AiiDA is a flexible and scalable informatics' infrastructure to manage, preserve, and disseminate the simulations, data, and workflows of modern-day computational science. The PRACE-MaX tutorial is targeted at about 40 students, postdocs and researchers interested in applying high-throughput computations in their research, and in particular to those interested in learning how to use the AiiDA platform.
The tutorial will be held by members of the AiiDA developers team (Sebastiaan Huber, Leonid Kahle, Giovanni Pizzi, Martin Uhrin and Spyros Zoupanos). Moreover, two scientific talks will be given by Giovanni Pizzi (Discovering two-dimensional materials from high-throughput computational exfoliation of experimentally known compounds) and Leonid Kahle (Fast screening of solid-state lithium-ion conductors) on their research using AiiDA and high-throughput.
By the end of the tutorial the students should:
Researchers in materials science, chemistry and related fields interested in applying high-throughput computations in their research, and in particular to those interested in learning how to use the AiiDA platform.
Participants are typically expected to bring a poster. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject "PATC - AiiDA tutorial - Poster session" indicating the title and a brief abstract (max 1500 characters).
Registration and attendance are free of charge for the selected applicants. The lunch for the three days will be offered to all the participants and some grants are available. In order to be eligible for a grant, you should not be funded by your institution and you should also work & live outside the Bologna area. The grant will be 300 euros for students working and living outside Italy and 150 euros for students working and living in Italy (outside Bologna area). It will be provided after the end of the tutorial, after a certified attendance to the lectures (minimum 80%) and some proof regarding the place of work or residence.
Further information about how to request the grant, will be provided at the confirmation of the course: about 3 weeks before the starting date.
The number of participants is limited to 40 students. Applicants will be selected according to their experience qualification and scientific interest BASED ON WHAT WRITTEN IN THE "Reason for participation" FIELD OF THE REGISTRATION FORM. Please indicate your Python level in the registration form and if you would like to attend a preliminary Python course the days before the tutorial.
An evening buffet will be offered by the H2020 MaX Centre of Excellence to all participants on the second day of the course.
The tutorial will take place at CINECA in Bologna. Information on how to go to CINECA, can be found at the following link https://www.cineca.it/en/content/how-reach-us-bologna
A list of suggested places for accommodation will be given upon acceptance. Possible locations to stay are Casalecchio Di Reno and Bologna (around 30 mins away from CINECA).
Start of registration: February, 3rd 2018
End of registration: April, 30th 2018
Contact of successful applicants: May, 7th 2018
The programme includes a tutorial on the AiiDA code, and two scientific talks on their research using AiiDA for high-throughput computations:
Giovanni Pizzi (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Title: Two-dimensional materials from high-throughput computational exfoliation of experimentally known compounds
Leonid Kahle (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Title: Fast screening of solid-state lithium-ion conductors
Programme Day 1 (Wednesday)
Programme Day 2 (Thursday)
Programme Day 3 (Friday)
The tutorial organisers (Nicola Spallanzani, Spyros Zoupanos, Giovanni Pizzi) acknowledge financial support by PRACE and by the EU Centre of Excellence MaX “MAterials design at the eXascale” (grant no. 676598).