Four awards will be delivered during IDS2018. Two of them are devoted to notorious researchers. The Arun S. Mujumdar Medal is given in recognition of excellent and impactful contribution to Drying R&D, along with another key factor “outstanding mentorship” of researchers who are contributing to further significant Drying research effort. AFSIA (French association for drying in industry and agriculture) will deliver its "Award for excellence in drying: transferring fundamental results into practice”. This award is delivered to outstanding scientists in the field of Drying, who succeeded in transferring fundamental works to practical applications.

A call for nominations was widespread by e-mail to the data bank of IDS. The award Committee will evaluate the candidates. These awards will be delivered during the Gala Dinner.

The other two awards will be directed to participants on IDS2018 one for the Best Poster Award and another to the Best oral Presentation. These awards will be delivered during the closing ceremony.

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