11th symposium on Discovery, Fusion, Creation of New Knowledge by Multidisciplinary Computational Sciences

CCS International Symposium 2019

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Today, computational science is an indispensable research methodology in the basic and applied sciences, and contributes significantly to the progress of a wide variety of scientific research fields. For multidisciplinary computational science based on the fusion of computational and computer sciences, frequent/regular opportunities of communication and collaboration are essential. Center for Computational Sciences (CCS) at University of Tsukuba aims at improving such collaborations between different research fields. In this symposium, plenary speakers in various fields of computational sciences will give us talks on research frontiers, comprehensible to researchers and graduate students in other fields. In 2010, the CCS was recognized under the Advanced Interdisciplinary Computational Science Collaboration Initiative (AISCI) by MEXT, and has since provided the use of its computational facilities to researchers nationwide as part of the Multidisciplinary Cooperative Research Program (MCRP). Now, from 2019, this program is open worldwide. In the symposium, recent results of the MCRP (2018 & 2019) will be reported in a poster session.

Date and Venue

Date:Oct. 15, 2019 [Tue] 
Venue:International Congress Center EPOCHAL TSUKUBA “Hall 300”, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Reception : Restaurant ESPOIR (1F)

Program (tentative)

Oct. 15 (Tue) 10:30 – 17:50
10:30-10:40 Opening Address
Hideo Kigoshi (University of Tsukuba, Vice President)
Taisuke Boku (University of Tsukuba, Director of CCS)
10:40-11:10 “Computational challenges in particle, nuclear and astro-physics”
Shoji Hashimoto (KEK)
11:10-11:40  “Reaction mechanism of water splitting in photosystem II revealed by QM/MM calculations”
Mitsuo Shoji (University of Tsukuba)
11:40-12:10 “Configuration-interaction shell-model calculations for nuclear structure physics”
Noritaka Shimizu (The University of Tokyo)
13:20-14:00 “GPU-accelerated microscale atmospheric boundary layer modeling with FastEddy”
Jeremy Sauer (National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA)
14:00-14:30 “Black holes and holography”
Goro Ishiki (University of Tsukuba)
14:30-15:00 “High-Performance Custom Computing with FPGA Cluster as Off-loading Engine for Supercomputers”
Kentaro Sano (RIKEN Center for Computational Science, R-CCS)
15:00-16:20 Poster session (Report of MCRP-2018 & 2019)
16:20-16:50 “Radiation magnetohydrodynamics simulations of accretion flows onto black holes”
Ken Ohsuga (University of Tsukuba)
16:50-17:20 “Fusion of massively parallel data-driven science and novel measurement technology for surface structure analysis”
Takeo Hoshi (Tottori University)
17:20-17:50 “Molecular simulations of ion channels to investigate voltage-dependent conformational change and drug-induced blockade”
Tohru Terada (The University of Tokyo)
18:00-20:00 Reception (Restaurant ESPOIR)


Participants should fill out the registration form at “On-line registration” by October 4, 2019. The registration is free, and the reception fee is 5,000 JPY. 

On-line registration

Access information

– From airports to Tsukuba Center
There are two airports, Narita and Haneda, in the Tokyo area. For the access to Tsukuba, Narita Airport is more convenient than Haneda. The direct highway bus to Tsukuba from Narita airport is available roughly every hour, and it takes about one hour. From Haneda airport, there are also direct bus to Tsukuba, but the service is less frequent and it takes about two hours.

– From Tokyo to Tsukuba Center
Rapid trains of Tsukuba Express (TX) Line bring you to Tsukuba station from Akihabara station in Tokyo in 45 minutes. See the following maps:
* Tsukuba Express Line (
* Tokyo Metro (

– To International Congress Center Epochal Tsukuba (



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