Conference Venue

The institutional organizers of IDS 2018 are the Department of Food Technology at the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illes Balears. Like its previous biennial IDS conferences, the objective of 21 th IDS is to provide the most advanced and comprehensive global forum for disseminating results and data in research, development, and applications in drying/dewatering sciences and technologies. This Symposium will be held in the main campus of the Universitat Politècnica de València and aims to bring together leading researchers and engineers from academia and from industry from all around the world in this university environment. It is also planned during the meeting an exposition of industrial equipment and developments. An Award program will be also part of the event for the international drying community. This Symposium is the 21th event in the series founded by Professor Arun S. Mujumdar at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 1978.

The organizers warmly welcome you to participate in this IDS2018 conference hoping this will be and unforgettable scientific and technical experience. The event will be held in the School of Agricultural Engineering and Environment of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) located in the city of Valencia. UPV is a prestigious public institution of international renown. The UPV has been deemed among the best Spanish technical universities. In the field of Agriculture and Forestry, UPV ranks among the best 100 Institutions in the world.

IDS2018 Congress sessions will be carried out in the main building of the School of Agricultural Engineering and Environment (Edificio=Building 3P). IDS2018 sessions will use four rooms of Building 3P:

  • Ground floor: Salón de Actos-Primo Yufera and Salon de Grados, both are located in the main hall of 3P Building.
  • First floor: Rooms 3P.1.07 and 3P.1.10, easily accessible from the main hall.

Only the two plenary lectures will be located out of 3P building, in this case, IDS2018 will use the main auditorium of the Faculty of Fine Arts (Edificio=Builiding 3N, just next to Building 3P).

Congress Secretariat will be located in the main hall of the building 3P, which will also host the poster sessions. Coffee breaks and lunches will be served in the outdoor hall of 3P Building.

3P Building (red arrow indicates the entrance to main hall)

3N Building (red arrow indicates the entrance to auditory)

In order to reach UPV Campus, please make click on “HOW TO GET UPV CAMPUS”. In addition, iterative maps placed below illustrates how you can move in the campus.





Key Dates

  • January 15, 2018:
    Deadline for abstract submissions
  • January 29, 2018:
    Notification of acceptance
  • March 29, 2018
    April 16, 2018:
    Deadline for submissions of manuscripts
  • April 13, 2018
    May 7, 2018
    Deadline for "early bird" registration
  • June 15, 2018:
    Final notification of manuscript acceptance
  • July 10, 2018:
    Final deadline for registration
  • September 11-14, 2018:
    IDS Congress - Valencia