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5th French/Belgian OpenFOAM® users conference

17 & 18 of may 2022

Lyon - IFPEN



IFPEN, Foam-Utilisateurs (the French OpenFOAM® users group), the Belgian OpenFOAM® users group are pleased to invite you to the french/belgian conference of OpenFOAM® users. For the fifth year (minus covid) 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.

Call for contribution and dates

You are kindly encouraged to participate actively by submitting a presentation title.

We would like to keep it simple. As in previous years, the title of your contribution 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 !

Important dates :

march 11 - 2022 : end of early bird registration
first-come, first-served : to submit a presentation title
may 17,18 - 2022 : conference dates


Be careful not to submit at the last minute : first come, first served !

Registration and fees

  • early bird registration : 180 €

  • Past the early-bird date : EB+40€



Sébastien Vilfayeau

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CFD Team Leader, ESI Gmbh

“Latest Development in OpenFOAM and Industrial Applications”



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Assistant Director - Scientific Visualization Europe, Kitware SAS

“Modern and advanced features of Paraview”




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Research Engineer,R.Tech

“Application of GridPro and Helyx at 


Day 1 :

09:00–9h:45 Registration desk opens
09:45–10:00 Welcome addresses
10:00–12:30 Conference session
12:30–13:30 Lunch & coffee
13:30–18:00 Plenary talk and Conference session
19:00–23:00 Conference banquet


Day 2 :

08:30–12:50 Plenary talk and Conference session
12:50–14:30 Lunch & coffee
13:30–16:10 Conference session
16:30–17:30 Foam-Utilisateurs general assembly


The conference will be held nearby the city of Lyon (France), at IFPEN.

Note: you don't need to enter the IFPEN site, don't go to the reception but directly to the amphitheater (in orange on the map - click to enlarge). 

Accessible by public transportation :

  • TER trains to Vernaison station (then 15 minutes walk, crossing the Rhône bridges)

  • You can also install the application “TCL à la demande” to reserve a shuttle bus from metro B Gare d’Oullins or Metro D Gare de Vénissieux). Go to “Vallée de la Chimie” on the app. 


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Organizing Commitee
  • Lionel Gamet (IFPEN)

  • Talib Dbouk (IMT Lille Douai)

  • Victor Pozzobon (CentraleSupelec)

  • Yann Recoquillon (Aero Concept Engineering)

  • Julien Réveillon (Univ. de Rouen Normandie)

  • David Uystepruyst (Univ. Valenciennes)

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