DSFD 2010
5-9  July , CNR -Piazzale Aldo Moro 7- Rome, Italy

We are pleased to announce that the 19th International Conference on the Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics (DSFD 2010) will be held in  Rome, Italy, on July 5-9, 2010. This conference is being organized by CNR and University of Rome, "Tor Vergata". The DSFD series of conferences originated with the historic 1986 Los Alamos conference organized by Gary D. Doolen. Since that time, the DSFD conferences have emerged as the premiere forum for researchers in the field, and many exciting new discoveries in lattice models of fluid dynamics have been first announced at DSFD conferences.

Topics emphasized at these meetings include lattice gas automata (LGA), the lattice Boltzmann equation (LBE), discrete velocity methods (DVM), dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), smoothed-particle hydrodynamics (SPH), direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC), stochastic rotation dynamics (SRD), molecular dynamics (MD), and hybrid methods. There will be sessions on advances in both theory and computation, on engineering applications of discrete fluid algorithms, and on fundamental issues in statistical mechanics, kinetic theory and hydrodynamics and their applications in Micro, Nano and Multiscale Physics for emerging technologies. Other topics of interest also include theoretical and experimental work on interfacial phenomena, droplets, free-surface flow, and micro and nanofluidics.  The DSFD 2010 program includes a series of tutorial lectures on some of the main themes of the conference. We wish to encourage participation from researchers at all stages of their career, from students to senior researchers.

It is a pleasure for us to thank all participants  for the great success of the conference. We had about 130 oral presentations and 160 participants from more than 30 countries!!

A selection of contributions to the conference will be published as  a two-volumes special issue of Philosophical Transactions A (Royal Society,  London)
All participants will be invited to submit a full length paper for the dedicated Theme issues of Philosophical Transactions A (Royal Society, London). All submitted papers will follow a standard independent peer-review process. Papers must be submitted  by email to dsfd2010@gmail.com  before 15 October 2010.  There is a strict limitation of 8 pages printed in the Journal style.  For the initial submission is enough to send a pdf file of the paper already prepared according the Royal Society style.  You can consult here file formatting instructions: http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/site/misc/style-guide.xhtml

When preparing the manuscript, you must also use the file rspublic.cls.

A strict selection procedure will be  followed due to maximum page limitations for each volume.

Submission timeline:

15 August 2010 : communication of intention to submit by email to us dsfd2010@gmail.com

15 October 2010 : submission of all papers due (max 8 pages, strictly enforced, send a pdf file prepared according the RS style to dsfd2010@gmail.com)

15 November 2010 - 1 December:  referee reports returned to authors

15 January 2011: submission of all revised manuscripts

15 February 2011: upload of all final electronic manuscript copy

April/May/June: publication of online and hard copy versions of the two issues.

Local Organizing committee

Gino Bella, Roberto Benzi, Luca Biferale, Mauro Sbragaglia  (University of Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy)
Massimo Bernaschi, Luciano Pietronero, Sauro Succi (CNR-ISC & IAC, Roma, Italy),
Stefano Ubertini (University of Naples, Parthenope, Italy)