I want to direct the attention of the General Assembly to the following actions taken by a group of representatives of ECCOMAS in connection to the Prandtl Medal, which was to be awarded to me at the opening ceremony of the IACM-ECCOMAS Conference July 21-25 in Barcelona:
1. I was informed that I had to arrange and pay travel and accomodation myself.
3. I was not given a fair possibility of expressing my views: No very short statement authored by me was permitted to be voiced at the award ceremony. After a long hazzle I was given a last empty slot in one of 49 parallel sessions in a room of 34 m2 accomodating at most 20 people.
4. The abstract of my talk and link to a related post on my professional blog was not put up on the conference web page, despite repeated requests by me.
5. I was met by an unfriendly uncivilized attitude in a long correspondence recorded on my blog:
As a consequence of mainly 3. I could not accept to receive the Medal.
I ask the General Assembly to study the details of this story, which to me has been a completely unexpected and unprecedented harrassment.
I expect the General Assembly to report back to me and in particular inform me if the reception I have met as Medalist is the normal standard of ECCOMAS.
PS Letter to the Organizers asking for reimbursement of my expenses created by the Prandtl Medal Award:
To the Organizers IACM-ECCOMAS Barcelona 2014
I really wonder if this is the standard of ECCOMAS, or if I am getting a special reception, because of my "outstanding and sustained contributions to CFD"? If so, it adds to my experience that the better results you may have, the more "outstanding and sustained contributions" you have created, the more opposition and suppression you will meet.