9 – 10 December 2019

The University of Sydney


The Australasian Natural Convection Workshop series were initiated in 1984. The workshops focus on natural convection and mixed convection problems in heat and mass transfer. The main purpose of the workshop is to provide a small, informal and interactive forum for academics, researchers and research students to interact and discuss their research findings and the direction of future research. The workshop has been previously organised by

  • CSIRO – Highett (1984)
  • The University of New South Wales (1987)
  • Monash University (1990)
  • The University of Western Australia  (1993)
  • The University of Sydney (1996)
  • Murdoch University (1999)
  • The University of Sydney (2003)
  • The University of Sydney (2013)
  • Monash University (2015)
  • The University of Auckland (2017)

In the past the number of presentations at the workshop has been limited to about 15 to 20 and a mix of theoretical, numerical and experimental papers have been presented. The participation has mainly been comprised of Australian researchers, academics and research students with a small number of leading researchers from overseas.

Important dates
Abstract submission opens: 26 June 2019
Extended abstract due: 14 October 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance: 25 October 2019
Registration opens: 25 October 2019
Registration for presenters closes: 22 November 2019
Workshop starts: 9 December 2019
Workshop dinner: 9 December 2019
Workshop ends: 10 December 2019


Abstract submission

All presenters are required to submit a two-page extended abstract in pdf format. Abstracts should follow the templates provided below for MS Word or LaTeX. A Book of Abstracts along with the workshop program will be made available to all participants at the Workshop. Submission of the abstract should be via email to ancw2019.conference@sydney.edu.au.



The workshop program is available for download at the link below.


The session talks are 15min followed by 5min for questions and discussion. The book of extended abstracts is available for download at the link below.

11ANCW Book of Abstracts

Best Student Presentation Award

In order to encourage research students to participate in the Workshop, we will present an award to the student whose presentation is considered the best among all student presentations. A small committee will be formed to judge the presentations. The award will include a certificate and a prize sponsored by the open access Journal Energies (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies).


The registration rates are as follows: Full registration: A$300 + GST, Student registration: A$75 + GST. The registration covers the coffees, morning and afternoon teas and lunches over the two days as well as the workshop dinner. A book of extended abstracts will also be provided to all registered participants. Please register here: https://sydney.onestopsecure.com/onestopweb/CONVECTION .

Workshop and Dinner Venues

The 11th ANCW will be held in ABS Case Study Lecture Theatre 1050 of the Abercrombie Building  (H70) which is located in the Business School on the Darlington Campus of The University of Sydney.

The Business School may also be located on the Campus Map of The University of Sydney. The building code is H70. Participants may arrive at the Darlington Campus by buses, train or taxi. The nearest train station is Redfern Station, which is about 6-7 minutes walk from the workshop venue.



There is a large selection of accommodation close to the University of Sydney campus.