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ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival 2007
The ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival will be held in the august surroundings of the Belgian Royal Academy from 29th to 31st October. The first day - Modeling & Simulation: Significant Achievements & Hard Lessons - is devoted to key issues in applied fluid dynamics affecting industry. The second day is devoted to the da Vinci Student Competition and prestigious prize award as well as the Science Forum. The ERCOFTAC Committee meetings will be held on the third day
Date: October 29, 2007 - October 31, 2007
Location: Belgian Royal Academy, Brussels, Belgium
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Organizer: ERCOFTAC
Application Areas: General CFD
Deadlines: October 29, 2007 (registration)
Type of Event: Program, International

The European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion (ERCOFTAC) continuously strives to strengthen and deepen co-operation and collaboration between the industrial and the European research and science communities. ERCOFTAC also seeks to stimulate interest in applied fluid dynamics amongst young researchers in Europe and to engage them in the exciting developments being pursued by leading academics and research institutes. The annual Autumn Festival is motivated entirely by these aspirations and, as such, is a key event in the ERCOFTAC calendar. This year the Festival will be held from the 29th - 31st October in the august surroundings of the Belgian Royal Academy.

29th October, Industry Day.

Modelling and Simulation : Significant Achievements and Hard Lessons

The day will be dedicated to the current state-of-the-art in industrial practice, emerging technologies and, most importantly, the harnessing of capability to meet industrial needs and aspirations. The programme will comprise a number of key-note lectures and presentations from highly experienced, leading figures drawn from the industrial and scientific/academic communities. These lectures will set the scene for an open discussion which will be facilitated by an expert panel. The aim is to identify those key challenges in modelling and simulation, both across sectors as well as specific to individual sectors, that must be surmounted in order to realise current ambitions for engineering design and validation. The most promising technical pathways for meeting these challenges will also be debated. The outcome will inform the formulation of future ERCOFTAC policy and action.

30th October, Leonardo da Vinci Student Award and Science Forum

Each year, the ERCOFTAC national centres invite those students who are about to complete, or who have recently completed PhD studies in an aspect of applied fluid dynamics to submit a summary to a national panel. Three of these are then selected from each nation for entry in to the Europe-wide Leonardo da Vinci Award. Five finalists from this group are then selected by an international panel of experts to present their work during the morning of the second day of the Festival. The afternoon is devoted to a Science Forum in which the leading activities of the ERCOFTAC research axis are presented and discussed. The day ends with the award of the 2007 Leonardo da Vinci Prize to the best student. On the lighter side, the day is always great fun involving a host of young people rooting for their candidate.

31st October, Meeting of the ERCOFTAC Scientific and Industrial Committees and the Managing Board.

Registration and Expression of Interest ( )

The first two days of the Festival are open to both members and non-members of ERCOFTAC. Delegates from outside Europe are especially welcome. A modest registration fee will be charged in order to cover organisational costs.

Registration for the two day festival (29th and 30th October), including the evening reception

ERCOFTAC Members 	100 Euros
Non Members 		160 Euros

Single day registration (either 29th or 30th October)

ERCOFTAC Members 	70 Euros
Non Members 		100  Euros
Students pursuing full-time studies can register for free.

Registration or expression of interest can be done on line at

Event record first posted on September 14, 2007, last modified on September 25, 2007

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