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Aim and Scopes
The Microfluidics 2010 Conference (µFlu’10) is the second European Conference in Microfluidics. It succeeds to µFlu’08 which was held in Bologna in December 2008. The aim of this conference is to strengthen the links inside the European scientific community in this young discipline and to promote exchanges between European Universities and Industrial Companies engaged in this field. Microfluidics finds applications in every industrial sector, as well as in numerous media covered fields like biology, medicine, chemical and process engineering, transports, environmental sciences, microelectronics and so on. The aim of this Conference is to promote and foster European cooperation in the field of Microfluidics by bringing together scientists and engineers working in this strongly multi-disciplinary area. The Conference invites submission of abstracts describing original works on the listed topics. The papers have to contain information on research rationale, methodology, results and major conclusions. Applied papers from Industries engaged in Microfluidics especially addressed to draw strong scientific needs are welcomed.
Topics of the Conference
Convective Micro Heat Transfer
Fluidic Microactuators and Micromixing
Lab on a Chip and Miniaturized Chemistry (Co-chairs Panagiota ANGELI & Andrew DEMELLO)
Microfabrication Techniques for Microfluidic Systems
Microflows in Bioengineering and Biofluidics
Microflow Visualisation and Measurements
Two-Phase Flows in Microsystems
Special Session: Cilia-Driven Flows (Co chairs Jaap DEN TOONDER & Patrick ONCK)
Special Session: Cilia-Driven Flows
Cilia and flagella are active microscopic hairs that cover the surface of some micro-organisms. The collective beating of cilia propels the micro-organism through a liquid. Hence the beating cilia induce a flow, which can be very effective: some cilia-propelled micro-organisms can swim about ten times their own length per second. Cilia driven flows can be found in numerous other places in nature, for example in humans: the Fallopian tube of females is covered with cilia that move the fertilized ovum from the ovary to the uterus, while motile cilia are also present in the lining of human lungs and the windpipe (trachea), to sweep mucus and dirt out of the airways in order to avoid infections.
Two micro-organisms that use cilia for propulsion, (a) Paramecium, (b) Pleurobrachia; (c) schematic of the asymmetric beating of an individual cilium.
Inspired by the micro-fluidic effectiveness of the natural cilia, various research groups have been developing artificial cilia in recent years, using various approaches. The aim is to create pumping, mixing, or propulsion in micro-fluidic devices.
Four examples of recently developed artificial cilia: (a) electrostatic cilia (den Toonder et al., Lab Chip 2008, 533); (b) magnetic cilia (Pokroy et al., Advanced Materials 2007, 1); (c) magnetic cilia (Evans et al., Nanoletters 2007, 1428); (d) light-actuated cilia (van Oosten et al., Nature Materials 2000, 677).
This special session about cilia driven flow will address the following issues:
|Modeling of cilia and flagella and the effects on fluid flow|
|Biological and artificial cilia: biomimetics|
|Materials and processing for artificial cilia|
|Integration into devices and applications|
|Characterization of cilia and flow|
We are happy to receive proposed contributions on any of these topics!
Companies in the field of microfluidics will exhibit their products, equipments or instruments.
Companies interested in an exhibition stand are invited to read information in the exhibitors' flyer.
Review Process and Associated Journals
Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee, mainly for checking adequation with the topics of the conference.
Following abstract acceptance, the submission of a full-length paper is mandatory for final acceptance of the communication at the conference. Full-length draft papers will be peer reviewed by at least 2 referees.
Two kinds of full-length paper will be accepted:
Both kinds of papers should include significant new scientific data.
All the accepted papers -without distinction between short and long papers- will be published in the CD-ROM Conference Proceedings, and after the conference a selection of the best long papers (8 pages and more) will be proposed by the scientific committee for publication in international journals:
|Microfluidics and Nanofluidics|
|Biomicrofluidics (special issue)|
|Experimental Heat Transfer|
|International Journal of Microscale and Nanoscale Thermal and Fluid Transport Phenomena (special issue)|
|La Houille Blanche - International Journal of Water|
Only full-length papers accepted for the CD-ROM Conference Proceedings will be presented at the Conference.
Based on the comments of the referees, the accepted papers will be presented either as a long oral talk or as a short oral talk followed by discussion around a poster. This choice will be done by the scientific committee for a good balance of the sessions; the required scientific quality will be the same for oral and poster sessions.
|Submission of Abstract|
|Author Notification of Abstract
|Submission of Full-Length Draft
Paper for Review|
|Paper Reviews Completed; Author
Notification of Paper Acceptance|
|Submission of Final Paper
Early Bird Registration
Abstracts (between 200 and 1000 words) should be submitted online before May 22, 2010 (the deadline has been extended). They should only contain text, and provide detailed information on the objectives of the study, the methodology, the main results and major conclusions.
Abstract on-line submission is now closed.
Draft paper submission
Once you have been informed that your abstract is accepted, you can prepare your full-length draft paper, following the appropriate paper-template provided in a Word or LaTex:
|Word 2003 template|
Only full-length papers accepted for the CD-ROM Conference Proceedings will be presented at the Conference.
Full-length draft papers will be peer reviewed by at least 2 referees.
Two kinds of full-length paper will be accepted:
Both kinds of papers should include significant new scientific data.
After the review process, all the accepted papers -without distinction between short and long papers- will be published in the CD-ROM Conference Proceedings, and after the conference a selection of the best long papers (8 pages and more) will be proposed by the scientific committee for publication in international journals (see Review Process and Associated Journals)Your draft must be submitted as a PDF file (A4 page format) with your paper number in the filename (e.g. MICROFLU2010-342.pdf),
On-line submission is now closed.
|Rates, including proceedings on CDROM, 3 lunches and the banquet:|
Early Bird Rates
by November 10, 2010
after November 10, 2010
|General||€ 500||€ 550|
|Students||€ 350||€ 400|
deadline for cancellations (only by post, fax or mail): 20 November 2010.
Full payment of fees is requested after this date.
45 € overheads will however not be refunded. Replacements are accepted.
Online registration is open.
Should you need an invitation letter, please send an e-mail to Feriel Samouda, specifying if you are already registered and the reference of your paper, if you present one.
For any further information about registration, please contact Brigitte Biton.
Proceedings on CDROM are included in the registration fees.
They can also be ordered online, or directly by contacting Brigitte Biton. The price is 50 €.
The final programme is now available.
|Oral presentations. The time allocated for the
The presentations (PowerPoint 2007 (or older versions), Adobe pdf) should be put on a USB-stick and copied on the computer in the presentation room about half an hour before the session starts.
|Poster presentations. The maximum poster size is ISO-A0 (84 cm (width) x 118 cm (height)).|
For detailed information on Toulouse, see the guide for tourists and for an overview on Toulouse and its surroundings, visit the website of the great touristic sites in Midi-Pyrénées Region.
It is also possible to organise some visits of Toulouse for accompanying persons. If you are interested, please ask at the registration desk in the Congress Center. According to the number of interested persons, the following visits could be organised:
The main sights of Toulouse: You discover the Capitole (Town Hall) and its reception rooms; the Saint Sernin Basilica, masterpiece of Romanesque art, the major stage on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela; the convent "Jacobins", mother church of the Dominican Order, a gem of gothic architecture; the Bernuy Renaissance mansion, a witness of the golden age of Toulouse
Toulouse on Renaissance time: During the Renaissance, the city, enriched by the woad trade (blue color), saw a blossoming of sumptuous homes. Walk along the narrow streets in the heart of the city and discover the gold period of the city through its private mansions.
Toulouse atmospheres: Follow a visit to the surprising Saint Etienne Cathedral. Then stroll through the narrow streets ant tiny squares lined with antique shops and luxurious homes.
|Toulouse, Heart of the South|
At the heart of the Midi region, Toulouse has always occupied an important place in the South-West of France. This 2000-year-old history shows itself in an architecture of brick and tiles that is typical of the cities, villages and farms of the Midi-Pyrenees region. Reflections of the golden light on the brick of Toulouse have earned it the name of the ‘Ville Rose’. This very special colouring confers an atmosphere on the city that is at once gentle and warm.
Toulouse, France’s fourth biggest city, is bubbling over with life.There’s nothing like a stroll around the historic centre, walking alongside the Garonne and the Canal du Midi, or stopping in one of the many cafés whose terraces spill out onto the streets. All over the city, the ambience is friendly, tinged with the well-meaning familiarity that is particular to the people of Southern France. Toulouse is also a major shopping destination. All the main internationally-renowned brands in fashion, design, leather goods and jewellery are represented in Toulouse. The city neighbourhoods also live by the rhythm of the open-air and covered markets. Here you’ll find local products from the Midi-Pyrenees, which is one of the South-West’s most important gastronomic regions – producing wine, foie gras, cheeses, charcuterie, and of course cassoulet – the Toulousain dish par excellence.
|Toulouse, at Nightfall|
At nightfall, the city gets dressed up. A second, peaceful and nonchalant life begins as soon as the day’s work is over. Now is the time for relaxation – for the couples and families strolling amongst the young and seriously cool population of 100, 000 students.
The nightlife areas teem with life from cinemas, theatres and concert halls, to bars and restaurants – some of which also have shows and entertainment. Gourmets will appreciate the cosmopolitan cuisine available: local, foreign, simple, familial or gastronomic. In summer, the nights are warm and the nightlife can go on until the break of dawn.
A ‘Plan Lumière’ has recently highlighted sites and buildings with lighting specifically created for Toulouse: the Garonne, the churches, the façades, the pedestrian streets and the ‘places’ are shown off to their best advantage, offering a new vision of the urban landscape.
|Toulouse, Time and History|
2,000 years of Toulousain history have left the city scattered with a first-rate heritage that is representative of the Southern French style at various moments in history. The Saint-Sernin basilica, a jewel of 11th and 12th century Roman art, is an important stage on the Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle pilgrimage. It is home to the grave of Saint Saturnin, first bishop of Toulouse in the 3rd century. The Jacobins convent buildings are visited for their Southern-French gothic architecture including the amazing “palm-tree”, a pillar from which twenty-two branches stem. At the heart of the antique dealer’s quarter, the Saint Etienne cathedral bears witness to the evolution of several styles of sacred architecture. The city is also very rich in Renaissance townhouses: hôtel de Bernuy, hôtel d’Assézat, hôtel de Pierre… Not to forget the Capitole, currently the City Hall, with its magnificently decorated historic rooms and the immense ‘place’ with its Occitan cross. Sneaking a peek under a porch can sometimes reveal stunning gardens and façades. 19th century industrial buildings renovated as cultural venues prolong the tradition of brick – such as the Galerie du Château d’Eau, the Musée des Abattoirs or the Bazacle – a permanent exhibition space on the banks of the Garonne.
|Toulouse, Talents and Creation|
Toulouse is a city to satisfy the taste of every enthusiast of the arts. A variety of concert halls stage performances of classical, lyrical art, jazz, variety and electro-acoustic music. Plays and café-theatre productions take place all year round – and a significant proportion of works are created by Toulousain companies. Dance and creative activities are supported by a very active and innovative choreographic centre. The great artistic collections housed in the museums and foundations of the city present works from Antiquity to the contemporary period: Roman statues, medieval art, fine arts, decorative arts, graphic arts, modern and contemporary art, photography – these permanent exhibitions are complemented by a policy of temporary exhibitions produced in Toulouse or in association with other national and international museums. Numerous art galleries also actively participate in the dynamic of artistic creation. Toulouse also stands out for its book culture: there are very well-stocked libraries, and a large mediatheque, as well as a great number of independent bookshops. Around fifteen festivals - music, theatre, humour, dance, visual arts, cinema, literature - are staged in the course of the year, and complete the cultural facilities that are already very eclectic.
|Toulouse, Nature and Open Air|
The Canal du Midi is the oldest canal in Europe, connecting the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.Toulouse is its central stopping point. With 382 locks, aqueducts and tunnels, it has earned Unesco’s ‘World Heritage Site’ label. The Garonne offers its banks and quays up to walkers and events, such as the ¡Río loco! festival in the month of June. Boat-trips and barges for hire allow you to experience the city from the water. With its many cycle tracks, not-very-hilly profile and short distances, Toulouse also lends itself to travel by bike. Bicycles can be rented for a few hours or by the day.Toulouse is dotted with green spaces and parks, from the simple oasis of calm in a neighbourhood with a historic park such as the Jardin des Plantes, whose 7 hectares are connected to the Jardin du Grand Rond and the Jardin Royal (both in the ‘English Romantic’ style). Not to be missed : the Prairie des Filtres, which offers the fresh air of the Garonne riverbanks, the japonese Compans-Cafarrelli garden, the Jardin Raymond VI, – a lively spot to pass through near the Musée des Abattoirs, and the new Museum gardens, an exceptionally well preserved natural environment in an urban setting. On the edges of the city, six leisure bases and seven golf courses complete the palette of local green spaces. The Toulousain identity on the green is rugby. This sport is emblematic of South-Western France and is a passion that beats in every Toulousain heart – proud of their team, the Toulouse Stadium and their multiple victories.
|Toulouse, the Wings of Knowledge|
Toulouse has been a land of aeronautical research for more than a century now. At the end of the 19th century, Clément Ader succeeded in making the strange machine he called an ‘avion’ take off. It was also from Toulouse that the first ‘Aéropostale’ airmail links were opened – an adventure that was immortalized in the writing of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The advent of the Airbus A380 today confirms Toulouse’s position as aeronautical capital. Research, innovation and industry are able to offer original opportunities to visit, for example, the Airbus assembly line or the Jolimont Observatoire. The Cité de l’Espace is a one-of-a-kind theme park covering 3.5 hectares. It offers a wide range of interactive activities which allow the visitor to understand the science of the earth and the cosmos, from the infinitesimally small to the infinitely big.
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|Stéphane COLIN, Université de Toulouse, France|
|Gian Luca MORINI, Universita di Bologna, Italy|
|Panagiota ANGELI, University College London, UK|
|Janko Auerswald, CSEM Alpnach, Switzerland|
|Lucien BALDAS, Université de Toulouse, France|
|Juergen Brandner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany|
|Gian Piero Celata, ENEA Rome, Italy|
|Andrew DEMELLO, Imperial College London, UK|
|Jaap DEN TOONDER, Philips Applied Technologies, Eindhoven, The Netherlands|
|Yves Fouillet, CEA Grenoble, France|
|Arjan FRIJNS, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands|
|Anne-Marie Gué, LAAS-CNRS Toulouse, France|
|Ibrahim Hassan, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada|
|Tassos KARAYIANNIS, Brunel University, UK|
|Norbert Kockmann, Lonza Ltd., Switzerland|
|Ralph Lindken, Centre for Fuel Cell Technology ZBT, Duisburg, Germany|
|Denis MAILLET, Institut National Polytechnique de Nancy, France|
|Marco Marengo, University of Bergamo, Italy|
|David Newport, University of Limerick, Ireland|
|Patrick ONCK, University of Groningen, The Netherlands|
|Dimos Poulikakos, ETH Zurich, Switzerland|
|Carolyn REN, University of Waterloo, Canada|
|Peter STEPHAN, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany|
|Sedat Tardu, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France|
|Dimitris Valougeorgis, University of Thessaly, Greece|
|Yonghao Zhang, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK|
|Christine BARROT, Université de Toulouse, ICA|
|Brigitte BITON, SHF|
|Hélène CHAUMAT, Université de Toulouse, LGC|
|Paul DURU, Université de Toulouse, IMFT|
|Sandrine GEOFFROY, Université de Toulouse, ICA|
|Wafa GHOZLANI, Université de Toulouse, ICA-IMFT|
|Pierre JOSEPH, Université de Toulouse, LAAS|
|Nicolas LAURIEN, Université de Toulouse, ICA|
|Pascal LAVIEILLE, Université de Toulouse, LAPLACE|
|Pascale MAGAUD, Université de Toulouse, ICA|
|Jean-Georges PHILIPPS, SHF|
|Cyril RENAULT, Université de Toulouse, ICA-LGC|
|Feriel SAMOUDA, Université de Toulouse, ICA|
|Claire TENDERO, Université de Toulouse, CIRIMAT|
|The conference is hosted at the
International Conference Center.
The address is:
WARNING: some ID (identity card, passport) is requested for entering Meteo France site and accessing the Conference Center.
Free wifi access is offered to all participants.
|Wednesday evening: Welcome Reception hosted by the Major at the City Hall "Le Capitole".|
|Thursday evening: Banquet at "La Médiathèque - Salon Marengo"|
You can see the location of the conference, the banquet, the
welcome reception and the main proposed hotels on the map below.
We recommand you to book an hotel in the town center (see Hotel Section).
The access to the Meteo-France International Conference Center is easy and rapid by metro - ligne A - terminal "Basso Cambo".
These hotels are close to "La médiathèque - Salon Marengo" and "Le Capitole".
Each half-day of the conference begins with an invited lecture.
convective heat transfer in micro scale applications,
presented by Martine
BAELMANS, Department of Mechanical
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.|
Martine Baelmans is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. She graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and obtained her Ph.D. in Engineering in 1993.
Within the division Applied Mechanics and Energy Conversions professor Martine Baelmans leads the group on thermal-fluid engineering. Research topics range from fundamental turbulence research to application oriented thermal design in telecom systems, power electronics and power transformers. She has authored or co-authored more than 150 papers in applications on fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
|Acoustically Activated Microfluidic
presented by Jon
COOPER, Department of Electronics,
University of Glasgow, UK.|
| Prof. Jon COOPER
Professor Jon Cooper holds the Wolfson Chair in Bioengineering. He has developed a range of technologies associated with Lab-on-a-Chip for diagnostics, cell measurements and proteomics. The primary focus of his work has been the demonstration of the analytical advantages of studying bioloigical systems at the micro- and nanoscale. He has strong collaborations with the Beatson (in cell based arrays for cancer research) and with the BHF (in developing new tools for drug discovery in heart disease). He is a founder of the chip based diagnostic devices for the detection of bowel cancer (www.modedx.com).
Professor Cooper was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2001 and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2004. Professor Cooper's work is recognised by invited lectures at leading conferences. He has published ca. 175 papers in the field.
Simulations of Rarefied
Gases Microflows, presented by
Aldo FREZZOTTI, Dipartimento di
Matematica del Politecnico di Milano, Italy.|
Frezzotti graduated cum laude in theoretical physics in the
University of Milano in 1977. In 1978 he obtained a reasearch
fellowship from Euratom and joined a group in the European Institute
for Transuranium Elements in Karlsruhe (Germany) to study gas
dynamics of laser induced evaporation and the equation of state of
advanced nuclear fuels. From 1981 to 1983 he was the head of a
research group in the Research and Development Center of Alfa Romeo
in Milano, whose main activity was devoted to developing codes for
simulating combustion phenomena in automotive engines.
|Expanding the Scope
of Isotachophoresis in Microfluidic Operations,
Steffen HARDT, Institute for Nano- and Microfluidics, Center
of Smart Interfaces, TU Darmstadt, Germany.|
| Prof. Steffen HARDT
Steffen Hardt studied physics at the University of Giessen and the University of Washington/Seattle and obtained his Ph.D. in Giessen in the area of theoretical particle physics. After that he joined the Institute of Microtechnology Mainz where he shifted his research focus to microfluidics and worked in application-oriented r&d projects. After spending some time at the Chair of Technical Thermodynamics at TU Darmstadt he accepted an appointment at the University of Hannover where he headed the Institute for Nano- and Micro Process Technology. Since April 2009 he has been working at the Center of Smart Interfaces at TU Darmstadt where he serves as head of the Institute for Nano- and Microfluidics. His research interests include nano- and microfluidics, optofluidics, heat and mass transfer processes, electrokinetics, fluidic phase boundaries, lab-on-a-chip technology, and energy conversion processes.
|The River Within:
Cilia Forces, Mucus Physics and Biomimetic Arrays to Understand Mucus
presented by Richard
SUPERFINE, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA.|
Prof. Richard SUPERFINE
Richard Superfine, Taylor-Williams Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received his B. S. in physics from Lehigh University and worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories for three years before moving to University of California, Berkeley to obtain his Physics Ph.D. in laser studies of molecular surfaces. Since arriving at UNC Chapel Hill, his research includes the study of nanoscale phenomena in nanodevices, biological forces, biofluids and the systems biology of lung defense. He is the principal investigator of the UNC NIH resource for Computer Integrated Systems for Manipulation and Microscopy (CISMM.org) which develops tools for biomedical sciences. One microscopy system, the nanoManipulator, has been commercialized and has won an R&D 100 award (2001). He has received the Macres Award from the Microbeam Analytical Society, the Hettelman Prize for excellence in scholarship from UNC-CH, and for distinguished undergraduate teaching at UNC-CH , the Johnson Award and the Bowman and Gordon Gray Professorship. He is principal investigator of the Virtual Lung Project which brings together biophysical and biochemical measurements of mucus clearance together with computational modeling to create an integrated, predictive model for lung defense.
|Progress in Droplet-Based
presented by Patrick TABELING,
École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielle, Paris, France.|
Prof. Patrick TABELING
Patrick Tabeling is Directeur de Recherches CNRS and Professor ESPCI. He is graduated from ESE and obtained his PhD in 1976, followed by the these d'Etat in 1980. He has been working in the domain of physical hydrodynamics at ENS from 1984 to 2000. He moved to ESPCI in 2001 and is now working in the domain of Microfluidics, at ESCPI, where he is responsible of the Microfluidic Lab.
His interests include the fundamental processes occuring in microfluidic systems and the applications of microfluidic technology to a variety of fields. He is author of 150 papers and 7 patents.
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