International CECAM-Workshop & Tutorial on Approximate Quantum Methods in the ab initio World

Objective  : The primary goal of this workshop is to facilitate communication and collaboration between users and developers of multi-scale quantum methods, with emphasis on approximate DFT and semi-empirical (SE) methods, linear-scaling quantum mechanical and hybrid quantum mechanical/molecular mechanics approaches. The meeting is intended to provide a unique forum to bring together world leaders of different communities in method development to discuss recent advances in current methodologies, to assess their similarities, and to identify critical challenges in the field as well as future directions for research and development of the next generation of computational tools. On the more technical side, this will include the discussion of the state of the art in efficient parameterization techniques, reference databases, and multi-objective optimization. Simultaneously, the workshop will involve people from the DFT and ab initio communities, who are interested in SE/DFTB methods as a supplement to their first principles codes, for example to use the more approximate quantum techniques for screening large numbers of structures in high-dimensional configuration space and for exploring extended trajectories under real environmental conditions (e.g. deMon2k, ATK, ADF, SIESTA).

Deadline for registration and abstract submission: 22nd October, 2016

Date        : November 6-13,2016

Venue     : Conference Room, 3rd Floor, CSRC Building     

Address  : Beijing Computational Science Research Center (CSRC)

                  Zhongguancun Software Park II,

                  No. 10 Dongbeiwang West Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100193

                  北京市海淀区东北旺西路10号, 北京计算科学研究中心, 100193


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