Technical Tour Announced — 13th ISTVS European Conference, Rome

Join us in the heart of Italy for the 13th European Conference of the ISTVS. The conference will be held at the Italian National Research Council (C.N.R.), Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7 – Rome. (

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Technical Tour

The conference program includes a technical tour of the experimentation center of the Italian Army, the Multipurpose Center of Experimentation (CEPOLISPE), in Monterotondo. The technical tour will be on the afternoon of October 22.

CEPOLISPE (English translation)

Accompanying Persons Tours

The Gala Dinner will conclude the technical tour back to Rome, where we will join the guests taking part to the leisure program in Rome. Rome offers a huge number of different tours, and the will be booked according to individual needs right at the conference Desk, thanks to an agreement with a local tour operator. Tour options will include: Christian Rome (half day), Imperial Rome (half day), and Historical Appia Antica Tour (full day).

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Our international conferences form an amazing legacy since our first meeting in 1962 in Turin, Italy — ISTVS is a connected group of professionals from industry, universities, and research institutions who have been meeting over five decades to share research findings. See the full history and order proceedings. 

The 13th European 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.

Conference Scientific Committee

R. Paoluzzi — IMAMOTER-C.N.R., Italy
P. Kiss — Szent Istvan University, Hungary
J.Y. Wong — Carleton University, Canada
J. Yamakawa — National Defense Academy, Japan
L. Richter — OHB System AG, Germany
S. Shoop — U.S. Army CRREL, USA
L. Kushwaha — University of Saskatchewan, Canada
C. Sandu — Virginia Tech, USA


Rome is the Eternal city. Rome is without doubt one the most beautiful cities in the world; every year millions of visitors come from around the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture.

The many monuments and attractions of Rome cannot be described in a short paragraph, but many websites give information on travel, lodging, visiting, dining, and enjoying Rome.

If possible, plan to stay after the Conference, and join one of the many guided tours conveniently provided by the many tour operators available.

After all, Rome wasn't built in a day — it can’t be seen in one, either!


The mission of the ISTVS is to advance the knowledge in terrain-vehicle systems for improvements in engineering practice and for innovation; in the terrain-vehicle domain, to promote the transfer of advanced knowledge to the user for the benefit of society at large in environmental protection, energy conservation, and sustainable development.

Journal of Terramechanics  ISTVS publishes Journal of Terramechanics: Applications to Terrain-Vehicle Systems. The Journal is the leading international journal serving the multidisciplinary global off-road vehicle and soil-working machinery industries, and related user community and governmental agencies.

The Journal provides a forum for those involved in research, development, design, innovation, testing, application and utilization of off-road vehicles and soil-working machinery. It presents a cross-section of technical papers, review, comments and discussion in the field.

» Read more about the Journal of Terramechanics.

ISTVS published a history of the mobility research including:

  • Land Locomotion Laboratory, Detroit, Michigan
  • Ground vehicle mobility, modeling, and simulation at TACOM-TARDEC * National Soil Dynamics Laboratory, USDA-ARS
  • Waterways Experiment Station Mobility Research
  • U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
  • Keweenaw Research Center – Snow Ice Permafrost Research Establishment
  • Nevada Automotive Test Center

» Read more about the history of terramechanics.