General information

The 13th European Conference on Turbomachinery Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics (ETC 13) will be held in April 2019 in Lausanne (Switzerland), beginning on Monday, April 8 and concluding on Friday, April 12. The conference covers from a scientific and engineering perspective, the fluid dynamics and thermodynamics of turbomachines, as well as of turbomachinery based propulsion systems and power systems.
Standing lunches will be held in the Grätzel Foyer fostering international interactions and discussions. As the location will aslo be the sponsors exhibitors area, discussion with related industires will be enhance.
The 5 days technical program is supplemented with a welcome drink on Monday and a Gala diner on Thursday evening.


SwissTech Convention Center
Quartier Nord EPFL
Route Louis-Favre 2
1024 Ecublens

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Venue: Swiss Tech Convention Center (Stcc)

The conference will be held at the Swiss Tech Convetion Center, next to Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The STTC can easily be reach by metro in 10 min from downtown Lausanne Center.

The SwissTech Convention Center is one of the largest conference centers in the Lake Geneva region hosting events of international fame. This majestic building is distinguished by its modernity, its innovative technologies and a warm and experienced team.

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Distance from Lausanne Central Station to airports

Lausanne is very close to Geneva airport or to Zurich airport that are connected to 196 destinations worldwide.

Geneva airport is only 45 minutes away from Lausanne using a car or train. There are train departing from Geneva Airport every 15 minutes and the train station is located in the airport.

Zurich airport is 2.5 hours away by car and by train. There is also a station in the airport and trains to Lausanne leave every 30-60 minutes.

For train
timetable and tickets available on

Distance from Swiss Tech Convetion Center to public transport

EPFL metro station: 50 metres.

Getting there

Convenient, quick and reliable, public transportation is probably the best way to get around in Lausanne and in Switzerland. The metro M1 can bring you to the SwissTech Convention Center from the Renens train station or the city center of Lausanne. It comes every 5 minutes and it will only take you 10 minutes to get here.

Meeting Rooms

All lectures and standing lunches will be held in the SwissTech Convention Center

  • Plenary: Auditorium B
  • Sessions: Auditorium B, Garden Rooms 1 and 2
  • Lunches, welcome drink and exhibitor area: Grätzel FoyerB
ETC13 - Map - Plan Campus - Auditorium B
Auditorium B - SwissTech Convention Center
ETC13 - Map of Sale 1, Sale 2
Plan Garden, Sale 1 and 2 - SwissTech Convention Center

technical information

Conference registration and information desk

The registration desk will be open from 8:00 AM until the early afternoon, from Monday April 8 till Friday, April 12 at the conference venue (at the entrance of Grätzel Foyer).

Conference proceedings

The conference proceedings, in USB support, will be available on-site for attendees.

Speakers Briefing

The authors who are presenting their paper and the session chairs will meet for a short briefing fifteen minutes before the start of their session in the session room. Please attend on the day of your session only.

Time of presentation

Each paper will be allocated 30 minutes, including introduction and question-and-answer period, except where noted otherwise. Concurrent sessions will maintain uniform starting times.

Audio-visual equipment

Each session room will be pre-set with the following equipment: a computer projection system, a screen, a microphone and a PC. Special audio-visual equipment which has been requested in advance will be available.


Free WiFi is provided in the conference venue.


Video-taping or audio-recording of any session during this Conference is prohibited. The sale of any publication not authorized by ETC13 is also prohibited.

Coffee breaks

Coffee, tea and small snacks will be served during the morning and afternoon coffee breaks at the Grätzel Foyer (sponsor exhibitor area).

Lunch and break time

Standing lunch is included in the registration fee and will be served from Monday to Thursday at the Grätzel Foyer (sponsor exhibitor area). The duration of the lunch time will be 90 minutes.