This is an invitation I'm posting on behalf of Axel Kohlmeyer, the principal organizer of the Workshop. (The CHARMM QM/MM community is especially welcome!)
Guillaume



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 <http://www.lrsm.upenn.edu> 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 <qmmmworkshop@cmm.chem.upenn.edu> 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 http://www.cmm.upenn.edu/qmmm2007.html 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 qmmmworkshop@cmm.chem.upenn.edu 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.

2007/04/18