rasmussen (Lund University)

Andrzej Siodmok (CERN)

Jennifer Thompson (Durham University)

Gabriel von Winckler (NCC)


The Hands-on Workshop on Advanced Techniques for Scientific Programming and Management of Open Source Software Packages (13 – 24 April) focuses on disseminating best practices and building fundamental skills in creating, extending and collaborating on modular and reusable software frameworks with a scripting language interface. The curriculum also covers using modern collaborative software management tools, testing frameworks, and embedding structured documentation into software packages.

The Monte Carlo School (27 – 30 April) provides a four day course of training in the physics and techniques used in modern Monte Carlo event generators via a series of lectures and practical sessions. The school is aimed at advanced doctoral students and young postdocs. The core sessions comprise: a series of introductory lectures on the physics of event generators; a series of hands-on tutorials using all of the MCnet event generators for LHC physics; and evening discussion sessions with Monte Carlo authors.

This workshop and school will be jointly organized by the UNESP Center for Scientific Computing (NCC-UNESP) and ICTP-SAIFR.

Interested participants can refer to previous editions of similar events accessing the material available on web (see the following references):  

1) Two-weeks workshop: SMR2574SMR2503

2) MCnet school



Center for Scientific Computing (NCC-UNESP)

International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste)

ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR)

European Particle physics Latin American NETwork (EPLANET)

European Union Monte Carlo Network (MCnet)

São Paulo Research and Analysis Center (SPRACE)




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Registration: All participants should register. The registration will be on Monday  April 13 at the institute from 9:30 to 10:30. You can find arrival instruction at

List of Confirmed Participants: Updated on April 22

General Information: General Information Sheet - Useful information specially for those who are not from São Paulo.

Accommodation: Participants whose accommodation has been provided by the institute will stay at  The Universe Flat. Each participant whose accommodation has been provided by the institute has received the details on the accommodation individually by email.

Emergency number: 9 8233 8671 (from São Paulo city); +55 11 9 8233 8671 (from abroad), 11 9 8233 8671 (from outside São Paulo).

Ground transportation instructions: 

Ground transportation from Guarulhos Airport to The Universe Flat

Ground transportation from Congonhas Airport to the Universe Flat

Ground transportation from The Universe Flat to the institute