Queen's Tower, Imperial College

Firedrake ‘18

We are very happy to announce that the second Firedrake user and developer workshop will be held on 7 and 8 June 2018.

The workshop will provide the opportunity for Firedrake users and developers to engage with each other to communicate the ways that Firedrake can be used in simulation science, the latest developments in the project, and the future developments anticipated. The event will provide Firedrake users with the opportunity to spend face to face time with developers and other users.


The workshop will start with a half day Firedrake tutorial for interested new users and the main science programme will start at lunchtime on 7 June.

Key Dates

  • Early registration deadline: 10 April 2018
  • Registration deadline: 25 May 2018
  • Abstract deadline: 10 April 2018
  • Workshop: 7-8 June 2018

Call for submissions

We invite contributions in either oral or poster form from Firedrake users and developers on any aspect of Firedrake and its application. Contributions might include new classes of problem tackled with Firedrake, any new discretisations made available, new features in the compilation pipeline, or new technology at the solver level.

Please consider how your contribution could help other users achieve more with Firedrake, and also how Firedrake could be developed to further facilitate your science goals.

Abstracts can be submitted online here.

Workshop dinner

There will be a workshop dinner in the evening of 7 June. Further details to follow.


The workshop will be held in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics of Planet Earth on Imperial College London’s South Kensington Campus.


Early bird registration (before 10 April) costs £50 (students £40), rising to £75 thereafter.

Co-location with PETSc ‘18 users meeting

This year, Imperial College is also hosting the PETSc users meeting, which will be held in the first half of the week: 4-6 June 2018. if you are interested in more general aspects of high-performance computational science, and the intricacies of composable solvers, we would encourage you to attend.

Further details

For any queries, please contact Lawrence Mitchell