Call for papers

Call for Papers

The automotive industry is undergoing a technological transformation worldwide. Digital and smart solutions, such as OTA, Artificial Intelligence & Co, are ushering in a new era of all-wheel drive. At the same time, powertrain electrification remains a central component of the mobility transformation. How will smart applications, combined with the electrified powertrain, impact all-wheel-drive performance?  How will end-customer demand and regulatory requirements influence powertrain development? What role will AWD still play in future powertrains? 

Do you want to make an active contribution to these discussions? Then please send us your proposal by June 30, 2021. We look forward to your ideas! 

Focus topics

  • eAWD / AWD BEV – todays boundaries between the poles of specific usability, power / energy demand, system availability / performance, efficiency / driving range
  • What is the right AWD configuration for a specific operating profile – still a chance for conventional AWD drivelines in future? 
  • Modern AWD concepts, systems and related components
  • Functional safety aspects
  • The traction circle is still valid - safety aspects in AWD
  • Autonomous Driving, AI, OTA technologies etc. - the future of top AWD performance? Drive-ability and advanced control strategies
  • Software functions to support diversified OEM branding and varying end consumer requirements
  • Powertrain Electrification
    • 48V - more than traction assist?
    • Parallel HEV / PHEV - what are the right architectures for electrification of an AWD vehicle?
    • Series Hybrid / BEV - does it make sense to combine it with a conventional AWD – Driveline?
    • DHP / DHT - additional synergies in combination with AWD expected?
  • Energy storage & management - status and outlook
  • AWD also needs to be affordable - scalability, modular platform strategies
  • Regional aspects of AWD and eAWD: China, Far East, South-East Asia 

Program committee

  • Klaus Lippitsch, Magna Powertrain / Chair
  • Gabriel Beldie, Borg Warner
  • Stefano Melzi, Politecnico di Milano
  • Peter Fischer, Technische Universität Graz
  • Andreas Mair, GKN
  • Mario Brunner, AVL
  • Karsten Stahl, FZG
  • Walter Sackl, Magna Powertrain
  • Ron Frawley, Magna Powertrain
  • Wenzhe Wei, Magna Powertrain
  • Carsten Buender, Magna Powertrain
  • Karin Kaiser, Magna Powertrain
  • Carina Joebstl, Magna Powertrain

Your paper
The abstract can have a maximum of 2,500 characters and must be uploaded in English.
If your paper was selected as a topic for the EAWD'21 Congress, we will provide you with detailed instructions for your final presentation and further documents to be delivered. 

Your lecture
Should your paper be selected as a topic for the EAWD'21 Congress, you will have 20 minutes to present, followed by a 10-minute discussion. Presentation slides are to be prepared in English. Presentation language can be either English or German. Simultaneous translation is available. 

Congress fee for speakers
Congress speakers will receive free admission to the congress on September 29 and 30, 2021. 

Important dates
  • Submission of paper proposal due by June 30, 2021
  • Author informed of proposal acceptance latest by August 2, 2021
  • Submission of CV and speaker’s portrait image by August 13, 2021
  • Submission of a final presentation by August 20, 2021

Your paper

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