15th International SPHERIC Workshop POSTPONED !

the new dates: June 8-10, 2021

venue: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark NJ, US


The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and the SPHERIC Steering Committee (SC) have decided unanimously, and with great regret, to postpone the 2020 International SPHERIC Workshop in the US. The global situation with COVID-19 makes it impossible to run the event this year.

The LOC and SPHERIC SC have therefore postponed the 2020 International SPHERIC Workshop to the new dates of June 8-10, 2021, with the venue being confirmed as New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark NJ. 

Please note that all abstracts received this year are forfeited, whether accepted or rejected. Consequently, no paper submission is solicited at this time.
A new abstract submission process will open in late 2020.

At this moment, we invite you to stay safe, remain at home (if possible) and take every precaution to help bring this trying time to an end.


Date: 8th - 10th June 2021

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: to be announced in due course!

Please visit workshop website for all details: https://www.spheric2020.com/