Compact computational representations of phenomena that involve significant transport, convection, or propagation delays can create vexing tradeoffs that defy acceptable balance between fidelity and complexity.

Perspectives offered by an international group of experts from a range of disciplines offered an opportunity for an exchange of information, accumulated intuition, and experience in the development of effective, compact models for convective phenomena.


All lectures were held in the Einstein-Saal of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin. Participation in the workshop was free.

Tuesday, May 19

Time Speaker
9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks
9:15-10:00 Peter Breedveld (Twente)
10:00-10:45 Birgit Jacob (Wuppertal)
10:45-11:15 Coffee
11:15-12:00 Bernhard Maschke (Lyon)
12:00-12:45 Alessandro Macchelli (Bologna)
12:45-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:00 Giordano Scarciotti (London)
15:00-15:45 Joost Rommes (Grenoble)
15:45-16:15 Coffee
16:15-17:00 Serkan Gugercin (Blacksburg)
17:00-17:45 Bernd Noack (Poitiers)

19:00-   Workshop Dinner at Sen Restaurant.

Wednesday, May 20

Time Speaker
9:00-9:45 Martin Grepl (Aachen)
9:45-10:30 Gianluigi Rozza (Trieste)
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:45 Peter Benner (Magdeburg)
11:45-12:30 Jörn Sesterhenn (Berlin)
12:30-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:00 Matthias Heinkenschloss (Houston)
15:00-15:45 Jan Heiland (Magdeburg)
15:45-16:15 Coffee
16:15-17:00 Mark Embree (Blacksburg)
17:00- Open forum (with refreshments)


The Einstein Hall

Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin

The Einstein Hall is on the 5th floor of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, accessible by lift or paternoster (!),or for those sufficiently fit, also by stairs. It is a large (250 square meters) wood-paneled room with double-sided rows of windows and indirect, recessed ceiling lighting. A roof terrace is immediately accessible for lunch and coffee breaks, offering an impressive view of the center of Berlin.


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Hotel Information

Motel One - Leipziger Platz
Leipziger Platz 12
10117 Berlin

(This is the collective address of the adjacent and very large Mall of Berlin - the physical location of the hotel is across from the Bundesrat at Leipziger Strasse 3/4)
Tel. : +49/30/206 70 78-0
Fax : +49/30/206 70 78-10

This is about a 15 min walk to the workshop venue.

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, has had many names since its inception and carries on the tradition of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. Seventy eight Nobel laureates have shaped the Academy’s history, going back to the Society of Sciences of the Elector of Brandenburg (Kurfürstlich Brandenburgische Sozietät der Wissenschaften).

It was founded in 1700 by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646 – 1716) under Elector Frederick III of Brandenburg. From the start, this institution united natural sciences and humanities under one roof, making it a prototype for many academies that followed. It was reconstituted into its present form in 1992 by an interstate agreement between Berlin and Brandenburg.

The Academy building faces the memorable Gendarmenmarkt and was constructed originally as the seat of the Prussian Maritime Trading Company in 1902/03, later becoming the Prussian State Bank. The historical banking hall and adjacent premises were remodelled into a conference centre to celebrate the Academy’s 300th anniversary.