• Symposium for Combustion Control

    June 27th – 28th, 2018 – Aachen, Germany

    Call for Papers

Call for Papers

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Symposium for Combustion Control 2017

The Symposium for Combustion Control directed by Prof. Stefan Pischinger (Institute for Combustion Engines), Prof. Jakob Andert (Institute for Combustion Engines), Prof. Dirk Abel (Institute of Automatic Control), Dr. Thivaharan Albin (Institute of Automatic Control) and Prof. Heinz Pitsch (Institute for Combustion Technology) of RWTH Aachen University has already taken place for the third time. In this year, again over 110 participants from 13 different countries visited the conference in Aachen.

In addition to the keynote speeches of Dr. Michael Krüger (Robert Bosch GmbH), Prof. Christopher Onder (ETH Zurich) and Prof. Bengt Johansson (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) the continuously rising relevance of these topics has also been covered by 18 technical and 7 poster presentations. Exciting presentation have shown that Combustion Control is fare more than only cylinder pressure control. Innovative engine concepts have been presented that show a potential for efficiency increase up to 60%. The increasing degrees of freedom can be handled by implementation of intelligent self-learning algorithms for engine calibration and adaption.

From June 27th to 28th, 2018 the Institute for Combustion Engines (vka), the Institute of Automatic Control (irt) and the Institute for Combustion Technology (itv) of RWTH Aachen University will again invite to Novotel Aachen for a lively and exciting exchange between automotive industry and research.

About the Symposium

The automotive world is facing rapid changes. Real world driving emissions are in the focus of the public, well-established technologies are reassessed and new players enter the global market. To achieve a sustainable and green mobility the development of efficient and clean combustion engines is one of the key requirements. Most of the promising and novel approaches require innovative closed-loop control approaches, detailed physical models, powerful control logics and new sensor concepts.

The Symposium for Combustion Control was established in 2015 to foster the interaction between the scientific community and the automotive industry.

Its focus are the latest theoretical and application driven developments for the control of next generation combustion engines.

The fourth Symposium for Combustion Control will take place on June 27th-28th, 2018, with the goal to continue the discussion of the recent topics.

  • For your calendar

    Symposium for Combustion Control 2018
    June 27th – 28th, 2018
    Aachen, Germany

  • Organized by

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger, Head of the Institute
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jakob Andert, Junior Professor for Mechatronic Systems for Combustion Engines
    Institute for Combustion Engines
    RWTH Aachen University

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Abel, Head of the Institute
    Dr. -Ing. Thivaharan Albin, Senior Engineer
    Institute of Automatic Control
    RWTH Aachen University

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Pitsch, Head of the Institute
    Institute for Combustion Technology
    RWTH Aachen University


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