July 14-19, 2024
Kobe International Conference Center, Kobe, JAPAN

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ICCFD12 Sponsors

Thank you to the Sponsors of this year's conference.

ICCFD12 Hosting Organizations

Join Us in Kobe for 2024

The next ICCFD conference will be held in the exotic and beautiful port city of Kobe, and will include a combination of inspiring plenary talks, keynotes and technical sessions of the latest fundamental and applied CFD research. In addition, there will be a chance to meet new and old colleagues at a number of social events.
You can download the flyer of ICCFD12 from here.


ICCFD is a leading international conference devoted to all innovative aspects of CFD, fundamental and applied. This biennial event began in the year 2000 with the merger of two important CFD conferences: the International Conference on Numerical Methods in Fluid Dynamics (ICNMFD), and the International Symposium on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ISCFD).


ICCFD12 is devoted to all innovative aspects of CFD, basic and applied. Subjects of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Innovative algorithm development and data science technologies for flow simulations: higher-order methods, iterative methods, parallel algorithms, high-performance computing, mesh adaption, grid generation, meshless methods, immersed boundary methods, level-set methods, artificial intelligence (AI), and optimization algorithms
  • Advances in modeling of flow physics in the areas of: steady and unsteady flows, compressible and incompressible flows, flows in porous media, hypersonic and reacting flows, turbulence (transition, DNS/LES, etc.), multi-phase flows, boundary layer stability, and vortex dynamics
  • Advanced multidisciplinary applications using the above mentioned technologies: aeroacoustics, flow control, biomedical fluid mechanics, large scale applications, verification and validation methods, and turbomachinery
We invite you to submit an abstract for a paper and a talk.

Proposed Topics

  • Numerical methods
  • Incompressible/compressible/hypersonic flow
  • Turbulence flow
  • Multi-phase flow
  • Higher order methods
  • Reduced order models
  • Unsteady problem
  • Reacting flow
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Aero-acoustics
  • Mesh generation/adaptation
  • Turbulence simulation(DNS,LES,RANS)
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Optimization
  • Data science and AI
  • High performance computing
  • Industrial applications


Abstract deadline
January 29th, 2024 (Closed.)
Notification of Acceptance
March 21st, 2024   March 14th, 2024
Registration Opens
March 21st, 2024
End Early Registration
May 31st, 2024
Final Paper Deadline(*)
July 3rd, 2024
(*) Submission of the final paper is mandatory, while its format is flexible, including extended abstract or presentation slides.
Those submitted in full-paper format will be reviewed and possibly selected as articles in the special issue of Computers and Fluids.


Presenting at ICCFD12

Guidelines for Papers and Presentations

Submissions to the conference proceedings

Submission to the conference proceedings is mandatory. Submission can be in the form of full papers, extended abstracts or oral presentation slides. Please note that the conference proceedings will exclusively be available in a digital format; no physical copies will be issued.

They must be submitted via the Confit online submission system , no later than July 3, 2024 . Only files in pdf format, in A4 portrait format with a maximum file size of 10 MB and no more than 25 pages will be received. The paper number will be automatically appended to your submission file, so there is no need to enter it.

Following a thorough review process, selected full length papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of Computers and Fluids. The following templates must be used for submissions of full papers:

Instructions for Oral Presentations

Each talk in the conference will have a half-hour slot, comprising a 20-to-25 minute talk followed by a 5-to-10 minute question and answer session. Session chairs will indicate to you if/when you are running short on time during your talk.

The conference will NOT provide computers for presentations. Speakers are kindly requested to bring and use their own laptop.

Each room will be equipped with an LCD projector with an HDMI connector and a screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Please test your laptop with the projector in your session room during the coffee break before your presentation.

Instructions for Poster Presentations

Please prepare a printed poster in A0 size in portrait format (118.9 cm height × 84.1 cm width).

Each poster will be displayed on a panel with accompanying pins throughout the conference. By Thursday (July 18), please display your poster on the panel with your poster number. The presence of authors at their posters will be required for the Thursday evening session (16:30-18:30)

Please be sure to take your poster home after the conference.

There is no difference for Oral and Poster presentation except for presentation style, thus submission to the conference proceedings is mandatory for poster presentation as well.

Abstract Submissions

The abstract submission was closed.

The abstract submission was closed on January 29th. Thank you for submitting your abstract!

ICCFD expects active research exchange at the conference, and welcomes participation from many research teams. Thus, three or more submissions from the same research group may affect its acceptance.

Registering for ICCFD12

Registration is now open. Register now through the conference registration site.


90,000 JPY (until May 31th)

100,000 JPY

  • Full access to the conference
  • Reception
  • Banquet
  • Lunches


40,000 JPY

* A copy of student ID is required to be uploaded.
  • Full access to the conference
  • Reception
  • Banquet
  • Lunches

Note: Presenting authors need to complete their registration by May 31 (Early-bird registration deadline) to ensure their presentation is included in the final conference program.


A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the Kobe Portopia Hotel, adjacent to the Kobe International Conference Center.

The link to the web page for booking the hotel at the special rate can be found after logging in to the conference registration site.

Also, there are many affordable hotels in downtown "Sannomiya" area, which is 15min. away from the conference site by train.

VISA information

If you require a visa to enter Japan, please upload the necessary files through the registration system after paying the registration fee and completing registration. The format of the necessary documents can be downloaded from the registration system.

We recommend that all necessary documents be uploaded by April 5, 2024, as it will allow sufficient time for us to prepare the necessary documents and you to apply for the VISA. All the documents necessary for VISA application will only be issued after the registration has been completed.

ICCFD12 Venue

Venue location info and gallery

About Kobe City

Kobe is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture with its population of about 1.53 million, designated by government as one of twenty major cities in Japan. Located between the sea and the Rokko mountain range, Kobe is also considered one of Japan's most attractive cities for both domestic and international tourists. Kobe has also been an important port city for many centuries, and was among the first to be opened to foreign trade in the 19th century. In 1995, Kobe was hit by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. Today the city has recovered completely from the disaster, and few signs of the terrible event remain. Kobe is home to many attractions: Arima Onsen, one of the oldest Hot Springs in Japan; The "ten-million-dollar night view" from the top of Mt. Rokko; Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world; Kobe beef, the world-famous melt-in- your-mouth beef; Sake breweries, where you can see how sake is produced. Kobe is close to three airports in the Kansai area (Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport, and Kobe Airport) and has a Shinkansen station (Shin-Kobe), offering excellent access, from both international and domestic locations.

Kobe International Conference Center

  • It is located at the center of Port Island, an artificial island, 10 minutes from the center of Kobe (Sannomiya).
  • This center has the Main Hall, with a capacity of 692 people, and the prestigious International Conference Room, with a capacity of 360 (in a theater-style layout) where UN and inter-governmental conferences have been held.
  • Its Reception Hall has removable partitions to broaden the usage of the adjacent International Conference Room. There is a total of 21 medium to small meeting rooms, including one with a maximum capacity of 200 people. Each floor has a spacious lounge and lobby and can be reserved for exclusive use in exhibitions, poster sessions, etc.

Access to the venue

To reach the Kobe International Conference Center, please get off at Shimin-Hiroba Station on the Port Liner.

Access from Kansai International Airport (KIX), Osaka International (Itami) Airport, and Shin-Kobe Station (Shinkansen) to Shimin-Hiroba Station are as shown in the figure.

For more information, please visit the following websites:

Access to RIKEN R-CCS

To reach the RIKEN R-CCS for registration and Fugaku-tour on Sunday evening, please get off at the nearest station of the Portliner "Keisan Kagaku Center". It is a 5-minute walk from the station. Please be sure to take the Portliner bound for Kobe Airport (some Portliners do not go to the "Keisan Kagaku Center" station).

Plenary Speakers

Confirmed speakers for ICCFD12

Takayuki Aoki

Takayuki Aoki

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Stephane Zaleski

Jesse Chan

Rice University, USA

Haecheon Choi

Haecheon Choi

Seoul National University, Korea

Gianluigi Rozza

Gianluigi Rozza

SISSA, Italy

Eiji Shima

Eiji Shima

JAXA, Japan


Young CFD Investigator Award

The award is the contribution from the committee members under the agreement of committee members of "International Nobeyama Workshop in honor of Prof. Kunio Kuwahara" that was held several years ago for his remarkable contribution to CFD and international collaborations.

Professor Kunio Kuwahara undertook pioneering numerical studies on the vortex method in the 1970s. From then to the early nineties, he developed numerical analyses on a variety of three-dimensional unsteady phenomena of incompressible and compressible fluid flows and/or complex fluid flows using his own supercomputers with academic and industrial co-workers and members of his private research institute, ICFD in Tokyo. For his contributions to CFD, Professor Kuwahara received Awards from the Japan Society of Automobile Engineers and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1992, the Computational Mechanics Achievement Award from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1993, and the Max Planck Research Award in 1993. He received the Computational Mechanics Award from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers again in 2008. Professor Kuwahara also supported the development of the Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics, whose office is located in the same building as ICFD. Professor Kunio Kuwahara passed away on 15 September 2008, at the age of 66.

Conditions for Applications:

  • Candidates shall be 35 years old or younger.
  • Selection is based on both the quality of the paper and the presentation. Therefore a presentation of the paper by the candidate is required.
  • Recipient is selected by the ICCFD executive board members from the presenting applicants.
  • The award will be presented during the conference banquet on Thursday evening.
  • A Plaque and a grant of $300* will be presented to the award recipient in the conference banquet.
    (* at the yen/dollar currency rate in July 2016 when the award was established)

Special Events

Welcome Reception

The weclome reception is scheduled for Monday night (July 15, 7 PM) at Ariston Hotel Kobe.

The ticket is included in the registration fee.


The banquet is scheduled for Thursday night (July 18, 7 PM) at Kobe Portopia Hotel.

The ticket is included in the registration fee.


The excursion is scheduled for the afternoon of our final day (July 19). We'll explore the historic Himeji Castle, the tranquil Kokoen Garden, and the traditional Nadagiku Sake Brewery. The excursion ticket includes lunch boxes.

Excursion ticket is NOT included in the registration fee. Please purchase the additional option through the conference registration system.

Note: This event is now sold out.

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