Conference on Computational Physics 2024

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XXXV IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics (CCP2024)
7-12 July, 2024
Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

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The Conference on Computational Physics CCP2024 is the annual Conference in a series of meetings, that are held each year in a different city, treating all aspects of Physics that involve computer calculations, in an effort to explain the behavior of different systems in Physics. The meeting is sponsored by The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), under the direction of the C20 Committee. The 2024 meeting will bring together scientists from all traditional areas in Physics, but will also extend to the new hot topics, such as Quantum Machine Learning, Neuromorphic Computing, use of AI in large-scale Physics experiments, big data and non-conventional data mining methods with a large variety of applications extending to complex systems, such as financial, and social networks, etc. The meeting is expected to provide a very fruitful environment to stimulate collaboration between scientists in different disciplines. A European Commission official from Brussels is invited to give the latest development in funding opportunities for collaborative projects.

Welcome to CCP2024

Previous Meetings
(click on the year for details)

Topics

CCP2024 welcomes contributed talks and posters on, but not limited to, the following topics:

1. Quantum and Theoretical Foundations:

  • Methods (MC, MD, DFT, Quantum MC/MD, RG, etc.)
  • Large-scale Computing
  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Algorithms and Technology
  • Green Computing

2. Disorder, Complexity and Data Science:

  • The paradigm of Spin
  • Glass Physics
  • Glassy Physics
  • Statistical Physics and Mathematical Methods
  • Machine Learning and Data Science applications in Physics
  • AI methods
  • Ecological Systems

3. Subatomic and Particle Physics:

  • Lattice Gauge and Particle Physics
  • Hadron and Nuclear Physics

4. Astrophysics, Cosmology and Space Research:

  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology

5. Condensed Matter, Atomic and Molecular Physics:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics (strongly correlated electrons, magnetism, surface science, etc.)

6. Biological Systems and Soft Matter:

  • Biophysics
  • Soft Matter Physics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Computational Electrodynamics

7. Applied, Industrial and Educational Physics:

  • Industrial applications
  • Multi-scale and Multi-Physics Simulations
  • Education in Computational Physics

8. Networks, Societal Physics, Dynamics of Languages and Populations: 

  • Sociophysics and Econophysics
  • Climate and Disaster Physics
  • Environmental Physics

This meeting

  • Give your results in front of a world-famous audience, including a list of highly esteemed invited speakers
  • Listen to talks given by officials from the European Commission on recent developments for funding for your research. Discuss and ask questions.
  • Hook up with other collegues to form new consortiums for project funding
  • Publish your recent results in the Springer Proceedings in Physics, after normal evaluation of the papers.

Important Dates

  • Call for Abstracts: February 1, 2024
  • Abstract submission deadline: April 1, 2024 April 11, 2024
    The evaluation of submitted abstracts has already begun. Late submissions will be accepted until April 22, 2024
  • Notification for acceptance: April 21, 2024 May 1, 2024
  • Early-bird registration and payment deadline: May 1, 2024 May 11, 2024
  • Payment deadline for oral/poster presentations: June 15, 2024
  • Deadline for submissions of manuscripts for the proceedings: October 1, 2024
  • Conference: July 7-12, 2024

Plenary Speakers

(Click on the photo for bio information and abstract)

Constantia Alexandrou

University of Cyprus
Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics

Sinya Aoki

University of Kyoto
Lattice Gauge Theory

Albert-László Barabási

Northeastern University
Complex Systems, Networks

Carolina Brito

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Soft Matter, Diversity in Science

Toni Font

University of Valencia
Relativistic Numerical Astrophysics

Shlomo Havlin

Bar-Ilan University
Statistical physics, Complex Networks

Efthimios Kaxiras

Harvard University
Materials, Quantum Theory of Solids

Annabella Selloni

Princeton University
Energy, Photovoltaics, Environmental Applications

Renata Wentzcovitch

Columbia University
Mineral Physics, Seismology, Geodynamics

Invited Speakers

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Yasumichi Aoki

RIKEN, Japan
Field Theory

Igor Bray

Curtin University in Perth
Atomic Collision Theory

Roberto Car

Princeton University
Atomic Electronic Structure in Materials

Valentino Cooper

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Materials Theory, Modelling, and Simulations

Tomasz Dietl

MagTop-Polish Academy of Sciences
Semiconductors

Claudia Draxl

Humboldt University
Theoretical Solid State

Maria Veronica Ganduglia-Pirovano

Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry, Madrid
Computational Materials Science

Gary S. Grest

Sandia National Laboratories
Theory and simulation of nanoscale phenomena

Natalia Komarova

University of California
Mathematical modeling of complex social phenomena

Massimo Meneghetti

Astronomical Observatory of Bologna
Cosmology, Galaxy Clusters, Gravitational Lensing

Theodore Samaras

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Bioelectromagnetics, Computational Multiphysics

Eva Silverstein

Stanford University
Machine Learning on Gravitation and Cosmology

Nikolaos Stergioulas

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Computational Astrophysics

Xin Wang

City University of Hong Kong
Computational Quantum Physics

Zidan Wang

The University of Hong Kong
Theoretical Condensed Matter, Quantum Computation, Quantum Information

Junyi Zhu

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Electronic Properties of solids, surfaces and Interface Phenomena

Chair

Panos Argyrakis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Committees

Organizing Committee

Panos Argyrakis
Tassos Bountis
Alexandra Ioannidou
Giorgio Kaniadakis
Maria Katsikini
Iosif Kioseoglou
Lycourgos Magafas
Panos Tsanakas
George Tsironis

Technical Support

Michael Kanetidis

International Advisory Board

IUPAP C20 (Computational Physics)

Mei-Yin Chou 
Andrew Horsfield
Suklyun Hong
Regina Maphanga
Xiaoqun Wang
Anthony Maggs
Alfonso Munoz Gonzales
Derek Leinweber
Enzo Marinari
Gian Marco Rignanese
Valentino R. Cooper 
Karen Hallberg
Igor Mingalev
Shinji Tsuneyuki

Topic Organizers

Joan Adler 
Konstantinos Anagnostopoulos
Thomas Gartner
Chisa Hotta
Wolfhard Janke
Yuco Okamoto
Nikos Stergioulas
Michela Taufer
Mark Vogelsberger
Umesh Waghmare
Cigdem Yalcin
Ruiqin Zhang

Programme Committee

Gert Aarts
Panos Argyrakis
Youjin Deng
Harvey Gould
Amy Graves
Emanuel Gull
Andrew Horsfield
Maria Katsikini
Sergey Levchenko
Liverios Lymperakis
Victor Martin-Mayor
Charalampos Moustakidis
Anthi Revithiadou
Dimitrios Sampsonidis
Lev Shchur
Gregory Sheard
Constantinos Simserides
Iurii Timrov
Adriano Tiribocchi
Kosmas Tsakmakidis
Giorgos Tsironis
G.Cigdem Yalcin
Stanimir Bonev

Call for Abstracts

We invite you to submit a one-page abstract until the 1st of April 2024, via our CMT submission link. Abstract Submission Guidelines Microsoft’s Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) will be used for all procedures
  1. If you do not have an existing account with CMT, you can easily sign up: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/
  2. After creating your account, click on the submission link (see below).
  3. Log in to the conference as an author, and proceed with uploading your abstract by clicking “+ Create New Submission” at the top left corner.
  4. Follow the instructions CMT provides you and fill in all the necessary details.
  5. Submit.
Submission link: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/CCP2024/
  • Abstracts should be prepared in PDF format generated from the template:
    • MS Word template [docx]
    • For authors using LaTeX or other document preparation systems, we kindly ask that you try to format your PDF submission to closely resemble the provided Word template.

  • Abstracts should be prepared in English.
  • The length should be one page at maximum.
  • The font size of the main text should be 11pt or larger.
  • Authors may further edit and modify submitted abstracts until the submission deadline. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that their text does not contain typos or grammatical errors.
  • No proofreading will be carried out, and no corrections will be possible after the submission deadline.
Submit your abstract: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/CCP2024/

Instructions to Authors

We accept contributed talks and posters. Please indicate your preference for one of the following categories to present your research:

  • Regular talk
  • Poster submission

Oral Presentations
The allocated time for each oral presentation is 15  minutes, which is the total time for presentation + questions (12 min + 3 min). There is a tight schedule and it is important that each presenter stay within this time limit. Presenters will have access to a laptop with LCD projector and a laser pointer. Please, bring your presentation to the meeting on a USB flash drive to load on the in-room laptops. You should load your presentation on one of the conference laptops before the first session, during the coffee breaks, or during lunch preceding your presentation. A support staff member will be in each room to assist with the loading.

Poster Presentations
For each poster, display boards will be allocated. The poster area will open 30 minutes before each poster session begins each day. It is advisable to hang the posters sometime before 9:00 a.m. the day of the respective session. Posters will need to be taken down by the end of the day of each session. Presenters will be required to be next to their posters during specific time slots. Poster dimensions: A0 size (841 x 1189 mm or 33.1 x 46.8 in). Maximum stand area: 1200×1200 mm.

Oral Presentations (27’+3′) – Invited Talks

Oral Presentations (12’+3′) – Contributed Talks

Fees

All fees are in Euros (EUR)

 Early Bird (up to May 11, 2024)Regular
Regular Academic450550
Postdocs350450
Students / PhD Students250350
Industrial650750
DAC1 General250250
DAC1 Student150150
DAC2 General00
DAC2 Student00

“DAC1” corresponds to institutions in countries classified as “Lower Middle Income Countries and Territories”, and “DAC2” corresponds to those in countries classified as “Low Income Countries” and “Least Developed Countries” in “DAC List of ODA Recipients | Effective for reporting on 2024 and 2025 flows
Cancelation Policy: The fees are, in principle, not refundable after payment is completed.

The registration fee includes:

  • admission to all conference meetings
  • conference materials / e-bag
  • all lunches and coffee/snack breaks
  • Welcome reception at the Venue

Note:

  • Student – refers to students of all levels
  • Regular Academic – refers to Faculty & researchers at tertiary & research institutions and laboratories.
  • Industrial/Non Academic – refers to anyone other than students & academics e.g. government officers and industry related personnel.

Payments during the conference at the registration desk are cash only.

APS – DCOMP Awards:

We are excited to announce the availability of Travel Awards for students and postdoctoral researchers presenting talks at CCP2024. These awards are specifically aimed at supporting members of the Division of Computational Physics (DCOMP) of the American Physical Society. Applicants are encouraged to visit DCOMP’s website (https://engage.aps.org/dcomp/home) for membership details and eligibility. The selection of awardees will be conducted by a dedicated committee, including members of the international Advisory Board of CCP2024. For application details and submission guidelines, please contact us at ccp2024gr@gmail.com Deadline for applications: May 2, 2024

Accompanying Person:

The Accompanying Persons Fee (€40) includes:

  • Conference’s Welcoming Reception (7/7/2024)
  • One day excursion to Chalkidiki, including lunch (10/7/2024).

The trip will start at 09:30 AM from the Conference Hotel.
Participants will be transported by bus to one of the local beaches where they will be able to enjoy the beautiful Greek sun and sea. Included in the excursion is a coffee or a refreshment drink and a snack for lunch. Departure from the beach will start at 5PM.

Vergina trip – Friday 12 July:

As part of our conference itinerary in Thessaloniki, Greece, we are pleased to announce an optional half-day excursion to the archaeological site of Vergina on Friday July 12, a site about 60 km away from the city. Participants can explore the UNESCO-listed royal tombs, including the tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, showcasing Macedonia’s ancient history and cultural heritage. For detailed information on Vergina and its significance, please refer to UNESCO’s site on Vergina (https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/780). This excursion represents a unique opportunity to engage with Greece’s rich archaeological legacy. The fee is €40 and it includes a guided tour, and a traditional greek lunch at the end of the tour, but it does not include the entrance ticket to the site.

Conference Dinner:

Join us for the Conference Dinner on Wednesday, 10th of July, at the elegant Macedonia Palace Hotel. This special evening will provide a perfect setting for relaxation, networking, and enjoyment. The dinner is priced at 55 euros per participant, offering a curated selection of gourmet dishes.

Student Grants

CCP2024 will offer a number of grants to eligible and selected student authors, who plan to present their work in person. Such grants are intended to reimburse expenses for participating in the meeting, by covering the cost of the registration fee, and/or the local hotel accommodation, and/or the airfare, as follows:

  • You must be a full-time student author in an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program, who will present your accepted paper or poster at the conference.
  • You must submit your abstract by the deadline.
  • Postdoctoral scholars (students who have completed their PhD, ScD, or MD program) are NOT eligible.

If you are eligible to apply for the grant, and you have received your official abstract acceptance notification email, you should send us an email (ccp2024gr@gmail.com) requesting the grant, along with a reference letter from your supervising professor or department head. Deadline for applications: May 2, 2024

Registration

Click to Register and pay the fee: https://forms.gle/jge4TsDQXrczdCJm9

Participants from DAC2 countries do not need to register. Instead, send an email to ccp2024gr@gmail.com with all the information for your participation.

Program

All times mentioned are Eastern European Summer times, UTC+3 (Athens, Helsinki, Bucharest, Kyiv, Cairo).
The names in the time schedule are the names of the first author of the presentation.
Notice that plenary talks are 45 min, invited talks are 30 min, while contributed talks are 15 min.
These times include 2-3 minutes for discussions.
When one clicks on a name the abstract of the presentation opens up in a new window.

All times are in Eastern European Summer Time (Athens, Helsinki, Bucharest, Kyiv, Cairo), UTC+3

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Travel

Thessaloniki international flight connections

The official travel agency of the Conference is: Air Maritime Tel.: +30 2310238326, e-mail: info@airmaritime.gr

Central Europe

Amsterdam, Berlin-Tegel, Berlin-Schönefeld, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt,Freiburg, Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Vienna, Zürich, Basel, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Brussels-Charleroi, Rome-Fiumicino, Rome-Ciampino, Milan-Malpensa, Bergamo-Orio al Serio,Pisa

United Kingdom

London (Gatwick, Luton, Heathrow, Stansted), Manchester

Scandinavia

Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen

Balkans & Eastern Europe

Belgrade, Bucharest-Băneasa, Bucharest-Henri Coandă, Budapest, Brno, Istanbul, Moscow-Vnukovo, Moscow-Domodedovo, Minsk, Ostrava,Odessa, Prague, Tirana, Krasnodar, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Yerevan, Warsaw,Kiev

Cyprus

Larnaca, Paphos

Israel

Tel Aviv

Public Transportation

Public transport in Thessaloniki is served by buses. The bus company operating in the city is the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTH) and is the only public means of transport in Thessaloniki at the moment. It operates a fleet of 604 vehicles on 75 routes throughout the Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area.] International and regional bus links are provided by at its Macedonia Inter City Bus Terminal, located to the west of the city centre.

Bus Tickets

Standard adult tickets

  • 0.90 € (purchased at a point of sale) – Valid for a single trip
  • 1.10 € (purchased at a point of sale Valid for up to two (2) trips made within seventy (70) minutes from the time of issue

Travel cards of various durations are also available .Detailed information on ticket options, bus routes and timetables is available at: www.oasth.gr

Taxi

Taxis in Greece are economic. As a rough guide a taxi within the city will cost you approximately 5€ .Between 00:00 and 05:00 a double fare will be applicable.

Transfers from Thessaloniki Airport to the city centre

The website of Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport is: www.thessalonikiairport.gr

A public bus service is available 24 hours a day from the airport to the city centre, bus number 1X or 1N. These bus services operate from the airport approximately every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 2€ one way.

The taxi fare to the city center is approximately 15–20€ from 5:00 am to 00:00 pm, while from 00:00 pm to 5:00 am expect to be charged an extra 10€ for this particular route.

Visa

Some participants will require visa to visit Greece. Please check with your travel agencies, airlines or visit the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to see if an entry permit/visa is needed. In general, citizens of most European countries, as well as those of Australia, Canada and the United States of America do not need visa for a period up to three months. A passport with at least 6-month validity period will suffice.

If you need a visa letter, please fill in the attached form below and e-mail it at: ccp2024gr@gmail.com, with the subject “CCP 2024 – Visa Letter” after you have registered for the conference with fee payment,

Visa Support Form

You should send us your request by May 10, 2024, so that there is adequate time for the appropriate procedures

Note
information furnished should be complete. Otherwise we are unable to generate a visa letter.
* visa letters will only be sent to participants who have registered and paid the applicable fee.
* you will receive your visa letter within 5 days after we received your request emailed to ccp2024gr@gmail.com with complete information.

Venue

The conference will take place at Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki.

Click here for the map location.

Attendees can take advantage of the special rate at Porto Palace Hotel for 115 euros per day (door price: 188 euros/day). To access this exclusive offer, please use the provided link:

https://portopalace.reserve-online.net/?checkin=2024-07-07&rooms=1&nights=1&adults=1&bkcode=CCP2024

The above price includes all legal taxes, breakfast at the main restaurant, outdoor parking, access to satellite WiFi internet (200 Mbps upload/download), free use of the Pulse Gym (gym by appointment).

Caution is advised regarding fraudulent hotel booking requests. Some participants have already been approached by scammers!

Scholarships

APS-DCOMP Travel/registration awards for early career participants

Young members (students and postdocs) of APS-DCOMP, who will give a presentation at CCP2023, are invited to apply for the travel/registration awards of 800 US dollars. The candidates should send an application e-mail attaching a CV to ccp2024gr@gmail.com with a Subject: APS-DCOMP award, and also ask their supervisors to send a recommendation letter directly to ccp2024gr@gmail.com. The results of acceptance or rejection will be notified to the applicants by e-mail as soon as the evaluation is completed.

EPS travel/registration awards for early career participants

Young scientists (who obtained a Ph.D. degree 6 years ago or are younger), who are studying or working at a European institution or demonstrating economic need, can receive 350 Euros and free registration fees. The candidates should send an application e-mail attaching a CV to ccp2024gr@gmail.com with a Subject: EPS award, and also ask their supervisors to send a recommendation letter directly to ccp2024gr@gmail.com. The results of acceptance or rejection will be notified to the applicants by e-mail as soon as the evaluation is completed.

Policy Statements:
 
1. Free Circulation of Scientists: The principle of the Universality of Science is fundamental to scientific progress. This principle embodies freedom of movement, association, expression and communication for scientists, as well as equitable access to data, information and research materials. In pursuing its objectives with respect to the rights and responsibilities of scientists, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) actively upholds this principle, and, in so doing, opposes any discrimination on the basis of such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, or age. IUPAP should only sponsor conferences and events at institutions and in countries that uphold this principle. If scientists are excluded from attending IUPAP-sponsored international conferences by a host institution or country on the basis of any of these factors, IUPAP should register its concern at the highest level of that institution or country, and should not sponsor any future events in that country until such exclusions have been eliminated. [ Section 1. (http://iupap.org/sponsored-conferences/conference-policies/)]
 
2. Harassment at Conferences: It is the policy of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) that all participants at an IUPAP-supported Conference will enjoy a comfortable experience, and that they will treat each other with respect at all times. The conference organisers will appoint two advisors at the conference who will consult with those who have suffered from harassment and who will suggest ways of redressing their problems, and an advisor who will counsel those accused of harassment. [Section 4 IUPAP Conference Policies, weblink (http://iupap.org/sponsored-conferences/conference-policies/)].

Contact us

Conference Secretariat: ccp2024gr@gmail.com

Conference Chair: panos@auth.gr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61554761670977

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ccp2024gr

Conference Organizing Company

ABRI Consulting and event Planning
https://abri.gr/en/

Sponsors

Department of Physics