Papers from the 17th symposium special issue of Fluid Phase Equilibria are now available online as articles in press. The special issue is scheduled to appear in March 2010.

CD's containing the proceedings of the 3rd IIR Conference on Thermophysical Properties and Transfer Processes of Refrigerants are now available to registered conference participants. Please contact us via the symposium e-mail address to request a copy. (symp17@boulder.nist.gov)

About The Conference

This is the Seventeenth Symposium of the well-established series of conferences on thermophysical properties. The Symposium is concerned with theoretical, experimental, simulation, and applied aspects of the thermophysical properties of gases, liquids, and solids, including biological systems. Appropriate topics are:

The Seventeenth Symposium will be held in conjuction with the 3rd IIR Conference on Thermophysical Properties and Transfer Processes of Refrigerants. Some sessions will be held jointly.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Susan Solomon
Senior Scientist NOAA
"A World of Change: Climate Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"
Powerpoint slides from Dr. Solomon's talk.
For information on Dr. Solomon please visit NOAA Celebrates 200 Years or The 2008 Time 100

General Sessions

Focus Areas to be Emphasized at the Seventeenth Symposium

All technical sessions will be held at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. The Symposium is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Joint ASME-AIChE Committee on Thermophysical Properties ( American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers).

The Yeram S. Touloukian Award

To be presented at the 17th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties (2009)

The prestigious Yeram S. Touloukian Award is granted in recognition of excellence in thermophysical properties research. Prominent researchers in all countries are eligible for this award. The Touloukian Award is an achievement award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The award, presented in honor of Professor Yeram S. Touloukian, who established a high standard of excellence in internationally recognized research at Purdue University, is given every three years at the Symposium on Thermophysical Properties.

The award lecture will be:

Dr. Ian Shankland
"Low Global Warming Working Fluids - The Frying Pan or the Fire"

Further information about the award is available from the ASME at http://www.asme.org/Governance/Honors/SocietyAwards/Yeram_S_Touloukian_Award.cfm

Program Summary Table

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Morning 1      8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Morning 2      10:20 AM-12:30 PM

Afternoon 1      1:45 PM-3:30 PM

Afternoon 2      3:50 PM-5:35 PM

Evening     7:30 PM-9:15 PM

Evening       9:00 PM-11:00 PM

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Morning 1      8:30 AM-10:15 AM

Morning 2      10:35 AM-12:20 PM

Afternoon 1      1:45 PM-3:30 PM

Afternoon 2      3:50 PM-6:35 PM

Evening       8:00 PM-11:00 PM

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Morning 1      8:30 AM-10:15 AM

Morning 2      10:35 AM-12:20 PM

Afternoon 1      1:45 PM-3:30 PM

Afternoon 2      3:35 PM-5:35 PM

Evening       7:30 PM-9:15 PM

Evening       9:00 PM-11:00 PM

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Morning 1      8:30 AM-10:15 AM

Morning 2      10:35 AM-12:20 PM

Afternoon 1      1:45 PM-3:30 PM

Afternoon 2      3:50 PM-5:35 PM

Evening      6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Friday, June 26, 2009

Morning 1      8:30 AM-10:15 AM

Morning 2      10:35 AM-12:20 PM

Registration

Online registration is now closed. Registration is through the University of Colorado Conference Services. Information about the registration procedures, payment processing, cancellation and refund policies is clearly detailed on the Conference Registration Webpage.

Registration is now on-site

On-site registration and pickup of Conference materials will be at Kittredge Commons from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 21st. Registration will continue on Monday morning at the Math Building from 7:30a.m. - 12:00 noon. Starting with Monday afternoon, and all day Tuesday, registration will be located in the Engineering Center, Room 133. On Wednesday morning registration will again be at the Math Building from 7:30a.m. - 12:00 noon. For the remainder of the conference registration will be available at the Conference Office in the Engineering Center, Room 133 from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Advance registration is available through the conference web site. The cost is $500 for advance registration through May 31st, and $550 thereafter.

2009 Registration Fees for the 17th Symposium are:

No refunds will be given after June 1, 2009.

Registration fees cover:

Conference registration fees must be paid IN FULL prior to the symposium or at on-site registration before receiving any conference materials or attending any conference sessions. If we have no record of payment at on-site registration, we will require payment at that time. The University of Colorado cannot bill for registration fees and cannot accept purchase orders of any kind.

On-site registration for the conference will be held on Sunday, June 21, 2009 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Univeristy of Colorado. At registration, you will receive conference materials and a University welcome folder with campus and area information.

Housing

On-site housing will be in single or double rooms in the University of Colorado Residence Halls at the Kittredge Complex, a short walk from the meeting rooms in the Engineering Center. Housing reservations will be through the University of Colorado Conference Services. Information about the housing-reservation procedures, payment processing, cancellation and refund policies is clearly detailed on the 17th Symposium Lodging Reservation Form.

17th Symposium Lodging Reservation Form

Some information about the rooms
Each room has two twin beds with linens, two dressers and desks. Rooms are not air-condidioned. A small microwave and refrigerator are also provided in each room. Telephone jacks are available and phone sets can be purchased at the front desk. Communal bathrooms are provided per hallway serving 8–10 rooms. On-campus housing is provided in a non-changeable and non-refundable per person package as detailed below. Early arrival or late departure of up to two days is available on a per-night basis without meals, as an add-on to your on-campus room and board package. Per night cost for early arrival or late departure is $57.20 per night plus tax in a single, and $29.60 per person per night plus tax in a double (no meals included). Check-in is 3:00 p.m., check-out is 10:00 a.m. The physical address is:

Kittredge Residence Halls
2480 Kittredge Loop Road
Boulder, CO 80310 USA

Reservation deadline is June 5, 2009.

The rates shown below include:

2009 Room & Board rates for the week are:

Single

Double (per person)

Meal Package For Those Staying Off-Site
A meal package will also be available for those with off-site accomodations. This package includes lunch Monday-Friday, and Dinner Sunday-Wednesday. (Thursday dinner will be provided at the Conference Banquet.)

Off-site Hotel Information
Here is a List of Local Hotels offering discounts to attendees of the 17th Symposium/IIR 2009.

The reservation deadline is May 22, 2009 for hotels, in order to get the Conference Discount. Also, the block of rooms being held for the conference will be released at that time.

DISCLAIMER:
We have provided this list of hotels because they are offering discounts to attendees of the conference, which may be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of hotels being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other hotels that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse these hotels. By selecting the links provided in this document, you will be leaving NIST webspace. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites.

General Information for Attendees

As it becomes available, we will post here general information for attendees while they are at the conference.

Connectivity at the University of Colorado with a Work-Issued Laptop

It has been our experience that conference attendees who plan to use a work-issued laptop to connect to the Internet while attending a conference at the University of Colorado in Boulder frequently have some challenges not encountered by attendees who are using personal laptops.

To help facilitate a smooth registration (connection to the internet) on our campus, we would like to encourage you to work with your IT department prior to arriving on campus to ensure that the computer you are bringing is configured to join a public network.

  1. Make sure you are using your operating system's firewall.
  2. Make sure that the TCIP/IP Properties of your Internet connection (wired or wireless) are set to:
    • Obtain an IP Address Automatically.
    • Obtain a DNS Server Address Automatically.
  3. Remove any WINS addresses.
  4. In your browser options remove any proxy server settings (Depending how it was configured you may need an administrative password or admin permission to remove this) and never "dial a connection" is set.
  5. If your IT Department has any questions, please have them call our Help Desk at 303-492-1291 for assistance.

Map and Driving Directions to Registration

Registration will be at the Kittredge Complex of the University of Colorado. We are providing directions and maps for two different routes from Denver International Airport (DIA). The first route, via E-470 and the Northwest Parkway is more direct, but is via a toll-road. There are three tolls totaling $8, which must be paid in cash. Credit cards are not accepted. Please use bills of $20 or less. The second route, via Highways 76 and 36, is longer, but free. It is also more subject to traffic.

Due to construction, you must use Broadway to reach Kittredge from the south. This is detailed in the maps below.

Link to driving directions via E-470 and the Northwest Parkway toll-road. Note that items 1-3 in the enumerated directions are basically just leaving the airport, and you really don't need to know the streets. Shortly thereafter you will see the sign for the toll-road to Boulder. Continue with instruction 4. (Please see the disclaimer below in reference to links to non-NIST web pages.)


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Link to driving directions via the Highways 76 and 36 (no tolls.) Note that items 1-8 in the enumerated directions are basically just leaving the airport, and you really don't need to know the streets. As you leave the airport you will be on Pena Boulevard. Continue with instruction 10. (Please see the disclaimer below in reference to links to non-NIST web pages.)


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Bus Service from DIA to Boulder

Buses run from Denver International Airport (DIA) to Boulder every hour. Follow the signs in the main terminal of DIA to the Ground Transportation counter. There you can find information on RTD (public) buses as well as private shuttle services. The public bus is Route AB (short for "Airport-Boulder") SkyRide (note that there are other SkyRide routes.) More information on ground transportation can be found at FlyDenver.com | Ground Transportation .

From DIA to Boulder
(AB West Bound)
From Boulder to DIA
(AB East Bound)

Campus Maps

Follow this link to University of Colorado Campus Maps. (Please see the disclaimer below.)

Conference Information

Award Ceremony, Lecture, and Touloukian Reception
The award lecture and ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 23, in Math 100 beginning at 3:50 p.m. A reception will follow in the Stadium Club. Beverages (including beer and wine) and snacks will be served.
Banquet
The conference banquet will be held on Thursday, June 25, 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Buses will be available near the Engineering Center, and will leave starting at 5:30 p.m. Admission to the banquet is included in your registration. Tickets for guests are available at conference registration.
Breaks
All morning and afternoon breaks will be on the patio of the Mathematics Building.
Conference Office
The main office will be located in the Engineering Center, Room 133.
Emergencies
In case of medical or other serious emergencies, dial 911. In case of other urgent matters, call the Kittredge Office at 303-492-7002 or the University Police at 303-492-6666.
Fax, E-Mail, and Copies
Fax and copy services are available at the Ink Spot (303-492-7878) located on campus at the UMC, and from local vendors. There is a charge for fax and copy services. Internet and e-mail are accessible through campus computers. To logon, you will need the conference Identikey (user name and password) that will be distributed at registration.
Health
Boulder Community Hospital (303-440-2273) is available for serious medical attention. For urgent care and minor injuries or illnesses, the Wardenburg Student Health Center (303-492-5101), on campus, is available to conference participants. Wardenburg hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Wardenburg is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Meal Hours
All meals will be served in the Kittredge Commons dining room during the following hours: Breakfast: 7:00-8:30 a.m.; Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Dinner: 5:00-6:30 p.m. Dinner on Tuesday evening has been extended until 7:00 p.m. following the award reception.
Meal Packages
Meal packages for those not staying in campus housing can be purchased at registration for $115.84. However, meal tickets for individual meals can be purchased at the Kittredge front desk at any time. The package includes lunch daily on Monday - Friday, and dinner daily on Sunday - Wednesday. (Thursday dinner will be a banquet - see above.)
Messages
Message boards will be located in the Kittredge Commons. You may use the Kittredge office number (303-492-7002) as your contact number for phone messages. Messages will then be placed on the message boards.
Parking
Parking permits for the week of the conference are available from the the Kittredge Front Desk for a cost of $21.00. Permits for parking on campus are required, and tickets are issued if proper permits are not displayed.
Plenary Sessions
Plenary sessions will be held in Room 100 of the Math Building.
Registration
On-site registration and pickup of Conference materials will be at Kittredge Commons from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 21st. Registration will continue on Monday morning at the Math Building from 7:30a.m. - 12:00 noon. Starting with Monday afternoon, and all day Tuesday, registration will be located in the Engineering Center, Room 133. On Wednesday morning registration will again be at the Math Building from 7:30a.m. - 12:00 noon. For the remainder of the conference registration will be available at the Conference Office in the Engineering Center, Room 133 from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Advance registration is available through the conference web site. The cost is $500 for advance registration through May 31st, and $550 thereafter.
Session Locations
Sessions will be held in the Engineering Classroom Building, Benson Earth Sciences Building, the Mathematics Building, and the Stadium Club at Folsom Field, as indicated in the program.
Socials
The social area will be located in the Hardrive Café in the Kittredge Commons, and will be open from 8:00-11:00 p.m. on Sunday and Tuesday. On Monday and Wednesday the social area will be open from 9:00-11:00 p.m. due to later evening sessions. Beverages (including beer and wine) and light snacks will be provided. There will be no social area on Thursday because of the banquet.
Tours
There are no official tours offered as a part of the 17th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, but please feel free to explore and enjoy our town. Here is a site showing things to do in Boulder.
Transportation
Boulder is 27 miles northwest of Denver via U.S. 36. The airport serving Denver is Denver International Airport (DIA). Boulder is approximately 45 miles northwest of the airport.

Presentation Information

Oral Sessions
In every room where talks will be held, a computer will be provided with projection capabilities for Power Point presentations. It is preferred that you bring your presentation on a CD or USB flash drive ("memory stick") and use the computer provided in the room. This computer will already be set up to work with the projection equipment. You may use your own laptop, but in this case be sure to allow ample extra setup time. It is recommended you test your presentation in advance. Equipment will be available for this purpose in Room 131, Engineering Center.
Poster Sessions
The poster sessions will take place in the CU Stadium Club at Folsom Field on Wednesday, June 24, from 3:35-5:35 p.m. Folsom Field is the football stadium located just north of Benson Earth Sciences Building and northwest of the Engineering Center. To reach the Stadium Club, cross the street directly north of Benson, enter the arched entry on the east side of Folsom Field, and walk 50 meters to the bank of four elevators on your right side. Enter the double doors, choose any elevator, and select the "CL" button. There will be signs and a map to identify the location of your poster; they are arranged by topic area. You will be provided with a maximum space of approximately 4 feet by 4 feet (1.22 m × 1.22 m) and push pins. You may set up as early as noon on Wednesday, and must remove all materials by 7:00 p.m. that evening.
Software-Demonstration Sessions
The software-demonstration sessions will be held concurrently with the Poster Sessions on Wednesday, June 24 from 3:35 p.m. to 5:35 p.m. and will be held at the CU Stadium Club at Folsom Field on the campus of the University of Colorado. Folsom Field is the football stadium located just north of Benson Earth Sciences Building and northwest of the Engineering Center. To reach the Stadium Club, cross the street directly north of Benson, enter the arched entry on the east side of Folsom Field, and walk 50 meters to the bank of four elevators on your right side. Enter the double doors, choose any elevator, and select the "CL" button. Signs will identify the software demonstration area. A table 6 feet long and 30 inches wide (1.8 m × 0.76 m), 2 chairs, a poster board approximately 4 feet (1.2 m) wide, push pins, access to electrical outlets and wireless Internet will be provided for each demonstration. You may set up as early as noon on June 24, and we request that all materials be removed by 7:00 p.m. that evening.

Contacts

Technical Information
Daniel G. Friend, 17th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties
Thermophysical Properties Division, 838
National Institute of Standards and Technology
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305 U.S.A.
Fax: 303-497-5044
E-mail: Symp17@boulder.nist.gov
Housing and Registration Information
Virginia Schultz
CU Conference Services
500 30th Street (Darley South)
Boulder, CO 80310
Phone: 303-492-5225
Fax: 303-492-5959
E-mail: Virginia.Schultz@Colorado.edu
General Information
Conference Secretariat
Thermophysical Properties Division, 838
National Institute of Standards and Technology
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305 U.S.A.
Phone: 303-497-3220
Fax: 303-497-5044
E-mail: symp17@boulder.nist.gov

Manuscript Instructions

The deadline for submission of manuscripts for the 17th Symposium has been extended to July 31 for both journals.

Instructions to Authors for Preparation of Manuscripts for the 17th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties

Papers describing work presented at the Symposium are encouraged, but not required. All manuscripts received by April 3, 2009 will be included in a preprint CD-ROM distributed to all conference participants at registration.

Papers may also be considered for Symposium proceedings which will be published in special issues of Fluid Phase Equilibria and the International Journal of Thermophysics.

For the CD-ROM of PrePrints

Manuscripts must be emailed to (symp17@boulder.nist.gov) by April 3, 2009 in order to appear in the pre-print CD-ROM. Manuscripts should be formatted according to the style required by the International Journal of Thermophysics or Fluid Phase Equilibria. Please see the links below.

The main body of the e-mail should list:


Further requirements are: The paper ID number can be found in the list of Abstracts of All Accepted Presentations. Please submit only one paper with each e-mail. The paper should be included as an attachment in PDF format or as a Word document, and the name should contain the paper ID number: Paper_123.pdf.

For the Published Conference Proceedings Issues

In order for your manuscript to be considered for inclusion in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings issues, you must submit it electronically to the journal by June 26, 2009.

You may submit your manuscript to one of the two following journals for consideration in 17th Symposium Proceedings Special Issues

Please follow carefully the instructions given by the journal for the preparation of manuscripts.

NOTE: At least one author must attend the symposium in order for your manuscript to be considered for inclusion in the conference Proceedings

The International Journal of Thermophysics requires submission through their online Editorial Manager system. If you are new to this system you will have to register first before submitting your manuscript. NOTE: Some special categories have been created for the process:

Fluid Phase Equilibria requires submission through their online submission system EES. If you do not already have a userid for the EES system you will have to create one. NOTE: Some special categories have been created for the process:

Links for manuscript formatting:

International Journal of Thermophysics.
Sample article for IJT
Fluid Phase Equilibria
Sample article for FPE