24th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies 19 April - 22 April 2009 Zelenogorsk, Russia Dear Colleague, We would like to invite you to submit your abstract and attend the 24 International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies. In 2009 the Workshop will be organised by the Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics, Russian Academy of Sciences, and the University of East Anglia, UK. The workshop will be held in the Aquamarin Hotel in Zelenogorsk from 19 April to 22 April 2009. Zelenogorsk is located in a gorgeous part of the Karelian Isthmus on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, about 50 km north-west of central Saint Petersburg. The International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies is an annual meeting of engineers and scientists with a particular interest in water waves and their effects on floating and submerged bodies. The Workshop was initiated by Professor D. V. Evans (University of Bristol) and Professor J. N. Newman (MIT) in 1984. In the organization and conduct of the Workshop, particular emphasis is given to the participation of younger researchers, interdisciplinary discussion between engineers and scientists, and the presentation of preliminary work before it is published elsewhere. The Workshop brings together marine hydrodynamicists, naval architects, offshore and arctic engineers and other scientists, to discuss current research and practical problems. The Proceedings of the Workshop will include Introductions with background information, copies of the extended abstracts, and recorded discussions. The detailed information with past proceedings can be found in the website, http://www.iwwwfb.org/.
The 24th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies will be dedicated to Professor Chiang C. Mei (MIT) on the occasion of his 75 birthday. Professor Mei is internationally recognized as one of the most outstanding researchers and educators in fluid mechanics, with applications to civil, environmental and coastal engineering. He has made significant contributions to the theory of coastal and ocean dynamics. Prospective participants are kindly asked to submit only one abstract as the first author. The abstract should include the paper title, authors' names, affiliations, postal address and email address at the top of the first page. Please indicate the presenting author and do not number the pages. Abstracts should be a maximum of 4 pages in length in Adobe PDF format. Special attention should be given to the resolution and size of the PDF file during preparation. The file should be between 100 and 500 Kb. The technical program will be based upon original talks. Background information which is well-known to specialists working in the same field should be omitted. Work which is still incomplete may be presented, but material already published and disseminated should not be reported. Each speaker will be given twenty minutes for a talk, followed by a five minute discussion.
Abstracts should be sent as attached files to the email address:
The deadline for submitting abstracts is 25 December 2008.
Accepted Abstracts will be available on-line by 15 January 2009.
Please forward this invitation to your colleagues who may be interested.
Pavel Plotnikov and Alexander Korobkin
Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics and University of East Anglia