The IFK, one of the world’s largest scientific conferences on fluid power, unites scientists with industry in an international forum to exchange knowledge in the area of hydraulic and pneumatic drives and control systems.

The Institute for Fluid Power Drives and Controls (IFAS) at RWTH Aachen University and the Institute of Fluid Power (IFD) at TU Dresden alternately organize the conference every two years. We cordially invite you to participate in the 11th IFK in Aachen.

On the first day, the symposium provides a framework for presentations and demonstrations of fundamentals. Primarily, it is meant to provide researchers from universities the opportunity to present their research to a wide international community of scientists. The symposium is, of course, open to all participants of the IFK who are invited to contribute and participate in the discussions as well. The following two days cover a wide variety of application- and technology-oriented topics.

The conference offers participants the possibility to submit their manuscripts for peer-review. Please pay attention to the manuscript requirements and the shorter deadlines.

The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition, where companies dealing with instrumentation, controls or simulation tools have the opportunity to display and demonstrate their novel products and developments. Additionally, the possibility to present new developments in industry and academia in the form of posters will be provided.