IFPE's Education Committee, co-chaired by Tom Wanke, Director, Fluid Power Institute, Milwaukee School of Engineering and James D. Van de Ven, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, has issued a call for papers for the IFPE 2014 Technical Conference. Scheduled for March 4 to 8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center,

The IFPE 2014 Technical Conference will feature presentations by international experts in hydraulics, pneumatics, power transmission, and their control. Papers presented at the conference will also be published in subsequent proceedings.

Abstracts are now being accepted for the following topics:

•  Fluid power systems — hydraulic, hydromechanical, hydro-electric, hybrid (energy storage)
•  Basic components — pumps, motors, transmissions (HST, HMT, hybrid), actuators, electronics, valves, fluid conductors
•  Analysis, modeling, simulation — component, fluid system, system-vehicle integration and optimization, control systems
•  Noise and vibration — analysis, measurement, control; fluidborne, structureborne, airborne
•  Fluids — new fluids, green concerns (biodegradable), fluid properties, contamination, filtration
•  Materials / manufacturing — new materials, improved manufacturing practices (tolerances, reliability, efficiency), green materials and manufacturing techniques
•  Auxiliary components related to fluid power — electric motors, brakes, clutches, gear boxes, linear positioners, belts and pulleys, sensors, communication protocols
•  Standards — industry, national, international
•  Fluid power in renewable energy applications
•  Impact of Tier 4 and beyond
•  Controls and control systems
•  Seals and sealing technology

The deadline for submitting abstracts is expected to be late May or early June 2013, and the list of topics is subject to change. For more information visit www.ifpe.com/education.