Wednesday Morning, October 25

Object-Oriented Approaches for Scientific Computing

This minisymposium will focus on an important and rapidly developing area of scientific computing - object - oriented approaches. Object-oriented approaches represent a dramatic and significant break with tranditional procedural approaches (e.g., FORTRAN and C), which form the vast majority of scientific computing applications used in industrial and university settings. Object- oriented approaches offer the promises of (1) increasing code reusability; (2) providing a more effective means for managing complexity of sophisticated applications; and (3) decreasing the effort required for maintaining and modifying applications. Current research is involved with the development of sophisticated applications that take advantage of the high level of abstraction that is possible using object-oriented approaches, and efforts to improve the run-time efficiency of such approaches. The speakers in this minisymposium will discuss these major research areas with examples from the areas of porous media flow and transport phenomena, solid mechanics, and air quality modeling.

Organizer: Cass T. Miller
University of North Carolina

8:00 Object-Oriented Programming for Adaptive Mesh Refinement for Solid Mechanics and Flow in Porous Media
John Trangenstein, Duke University

8:30 Generic Software Tools for PDEs
Are Magnus Bruaset, SINTEF, Norway, and Hans Petter Langtangen, University of Oslo, Norway

9:00 The Development of Flexible, Reusable, and Efficient Simulation Environment for Modeling Multiphase Flow and Transport
Joseph F. Kanney, Phillip B. Calvin, University of North Carolina; and Cass T. Miller, Organizer

9:30 Use of Object-Oriented Compiler-Compilers to Create Input Languages for Air Quality Models
Harvey E. Jeffries, University of North Carolina

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