[gmx-users] 'Gromacs Symposium' ?

Peter Fojan fp at bio.auc.dk
Wed Jan 14 16:03:02 CET 2004

Hi Erik,
you raised some good pints there. I agree that for a start the workshop
concept would be the best.
Me for my part would appreciate very much a combined research presentation
together with some kind of tutorial sessions. one could envision a split
session tutorial/development and the research presentations together with
about timing of the event I think it would be easiest for everybody
organising it during the semester breaks because it is easier for everybody
to attend it then. I found out from the last PhD courses we organised here
locally that e.g. end of August is an excellent time because nearly
everybody is already back from their summer hollidays but the term hasnt
started yet. So could be a time just before summer break nd after the exam
period is over.
Just a few thoughts on this one. I would be definitely interested in

Erik Lindahl wrote:

> On Jan 13, 2004, at 7:34 PM, Anton Feenstra wrote:
> > >>PS. Are there any plans to setup a GROMACS users symposium,say in
> > Gronigen,
> > >>where it all started! There are quite a few users now and will def.
> > help the
> > >>exchange of ideas etc.
> >
> It has been discussed before, and in principle I think everybody's for
> it, it just needs to be organized :-)
> I've been in the US for the last two years, so it's been kind of hard
> for me and David to co-organize something, but I'll be in Paris for the
> next eight months, so if there's interest we might want to try and put
> something together.
> Groningen is a nice place, but it might be cheaper to have it e.g. in
> Southern Italy or Greece, or at least some place where there are cheap
> charter flights. (I know that at least in Sweden it tends to be pretty
> expensive to organize things in the University towns...)
> Just because we've discussed it before without any result I would
> strongly suggest we go for a relatively informal "workshop" where
> everybody pay their own travel and accommodation, and we just bring an
> LCD projector to a medium-sized room. If that works we can turn it into
> more of a conference in the future.
> To get an idea about interest & expectations, it would be great if
> people replied to this thread with some thoughts on:
> 1. Would you want to come?
> 2. What do you think it should be focused on? (E.g.: tutorial stuff,
> algorithm development, presentation/discussion of simulation research
> results)
> 3. Would it be better to have it in summer or during the university
> terms?
> Cheers,
> Erik
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