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CFD 2003 --- 11th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada
CFD is commonly used in many application areas, each of which has made important advances on the state of the art. CFD 2003 seeks to attract participants across the full spectrum of CFD research and applications to encourage crossfertilization.
Date: May 28, 2003 - May 30, 2003
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Organizer: Carl Ollivier-Gooch
Deadlines: December 16, 2002 (abstract), April 25, 2003 (registration)
Type of Event: Conference, International

Scope of the Conference

From its origins as a tool primarily for use in aerodynamics, usage of computational fluid dynamics has spread to a wide range of other fields, such as biofluid mechanics, geophysics, atmospheric flows, and so on. Each subspecialty has made its own advances on the state of the art, but these advances do not necessarily propagate to other application areas. This year's conference seeks to build from our historical solid base in ``traditional'' applications of CFD to also include users in other areas, laying the groundwork for future cooperation and collaboration. Contributions from all sectors are solicited, across the full spectrum of CFD research and applications, including, but not restricted to:
Automotive Bio-fluid mechanics Heat and mass transfer
Aerospace Combustion Other industrial applications
Aero-acoustics Environmental flows Multi-phase flows
Algorithms Fluid-structure interactions Non-newtonian flows
Atmospheric flows Free surface flows Turbulence modeling


CFD 2003 will be held at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites in Vancouver, BC, hosted by the University of British Columbia. The Coast Plaza is located in downtown Vancouver, two blocks from English Bay Beach, three blocks from Stanley Park (home of the Vancouver Aquarium), and close to many excellent restaurants, hotels, and shops. The downtown area is easily accessible from Vancouver International Airport.

Technical Program

The format of the conference will be similar to that in past years, including (in addition to contributed papers)
  • Four keynote lectures (topics and speakers TBA)
  • Hardware and software vendor exhibits
  • Code validation challenge
  • Student paper competition
  • Short course (topic TBA)
  • Reception and banquet
The official languages for CFD 2003 will be English and French. Papers and presentations will be accepted in either language.

Papers will be accepted on the basis of reviewed abstracts, which should be between 500 and 1000 words in length. Figures and tables can be added. Deadline for submission of abstracts is December 16, 2002. Submissions can be made either by hardcopy or electronically through email attachment (PDF or Postscript format, please), and should include the author name(s), affiliation and email contact information. Please send abstracts to:

  • By email:


  • By hardcopy:

  • Carl Ollivier-Gooch, CFD2003 Secretariat
    Dept of Mechanical Engineering
    University of British Columbia
    2324 Main Mall
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Key Dates

December 16,  2002 Abstract submission
January 27, 2003 Notification of acceptance
mid-March, 2003 Submission of final manuscripts
April 25, 2003 Advanced registration and hotel bookings
Event record first posted on August 23, 2002, last modified on August 24, 2002

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