Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is now one of the standard measurement tools for the quantification of the velocity field in fluid mechanics. In accordance with the recognition of the technique in the academic and industrial society, the progress of PIV in last decades was huge in its capability of resolving spatio-temporal quantities and wide in its area of the application. The novel PIV analysis techniques such as Tomographic PIV or Dynamic PIV allowed us to capture full three-dimensional/time-resolve information, and combination of the PIV with other scalar measurement technique such as Laser Induced Fluorescent (LIF) or Pressure Sensitive Paint (PSP) afford insight into the nature of transport processes. The PIV was applied extensively into multi-disciplinary field such as bio-medical applications or micro/nano fabrication technology.
The state-of-the-arts PIV had been discussed bi-annually in the PIV symposium by researchers, users, experts and developers around the world. The Ninth International Symposium on PIV will take place in Kobe, Japan, from July 21st to 23rd, 2011. Following the successful previous symposia in Fukui (1995, 1997), Santa Barbara (1999), Gottingen (2001), Busan (2003), Pasadena (2005), Roma (2007) and Melbourne (2009), the Symposium returns to Japan. The main objective of the symposium is to exchange the state-of-the-arts PIV. World top PIV researchers and developers will show their novel PIV research results at the symposium. With reviewing PIV in last decade, 2000s, the direction of PIV in this decade, 2010s, will be discussed.