About the Conference

The organizing committee warmly welcomes you to participate in the 21st edition of the International Drying Conference (IDS2018), founded by Professor Arun S. Mujumdar at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 1978.


Similarly to its previous biennial IDS conferences, the objective of IDS2018 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 on the main campus of the Universitat Politècnica de València, deemed among the best Spanish technical universities and ranked among the best 100 Institutions in the world in the field of Agriculture and Forestry. The conference aims to bring together world-renowned researchers and engineers, both from academia and industry, in this university environment. An Awards program will also form part of the event for the international drying community.

Topics of interest

The scientific committee encourages the submission of drying-related research work. The main topics are:

  • Fundamentals, modelling and simulation.

  • Physical properties and product quality.

  • Industrial processes and equipment.

  • Measurement and process control.

  • Environmental issues.

  • Process intensification.

  • Drying of gases and liquids.

  • Drying of powdered solids.

  • Drying of biomass for energy applications.

  • Drying of food and agricultural materials.

  • Drying of biological and pharmaceutical materials.

  • Drying of chemicals and polymers.

  • Drying of wood, pulp and paper and forest products. Novel drying technologies, R&D opportunities.

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