PASC16 Conference - Computational Materials Science

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Please find below and attached in pdf form an announcement for the PACS2016 
Conference, and more specifically for the Computational Materials Science 
section of interest to this community. 

With my best, 

Marie-Pierre Gaigeot

*PASC16 Conference *

*First Call for Abstracts for Minisymposia, Contributed Talks and Posters*


*Materials Track: Computational Materials Science / Condensed Matter 


The *Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing* (PASC) is delighted to 
launch a *Call for Abstracts *for its next conference (PASC16) *cosponsored 
by the Association for Computing Machinery* (ACM).  The Conference will be 
held *from June 8 to 10, 2016* at the *SwissTech Convention Center*, 
located on the campus of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 



*PASC16 Conference*

*June 8-10, 2016*

*SwissTech Convention Center*

*EPFL, Switzerland*

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The PASC Conference is a platform for interdisciplinary research across the 
areas of computational science, high-performance computing, and various 
domain sciences: Climate and Weather, Computer Science & Mathematics, 
Emerging Domains, Engineering, Life Sciences, Materials, Physics, and Solid 
Earth. PASC16 builds on a successful history with 350 international 
attendees in 2015. This year PASC continues to expand its program and 
welcomes your participation in a substantially larger event. 



The PASC16 Conference seeks to engage participants from academia, research 
labs and industry to address important issues in HPC and computational 
science. The PASC16 Conference is inviting researchers from diverse 
scientific backgrounds to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and 
exchange of expertise. The conference is an opportunity for researchers in 
branches of science that require computer modeling and high-performance 
simulations to discuss computational techniques and technologies.



The PASC16 Conference will offer five plenary lectures and one public 
lecture, complemented by minisymposia, contributed talks and poster 
sessions in its eight different scientific domains. It will also present 
for the first time a session dedicated to papers selected for publication 
in the ACM Digital Library (a call for papers will be distributed 
separately). Furthermore, CSCS will organize the *CSCS Update Meeting *targeting 
mainly our user community*.*  The program will provide time for discussions 
within PASC scientific disciplines (inter-PASC Networks discussions), and 
an exhibition space.



Researchers from academia and industry are encouraged to participate and 
present their research in the form of *minisymposia*, *contributed talks* 
and/or *poster presentations*. PASC16 welcomes abstract submissions (1000 
characters including spaces) in the following scientific fields:


•   Climate and Weather

•   Computer Science & Mathematics 

•   Emerging Domains (Special Topic: HPC and Big Data)

•   Engineering

•   Life Sciences

•   Materials

•   Physics

•   Solid Earth


Contributions should be submitted using the online submission system. 
Guidelines regarding the submission process and access to the online 
submission system are available at:




Over recent years, computer simulation has revolutionized the way we do 
materials science. Partly as a result of the exponential growth in 
available computer power, and partly due to advances in methods and 
algorithms that are able to take best advantage of high-end computing 
resources, computational simulations in materials science, condensed matter 
physics, and chemistry are now a fundamental complement to experiments.


Computer simulations enable experimental conditions to be recreated *in 
silico*, and can provide information and understanding that is difficult 
to resolve or access in an experiment. They also permit investigations that 
would be challenging or impossible, such as modelling materials in extreme 
environments, or examining the effect of subtle changes in structure and 
composition on the properties of a system.


The areas covered in this track include (but are not limited) to 
applications and development of methods for:


·      Materials design and discovery

·      Nanoscience and nanotechnology

·      Materials for energy 

·      Functional or structural materials

·      Minerals and high-pressure studies

·      Molecular systems

·      Catalysis and electrochemistry

·      Biochemistry and biomaterials

·      Strongly-correlated systems

·      Magnetism and spintronics

·      Linear-scaling and multiscale modeling

·      Electronic-structure methods



Minisymposia: January 12, 2016

Contributed Talks: March 2, 2016

Posters: April 3, 2016



Jan Hesthaven, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

Nicola Marzari, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

Olaf Schenk, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Laurent Villard, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland



*Climate & Weather:* Peter Bauer, ECMWF, UK

*Computer Science & Mathematics:* Bastien Chopard, University of Geneva, 

*Emerging Domains:* Costas Bekas, IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland

*Engineering:* William Curtin, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

*Physics:* Lucio Mayer, University of Zurich, Switzerland

*Materials:* Gian-Marco Rignanese, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

*Solid Earth:* Johan Robertsson, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

*Life Sciences:* Felix Schürmann, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland



Gian-Marco Rignanese, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (Chair)

Michele Ceriotti, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

Marie-Pierre Gaigeot, Université d’Evry, France

Arash Mostofi, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Alexandre Tkatchenko, Fritz Haber Institute Berlin, Germany





Please refer to PASC16 website for further information about the conference 
and the supporting organization:

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