The 14th International Fluid Power Conference (14th IFK) will take place in Dresden, Germany, from March 19 to 21, 2024. As one of the world’s most important conferences in the field of fluid-mechatronic drive and control technology, the IFK has established itself as a central forum for international exchange in the fluid power industry. The IFK is headed by Prof. Jürgen Weber (Chair of Fluidtronics, TU Dresden) and has been held every 2 years since 1998, alternating between Aachen and Dresden.
The motto of the 14th IFK is “Fluid Power: Sustainable Productivity,” with which the conference addresses one of the central challenges of today’s society: sustainable and environmentally friendly technology without loss of performance. In addressing this task, the enormous variety of novel fluid power components as well as drive and system architectures plays a decisive role.
The symposium on the first day of the event will be devoted primarily to research-focused contributions. The two following conference days will provide a comprehensive application- and technology-oriented overview of the state of the art in fluid technology. In this combination, the IFK is a unique forum for exchange between university research and application-oriented industrial experience. An accompanying exhibition offers the opportunity to learn directly about products and to connect with manufacturers, researchers and users.
High-quality and captivating scientific contributions are the foundation of the conference. Everyone who wish to present their current scientific work to a broad audience are cordially invited to contribute to the 14th IFK. To do so, submit your abstract in English at www.ifk-dresden.de no later than June 18, 2023. There you will find the template for preparing abstracts. Notifications of abstract acceptance will be sent July 23.
The IFK is dedicated to practical topics in stationary and mobile hydraulics and pneumatics. Detailed considerations of hydraulic, pneumatic, actuator and sensor components as well as fluid technology fundamentals will be presented. Particular importance is given to increasing energy efficiency and the necessary trends such as digitization, virtualization and data-based applications. Contributions on special applications of fluid technology such as medicine, robotics and the food industry are also welcome.
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