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Subject: 07.03.06 Computational Materials Design (CMD) Workshop, Osaka University, Japan
http://www.dyn.ap.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/CMD10/index_en.html
International Institute for Advanced Studies
9-3 Kizukawa-dai, Kizu-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0225
TEL : 0774-73-4000

Kansai Photon Science Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
8-1 Umemi-dai, Kizu-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0215
TEL : 0774-71-3475


SPONSORS
    * Osaka University

    * International Institute for Advanced Studies

    * Hiroshima University, Tokyo University of Science

    * Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Core-to-Core Program 
      "Computational NanoMaterial Design"

    * Osaka University Quantum Engineering Design Research 
      Initiative (OU-QEDRI)

SUPPORT
    * Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    * Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 
      of Japan (MEXT)

      Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas "Developing 
      Next Generation Quantum Simulators and Quantum-Based Design 
      Techniques"

    * Osaka University "QUANTUM ENGINEERING DESIGN RESEARCH INITIATIVE 
      (QEDRI)"


BACKGROUND and MOTIVATION
	
The basic foundations of our technology, and its foreseen development 
in the 21st century, basically lie on the physical sciences and, if 
one desires to distinguish, also material science. To meet the 
ever-increasing demand for novel materials, and at the same time satisfy 
the growing public concern for the energy/power consumption and 
environmental impacts, novel routines other than relying on the age-old 
tradition of trial-and-error/hit-and-miss would be necessary. Given 
these circumstances, we need to develop novel theoretical routines and 
techniques that could quickly and efficiently find novel materials for 
synthesis, that would suit our purposes. The theoretical routines and 
techniques necessary should incorporate quantum mechanics per se, and 
should not be dependent on experimental results and/or empirical 
parameters. Ab-Initio/First Principles Calculations satisfy all these 
requirements. With recent developments in computational techniques, 
coupled with the rapid progress in computer efficiency, ab-initio/first 
principles-based COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS DESIGN (CMD) is now a reality. 
Its impact/influence on industrial R&D should increase with the passing 
years. The purpose of these series of workshops is to provide the 
participants with a first-hand experience of how COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS 
DESIGN (CMD) is carried out, provide them with the basic knowledge and 
techniques, to better prepare them for the new paradigm in materials 
science research.


COURSE OFFERINGS
	
Lectures, as well as hand-on sessions, will be conducted for the purpose 
of imparting on the participants various quantum simulations techniques, 
that could be applied in performing ab-initio based design of 
nano-materials and nano-devices.
For the CMD workshop series, we are offering the ff. three (3) i
ntensive, hands-on courses:
    * Beginner Course,
    * Advanced Course, and
    * Expert Course.


REQUIREMENTS
Participants are required to attend all the sessions held in their 
respective courses, including the night sessions.


MAX. # of Participants
25 participants (Add'l participants will be considered based on the 
essay content written in the application form.)


EXPENSES
There is no registration fee.
[However, each participant is expected to shoulder expenses they may 
incur during the workshop (travel, board and lodging, printed materials, 
etc.).]


APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Please fill up the corresponding forms provided below, and send it by fax 
AND e-mail (both) to:
CMD SECRETARIAT
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
E- mail: cmd{:}dyn.ap.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
FAX : 06-6879-7859
    * Beginner Course: Application Form(pdf), (rtf)
    * Advanced Course: Application Form(pdf), (rtf)
    * Expert Course: Application Form(pdf), (rtf)


APPLICATION DEADLINE
4 February 2007

Beginner Course
    * CMD Advanced Case Studies
    * Basic Principles of Ab-Initio Calculations
    * IIntroductory Hands-On (covering all the simulation codes offered)

Advanced Course
    * CMD Advanced Case Studies
    * CMD Intensive Hands-On (concentrating on 2 simulation codes chosen 
      by the participant from among the codes offered)

Expert Course
    * CMD Practicum
    * CMD Advanced Case Studies

Reference Material: Available CMD Simulation Codes (alphabetical order)
(Some may be in Japanese only. Course contents may change depending on
the availability of the lecturers.)
    * <---- ABCAP
    * <---- ES-opt
    * <---- HiLAPW
    * <---- Machikaneyama2001
    * <---- Naniwa2001
    * <---- OSAKA2K
    * <---- STATE-Senri
    * <---- TSPACE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Hisazumi AKAI
(Professor, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University), Chairperson

Hideaki KASAI
(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University), 
Secretariat

Junjiro KANAMORI
(Director, International Institute for Advanced Studies)

Hiroshi KATAYAMA-YOSHIDA
(Professor, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka 
University))

Naoshi SUZUKI
(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)

Tadashi ITOH
(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)

Noriaki HAMADA
(Professor, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science)

Tamio OGUCHI
(Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Hiroshima 
University)
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