Joint Franco/Belgian OpenFoam users conference

3rd French OpenFOAM® users conference

May 23rd and 24th, 2018 | Valenciennes | France


Foam-utilisateurs (French OpenFOAM® users group), the University of Valenciennes and IMT Lille Douai (University of Lille) are pleased to invite you to the third french conference of OpenFOAM® users. For the third year in a row, this event aims to bring together OpenFOAM® users as well as those interested in potential applications of the software. People from academia and industry are invited to present advances in their relevant research and development fields exchanging ideas and information in an interdisciplinarity environment. This conference will provide an ideal opportunity to develop new collaborations and to meet experts.


Chris Greenshields.
Chris Greenshields is the Director of both CFD Direct and the OpenFOAM Foundation who manages and distributes OpenFOAM. Chris began working on OpenFOAM® in 1996.
 Francesco Contino.
Francesco Contino has developed a reduction method (TDAC) in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano. This method enables the use of more detailed mechanisms in CFD simulation. It has been recently included in the official release of OpenFOAM®.

Call for Contributions

You are kindly encouraged to participate in the conference by submitting a conference talk, a paper poster or a digital poster.
We would like to keep it simple. As in previous years, the title of your contribution with a possible summary of some few lines will suffice for the submission procedure. Whenever possible, we try to accommodate everyone but the number of places being limited, a selection will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Be careful not to submit at the last minute because this year our Belgian colleagues are invited !

Important Dates

  • November, 2017 : submission process starts
  • March 1, 2018 : early bird registration
  • May 22, 2018 : late registration
  • May 23, 24, 2018 : conference date


Wednesday 23/05/2018

09:30 – 10:30 | Registration desk opens
10:30 – 10:45 | Welcome addresses
10:45 – 18:00 | Conference sessions including coffee breaks and lunch
19:00 – 23:00 | Conference banquet

Thursday 24/05/2018

08:30 – 16:00 | Conference sessions including coffee breaks and lunch
16:00 – 16:00 | Conference End
16:30 – 18:00 | Foam-Utilisateurs general assembly


The conference will be held in the city of Valenciennes (France), at University of Valenciennes, which is very convenient in terms of transportation with respecto to the city center and train station .

Registration Fees

early bird registration :  155 euros (Foam-U members) or 175 euros (Coffee breaks, Lunches and Wednesday night dinner)


If you want to become a sponsor, please contact

Organizing Commitee

France :

  • François Beaubert – University of Valenciennes
  • Talib Dbouk – IMT Lille Douay (University of Lille)
  • Julien Reveillon – University of Rouen
  • David Uystepruyst – University of Valenciennes

Belgium :

  • Francesco Contino – Université Libre de Bruxelle
  • Lilla Koloszar – von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

For any information, please contact