About Us

SciPy India is the annual gathering of Pythonistas providing opportunities to spread the use of the Python programming language in the Scientific Computing community in India.

It provides a unique opportunity to discuss about the latest trends on Scientific Computing in the industry. You can present your ideas, research work done in this area during the conference. One of the goals of the conference is to combine education, engineering, and science with computing through the medium of Python.

News and Updates

December 19 & 20


Speakers on the way


Keynote Speaker

Sergio Rey

Professor, School of Public Policy,
University of California, Riverside

He is the founding director of the Center for Geospatial Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. His research interests are in geographic information science, spatial inequality dynamics, regional science, spatial econometrics, and spatial data science. This research significantly benefits from, and contributes to, open source software and the practice of open science.

Invited Speaker

Dr. Ajith Kumar

Scientist, IUAC, New Delhi, India

Dr. Ajith Kumar works mainly in the area of 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.

Invited Speaker

Pratap Vardhan

Principal Data Scientist, Gramener

Pratap Vardhan is a full-stack data science engineer and a principal data scientist at Gramener. Pratap spends most of his time with data, code & stories, building interfaces, and helping people tell stories using technology and data.

General Instructions

  1. SciPy India 2020 will be conducted virtually this year. Participants can attend the conference from their respective places.
  2. The participants have to register to attend the conference.
  3. Please note all the communication related to the conference will happen on the email id provided by you during registration.
  4. Certificates will be provided to all the participants who attend the conference.


  1. The registration amount for the conference is Rs. 115 (inclusive of GST).
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  3. The registration amount is non-refundable and non-transferable.
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The last date to register for the conference is 17 December 2020. Please note that the ticket and the details to attend the conference will be sent on your registered email id one day prior to the event.

Important dates

Call for Papers open from: 28 November 2020

Call for Papers closes on: 13 December 2020

Call for Papers

We invite you to submit proposals for talks or workshops to be presented at SciPy 2020. The time duration for talks is 15 or 30 minutes and for workshops is 2 to 3 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.


Code Of Conduct

We appreciate your participation in SciPy 2020. 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:

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Conference staff will be happy to help participants assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.


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Please find the abstracts to the talks here.

Day 1 - Workshops

Click here for workshop installation instructions
Time Track 1 Track 2
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Overview to the platform
09:00 AM - 10:55 AM

Spatial Data Analysis with PySAL

- Prof. Serge Rey

10:55 AM - 11:05 AM Q&A Break
11:05 AM - 01:00 PM

Digital Image Processing using Google Colab

- Dr.R.Senthilkumar

From Data to Insight - A Case Study on Data Analysis using Python

- Manikant Roy & Shawn Ray

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM LUNCH
02:00 PM - 03:55 PM

IndicNLP: Natural Language Processing for Indian Languages using Python

- Gajendra Deshpande

03:55 PM - 04:05 PM Q&A Break
04:05 PM - 06:00 PM

Object Counting in an image: Object detection and Marking

- Deepak Kumar & Nalin Kumar

Day 2 - Conference

Time Session
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM Opening Remarks
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Keynote: The Legacy of Redlining: A Spatial Dynamics Perspective - Prof. Serge Rey
10:30 AM - 10:40 AM Break
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM Invited Talk: Geospatial visualizations with matplotlib - Pratap Vardhan
11:10 AM - 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Python based portable instrument for Science Experiments - Jithin B.P.
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Application of Python Programming language in Density Functional Theory – A Case study of cathode material Li2RuO3 - C. Bapanayya & R.P. Vijayalakshmi
12:00 PM - 12:05 PM Break
12:05 PM - 12:20 PM Building a front-end for Machine Learning Models using Python in minutes - Imaad Mohamed Khan
12:20 PM - 12:50 PM Unit Testing Jupyter Notebooks - testbook - Rohit Sanjay
12:50 PM - 01:35 PM LUNCH
01:35 PM - 02:05 PM Invited Talk: Python for Building Instruments - Dr. Ajith Kumar
02:05 PM - 02:35 PM Online Programming Portal with Code Plagiarism Checker using Python Packages - M Janaki Meena & C Sweetlin Hemalatha
02:35 PM - 02:40 PM Break
02:40 PM - 03:10 PM Hunting Mosquitos in Satellite Imagery aided by Deep Learning - Fact or Fiction? - Sundeep Reddy Mallu
03:10 PM - 03:25 PM Python for Scientific Tuning of Instruments - Anirvan B. Gupta
03:25 PM - 03:30 PM Break
03:30 PM - 03:45 PM Yaksh: A LMS system built with Django - FOSSEE Team
03:45 PM - 04:00 PM Non-Epidemiology based COVID19 Case Forecasting Models using Python Libraries - Sundeep Reddy Mallu
04:00 PM - 04:05 PM Break
04:05 PM - 04:20 PM IpyLeaflet: Interactive maps in Jupyter Notebook - Sachin Kharude
04:20 PM - 04:35 PM Python and FOSS in Education for Generation Z - Gajendra Deshpande
04:35 PM - 04:40 PM Break
04:40 PM - 04:55 PM Python as a First Programming Language - Shawn Ray
04:55 PM - 05:55 PM Lightning Talks
05:55 PM - 06:00 PM Closing

Organiser & Sponsor

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 Ministry of Education(MoE), based at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.


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