European Computational Science: The Lincei Initiative: from computers to scientific excellence


The aim of this Forward Look is to develop a vision on how Computational Sciences will evolve in the coming 10 to 20 years. Based on a scenario of how this field will evolve and on the needs of the scientific community, a strategy will be presented aiming at structuring software and hardware support and development at the European level. The initiative of this Forward Look is taken by the atomic-scale materials simulation community, but the outcome will be of interest to other Computational Science communities as well. Implementation of the recommendations of this Forward Look should lead to an advanced cyber-infrastructure that allows Europe to maintain its leading position in this field. 

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More information are available in the full proposal  

Final LINCEI Forward Look Report


Organising Committee meetings:

- Kick-off meeting, Strasbourg, 29 May 2006
- Working plan, Brussels, 5 July 2006
- Working session, Lyon, 31 January 2007
- Working session, Brussels, 18 July 2007
- Working session, Rome, 9 November 2007 

Scientific Workshops:

  • Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • Quantum Molecular Sciences
  • Computational Science
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Life Sciences
  • Atomic Simulations

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Duration: Spring 2006 to Spring 2008