Call for Award Nominations The Institute for the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems invites nominations for the Numa Manson Medal, the A. K. Oppenheim Prize, and the R. I. Soloukhin Award, to be presented at the 26th ICDERS; Nominations deadline is March 15, 2017; see Senior Awards Information for submisison details. (January 28, 2017)

Nominations are also invited for the John H. S. Lee Young Investigator Award to be presented at the 26th ICDERS. Nominations deadline is April 15, 2017; see Lee Awards Information for submisison details. (January 28, 2017)

REVISED Deadline for submissions to the 26th ICDERS is now January 20, 2017 (January 4, 2017)


Deadline for submissions to the 26th ICDERS is January 6, 2017. Papers are now being accepted. Please submit your 4 to 6-page extended abstracts at http://icders.confmaster.net; queries to info@icders2017.com. The calls for papers and detailed instructions for formatting can be found at http://icders2017.com/paper_submission (Dec 8, 2016)

26th ICDERS in 2017 The conference website is now online at
http://icders2017.com (Dec 8, 2016)

Extended abstracts for the 1999-2015 meetings are now available as PDF files through this website. See the
publications webpage. Thanks to Matei Radulescu, Maha Manoubi and Scott Jackson for their efforts on this project. (October 1, 2016)

Extended abstracts for the 2015 meeting are now available permanently on line through this website. We plan to make the extended abstracts from previous meetings available in the future. See the publications webpage. (July 28, 2016)


Congratulations to the award winners announced at the 25th ICDERS! N. Manson Medal: Jay Boris, NRL USA; A.K. Oppenheim Prize: Mark Short, LANL USA; JHS Lee Young Investigator Award: B. (Simon) Zhang and Lorenz Boeck

Thanks to our outgoing board members: A. Koichi Hayashi, Aoyama Gaikuin University, Japan and Yei-Chin Chao, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

Welcome to new IDERS Board members: In-Seuck Jeung, Seoul National University, S. Korea and Kaoru Maruta, Tohoku University, Japan.

26th ICDERS in 2017 The next ICDERS will be held in Boston, MA.


Call for Award Nominations The Institute for the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems invites nominations for the Numa Manson Medal, the A. K. Oppenheim Prize, and the R. I. Soloukhin Award, and the John H. S. Lee Young Investigator Award, to be presented at the 25nd ICDERS. Nominations should be submitted via email by March 1, 2015, addressed to: Sergey Dorofeev, Chair, 25th ICDERS Awards Committee, sergey.dorofeev@fmglobal.com. (Dec 29, 2014)

Revised and final deadline for submissions to 25th ICDERS is now January 9, 2015. Please submit your 4 to 6-page extended abstracts at http://icders.confmaster.net; queries to icders2015@cnrs-orleans.fr. Program and instructions for formatting can be found at http://icders2015.org (Dec 29, 2014)

The 25th ICDERS first announcement for submissions and author instructions are now available
online and available for download (Sept 17, 2014). Submission deadline is 15 December 2014

The 25th ICDERS website is now online (August 2014)

The 30th ISSW (International Symposium on Shock Waves) will be held 19-24 July in Tel-Aviv, Israel, details are online

Board of Directors Meeting was held at San Francisco, August 2014.


Authors who participated in the 24th ICDERS are invited to submit their full papers for consideration of archival journal publication.

The 25th ICDERS Meeting will be held 2-7 August 2015 at the University of Leeds.

Thank you to the outgoing President Gaetano Continillo and Treasurer Derek Dunn-Rankin. (August 2013)

Prizes and Awards The prizes and awards were announced at the 23rd ICDERS Banquet. Vladimir Levin was presented the Manson Medal, Derek Dunn-Rankin was presented the A.K. Oppenheim Prize, and Nikita Fomin was presented the R.I. Soloukhin Award. The JHS Lee Young Investigator Award was presented to Makoto Asahara and Remy Mevel. Congratulations! (August 2013)

Changes to Board Membership and Officers Two board members and officers are retiring: Gaetano Continillo: President, 2010 until 2013; Derek Dunn-Rankin: Treasurer, 2007 to 2013. The new officers are Luc Bauwens, President; Nabiha Chaumeix, Vice-President; Eric Petersen, Treasurer; Scott Jackson, Secretary. Two new board members were elected: Sergey Dorofeev and Franco Marra. (August 2013)

24th ICDERS was held 28 July - 2 August 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. The program and photos are available on the
website. (March 2013)


2013 Meeting Abstracts

The abstract submission deadline for the 24th ICDERS has been extended to January 15, 2013. (Dec 11, 2012)

2013 Meeting Announcement

First Announcement and Conference website

E-mail announcement and online posting. (June 22, 2012)

2013 Meeting Location

The 24th ICDERS will be held in Taipei, Taiwan 28 July to 2 August 2013. (March 7 2012)


At the 2011 meeting in Irvine, Daniel Desbordes was awarded the Numa Manson Medal and Ronald K. Hanson was awarded the R.I. Soloukhin Award. (March 7, 2012)

Bylaws Amended

In January 2011, the bylaws were amended to insert into Article III, Section 2, the following sentences: "The term as a Director of each Officer shall be extended in the amount of the duration of his/her service as an Officer. Beginning with and including the appointment of Officers in the Year 2011, no Officer shall be appointed to more than two consecutive two-year terms." (March 7, 2012)


Board of Director Changes for IDERS

At the 2011 Board meeting in Irvine, Gabrielle Dupre, Allen Kuhl, John Lee, and Piotr Wolanski completed their terms on the Board. The ICDERS community thanks them for their service and contributions to IDERS. We welcome six new Board members: Nabiha Chaumeix (France); Scott I. Jackson (USA); Oleg Penyazkov (Belarus); Andrzej Teodorczyk (Poland); Anatoly A. Vasil'ev (Russia); Jian-Ping Wang (PRC). (July 26, 2011)

Technical Program Available

The technical program for the 2011 ICDERS is available online at the UCI meeting website (June 12, 2011).


The abstract submission deadline has been extended to January 21, 2011! (Dec 12, 2010)

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

The 23rd ICDERS (see the 2nd call for papers) deadline for extended abstracts is approaching - Dec. 15, 2010! Information about online submission is available at the conference web site (Nov 30, 2010)


The 2011 Shock Compression in Condensed Matter meeting will be held 26 June - 1 July, 2011 at Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, see the website for details. (Oct 17, 2010)

Nominations for 2011 Prizes and Awards

Nominations for the N. Manson Medal, A. K. Oppenheim Prize, and R. I. Soloukhin Award are now being accepted. Please respond to the Call for Awards (Oct 17, 2010)

Boris Gelfand 1941-2010

Professor Boris Gelfand passed away on Monday October 4, 2010 after a long and serious illness. He was sixty nine years old. Up until his death, Professor Gelfand was head of the Laboratory of Heterogeneous Combustion, Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, Moscow and an outstanding scientist in the field of shock waves, combustion and detonation. Professor Gelfand was an active member of the International Shock Wave Institute and the Institute of Dynamics of Explosion and Reactive Systems. He was well known to our community through his publications and presentations at ISSW and ICDERS, as well as many other meetings. Our condolences to his friends, family, and colleagues, he will be missed by all. (Oct 4, 2010)

28th ISSW

The meeting web site is now online. The meeting will be held in Manchester, UK, 17 - 22 July 2011. (Oct 3, 2010) The deadline for submissions is extended to 19th November 2010. (Oct 15, 2010)


The meeting web site is now online. The meeting will be held July 24-29, 2011 at UCI, Irvine CA and the initial call for papers is available. The Initial Paper Submission deadline is December 15, 2010.

Call for 2013 Host Proposals

Proposals to host the 24th ICDERS Meeting are now being accepted. Please see the call to host or download the (PDF) for more information.

Change in Officers

Gaetano Continillo is now President and Derek Dunn-Rankin is Acting Vice-President. (July 27, 2010)


Jozef Jarosinski 2009

Jozef Jarosinski, distinguished scientist and contributor to international meetings passed away unexpectedly on June 27, 2009. Jarosinski had travelled much in his career, including long term appointments at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1977/1978, and at McGill University in Montreal 1985-1986. He worked at Politechnika Lódzka and was associated with Politechnika Warszawska, Poland. With his team he was recently conducting extensive research into the mechanisms of flame propagation in order to avoid local flame extinction in the most common and practical combustion systems as internal combustion engines or industrial burners. Topics included flame quenching by the wall of the combustion chamber, as well as studies of the mechanics behind flame propagation and extinction in a swirling flammable mixture. In December 2008 a book co-edited by Jozef Jarosinski and Bernard Veyssiere was published, entitled Combustion Phenomena: Selected Mechanisms of Flame Formation, Propagation and Extinction. He will be greatly missed. (July 2009)

Nominations for Awards

Nominations for the Oppenheim and Soloukhin Awards to be presented at the 22nd ICDERS are now being accepted. Please respond to the Call for Awards (April 1, 2009)

Hosting proposals Still being accepted.

Proposals to host the 23rd ICDERS Meeting are now being accepted up to March 31. If your organization is interested in hosting the 23rd ICDERS in 2009, please respond to the Call to Host or (PDF) (March 9, 2009)

Registration for the 22nd ICDERS is open.

Information on registration can be found at the ICDERS website (March 2009)

Submissions to the 22nd ICDERS are closed.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2009.

Submissions to the 22nd ICDERS.

Submissions should follow the guidelines given on the ICDERS website and be made through the Confmaster website. (February 2009)

Proposals to host 23rd ICDERS

Proposals to host the 23rd ICDERS in the summer of 2011 are now being accepted. See the Call to Host or (PDF) for the details.


27th International Symposium on Shock Waves

The 27th ISSW will be held on July 19-24 in St. Petersburg, Russia on the week immediately preceeding the 22nd ICDERS. See the ISSW website for details. Information about travel from St. Petersburg to Minsk is provided on the ICDERS website. (August 27, 2008)

22nd ICDERS Website

The 22nd ICDERS website is now online. Information about the technical and social program, travel to Minsk, visas, accommodations, and all other aspects of the meeting are provided there and will be updated as new information is available. (July 31, 2008)

22nd ICDERS Announcement Available

The First Announcement for the 22nd ICDERS is now available. Download as (PDF) for printing. (July 31, 2008)

Anatoly N. Dremin

Anatoly Dremin promenient experimenter, theorist ("Toward Detonation Theory"), and frequent contributor to international meetings died on Jan 12. Dremin worked at the former Institute of Chemical Physics (Chernogolovka, Russia) and his scientific contributions include the development of the electromagnetic gauge method of particle velocity measurement, application to measurements of shock and detonation structure in solids, chemical synthesis with shock waves, experiments and theory for initiation and critical diameter effects in high explosives. Dremin's theory of detonation wave "breakdown" proposes that unstable detonation wave propagation in solid explosives is sustained by the collision of transverse waves creating hotspots that continuosly re-initiate reaction along the front. (Jan 20, 2008)


Antoni K. Oppenheim

Tony Oppenheim, one of the founding fathers of ICDERS, passed away in his sleep in the late morning of Saturday, January 12, 2008. Ray Bowen speaks for all of us: "We will always remember Tony for his exuberance, his zest for life, the twinkle in his eye, and his smile." (Jan 13, 2008)

Tony's Curriculum Vitae, Biographical Resume, publications. Link to Berkeley Obituary (22 January 2008). Link to Ray Bowen's appreciation of Tony and his role in founding and leadership of ICDERS. (July 2008) Photograph of Tony and participants after AK Oppenheim's 90th Birthday Seminar in Montreal, 1995.


The 22nd International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems will be held from July 26-31, 2009 in Minsk, Belarus. (Jan 1, 2008)

Jürgen Warnatz 1944-2007

We mourn the loss of our friend and stalwart supporter of the Institute for the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems. Jürgen Warnatz was a member of the Board of Directors of IDERS and a participant in the ICDERS meetings. His contributions to our community include many contributed and invited lectures, the organization of the 1999 meeting in Heidelberg, and chairing numerous committees of IDERS. Jürgen was honored in 2001 by IDERS with the A. K. Oppenheim Prize for his numerous contributions. Despite some problems with his health, Jürgen traveled to his last ICDERS meeting at Poitiers this past June and delivered a marvelous Plenary lecture. In this lecture, he mentioned many important problems that remain to be solved with the poignant phrase "this is something for the young people", which takes on a completely different meaning today. Jürgen was a powerful force in the German and international combustion community, providing leadership and mentoring many young people that now occupy positions of responsibility. He will be greatly missed.

Donations are being accepted in Jürgen's name at the Duetsche Bank (DB) of Heidelberg, BLZ 67270003, account 0157008 for the German cancer research center in Heidelberg. (Dec 23, 2007)


The Seventh International Symposium on the Hazards, Prevention and Mitigation of Industrial Explosions will be held July 7-11, 2008 in Moscow, Russia. (Dec 1, 2007)