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Modeling and Computing Multiscale Systems
Subtopic: Distributed Computing

10th International Workshop

June 5 - 7,  2013 
Barcelona, Spain

in conjunction with the International Conference on Computational Science


The (preliminary) workshop schedule is available here! We will have 4 sessions:

  • Thursday, June 6, 10:50 - 12:30,
  • Thursday, June 6, 15:15 - 16:55,
  • Thursday, June 6, 17:15 - 18:55, and
  • Friday, June 7, 13:35 - 15:15.
The conference schedule you can find here.

Instruction for the speakers:
  • Presentation time will be 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions.
  • Please upload your presentation slides to the computer in the session room, or check the compatibility of the projector with your laptop, not later than at the beginning of the coffee/lunch break before the session.
  • Please let us know if for some reason you can not come and give your talk or if the presenting person will be different from that listed in the workshop program.

The modeling and computation of multiphysics and multiscale systems constitutes a grand challenge in computational science, and is widely applied in fields such as astrophysics, chemical engineering, plasma physics, materials science, biomedical science, and aerospace and automotive engineering. Most of the real-life systems encompass interactions within and between a wide range of physical phenomena, each of which may operate on different time and length scales. They require the development of sophisticated numerical models and computational techniques to accurately simulate the diversity and complexity of multiscale and multiphysics problems, and to effectively capture the wide range of relevant physical phenomena within these simulations. Additionally, these multiscale models frequently need large scale computing capabilities as well as dedicated software and services that enable the exploitation of existing and evolving e-infrastructures.

This workshop aims to provide a forum for multiscale application modelers, framework developers and experts from the distributed infrastructure communities to identify and discuss challenges in, and possible solutions for, modeling multiscale systems, as well as their execution on distributed e-infrastructures.

This MCMS workshop is a successor of the successful SMMS series of workshops on Simulations of Multiphysics Multiscale Systems organized by the same chairs over the last 10 years. It has been merged with the workshop on Distributed Multiscale Computing (DMC2011) held by the co-chairs as a response to the necessity of a platform for both, scientific modelers and experts for execution tools and e-infrastructure.


Specific topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Modeling of multiphysics and/or multiscale systems
  • Multiphysics and/or multiscale modeling of biological or biomedical systems
  • Novel approaches to combine different models and scales in one problem solution
  • Challenging applications in industry and academia
  • Advanced numerical methods for solving multiphysics multiscale problems
  • Environments and frameworks for simulation of multiscale models
  • Cloud-based support for multiscale computing
  • e-infrastructure for distributed multiscale computing (computing, storage, networking)
  • Dedicated services required for distributed multiscale computing

We cordially invite you to submit a paper presenting the results of original research or innovative practical application in the area of modeling and simulation of multiphysics and multiscale systems.

Papers of up to 10 pages, written in English and complying with the Procedia format, should be submitted electronically through the ICCS submission engine. When submitting please don't forget to select the workshop (last field): Modeling and Computing Multiscale Systems; and send us a note to

Please use this file for a Latex template plus instructions and click here for an MS word template file.

The copyright form is only needed after the paper has been accepted for publication in the proceedings.

Journal of Computational Science
Procedia Computer Science

All papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published by Elsevier in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series. The proceedings will be available at the conference.

At least one author of an accepted paper must register at the conference site and present the paper at the workshop.

A selected number of (extended) papers will be invited to the special issue of the Journal of Computational Science.

Important dates
Full paper submission:January 22, 2013 (submission system closed now)
Notification of acceptance:February 15, 2013 (extended)
Camera-ready papers:March 5, 2013 (extended)
Author registration:February 15 - March 10, 2013
Participant registration:February 15 - April 25, 2013
Conference:June 5 - 7, 2013
Other information

For information on conference venue , accommodation, registration, etc. please refer to the conference site or directly ask ICCS organizers.

Program Committee

Joerg BERNSDORF, German Research School for Simulation Sciences, Germany
Sergey BOBASHEV, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russia
Bruce BOGHOSIAN, Tufts University, USA
Alfonso CAIAZZO, Weierstrass Institute, Berlin, Germany
Bastien CHOPARD, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Vince ERVIN, Clemson University, USA
Sergey GIMELSHEIN, University of Southern California, USA
Yuriy GORBACHEV, Geolink Systems LLC, Russia
Alfons HOEKSTRA, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Chris KLEIJN, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Hector KLIE, University of Texas, USA
Manfred KRAFCZYK, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany
Valeria KRZHIZHANOVSKAYA, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Antonio LAGANA, University of Perugia, Italy
Rafal Wcislo, Institute of Computer Science, AGH, Krakow
Jonas LATT, Tufts University, USA
Hyesuk LEE, Clemson University, USA
Scott MACLACHLAN, Tufts University, USA
Roderick MELNIK, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
John MICHOPOULOS, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Tinsley ODEN, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Francois ROGIER, Onera-Cert, France
Francois-Xavier ROUX, Onera, France
Peter SLOOT, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ruud van der SMAN, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Dominik SZCZERBA, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Tao TANG, The Hong Kong Baptist University
Ali TURAN, The University of Manchester, UK
Jordi VILLA I FREIXA, Universitat de Vic, Spain
Alexander ZHMAKIN, SoftImpact Ltd, Russia
Marian Bubak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
David Coster, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Peter Coveney, Department of Chemistry, University College London, GB
Werner Dubitzky, Ulster University, GB
Krzysztof Kurowski, PSNC, Poznan , Poland
Michael Schiffers, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Germany
Par Strand, Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola AB, Sweden
Slawomir Potempski, National Centre for Nuclear Research, MANHAZ, Otwock, Poland

Workshop Organizers
Workshop Chairs:    Valeria Krzhizhanovskaya and Alfons Hoekstra
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Co-chairs:  Katarzyna Rycerz, Institute of Computer Science and CYFRONET, AGH, Krakow, Poland
Derek Groen, University College London, UK
Eric Lorenz, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bartosz Bosak, PSNC, Poznan, Poland
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