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Posted: Dec 12, 2011
Featured MULT-EU-SIM workshop celebrated at the Trends in Nanotechnology Conference, TNT2011
(Nanowerk News) MULT-EU-SIM aims to gather the simulation research community in Europe to establish a joint vision of multiscale modelling and simulation. This will enable to prepare Europe to play a leading role in the opening era of computational sciences where multiscale simulation will profoundly change the scientific and technological practices.
This European vision will serve as the foundation for a joint effort with emphasis toward multiscale unified codes and standardized interfaces & workflows in a field that is currently very fragmented. Ultimately, the availability of such a multiscale code toolbox will put Europe's industry in a strong IPR position.
To reach these goals several dissemination activities were implemented: website, survey online and, in particular, the organization of several meetings. On the occasion of ImagineNano, last April, a symposium in HPC was conducted with the aim of establishing a bird-eye description of the current state of progress in large scale simulations for nanomaterial characterization and nanodevice simulation, including application to energy, materials, nanoelectronics, nanobiotechnologies, etc. A few months later, specifically on the 24th of November, during TNT 2011 Conference in Tenerife (Spain), a satellite workshop was held, gathering speakers with worthful and relevant presentations on the field from both research institutions and industry (L'Oreal). The abstracts book of this workshop is available to download here.
All these initiatives should provide the European Commission with an overview on the field, allowing it to decide whether or not to launch a proactive initiative on multiscale modelling and simulation for nanoelectronics.
As a result of the meetings organized and the survey conducted over the past year, the final results and conclusions will be compiled in a report to be published late January 2012 on MULT-EU-SIM website.