International Fluid Power Conference

Fluid Power - Sustainable Productivity

March 19-21, 2024 in Dresden

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The 14th International Fluid Power Colloquium (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 systems, the IFK has become a central forum for international exchange in the fluid power industry. During the conference and the accompanying technical exhibition, users, manufacturers, and scientists will have the opportunity to present innovations and discuss development trends. The IFK is headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Weber (Chair of Fluidtronics, TU Dresden) and has been held every 2 years since 1998, alternating between Aachen and Dresden.

The thematic focus of the conference will be on sustainable productivity of fluid power applications. The challenges of the novel system architectures must necessarily be overcome. The resulting solutions will help to master the technical and social tasks of tomorrow. Increasing digitization in all areas and the permanently growing demand for efficiency are opening up new opportunities for fluid technology and at the same time presenting it with new tasks. In addition, alternative fluids in particular and their conditioning in the drive system are becoming increasingly important.

Call for Papers

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.

Conference Topics

Energy Management

  • Regeneration and Recuperation
  • Thermal Management
  • Renewables
  • Hybrid Drives
  • Storage Concepts
  • Control Strategies

Digitalization, Connectivity and Communication

  • Predictive Maintenance, Diagnosis and Condition Monitoring
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Data Processing and Analysis
  • New Applications and Business Models

Design Process

  • Efficient Simulation
  • HiL-, SiL-, MiL-Tests
  • Realtime Simulation
  • Validation and Analysis
  • New Approaches and Methods

Fluids and Tribology

  • Fluids
  • Material Compatibility and Mixture Problems
  • Environmentally Friendly Fluids
  • Tribology and Rheology
  • H2 Compatibility
  • New Fluids and Additives
  • Materials and Seals
  • Aging and Predictive Maintenance
  • Surface Modifications: Coatings and Structures
  • Cavitation


  • Pumps and Motors
  • PFAS-free components
  • Valves
  • Actuators and Sensors
  • Accumulators
  • Peripheral Devices
  • Novel Production Technologies
  • Smart Field Devices


  • Reliability and Robustness
  • Analysis and Control
  • Networks
  • Smart Integration
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Functional Safety


  • Energy Efficiency
  • Automation and Control Design
  • Smart Devices
  • Feasibility
  • New Applications

Mobile Applications

  • Electrification
  • Mobile Hydraulics
  • Mobile Pneumatics
  • Fuel Technologies
  • On-/Off-Highway Applications
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Traffic
  • Marine

Industrial Applications

  • Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Transport and Piping
  • Machinery
  • Process Technology
  • Testing
  • Water Hydraulics

New and Special Applications

  • Medical
  • Food and Hygienics
  • Robotics
  • Inventions

The IFK team around Prof. Weber is looking forward to interested participants and exciting contributions from all competence and application areas of fluid-mechatronics!

Key Dates

  • Abstract Deadline                     
  • Notification of Acceptance                          
  • Full-Paper Submission
    • with Review                                          
    • without Review                 
  • Conference

June 18, 2023
End of August, 2023

October 15, 2023

January 14, 2024
March 19-21, 2024

  • Abstract Deadline                 June 18, 2023
  • Full-Paper Submission
    • with Review            October 15, 2023
    • without Review      January 14, 2024
  • Conference                    March 19-21, 2024
  • Abstract Deadline              June 18, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance            End of
                                                   August, 2023
  • Full-Paper Submission
    • with Review         October 15, 2023
    • without Review   January 14, 2024
  • Conference                 March 19-21, 2024


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