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Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines 2018

06-11-2018 – 07-11-2018 – Cologne, Germany

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Call for Papers

The MTZ Conference on “Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines” has become established as the prime forum for the exchange of information and experience between the developers and designers of engines for the commercial vehicle and mobile machine sectors and for maritime and stationary applications. It offers a unique pan-European industry-wide transfer of expertise between the various heavy-duty engine segments and their applications. This two-day event will take place for the 13th time on 6 and 7 November 2018, this time in Cologne. At the end of the first day, the conference will also include a guided tour of the DEUTZ AG plant.

In order to ensure that engine experts will continue to benefit from an informative and forward-looking conference in the future, the Scientific Advisory Board has decided, after intensive discussions, to optimize the conference in a number of aspects. The aim was to generate added value for those attending. At the same time, particular care was taken to avoid changing the successful character of the conference. For example, parallel sessions are being offered for the first time this year, thus allowing time for more papers and new subject areas to be included in the two days. Furthermore, a panel discussion with high-caliber speakers on the key issue of hybridization is also planned.

After the conference, your presentations will be published on the Springer Professional knowledge platform.

We cordially invite you contribute to the success of this MTZ Conference by submitting a specialist presentation.

On behalf of the Scientific Advisory Board

Wolfgang Siebenpfeiffer

Editor-in-Charge ATZ | MTZ | ATZelektronik


New diesel, gas, and dual-fuel engines for commercial vehicles, mobile machines, rail vehicles, ships, and stationary applications
  • New engines and components for heavy-duty engines of all power segments
  • Trends in engine development

Emissions control
  • Legal conditions
  • Exhaust aftertreatment
  • In-cylinder optimization

Combustion processes
  • Mixture formation and combustion
  • Efficiency optimization, waste heat utilization
  • Measuring and analysis systems, simulation

Alternative fuels
  • Liquid fuels
  • Gaseous fuels
  • E-fuels

Supercharging, fuel injection, and gas injection
  • Supercharging systems
  • Fuel injection systems
  • Gas injection systems

Electrification and hybridization
  • From 48 V to high-voltage technology
  • Light and heavy commercial vehicles
  • Mobile machines

Engine and system optimization
  • Mechanical optimization, friction reduction
  • Engine management
  • Development and simulation methods

Are you interested in presenting a paper on one of these subjects?

If so, please send a short version of your proposed paper to:

Michaela Kues | ATZlive
Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 46 | 65189 Wiesbaden

Phone    +49 611 7878-274
Fax   +49 611 7878-452


Your submission proposal should contain:

  • The title of the paper in English
  • The name of the speaker and any co-authors with job title,
    company address in English, telephone number, and e-mail address

  • Main points of the paper’s contents and a short abstract in English
  • Classification under one of the main subject areas in English
  • Brief indication of the innovative value of the work in English
  • (Please submit documents in PDF or Microsoft Word format)

The Scientific Advisory Board for the conference will decide whether to accept each paper on the basis of the short version.

Information on the Conference

The time allowed for presentation is 20 minutes with a subsequent discussion. The registration fee will be waived for one speaker per paper presented. The language of the manuscripts and slides is English.

Your contact partner

Michaela Kues

+49 (0) 611. 7878 274



Deadline for submitting the presentation abstracts:
30 April 2018

Notification of the speakers:
22 June 2018

Submission of presentation manuscript and summary:
28 September 2018

The final event program will be published in August 2018.



Scientific Director and Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Peter Eilts, TU Braunschweig

A scientific advisory board made up of outstanding personalities from each of the fields involved supports our conference in terms of planning and finding topics.