International Workshop on Modeling in Crystal Growth


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Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa


At Keauhou Bay, Big Island, HI

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Preliminary Program Now Available!

About the Workshop

IWMCG-9 is the ninth in a series of workshops focusing on modeling of bulk crystal growth and thin film epitaxy.  The workshops, held approximately once every three years, have been highly successful at bringing together crystal growth researchers from university, industry, and government laboratories around the world to report on the latest advances in crystal growth modeling. 

The first eight workshops were successfully convened in Parma, Italy (1989), Durbuy, Belgium (1996), Hauppauge, New York, USA (2000), Fukuoka, Japan (2003), Bamberg, Germany (2006), Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, USA (2009), Taipei, Taiwan (2012), and Spa, Belgium (2015).  Now, for the first time, the workshop will be held in Hawaii, a beautiful venue, equidistant between America and Asia, that is easily accessible from all continents.

Topics will include the mathematical and computational modeling of:

- Melt and solution growth of bulk and substrate crystals
  by Bridgman, VGF, CZ, FZ, EFG, and other methods 

- Vapor growth of epitaxial layers and thin films via CVD,
  MBE, ALE, and other methods

- Crystal growth mechanisms taking place at a nano-,
  meso-, and macro scales

- Microstructure and defect formation processes during
  crystal growth

- Non-traditional crystal growth processes and systems

In addition, modeling advances for crystal growth will be featured, such as:

- Multi-scale, multi-physics coupling

- Model-based control and model-based design

- Advanced numerical techniques, including parallel
  computation and GPU-based approaches

- Bifurcation and stability analyses

- Phase-field, level-set, and fixed-mesh methods

- Cellular automata and Lattice-Boltzmann methods

IWMCG-9 will 
be an open forum for synergistic discussions, allowing for fruitful exchange between industrial, academic, and scientific participants from diverse fields.  The workshop will include invited and oral presentations, poster sessions, and industrial exhibits.

Volcanic Activity Will Not Impact the Conference

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The recent, much reported activity of the Kilauea volcano is not expected to impact the Workshop in any significant way, and we urge participants to make their travel plans to attend.  The Kilauea volcano is over 90 miles away and separated by the southwest flank of Mauna Loa from the conference site at Keauhou Bay.  

Kilauea is the most active volcano in the world and has been erupting continuously since 1983.  While trade winds occasionally blow volcanic gasses (vog) up the Kona coast, the wind typically keeps it on the mountain side or out to sea.

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Preliminary Program

Important Dates

Abstract submission Late News submission is open

July 17, 2018

Registration is open 

July 17, 2018

Abstract acceptance notification

August 1, 2018

Preliminary program posted

August 21, 2018

Early registration closes

October 21-24, 2018
Workshop in Kona, HI