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FEniCS‘19 at the Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Washington DC, June 2019.

The 2019 FEniCS Conference will take place at the Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM), Washington DC, on 12-14 June 2019.


  • 3rd June 2019: Details of the location of the Greenwalt building added.
  • 29th May 2019: Conference programme announced.
  • 29th May 2019: Conference dinner location announced.
  • 28th March 2019: Early bird registration deadline extended to 5th May 2019.
  • 1st March 2019: Accommodation information updated.
  • 5th December 2018: Abstract submission for talks and posters opened.
  • 4th December 2018: Registration opened.
  • 29th November 2018: Conference announced.


The FEniCS‘19 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. 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‘19 conference will emphasise an open and inclusive atmosphere, contributed talks from a diverse range of scientific areas, and dedicated time for discussions and coding.

To register for the FEniCS‘19 conference click here.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission:  by 14 April 2019.
  • Application for travel support: by 15 March 2019.
  • Early bird registration: by 5 May 2019.
  • Conference:  12-14 June 2019.
  • Conference Dinner: 13 June 2019, 7:30pm – 10:30pm.


  • Single track session for talks.
  • Dedicated poster session.
  • Plenty of time for informal discussions and coding.
  • Best student and postdoc presentation prize.
  • Conference dinner on Thursday June 13, 7:30pm to 10:30pm at Carmine’s Restaurant.


All participants must register for the conference. Participants may register here. Registration and payment opened on 4th December 2018. The  conference registration fee is $300 (US), and includes payment for lunches, coffee breaks and the conference dinner.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now closed.

The call for papers for FEniCS‘19 can be found here. Talk and poster abstract submission opened on 5th December 2018 via Easychair. Each participant can submit one talk and/or one poster abstract for review. A PDF version of the abstract must be submitted using the instructions provided on Easychair.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in the Greenwalt Building at 5241 Broach Branch Road North West, Washington, DC, 20015, USA.

The Greenwalt building is directly opposite the distinctive Atomic Physics Observatory with the white dome.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Thursday 13th June 7:30pm to 10:30pm at

Carmine’s Restaurant

425 7th Street NW Washington D.C. 20004

Getting to Washington

The main options for travelling to Washington DC are:

  • Fly to Reagan National Airport (DCA) and take the metro on the blue or yellow lines heading north.
  • Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and take the silver line express from door 4 arrivals to Wiehle-Reston East metro station, then take the silver line metro east.
  • Fly to Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) and take the shuttle to the the BWI train station. Board the MARC or Amtrack train bound for Union Station. Descend into the metro for transportation around DC.


Participants will need to book their own accommodation. Washington is a relatively compact city but check Google’s walking/transit instructions before booking. We politely advise you book accommodation at least a few weeks in advance of the conference date.

Nearby the DTM

Consider the Embassy Suites by Hilton and The Courtyard by Marriott Bethesda Chevy Chase. Both hotels are located in Friendship Village approximately a 30 minute walk from the venue at the DTM. Additionally these hotels are close to the Metro red line stop Friendship Heights for easy access to downtown in around 20 minutes.

On a budget

We suggest one of the Youth Hostels in the Adams Morgan district offering reasonable rates. Public transport on the L2 bus provides an approximately 35 minute journey to the DTM.

If you have more time

Things to do in Washington DC:

  • A plethora of Smithsonian Institution museums.
  • Walk the National Mall.
  • Culture and food in Dupont Circle.
  • Visit Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Enjoy a tour of the Capitol building.
  • See the sights of old Georgetown.

Travel awards

NumFOCUS have kindly offered to support travel awards for attendees who would otherwise struggle to come to the conference for financial reasons, e.g. junior students and researchers or those working in countries with a less developed research infrastructure. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a poster or talk abstract to the conference.

To apply for a travel award, send a letter of motivation, an estimation of travel costs, CV and if applicable, the conference abstract to Nate Sime. Applications will be assessed by the local organising committee. The cut-off date for applications is March 15 2019.

Local organising committee


FEniCS‘19 is supported by the Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and NumFOCUS.