!!! The continuing evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to reconsider the organization of summer school and workshop Fluids under Control. Under the current conditions it would be quite difficult for most speakers and participants to come. Also the technical organization of the event would be highly complicated due to mandatory social distancing and elevated sanitary measures. Therefore, we have decided to move the event one year into the future. The new dates are set almost exactly 12 months later, to August 23-27, 2021!!!

Fluids under Control

Summer School 2020, August 24 – 28

The problems of fluid flow control and optimization are becoming one of the fastest evolving and most important areas of fluid mechanics. The aim of this summer school is to present a comprehensive series of lectures on various aspects of fluid flow control and optimization and their role in mathematical analysis and numerical simulation of different types of flows. The summer school is organized as a multidisciplinary event with topics ranging from theoretical and numerical mathematics up to physics and applications. The emphasize will be on models related to topics originating in environmental, biomedical and industrial applications. The summer course is prepared for graduate students, young scientists, and other interested specialists. Besides of the course lectures, the program will include a one day workshop (on Wednesday, August 26) dedicated to short, more advanced lectures given by attending scientists.

Invited Speakers

The list of speakers is as of now incomplete, more invited speakers will appear soon.

Workshop Key Speakers

Main Topics

  • Control problems in fluid mechanics
  • Numerical analysis
  • Flow stability and feedback based control
  • Shape optimizations in aero- and hydrodynamics
  • Partial differential equations and related control theory
  • Nonlinear dynamical PDE systems
  • Optimization theory, extreme problems
  • Optimal control problems
  • Control for systems with distributed parameters
  • Stabilization and controllability of nonlinear control systems


The registration fee covers course materials and refreshment during the course breaks. The accommodation and travel expenses are not covered.

Student fee (whole course & workshop)280 €300 € 210 €
Full regular fee (whole course & workshop)360 €380 € 270 €
Limited fee (workshop only)180 €200 € 135 €

The registration is considered Early if made before July 31, 2020!

ERCOFTAC fees are available to ERCOFTAC members and member organizations employees.


The registration fee should be paid preferably by a bank transfer to the following account:

IBAN: CZ66 2010 0000 0028 0031 3629
Bank Name: Fio banka a.s.
Bank Address:
Millennium Plaza, V Celnici 10, 117 21 Praha 1
Account Holder: Mel Ynis s.r.o.
Variable Symbol: (will be assigned to each participant during registration)

Mel Ynis agency is our selected partner handling non-scientific parts of the Summer School organization.

Participants from the Czech Republic may pay the registration fee directly in Czech Crowns (CZK). Payment details in such case are the following:

Account No.: 2600230984
Bank code:
Bank Name: Fio banka a.s.
Variable Symbol: (will be assigned to each participant during registration)

Student fee (whole course & workshop)7000 CZK7500 CZK 5250 CZK
Full regular fee (whole course & workshop)9000 CZK9500 CZK 6750 CZK
Limited fee (workshop only)4500 CZK5000 CZK 3375 CZK

For other forms of payment please contact the organizers.

Support for students and young scientists

Czech Academy od Sciences

Few grants will be available for students and young scientists thanks to support provided by ERCOFTAC. Please only ask for this support if you can not attend the Summer School without it and have no other funds to use. Depending on the number of applicants the exact amount of support will be announced after the application deadline. All grants will cover at least the registration fee.

A formal application, containing short CV, motivation letter and recommendation letter, should be sent to the organizers via email scientific@prague-sum.com before July 31, 2020. Grant applications will be reviewed and grants awarded in the shortest possible time after application delivery in the ‘first come, first served’ manner up to the funds available. We encourage those interested to register and apply early.

Those participants who will benefit from the support will be asked to present a poster introducing their original scientific work.

Important note: Please note that the applicants should NOT pay the registration fee until their application is decided upon. In case the application is declined, standard Early registration fee will be charged .

Summer School Venue

The whole course and workshop will be held at the Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic.

Institute of Mathematics, AS CR
Žitná 25
CZ – 115 67 Praha 1
Czech Republic

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If you are obliged to obtain visa for your travel to Czech Republic we are ready to help you by supplying Letter of Invitation issued by one of the organizing institutions. Please refer to the Download section to find the invitation letter form. Email the completed form to support@prague-sum.com and we will have it signed and sent back to you. Please note that you will need to consult your local Embsassy of the Czech Republic for the up-to-date information concerning all the visa application requirements.

Organizing Committee

Šárka NečasováTomáš BodnárGiovanni Paolo Galdi
Institute of Mathematics,
Czech Academy of Sciences
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
Czech Technical University in Prague
Swanson School of Engineering,
University of Pittsburgh