Web portal ‘The History of Particle Image Velocimetry’
Quite a considerable amount of documents related to the early development of the PIV technique is not easily accessible, in particular not accessible electronically. Such material may consist of lab notes, photographical PIV recordings, internal reports, printed conference proceedings or journal articles, purchase documents, advertising material etc.. The objective of this wiki-like web portal is to collect such documents (in formats such as photos, diagrams, PIV recordings, and text documents) related to the history of PIV. Scientists who own interesting material related to the early developments of PIV are asked to upload electronic copies to this web portal. Other scientists may complement this material, comment on it or improve it. Write access to this web portal will only be granted after registration.
All authors are asked to prepare an abstract of the contents of their presentation including their full address (max. length of abstract: one page). A compilation of the abstracts will be made available together with the final schedule via the website prior to the symposium.
Authors of oral presentations will be asked to send an electronic copy of their presentation. This electronic copy will be made available via the symposium website.
Authors of poster contributions will be asked to prepare a poster and to send an electronic copy of their poster to the organizers. This electronic copy will be made available via the symposium website.
On-line Questionnaire: Evaluation of the Past
The meeting will bring together most of those who have been involved in the field during this time. This offers the unique possibility to enhance our view on the subject as a whole, how it developed and the role each one played. Looking back it will be interesting to identify milestones and turning points, analyse dead-ends or appreciate the various inputs that have driven the development of our new metrological tool. In addition each actor in the field should gain an improved perspective on his part in the scenario. In preparation of the historical seminar we kindly ask you to answer a few questions on your evaluation of the past.