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October 22 - 24, 2019 MesseCongress, Graz, Austria

The leading event focusing on simulation trends

AVL International Simulation Conference 2019

Looking Back at the AVL International Simulation Conference 2019 


The AVL International Simulation Conference 2019, which took place from October 22-24, was attended by ca. 400 participants from 30 countries. Technical experts and decision makers alike gathered in Graz, Austria to discuss the newest simulation trends and technological advancements in system and component development for powertrain and vehicle integration. 
Forward-thinking keynote speeches, best practice presentations, workshops and an extensive exhibition dealt with key benefits and challenges alike of a synergetic use of simulation solutions throughout the entire development process.

The first two conference days saw more than 90 technical presentations from well-known OEMs, universities and Tiers. Users could present their own best practices with AVL's simulation solutions to their peers – in four parallel tracks: Electrified Powertrains, ICE based Powertrains/ Performance& Emissions, ICE based Powertrains/ Durability & NVH and Virtual Vehicle Development. 
Roland Wanker, who in his role as new Vice President for Advanced Simulation Technologies hosted the event for the first time, about the conference: "What distinguishes this conference from others, is the very open communication and strong interaction between users and experts from the industry and AVL.”
An important topic throughout the conference was the broadening of activities from the combustion engine to new propulsion systems. This year’s keynote speeches covered a wide range of topics, from most recent developments in ADAS/AD (Prof. Steffen Mueller, Technical University of Berlin) via the hydrogen combustion engine (Dr. Alvaro Sousa, KEYOU) to the future of mobility (Dr. Angelika Sodian, Former MD of NIO UK). Dr. Tiejian Lin, Director of the R&D Institute of Yuchai China, completed the spectrum of keynote presentations from an OEM point of view. Top-level AVL speeches from the Powertrain Engineering and IODP divisions complemented the program and stimulated exciting discussions.
On the third conference day, AVL presented its new applications in a series of well-attended workshops, from engineers to engineers. An important aspect throughout the day was how to apply existing tools and solutions for new drive types. 
Another conference highlight was the exhibition, in which visitors experienced the newest developments of AVL Advanced Simulation Technologies, including numerous Virtual Reality applications as well as highlights from AVL’s Integrated and Open Development Platform.



The Graz conference will include a large number of different subject areas. These include the use of simulation techniques in system and component development for powertrains and vehicle integration.

Topics will include:

  • Electrification (HEV, BEV, FCEV) on System and Component Level for Battery, Fuel Cell, E-motor, Power Electronics
  • Energy Efficiency, Performance and Drivability
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Attribute Engineering
  • Real-driving Emissions (RDE)
  • Engine Combustion, Emissions and Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment
  • Vehicle Thermal Management and Component Thermal Analysis
  • Vehicle External and Internal Aerodynamics
  • Water Management, Water Wading and Splashing
  • Durability and NVH
  • Multiphysics System Simulation
  • Multiphase Flows
  • Model-Based Calibration
  • Virtual Functional Prototyping
  • Data-driven Simulation Solutions
  • Simulation on Testbed
  • Autonomous Driving (AD) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)


Download the agenda for day 1 and 2 here. The agenda for the workshops on day 3 can be downloaded here.

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Evening Program

Get to know experts from the field of simulation! We invite you to continue networking outside the conference program.

Welcome Reception:
October 21, 2019, 19:30
Kunsthauscafé Graz
Südtirolerplatz 2, 8020 Graz

Social Evening:
October 22, 2019, 19:00
Schloßberg 7, 8010 Graz
T: +43 316 84 00 00


During the breaks, visit the exhibition area to discover how simulation is shaping the future of modern propulsion systems.

Info Point

Conference Office @MCG:

Tuesday & Wednesday:
08:00 – 18:00

08:00 – 15:00

Hotel Reservation

AVL has blocked rooms at designated hotels and has made every effort to ensure the best possible room rate for you for this event:

Hotel Reservation

Conference Fees

Regular Conference Fee EUR 690,- (+ 20% VAT)
University Faculty Members EUR 250,- (+ 20% VAT)
Speaker free of charge
Exhibition Staff free of charge



Silver Sponsors

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, HPC, and data intelligence. Focusing on e-mobility, electric motor, Multiphysics, and system simulation, Altair will present its simulation solutions for mobility innovation.
Atos is the European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information technology.
CPU 24/7 is an ISO 27001 and TISAX certified provider which develops and operates unique, customized and secure CAE solutions and Digital Engineering Services, such as High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, IoT and Data Analytics Services.
Rescale offers industry-leading software platforms and hardware infrastructure for companies to perform scientific and engineering simulations that empower the design of innovative products, development of robust applications, and transform IT into unified, agile environments.

Bronze Sponsors


The Magna Powertrain Engineering Center in St. Valentin is an internationally acknowledged engineering supplier. It´s software product FEMFAT (Finite Element Method Fatigue) is a global leading software for finite element based fatigue life prediction, and is used by major OEM´s all over the world.


If you have any questions please contact: AVL-ISC2019@avl.com


Approximately 400 participants from more than 20 countries gathered together for the AVL International Simulation Conference 2017 in Graz, Austria at the end of June to discuss and hear about current industry developments and innovations. The technical program included more than 80 interesting user presentations in the fields Structure Dynamics, Fluid Dynamics and System Simulation. Two days of this conference were dedicated to users presenting ways how they employ advanced simulation methods in the virtual and physical world along the powertrain development process. On the third day AVL provided insights into new applications and workflows as well as discussions in a series of short seminars.

Insightful keynote speeches from John Deere, Strategy Engineers, Know-Center, to name a few, rounded off the extensive range of lectures.

Another conference highlight was the exhibition consisting of a comprehensive AVL display and exhibitor stands. Besides the AVL simulation solutions, participants could experience the Integrated and Open Development Platform, wear VR glasses to watch a demonstration of acoustics simulation results and get a hands-on experience at the Virtual Testbed or the ADAS demonstrator.

October 22 - 24, 2019
MesseCongress, Graz, Austria