November 29 & 30 - 2017


SciPy India is a conference providing opportunities to spread the use of the Python programming language in the Scientific Computing community in India. It provides a unique opportunity to interact with the "Who's who" of the Python for Scientific Computing fraternity and learn, understand, participate, and contribute to Scientific Computing using Python. One of the goals of the conference is to combine education, engineering, and science with computing through the medium of Python.



Dr. Ajith Kumar
(scientist working with the IUAC.)


His main area of work is development of instrumentation for particle accelerators and associated experiments, including radio-frequency accelerating structures, control and data acquisition systems, digital and radio frequency electronics modules. He initiated the Phoenix / expEYES project. ExpEYES is currently the cheapest educational system to teach science.

Keynote Speaker

Nelle Varoquaux
(a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley and a BIDS data science fellow.)


She received a PhD in computational biology from École des Mines de Paris in 2015. Her research interests are in statistical machine learning and scientific computing applied to molecular biology problems, such as inferring the 3D architecture of the genome or data-integration methods to better understand gene regulatory networks. Recently, as part of the interdisciplinary institute BIDS, she also studies open-source communities and contributiors in collaboration with social scientists.

She is a core-developer of scikit-learn, MarkUs and Matplotlib, was Program Chair for Scipy in 2015 and 2016.


Early Bird


(Till 25th Oct 2017)
This ticket includes conference (tutorials + talks), lunch, and snacks for 2 days and dinner for the first day. It does not include Accommodation & T-Shirt. This is a non-refundable ticket.


(Till 20th Nov 2017)
This Ticket allows you to ONLY attend the conference for 2 Days (snacks for two days will be served). Does not include any conference amenities (Accommodation, Lunch, Dinner & T-shirt).This is a non-refundable ticket.


(26th Oct - 25th Nov 2017)
This ticket includes conference (tutorials + talks), lunch and snacks for 2 days and dinner for the first day. It does not include Accommodation & T-Shirt. This is a non-refundable ticket.


Add On
Accommodation is provided on a shared basis (twin sharing) inside IIT-B campus (Boys/Girls hostel). Accommodation will be provided for 2 days, i.e, 28-29 and 29-30 November. Accommodation does not include other amenities like dinner, etc. Extension of period of stay is not available. This is a non-refundable ticket.


Add On
Change of size, exchange at the venue is not available. This is a non-refundable ticket.

Submit a Paper/Workshop

We invite you to submit proposals for talks or workshops to be presented at SciPy 2017. The time duration for talks is 15 or 30 minutes and for workshops is 2 to 4 hours. There will be two parallel tracks for the workshops this year. One track is meant for beginners and the other is for advanced users.

Important Dates

Call for proposals opens:
15th Sept. 2017

Last date for submission of proposals:
1st Nov. 2017

Announcement of selected proposals:
15th Nov. 2017


Code Of Conduct

We appreciate your participation in SciPy 2017. We want you to have an enjoyable and enriching experience in the conference. For this all the attendees are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organisers will ensure that it is enforced throughout the event.

SciPy India is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, disability, race, religion or employment.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. We have zero tolerance on harassment of conference participants in any form, including, but not limited to the activities mentioned here.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience, including people from many different backgrounds. Sexual language or imagery is inappropriate for all aspects of the conference, including talks. Remember that sexist, racist or any other form of exclusionary or offensive jokes or excessive public swearing are not appropriate at any venue of SciPy India.

Do not insult or put down attendees or engage in any action that violates the open, welcoming and sharing spirit of the conference. Be kind and sensitive to the people around you when you are attending the conference, and avoid any kind of offensive or degrading behavior.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

Thank you for helping to make SciPy India a welcoming, friendly event for all.

Contact Information:

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff. Conference staff will be wearing "SciPy India: Organiser" badges.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.


This Code of Conduct was forked from PSF Code of Conduct by Python Software Foundation which is under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

SciPy India Conference Code of Conduct is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.






Lecture Hall Complex, IIT Bombay


Thank you for your interest to sponsor Scipy India 2017.

SciPy India, an annual conference organized by FOSSEE (Free and Open Source Software for Education) based at IIT Bombay, provides the opportunity to unfurl the use of the Python programming language in the Scientific Computing community in India. SciPy India being organized since 2009, attracts more than 250 students and faculty every year. This conference provides the participants with a unique opportunity to interact and connect with the Python community.

Here’s a call to the interested organizations to sponsor this conference and get associated with the event. Through this sponsorship, you could engage with top professionals and enhance your organization’s brand visibility amongst Python users.


We request you to share the event details through this poster with faculty members, students and others who might be interested. You may print the poster (native size - A4) and display on the notice boards.

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The Annual SciPy India conference is organised by the team members of FOSSEE project which is part of the National Mission on Education through ICT with the thrust area being Adaptation and deployment of open source simulation packages equivalent to proprietary software, funded by MHRD, based at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB).

Write to Us

Feel free to send us an email if you have any questions.

Contact Us

(+91) 22 25764133
scipy [at] fossee [dot] in
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