The “Total Energy” Workshop has been held traditionally in Trieste every two years since 1987. This year, the Workshop is about recent progress in electronic structure methods and their applications. The aim is a critical discussion of methods and of possible combinations and challenging applications. It has become one of the most popular regular events of the international ab-initio electronic structure community. This event also has the ambition to reach out to countries where the electronic structure community is not traditionally as strong as in Europe, the USA and Japan, in coherence with the missions of its traditional host institution, the ICTP.
This event took place at the ICTP Leornado Building in the Budinich Hall. The format included 24 (long) oral presentations given by invited speakers and a total of 110 poster presentations. The workshop was attended by a total of 240 participants (including directors and speakers) from 27 countries.