The IFPE Education Committee issued a call for papers for the next IFPE Technical Conference, which will be part of IFPE 2014. Scheduled for March 4 to 8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, IFPE 2014 is an international exposition and technical conference dedicated to integrating fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications. It will be held in conjunction with ConExpo/ConAgg, which is conducted by The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

The IFPE Conference will feature presentations by international experts hydraulics, pneumatics, power transmission, and their control. Papers presented at the conference will be published in subsequent proceedings.

Abstracts are now being accepted for the following topics:
• Fluid power systems — hydraulic, hydromechanical, hydro-electric, hybrid (energy storage)
• Basic components — pumps, motors, transmissions (HST, HMT, hybrid), actuators, electronics, valves, fluid conductors
• Analysis, modeling, simulation — component, fluid system, system-vehicle integration and optimization, control systems
• Noise and vibration — analysis, measurement, control; fluidborne, structureborne, airborne
• Fluids — new fluids, green concerns (biodegradable), fluid properties, contamination, filtration
• Materials / manufacturing — new materials, improved manufacturing practices (tolerances, reliability, efficiency), green materials and manufacturing techniques
• Auxiliary components related to fluid power — electric motors, brakes, clutches, gear boxes, linear positioners, belts and pulleys, sensors, communication protocols
• Standards — industry, national, international
• Fluid power in renewable energy applications
• Impact of Tier 4 and beyond
• Controls and control systems
• Seals and sealing technology

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the IFPE 2014 Conference has not been announced, but is expected to be late May or early June 2013, and the list of topics are subject to change. For more information visit www.ifpe.com/education.