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Due to global concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and how it may impact travel and participants health and well-being, the IDS 2020 organizers, in consultation with Professors Arun Mujumdar (Honorary IDS Chairman) and Sakamon Devahastin (Secretariat of IDS)made the difficult decision to once again postpone IDS 2020/IDS 2021 to the year 2022.


The IDS Organizing Committee has finalized the dates for IDS 2022.  The symposium will begin on Sunday, June 26, 2022 (reception) and will conclude on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. 


Similar to the plans for IDS 2020/IDS 2021, we will hold a Drying Workshop on Saturday, June 25 and the morning of Sunday, June 26, 2022.  Please mark your calendars.  We are looking forward to in-person IDS 2022!


Papers that have been accepted for IDS 2020 and IDS 2021 will remain accepted for IDS 2022.  However, the authors have the right to update their accepted papers for IDS 2022 or to withdraw their papers before August 31, 2021.   Furthermore, the authors should feel free to submit their accepted IDS 2022 papers to Drying Technology now for potential publication, if they wish to do so. 


New abstracts/paper submissions for IDS 2022 are being accepted now.  The deadline for submitting new abstracts is October 22, 2021.


IDS 2022 website:


Please feel free to contact Patricia Howe ( if you have any questions.   We are looking forward to seeing you in-person at IDS 2022.


— Jamal Yagoobi & IDS 2022 Organizing Committee


2022 International Drying Symposium

IDS series was established by Professor Arun S. Mujumdar at McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1978.

IDS 2022 will aim to provide the most advanced and comprehensive global forum for disseminating results and data in research, development and applications in drying/dewatering sciences and technologies.

This event will be held on the main campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and will be co-hosted by the University of Illinois.

The conference aims to bring together world-renowned researchers and engineers from both academia and industry in this university environment. An Awards program for the international drying community will also be part of the event.

Topics of Interest

The scientific committee encourages the submission of drying-related research work. The main topics are:

  • Fundamentals, modelling and simulation
  • Physical properties and product quality
  • Industrial processes and equipment
  • Measurement and process control
  • Environmental issues
  • Process intensification
  • Drying of gases and liquids
  • Drying of powdered solids
  • Drying of biomass for energy applications
  • Drying of food and agricultural materials
  • Drying of biological and pharmaceutical materials
  • Drying of chemicals and polymers
  • Drying of wood, pulp and paper and forest products
  • Novel drying technologies
  • R&D opportunities

Welcome to IDS 2022:
22nd International Drying Symposium
Worcester, MA, June 26 – June 29, 2022

Key Dates:

October 22, 2021: Deadline for abstract submissions
October 29, 2021: Notification of acceptance
December 10, 2021: “Early bird” registration opens
December 20, 2021: Deadline for submissions of manuscripts
January 28, 2022: Final notification of manuscript acceptance
February 11, 2022: Deadline for “early bird” registration
February 28, 2022: Deadline for final manuscript submission
April 1, 2022 Final deadline for registration
June 25 – 26, 2022: Drying Workshop
June 26 – June 29, 2022: IDS – Worcester, Massachusetts, USA