Call for Papers - ISTVS 18th International Conference - Seoul, Korea - September 22-25, 2014

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** Call for Papers

ISTVS 18th International Conference

Seoul, Korea | 21-25 September 2014

Reminder: submissions open. You are invited to submit an abstract for the ISTVS 18th International Conference, Seoul, 21-25 Sept 2014.

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** Hello, Newswire ISTVS,

Join an amazing legacy of international conferences since our first meeting in 1962 in Turin, Italy — ISTVS is a small, connected group of professionals from industry, universities, and research institutions who have been meeting over five decades to share research findings.

Our 18th International Conference is being hosted at Seoul National University in Korea under the chair of ISTVS member Dr Kyeong Uk Kim. Please read Dr Kim’s welcoming letter below!

Our Technical Committee is listed below, along with some details about our popular conference tours.

Program highlights

Day 1. The conference begins Sunday evening with our ever-popular Ice Breaker Party — you’ll have the opportunity to interact informally with colleagues from all over the world. Day 2-4. Enjoy presentations and plenary sessions, including our awards programs and meals over Monday-Wednesday. Day 5. The conference concludes with our valuable all-day technical tour: we are pleased to be welcomed for a plant tour by LS Mtron°, one of the largest tractor manufacturers in Korea, at their facility LS Tractor*, located about 250 km southwest of Seoul. (° (*

We hope to see you in September!

Dr. Lutz Richter, General Secretary Dr. Sally Shoop, President Dr. Peter Kiss, Vice President International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems

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Letter from the Chair:

The 18th International Conference of the ISTVS will provide you a place where you can exchange ideas and information on the current research and technology developments in the field of terramechanics and terrain-machine systems.

Seoul, the capital of Republic of Korea, is one of the largest cities in the world, risen from the ashes of the Korean war to become a modern metropolis with a population of 10.6 million, and a political, economic, and educational hub of the country with many elegant historical attractions.

Seoul National University, founded in 1946, is the most prestigious university in Korea, is comprised of 16 colleges and 8 professional graduate schools with 1,800 professors and 28,000 students. The conference venue is located at the outskirts of the campus, about 1.5 km away from its center.

It is a real pleasure to extend to all ISTVS members, students, and nonmember professionals a cordial invitation to visit Seoul, Korea, for the 18th International Conference.

—Dr. Kyeong Uk Kim Conference Chair and Professor, Department of Biosystems and Biomaterial Science and Engineering, Seoul National University


March 31 Abstract submission closes June 25 Early registration opens June 20 Early registration deadline August 20 Full papers due September 21 Evening: Ever-Popular Conference Ice Breaker! September 22-24 Conference Sessions

September 25 Conference Technical Tour

TECHNICAL TRACKS » Soil and terrain modeling and characterization » Planetary rovers and mobile robotics » Tires, wheels, and tracks modeling » Agricultural and earthmoving equipment » Operation on soils, vegetation, snow, and ice » Vehicle dynamics, mobility, and safety » Terramechanics

Technical Committee

Dr. Kyeong Uk Kim, Chair, Korea Prof. Shalk Els, South Africa Dr. Alex Keen, United Kingdom Prof. Jonah Lee, United States Prof. Jianqiao Li, China Dr. George Mason, United States Prof. Hiroshi Nakashima, Japan Dr. Lutz Richter, Germany Prof. Corina Sandu, United States Dr. Sally Shoop, United States Prof. Kazuyoshi Tateyama, Japan Prof. Valadimir Vantsevich, United States

Technical Tour

ISTVS has a tradition of valuable technical tours for conference participants. We are pleased this year to be welcomed for a plant tour by LS Mtron, one of the largest tractor manufacturers in Korea. Tour details (

Companion Tours

We offer cultural tours for participant companions as part of our conferences. Visit the conference site ( for up-to-date details!

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