Issue: Apr 2009


FISITA 2010 World Automotive Congress – Call for Papers



by John Larkin

Global automotive engineering association FISITA has issued the Call for Papers for its 33rd World Automotive Congress, which will take place from 30 May - 4 June in Budapest, Hungary. Technical experts from industry and academia are invited to submit their abstracts online now for this prestigious international event.

The FISITA 2010 World Automotive Congress will be hosted by GTE, the Society of Mechanical Engineers in Hungary, and will bring together the automotive industry's technical decision-makers and engineering specialists to advance the state-of-the-art in every important area of vehicle and mobility technology. The theme of the Congress is `Automobiles and Sustainability', and FISITA aims to provide engineers with the technical knowledge and insights they need to develop cleaner, safer and more attractive vehicles, capable of satisfying the needs of customers and society. Congress topics include: environmentally friendly vehicles; safety on roads; intelligent systems in road traffic and efficient production of vehicles and components.

First held in Paris in 1947, the biennial FISITA Congress is now one of the most important gatherings in the automotive calendar, with more than 3,000 industry professionals attending the most recent event in Munich.

According to FISITA, the world body linking together the engineering societies of 38 countries, the financial crisis and its effect on global vehicle markets means that the need to find engineering solutions is greater than ever.

FISITA Chief Executive, Ian Dickie, said:

"Look beyond the current economic troubles facing the industry and you see that demand for personal mobility is still increasing, while the pressure from society to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles is intensifying every day. These trends will continue and for companies that want to survive and flourish in tomorrow's auto industry, the key to success will be major advances in engineering technology. The FISITA Congress is the best way for engineers and executives to come together to share technical knowledge and meet the challenges facing the industry today."

"FISITA's key strength has always been that it is truly global. Authors from more than 40 countries cover the most interesting new ideas emerging from every region of the world. The level of participants also tends to be very high, with delegates typically being the senior technical decision-makers responsible for planning and executing R&D strategies, and deciding the content of future vehicles."

Authors wishing to submit abstracts should visit the congress web site - www.fisita2010.com - where a complete list of topics and guidelines can be seen. Abstracts should be submitted no later than 30 June 2009


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