• Optimization of combustion processes in terms of efficiency, emissions and performance
  • Alternative fuels
  • Mixture formation, combustion and emissions
  • Charging
  • Simulation and measurement technology
  • Model-based control
  • On-board sensors and monitoring systems
  • Exhaust heat recuperation
  • Exhaust gas aftertreatment
  • Electrification of IC engines and its consequences

Registration forms and the conference program are avaiblable online.


An exhibition with engines, test bench and measuring equipment, and computer simulation programs will be set up. More infos:

Conference Directors:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Eichlseder and Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Wimmer

The conference is organized by the Large Engines Competence Center LEC and the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics at the Technical University in Graz.

Review on the past conference:

290 experts and participants from 12 countries spent two days discussing current trends in engine research. The guests from Europe, Japan, China, Brazil and the USA accepted the invitation of the Large Engines Competence Center (LEC) and the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics (IVT) to the 16th conference “The Working Process of the Internal Combustion Engine.” The international conference was dedicated to Prof. Rudolf Pischinger to celebrate his 80th birthday. He organized the first conference in 1987 to celebrate the 80th birthday of Prof. Anton Pischinger.

44 technical presentations were made on topics ranging from high performance power units for motorcycles to passenger cars and trucks to large engines for ships and power generation. Lectures, exhibitions and networking events encouraged intensive technical discussions. The subjects of interest included challenging targets such as diesel and SI engines with extremely low emissions, IC engines with hybrid powertrains, further increases in efficiency for all engines and related technologies such as efficient waste heat recovery as well as concepts for alternative fuels.

The participants and lecturers came from the business world, academia and the public sector. High level representatives of leading vehicle and engine manufacturers, engineering companies and institutes of technical universities in the German speaking world participated and discussed new concepts and findings for the internal combustion engines of tomorrow.

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