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Simulation of Multiphysics Multiscale Systems

Third International Workshop

in conjunction with the International Conference on Computational Science

May 28-31, 2006
Reading, UK

  • Papers accepted for our workshop have been published in the LNCS volume 3992 available online.
  • Workshop Program is available!
    Monday, 29 May 2006
    Session 1: 10:20-12:00 W02a
    Session 2: 13:20-15:00 W02b
    Session 3: 16:20-18:00 W02c
    Poster Session 1: 18:00-19:00 P01
    Tuesday, 30 May 2006
    Session 4: 10:20-12:00 W02d
  • ICCS-2006 Conference Schedule
  • Instructions for the Speakers:

    The total time of one presentation is 20 minutes, including 5 minutes for questions.

    All speakers should submit their presentations to the session chair not later than at the beginning of the coffee/lunch break before the session.

    If you want to use your personal notebook please test the compatibility and resolution issues as soon as possible, but not later than during the coffee break before the session.

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Simulation of multiphysics and multiscale (MPMS) systems poses a grand challenge to computational science. Most of the real-life systems, vital for industrial applications and academic research, involve interactions amongst a wide range of physical phenomena. In addition to that, the time and length scales of processes studied often differ by orders of magnitude. Numerical simulation of these multiphysics and multiscale problems requires the development of sophisticated models and methods for their integration, as well as efficient numerical algorithms and advanced computational techniques.

Because of the heavy computational demands of such simulations, one needs successful utilization of high-performance computing systems, which inspires progress in algorithms and methodology of parallel distributed computing. The complexity of modeling and data description, the large number and wide range of parameters under investigation, as well as the necessity to control and steer the simulation processes, motivate the development of problem solving environments, user interfaces and code integration methods.

This workshop, being a follow-up to the highly successful events held at ICCS-2005 in Atlanta, USA and ICCS-2004 in Krakow, Poland, aims to bring together computational physicists, numerical specialists and computational scientists to push forward this challenging multidisciplinary research field.


Specific topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Modeling of multiphysics and/or multiscale systems. Of particular interest are: Monte Carlo methods, particle-based methods, mesoscopic models such as cellular-automata, lattice gas and lattice-Boltzmann methods, computational fluid dynamics and computational solid mechanics;
  • Multiphysics modeling of biological systems. This includes computational models of tissue- and organo-genesis, tumor growth, blood vessels formation and interaction with the hosting tissue, bio-chemical transport and signaling, bio-medical simulations for surgical planning, etc.
  • Novel approaches to combine different models and scales in one problem solution;
  • Large-scale applications in industry and academia (e.g. time-dependent, 3D systems, multiphase flows, fluid-structure interactions, chemical engineering, plasma physics, material science, bio-physics, automotive industry, etc.);
  • Advanced numerical methods for solving multiphysics multiscale problems;
  • New algorithms for parallel distributed computing, specific to the field;
  • Problem solving environments for interactive simulation of MPMS problems;
  • Performance analysis of MPMS simulation;
  • Special hardware for MPMS simulation (e.g. Field Programmable Gate Arrays)

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 not exceeding 8 pages, written in English and complying with the LNCS format, should be submitted electronically through the ICCS submission engine. While submiting please don't forget to select the workshop (last field): Third International Workshop on Simulation of Multiphysics Multiscale Systems, right after the [Main Track]; and send us a note to multiphysics-ws-iccs at


All papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the conference proceedings in Lecture Notes in 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 papers will also be published in the special issue of the International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering.

International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering
Important dates
Short abstract (1 page):December 12, 2005   
Full paper submission: January 5, 2006
Notification of acceptance:   February 1, 2006
Camera-ready papers: February 19, 2006
Registration deadline: March 10, 2006
Conference: May 28-31, 2006
Other information

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

Program Committee

Bruce Boghosian, Tufts University, USA

Bastien Chopard, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Sergey Gimelshein, University of Southern California, USA

Yuriy Gorbachev, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia

Alfons Hoekstra, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Satoyuki Kawano, Osaka University, Japan

Chris Kleijn, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Valeria Krzhizhanovskaya, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Antonio Lagana, University of Perugia, Italy

John Michopoulos, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Francois Rogier, ONERA-CERT, France

Francois-Xavier Roux, ONERA, France

Dominik Szczerba, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

Ali Turan, The University of Manchester, UK

Alexander Zhmakin, SoftImpact Ltd, Russia

Workshop Organizers

Workshop chair:   
Valeria Krzhizhanovskaya
Section Computational Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
E-mail: valeria at
Co-chairs: Prof. Bastien Chopard
University of Geneva, Switzerland
E-mail: Bastien.Chopard at
  Prof. Yuriy Gorbachev
St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia
E-mail: gorbachev at
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