The three-volume set LNCS 5101-5103 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th
International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2008, held in Krakow, Poland
in June 2008.
The 167 revised papers of the main conference track presented together with the abstracts
of 7 keynote talks and the 100 revised papers from 14 workshops were carefully reviewed
and selected for inclusion in the three volumes.
The main conference track was divided into approximately 20 parallel sessions addressing
topics such as e-science applications and systems, scheduling and load balancing,
software services and tools, new hardware and its applications, computer networks,
simulation of complex systems, image processing and visualization, optimization techniques,
numerical linear algebra, and numerical algorithms. The second volume contains workshop
papers related to various computational research areas, e.g.: computer graphics and
geometric modeling, simulation of multiphysics multiscale systems, computational chemistry
and its applications, computational finance and business intelligence, physical, biological
and social networks, geocomputation, and teaching computational science. The third
volume is mostly related to computer science topics such as bioinformatics' challenges
to computer science, tools for program development and analysis in computational science,
software engineering for large-scale computing, collaborative and cooperative environments,
applications of workflows in computational science, as well as intelligent agents
and evolvable systems.