June 8 - 12, 2014 - Hamburg, Germany

Key Dates

Short abstract submission opening May 1, 2013
Short abstracts deadline September 15, 2013
Short abstracts deadline September 30, 2013
Registration open December 1, 2013
Notification of acceptance December 15, 2013
Extended abstracts / full papers deadline March 31, 2014


Organized by the German Wind Engineering Community under the auspices of the International Organization of Wind Engineering (IAWE) and hosted by the University of Hamburg.

The 6th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering - CWE2014 will take place on June 8 - 12, 2014 in Hamburg. Since 1992 the CWE conference series is representing the world's largest international conference on the application of computing in wind engineering. CWE Symposia are organized every four years, and the 2014 Symposium will be the first ever organized by the German wind engineering community. We expect more than 600 participants from all over the world to attend the conference and the accompanying scientific events.
Following the tradition of CWE conferences, the CWE2014 Symposium will foster scientific discussion and exchange of information on latest research and practical applications of wind engineering. The wind engineering community is a truly interdisciplinary platform not only consisting of structural and mechanical engineers but also involving computational mathematicians and software engineers, meteorologists, physicists and environmental engineers who are dealing for instance with wind loads on structures, the use of wind power, or air quality and urban climate.
A specific objective of the CWE2014 Symposium is to reinforce the exchange of knowledge and collaboration between the engineering community and natural sciences. Specifically, CWE2014 is trying to attract young researchers from different fields of research and applied science to establish contacts for future collaborative research.

Scopes and Topics

I Models for interactions II Model development and quality assurance III Model applications
1. Wind - Structure Interactions
  • Load on structures (e.g. buildings, vehicles)
  • Structural response to wind (e.g. bridges, wind turbines, cable dynamics, trees)
  • Flexible structures (tents, vegetation, grass, water)
2. Model quality assurance
  • Verification
  • Validation (data, methodologies, metrics)
  • Model intercomparison
3. Wind in local environments
  • Meso-scale flow and temperature /humidity fields
  • Boundary values for eng. applications
  • Stochastics wind field modelling
  • Short term transient dispersion
4. Wind within the canopy layer
  • Pedestrian wind comfort
  • Wind driven transport
  • Low wind conditions
  • Natural and forced ventilation
  • Multi-scale dispersion modelling
5. Model development
  • Numerical methods
  • Turbulence modelling
  • Parameterisation of heat and humidity
  • Local-scale dispersion
6. Wind energy
  • Wind resources and siting
  • Effects on the environment
  • Structural aspects
7. Wind engineering in sports
  • Sailing
  • Aerodynamics of sports equipment
8. Future computing
  • Hardware
  • Software
9. Wind hazards
  • Tornados
  • Downbursts
  • Strong winds


E-Mail: cwe2014@zmaw.de


There are interesting opportunities for sponsoring.
For more information please contact our CWE2014 secretariat per mail: cwe2014@zmaw.de.