SICFP at Tampere

Scandinavian International Conference on Fluid Power


Call for papers



The Automation Technology and Mechanical Engineerin unit is placed in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Scieces at Tampere University. Fluid power automation is one of the Units’s priority research areas. We develop fluid power and automation technologies to minimize environmental impacts through automation and intelligent solutions. Our main research areas include sustainable drive systems and actuators, autonomous heavy machinery, and the robotic control of working machines. In fluid power research we are following three principles: interdisciplinary research, the bridging of theory and practice, and cooperation with industry.


Important dates

  • Submission of abstracts
    → 31 August 2018
  • Notification of acceptance
    → 30 September 2018
  • Complete manuscripts
    → 31 December 2018
  • Feedback from the peer-review
    → 15 March 2019
  • Final manuscript deadline
    → 15 April 2019
  • Conference dates
    → 22 – 24 May 2019


Authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of proposed papers for SICFP19 by 31 August 2018. Abstracts of no more than 500 words should state the purpose, result and conclusions of the proposed paper with sup­porting figures where appropriate. The abstracts are submitted through the online registration system of the conference. More detailed information will be available on the website in near future.

The abstract submission is be open at

Required information

  • Preliminary title of the paper, if possible with reference to a conference topic
  • Name, address, e-mail and phone of the authors and organisation


  • The abstract must clearly depict the technical innovation.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 500 words.
  • Papers must be written in English.  


Automation in mobile machines

  • Autonomous machines and vehicles
  • Field robotics, teleoperation and remote handling manipulation
  • Operator assistance systems

Fluid power

  • Digital hydraulics
  • Displacement controlled systems
  • High pressure systems
  • Pneumatic solutions
  • Innovative components and solutions

Reliability and condition monitoring of fluid power and drives

  • Ageing modelling
  • Fail­safe systems
  • Life­cycle estimation

Sustainable systems and drives

  • Hybrid drives
  • Energy storage systems
  • Energy recuperation
  • Renewable energy
  • Environmentally friendly fluids

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Tampere has made a name for itself as a major Nordic congress destination, particularly since the inauguration of Tampere Hall two decades ago. The city’s excellent infrastructure and services meet the needs of even the most demanding congress delegate.

The SICFP19 conference will be held in Tampere Hall, which is the leading conference facility in Finland and a major conference and concert centre in Scandinavia. Tampere Hall hosts over 20 international conferences every year.

Tampere is a beautiful, green city between two lakes, offering an array of leisure activities, such as Nordic walking, lake cruises, original sauna experiences, and swimming in the fresh water lakes.

Tampere is easily accessible. Tampere International Airport is served by direct flights from a number of European cities. The airport is compact and close to the city centre. You will be at your hotel half an hour after your plane has landed! If you fly to Helsinki, then the easiest way is to take a train from Helsinki Airport to Tampere. Another option is to take a direct bus from Helsinki airport to Tampere city centre.

TUT Campus

Contact information

Tampere University
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Automation Technology and Mechanical Engineering
PO Box 589,
FI-33014 Tampere University,

Tel. +358 40 849 0512,

Kalevi Huhtala,
Chairman of SICFP19

e-mail: sicfp(at)


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