FEniCS 2021

Afternoons (GMT), 22-26 March 2021


  • 5th January 2021: Conference announced.
  • 5th January 2021: Call for participation


The FEniCS 2021 conference is an opportunity for all those interested in the FEniCS Project and related projects to exchange ideas, communicate their results and network with the automated scientific computing community.

Unlike previous FEniCS conferences, FEniCS 2021 will be held entirely online.

We welcome developers, existing and potential users of the FEniCS ecosystem as well as mathematicians, computer scientists and application domain specialists interested in numerical methods, their implementation and applications.

The FEniCS 2021 conference will emphasise an open and inclusive atmosphere, contributed talks from a diverse range of scientific areas, and dedicated time for discussions and coding.


  • 15 minute talks, with time for follow up questions, using Zoom Webinar.
  • Time for informal discussions and coding.
  • Evening activities with time for chatting in smaller groups, using gather.town.
  • Best student and postdoc presentation prize.
  • Code hacking mornings/days for external projects that use FEniCS.


You can register for this conference using this form on the University of Cambridge online store. There is a registration fee of £10.

Call for participation

If you want to give a talk at the FEniCS 2021 conference, you can submit a title and abstract on EasyChair.

We encourage anyone of any background or experience level to consider submitting a session to the conference.

The deadline for proposing talks is 20th February 2021. Conference delegates will be notified shortly after this if their talk has been accepted.

Talks will be 15 minutes long, plus time for questions. They will be presented on Zoom. It will be possible to submit a prerecorded talk if you are unable to present live.

Advice for talk submissions

Talks can be submitted on EasyChair. You will need to register/log in to EasyChair, then click on “make a new submission” under Author.


In this section, enter the names and affiliations of you and any co-authors that you worked with on the work you are going to present. Please put the person who is going to present the talk as author 1.


Please give a short but informative title.

For example, “Implementation of multipoint constraints in Dolfin-x”, “FEM-BEM coupling for Maxwell problems with FEniCS and Bempp”, or “Mixed-dimensional coupled finite elements in FEniCS” would all be good titles.

“Using FEniCS to solve problems” would not be a good title (not informative). “Use of Dolfin, FFC, FIAT and UFC to solve Maxwell, Helmholtz and Stokes at large and small temporal and spatial scales with engineering applications” would also not be a good title (too long, and still not very informative).


Again, please make this short but informative.

Your abstract should be written in plaintext, but can include LaTeX formulas between \( and \) or $ and $. Please write between 100 and 300 words.


Choose between 3 and 5 key words or phrases to help classify your talk within the FEniCS community.

For example, “multigrid”, “discontinuous Galerkin”, “multiphysics” or “optimisation” might make good keywords, but “finite element method” or “FEniCS” wouldn’t (as they will apply to almost every talk).


There’s no need to upload any files.

Local organising committee

For queries regarding registration, please email Chris. For queries regarding abstracts and talks, please email Matthew.