The 9th IFK - International Fluid Power Conference Aachen has issued its call for papers for its event to be held March 24-26, 2014. The deadline for submission is May 13, with acceptance notification by July 3.

The IFK, one of the world’s largest scientific conferences on fluid power, unites scientists with industry in an international forum to exchange knowledge in the area of hydraulic and pneumatic drives and control systems. The Institute for Fluid Power Drives and Controls (IFAS) at RWTH Aachen University and the Institute of Fluid Power (IFD) at TU Dresden alternately organize the conference every two years.

In addition to university researchers, conference organizers are inviting all participants to submit manuscripts for peer-review. Topics cover a wide variety of application- and technology-oriented topics in three parallel sessions.

The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition, where companies dealing with instrumentation, controls or simulation tools have the oppertunity to display and demonstrate their products. A poster session will also present new developments in industry and academica.

The following example topics are suggested, but any research idea is welcome for review: simulation and validation; mobile applications; systems; automation technology; renewable energy and energy management; new applications; materials and fluids; pneumatics; components; and condition monitoring and diagnostics. Visit ifk2014 for more details on topics.

Learn how to submit abstracts by clicking here.