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Format of the MPI Workshop

The MPI Workshop is a lively, 5-day interaction on problems of interest to science and industry. On the first day, the industry representatives present their problems to the whole group. The nature of these problems vary widely from those requiring basic physical modeling to those requiring significant computation (a partial list of problems brought to previous workshops is included under About MPI). For the rest of the week, the workshop participants break up into small working groups consisting of senior faculty and scientists, graduate students, and the industrial representatives to discuss and tackle the problems in an informal setting. On the last day of the workshop, an academic representative from each group presents the results obtained and discusses possible future directions. A written report detailing the progress made during the workshop is prepared subsequently and given to the industry representatives, and when possible, made public.

The format of the workshop is not strict and some variation is possible. For example, while representatives from industry are strongly encouraged to stay and participate during the full week, a partial week participation can be arranged. The MPI 2008 Organizing Committee is committed to working with representatives from industry to meet their needs and we are especially interested in encouraging new contacts with industry while maintaining existing ones.

Program Format

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Industrial Presentations Problem Work Sessions Problem Work Sessions Problem Work Sessions Final Presentations
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch  
  Preliminary Presentations Preliminary Presentations  
Dinner Cookout  

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