September 15-16, 2002    Moscow, Russia
Satellite Symposium of Nano and Giga Challenges in Microelectronics
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Symposium Moved from Cracow to Moscow

This symposium was originally planned as a part of the 2002 E-MRS Fall Meeting in Cracow, Poland (as Symposium A). It was moved to Moscow. Read on for more details... Thanks to our sponsors we can provide local accommodations and fee waiver for our speakers.

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Please explore the Web site of the Nano and Giga Challenges conference at: for information which is not repeated here. Most information for the NGCM2002 applies to Software Symposium, as they share much of the organizing effort. If you need information about hotel reservations please contact conference manager:

Maria Oseeva
53 Zernov Ave.
Nizhni Novgorod region 607188
tel. 7-83130-63840
E-mail: moseva at socc ru

Visa and Travel to Russia

Russia is a popular tourist destination, so please arrange for your travel NOW. Also, getting Russian visa is easy, but time consuming. We urge you to contact your nearby Travel Office which specializes in travel to Russia and start the procedure now. Check our Visa and Travel Page, but it is now too late for getting the visa invitation from the organizers. Contact a travel office and get a tourist visa. If you do it now, it is still not that expensive.

Symposium Scope

Exponential growth in computer power and accessibility, impressive developments in software, and the arrival of intuitive graphical user interfaces made computers an indispensable tool for theoreticians and experimentalists alike. In many cases, the distinction between computer-aided modeling and experiment is effectively blurred as the most complex experiments now require elaborate computational and visualization approaches as an integral part of their interpretation and derivation of numeric results.

Moreover, computational materials science has matured to the point that technological problems related to materials design, processing, and chemical synthesis are being investigated on computers often before conducting expensive and time-consuming experiments. The predominant research model is now based on series of steps in which experiments are used to refine the working model, and the model suggests which experiments to do next to further understand the underlying problem. Such an approach shortens the development cycle and saves money, i.e., provides the competitive edge.

But theory and experiment cannot live on their own, and bear fruit. They require that "modelers" and "experimentalists" communicate, appreciate, and understand the needs, options, and constraints of their colleagues. In this spirit this symposium brings together developers and users of software for process and material design. This occasion will foster and strengthen the scientific and commercial partnership between Western and Eastern Europe and promote the collaboration with the world leading materials science software design centers and materials scientists in commercial, academic, and governmental sectors.

Explosive growth in software development for computational materials research resulted in diverse and extensive fields of study. Because of time constraints, papers describing developments in methodology will be given a high priority. Modeling and simulation for process and materials design is relevant to many technologies, including:

A wide variety of methodologies are used to approach problems in these research fields, for example,

are all currently being used in materials design and the list constantly grows.

The methods listed above are used to study the following chemical systems:

Computational approaches to materials and process design are being developed at an incredible pace. This symposium will help to guide theoreticians and experimentalists alike through the maze of approaches currently being used. Papers presenting background material will be followed by practical implementations of methodology and, if warranted, the representative examples of applications. The organizers will also invite vendors to present tutorials and demonstrate existing software. We welcome papers and presentations that bridge the computational methodologies and research areas listed above, and provide new insights into computational methods and their intended application domain in materials and process design.

The EMRS 2002 Fall Meeting in Cracow was cancelled unexpectedly by E-MRS in June, 2002. Due to substantial interest in the symposium and the high quality of contributions, symposium organizers decided to move this symposium to Moscow as a Satellite symposium of the larger conference: Nano and Giga Challenges in Microelectronics. Some of you may now choose to come to two conferences which are quite complementary. Deadline for abstract submission was moved to July 31, 2002. Please follow the Symposium Scope part on this page and submit your abstract promptly. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we can support our speakers by waiving their registration fees and providing local accommodations.

While the Software Development Symposium will take place in Moscow on September 15 and 16, we will also have a presence in Cracow, and we will support those of you who already made reservations and plans to visit this magical city. Due to prior arrangements, FQS Poland agreed to present its latest software to symposium participants and have hands-on demonstrations.

Please do not hesitate to contact the organizers of the symposium by e-mail at or software@AtomicScaleDesign.Net if you have questions or suggestions.

Our Sponsors

Digital DNA Lab, Motorola Phantoms

Scientific Committee:

I V Abarenkov (St Petersburg St U, Russia) Wanda Andreoni (IBM Res, Zurich, Switz.)
Isaac B Bersuker (U Texas@Austin, TX, USA) C Richard A Catlow, (Royal Inst, London, UK)
David A Dixon (PNNL, Richland, WA, USA) Andrzej Kolinski (U Warsaw, Poland)
Eugene Kotomin, (MPI, Stuttgart, Germany) Alex. Ovchinnikov (MPI, Dresden, Germany)
Robert S. Pearlman (U Texas, TX, USA) John Wilkins (OSU, Columbus, OH, USA)
Erich Wimmer (Materials Design, France)  

Symposium Organizers:

Jan K. Labanowski
Ohio Supercomputer Center
1224 Kinnear Rd
Columbus, OH 43212-1163
Tel.: +1 614-292-9279
FAX : +1 614-292-7168

Jim Greer
National Microelectronics Research Centre,
University College
Lee Maltings
Prospect Row
Tel.: +353 21 904345
FAX : +353 21 270271

Anatoli A. Korkin
DigitalDNA Laboratories
SPS Motorola, MD EL722
2100 E Elliot Road
Tempe, AZ 85284, USA
Tel: +1 (480)413-2693
Fax: +1 (480)413-4511
Pager: +1 (888) 955-9787

Stanislaw A. Kucharski
Institute of Chemistry
University of Silesia
9, Szkolna Street
40-006 Katowice
Tel.: +48 32 359-1560
Fax : +48 32 359-9978

Boris V. Potapkin
Russian Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"
Kurchatov Square 1
123182 Moscow
Tel.: 7(095)196 7362
Fax : 7(095)191 6889

Jerzy M Rudzinski
FQS Poland Sp. z o.o.
ul.Starowislna 13-15
31-038 Krakow
Tel.: (+48 12) 429 4345
Fax : (+48 12) 429 6124