European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meeting

3-6 April 2017

 MontePorzio Catone (near Rome), Italy


The registration to EDRFCM-2017 is now open. To register, you must go to the University of Nottingham Online Store:

and press "Book Event" button to purchase (1) Full Conference Fee at £260 for non-members. If you are an ERCOFTAC member, you can purchase (2) Discounted Conference rate at £225 instead. If you have an accompanying Guest, you can purchase a separate (3) Accompanying Guest Conference Dinner at £35. The conference dinner is included in the conference fee for all meeting participants. The detailed description of the Event Package is given on the "Packages" tab. As a new customer, you need to register with the University and open a new Online Store account by following the instruction.

Please complete your registration as soon as possible. The registration will be closed on 26 March.

Meeting website

Official meeting website is where one can find further details including contact information and travel directions.

Special theme issue of Flow Turbulence and Combustion

Selected contributions from this meeting will have the opportunity to contribute to a theme issue of FTaC (Springer), after following the full review process. 


All laminar & turbulent drag reduction and flow & noise control studies,including: riblets, surface roughness, compliant walls, polymer &surfactant additives, synthetic jets, super-hydrophobic surfaces, flexiblestructures, wall oscillations, travelling waves, flow separation control, plasmaflow control and electro-magnetic control.


ProfessorMaurizio Quadrio, Politecnico di Milano,

Professor Paolo Luchini, Università degli Studi di Salerno,

Professor Kwing-So Choi, University of Nottingham,

Meeting Venue

The meeting will be held in Villa Mondragone in Monte Porzio Catone (near Rome), Italy. The area, about 20km south-east of the city of Rome, encompasses the Alban Hills and a number of towns, among which are Monte Porzio Catone and the near Frascati. The Castelli are known for their wines and food; being a volcanic area, they include two lakes (lago di Albano and lago di Nemi) which occupy former craters. Since early Roman days the Castelli have provided a green refuge from the city and still today Romans flock to the area on hot summer weekends. 

Villa Mondragone is a magnificent building located in the middle of a park on top of a hill, enjoying a beautiful view towards Rome. Villa Mondragone, currently owned by University of Rome Tor Vergata, is a former summer residence of the Pope; it's there for example that Pope Gregorius XIII in 1582 issued the Bolla Pontificia (i.e. a charter of the Pope) titled Inter gravissimas which created the Gregorian calendar, i.e. the way we still employ today to measure time in the western world. 


We had reserved a number of rooms at Hotel Villavecchia but unfortunately we have just been notified that this hotel has unexpectedly gone out of business.

We now recommend the following hotels instead, but feel free to search yourself and we strongly advise that you book your accommodation as soon as possible:

Hotel Colonna 3*  B/B rates are single at 75€, double 95€, triples 110€, and quadruples 120€, wifi included.  This hotel is within walking distance of the conference site (15mins). *Limited availability

Grand Hotel Villa Tuscolana 4*  Luxury hotel within the park. B/B rooms starting from 65€ wifi included.  This is not located in the town but a free shuttle is available to/from Frascati Train Station.

Hotel Villa Mercede 4*   This hotel is quite a long walk from Villa Mondragone so might not suit everyone.  There are 20 rooms on hold for us at prices comparable to the above.

Key Dates

Abstract submissiondeadline: 16 January 2017

Notification of acceptance:1 February 2015

Meeting: 3-6 April 2017