5th International
Commercial Vehicle
Technology Symposium

March 13-15, 2018
at the University of Kaiserslautern

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Event Information

The Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium is a two-day conference taking place at the campus of the University of Kaiserslautern. The conference includes (approximately) 50 oral presentations and 15 poster presentations focusing international trends and technological developments of the commercial vehicle industry. It will be accompanied by a technical exhibition and a special vehicle exhibition.

Review of the 4th CVT-Symposium 2016

Target Audience

Professionals and managers from industry and academia from the domains

  • Trucks
  • Buses
  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Construction Machinery
  • Special-purpose Vehicles


A. Energy and Resource Efficiency

  • >Energy- and resource-efficient product lifecycle
  • Innovative drives, alternative fuels
  • Lightweight design

B. Safety, Reliability and Durability

  • Functional safety and software quality
  • Durability, failure safety and robustness
  • Usage variability, load data analysis and design load targets
  • Monitoring, diagnosis and testing

C. Assisted and automated driving and working

  • Driver assistance systems
  • Partially, highly and fully automated systems
  • Human-machine interaction / simulators

D. Simulation methods

  • Multi-domain system simulation and co-simulation
  • Real-time and hybrid simulation
  • Human-machine interaction/simulators
  • Simulation of tires and soil tool interaction

E. Connected Services

  • Cloud solutions
  • Remote Diagnostics and Predictive Maintenance
  • Security and Data Privacy
  • Customer services / product services

F. Innovative development and manufacturing

  • Agile development methods
  • Variant management
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Efficient production technologies and processes

Conference Language

The conference languages are English and German. German presentations will be translated simultaneously into English.


Register as participant

We are using ConfTool as conference management system. You can register for the symposium 2018 at the website https://www.conftool.pro/cvt-2018/.

Conference Fees

registration before 31/12/2017registration from 1/1/2018Students
2 conference days630 EUR730 EUR200 EUR*
day ticket (Wednesday or Thursday)420 EUR520 EUR

*presentation of a certificate of study or a corresponding certification required

The conference fee includes admission to all conference sessions, catering, the conference dinner and conference proceedings.
For presenters and poster exhibitors (one person each) the conference fee will be waived.
There is no compensation for costs for travel and accommodation

More informations can be found in the Call for Papers.


Important Dates (Deadlines)

  • Submission of abstracts until August 11, 2017August 31, 2017
  • Author notification about the conference acceptance of the presentation on October 04, 2017October 23, 2017
  • Submission of full version until December 01, 2017
  • Review process and author notification about the acceptance of the full paper for the conference proceedings until January 08, 2018
  • Submission of the final version possible until January 22, 2018

Instructions regarding the paper for the conference proceedings

  • The full paper should be approximately 12 pages and can be written in English or German language.
  • If you choose less than 12 pages, then the contribution must have an even number of pages to avoid printing difficulties.
  • The full paper will again be reviewed by the Program Committee , who will decide on the final acceptance in the proceedings. The accepted full-papers will be published by Springer (DOI, print and SpringerLink).
  • To submit your contribution, it is necessary to use one of the following templates of the publisher Springer. Please do not change any fonts, margins or styles, as otherwise your contribution may not be published.

Latex Template
Word Template (same as abstract template)

Please submit your full paper via our conference management tool http://www.conftool.pro/cvt-2018/ as a PDF document.


The Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium will be accompanied by a special industry exhibition. This is a great opportunity to present your company to an international audience of researchers and managers. The exhibition will take place in parallel and in close proximity to the symposium held on the campus of the University of Kaiserslautern. It is freely accessible for exhibitors and the symposium’s audience. The organizers will assist you in organizing your stand at the fair.

Desirable exhibitors

  • Manufacturers and suppliers of commercial vehicles
  • Supply companies
  • Logistics and service companies in the commercial vehicle industry
  • Engineering service and software companies
  • Research institutes

Your benefits as an exhibitor

  • Wide public presence (Announcement of the symposium in print and online media)
  • Presence at the symposium in the event program and on posters
  • Attention of more than 250 professionals and executives in the commercial vehicle industry
  • Approaching potential clients
  • Strengthen your business network

If you are interested please get in touch with us: Tel. +49 (0) 631 205 5220 or info@cvt-symposium.de

Information for Sponsors

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Advertising placement
  • Call for papers
  • Call for exhibition
  • Proceedings
  • Website www.cvt-symposium.de
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  • Program flyer
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  • Short Program (also email distribution)
  • Conference posters
  • Conference monitors in the foyer and the auditoriums
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  • Company flyer
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Tickets 2 free tickets, reduced ticket prices (400 € per ticket) Reduced ticket prices (400 € per ticket)
Prices in € (plus 19% VAT) 5000 2500

We also provide a special sponsoring program for you. If you are interested please get in touch with us: Tel. +49 (0) 631 205 5220 or info@cvt-symposium.de


Hotels (alphabetic order)

hotel art lauterbach

Art Hotel Lauterbach
(City center, ca. 3-4 km distance to University)

Single room per night from 79 €

hotel saks

Hotel Barth
(City center, ca. 3-4 km distance to University)

Single room per night from 69 €

hotel zollamt

Hotel Zollamt
(near main station, ca. 1-2 km distance to University)

Single room per night from 110 €

hotel bb

B&B Hotel Kaiserslautern
(next to main station, 2-3 km distance to University)

Single room per night from 54 €

hotel saks

SAKS Hotel Kaiserslautern
(City Centre, ca. 3-4 km distance to University)

Single room per night from 119 €


Program Committee

  • A. Altherr, John Deere, Kaiserslautern
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. C. Aurich, TU Kaiserslautern
  • Prof. Dr. K. Berns, TU Kaiserslautern
  • A. Brand, BPW Bergische Achsen, Wiehl
  • Dr. W. Burget, Liebherr-France SAS, Colmar Cedex (F)
  • Dr. A. Diehl, Grammer, Amberg
  • Dr. K. Dreßler, Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern
  • J. Elfsberg, Volvo CE, Eskilstuna (S)
  • P. Fleischmann, TU Kaiserslautern
  • Prof. Dr. L. Frerichs, TU Braunschweig
  • Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. D. Görges, TU Kaiserslautern
  • T. Grimm, Schaeffler, Herzogenaurach
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Günthner, TU Kaiserslautern
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. T. Herlitzius, TU Dresden
  • T. Ille, MAN Truck & Bus, München
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. G. Jacobs, RWTH Aachen
  • R. Kalmar, Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern
  • Dr.-Ing. M. Kleer, Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern
  • R. Klement, SchmitzCargobull, Altenberge
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. P. Liggesmeyer, TU Kaiserslautern
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Lienkamp, TU München
  • Dr.-Ing. H. Möller, Daimler, Stuttgart
  • Dr. F. Sager, Alois Kober, Kötz
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. B. Sauer, TU Kaiserslautern
  • Dr. M. Speckert, Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern
  • Dr.-Ing. N. K. Stephan, TU Kaiserslautern
  • Dr. T. Tentrup, Dürr Assembly Products, Püttlingen
  • Dr. M. Thul, CVC, Kaiserslautern
  • J. Weiland, Motec, Hadamar-Steinbach


Commercial Vehicle Alliance (CVA)
Umbrella organization

Organization Team

Karsten Berns, Klaus Dreßler, Patrick Fleischmann, Daniel Görges, Ralf Kalmar, Michael Kleer, Betina Knerr, Elke Lang, Susanne Mörsdorf, Bernd Sauer, Michael Speckert, Nicole Stephan, Martin Thul, Caroline Wasser

Imprint and Contact

Commercial Vehicle Alliance

c/o Lehrstuhl für Konstruktion im Maschinen- und Apparatebau
Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 42-166
D-67663 Kaiserslautern

Phone: +49 (0) 631 205 5220
Fax: +49 (0) 631 205 3730
Email: info@cvt-symposium.de