The 14th International Conference on

Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics
in Complex Systems

Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, August 22 - 26, 2005

  Outline of the Conference
The 14th International Conference on Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics in Complex Systems (DSFD 2005) will be held in Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, from August 22 to August 26, 2005. The aim of the Conference is to provide the opportunity to present recent progress and to obtain information about new direction for leading researchers working on discrete simulations of fluid dynamics in a broad sense. The following subjects will be included in the scope of the conference:
  • lattice gas automata
  • the lattice Boltzmann equation
  • dissipative particle dynamics
  • smoothed-particle hydrodynamics
  • direct simulation Monte Carlo
  • stochastic rotation dynamics
  • molecular dynamics
Conference poster

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  Site of the Conference
The conference will take place in the Clock Tower Centennial Hall in Yoshida Campus of Kyoto University. The campus is located in the north-east part of Kyoto City and is close to Higashiyama and Kitashirakawa zones that contain many historically and touristically important temples and gardens.

International Organizing Committee
Bruce Boghosian (Tufts University)
Jean Pierre Boon (Brussels)
Nikolai V. Brilliantov (Moscow)
Hudong Chen (Exa Corp.)
Shiyi Chen (Johns Hopkins University)
Yu Chen (University of Tokyo)
Bastien Chopard (University of Geneva)
Peter Coveney (University College London)
Dominique d'Humieres (ENS Paris)
Takaji Inamuro (Kyoto University)
Raymond Kapral (University of Toronto)
David R. Noble (Sandia National Laboratories)
Ping Sheng (Hong Kong University of Sci. & Tech.)
Peter Sloot (University of Amsterdam)
Sauro Succi (University of Rome)
Ruibao Tao (Fudan University)
Local Organizing Committee
Takaji Inamuro (Kyoto University)
Yosuke Matsukuma (Kyushu University)
Taku Ohwada (Kyoto University)
Nobuyuki Satofuka (University of Siga Prefecture)
Hiroshi Sugimoto (Kyoto University)
Michihisa Tsutahara (Kobe University)
Kazuhiro Yamamoto (Nagoya University)
  Keynote Lectures
The following keynote speakers are expected.
  Registration Fee
The registration fee is 25,000 JPY (Japanese Yen) for a regular participant, 15,000 JPY for a student, and 10,000 JPY for an accompanying person.

The registration desk on Sunday will be open only in the Royal Hotel (The way from COOP INN Kyoto to Royal Hotel is shown here. It is a 10-minute walk). The registration desk at the conference site will be open on Monday through on Friday. The registration fee can be accepted only by cash.

All the speakers are asked to send a one-page abstract by e-mail to
before May 1, 2005.

A tentative program is shown here. Keynote talks are limited to 45 min. for presentation and 5 min. for discussion. Other regular talks are limited to 20 min. for presentation and 5 min. for discussion.

  Journal Publication
Full-length refereed papers based on presentations at DSFD2005 will be published as regular articles in a special issue of the journal of "Applied Numerical Mathematics" or "Mathematics and Computers in Simulation" (both are published by Elsevier) as the proceedings of DSFD2005. Please send your manuscript according to the following instructions.
  1. The deadline of paper submission is October 31, 2005.
  2. Electronic submission is encouraged. Please submit a pdf file with a source file (Elsevier latex style file) to the following address:
  3. Each manuscript should be limited within 6 pages.

  Banquet and Excursion
The registered participants are invited to attend a banquet and an excursion held during the conference.

A number of rooms are reserved in Kyoto Royal Hotel, which is a high-standard hotel located in the central and shopping district of the city, and COOP INN Kyoto, which is an economical hotel also located in the center. There is a frequent service of the city bus between the center and the campus: a 15-minute ride from Kyoto Royal Hotel and a 20-minute ride (plus 10-minute walk) from COOP INN Kyoto. For information and reservation, please click here. The reservations should be made no later than July 30, 2005 because hotels are crowded in Kyoto.

  Access to Kyoto from Kansai International Airport
The nearest international airport to Kyoto is Kansai(Osaka) International Airport. From the airport to Kyoto, we recommend the following two ways:
  1. Railway: JR West (Kansai Airport Line), Limited Express "Haruka" (fare/time table)
  2. Shuttle Bus: MK Taxi, "Skygateshuttle" (reservation required -- follow the link)
The way #1 is faster (73min.). It arrives at Kyoto Station, so you have to take a taxi or bus to the hotel. The way #2 takes more (2hours), but it directly reaches the hotel.

  Access to Conference Site from Hotel

Click here to find the way to the Clock Tower Centennial Hall of Kyoto University.


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  Address for Correspondence
DSFD 2005
Attn. Takaji Inamuro
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Graduate School of Engineering
Kyoto University
Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

Phone: +81-75-753-5791
Fax: +81-75-753-4947