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Combura Symposium - NVV 2018

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 6th August 2018

The COMBURA symposium is the major annual event for exchange of information on combustion research and its practical applications, in the Netherlands. It is an initiative of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vlamonderzoek NVV (Netherlands Association for Flame Research) and is sponsored by the Dutch section of the Combustion Institute and KIVI, section Energy and Heat Technology.

Participants from universities, research institutes, and industrial companies in the Netherlands and surrounding countries are invited. At the symposium, the latest developments and innovations in advanced combustion research will be presented, with the main focus being on the potential for application in industry. In addition, the symposium offers unique chances to expand and maintain your professional network.

COMBURA 2018 will take place on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th October 2018. The venue will be the conference hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten in Soesterberg, which is between the cities Utrecht and Amersfoort. Kontakt der Kontinenten is located in an old monastery and surrounded by forest.

Day One - Tuesday 9th October 2018

The first day of the symposium will start in the late afternoon with the NVV Members Meeting. NVV members will receive a separate invitation for this meeting. After the meeting the COMBURA conference dinner will be served. This dinner is also open to non-NVV members and COMBURA participants are invited to join. After the dinner the bar is open and participants can stay overnight in one of the comfortable hotel rooms.

Day Two – Wednesday 10th October 2018

After the opening keynote, 20 minutes talks will be given in parallel sessions by experts in the field of combustion research from universities, research institutes and companies. This call is an invitation for those who want to present their work on combustion technology at COMBURA 2018. All topics related to combustion are welcome, for example:

  • Modelling
  • Experimental work
  • Industrial and domestic applications
  • Power to gas/power to fuel
  • Fuel utilization
  • Bio-fuels
  • Flue gas cleaning
  • Carbon capture
  • Boilers
  • Heaters
  • Engines
  • Gas turbines

One of the highlights of the COMBURA symposium will be the presentation of the NVV Combustion Award for the best Master’s Thesis in the area of combustion technology. The winning young expert will give a lecture about his/her combustion research project. In the poster session “Work in Progress” new research results will be presented. The best three posters will be rewarded with the Combustion Institute Poster Prize. The symposium will be closed by a keynote lecture.

Call for papers – deadline 18th September 2018

You are invited to submit the title of your 20 minutes talk before 21-8-2018 to the COMBURA Conference Office (combura@vlamvereniging.nl). Those who are selected for an oral presentation will be notified as soon as possible after this date. After acceptance you will be asked to prepare an abstract of your presentation in Word or PDF (maximum 2 pages) for publication in the Book of Abstracts. Deadline for submitting abstracts is 18th September 2018.

Call for posters – deadline 18th September 2018

Participants from industry, research institutes, universities and others are invited to submit posters with recent research results. If you intend to present a poster, please send the title of your poster to the COMBURA Conference Office (combura@vlamvereniging.nl). After acceptance you will be asked to prepare an abstract of the presented research in Word or PDF (maximum of 2 pages) for publication in the Book of Abstracts. Deadline for submitting posters is 18th September 2018.

For the poster presenters, a prize will be awarded. The prize for the best poster is €150. The second and third prizes will be €100 and €75, respectively. The poster prizes are sponsored by the Dutch Section of the Combustion Institute.

Registration and ticket prices

Registration can only be done via the following website: www.combura.nl. If you wish to stay overnight, please register as soon as possible to make sure that your hotel room is available. Registration fee includes lunch, coffee/tea, drinks and the digital Book of Abstracts.

Ticket prices are:

  • € 25 Bachelor/Master/PhD students
  • € 60 NVV members
  • € 80 KIVI members
  • € 120 others
  • € 40 conference dinner
  • € 100 Overnight stay (single room)

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