5th BGCE Student Paper Prize

At the 2015 SIAM CS&E Conference, March 14--18, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the 5th BGCE Student Paper Prize will be awarded for outstanding student work in the field of Computational Science and Engineering.

The Prize

Founder of the prize is the Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering (BGCE), a consortium offering an honors track to the best students of three international Master's programs in Computational Engineering at Technische Universität München (TUM) and Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).

The prize winner will be invited to spend one week (air fare, accomodation, and local expenses covered) in Bavaria, visiting FAU and TUM and getting in contact with BGCE's educational and research program, one of the most advanced ones in Europe. The main objective is to promote excellent students in CS&E and to foster international exchange at an early career stage. Eligible for the prize will be undergraduate and graduate students prior to receiving their PhD (at date of submission).


Candidates are required to summarize their work in a short paper of at most 4 pages. The prize finalists will be asked to present their work at SIAM CS&E 2015 with a talk to be given in a special "CS&E Student Prize Minisymposium" (on March 15, 2015). The papers and talks will be evaluated by an international prize committee. Excluded from the competition are only students from our own universities, FAU and TUM.

SIAM has granted up to 2 funding aids, which have to be assigned by us, to help with students' costs in attending meetings. So applicants should indicate with their submission whether they are interested in such a grant.

Deadline for submissions to the BGCE Student Paper Prize is December 14, 2014. Submissions should be sent in pdf format via email to

Since we are interested in a broad and high-level competition, as we had it in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013, we ask you to encourage suitable candidates in your group or department to submit a paper and to support their participation in SIAM CS&E 2015.

Previous Prizes

The history of the BGCE Student Paper Prize winners

Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Ulrich Ruede, Regina Ammer, and Tobias Neckel for BGCE