Call for abstract

PHYSMOD 2017 is hosted in Nantes by the Dynamic of Urban and Coastal Atmosphere group of the LHEEA lab, UMR CNRS 6598, at ECN. The workshop will take place in August 2017 from Wednesday 23rd noon to Friday 25th noon.



The aim of PHYSMOD international workshop is to bring together the community active in the physical modelling of atmospheric flow and dispersion in experimental modelling facilities such as wind tunnels or water flumes. The biennal workshop was re-established in 2001 and attracts a growing number of experts, young researchers and students active in the field. It is a unique forum where the most recent advances in fluid modelling, the state-of-the-art in experimental work and new emerging research areas are discussed and assessed in an open-minded and friendly atmosphere.


Key topics of the workshop:

  • flow and dispersion in the atmospheric boundary layer in urban areas

  • effect of roughness on transport and diffusion

  • boundary layer modelling for wind technology and wind energy research

  • test data and validation of numerical and analytical modelling tools

  • quality assurance and improvement of boundary layer modelling techniques

  • OoPs session (Obnoxious Operational ProblemS) special session devoted to experimental or operational problems and their solutions


Key dates

Abstract submission open

1st January 2017

Abstract submission deadline


Notification of acceptance

1st May 2017

Full paper (6 pages max) submission deadline

15th July 2017

Registration and payment deadline

15th July 2017

One page abstracts are to be submitted in pdf format for oral or poster presentation on the conference website.

(Please use the template in .docx or .odt)



Registration fees 250€

Fees are including lunches, wind tunnel cocktail and conference dinner.

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The event is supported by CNRS and Région Pays de la Loire.

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