13th International Symposium on Particle Image Velocimetry

July 22-24, 2019, Munich, Germany

Chair: Christian J. Kähler

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Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is an advanced optical measurement technique for non-intrusive analysis of microscopic and macroscopic flow fields in transparent fluids with high resolution. Thanks to the enormous developments in recent years in the fields of lasers, light emitting diodes (LEDs), digital cameras, computer performance, memory capacity, and processing algorithms, very precise measurements are now possible in many research areas and the field of application is being continuously expanded. Due to its performance and efficiency, PIV is also increasingly used in industry to answer various research questions. The technique can be extended by complementary techniques (e.g. laser-induced fluorescence) to simultaneously measure scalars such as concentration, pressure and temperature. At the same time, the measured 2D or 3D flow fields can be used to determine physical quantities that cannot be measured with other techniques. The measurement technology thus provides deep insights into the flow phenomena, no matter how high the flow velocities are.
This symposium brings together leading PIV experts and users from all over the world to exchange and discuss the latest innovative developments and applications of the technology. This is the 13th edition of this biannual symposium series, following successful previous symposia in Busan (Korea, 2017) and Santa Barbara (CA, USA, 2015).


  • Theory and Algorithms
  • Stereo PIV
  • Volumetric Techniques
  • Particle Tracking Velocimetry
  • PIV Pressure/Force Estimation
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Data Post-Processing
  • Background Oriented Schlieren
  • Laser Induced Fluorescence
  • Aerodynamics
  • Flow Instabilities
  • Turbulent Flows
  • Compressible Flows
  • Micro-/Nanofluidics
  • Multiphase Flows
  • Scalar Transport and Mixing
  • Combustion
  • Biomedical Applications

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 1, 2019
Submission of final paper: June 1, 2019
Deadline for early registration: May 1, 2019
Deadline for late registration: June 1, 2019
Conference dates: July 22-24, 2019


The Symposium will take place in the Hilton Hotel Munich Park.

Details on the location are provided at "Venue and Directions".


Plenary Lecturers

Marusic_300x200.jpg Prof. Ivan Marusic is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at the University of Melbourne, and the Deputy Dean (Research) in the Melbourne School of Engineering. He received his PhD in 1992 and BE (Hons) Mech in 1987 from the University of Melbourne. His research is primarily in experimental and theoretical studies of turbulence at high Reynolds numbers. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Fluid Mechanics since 2007. From 1998-2007 he was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, where he ... [read more]
Beresh_300x200.jpg Dr. Steven J. Beresh is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A., where he has worked since 1999 and leads the Experimental Aerosciences Facility.  He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1994 and his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1999.  His research interests emphasize the use of PIV for compressible aerosciences experimentation.  He ... [read more]
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To be announced.