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12-06-2018 – 13-06-2018 – Munich, Germany

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Call for Papers

Due to its role as the link between the road surface and the vehicle, the chassis plays a key role in enhancing vehicle dynamics and ride comfort. With its control systems and actuators, it provides the basis for the further development of driver assistance systems which support the driver in the task of driving the vehicle. This applies to an even greater extent to autonomous vehicles. Electromechanical steering and steer-by-wire systems open up new opportunities for these vehicles. At the same time, the braking system as a safety component must be further developed in such a way that it meets the requirements of powertrain hybridization and electrification.

To provide an exchange of ideas and experience and to ensure constructive discussions on the very latest topics, the 9th International Munich Chassis Symposium, plus, will be bringing together a large number of experts from the fields of chassis design, steering, brake systems and tires/wheels on 12 and 13 June 2018.

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

Prof. Dr. Peter E. Pfeffer
Munich University of Applied Sciences
Scientific Director of the Symposium

Stefan Resch

Dr. Alexander Heintzel
Editor-in-Chief ATZ | MTZ Group

Main Topics for cars, commercial vehicles, racing cars and motor cycles

Interdisciplinary section

New Chassis Systems
  • Chassis systems of new models
  • New vehicle concepts and their chassis systems
  • Demands on the chassis of tomorrow
  • Systems for electric, hybrid and conventional vehicle
  • Platform strategies and modularization
  • Customer and driver focus

Smart Chassis, ADAS and Autonomous Driving
  • More safety, comfort and functions from interconnected systems
  • interaction between car-to-x and the chassis
  • Innovative development methods – design, simulation, validation

Handling and Vehicle Dynamics
  • Objective and subjective driving impressions
  • End customer requirements for handling and vehicle dynamics

NVH – Acoustics and Vibration in the Chassis
  • Generation mechanisms
  • Detection, measurement and evaluation
  • Countermeasures section

Chassis Systems
  • Interaction between the chassis and vehicle dynamics
  • Suspension and damping, air suspension
  • Engine mounts
  • Kinematics and elastokinematics
  • Torque vectoring

Electronic Chassis Systems
  • Innovative systems
  • Data fusion and system connectivity
  • Active roll stabilization
  • Influence on vehicle characteristics

Lightweight Design
  • Materials/design measures
  • Costs

Virtual Chassis Development and Homologation
  • Development of safety-critical systems
  • Homologation
  • Simulation and validation
  • User experience
  • Agile development section

Innovative Steering Systems and Steer-by-Wire
  • New systems and functions
  • Steering wheel, steering column, steering gear
  • Impact of the 48 V vehicle electrical system
  • Steer-by-wire and its actuator systems

Market Requirements
  • Cost optimization
  • Fuel consumption, efficiency, CO2
  • Feeling safe, comfort/NVH

Development Process, System Properties and Architecture
  • Steering feel and vehicle handling
  • Human/machine interface (HMI)
  • System architecture and control strategies
  • Validation, MiL/SiL/HiL tests section

Innovative Brake Systems
  • New brake systems and components
  • Active principles, assemblies, materials, sensors and actuators
  • Operational and functional behavior in practice
  • Brake feel

Brakes and the Environment
  • CO2 reduction: regenerative braking, lightweight design
  • Brake systems for hybrid and electric vehicles, alternative drive systems
  • Friction, wear and brake dust

Brake Systems in Driver Assistance Systems
  • New system architectures and functions
  • Software and hardware components
  • Testing legislation, legal requirements section

Innovation in Tires and Wheels
  • New tire and wheel concepts, materials and technologies
  • Future simulation, measuring and testing methods
  • Traction and friction mechanisms
  • Tire sensor systems and determining the friction coefficient

Tires and the Environment
  • Legislation and safety
  • Environmental protection
  • Fuel consumption, CO2 reduction
  • Tire wear

Are you interested in presenting a paper on one of these subjects on the 2018?

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 German and 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

On the basis of the short version of the paper, the Scientific Advisory Board for the Symposium will decide whether to accept it.

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 presentation language is either German or English. The language of the manuscripts and slides is English.

Michaela Kues

+49 (0) 611. 7878 274



Deadline for submitting the presentation abstracts:
27 October 2017

Notification of the speakers:
26 January 2018

Submission of presentation manuscript and summary:
2 May 2018

The final program for the Symposium will be published in March 2018.

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Scientific Director and Advisory Board

Scientific Director of the Symposium

Prof. Dr. Peter E. Pfeffer
Munich university of Applied Sciences

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.