Lisbon, Portugal, October 6-10 2005


Registration information and forms now available


Provisional Program


Dr. Federico Beretta
Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Napoli - ITALY

Prof. Nevin Selcuk
Department of Chemical Engineering
Middle East Technical University
Ankara - TURKEY

Prof. Mohy S. Mansour
Mechanical Engineering Department
The American University in Cairo
Cairo - EGYPT


The symposium is the fourth in a series on combustion and related topics, held by the scientific communities from countries around the Mediterranean.

The first Mediterranean Combustion Symposium was held in Antalya, Turkey, June 1999, the second took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, January 2002 and the third in Marrakech, Morocco, June 2003. In the last Symposium more than 100 papers and 10 plenary lectures presented by eminent scientists made the symposium a very successful scientific event.

A set of contributed papers will be selected for post-conference publication in special issues of "Combustion Science and Technology” and "Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science” Journals as it was for the previous symposia. The MCS aims at the common efforts of the scientific communities from countries around the Mediterranean Sea in soliciting works and promoting the participation of scientists, engineers and students from the same area. Participants from all countries of the world are welcome and submission of papers from groups not located in this region is greatly appreciated since it is considered a valuable contribution to enrich different points of view as well as to communicate last achievements in the field. All topics and all the scientific/technological approaches in the combustion field are pertinent to this Symposium. The organizing committee and the colloquia co-chairs are composed of international experts in various disciplines of combustion. The technical program will consist of invited lectures by eminent specialists from all over the world, oral presentation of the contributed papers and posters of the work-in-progress.


Laminar Flames

Ahmed F. Ghoniem, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
Mitchell D. Smooke, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Andrea D’Anna, Universita' di Napoli "Federico II", Naples, Italy

Turbulent combustion

Dany Escudie, INSA de Lyon, France
Assaad R. Masri, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
Iskender Gökalp, LCSR - CNRS, Orléans, France

Solid fuels and waste combustion

Nevin Selcuk, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Edward J. Anthony, CANMET Energy Technology Center, Ottawa, Canada
Peter Walsh, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Stationary combustion

Federico Beretta, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, CNR, Naples, Italy
Epaminondas Mastorakos, University of Cambridge, UK
Mohamed M. El-kotb, Cairo University, Egypt

Propulsion & Engines Combustion

Claudio Bertoli, Istituto Motori, CNR, Naples, Italy
Eran Sher, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Patrizio Massoli, Istituto Motori, CNR, Naples, Italy

Combustion diagnostics and radiative transfer

Mohy S. Mansour, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Pinar Menguc, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
Pedro Coelho, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal

Pollutants formation and control

Ezra Bar-Ziv, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Mario Costa, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Raffaele Ragucci, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, CNR, Naples, Italy

Fire and explosions

Carlos Fernandez-Pello, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
John H. S. Lee, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Franco Tamanini, Factory mutual, Norwood, MA, USA

Reaction kinetics of combustion

Adel Sarofim, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT, USA
Omer L. Gulder, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
Eliseo Ranzi, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

Combustion synthesis and catalytic combustion

Paul Roth, Gerard Mercator Universitat, Duisburg, Germany
Raffaele Pirone, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, CNR, Naples, Italy
Paolo Ciambelli, Università di Salerno, Salerno, Italy

New concepts in combustion technology

Antonio Cavaliere, Universita' di Napoli "Federico II", Naples, Italy
Roman Weber, Technical University of Clausthal, Germany
Ashwani K. Gupta, University of Maryland,
College Park, MD, USA



Send the paper both in PDF format and in Word or RTF format to:

For further information contact:
Federico Beretta,
Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione - CNR
P.le V. Tecchio, 80, 80125 Napoli - ITALY
Tel: +39 081-768 2247; Fax: +39 081-593 6936;


Prospective authors please carefully follow the instructions (rtf instructions, pdf instructions) before submitting a paper.


June 15, 2005: Submission of full paper

July 30, 2005: Notification of acceptance

Selection Procedure

Authors are encouraged to indicate their choice of Colloquium topic. Colloquium Co-Chairs will coordinate review of the manuscripts in their topic area. They will review the papers or solicit and evaluate written reviews of the papers. For manuscripts that cannot be placed in one of the Colloquium areas, reviews will be coordinated by the Program Co-Chairs.


Proceedings of accepted Contributed Papers will be available in the form of CD-Rom to the participants at the registration. In addition, a paperbound Book of the Abstracts of accepted papers will be available during the Symposium.



Send the abstract in PDF format and either in Word or RTF format to:

Prof. Mario Costa


The title, the authors and their affiliations and the text must fit in a page typed single space with 12 pt Times New Roman font. The maximum size of the text must be 164x230 mm. Authors' names and affiliations must be centered under the title at the top of the page. On a separate page send corresponding author's complete address and the Colloquium in which the presentation is considered appropriate.


July 1, 2005: Submission of abstracts

July 15, 2005: Notification of acceptance


A paperbound Book of the Abstracts of Work-in-Progress Presentation will be available during the Symposium.

Selection Procedure

The Program Committee Co-Chairs will select the appropriate works for poster presentations which will be carried out in parallel with oral Colloquia of Contributed Papers. Authors are encouraged to indicate their Colloquium choice on a separate page in order to schedule the poster sessions.


Participants must download the registration form, fill it and send to: Maria Fernanda Afonso, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, PORTUGAL, Fax: +351 21 847 5545, e-mail:

The Registration fees, including the Proceedings, coffees and the Social Programme, are as follows:
Registration and payment before September 10, 2005: EURO 300 EURO 100 (students)
Registration and payment after September 10, 2005: EURO 350 EURO 120 (students)


Welcome Reception at the Instituto Superior Técnico on 6th. October 2005, at 5 pm
Tour and dinner on the 9th. October 2005
The student fees do not include the tour and dinner on Sunday.
Tickets for the tour and dinner on Sunday for accompanying persons and students: EURO 50

Payments may be settled by:

Cheques (in EUROS) made payable to INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Credit card

Bank transfer:

Bank: BPI
Address: BPI - Insituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Account name: Insituto Superior Técnico/ Projectos
Account No.: 2-2159571.000.001
NIB: 0010 0000 21595710001 35
IBAN: PT50 0010 0000 2159 5710 0013 5
Swift code: BBPIPTPL


Prof. Mario Costa

Prof. Pedro Coelho


Instituto Superior Tecnico
Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica­
Secção de Termofluidos e Energia
Lisbon Portugal



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