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.
Official meeting website is http://www.edrfcm.unisa.it/ where one can find further details including contact information and travel directions.
Selected contributions from this meeting will have the opportunity to contribute to a theme issue of FTaC (Springer), after following the full review process.Subjects
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, email@example.com
Professor Paolo Luchini, Università degli Studi di Salerno, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Kwing-So Choi, University of Nottingham, email@example.com
The meeting will be held in Villa Mondragone www.villamondragone.it 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* www.hotelcolonna.it 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* www.villatuscolana.com 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* www.villamercede.com 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.
Abstract submissiondeadline: 16 January 2017
Notification of acceptance:1 February 2015
Meeting: 3-6 April 2017
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