Call for Papers open until 03. December 2020

Extended call for papers deadline! International Conference on Gears 2021

International Conference on Gears | VDI-Conference

Deadline extended by two weeks! You now have until December 3rd, present your work. Submit your paper today and join us. The 9th International Conference on Gears 2021 will be held in Garching, Munich at the Gear Research Centre (FZG) of the Technical University of Munich from September 15th to 17th, 2021. Supported by national and international associations, the conference brings together over 500 leading experts from the international gear and transmission industry. Presenting a paper gives you the opportunity to take part in this leading international forum and learn about the latest developments and research results in the powertrain industry and academia.

Discover innovative gear technology, network around the world and build partnerships!

Following on from the success of the past conference the “International Conference on Gears” will surely be a again a unique meeting point for equipment manufacturers, producers and researchers of gear and transmission systems and present your new solutions, latest research results and technical ideas. You will find answers to questions such as Where are the potentials for innovative tooth geometry and modifications?, How can you increase the load carrying-capacity? or What are the best techniques for continuous diagnosis and monitoring? And many more. 

Paper submission of your abstract – topic areas

We would like to invite and encourage you to contribute an abstract and showimprovements in the field of gears and transmissions, how gears can contribute to increasing energy efficiency, reducing resource consumption and how new technologies will be incorporated in the powertrain.

Don´t miss out on being part of this unique meeting point for equipment manufacturers, producers and researchers of gear and transmission systems and present your new solutions, latest research results and technical ideas.

Call for papers is open - We’re looking for experts.

Submit your entry by the 03. December 2020.

Extra time for handing in your abstract covering related topics such as: in your abstract covering related topics such as:

  • Design, simulation and analysis of gears and transmissions
  • Industrial applications, e.g. transmissions for energy systems, for mobility systems, etc.
  • Test methods and/or procedures for endurance, efficiency and noise behavior
  • Materials, lubrication and tribology
  • Manufacturing, e.g. productivity increases with new concepts for machine and manufacturing processes, reduction of machine running or throughput time, balancing of productivity and flexibility
  • Gear design and manufacturing in context of digitalization and industry 4.0
  • Potentials and challenges of high performance plastic gears

For a full list of conference topics, please download the Call for Papers.

Be part of the most important international conference in the field of gears and transmissions in 2021 to meet, share ideas and learn together.

Submit your abstract now.

Guidelines for preparing your abstract

Authors should take note of the following requirements:

  • Title of the paper and/or poster
  • An abstract summarizing your paper, no more than one sheet of A4
  • Information about the speaker and co-authors: name, title(s), company address, department, affiliation, e-mail, telephone and fax numbers
  • In which topic area(s) your presentation should be listed
  • A statement specifying what is new in your presentation
  • A bibliography of your previous publications about this subject
  • How you would like to present your paper upon acceptance (full or poster presentation)
  • Note whether a peer review of the complete manuscript is requested
  • Abstracts should be submitted in PDF or Word format
  • Official language is English

Important dates for authors

We would like to remind all authors of the important dates below:

Extended deadline for submission of abstracts

December 3rd, 2020

Notification of acceptance

End of February 2021

Final program available in

May 2021

Deadline for submission of manuscripts

June 9th, 2021

Deadline for submission of manuscripts for peer review and
publication in the journal “Forschung im Ingenieurwesen"

March 26th, 2021


We are currently preparing the final program for you. You will soon be able to download it here.

On the basis of the abstract, the program committee will decide on acceptance and on the order of presentation in the conference program. All accepted authors will be required to submit a full paper to be published in the conference proceedings which have an official ISBN number. If accepted authors wish their full paper to be peer reviewed, this must be indicated in the abstract. The paper will be reviewed and – if accepted – published in the magazine “Forschung im Ingenieurwesen”. This journal is currently listed in Scopus and Web of Science, with a recognized impact factor of 0.766 (2019).

To submit your abstract, you will need to create or log in at your account at This allows you to submit and manage abstracts, papers, and posters associated with the International Conference on Gears 2021.

If you have any questions or need further information please contact Mrs. Koerber.

At present we are planning an onsite set-up, but we also keep an eye on the actual developments and will prepare alternative digital solutions if necessary.

Accompanying conferences focus on high-performance plastic gears and gear production

In addition to the International Conference on Gears 2021 the accompanying conferences again offer a deep insight into all aspects of

>> Gear Production 2021

>> High Performance Plastic Gears 2021

Experts in the field of gear manufacturing or plastic gears are invited to contribute a proposal for the call for papers of the International Conference on Gears 2021.

Entrance to the accompanying conferences is free for registered participants of the International Conference on Gears 2021.

Two social events offer excellent networking opportunities

The conference offers many opportunities to meet up with colleagues - old and new - during the breaks. A social evening in the main hall of the university will be held on the second conference day. In addition, we warmly invite you to an external evening event. Let yourself be surprised. The social events are included in the conference attendance fee.

Sponsorship & exhibition opportunities

The International Conference on Gears 2021–the world´s leading congress in the field of gears and transmissions – offers you the chance to reach out to key players.  Speak directly to your targeted audience and interact with high-profile delegates through sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. If you are interested in presenting your products and services please contact us.

Ensure your participation – register for the International Conference on Gears 2021

Hand in your abstract now or reserve your participation in our next convention now to make sure you will be part of the leading international platform for equipment manufacturers and producers and also researchers into gear and transmission systems.


Eventnumber: 02TA210

International Conference on Gears 2021

Garching near Munich,

FZG Forschungsstelle für Zahnräder und Getriebebau Technische Universität München*

Boltzmannstr. 15,
85748 Garching
+49 89/289-15807 to website


Early bird price until 30.04.2021

1.490,– € plus VAT

1.590,– €

Take advantage of the block of rooms we have reserved for guests at the event location. Please list VDI Wissensforum as a reference when making your hotel booking.

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Advisory Board

 Amir AboutalebEng. Amir Aboutaleb American Gear Manufacturers Association / Alexandria

 Albert AlbersUniv.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Albert Albers Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) IPEK-Institut für Produktentwicklung / Karlsruhe

Luc Amar CETIM Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques / Senlis Cedex

 Heinz-Uwe ArnscheidtDr.-Ing. Heinz-Uwe Arnscheidt Volkswagen AG / Wolfsburg

 Jörg BörnerDr.-Ing. Jörg Börner ZF Friedrichshafen AG / Friedrichshafen

 Johan Bos Johan Bos Bos Gear Solutions / Middelburg

 Bernhard BouchéDr.-Ing. Bernhard Bouché Getriebebau Nord GmbH & Co KG / Bargteheide

 Christian BrecherProf. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher RWTH Aachen / Aachen

 Bingkui ChenProf. Bingkui Chen Chongqing University / Shapingba,Chongqing

 Rolf DoebereinerDr.-Ing. Rolf Doebereiner AVL List GmbH / Graz

 Jože DuhovnikProf. Dr. Eng. Jože Duhovnik Faculty of Mechanical Engineering University of Ljubljana / Ljubljana

 Hartmut FaustDr.-Ing. Hartmut Faust Schaeffler Automotive Buehl GmbH & Co. KG / Bühl

 Hans-Peter FleischmannDipl.-Ing. (FH) Hans-Peter Fleischmann AUDI AG / Ingolstadt

 Marius Fürst Marius Fürst Technische Universität München / Garching

 Carsten GittDr.-Ing. Carsten Gitt Mercedes-Benz AG / Sindelfingen

 Carlo GorlaProf. Ing. Carlo Gorla Politecnico di Milano Dipartimento di Meccanica / Milano

 Norbert HaefkeDipl.-Ing. Norbert Haefke FVA GmbH / Frankfurt

 Jörg HermesDr.-Ing. Jörg Hermes SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG / Bruchsal

 Ralf HeßDr.-Ing. Ralf Heß Flender GmbH / Bocholt

 Manfred HirtProf. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Hirt FZG-Augsburg Außenstelle der Forschungsstelle für Zahnräder und Getriebebau - TU München / Augsburg

 Bernd-Robert HöhnProf. Dr.-Ing. Bernd-Robert Höhn FZG Forschungsstelle für Zahnräder und Getriebebau Technische Universität München / Garching

 Haruo HoujohProf. Dr.-Ing. em. Haruo Houjoh Tokyo Institute of Technology / Yokohama-city

 Georg JacobsProf. Dr.-Ing. Georg Jacobs MSE – Institut für Maschinenelemente und Systemententwicklung RWTH Aachen / Aachen

 Ahmet KahramanProf. Ahmet Kahraman The Ohio State University / Columbus

 Alex KapelevichDr. Alex Kapelevich AKGears LLC / Shoreview, MN

 Andreas KleinDr.-Ing. Andreas Klein Flender GmbH / Voerde

 Ulrich KnödelDr.-Ing. Ulrich Knödel Magna PT B.V. & Co. KG / Untergruppenbach

 Caroline Körber Caroline Körber VDI Wissensforum GmbH / Düsseldorf

 Aizoh KuboProf. hc. Dr.-Ing. Aizoh Kubo Kyoto University / Sakyou-ku, Kyoto

 Heinz LinkeProf. em. Dr.-Ing.habil. Heinz Linke Technische Universität Dresden / Dresden

 Geng LiuProf. Geng Liu Northwestern Polytechnical University / Xi'an Shaanxi

 Kai LubenowDr.-Ing. Kai Lubenow Eickhoff Antriebstechnik GmbH / Bochum

 Athanassios MihailidisProf. Dr.-Ing. Athanassios Mihailidis Aristotle University / Thessaloniki

 Aleksandar MiltenovicProf. Dr.-Ing. Aleksandar Miltenovic Mechanical Engineering Faculty University of Nis / Nis

 Ichiro MoriwakiProf. Ichiro Moriwaki Kyoto Institute of Technology / Kyoto-shi

 Michel OctrueDr. Michel Octrue CETIM Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques / Senlis Cedex

 Robin Olson Robin Olson Rexnord Industries, LLC / Milwaukee

 Jose PedreroProf. Dr. Ing. Jose Pedrero Universidad Nacional de Educacion / Madrid

 Burkhard PinnekampDr.-Ing. Burkhard Pinnekamp Renk AG / Augsburg

 Gerhard PollProf. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Poll Leibniz Universität Hannover Institut für Produktentwicklung und Gerätebau / Hannover

 Datong QinProf. Dr. Ing. Datong Qin Chongqing University / Shapingba,Chongqing

 Zsolt RothDipl.-Ing. Zsolt Roth J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG / Heidenheim

 Bernd SauerProf. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Sauer TU Kaiserslautern Fachbereich Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik / Kaiserslautern

 Berthold SchlechtProf. Dr.-Ing. Berthold Schlecht Technische Universität Dresden / Dresden

 Sebastian Sepp Sebastian Sepp Technische Universität München / Garching

 Ray SnidleProf. Ray Snidle Cardiff School of Engineering Cardiff University / Cardiff

 Karsten StahlProf. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Stahl FZG Forschungsstelle für Zahnräder und Getriebebau Technische Universität München / Garching

 Peter TenbergeProf. Dr.-Ing. Peter Tenberge Fakultät für Maschinenbau Ruhr-Universität-Bochum / Bochum

 Joachim ThomasDr.-Ing. Joachim Thomas ZG Hypoid GmbH / Aschheim

 Philippe VelexProf. Dr. Ing. Philippe Velex INSA - Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Lyon / Villeurbanne Cédex

 Franz VölkelDr.-Ing. Franz Völkel Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG / Herzogenaurach

 Reiner VonderschmidtDr.-Ing. Reiner Vonderschmidt GEORGII KOBOLD GmbH & Co. KG / Horb

 Wenzhong WangProf. Wenzhong Wang Beijing Institute of Technology Beijing / Beijing, China

 Michael WeigandUniv. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. Michael Weigand Technische Universität Wien Institut für Konstruktionswissenschaften und Technische Logistik E307 / Wien

 Toni WeissDr.-Ing. Toni Weiss GanaCon Gear analysis and consulting / Inning

Eventnumber: 02TA210

International Conference on Gears 2021


Take advantage of the block of rooms we have reserved for guests at the event location. Please list VDI Wissensforum as a reference when making your hotel booking.

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International Conference on Gears 2021

Gear Research Centre (FZG)
Institute of Machine Elements
Technical University of Munich
Boltzmannstr. 15
85748 Garching

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