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International Workshop
Advancements in Mesoscale Materials Modeling
Cutting-Edge Formulations, Simulations, and Applications


Welcome to the international workshop on "Mesoscale Material Modeling", an interdisciplinary event involving contribution at the crossroads between scientific computing, applied mathematics, condensed matter physics, and material science. With this workshop, We aim to gather experts in the field of material modeling across scales to discuss current advancements and future challenges. The event will take place in an informal environment, with opportunities for in-depth discussions, fostering cooperation and exploring potential collaborations for future projects.

Key topics

  • Pattern formation and the interplay of physical phenomena at the mesoscale

  • Elasticity and plasticity properties of diverse materials

  • Modeling of defects like dislocations and grain boundaries

  • Advancements in modeling techniques (PFC, MD, MC)

  • Analogies across different scales and systems

  • Novel applications

Everything at a Glance

1.  Time and Venue 

2. Invited Speakers

3.  Abstract Submission & Registration

4.  Book of Abstract and Program (TBA)

5.  Additional Information

6.  Organizers and Acknowledgements

Time & Venue

Date:  Dec. 2nd (9am) - Dec 4th (4pm)

Location: Dresden, Germany


                 Institute of Scientific Computing

                   Building Z21 - Room Z21/250

                   Zellescher Weg 21, 01217 Dresden.



Invited Speaker (preliminary)

  • Ken Elder  (Oakland University, Rochester)

  • Luiza Angheluta   (University of Oslo)

  • Andreas Menzel  (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg)

  • Steven Wise  (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

  • Michael te Vrugt  (University of Cambridge)

  • Håkan Hallberg  (Lund University)

  • Simiso Mkhonta  (University of Eswatini)

  • Igor Zlotnikov  (TU Dresden)

  • Hartmut Löwen  (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

  • Brandon Runnels  (Iowa State University)

... others to be announced ...

Abstract Submission & Registration

Abstract Submission

Submit your contribution including title, author(s), affiliation(s), abstract, and references, sending an email to preferably using this tex template (please send both .pdf and .tex file).

- Deadline: 31.08.2024.

- Notification of acceptance: 15.9.2024


Registration information will follow the notification of abstract acceptance.

The conference fee for contributed talks will be 50 Euro.

Please contact the organizers for any additional request / information,

Book of Abstract & Program ( TO BE ANNOUNCED)

Additional Information

Getting to Dresden

by Train : You can find possible connections here, Deutsche Bahn (to "Dresden Hbf").

by Coach : You can take a Flixbus to Dresden central station (Dresden Hauptbahnhof) or RegioJet (e.g. from CZ)

by Airplane :

  • To Dresden: Dresden has its own airport (code: DRS). From (DRS) you can take the S2 (towards Pirna) to get to the main station. Simply get a single ticket (Ticket zone Dresden) from the DVB which costs about 3€. Tickets can be purchased at the yellow ticket machines or online on Deutsche Bahn (from "Dresden Flughafen" to "Dresden Hbf").

  • To Berlin + Bus/Train: It may be convenient to fly to Berlin (BER) instead of Dresden. From BER Berlin Brandenburg Airport, you can take the S45 towards "Berlin Südkreuz" and change there into an ICE (fast train) which takes you to Dresden Hbf. There are also some direct ICE connections directly from the airport. Deutsche Bahn (from "Berlin Flughafen" to "Dresden Hbf"). The journey takes about 3h. You may also want to check out if there is a Flixbus heading to Dresden. These take about 2h40m, see Flixbus.

  • Prague + Bus/Train It may be convenient to fly to Prague (PRG) instead of Dresden. You can take a bus (the 119) calling directly in front of the exit from the airport towards the station "Nádraží Veleslavín." There, you can switch to the Metro lines, which take you to the main station after one additional change or a short walk. From the main station in Prague there are regular trains and Flix buses which bring you to Dresden Hbf. Getting from the airport in Prague to Dresden Hbf usually takes 3h to 4h


  • Other popular areas to explore Dresden: i) City center (Altstadt) is 15-20 min via tram from IWR. ii) Dresden Neustadt is 25-30 min via tram from IWR

Organizers & Acknowledgements

Dr. Marco Salvalaglio


Prof. Axel Voigt 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) / German Research Foundation - via the following research projects:

  • Emmy Noether Programme Grant "A mesoscale framework for the modeling of defects and interfaces in crystals" - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - Project number 447241406 - Project Website

  • Research Units "FOR 3013:  Vector- and Tensor-Valued Surface PDEs" - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - Project number 417223351 - Project Website

We also gratefully acknowledge the support by Förderverein für Mathematik zu Dresden e.V.

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