October 14 (Sunday)-18 (Thursday), 2012, Kobe, Japan

Group photograph taken on October 16                  

Conference poster:      
pdf (8.6 MB)  jpg (1.8 MB)

Welcome to Japan for the

Conference on Computational Physics (CCP2012)
for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering
and related academic fields and industrial applications

Nichii Gakkan, Hyogo-ken Kobe-shi Chuo-ku Minatojima Minamimachi 7-1-5
and Integrated Research Center of Kobe University, convention hall
and K computer building


August 12, 2013

The proceedings have been published as JPCS Volume 454 - IUPAP-CCP 2012.

October 30, 2102

October 24

The presentation files of the plenary talks are available.

October 10

The final program is now available.

September 30

The poster program is now available.

September 25

Tentative program and schedule updated again.

September 16

Tentative program and schedule updated.

September 6

The IUPAP Young Scientist Prize winner was announced.

August 31

More than 400 participants have already registered.

August 21

Tentative schedule of plenary talks and invited parallel-session talks uploaded,

July 27

Student registration fee reduced to 5000 yen.

July 26

Announcement of the panel discussion "Will computational science be able to provide answers to serious problems of human society?", on October 18th.

Announcement of the guided tours to the K Computer.

May 1st

Registration opens.


Purpose and concept of the CCP2012

The Conference on Computational Physics (CCP) is organized annually under the auspices of the Commission 20 of the IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics).

The CCP is an international conference, whose aim is mainly to report and discuss the most recent topics in computational physics and its applications to research and industry. It treats with particular care also issues related to education in developing countries without enough infrastructure for computation.

In 2012 the CCP is being organized in Kobe, Japan, also in the occasion of the opening of the K computer (until May 2012 ranked first and presently second of the TOP500) for shared use.

We have organized the CCP meeting in Japan a little differently from the previous ones. Our goal is to encourage strong communication among different fields and to foster new collaborations between fundamental research and applications, through the commonality of numerical methods.

So we have:

  • Sorted the parallel sessions on the basis of numerical methods, namely there is a session on finite-difference methods, one on particle-dynamics methods, one on Monte Carlo methods, and so on, with contributions from different fields of physics and related subjects (see Scientific program).
  • Tried to select invited speakers that are able to effectively present a comprehensive overview of the past, present, and future of their research field, and to illustrate which are the best strategies to obtain (numerical) solutions in the specific research (see Invited speakers).

The CCP2012 is co-organized by:

Osaka University
Kyoto University
Kobe University
University of Hyogo
The Japan Physical Society (JPS)
The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)

This conference is also endorsed by:

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology in Japan (MEXT)
The Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS)
Association of Asia-Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS)
European Physical Society (EPS)
American Physical Society (APS)
The Asahi Shimbun (The Newspaper Co LTD)
The Kobe Shimbun (The Newspaper Co LTD)

The conference is supported by:

The Institute of Laser Engineering (ILE), Osaka University
The Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP), Osaka University
The Earth Simulator Center (JAMSTEC)
Chinese Physical Society (CSP)


The conference is financially supported by:

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund (JEC Fund)
Kobe Convention & Visitor Association
Nakauchi Tsutomu Convention Promotion Foundation

Fujitsu  NEC

Finally, we highly recommend to consider spending some additional time in Japan also before or after the conference, in order to experience wonderful historical and modern places like Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, and Osaka, to mention only some of the ones closest to Kobe.

CCP2012poster Kobe
                                night view

Night view of Kobe