Starts 29 Jan 2018
Ends 31 Jan 2018
Central European Time
Budinich Lecture Hall (LB)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
Materials are crucial to scientific and technological advances and industrial competitiveness, and to tackle key societal challenges — from energy and environment to healthcare, information and communications, manufacturing, safety and transportation. Computational science, with the current accuracy and predictive power, can play a very relevant role in this respect by boosting materials design and discovery.

In this scenario, scientific objectives and computational technological perspectives are nowadays more intertwined than ever. The MaX Centre (Materials Design at the Exascale), one of the nine Centres of Excellence for computing applications funded by the EU since 2015, has been acting along two core lines, namely, high-performance computing (HPC), in view of the transition to exascale architecture, and high-throughput computing (HTC), with the final aim of building a materials modelling ecosystem. The MaX Centre takes the opportunity of its general conference to share with the scientific community its current efforts and future perspectives, as well as to underline the state of the art of both the scientific and the technological innovation which can disruptively impact on material discovery in the next decade.

This conference aims at gathering scientists active in the field of materials modelling, together with HPC and HTC experts to discuss the most recent advancements in the field, including, but not limited to:
  • Advances in high performance computing for materials science
  • New avenues from data analytics/artificial intelligence in materials science
  • High throughput computing for materials discovery
  • Trends in high performance computing and codesign towards exascale
  • Novel algorithms for first principles simulations

Confirmed Invited Speakers include:

Stefano Baroni, SISSA (IT)
Luca Benini, Università  di Bologna (IT) & ETH (CH)
Stephan Bluegel, FZ-Juelich (DE)
Pietro Bonfà,  CINECA (IT)
Luigi Brochard, Lenovo HPC (FR)
Roberto Car, Princeton University, NJ (USA)
Ivan Carnimeo, SISSA (IT)
Juan Carrasquilla, Perimeter Institute (CA)
Carlo Cavazzoni, CINECA (IT)
Alessandro Curioni, IBM (CH)
Thierry Deutsch, CEA-Inac (FR)
Massimiliano Fatica, NVIDIA (USA)
Luca Grisanti, SISSA (IT)
Geoffroy Hautier, UCL-NAPS (BE)
Juerg Hutter, University of Zurich (CH)
Karsten Jacobsen, Technical University of Denmark (DK)
Anton Kohzenvnikov, CSCS (CH)
Boris Kozinsky, Harvard University (USA)
Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley, CA (USA)
Stephan Mohr, BSC (ES)
Pablo Ordejon, icn2 (ES)
Dirk Pleiter, Juelich Supercomputing Center (DE)
Deborah Prezzi, CNR Nano (IT)
Maria Clelia Righi, Unimore (IT)
Davide Sangalli, CNR-ISM (IT)
Stefano Sanvito, Trinity College Dublin (IE)
Marivi Fernandez-Serra, Stony Brook University (USA)
Filippo Spiga, ARM (USA)
Thomas Sterling, Indiana University,  (USA)
Leopold Talirz, EPFL (CH)
David Wilkins, EPFL (CH)



Stefano Baroni (SISSA), Elisa Molinari (CNR-NANO), Sandro Scandolo (ICTP), Local Organisers: Ralph Gebauer, Ivan Girotto