Call for papers 2020 – Submissions closed



Closing date for paper proposal submissions:
Submissions closed
Notification of authors of acceptance or rejection of their paper proposal
Publishing date of the conference program:
Mid of February 2020
Deadline for presentation material submission:
1 April 2020
Main days of the event:
13 – 14 May 2020

Main Focus - Detailed Topic Overview

Markets, requirements, strategies for transmissions, power- and drivetrains America – Asia – Europe

  • Automotive market development
  • Strategies
  • Scenarios
  • Required technologies
  • Sales and purchasing potential
  • Considering different general parameters
  • Ecological and legal constraints
  • Consumer research
  • Energy saving and new vehicle programmes
  • Regulatory impacts


Transmissions, powertrains for ICV and HEV from low voltage (48V) to high voltage for passenger cars

  • Manual transmissions (MT)
  • Automated manual transmissions (AMT)
  • Dual-clutch transmissions (DCT)
  • Automatic transmissions (AT)
  • Continuously variable transmissions (CVT)
  • Dedicated hybrid transmissions (DHT)
  • Hybridized and electrified transmissions
  • Innovative non-traditional transmission architectures
  • Micro, mild and full hybrids
  • Plug-in hybrids
  • 48V technologies to meet legislative targets
  • Impact of 48V on transmission
  • Operation strategies, launch characteristics, energy recovery, torque vectoring
  • Energy management
  • Thermal management


Starting devices and transmission shifting

  • Clutch technology
  • Torque converter
  • Geared neutral
  • Actuator technology
  • Vibration damping
  • Interior and exterior shiftings
  • Shift concepts
  • Shift comfort
  • Friction materials and parameters


Components in transmissions, power- and drivetrains: mechanic, hydraulic and electric

  • Gearset
  • Sealings and bearings
  • Shafts
  • Housing
  • Electromechanical actuation
  • Hydraulics
  • Component efficiency
  • Light weight measures
  • Reduction of parasitic losses
  • Electric Machine (EM) from low to high speed
  • Power Electronics (PE)
  • Bordnet


AWD-systems, eAWD, locks

  • Challenges, concepts
  • Developments to master the current challenges
  • Opportunities for fuel efficiency improvements
  • Transmissions and locks for all-wheel drives
  • Torque vectoring, locking differentials
  • Transfer units and axle drives
  • Driving dynamics, driving safety
  • Control and management


Developments and concepts in the field of

  • Power- and drivetrain integration
  • Function integration
  • Comfort, driving enjoyment and safety
  • Fuel/energy consumption
  • Downsizing and downspeeding of combustion engines


Transmissions, electrified power- and drivetrains for commercial vehicles (on-/off-road)

  • Innovative transmission concepts
  • System efficiency for MT, AMT, DCT, AT and CVT
  • Fuel consumption reduction by electric, pneumatic and hydraulic hybrid technologies
  • Fuel efficiency in view of architecture options and duty cycles
  • Axle drives and differential transmissions
  • Relevant, realistic driving cycles
  • Power split transmissions (PST)


e-Axles, BEV drivetrains, from low voltage (48V) to high voltage

  • Single-speed e-Drives
  • Multi-speed e-Drives, CVT
  • E-drives with high speed electric motors, transmission and components
  • 400V/800 V
  • Fuel cell drives
  • Range extenders/range extended drivetrains
  • Coaxial planetary e-Drives
  • Layshaft gear e-Drives
  • e-Axles with/without e-park lock
  • e-Axles with integrated controller
  • e-Axle for AWD
  • Energy management
  • Thermal management
  • 48V BEV concepts

Batteries, energy storage devices, infrastructure

  • Batteries, ultra-caps, fuel cells
  • Charging stations
  • Hydrogen supply
  • Inductive charging
  • Fast charging
  • Standardisation


Electronics in transmissions, power- and drivetrains

  • Transmission electronics, control and regulation
  • Sensor and actuator technology
  • TCU software development
  • Calibration
  • Power- and drivetrain integration: efficient cooperation of engine and transmission


NVH and acoustics in power- and drivetrains

  • Noise reduction and anti-vibration: in power- and drivetrains
  • Sound design
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Impact of downsizing and downspeeding


Diagnostics of power- and drivetrains, transmissions

  • Challenges of diagnostics for electrified transmissions and drives
  • Software based failure management of electronic systems
  • Methodology and tools for the diagnostic design
  • Challenges, practice and experiences of OBD in transmissions, power- and drivetrains
  • Robustness of OBD
  • Validation of diagnostic tools according to ISO and SAE standards
  • OBD and OTX standardisation
  • Tele and remote diagnosis


Test, simulation and evaluation methods for power-and drivetrains, transmissions

  • Functional integration
  • Control concepts
  • Development methods and tools
  • Virtual transmission development
  • Transmission and component tests
  • Test facilities and standards
  • Thermal management: efficiency optimisation
  • Friction reduction in power- and drivetrains
  • Comfort and ergonomics (shifting)


Functional safety, security

  • ASIC, ISO standards
  • Relevance and impact on transmission, power- and drivetrain development
  • Management of quality and functional safety
  • From concept of functional safety to technical safety requirements
  • Impact of alternative drive concepts on functional safety and drivability
  • Practical examples


Lubrication, greases, thermal management solutions for e-drives

  • Fluids for MT, AT, CVT, DCT, DHT, axles and differentials
  • Hardware protection and fuel economy
  • Low viscosity transmission fluids
  • Additive concepts
  • Base oils/base oil concepts
  • Multivehicle transmission fluids
  • Future industry standards for transmission fluids
  • Filter systems
  • Tribology, friction materials and parameters
  • Wear


Innovative manufacturing and production processes

  • Manufacturing strategies
  • Worldwide production concepts
  • Successful localisation
  • Optimal production planning
  • Quality assurance
  • Light weight design


Connectivity and AI applications in power- and drivetrains

  • Digital based calibration methods
  • Online lifetime calculation and failure prediction
  • Operating strategy of hybrid vehicles


Automated driving: consequences for power- and drivetrains

  • Comfort and safety requirements for the power- and drivetrain of an automated vehicle
  • power- and drivetrain integration in automated driving vehicles
  • Weight reduction through automated driving due to changed load collectives


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In case of any questions do not hesitate to contact the Conference Director

Sylvia Zenzinger


Experts of all development areas in the field of automotive drivetrains, components like transmissions, drives, e-motors, batteries, electric/electronics, actuators but also experts in function integration, system engineering are invited to hand in a paper proposal for the CTI SYMPOSIUM USA 2020.

Advantages of an active participation in the CTI SYMPOSIUM

  • Presenting development successes to the most important industry representatives
  • Comprehensive exchange of experiences with your peers
  • Most international* industry meeting in Europe
    (* over 35% participants from non-German speaking countries)
  • 2,700 participants in USA, China & Europe in 2018
  • Opportunity to show your development results in practice at the CTI Test Drive

Your CTI Contact Persons

Project Management
zenzingerSylvia Zenzinger
Conference Director CTI SYMPOSIA
Phone: +49(0)211.88743-3884

Cynthia Schütze
Conference Coordinator
Phone: +49(0)211.88743-3778