8th OpenFOAM Conference 2020

13 - 15 October, 2020 - Save the date

The 8th OpenFOAM® Conference will take place at the Hotel Melia in Berlin, Germany.

ESI OpenCFD is pleased to announce the dates for the 8th Annual OpenFOAM Conference. This event gives a unique opportunity to interact with users and developers across the community, and to participate in the current and future governance of OpenFOAM. This is the primary OpenFOAM event in all areas of CFD applications and process integration; useful for CFD engineers, managers, IT specialists, developers, consultants, researchers, students, and those seeking continuing professional development.

In the hope that global travel restrictions will be lifted well before October, we continue to prepare for this event as normal. Watch this space for "Call for Papers" to be announced in April, and the timetable for registrations and programme details. Stay safe, look after yourselves and families and look out for your neighbours!


Submit your paper!

We invite abstracts on the modelling and applications using OpenFOAM® in the following areas: Turbulence, Multiphase (including VoF Eulerian Lagrangian and Particle physics), Transportation including Aerospace, Ground Transportation and Marine, Numerics, Meshing, HPC/Architectures, API and Infrastructural, Documentation and Tutorial learning, Optimisation, Electrification, Combustion and Heat transfer. 

For industries and consultants, please complete the abstract template and send it to before May 31, 2020.

For students and academics, please complete the student abstract template and send it to before May 31, 2020. All student and academic research papers are eligible for the Academic Best Paper award. As in previous years, for this popular competition, ESI is pleased to fund the winner's travel and accommodation costs.

Please note that the conference fee will be waived for all approved speakers.


Be in touch with the OpenFOAM Community

The OpenFOAM conference brings together industry, researchers and consultants in all areas of CFD applications and Process integration; useful for CFD engineers, Managers, IT specialists, Developers, Consultants, Researchers, Students, those seeking Continuing Professional Development. We offer three days of technical presentations and workshops, complemented by exhibitor displays and opportunities for one-to-one meetings with experts in the field. 



Meet the experts

„Meet the Experts“ is designed to offer one-to-one sessions with the OpenFOAM experts; developers, application leads, members of the OpenFOAM Steering Committee and Technical Committee chairs. Appointments are available through the registration sheet for the conference. Please prepare your questions and book your slot! 


After the 2nd conference day, we offer several hands-on workshops. Learn more about Application Best-Practices, Optimization or OpenFOAM made-easy. The workshops are delivered by ESI OpenCFD and invited staff who have several years of experience at the sharp end of development and application, and in teaching fundamentals and higher-end practices.

The Venue: Hotel Melia Berlin

Please send your bookings to:
Hotel Melia Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 223 857 62

We have a limited number of hotel rooms allocated to the OpenFOAM Conference at a special rate.  Book now to secure one of these rooms.  Please use the the following link for booking and to receive our negotiated rate: 

What do the attendees have to say?

Why you should be part of it

  • Meet experts from various industries and research bodies
  • Find out objectively about the range of applications throughout various industries
  • Discover synergies through the combination of development tools
  • Learn how you can use our solutions in your development projects and what they can achieve
  • As always, the program is embedded in an attractive supporting programme that inspires the exchange of ideas and networking with like-minded people 

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

We have sponsoring opportunities from which you can easily choose those appropriate for your company or combine various options. Please feel free to contact us for further information or individual sponsorship ideas. We are looking forward to receiving your order form. For all questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship please contact us.


Manuela Joseph

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