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Computational Analysis and Simulation in General Sciences
The first informal proposal on the creation of an inter and multi-interdisciplinary association based on scientific computing applications were discussed by Reinaldo Roberto Rosa (Brazil), Fernando Oliveira (Brazil) and Horacio Wio (Argentina) during the VI Latin-American Workshop on Nonlinear Phenomena (LAWNP) held in Salvador-Ba (Brazil) in November 2003.
During the VII COLAGE (Conferencia Latino-Americana de Geofisica Espacial), March 29 - April 02, 2004, in Atibaia-SP (Brazil), was discussed the proposal on the possible foundation of a Latin-American Association of Computational Sciences (ALACC). The formal foundation meeting of ALACC held in Sao Jose dos Campos-SP (Brazil) on saturday 15 may 2004, one day before the IV Encontro Regional de Matematica Aplicada e Computational (IV ERMAC) jointed to the First Workshop on Simulation and Analysis of Complex Systems (I WSACS). During this meeting were discussed proposals for the Directory and for the statute of this association. During this hybrid meeting "IV ERMAC+" (May 20) was organized the first general assembly of the ALACC.
The main goals of that ALACC's foundation assembly were:
After January of 2006 this initiative became a Pan-American one and the proposal was renewed during the "Escola de Verao do Laboratorio Associado de Computacao e Matematica Aplicada" held at INPE, Brazil. In its 2nd edition in 2008, the name of the association becomes Pan-American Association of Computational Interdisciplinary Sciences (PACIS) having more than 60 participants on this inaugural new issue.
The PACIS is an autonomous association that aims to promote the understanding, development, scientific and education practice of interdisciplinary sciences where the computational science is explicitly one of the methodological components. Objectives of PACIS include:
In particular, the PACIS must provide a single forum for the computational interdisciplinary area to strengthen links between basic and applied research, theoretical and experimental methods relating to scientific computing and computational mathematics. Its goal is to bring together, in one forum, significant activities of high quality on all aspects of interdisciplinary sciences when the scientific computing is one necessary branch.
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