[gmx-users] FOMMS 2009 2nd Circular

Jonathan Moore jonmower at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 19:34:23 CET 2009

This message (also attached as pdf) contains the second circular for the
FOMMS 2009 conference.  Some of the new information added since the first
circular includes a delayed abstract deadline (March 20), the fee schedule,
recipient of the inaugural FOMMS Medal, and details about the Workshop on
Simulations in Education (including an opportunity to apply for a $500 grant
towards the conference fee).

This will likely be the final circular.  For additional information, please
check http://fomms.org and subscribe to the FOMMS email list at

Second Circular

*Fourth International Conference
Foundations of

*Molecular Modeling *

*and Simulation*

* *

*fomms 2009*

*Foundations for Innovation*

*Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine WA*

July 12 -16, 2009



*Presented by:*

CACHE Corporation and

the Computational Molecular Science & Engineering Forum of the

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

*Call for Participation*

FOMMS is the premier conference on molecular modeling and simulation.  Through
a combination of outstanding keynote and invited talks on cutting edge
research, to tutorials and workshops on selected topics, FOMMS caters to all
levels of interest, from the expert in molecular modeling and simulation to
those interested in learning more about this exciting field.  FOMMS 2009
will bring together in a single forum the best molecular modeling
researchers, academic and industrial users, and commercial vendors.

To subscribe to the FOMMS mailing list, visit

*Registration Fee Schedule*

 Registration Type


 Early (by June 1)




 Standard (after June 1)


The registration fee (reduced from 2006) includes: Participation in all
sessions including GPU tutorial and workshops, all breakfasts, breaks, and
poster and evening receptions, Thursday night banquet, and CD of abstracts.

*Important Dates*

- Submission of poster abstracts:  Mar 20, 2009

- Notification of poster acceptance:  Apr 1, 2009

- Invited talk/poster manuscripts due: Jun 5, 2009

- Early registration: Jun 5, 2009

- Cut-off date for hotel reservations: Jun 12, 2009


The Semiahmoo Resort is a seaside hotel featuring a luxurious spa and two of
Washington’s top public golf courses.  Nestled on the northern Puget Sound
shoreline in Blaine, WA, and overlooking Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor,
the resort offers a multitude of resort activities in a beautiful setting. *

*FOMMS 2009* is the 4th international conference showcasing applications and
theory of computational quantum chemistry, molecular science, and
engineering simulation. It is motivated by the continual need for precise
prediction and control of materials properties and the fundamental,
molecular-level understanding of chemical processes that allow the efficient
creation of new products to meet specific market demands. Theoretical and
algorithmic advances and modern computing technology allow companies to
capture value and truly sustainable, far-reaching competitive advantage.  The
future for these methods is bright as they continue to prove their value to
the chemical and chemical-related industries.  The conference will explore
these issues in the same format as the three previous highly successful
FOMMS meetings held in 2000, 2003, and 2006.

*FOMMS 2009* combines plenary invited lectures, poster sessions, and
abundant free time for interactions and dialogue.  The invited plenary
lectures and represent the state-of-the-art in the particular special topic
areas.  Two poster sessions will provide opportunities for all attendees to
present their work.  Workshops on the use of manycore and GPUs, simulation
in education, and open source code development will also be featured.  In
addition, the schedule provides large blocks of time for informal
discussions, relaxation, or leisure, as well as nightly receptions to
facilitate interaction between conference participants.  Conference papers
will be published in rigorously reviewed proceedings.

 *FOMMS Medal Award*
 The inaugural FOMMS Medal will be awarded to Prof. Michele Parrinello of
the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). The award
honors "*profound
and lasting contributions by one or more individuals to the development of
computational methods and their application to the field of molecular-based
modeling and simulation*." Professor Parrinello will be honored by the
conference attendees at the conference banquet to be held on Thursday
evening July 16.

*Plenary Lectures*

New perspectives in molecular simulation:

·        Daan Frenkel (Cambridge)

·        Berend Smit (UC Berkeley)

Proteins and biological systems:

·        David Baker (U Washington)

·        Charlie Brooks (U Michigan)

Linking process scale simulation and molecular modeling:

·        Linda Broadbelt (Northwestern)

·        Dion Vlachos (U Delaware)

Rare events: acceleration algorithms and transition path sampling:

·        Giovanni Ciccotti (La Sapienza, Rome)

·        Phil Geissler (UC Berkeley)

·        Baron Peters (UC Santa Barbara)

Soft materials and complex fluids:

·        Lev Gelb (Washington U)

·        Clare McCabe (Vanderbilt)

·        Ilja Siepmann (U Minnesota)

Novel materials and industrial applications of SBE&S:

·        Caroline Mellot (UCL, UK)

·        Shinichiro Nakamura (Mitsubishi, Japan)

·        Herve' Toulhoat (IFP, France)

Petascale computing and emerging architectures for simulation:

·        George Karniadakis (Brown U)

·        Klaus Schulten (UIUC)

·        David Shaw (D.E. Shaw Research & Columbia)

*Workshop on Simulations in Education*

On Wednesday afternoon, a workshop will be conducted to acquaint interested
participants with molecular simulation modules that have been developed for
undergraduate instruction. As graphically-oriented, interactive simulations
they demonstrate the molecular origins of principles that students learn in
their courses on thermodynamics, kinetics, and transport. We will review the
modules that have been developed so far, discuss and demonstrate how they
can be used, and consider ways that participants can get involved in the
development of new modules.  We also invite participants who have developed
their own educational molecular simulation modules to present them at the
workshop. If you wish to do this, please contact David Kofke before June 1
to coordinate arrangements.  Workshop participants can also apply for a
grant of $500 toward payment of the FOMMS conference fee.  More details:

*Conference Organizing Committee*


Sharon C. Glotzer (U Michigan)


Alain Fuchs (ENSPC, France), Susumu Okazaki (IMS, Japan), Jonathan Moore
(Dow Chemical, USA)

Senior Advisors

Peter T. Cummings (Vanderbilt/ORNL), Phil Westmoreland (UMass/NSF), Joe
Golab (INEOS)

Programming committee

Claire Adjiman (Imperial College), Jerry Bernholc (NCSU), Anne M. Chaka
(NIST), Pablo Debenedetti (Princeton), Kerwin Dobbs (Dupont), Thom Dunning
(NCSA), Glenn Fredrickson (UCSB), Shekhar Garde (RPI), Peter A. Gordon
(ExxonMobil), Carol K. Hall (NCSU), Mark A. Horsch (Intel), Shiaki Hyodo
(Toyota Central R&D), David A. Kofke (SUNY-Buffalo), Shaoyi Jiang (UW),
Matthew Neurock (UVa), Jeffrey A. Nichols (ORNL), John P. O'Connell (UVa),
Mark A. Ratner (NWU), Richard Ross (3M), Philippe Ungerer (IFP)


IFP (Innovation Energy Environment)
CACHE Corporation
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