8th International
Commercial Vehicle
Technology Symposium

March 13-14, 2024
at the Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau

Campus Kaiserslautern

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Event Information

The Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium is a two-day conference taking place at the campus Kaiserslautern of the Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau. The conference includes (approximately) 50 oral presentations and 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.


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.

More information can be found in the Call for Papers.


Alternative propulsion technologies

  • Electrification and hybridization, battery technology
  • Hydrogen, fuel cells, alternative fuels
  • Consumption optimization, operating strategies

Safety, Reliability and Durability

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

Connected and integrated systems and services

  • Connected driving and working
  • Data-based services (remote diagnostics, predictive maintenance, ...)
  • Operating strategies, fleet management, logistic systems

Simulation Methods

  • Multi-discipline system simulation, co-simulation
  • Innovative testing approaches and virtual validation (XiL)
  • Virtual and augmented reality, driving simulators

Assisted and Automated Driving and Working

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

Innovative Development and Production Methods

  • Vehicle concepts of the future
  • Sustainable development along the entire valued-added chain
  • Lightweight construction, bionics, new production technologies

Conference Language

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


Register as participant (possible from Nov 27, 2023)

We are using ConfTool as conference management system. You can register for the symposium 2024 at the website https://www.conftool.pro/cvt-2024/.

Conference Fees

Standard - Early Bird
registration until Dec 31, 2023
750 EUR
registration from Jan 01, 2024
850 EUR
Students / PhD students*250 EUR
Presenter**350 EUR
Presenter (University member)**150 EUR

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

** one person per presentation/poster

The conference fee includes admission to all conference sessions, catering, the conference dinner and conference proceedings.
There is no compensation for costs for travel and accommodation


Program Flyer

The regularly updated program flyer of the symposium can be downloaded here.

Icon of the program flyer

As of November 07, 2024


Program Overview

Wednesday, March 14, 2024

program day 1

Thursday, September 15, 2022

program day 2

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)

  • Author notification about the conference acceptance of the presentation: end of September 2023

  • Selected authors will then be asked to submit a full paper for the conference proceedings. The full paper should be 12 pages long (at minimum).

  • Submission of the full paper: January 07, 2024

Instructions regarding the full paper for the conference proceedings

  • The full paper should be at least 12 pages and can be written in English or German language.

  • In case of a German version of the full paper, the following information must be submitted separately: English title of the paper; English abstract (approx. 1400 characters incl. spaces); English keywords.

  • To create the full paper, please use one of the following templates:


Please submit your full paper via our conference management tool http://www.conftool.pro/cvt-2024 as a PDF document. Other submission methods cannot be accepted.


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 online media)
  • Presence at the symposium in the event program
  • 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: info@cvt-symposium.de
The call for exhibition will be available soon.

Information for Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsor Silver Sponsor
Key-visual motive Key visual of the sponsor on all advertising media (see below)
Advertising placement
  • banner in the exterior and interior of the conference venue
logo representation (large) logo representation (medium) logo representation (small)
  • Website www.cvt-symposium.de
linking, logo representation (large) linking, logo representation (medium) linking, logo representation (small)
  • Program flyer
logo representation (large) logo representation (medium) 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
(500 € per ticket instead of 850 €)
2 free tickets,
reduced ticket prices
(500 € per ticket instead of 850 €)
1 free ticket,
reduced ticket prices
(500 € per ticket instead of 850 €)
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: info@cvt-symposium.de


Program Committee

  • Prof. Dr. K. Berns, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau
  • A. Brand, BPW Bergische Achsen, Wiehl
  • Prof. Dr. J. Dörr, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau
  • 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, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau
  • Dr.-Ing. C. Göttlicher, Palfinger; Bergheim (A)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Günthner, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau
  • T. Ille, MAN Truck & Bus, München
  • Dr. S. Hammes, BOMAG, Boppard
  • 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. Pickel, John Deere, Kaiserslautern
  • E. Schobesberger, Liebherr-EMtec, Kirchdorf
  • Dr. M. Speckert, Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern
  • Dr.-Ing. N. K. Stephan, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Teutsch, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau
  • Dr. M. Thul, CVC, Kaiserslautern
  • Dr. G. Töpfer, Deutz, Köln
  • Dr.-Ing. C. Weber, Daimler, Wörth
  • Dr.-Ing. J. Wieser, Tadano, Zweibrücken
  • M. Wildhagen, SchmitzCargobull, Altenberge
  • Prof. Dr. F. Will, TU Dresden

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

Email: info@cvt-symposium.de