We are pleased to share this call for abstracts for the 17th International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction & Operations in Challenging Environments shared by ISTVS member Paul van Susante:
This 17th Biennial event will explore the cutting edge in engineering, science, construction and operations for extreme environments on Earth and in Space. Submission Date Extended: New deadline to submit abstracts - August 09, 2019 Abstracts of maximum 500 words are sought to be submitted by August 9. Full 6-10 page papers will be due by 11/1 for peer review.
ISTVS Resource Initiative Update from ISTVS Resource Initiative editor Alex Keen— Concerns and action from governments over reducing and correcting the effects of climate change are gaining importance and support from citizens in most countries. Legislation for net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is being enacted and is gaining support, and, in some countries, there is already pressure to reduce the deadline and move to net carbon capture — cities like Manchester in the UK are already setting more demanding targets than the national government. Read More
We are pleased to share an upcoming opportunity for an online tire mechanics/vehicle dynamics course offered by our colleagues at Virgnina Tech. Read More
ISTVS is pleased to invite you to explore the trending tools and applications of terramechanics. Six top speakers from different backgrounds and perspectives will deliver five hour-long talks about the influence of artificial intelligence on terramechanics, terramechanics applied to planetary exploration, geospatial and seasonal mobility analysis, advanced modeling tools, and terramechanics applied to military vehicles. Space limited, separate registration required. » https://conference.istvs.org/registration-prague Read More
The U.S. National Science Foundation The grant funds 500,000 USD for a 5-year activity period, from March 2019 to February 2024, within the scope of NSF’s Engineering for Civil Infrastructure program, titled “Modeling Soil-Machine Interaction for Advances in Civil Construction and Terrestrial Robotics.” Read More
We are pleased to share this announcement of a PhD student position from Professor and Editor-in-Chief Vladimir Vantsevich: Vehicle Road, Off-Road and Aero-Dynamics, Inverse Dynamics Problems and Control, Open PhD Position, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Read More
Registration for the 15th ISTVS European-African Regional Conference, taking place in Prague, Czech Republic, on September 8-11, 2019, is now open. Full registration details here » Registration Read More
Hannah Lyness, a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University, is the recipient of the 2019 Nevada Automotive Test Center ISTVS Student Travel Scholarship. Congratulations Hannah. The Nevada Automotive Test Center has provided this $1000 travel award to Ms. Lyness to attend and present at the 2019 ISTVS Conference in Prague, Czech Republic. Hannah has submitted an abstract titled “An Evaluation of Reconfigurable Wheel-Track Testbeds for Military Vehicles “. Please congratulate Hannah when you meet in Prague in September. And thanks to the Nevada Automotive Test Center. Read More
Saturday, September 7, 2019
New initiative to present an advanced training course by ISTVS professionals. Separate fee to participate. Take advantage of your travel to Prague to advance your knowledge!
Updated tentative program:
Artificial intelligence and simulation tools applied to off-road mobile robotics. Speaker: Ramon Gonzalez, CEO of robonity, Spain.
Modeling the vehicle-terrain interaction with advanced tools. Speaker: Shingo Ozaki, Associate Professor, Yokohama National University, Japan.
GIS tools for high-resolution global terramechanics-related parameters. Speaker tba.
Terramechanics for planetary exploration missions. Speaker: Lutz Richter, OHB System AG, Germany.
Topic tba. Speaker tba.
The topics will be grouped in two 3-hour sessions.
» Look for updates on the conference site
Course registration rates:
ISTVS Members: € 100
Non-Members: € 150
Registration will open as soon as the final program is defined.