Conference Topics

Intelligent Braking and Braking Control

  • Brake Systems for Highly Automated Road and Rail Vehicles
  • Braking for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Innovative Parking Brake Systems
  • Innovative Brake Actuators and System Controls (Software and Function Development)
  • Safety relevant braking functions
  • Railway Traffic Management Systems

Environmentally-friendly Braking Systems

  • Sustainability in Brake Systems
  • Brake Energy Management and Recuperation
  • Brake Noise and Drag Reduction
  • Lightweight Brake Components
  • Brake Emission findings and available countermeasures

Fundamentals of Brakes

  • Friction Interface Dynamics
  • Friction Induced Vibration
  • Thermal Effects
  • Wear and Emissions

Manufacturing and Markets

  • Manufacturing, Quality Control and Warranty Claims
  • Global Standardisation
  • Aftermarket, Global Sourcing
  • Governmental Regulation and Homologation of Brake Systems

Materials and Design

  • Innovative Friction Materials and Components
  • Disc, Drum, Wheel Materials, Coatings and Design

Simulation, Testing, Innovative Development Processes

  • Virtual Development Methods of Braking Hardware and Software
  • Friction Material and Friction Couple Characterisation
  • Simulation and Testing of Noise Vibration Harshness
  • Simulating and Testing of Particulate Emissions
  • Brake System and Component Performance
  • Scale Testing for Research Development and Quality Control
  • Virtual Validation and Certification of Brake Systems
  • State-of-the-Art Engineering Processes for Safety Relevant Functions and Systems
  • Development (Process/Products) of Cooperating Software and Hardware Solutions in Brakes

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Important dates

10 November 2019
Abstract submission deadline
26 January 2020
Deadline for submission of review ready papers
12 April 2020
Final deadline for modifications to technical papers
29 April 2020
Cut off point for inclusion in proceedings
1 May 2020
Deadline for draft oral-only presentations, posters and presentations associated with a technical paper
1 May 2020
Deadline for speakers to register
24 May 2020
Deadline to upload PPTs for on-site presentation

Organised by



  • Applus+ Idiada
  • ITT
  • Horiba
  • NOF Metal Coatings Europe S.A.
  • Link Europe GmbH
  • Fagor Ederlan Group
  • Lapinus
  • Sadeca Automotive
  • Alroko

Supported by

  • STA