The EUROTHERM Committee was formed in Brussels on 16 October 1986 following an initiative taken at the 8th International Heat Transfer Conference in San Francisco earlier that year. The aim of EUROTHERM is to promote and foster European cooperation in Thermal Sciences and Heat Transfer by gathering together scientists and engineers working in specialised areas.

The objective of the Eurotherm Seminars is to create within the European Community a forum for high-level scientific and technical interchange of ideas and developments in the thermal sciences and heat transfer, and their applications. This field is relevant to the challenges Europe faces: technological developments, energy resources and the solution of environmental problems. The primary aim of the seminars is to stimulate discussion and liaison between specialist groups. Eurotherm strives to have participation from industries, universities and research institutes on relevant topics in research and development.

The current President of Eurotherm is Professor Paolo Di Marco, University of Pisa, Italy. The Secretary is Professor Janusz S. Szmyd, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland.

Information on the Eurotherm Committee activities is available at http://www.eurothermcommittee.eu/

Scientific scope and topics

The seminar is a follow up of Eurotherm 73 (Mons, Belgium 2003), Eurothem 78 (Poitiers, France, 2006), Eurotherm 83 (Lisbon, 2009), Eurotherm 95 (Nancy, 2012) and Eurotherm 105 (Albi, 2015). CTRPM-VI is the 6th edition of this well-established series of seminars devoted to computational aspects of thermal radiation in participating media. Hence, the seminar will present the state of the art and the modern trends in computational radiative transfer in participating media. It will focus on novel and improved solution techniques as well as on their application to actual engineering problems. The main topics of the seminar will be:

  • New developments in solution methods for the solution of the Radiative Transfer Equation.
  • Monte-Carlo methods and coupling of MC with other techniques.
  • Radiative transfer problems at micro or nanoscale.
  • Turbulence-radiation interaction.
  • Radiative transfer in complex geometries and/or optically complex media.
  • Inverse methods in radiative transfer.
  • Gas and plasma radiation modelling.
  • Radiative properties of single particles and disperse systems
  • Coupled heat transfer involving significant radiative effects
  • Applications to combustion systems, fire safety, high temperature heat exchangers, glass manufacturing, furnaces and high temperature thermal protection devices
  • Radiation in biological systems.
  • Radiative transfer for medical applications.
  • Radiative transfer in planetary atmospheres and oceans