The Local Organizing Committee is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) closely and how it may potentially affect the Workshop. At the present moment, the SPHERIC 2020 International Workshop is CONFIRMED, and registrations are open (click here for more info). We have extended the early bird registration deadline to April 10 to give more time to register under these extraordinary circumstances. Should we decide to cancel or postpone SPHERIC 2020, please note that paid registrations will be refunded. 

Date: 15th - 18th June 2020

Location: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark USA

SIG: SIG40 Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics

Organisers: Angelantonio Tafuni, University Heights, Newark NJ, USA

The SPHERIC International Workshop has taken place in Europe every summer since 2006, with two additional Asian workshops, one that took place in October 2017, and one that will take place in January 2020.

For the 15th edition of the International SPHERIC Workshop, a member university from the United States of America has been chosen. This choice is expected to bridge the scientific activities and interests of the European and American SPH communities, as well as universities and research institutions from nearby countries. The SPHERIC Workshop brings together the global academic and industrial research community, with attendance to recent workshops ranging from 100 to 130 delegates.

The proposed programme for the 15th Workshop includes:

  • A preliminary training day including two theoretical lectures and hands-on training with SPH open-source tools. The training day is aimed at PhD students and other researchers new to the field, but open to all.
  • Keynote lectures by:
    Dr. Dan Negrut from University of Wisconsin, Madison (US),
    Dr. Steven Lind from University of Manchester (UK),
    Dr. Wenxiao Pan from University of Wisconsin, Madison (US).
  • Approximately 60 research presentations of 13 minutes each in a single plenary session.
  • A Panel discussion on designated topics, featuring questions submitted by delegates in advance.
  • Award of the Libersky Prize for the best paper and presentation by a student at the workshop.
  • A conference cruise dinner around Manhattan, NYC, aboard the Duchess Yacht by World Yacht.

To maintain high scientific and technical quality of the event, and to foster the community ethos, the workshop is organized in a single plenary session. Presentations are proposed by way of abstracts, which are peer-reviewed by the scientific committee. Selected speakers are then required to provide a 6-8 page paper, which appears in proceedings. To support young researchers, SPHERIC offers the Libersky Prize for the best presentation and paper by a PhD student. Approximately one quarter of the presentations are typically given by students. Industry participation is strongly encouraged.

Of SPHERIC’s 14-member steering committee, three members are from industry. One of the two panel discussions will have an industry theme and will be coordinated by an industry member. One of the five SPHERIC Grand Challenges is “Applicability to Industry”. The event will be advertised directly to an industry audience.

Important Dates:

  • February 07, 2020: Abstract Submission Deadline
  • February 21, 2020: Announcement of Selected Abstracts
  • April, 10, 2020: Registration Deadline (Early Bird Rate)
  • April 21, 2020: Full Paper Submission
  • April 28, 2020: Author Registration Deadline
  • May 31, 2020: Registration Deadline (Regular Rate)
  • June 15, 2020: Training Day
  • June 16-18, 2020: Workshop

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