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Parallel computing conference to bring experts to Indianapolis

International Conference on Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics, sponsored in part by IU Pervasive Technology Institute, slated for May 14-17

The 30th International Conference on Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics (ParCFD) is set for May 14-17, 2018, at the Omni Severin Hotel in Indianapolis. ParCFD is an annual conference devoted to the discussion of recent developments in parallel computing and its applications to the field of CFD and related disciplines. It is sponsored in part by the IUPUI School of Engineering and the IU Pervasive Technology Institute.

Computational fluid dynamics play a critical role in science and engineering discovery, and we are excited to have the 30th ParCFD conference come back to Indianapolis.

Whitney Yu, ParCFD conference chair and associate professor, IUPUI Department of Mechanical Engineering

The ParCFD conference was founded in 1989 by IUPUI Chancellors Professor Hasan Akay and professor Akin Ecer, both in the mechanical engineering department. IUPUI hosted the second ParCFD conference in 1990. 

“Computational fluid dynamics play a critical role in science and engineering discovery, and we are excited to have the 30th ParCFD conference come back to Indianapolis,” said Whitney Yu, ParCFD conference chair and associate professor, IUPUI Department of Mechanical Engineering. “And while we are welcoming national and international scholars to Indianapolis, we also cordially invite local researchers to attend.”

Razi Nalim, ParCFD conference co-chair and executive associate dean for research and graduate programs, IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology, said, “By collaborating with NASA and the aerospace industry to solve difficult problems in aerodynamics and jet engines, IUPUI engineering became distinguished in high performance computing early on. This year, the world’s top experts in parallel CFD will rediscover IUPUI and Indianapolis, and we will be delighted to host them.”

The conference will feature talks by industry experts including John M. Deur of Cummins, Inc. and Marius Stan of Argonne National Laboratory. The agenda also includes contributed and invited papers and panel discussions. Topics of interest will include:

  • Parallel algorithms and solvers
  • Extreme-scale computing
  • Mechanical and aerospace engineering applications
  • Medical and biological applications
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Multi-scale and multi-physics applications
  • Software frameworks and GPU computing

Interested in presenting? The deadline for abstract submission is Jan. 29. You will be notified by Feb. 26 if your paper is accepted, with full paper submission due before July 31.

Registration information
Register before March 14 to take advantage of the early bird rate ($600). Regular registration ($650) is March 15 through April 14, and late registration ($750) is available after April 14. The student rate is $350.

For conference details, information on sponsorship opportunities, and to register, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~parcfd18/.