Announcement: QM/MM Workshop

From: Jerome Henin (
Date: Thu Apr 19 2007 - 13:13:36 CDT

Dear Colleague.

We cordially invite you to register for attending the:

    2nd CMM 'Users Meet Developers'
    Workshop on QM/MM Simulations

  August 24th to 26th in Philadelphia, PA

* Goals

The primary goals of this workshop are to encourage communication
between different QM/MM approaches and implementations, exchange
ideas about solutions to common problems and to discuss ways to
make QM/MM calculations more accessible for newcomers to the field.
To this effect, we would like to bring together active QM/MM code
developers and experienced users.

* Format

The workshop will consist of selected presentations on current
methods and applications of QM/MM simulations. The schedule
will give a lot of room for discussions. We will start on
Friday, August 24th in the 'early' morning (8.30am) and close
on Sunday, August 26th around noon.

Please note, that those are the 3 days directly after the
2007 Summer ACS meeting in Boston (which closes on Thursday).

* Pre-Registration and Participation

The workshop will be sponsored by the LRSM <>
through which we can provide accommodation in the form of a
block of pre-reserved (double occupation) hotel rooms in a hotel
that is a nice 20min walk (or a 5min bus ride) from the Penn
campus and the lecture hall.

The maximum number of participants and presenters, however, is limited
due to limited funding, the size of the lecture hall, and to maintain
the informal atmosphere which leaves much room for fruitful discussions.
Interested parties can contact <> stating
their interest to participate, their background, affiliation and existing
experience and - if applicable - suggesting a tentative title for
a presentation.

In order to bring in as many people as possible, we also kindly
ask you to indicate whether you would be able to find (and/or fund)
accommodation on your own. If notified in advance we can negotiate
a discounted rate at the conference hotel.

* Venue and Program

The workshop will be held in the "Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall"
in the Cret wing of the Penn chemistry complex.
The web page for the workshop is at
and currently still contains the details for last year's workshop
(for your information). The web page will be updated as new
information for this year's event becomes available.

* Deadline

Please respond to until:

May 12th 2007

Confirmation of your attendance will be sent out shortly
after that date.

We are hoping to meet you soon in Philadelphia.

On behalf of the CMM and the organizers,
   Axel Kohlmeyer.


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