At the initiative of the German, English, French and Belgian Engineering Associations a European Turbomachinery Committee was founded in July 1993 with the mission to organize at European level a bi-annual international conference on fluid-dynamic and thermo-dynamic aspects of turbomachines, as a replacement for the hitherto national conferences on this subject. The conference was to be different in scope, size and organization from the annual ASME Gas Turbine Conferences that take place every other year in Europe.
- The conference covers all types of turbomachines, and turbomachinery based power plants, such as aero-engines, stationary gas turbines, compressors, steam turbines, hydraulic turbines and pumps, ventilators and wind turbines.
- The conference is limited to only 3 parallel sessions in order to allow a more focused participation of the audience and to improve the active discussion in thee sessions.
- The planning, the review process and the scientific quality of the conference is under the responsibility of the EUROTURBO (European Turbomachinery Society) organizing committee, while the actual organization of the conference is taken over by a local engineering organization.
The conference was also seen as an integrating element between the Western and Eastern European countries and as an additional mean to foster collaboration in turbomachinery research at a European level. Finally, this conference is the ideal forum to present and disseminate the results of the research projects funded by the European Commission and benefits therefore also from the support by the Commission. In recent years EUROTURBO is promoting the free dissemination of all papers presented at the conference, and it is now accepted for coverage in the selected Elsevier products indexed in the SCOPUS database. The Conference proceedings are registered with an ISSN both for printed (2313-0067) and on-line (2410-4833) matters, for international recognition. Contributions originating from non-European countries are of course encouraged, as is the participation to the conference. To ensure a high scientific quality of the conference a very thorough single-blind paper review process with at least 3 reviewers per paper is adopted. The best papers are proposed for publication in the International Journal for Turbomachinery, Propulsion and Power, the EUROTURBO official dissemination tool. To enhance further the quality of the conference, high level experts are requested to deliver at each conference invited lectures on leading edge turbomachinery technologies.
Following the successful first fourtheen conferences on turbomachinery held in Erlangen (DE) 1995, in Antwerp (BE) 1997, in London (GB) 1999, in Florence (IT) 2001, in Prague (CZ) 2003, in Lille (FR) 2005, in Athens (GR) 2007, in Graz (AT) 2009, in Istanbul (TR) 2011, in Lappeenranta 2013 (FI), in Madrid 2015 (ES), in Stockholm 2017 (SE), in Lausanne 2019 (CH), in Gdańsk 2021 (PL), fiftheen will take place in Budapest (HU) in April 2023.