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12th Annual Conference of the CFD Society
Call for Paper for the 12th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Ottawa, May 9-11, 2004
Date: May 9, 2004 - May 11, 2004
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Deadlines: January 9, 2006 (abstract), March 22, 2004 (registration)
Type of Event: Conference, International

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 plasma instability studies in fusion, biofluid mechanics, species studies in quantum chemistry, geophysics, atmospheric flows, and so on. Each subspecialty has made its own advances on the state of the art, but thirst for larger memory and faster computational execution time is pretty universal. The challenges in CFD have certainly not been limited to aerospace applications alone, as marine scientists and other non-aeronautical researchers have shared the frustrations of turbulence modelling, accurately simulating transient phenomena fundamental to viscous flows, or even the inadequacies of background meshes to resolve the intricacies of small-scale effects. This year's conference seeks to identify future trends in CFD particularly with reference to unsteady flow studies, scope of turbulence modeling including advances in LES and DNS and other grid convergence related problems universal to numerical modeling. Contributions from all sectors are solicited, across the full spectrum of CFD research and applications, including, but not restricted to:

• Automotive • Environmental • Multi phase Flows Flows • Aerospace • Non Newtonian • Fluid Structure Flows • Aero acoustics Interactions • Turbulence • Algorithms • Free Surface flows Modeling • Atmospheric Flows • Heat and Mass Transfer • Bio fluid Mechanics • Industrial Applications • Combustion


CFD 2004 will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa, hosted by the Institute for Aerospace Research (IAR) of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located in downtown Ottawa and is within walking distance from Parliament Hill, world-class museums and close to many excellent restaurants and shops. The downtown area is easily accessible from Ottawa International Airport.

Technical Program

The format of the conference will be similar to that in past years, including (in addition to contributed papers)

• 3 or 4 Keynote lectures (topics and speakers TBA)

• Hardware and software vendor exhibits

• Code validation challenge

• Student paper competition

• Reception and banquet

The official languages for CFD 2004 will be English and French. Papers and presentations will be accepted in either language however, no simultaneous interpretation will be provided at the conference.

Instructions for Preparing Abstracts

All abstracts received by the deadline date of December 16, 2003 will be reviewed provided that the abstract is received in an MS WORD or PDF document for PC (only electronic submissions will be accepted for review).

The submission of abstracts will be reviewed for presentation and must be prepared in strict adherence to the instructions listed below (sample of abstract format follows instructions) :

1) Please type, single spaced, an abstract of no more than 1000 words (2 pages of 8.5” x 11”) in Times Roman 12 pt or similar proportional typeface. Figures, tables can be added.

2) The title should be brief (15 words or less) and specific; it should reflect the content of the presentation. Please do not use abbreviations in the title. Type in upper case letters using 12 pt Times Roman, centre text and bold. This should be followed by two blank lines.

3) Using no more than 120 characters, type author (s) name (s), initial (s) in italics, upper and lower case letters; underline the name of the presenting author. The affiliation, city, country are to be in upper and lower case.

4) Allow two blank lines between the authors and affiliations and the beginning of the abstract.

5) The abstract should substantially outline the content of the presentation, including conclusions. Text should be left and right justified leaving a 1” margin on both sides as well as 1” on each of the top and bottom of the page. Type in upper and lower case letters. DO NOT EXCEED the two-page 1000-WORD LIMIT.

6) Any equations, graphs, etc. within the abstract should be clearly typed and not handwritten.


TITLE (12pt Times Roman Bold centered)

I.M. Presenting Author1, B. Author2, C. Author3

1 National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Canada
2 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA
3 Ιcole Centrale de Nantes, Mareseille, France

Your Abstract : Page should have a 1 inch margin on left, right, top and bottom. Text should be left and right justified. Type in upper and lower case letters. The abstract should substantially outline the content of the presentation, including conclusions. Make the abstract as informative as possible. Conclusions must be supported by data. The body of the abstract should include the following information: Purpose of study, Methods, Results and Conclusions. Small character-based tables and graphs may be included. DO NOT EXCEED the two-page 1000-WORD LIMIT.

File Name

Important: Save the abstract file that you wish to submit using your last name and first initial (example: SMITHJ.doc). If you submit more than one abstract use a number in your file name (example: SMITHJ1.doc, SMITHJ2.doc, SMITHJ3.doc). This will be the name of the file you are attaching for submission.


In submitting an abstract , you certify that the paper is an original contribution that has not been presented or published elsewhere and give permission to the Conference Organizers to publish it, if accepted, in the Book of Abstracts. You further agree that if your abstract is accepted, you promise to appear and present your paper or arrange for its presentation.

Papers will be accepted on the basis of reviewed abstracts and put onto a CD ROM. Both the CD ROM and a book of abstracts will be provided to each delegate at the conference.

Submission of Abstract

In your e-mail message to the Conference Secretariat please provide, along with your abstract as an attachment, your name, affiliation, full mailing address including postal code and country, telephone, fax and email contact information should and send it to:

Deadline Dates

January 9, 2003	Abstract submission 
January 27, 2004	Notification of acceptance
March 19, 2004	Submission of final manuscripts
March 22, 2004	Advanced registration and hotel bookings
For More Information
Mahmood Khalid
Institute for Aerospace Research(IAR)
National Research Council
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A 0R6
Event record first posted on September 24, 2003, last modified on January 7, 2004

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