KIM Content Carnival (March 13-16, 2012)


KIM Content Carnival


Come to Minnesota during spring break on March 13-16, 2012 for a 4-day event, all expenses paid, to learn about KIM and make your potential compatible with the KIM Application Programming Interface (API).

  • Learn about KIM and become involved in this exciting project
  • Make your potential "KIM-compliant"
  • Upload your potential to <> and make it widely available
  • Learn inter-language programming skills
  • Interact with colleagues and make new friends
  • Participants can be reimbursed for travel expenses and can receive local housing and an honorarium:
    • Airfare up to $500 domestic/$1000 international
    • 5-Night local housing provided
    • Honorarium of $350

Date: March 13-16, 2012

Location: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Requirements: Participation is by invitation only (see To Apply below). Applicants should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Proficiency with a unix development environment and one or more of the following languages: C, C++, FORTRAN 77, FORTRAN 90.
  • Have a working computer implementation of a potential in one of the languages listed above that they would like to port to KIM.
  • Bring a laptop computer with wireless internet.
  • There are no limitations on nationality.

To Apply: Applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis. There are a limited number of places so APPLY EARLY! The application deadline is Friday, Feb 17, 2012. To apply send an e-mail to (Prof. Ellad Tadmor, University of Minnesota) with the following information:

  • Full name and Affiliation
  • Mailing address
  • Position (faculty member, postdoc, graduate student, researcher, etc.)
  • One paragraph describing the potential you propose to port to KIM. Briefly describe the potential, which materials it can model and what it was designed to do. Give a reference if the potential has been published. Priority will be given to potentials that can be implemented as KIM Model Drivers (i.e. potentials that read in parameters and therefore constitute an entire class of potentials (such as Lennard-Jones) as opposed to a single black box potential.)
  • Do you need financial support to attend? (Opting out will allow us to support more participants.)