HORIBA CONCEPT conference 2018

CONCEPT Conference 2018 in Dresden, Germany from March, 22nd to March 23rd, 2018

Shape the future of mobility and transportation together with automotive industry experts!
Discuss the upcoming challenges, including future emission requirements such as RDE and the need
for up-to-date testing methods.
Join us at the 5th HORIBA CONCEPT conference, organized in cooperation with the Dresden University of Technology.

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The automotive industry is facing the biggest challenges in its history. Not only tightened emission laws on a global scale but also new technologies such as hybrid/electric drivetrains, new materials, advanced driver assistance systems or automated driving necessitate new development and testing concepts of vehicles and the involved infrastructure. In order to overcome some of the hurdles, the automotive industry is cooperating with universities, research institutes and governmental organizations on a large scale. Experts from different domains are working together to shape transportation and to bring it into the next century.

Increase your knowledge about the upcoming challenges of the automotive industry and discuss the following topics with industry experts:

Future Emission Requirements and Legislation

Interest in measurement principles for non-combustion particles such as brake wear or tires is continously increasing and leads to new targets and challenges in this field.

Testing Methods for alternative propulsion technologies

Development and testing of new propulsion technologies require a whole set of new measurement methods and procedures. Some of the measurement principles are well known for laboratory applications but are up to now not well known within the automotive domain. Which new measurement principles can be used to support the development and testing of components such as batteries and fuel cells in the future?

Integration of real and virtual testing

The need to cut development cost and development time, together with growing experience in simulation techniques facilitates hybrid methods, such as Xin-the-loop, and combined simulation and testing. This presents some challenges, such as data consistency, comparability of results, integration into complex development processes, etc. All these topics, including upcoming challenges and targets, are currently under consideration by manufacturers.

Conference schedule

March 22nd (Thursday): 10:30h - evening (evening event at Sophienkeller in Dresden)
March 23rd (Friday):       morning - 16:30h


  • Future Emission Requirements and Legislation
  • Testing Methods for Alternative Propulsion Technologies
  • Integration of Real and Virtual Testing

We have already confirmed the following speakers: 

  • Prof. Dr. Matthew Barth (keynote speaker):
    The Future of Transportation
    University of California Riverside
    Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT)
  • Thomas Höhr:
    RDE Test and Simulation in the powertrain development
    HORIBA Europe GmbH
  • Dr. Pawel Jaworski:
    Integration of real and virtual testing in the context of testing ADAS and automated vehicles
  • Prof. Dr. Günther Prokop / Dipl.-Ing. Felix Kocksch:
    Integrated test and simulation in handling and ride target cascading
    Institut für Automobiltechnik Dresden, TU Dresden
  • Prof. Dr. Flemming Cassee / Miriam Gerlofs-Nijland:
    Health effects related to emmissions from road transport in perspective to other sources like industry
    RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands)
  • Dr. Andreas Manz:
    Bosch activities on combustion generated nano particle emissions and associated EU funded projects
    Robert BOSCH GmbH
  • Dr. Sebastian Gramstat:
    Non-exhaust emissions: How to deal with brake particle emissions
    Audi AG
  • Dr. Sebastiaan van Putten:
    Synergetic utilization of testing and simulation in the Audi chassis development process

    Audi AG
  • Dr. Tobias Leismann / Dr. Jens Fritsch / Dr. Thomas Kisters / Dr. Malte Kurfiß /
    Dr. Stefan Moser / Dr. Siegfried Nau:
    New, hybrid testing methods: X-ray car crash and crash-testing of charged batteries

    Fraunhofer EMI
  • Lars Mönch:
    A definition of real driving emissions
    Umweltbundesamt (German Federal Environment Agency)

 A detailed program will follow soon. 

Conference Venue

The Westin Bellevue Dresden
Große Meißner Straße 15
01097 Dresden

The Westin Bellevue Dresden
Copyright: The Westin Bellevue Dresden


By plane: Dresden International Airport
By train: Dresden main train station
By car: The Westin Bellevue Dresden, Große Meißner Straße 15, 01097 Dresden

Hotel Reservation

Hotel accommodation can be booked via the registration form by our event agency CMD.

The following hotels are available:

Conference Language

English and German with simultaneous translation.

Evening Program (March 22nd)

Evening event at the Sophienkeller in Dresden.

Sophienkeller Dresden


If you are looking for a summary of the information about CONCEPT 2018, download the flyer here.


Please register here.

Conference Fee

Early Bird (application by January 31st 2018)
Participants: € 470,00
Students: € 100,00

Regular Fee (later application)
Participants: € 520,00
Students: € 150,00

Registration includes the participation in the event, conference documents, catering during the breaks,
participation in the evening event and 19 % German VAT.

Participation at the social evening is not included for students but can be booked separately.


Event Organisation

CMD Congress Management GmbH Dresden
Bertolt-Brecht-Allee 24
01309 Dresden, Germany
Tel : 49(0) 351 2152 7800
Email: info@cmd-congress.de

Prof. Dr. Günther Prokop - Chair of Automotive Engineering, TU Dresden

Dresden University of Technology
Prof. Dr. Günther Prokop
Chair of Automotive Engineering



Prof. Dr. Marcus Rieker - Director Academic Affairs, HORIBA

HORIBA Europe GmbH
Prof. Dr. Marcus Rieker
Director Academic Affairs

For any further question or information, please use the following email address: HORIBA-events.europe@horiba.com