Munich Symposium on Lightweight Design

Agenda out now!

Please find the Agenda for this year's symposium here.

Call for Papers - Extended until September 4th!

Every year since 2003, the Technical University of Munich, the Universität der Bundeswehr München and the University of Applied Sciences in Munich have been inviting researchers and experts in the field of Lightweight
Design to the Munich Symposium on Lightweight Design. The Symposium aims to bring experts from both Academia and Industry together to discuss new developments, processes, and possible applications for pushing
research in Lightweight Design. This year’s Munich Symposium on Lightweight Design 2023 will take place over three days as an in-person event at the participating universities. However, the conference will be changed to a virtual format if necessary to meet the legal demands at the time of the event. Participation is free of charge. You can register here.

We invite all interested researchers and industry practitioners to present their work. Please submit an abstract of your presentation until August 21, 2023 (Extended to September 4th!). You will be notified about acceptance by September 05, 2023. Presentations can be submitted in German or English. In addition, every accepted speaker is invited to submit a written contribution (full paper in English, 4 to 12 pages) by January 15, 2024. Submitted papers will undergo a review. You will receive a separate notification of acceptance by January 29, 2024. Accepted papers will finally be published by Springer as part of the Proceedings of the Munich Symposium on Lightweight Design 2023.

Submission & Topics

An abstract or short description of your presentation can be submitted via the Springer OCS system. The template and guidelines can be found here. Contributions may address, but are not limited to, on or more of the following topics:
Technical University of Munich
Design and Optimization of Lightweight Structures | Design for Additive Manufacturing | Topology Optimization
Universität der Bundeswehr München
High-performance Structures | Composite and Hybrid Lightweight Materials | Manufacturing Technologies and Additive Manufacturing
University of Applied Sciences Munich
Simulation | Design and Manufacturing of Lightweight Materials and Structures | AI in Lightweight Design | Smart Composites


Call for Papers  
Deadline for abstract of your presentation 21. August 2023 (Extended to September 4th!)
Notification of acceptance for the conference 05. September 2023
Full paper submission deadline 15. January 2024
Notification of acceptance for the proceedings 29. January 2024

Dates and Locations of the Symposium
Universität der Bundeswehr München: 25. October 2023
University of Applied Sciences Munich: 15. November 2023
Technical University of Munich: 29. November 2023