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SU2 Conference 2022

In just a few years, SU2 has grown from a small, open-source tool for aerodynamics, to a large community of users and developers with a passion for multidisciplinary optimization. As an open-source project, we believe in building a vibrant community, involving everyone in the spirit of open collaboration.

For six consecutive years, we have gathered some of the most active development teams from around the world for our annual developers meeting. This year, the SU2 Foundation would like to invite all of our community, whether you are a user or developer, a student, academic, or industry professional, to participate in our 3rd Annual SU2 Conference.

Everyone is invited to join us in-person in Varenna/Italy or online! Our community will be sharing their state-of-the-art research, code contributions, ongoing developments, and any other SU2-related content that you would not normally see at thematic conferences.

This is what we will prepare for you:

  • A handful of basic and advanced tutorials to develop your skills with SU2.
  • A series of lightning talks on what you can do with SU2, from our experienced users and developers from all over the world.
  • Updates on SU2 Foundation activities and an open discussion on the future of our project.
  • Great in-person and online networking opportunities.
  • An opportunity for contributors to submit a paper to the peer-reviewed proceedings after the conference.

Abstract submission (Open)

The Abstract Submission is open now until 31st of July 11:59 PT is extended to the 15th of August 11:59 PT. We encourage you to hand in your short abstracts for presentations as early as possible to allow for better planning.

We kindly ask you to submit a short abstract, which gives a summary of the topic you want to present.

Feel free to propose a presentation on any topic around SU2: whether you developed a major feature, applied SU2 to your specific testcase and want to showcase results, validation or comparisons with different codes or even tell others about ongoing work with all its possible problems to gain visibility and potential collaborators. In doubt, please submit your proposal!

There will be no possibility of a “Full Paper” submission at this year’s conference.

Abstract and presentation submissions are reviewed by the board of the SU2 Foundation. You will receive a notification whether your abstract was accepted.

Abstracts can be submitted via the widely used CMT, this requires to create an account in case you do not already have one:

On-Site Participation in Varenna/Italy (Registration Open)

Varenna is a picturesque and traditional village, located on the eastern shore of Lake Como, Italy. Some information on how to get to Varenna can be found here: https://varennaitaly.it/en/come-arrivare/.

Due to its popularity among tourists and the little time remaining until the conference, the organizers recommend to not wait extraordinarily long with accommodation booking. For this purpose, we gathered a few information to support you in finding a suitable solution.

Possible Hotels in Varenna:

Note: Prices heavily oscillate depending on the rooms chosen. Also, availability is limited for that period.

In case you want to enjoy a short boat ride over Lake Como to start-off and finish your days at the conference, the towns Bellagio and Cadenabbia might be for you. The connecting ferries ride early and late enough to comfortably arrive in-time and to leave after enjoying diner plus a possible drink. The ferry schedule can be found here.

In case you have access to car of course any close village is suitable with the closest larger city being Lecco

A limited number of accommodation spots will be available in the conference venue of the Villa Monastero. Information regarding registration and cost will be announced later.

Information regarding Covid-19: In the conference location, the local regulations with respect to Covid-19 will be strictly enforced.

The registration is open now and you can access the registration platform following the button (or the written link) below. All information concerning pricing etc. are in the description of the linked event and are not repeated here.


Virtual Participation

Virtual participation will be free of charge and you can register via the Link to the registration platform above. Virtual conference contributions are more than welcome, and abstract submission are done via the same conference management platform that is linked above.


Program details will be posted after the abstract submission period.

Organizing Committee

The SU2 Conference 2022 is organized by the SU2 Foundation board: (Dr. Thomas D. Economon SU2 Foundation; Prof. Juan J. AlonsoStanford University; Dr. Eran AradRafael Advanced Defense Systems; Prof. Piero ColonnaDelft University of Technology; Tim AlbringSU2 Foundation; Dr. Pedro GomesSU2 Foundation; Daniel MayerRobert Bosch LLC).

Local organizing comittee:

  • Prof. Alberto Guardone – Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, Politecnico di Milano
  • Luca Abergo – Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, Politecnico di Milano
  • Andrea Rausa – Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, Politecnico di Milano

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