2014 International Conference on Theoretical and High Performance Computational Chemistry
The International Conference on Theoretical and High Performance Computational Chemistry 2014 (ICT-HPCC14) , organized by Virtual Laboratory for Computational Chemistry (VLCC), Supercomputing Center (SCCAS), Computer Network Information Center (CNIC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was held in Beijing on September 15-17, 2014. About eighty computational chemists and scholars coming from six countries and regions including United States, Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Mainland China and Hong Kong attended it.
Prof. Gustavo E. Scuseria (Rice University, USA), editor of the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, a well-known academic journal in computational Chemistry, served as the conference chair of the ICT-HPCC14. Prof. Keli Han from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, director of VLCC hosted the opening ceremony. At first, Prof. Gustavo E. Scuseria gave a welcome speech and mentioned that ICT-HPCC14 provides a very good chance for participants to talk about their latest research results. Then CAS academician Prof. Wei-Hai Fang from Beijing Normal University described that the contribution of VLCC to the development of computational chemistry research in China. Prof. Xiangyang Huang, Director General of CNIC, gives his warm welcome remarks and wishes the conference a complete success. In the following celebration ceremony of the 10th Anniversary of VLCC, Prof. Keli Han introduced the history, achievements of VLCC and the program of ICT-HPCC14.
Thirty five talks, whose topics focus on recent advances in quantum chemistry, molecule dynamics, drug design as well as related high performance computing software, were presented in ICT-HPCC14. A poster session was held in the late afternoon of September 16 and several prizes for excellent posters and best-designed posters were selected and awarded.
The ICT-HPCC14, the eighth of a series of conferences, is a milestone in the development of the VLCC which is founded in 2004 and now it is ten years old. It definitely improves the communications between Chinese and international computational chemistry researchers. ICT-HPCC establishes its own features, styles and is known pretty well among international and Chinese computational chemistry research communities.