6th International
Commercial Vehicle
Technology Symposium

March 10-12, 2020
at the University of Kaiserslautern

Conference participation

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 5th CVT-Symposium 2018

Target Audience

The CVA is inviting professionals from industry and academia from the domains .trucks, buses, agricultural machinery, construction machinery, special-purpose vehicles' to actively participate in this conference and to submit presentation proposals for the topic areas listed below.


Energy and Resource Efficiency

  • Sustainable products and processes
  • Innovative drives, alternative fuels
  • Consumption optimization, operating strategies

Safety, Reliability and Durability

  • Functional safety and Software quality
  • Durability, reliability and robustness
  • Usage variability, load data analysis and design load targets

Assisted and Automated Driving and Working

  • Semi-, highly- and fully-automated systems
  • Car-to-car/car-to-infrastructure coupling
  • Human-machine interaction

Simulation and Testing Methods

  • Multi-discipline system simulation, co-simulation
  • Innovative testing approaches
  • Real-time simulation, driving simulators, HiL, SiL

Connected Systems and Services

  • Connected driving and working
  • Monitoring, remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance
  • Fleet Management, logistic systems

Innovative Methods and Concepts

  • Vehicle and mobility concepts of the future
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Lightweight construction, bionics, new production technologies
  • Ergonomics, ride comfort, NVH

Conference Language

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

Conference Fees

registration before 31/12/2019registration from 1/1/2020Students
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 conference flyer.



Program Overview

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

18:00Welcome and opening of exhibition, refreshments

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

9:00Opening and welcome addresses by politicians/
Presentations in topic groups until approx. 17:30
19:00Conference dinner

Thursday, March 12, 2020

9:00 Presentations in topic groups
16:30Expected end of the event

On both conference days

  • Accompanying exhibition of industrial-booths, poster sessions and product presentations
  • High-ranking managers and senior engineers are talking about new trends and innovations for commercial vehicles, busses, agricultural or construction machinery, or special purpose vehicles


Important Dates (Deadlines)

  • Submission of abstracts until July 28, 2019 September 15, 2019
  • Author notification about the conference acceptance of the presentation on November 04, 2019

Instructions regarding the paper for the conference proceedings

  • The abstract should be at least 3.000 characters (exclusive diagrams and tables) and can be written in English or German language.
  • Based on the abstract the Program Committee will decide on the acceptance as presentation.
  • To submit your abstract, it is necessary to use one of the following templates of the publisher Springer. Please do not change any fonts, margins or styles.

Latex Template
Word Template

Please submit your abstract via our conference management tool http://www.conftool.pro/cvt-2020/ 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

Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsor Silver Sponsor
Key-visual motive Key visual of the sponsor on all advertising media (see below), banners in the exterior and interior of the conference venue
Advertising placement
  • Call for papers
  • Call for exhibition
Category-related naming, logo representation (large)
  • Proceedings
Key visual of the sponsor as cover
  • Website www.cvt-symposium.de
Category-related naming, linking, logo representation (large) Category-related naming, linking, logo representation (medium) Category-related naming, linking, logo representation (small)
  • Program flyer
Category-related naming, logo representation (large) Category-related naming, logo representation (medium) Category-related naming, logo representation (small)
  • Short Program (also email distribution)
  • Conference posters
  • Conference monitors in the foyer and the auditoriums
Logo representation (large) Logo representation (medium) Logo representation (small)
  • Company flyer
Inserts for the conference bag Inserts for the conference bag Inserts for the conference bag
Tickets 3 free tickets, reduced ticket prices (400 per ticket instead of 730 €) 2 free tickets, reduced ticket prices (400 per ticket instead of 730 €) Reduced ticket prices ((400 per ticket instead of 730 €)
Prices in (plus 19% VAT) 10.000 5.000 2.500

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


Program Committee

  • Prof. Dr. K. Berns, TU Kaiserslautern
  • A. Brand, BPW Bergische Achsen, Wiehl
  • Dr.-Ing. A. Diehl,Grammer, Amberg
  • Dr. K. Dreßler, Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern
  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. H. Eichlseder, TU Graz (A)
  • Dr.-Ing. U. Faß, Volvo CE, Konz
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. D. Görges, TU Kaiserslautern
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Günthner, TU Kaiserslautern
  • Prof. M. Hall, The University of Texas at Austin (USA)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. T. Herlitzius, TU Dresden
  • T. Ille, MAN Truck & Bus, München
  • R. Kalmar, Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern
  • Dr.-Ing. M. Kleer, Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern
  • Prof. M. Lidberg, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (S)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. P. Liggesmeyer, Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern
  • K. Meißner, Terex Cranes Germany, Zweibrücken
  • Dr.-Ing. M. Mohr, ZF Friedrichshafen
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. P. Pickel, John Deere, Kaiserslautern
  • Dr. F. Sager, Alois Kober, Kötz
  • E. Schobesberger, Liebherr-EMtec, Kirchdorf
  • Dr. M. Speckert, Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern
  • Dr.-Ing. N. K. Stephan, TU Kaiserslautern
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Teutsch, TU Kaiserslautern
  • Dr. M. Thul, CVC, Kaiserslautern
  • Dr. G. Töpfer, Deutz, Köln
  • Dr.-Ing. C. Weber, Daimler, Wörth
  • J. Weiland, Motec, Hadamar-Steinbach
  • M. Wildhagen, SchmitzCargobull, Altenberge


Commercial Vehicle Alliance (CVA)
Umbrella organization

Imprint and Contact

Commercial Vehicle Alliance

c/o Institute for Mechanical and Automotive Design (iMAD)
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