KAUST Research Conference on Divide, Conquer, and Combine Methods in Large-scale Simulation and Analytics, a.k.a. the 28th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods (DD28)

The detailed schedule of the conference will be posted here when ready. 

Twenty minisymposia on the following topics have been accepted:

  • Coarse Spaces and Transmission Conditions
  • Domain Decomposition and Machine Learning Algorithms (3 sessions)
  • Domain Decomposition Methods for High Frequency Wave Propagation
  • HPC for Training Large Neural Network Models (2 sessions)
  • Nonlinear Preconditioning Techniques and Applications (2 sessions)
  • Novel Solution Techniques: Theory and Applications (3 sessions)
  • Polygonal finite elements, Discontinuous Galerkin, and related methods
  • Schwarz Methods for Steady and Evolution Problems
  • Solvers for Innovative PDE Discretizations and Applications (2 sessions)
  • Solvers for Large-Scale Parallel Computations (2 sessions)
  • Time Parallel Time Integration
  • Transmission Conditions in DD and Optimal Control

A special feature of DD28 will be a panel discussion titled "Divide, Conquer and Combine: Promising Directions for Software-Hardware Co-design."

For planning travel, the following should be of interest:

Sunday, 28 January is the arrival date.  There will be an opening reception Sunday evening.  Depending upon demand, there will also be an optional technical short course on domain decomposition methods Sunday afternoon.  This optional pre-conference short course may be useful for first-time participants in the meeting.

The conference banquet, included in the registration fee, will be Tuesday evening, 30 January, on campus.

Thursday, 1 February is the departure day.  The conference program will end by noon and lunch is not included on Thursday.  It should be feasible for most participants to check out of their hotels Thursday morning and store their luggage either at their hotel or behind the operations desk in the conference venue.  The conference will arrange buses to the JED airport from the conference venue in response to sign-up demand.

Optional post-conference excursions may be planned to begin as early as 1:00pm on 1 February without missing any of the conference.  One such event is expected to be a walking tour of old Jeddah ("Al Balad") including open air and souk shopping opportunities and an open-air multi-course traditional Arabic dinner prior to late night flight departures.