Internal Combustion Engines: Performance, Fuel Economy and Emissions (IC Engines)

Venue: The Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Location: London, London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 27, 2013 End Date/Time: Nov 28, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 01, 2013
Paper Submission Date: May 10, 2013
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These are exciting times to be working in the IC engine field. With the move towards downsizing, advances in FIE and alternative fuels, new engine architectures and the introduction of Euro 6 in 2014, there are plenty of challenges. The aim remains to reduce both CO2 emissions and the dependence on oil-derivate fossil fuels whilst meeting the future, more stringent constraints on gaseous and particulate material emissions as set by EU, North American and Japanese regulations. How will technology developments enhance performance and shape the next generation of designs?

The internal combustion engine is produced in tens of millions per year as the power unit of choice in transport and other sectors. It continues to meet both requirements and challenges through continual technology advancement and innovation from the latest research.

This popular international conference from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers provides a forum for IC engine experts looking closely at developments for personal transport applications, though many of the drivers of change apply to light and heavy duty, on and off highway, transport and other sectors.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Steve Faulkner, Division Manager, Applied Research Europe, Caterpillar; Andrew Fraser, Manager, Gasoline Powertrain Development, Ford Motor Company and Peter Richings, Director Hybrids and Electrification, Jaguar Land Rover.

Call for papers

If you work in this field and think others may be interested in your way of working or the technology being developed, why not share your knowledge and expertise by producing and presenting a paper?

We are looking for speakers on the following topics:

  • Compression and spark ignition engines for light and heavy duty applications, across automotive and other markets
  • Internal combustion engines for hybrid power trains
  • Air-path and other technologies achieving improved performance and fuel economy benefits through downsizing
  • Responses, needs and challenges following the introduction of low-carbon alternative fuels
  • Combustion systems, fuel delivery and mixture preparation; advances in low-temperature combustion systems, expanded range of operation, improvements in conventional combustion
  • Strategies to reduce pollutant formation and advances in after-treatment
  • Instrumentation, sensors and diagnostic techniques for development and/or engine electronic control
  • Unconventional designs or operating strategies; performance analysis or data comparisons

The first step is to produce an abstract of your proposed paper. This needs to outline what you will talk about, in no more than 250 words. Your abstract should be written in English and must include your name, paper title and affiliations.

The deadline for abstracts is 1 February 2013.

Please send abstracts, including full contact details, to Louise McKenna at

Next steps

The organising committee will select authors and invite them to submit a draft paper of up to 4,000 words. The deadline for draft papers is 10 May 2013.

The committee will consider all draft papers submitted and all papers will be refereed by two independent reviewers.  Final acceptance will depend on content of the final manuscript and receipt by 30 August 2013.

All conference papers should be written and presented in English. Authors are required to attend the conference to present their work. Presenting authors enjoy a substantial reduction in the registration fee. However, the Institution will not be able to reimburse any travel or accommodation expenses. All accepted papers will be published in a soft-bound volume available to all conference delegates.

We encourage authors to submit their work to the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, or the International Journal of Engine Research. Work submitted to the Journals will undergo full peer review and should be an extension of the paper submitted to the conference.




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