DSFD 2008

Important note: There were changes in JSTAT submission rules for our Special Issue. For more details click here.

Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
August, 4-8, 2008

We are pleased to announce that the 17th International Conference on the Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics (DSFD 2008) will be held in Florianópolis, Brazil, on August 4-8, 2008.

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 2008 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.


Florianópolis is an exceptionally beautiful city. It is hard to choose the most gorgeous beach, the most romantic lagoon, the most charming place. The magic of the island captivate all who visit it. Its 320 thousand inhabitants have excellent facilities: great universities, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and an intense night life. It is the Brazilian state capital with the best life quality. Colonized by immigrants from the Azores island, the city is marked by their architecture from the colonial period. The people, extremely warm, speak with a peculiar accent. Its 100 beaches offer the right place for all kinds of water sports: surf, rowing, sailing, sand-board, jet ski, diving, wind-surf, etc. Schooner trips are offered to several islands where visitors see different fortresses built by the Portuguese in the 18th century. It is a city to be visited year-round.