The first edition of SNA+MC 2010 was held in Tokyo in 2010. This joint international conference on “Supercomputing in Nuclear Application (SNA)” and “Monte Carlo (MC )” will be renewed;SNA+MC 2013 will be held in Paris from 27 to 31 October 2013.
The long-standing solidarity that exists between the growth of computers dedicated to scientific calculations and that of the Monte Carlo methods, from the theoretical point of view as well as its general usage, certainly legitimizes such a convergence.
The first ambition of SNA+MC 2013 is to review recent breakthroughs in HPC and in Monte Carlo, as well as in the usage made of them in the very varied fields of nuclear applications.
SNA+MC 2013 will take place under the hallmark of transdisciplinary work, encompassing types of interdependent physical phenomena and different physical scales (from infra-femtometric level to macroscopic level). Theorists, experimentalists, developers and end-users will address such issues as the rapid growth of computing power (moving towards Exascale) with awareness of today’s complex realities, experience and digital experience, in the various worlds of industry, applied and/or fundamental research institutions and academia, whose borders and connections vary from one country to another.
The conference aims to highlight renewed strategy and simulation paradigms, and to identify future conceptual and technological breakthroughs. The objective is to increase the predictive capacity of the calculation tools designed and developed by teams of engineers and researchers all over the globe. The idea is to improve the performances accordingly in terms of calculation time, usability and maintainability. All these factors are indeed crucial for the central question of the role of a global nuclear application economy, including safety, optimizations and costs.
Studies and research may be presented orally and/or with posters. A dedicated area for posters will be reserved for the Monte Carlo codes with the option of demonstrations. Exhibition stands will be proposed to institutional players in the areas of research, academic training and scientific information.
SNA+MC 2013 wishes to offer an exchange of views forum, mutually beneficial to members of both the research community and the industrial community, not restricted to nuclear applications.
It is anticipated that the best manuscripts will be published in an international revue, after the usual selection process.
As previously, graduate students are strongly invited to attend this conference and to present their research; the best submissions will be rewarded.
Finally, SNA+MC 2013, attuned to the social and cultural contexts of science and technology, will be held at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie de la Villette in Paris.
The proximity of the Ourcq canal and the green open spaces of the Parc de la Villette, together with the gastronomic and artistic surroundings, will enable participants to combine utility with pleasure for five full days of work and exchanges. This will also contribute to the success warmly anticipated for the SNA+MC 2013 conference.