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Open Source CFD International Conference 2010
This year's Open Source CFD International Conference will build upon the considerable interest and success of those who are using, programming and deploying open source CFD solutions.
Date: November 4, 2010 - November 5, 2010
Location: Eurostars Grand Central, Munich, Germany
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Organizer: ICON Technology & Process Consulting Ltd.
Deadlines: July 16, 2010 (abstract), November 3, 2010 (registration)
Type of Event: Conference, International

The Open Source CFD International Conference, announced M. Macura, P&G, Dr. D. Schmidt, University of Massachusetts and B. Perens, Open Source Advocate, will be part of the 2010 keynote lineup at this year's conference in Munich.

P&GMatthew Macura of Procter&Gamble, USA has been confirmed as the opening industrial keynote speaker on Thursday, 4 November. Macura, head of the technology sections at P&G's Global Process Development Facility, will talk about science & engineering questions behind everyday products.

University of MassachusettsMatthew Macura's opening session is followed by an analysis of multi-scale challenges in multiphase CFD, presented by Dr. David Schmidt, invited acadamic keynote speaker and Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Schmidt's research is in the fluid mechanics of two-phase flow. For his PhD., he studied cavitation in diesel fuel injector nozzles. Since then, he has focused more on sprays and flash-boiling. He is studying primary atomization, droplet collision, non-Newtonian atomization, and new numerical methods for sprays. His research will help diesel, gasoline, and aircraft engines operate efficiently while producing less pollution.

Bruce PerensThe third keynote of the day will be delivered by Bruce Perens, prominent open source advocate. Perens is one of the founders of the Open Source movement in software. He created the Open Source Definition and published the first formal announcement and manifesto of open source. He co-founded the Open Source Initiative.

In addition to addresses by these distinguished keynotes, the conference will feature various expert contributors in the field of Open Source CFD. The preliminary agenda is now available to download from, featuring presentations from CFD specialists in industry and academia from 14 different nations. The agenda covers the current best practices and state-of-the-art in Open Source CFD and associated technologies, providing attendees with the most comprehensive overview of the technology available.

To register or learn more about the 4th annual Open Source CFD International Conference, visit

We look forward to seeing you in Munich.

Event record first posted on March 16, 2010, last modified on October 29, 2010

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