Final announcement


10-12 December 2012

Toulouse, France

We are pleased to announce a joint ERCOFTAC/PLASMAERO Workshop on flow control and drag reduction on 10-12 December 2012 organized with the support of ONERA, Toulouse Center.

European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meeting (EDRFCM 2012) will be hosted on 10th and 11th December 2012 by the ERCOFTAC Special Interest Group SIG20 Drag Reduction and Flow Control, where up-to-date results of experimental, numerical and analytical research into flow control and drag reduction will be discussed.

Public workshop on plasma aerodynamics will be hosted on 12th December 2012 by PLASMAERO, FP7 funded European project coordinated by ONERA, which seeks to demonstrate how DBD and spark discharge plasma actuators could be used to control aircraft aerodynamic flow. This has been achieved through an enhanced understanding of their physical characteristics and an in-depth study of how they are optimised to influence the air flow properties.

Workshop topics

All flow control and drag reduction techniques, including riblets, roughness, vortex generators, compliant walls, polymer & surfactant additives, micro-bubbles,wall and flow oscillations, travelling waves, blowing/suction, synthetic jets, MEMS, electro-magnetic control and plasma flow control.

Final programme and abstracts

The final programme and abstracts can be downloaded from here.

The session starts at 1:30 PM on Monday, 10 December and ends at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, 12 December 2012. There will a Workshop dinner on Wednesday evening where you are all invited.

Workshop dinner

Workshop dinner will start at 7:30 for 8:00 PM at "Brasserie les Arcades", 14 place du capitole.

Presentation guidelines

Please check your paper in the draft programme to find out whether your paper is allocated in the Oral session or in the Poster session.

Oral session: The duration of each oral presentation is 25 minutes, consisting of 20 min. presentation and 5 min. discussion.

Poster session: The posters should be size 0 in Portrait, which will be kept throughout the Workshop. The poster viewing takes place during the coffee break from Monday to Wednesday.


The deadline for registration is 30 November. It would not be possible to attend the Workshop dinner if you fail to register by the deadline. Registration can be made here.

The registration fee is 150 EUR, which includes a Book of Abstracts, lunches on two days and a social event and workshop dinner on 12th December 2012. Registration fee can be paid at the registration desk during the Workshop using a credit card. Alternatively, you can make a bank transfer to our bank. You can also send a purchase order requesting for an invoice. All the details are given in the Workshop registration website.

Meeting venue and hotels

The workshop will be held at Hotel Mercure Toulouse Compans-Caffarelli in Toulouse city centre. The room price at this hotel is 139 EUR per night including breakfast. To obtain this specially negotiated price, you must mention "Joint ERCOFTAC/PLASMAERO Workshop" at the time of booking. List of other hotels nearby can be found in:


Transfer to/from airport

The Airport Shuttle can take you from Toulouse Blagnac Airport to city centre, stopping in front of Hotel Mercure Toulouse Compans-Caffarelli. The Shuttle runs from 5:30 am to midnight in every 20 minutes. Further information can be found here.

Organizing committee

Prof. Kwing-So Choi, University of Nottingham, UK

Prof. Cameron Tropea, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany

Mr. Daniel Caruana, PLASMAERO Coordinator, ONERA, France

Contact information


Kwing-So Choi

University of Nottingham


Tel: +44 (0)115 951 3792

PLASMAERO Public Workshop

Isabelle Forcier



Tel: +33 (0)5 67 80 02 65