ETC is the main European conference on turbulence and related topics. Attracting about 500 participants from many different countries, ETC offers since 1986 a top-level platform for scientists to deliver cutting-edge presentations. The conference agenda includes keynotes, plenary presentations, oral communications and social activities.

The 17th ETC will be held in Torino, one of the most attractive and dynamic Italian cities.

A spectacular view of Torino with its tower-symbol, the Mole Antonelliana and the sorrounding snowy mountains

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Guido Boffetta, Università di Torino, Italy

Daniela Tordella, Politecnico di Torino, Italy


Scientific secretary

Miguel Onorato, Università di Torino, Italy


ETC Scientific Committee

Dan Henningson (Chair of the Scientific Committee), KTH Mechanics, Stockholm, Sweden

Guido Boffetta, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Torino, Italy

Colm-Cille Caulfield, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Berengere Dubrulle, Institut Rayonnement-Matière de Saclay (Iramis), France

Rich Kerswell, Bristol University, School of Mathematics, UK

Patrice Le Gal, IRPHE-CNRS, Marseille, France

Szymon Malinowski, Institute of Geophysics, University of Warsaw, Poland

Heinz Pitsch, Institut für Technische Verbrennung, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Federico Toschi, Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


Local Scientific Committee

Guido Boffetta, Università di Torino

Daniela Tordella, Politecnico di Torino

Filippo De Lillo, Università di Torino

Enrico Ferrero, Università del Piemonte Orientale

Massimo Germano, Politecnico di Torino

Daniela Grasso, ISC-CNR and Politecnico di Torino

Michele Iovieno, Politecnico di Torino

Daniele Marchisio, Politecnico di Torino

Andrea Mazzino, Università di Genova

Luca Mortarini, ISAC-CNR

Miguel Onorato, Università di Torino

Lamberto Rondoni, Politecnico di Torino

Silvia Trini Castelli, ISAC-CNR

Marco Vanni, Politecnico di Torino

Symposium srl

Via Gozzano 14, 10073 Ciriè (Torino) - Italy

Phone +390119211467 - Fax +390119224992 -

Piazza Castello, the heart of Torino (photo: Enrico Aretini - Archivio Città di Torino)

The conference will start on Tuesday, September 3, at 3.00 p.m. and will end on Friday, September 6, at 6.00 p.m.

The scientific program includes 8 plenary invited talks and contributed talks in parallel session (12'+3' talk). There will be no poster session. No proceedings will be published for this conference

Invited speakers

Eckart Meiburg, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Olga Shishkina, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Goettingen, Germany

Luca Brandt, KTH Mechanics, Stockholm, Sweden

Jerry Westerweel, Technical University, Delft, The Netherlands

Nicholas Hutchins, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia

Sylvain Joubaud, Laboratoire de Physique, ENS Lyon

Dwight Barkley, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, UK

 Claudia Cenedese, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA


Opening of abstract submissions:   October 20, 2018
Deadline for abstract submissions: January 31, 2019 postponed to February 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance: April 8, 2019
Opening of registrations: April 8, 2019
Deadline for early bird registration: May 5, 2019 postponed to May 15, 2019
Deadline for (accepted author*) registration: May 31, 2019

* Deadline for accepted authors wishing to secure their place in the
ETC17 program


Abstracts for the 17th European Turbulence Conference in Torino can be submitted via the online system.

Abstracts must be submitted according to the submission instructions uploading only a PDF version produced from the Word or LaTex conference templates. Templates as well as detailed information on the submission rules and procedure are available on the online submission system.

Paper topics:

  • Acoustics of Turbulent Flows
  • Instability, Transition and Control of Turbulent Flows
  • Intermittency and Scaling
  • Boundary Free Turbulence
  • Wall Bounded Turbulence
  • Fluid-structure Interaction
  • Turbulent Convection
  • Stratified Flows
  • Rotating Flows
  • Compressible Flows
  • Non-Newtonian Flows
  • Multiphase Flows
  • Reacting Flows
  • Wave Turbulence
  • Wave-Turbulence Interactions
  • Geophysical and Astrophysical Turbulence
  • Two-dimensional Turbulence
  • Turbulence, Waves and Instabilities in Plasmas
  • Vortex Dynamics and Structure Formation
  • Quantum and Superfluid Turbulence
  • Turbulent Transport, Dispersion and Mixing
  • Complex and Active Particles
  • Numerical Methods and Data Analysis

For any technical problem in abstract/paper submission, please contact:

Registration fees

Early registration fee (until May 5  postponed to May 15, 2019)

Senior € 530,00 (full fee including social dinner)

Senior € 480,00 (social dinner not included)

Student € 430,00 (full fee including social dinner)

Student € 380,00 (social dinner not included)


Standard registration fee (until July 31)

Senior € 630,00 (full fee including social dinner)

Senior € 580,00 (social dinner not included)

Student € 530,00 (full fee including social dinner)

Student € 480,00 (social dinner not included)


On-site registration fee

Senior € 680,00  (social dinner not included)

Student € 580,00  (social dinner not included)



- acceptance of registration fees including social dinner will be subject to availability (up to 500 people)

- Student registrants will be required to show evidence of their student status by emailing their student certificate to 

- on-site registrations will be subject to availability.


Participant registration full fees will include:

- access to all sessions

- coffee break and standing buffet lunches at the conference venue

- welcome cocktail reception at the conference venue on Tuesday Sept. 3

- social dinner at the National Car Museum on Thursday Sept. 5

- conference kit

- one-year Euromech membership (new or renewal)

Reduced registration fees do not include social dinner.


Accompanying persons’ program

Registration fee: € 120,00

The program includes:

- welcome cocktail reception

- social event

- half-day city centre walking guided tour


The online registration system is open (please note that you will be required to create your own account in order to have access to the system. Credentials used for abstract submission are not valid for the online registration procedure)




  • There will be no penalty for registration cancellations received 90 days before the first day of the conference. The full amount paid minus a processing fee (20 Euros) and wire transfer or credit card costs will be refunded.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% of the full registration fee plus a processing fee (20 Euros) and wire transfer or credit card costs will be applied for cancellations received between 89 to 45 days before the first day of the conference.
  • A cancellation fee of 75% of the full registration fee plus a processing fee (20 Euros) and wire transfer or credit card costs will be applied for cancellations received between 44 to 20 days before the first day of the conference.
  • No refund will be issued for cancellations received less than 20 days before the firstday of the conference (September 3).

All cancellations must be sent in writing via e-mail ( to the conference secretariat. Cancellation confirmation will be sent within one week.

The conference organising committee and secretariat are not responsible for problems beyond our control such as weather conditions, public order issues, strikes, etc. No refunds will be given in these situations. No reimbursement will be made for late arrival, unused services, unattended events or early departure from the congress.

The final decision on refunds rests with the ETC17 conference organizers.

All refunds will be made within 30 days after the conference ending.

When you register for the conference, you will be confirming that you have reviewed and understood this conference registration refund policy.


Registered conference participants agree that neither the Organizing Committee nor the conference Secretariat are liable or assume any responsibility for damage or injuries to persons or property during the conference. Participants are advised to arrange for their own health, travel and personal
insurances. The conference organization does not cover individuals against cancellation of bookings, theft or damage to belongings.


All best endeavours will be made to present the conference programme as published. However, the conference Organizing Committee and the Secretariat reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the conference, for any cause beyond our reasonable control. The conference Organizing Committee and the Secretariat are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration.


How to get to Torino

Torino lies in the centre of Europe and takes advantage of a well structured connection system by plane, train and car.

By air

Caselle International Airport (, 20 minutes away from the city centre, allows daily connections with the main European cities.

Moreover Malpensa International Airport (, one of the main European hubs connected to more than 120 cities all over the world, is located only 60 minutes' drive from Torino.

By train

Torino has two main railway stations, Porta Nuova and Porta Susa, both in the city centre. They are connected, also with frequent high speed rail services, to the main destinations in Italy and France, and from there to the rest of Europe.

Lyon can be reached in 2.5 hours, Paris in about 5 hours and Milan in only 50 minutes.

More info at

By car

Motorways A6 Torino-Savona, A4 Torino-Milan-Venice, A21 Torino-Piacenza-Bologna, A5 Torino-Aosta, A32 Torino-Bardonecchia connect Torino to most Italian cities, to France, Switzerland, Austria and the rest of Europe.

The recently fully renovated Porta Susa railway station

Detailed information on public transport lines and timetables in Torino can be obtained at

Torino Metro line service usually runs from 5.30 until 00.30 except at weekends (until 01.00) and on Mondays (until 22.00).

Taxi are readily available at the taxi stops or calling 0115730-0115737.

The Politecnico can be reached from the city centre in a few minutes by subway (Vinzaglio metro station). Ticket cost: € 1,50.

Torino's modern subway line (

About Torino

Roman castrum, medieval town, first capital of Italy. Torino offers a lasting memory of castles, old beautiful palaces, royal residences, monuments. Torino is one of the cultural leading cities in Italy. The city’s lively cultural scene includes music, theatre, visual arts, photography, film, design, dance and heritage as well as a wide choice of museums, 46 in town, such as the world famous Egyptian Museum, the beautiful Galleria Sabauda with Italian and Flemish painting collections, the Automobile Museum, the Modern Art Gallery, the Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Cinema Museum with its unique interactive approach.

Around Torino thousands of excursion opportunities: the Alps, the lakes, the artistic cities and villages, the golf courses, the wine and food tours.


Torino offers both luxury and characteristic shops. Most of the luxury shops are located in the city centre on via Roma: fashion boutiques, jewelry shops, perfume shops and food and wine stores which feature the best of the regional products. Then there are the characteristic shops in the little alleys of the inner city, full of cafes and craftshops. Torino has a little bit (or, as is often the case, a lot) of everything and for all budgets as well.


Torino is one of the undisputed world capital of taste. It has always boasted a renowned food and wine tradition. The region’s extraordinary cuisine can be enjoyed in over 600 city restaurants. Restaurants are usually open from 12.00 to 14.30 and from 19.30 to 22.30. For those who prefer something different to the classic menus, Torino proposes a most pleasant alternative: wine bars. Torino is also renowned for the ability of its pastrycooks.


Located in the north-west of Italy Torino has a continental weather, which is usually mild in September. Average temperatures range from 17°C to 27°C.

More info on Turin at

To find out whether, depending on your citizenship, country of long-term residence and the duration and reasons for your stay, you need a visa to enter Italy, see the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at  or check with your local Italian Embassy or other diplomatic representative before you travel. The rules change regularly, so you should check you have the most up to date information for your trip.

Torino offers a wide choice of hotel accommodations. The conference organization has selected some of the best hotels in the city.  Attendees can book their rooms via the online reservation system.


A nice room of the NH Centro hotel close to the conference venue

Exhibition guide

Attracting about 500 scientists from all over the world, ETC will provide an important forum for companies to showcase their latest technologies, products and services.

Supporting opportunities

The conference supporting opportunities will include various levels of support and diverse promotional solutions for all budgets. You will have a rare opportunity to showcase your organization to some of the most influential individuals in the field. ETC provides an excellent forum for your company's marketing and educational needs.  

For detailed information DOWNLOAD the conference supporter and exhibitor prospectus .

For any further clarification please apply to the conference organizing secretariat.

The first ice-breaking social event will be the welcome cocktail reception to be held on Tuesday September 3 at the conference venue. A good occasion to meet old and new colleagues in a nice, relaxing atmosphere. 

The main social event will be the social dinner scheduled on Thursday September 5 at the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile (National Car Museum), a fascinating, interactive museum which was recently renovated with a modern, innovative design. A real architectural work of art. A jewel for all car lovers. Attendees will discover one of Torino's most interesting cultural and touristic sites (visit to the Museum before dinner is included) and enjoy the well-known Turin food and wine tradition. Bus transfer service from the conference venue will be provided.

The social dinner is included in full-fee registrations. Requests will be accepted up to the venue maximum capacity (500 people).


Torino's amazing National Car Museum (

The accompanying persons' programme will include:

- welcome cocktail reception at the conference venue on Tuesday Sept. 3

- social dinner at the National Car Museum (visit to the museum is included) on Thursday Sept. 5

- half-day city centre walking guided tour on Wednesday Sept. 4

Participation fee: € 120,00 VAT included. Registration via the online registration system.

With more than 40 museums, Torino is one of the most dynamic cultural centres in Italy (video:

The 17th ETC will be held at the Politecnico di Torino, corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Torino.
More info at
Conference facilities
Conference facilities will be located both at the Politecnico main campus (pedestrian access at corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24) and in the new campus called Cittadella Politecnica (pedestrian access at Corso Castelfidardo 34/a) situated at a few minutes minutes' walking distance from the main building.
Plenary sessions will be held at the Aula Magna, the main university conference room located in the Politecnico main campus.
Parallel sessions will take place in the Rooms I, modern teaching rooms located in the so-called Corte Interrata building of the Cittadella Politecnica.
 The Politecnico Aula Magna will be the conference main hall





Notification of acceptance: April 8, 2019
Opening of registrations: April 8, 2019
Early bird registration: May 5, 2019  postponed to May 15
Accepted author registration*: May 31, 2019

* Deadline for accepted authors wishing to secure their place in the
ETC17 program