CFP: 3rd Annual CMM Workshop on QM/MM Simulations

Axel akoh... at
Mon May 19 19:22:26 UTC 2008

Dear Colleague.

We cordially invite you to register for the:

  3rd Annual CMM 'Users Meet Developers'  Workshop on QM/MM

  August 21st to 23rd 2008 in Philadelphia, PA

* Goals

The primary goal of this annual workshop is to encourage
between users and developers of different Quantum Mechanics /
Mechanics (QM/MM) approaches and implementations. It is meant to be a
forum to exchange ideas about solutions to common problems,
successes of QM/MM applications and to discuss ways to make QM/MM
calculations more versatile and also more accessible for newcomers to
the field. To this effect, we particularly invite active developers
of QM/MM codes and experienced users.

* Format

The 2008 workshop is planned to consist of oral and poster
on current methods developments and applications of QM/MM simulations
an informal and collegial atmosphere. Previous CMM QM/MM workshops
also shown to be a good platform for graduate students and postdocs
present their work and get useful comments from a competent audience.

The schedule will give a lot of room for discussions (1/3 of the time
allocated for each oral presentation). We will start on Thursday,
21st in the evening (8 pm) with a reception, there will be
and a poster session on Friday, August 22nd and we close on Saturday,
August 23rd in the late afternoon after another round of

* Special Note: QM/MM Symposium at ACS Fall Meeting 2008 in

Please note that the CMM QM/MM workshop directly follows the 2008 ACS
Fall Meeting (Aug 17-21) in Philadelphia. During the ACS meeting a
QM/MM symposium sponsored by the COMP section has been put together
the organizers of the CMM QM/MM workshop. Several of the invited
at the ACS symposium have indicated to stay for the CMM workshop as
and thus the workshop will offer a great opportunity to discuss with
experts in the field in a less formal atmosphere. The final program
the ACS symposium is not yet available online, but a link to the QM/MM
symposium program will be made available through the workshop

* Cost and Financial Support

The workshop is sponsored by the LRSM ( )
the Merck Research Laboratories ( ). To
the administrative overhead low, we don't provide any individual
support, but in turn there is _NO_ registration or conference fee,
for qualified participants we can provide accommodation support in
form of a block of (double occupancy) rooms at no cost in a hotel
walking distance to the Penn campus. For other participants we will
negotiate a discounted rate at the conference hotel.

* Registration, Contributions and Participation

To register for participation simply send an e-mail
to qmmmwo... at stating:

- your full name and affiliation

- your research interest (field of research, developer or user,
  which QM/MM package, level or experience)

- whether you would like to contribute a full (30min) or a short
  oral presentation and/or a poster and a respective tentative title.

- whether you want to apply for accommodation support (see above)
  or prefer to organize accommodation for yourself.

The maximum number of participants and presenters is limited due to
the available funding, the size of the lecture hall, and to maintain
the informal atmosphere, which has proven to be important for
discussions. Special preference will be given to participants that
increase the diversity of presentations and represented QM/MM codes.

* __Deadline__

Please respond until: __June 8th 2008__

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent out via e-mail
as soon as possible and at the latest shortly after the deadline.

* Venue and Program

The workshop will be held on the campus of the University of
Pennsylvania in the University City area of Philadelphia.
Details of venue and a tentative program will be published
on the workshop home page as they become available:

The web page still contains the details for previous workshops
(for your information) and will be updated continuously.

* Contact

If you have any questions about the workshop or the details
of the organization please don't hesitate to contact us at:

qmmmwo... at

We are hoping to meet you soon in Philadelphia.

On behalf of the CMM and the organizers,
   Axel Kohlmeyer.


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