2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience (ICCN 2002)

Venue: San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico,

Event Date/Time: Apr 22, 2002 End Date/Time: Apr 25, 2002
Registration Date: Apr 25, 2002
Early Registration Date: Feb 24, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 10, 2001
Paper Submission Date: Dec 17, 2001
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Conference Announcement

The ACRS Joint ICCN & MSM Conference will
be held at the San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino, San Juan,
Puerto Rico, U.S.A. Located on the beach in downtown San Juan, this world
class resort offers the tropical atmosphere you expect when you dream of
your ideal Caribbean Island vacation. The conference will start Sunday late
afternoon with registration and reception, and adjourn Thursday afternoon.
Technical sessions, and the vendor exhibition run Monday through Thursday.
In addition to the Conference Technical Program, several social activities
are being planned at this world class resort, to allow attendees ample
opportunity to enjoy this tropical island.


With the continued miniaturization and blending of technologies, advanced
computational techniques in the nano and micro regimes are paramount in
the advancement of all high technology regardless of its traditional domain.
The ICCN provides a forum for the interdisciplinary blending of
computational efforts in biology, chemistry, physics and materials,
founded on inherently similar atomistic-modeling approaches but applied
towards traditionally distinct disciplines. MSM provides a forum for the
interdisciplinary blending of computational efforts in the
microelectronic and MEMS disciplines, which require an inherent system
approach for design but are rapidly becoming more dependent upon
computational nanoscience for basic input. The blending of the basics of
computational nanoscience and the system-level requirements of microsystem
modeling are a requirement for the future of computational based technology
design. The blending of these two domains will start at the joint conferences
MSM and ICCN in which joint sessions and overlapping topics and workshops will
be developed specifically to prepare the simulation community for advancements
in applied computational research, regardless of the application domain.

Topics and Application Areas

Computational Biology

  • Molecular Modeling

  • Protein Engineering

  • Structural Biology

  • Bioinformatics/Computational Genomics

  • Mathematical Biology

  • Computational Drug/Molecular Design

  • Gengineering

  • Functional/Structural Genomics

  • Self-Replicating/Organizing Systems

Computational Chemistry

  • Combinatorial Chemistry

  • Polymers and Colloids

  • Solid State and Surface Chemistry

  • Catalysis, Separations and Reactions

  • Kinetics and Collision Dynamics

  • Crystallization and Additives

  • Formulations and QSAR

  • Molecular Electronic Structure

  • Quantum Molecular Dynamics - Theory & Applications

  • General Computational Chemistry - Theory & Methods

Computational Materials

  • Interfaces and Contacts

  • Surfaces, Surface Processes and Thin Films

  • Optical and Vibrational Properties

  • Mechanical Behavior

  • Alloys and Nanostructures

  • Tribology

  • Radiation Effects in Solids & Cluster Impact Phenomena

  • Semiconductors & Electronic Materials

  • Glasses & Ceramics

  • Materials at High Pressure and High Temperature

  • Large-Scale Simulations

  • Multiscale Modeling of Materials

  • General Theory & Methods


Additional Information

Conference Registration

To register for ICCN2001, download the Registration Form (PDF©) and mail your completed form to

ICCN-MSM 2001 Registration
696 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
Suite 423
Danville, CA 94526-4022

or fax it to (509) 696-6416.

Please include payment (check/money order, direct transfer, or major credit card) with your Registration Form.

Fee Schedule

Participant pre-registration (before 2/24/2002) $ 440
Participant registration (after 2/24/2002) $ 490
Student registration (Proceedings not included; proof of status required) $ 275
Additional Tuesday banquet tickets $ 45
Additional copies of Proceedings (reduced from $120) $ 90
Direct transfer or American Express transaction $ 10

For more registration details, see the Registration Form.

Hotel Reservations

Special room rates for attendees

Rooms have been reserved for attendees at the following special low rates (reduced from $288.00):

    Single:$170.00 per night, plus tax
    Double:$170.00 per night, plus tax

Rooms must be booked directly with the hotel, and no later than April 1st, 2002 to obtain the conference rate. To secure a room, fill out the GROUP RESERVATION FORM, and fax it in.

Early reservation is strongly recommended owing to high room demand during the conference period.

Instructions for Authors

Extended Abstract Deadline: October 10th, 2001


Authors are invited to prepare abstracts, two pages in length, including text and figures. Text should be placed on the first page, figures occupying the second page. The abstract must explicitly highlight the new aspects of the work and conclusions that can be drawn; main results must be clearly indicated. The abstract shall be no more than 500 words in length, using no smaller than 12 point type.

The abstract should include the paper title, author's name, affiliation, address, fax and telephone numbers and e-mail. Underline the presenting author and at the bottom of your abstract, indicate the topic area (see list on announcement page) of your paper.

Abstracts will be reviewed and selected according to how well they address the following questions:

  • What are the significant new accomplishments? State unambiguously whether modeling and simulation results have been compared to experimental data, and provide details.
  • What is new in relation to previous work? Provide references to relevant literature (including publications by the author's group).
  • What is the goal or motivation of the work?
  • What is the impact or significance of the results to the semiconductor/sensor/actuator/microanalysis field?

Contributed papers will be considered for either oral or poster presentation unless the authors specifically request the poster session. Oral presentations will be allotted 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion.

Electronic Formats for Abstract Submission

The following electronic file formats may be used for submission of abstracts:

  • Microsoft WordTM
  • Gzipped Postscript
  • Adobe FrameMakerTM
  • text
  • HTML

Electronic Mailing address

Authors are invited to email their abstract to the conference secretariat:


Persons unable to submit an electronic copy of their abstract, may mail four paper copies to the conference secretariat using the address listed in the navigation panel at top left.

Notification of Acceptance: November 12th 2001

Authors will be notified of the acceptance decision by November 12th 2001. Instructions for preparing final papers, and document templates will be posted online at that time.

Final 4-page manuscripts are due December 17, 2001, and will be published in the conference technical proceedings distributed on site and through the international book trade. Manuscript formatting information will appear at this URL after the abstract submission date has passed.