Past events

International Conference on Computational Science and its Application

July 1st to 4th, 2020 - Cagliari, Italy, from (


The ICCSA conference will move to online. The dates will most likely remain the same (1-4 July 2020), although some activities may be rearranged and adapted to better suit time differences and the online presentation and discussion formats.

Some important matters relating to the virtual conference of ICCSA 2020 are as follows:

  1. All accepted paperswill be published by Springer in its LNCS series as a post-conference proceedings;

  2. The new registration fees will be a single flat rate of 150€ per paper;

  3. Paper submission deadline and important dates stay the same:

  • April 26: deadline for paper submission to the General Tracks (individual workshops may have different dates)

  • May 24: Notification of Acceptance

  • June 15: Submission deadline for the final version of the Proceeding Paper

More information will be available in ICCSA website soon.

  1. workshop on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry and its Applications (TCCMA).

  2. workshop on Computational Astrochemistry (CompAstro)

1. Theoretical and Computational Chemistry and its Applications (TCCMA).


Noelia Faginas-Lago — (Università degli Studi di Perugia),

Andrea Lombardi -- (Università degli Studi di Perugia)


•Molecular Dynamics simulations of complex systems; strategies for optimisation of the computing resources (parallel and distributed computing)

•Basis sets for the quantum treatment of molecular dynamics and intermolecular interactions in gas phase and gas-surface systems

•Simulations of energy transfer processes relevant for atmospheric chemistry, astrochemistry, gaseous flows and plasmas

•Stereodynamics and chirality of molecular collisions

•Dynamics and kinetics simulations reusing the computed electronic structure information generated by ab initio calculations from specific databases

•Design and implementation of accurate and fast algorithms for parallel and distributed platforms (such as Grids and Clouds) to maximize performances extending the available information on molecular interactions

•Quantum chemical calculations for molecular structure and dynamics (DFT, TDDFT, Car–Parrinello molecular dynamics....)


· full paper or poster submission 26 April 2020 for General Track and Theoretical and Computational Chemistry and its Applications (TCCMA) session

· notification of Acceptance 24 May 2020;

· submission deadline for camera ready paper and registration 15 June 2020.

The deadline for paper submission is February 29, 2020.

2. workshop on Computational Astrochemistry (CompAstro)

Organizers: Cecilia Ceccarelli, Université Grenoble Alpes,

Stefano Falcinelli, Università degli Studi di Perugia,

Marzio Rosi, Università degli Studi di Perugia,

Dimitrios Skouteris, Master-up – Perugia,

Program Committee Members:

Daniela Ascenzi, Università degli Studi di Trento,

Nadia Balucani, Università degli Studi di Perugia,

Albert Rimola, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,

Piero Ugliengo, Università degli Studi di Torino,

Fanny Vazart, Université Grenoble Alpes,

The themes of the Workshop include (but are not limited to):

  • Potential energy surfaces of species relevant in astrochemistry

  • Thermodynamics of reactions relevant in astrochemistry

  • Calculation of kinetic parameters associated with reactions relevant in astrochemistry

  • Modelling dust and icy grain structures and properties

  • Modelling processes at the grain surfaces

The deadline for paper submission is February 29, 2020. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 26TH !

Information on submission of abstracts :

The authors can submit abstracts and papers to your session accessing the electronic submission site:

The user has to register before the submission.

From her/his personal page she/he will be able to submit first an abstract (phase 1), then a full paper (phase 2), selecting your session from the list of sessions in the submission forms.

The author will be able to update the paper until the submission deadline.

From this URL you can monitor the number and the details of the submissions.

Please consider that the assignment is dynamic, and the papers will appear in your list only if the author selected your session in the last submission she/he made.

Europlanet Science Congress 2020 (Virtual meeting)


Session EXO3

From Protoplanetary Disks to Small Bodies, Planets and their Atmospheres

Since the discovery of the first exoplanet in 1995 more than 4000 exoplanets have been detected to date. This indicates that planet formation is a robust mechanism and nearly every star in our Galaxy should host a system of planets.

However, many crucial questions about the origin of planets are still unanswered: How and when planets formed in the Solar System and in extra-solar systems? Are protoplanetary disks massive enough to form the planets cores? And what chemical composition do planets and primitive Solar System bodies inherit from their natal environment? Is the chemical composition passed unaltered from the earliest stages of the formation of a star to its disk and then to the bodies which assemble in the disk? Or does it reflects chemical processes occurring in the disk and/or during the planet formation process?

A viable way to answer these questions is to study the planets formation site, i.e. protoplanetary disks. In the recent years, the advent of ALMA and near-infrared/optical imagers aided by extreme adaptive optics revolutionised our comprehension of planet formation by providing unprecedented insights on the protoplanetary disks structure, both in its gaseous and solid components.

The aim of this session is to review the latest results on protoplanetary disks; to foster a comparison with the recent outcomes of small bodies space missions (e.g. Rosetta, Dawn, Hayabusa 2, OSIRIS-REX) and ground-based observations; and to discuss how these will affect the current models of planet formation and can guide us to investigate the origin of planets and small bodies and of their chemical composition.

Please note that due to the pandemic, EPSC2020 will be held as a virtual meeting on 21 September – 9 October 2020.

The deadline for abstract submission is *** 24 June 2020, 13:00 CEST ***.

Information on how to submit an abstract can be found at the following link:

Machine-learning meets Chemistry

17-18th of February 2020 - Chemistry Department, University of Torino

The Chemistry Department of the University of Torino organizes the Colloquium: “Machine Learning meets chemistry”, to be held on the 17-18th of February 2020 at the Chemistry Department.

The consensus on the applicability of Machine Learning (ML) techniques within the chemistry community has been so rapid that it is urgent for the chemists (teachers, researchers and students) to grasp, at least, the basic foundations and applications of ML in diverse fields of chemistry. To fulfill that objective, the invited speakers will deliver talks for a general non-expert audience with the purpose to stimulate possible involvement/collaboration in the ML field.

The “ML meets chemistry” workshop belongs to the PhD Programme in Chemical and Materials Sciences of the Doctoral School of the University of Torino.

Attending this event is completely free, but registration is mandatory to facilitate the organization of the event.

We invite you to join the Colloquium at this link. Please register as soon as possible.