We are pleased to announce that the Community Modeling and Analysis System (CMAS)
conference is coming to the Asia-Pacific in 2018. The 1st CMAS-Asia-Pacific conference will be held
on May 21-23, 2018 in Beijing, China, jointly with the 6th Air Benefit and Cost and Attainment
Assessment (ABaCAS) Conference. The joint conference is hosted by Tsinghua University, and
organized jointly by South China University of Technology, Zhejiang University, University of North
Carolina, and University of Tennessee with the support from China Ministry of Environment, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Energy Foundation. The joint conference aims at
providing a high-level platform for air quality scientists, model developers and policy makers from
various disciplines to exchange ideas and views on key issues related to atmospheric model
development and applications to address environment and climate issues from local to global
scales, especially in some Asia-Pacific countries where the air pollution is still a severe problem.
In addition to the two-day conference (May 22-23), a one-day training workshop (May 21) on the
"Community Multiscale Air Quality Modeling System (CMAQ)" and "Air Benefit and Cost and
Attainment Assessment System (ABaCAS)" will also be provided to air quality modelers, managers
and scientists of interest with demo and hands-on sessions on cutting-edge air quality decision
support and modeling assessment tools.