Latest News

At this point, we report on current topics, dates and other news directly from the division.

Workshops and Seminars

Practical applied research and method development require constant communication with the world of industrial application. This means know-how transfer from the institute to industry as well as feedback from users and calibration of new methods according to their practical relevance.

Of course, this is done in our cooperation projects. But we decided to establish an additional broad and open instrument: Advanced technology courses for engineers in the industry.

We offer the following events at regular intervals:


Chargeable Advanced Training Seminars

Technology Days free of charge

Fairs, Conferences and Symposia

The experts of our department regularly attend trade fairs, conferences and meetings and are speakers at the various events.

Here you can find the current dates:

DVM-Tagung / 29.– 30.9.2021

Die Betriebsfestigkeit im Spannungsfeld neuer Mobilitätskonzepte und Fertigungstechnologien

[only available in German]

Schwerpunkte auf der Tagung des Arbeitskreis Betriebsfestigkeits des DVM sind: die Herausforderungen neuer Mobilitätskonzepte, Werkstoff- und Konstruktionskonzepte, Fertigungstechnologien sowie Lastannahmen und Nachweismethoden. Drei unserer Expert:innen des Bereichs »Mathematik für die Fahrzeugentwicklung« tragen mit Vorträgen zum Programm bei. Außerdem gibt es am 30.09.2021 ab ca. 14 Uhr eine Besichtigungstour des Fraunhofer ITWM.

Hybrid Conference / 4.10 – 6.10

Particles 2021

PARTICLES 2021 will address both the fundamentals and the applicability of state-of-the-art particle-based computational methods that can be effectively used to solve a wide range of problems in engineering and applied sciences.

Some of our experts from the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« and from the department »Transport Processes« will contribute to the program with interesting presentations.

Symposium / 8. – 10.3.2022

7th International Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium Kaiserslautern

The Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium is a two-day conference taking place at the campus of the University of Kaiserslautern. The conference includes approximately 50 oral presentations and poster presentations focusing international trends and technological developments of the commercial vehicle industry. Are you interested in contributing to the event as well?

News and Press Releases


Article in InnoVisions / 5.10.2021

25 Years Fraunhofer Itwm: Four Employees Give Insights Behind the Scenes

[Only available in German]

»Mathematics is more multifaceted than one might imagine and it is great to see where mathematical methods are used« – and this for 25 years already. Four of our employees, including our colleague Sascha Feth, give us a glimpse behind the scenes.



Streuspanne Blogpost / 13.9.2021

Vaccine Effectiveness: An Update

In our podcast, we already talked about how vaccine effectiveness is calculated. Millions of people have now been vaccinated, and there is new data. Shouldn't we know better now how effective vaccination is?


Streuspanne Podcast / 8.9.2021

How Do Election Forecasts Work?

[only available in German]

How do forecasts and trends emerge before elections? How are the results of the so-called Sunday poll to be interpreted statistically? How are they collected? Do polls influence the outcome of elections or even voter turnout? If so, what effects can be observed? We explore all these important questions surrounding election forecasts in the new Streuspanne episode.


Blog Entry / Streuspanne / 2.8.2021

Do Statisticians Win More Often in Gambling?

The calculus of probability was invented in the 16th century in the first place only so that noblemen could do better at gambling. What is left of it today? Do statisticians have an advantage in lotto, roulette and the like and win more often? A blog post on the last podcast episode.


Blog Entry / Streuspanne / 7.6.2021

Comparing Regional Incidences

In the Streuspanne Blog, the authors address the question: How comparable are incidences from different regions?


Blog / Streuspanne / 11.5.2021

Incidence Value Decreases While Mean Case Numbers Increase?

[Only available in German]

During the Corona pandemic, all sorts of statistical measures emerge to map the development. Sometimes the R-value is the measure of all things, then the 7-day incidence. It happens that measures that are supposed to mean the same thing show different trends. How can this be?


Podcast Streuspanne / 27.4.2021

How Reliable Are Corona Rapid Tests?

[Only available in German]

From gargle to spit to lollipop tests, in this episode our podcast »Streuspanne« is dedicated to numbers and statistics around the topic of Corona self-tests. How reliable are they? Are there any studies on the subject? How should they be interpreted?


Blog Entry/ Streuspanne / 1.4.2021

Do the Reporting Numbers Show Vaccination Success Yet?

[only available in German]

In all the back-and-forth around the lockdown, there is always a little positive news. Despite rising numbers, the death toll is falling. Do we only have to thank vaccination for that? Our experts Sascha Feth and Jochen Fiedler took a closer look at the numbers in our statistics blog »Streuspanne«:


Podcast Streuspanne / 22.3.2021

»What Does Efficacy mean for Corona Vaccines?«

[Only available in German]

Corona Vaccination statistics – a huge topic everywhere! To bring light into the darkness, our blogging statisticians Sascha Feth and Jochen Fiedler discuss this topic with Esther Packullat in the first episode of the new podcast »Streuspanne – Statistik und ihre Kuriositäten«.


Podcast Datenaffaire / 18.3.2021

»Calculate the Dark Rate of Corona«

[Only available in German]

Our Streuspanne bloggers Sascha Feth and Jochen Fiedler are guests on Dr. Annika Bergbauer's podcast »Datenaffaire«. They talk about questions like: How do you calculate the corona dark figure? Are we at the beginning of the third wave? Mathematical answers can be found here: 


Interview / 15.2.2021

»Machine Learning and Big Data for Cable Simulation«

Our division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« is intensively involved in ECMI, was co-organizer of the web seminar and participated in the event with a presentation. This was an opportunity to find out what ECMI's activities are and where the current focus of research lies.


Blog Entry / Streuspanne / 14.1.2021

»About Lottery Booths, Donald Duck and Mutated Corona Viruses«

What's the connection between lottery booths, mutant Corona viruses, and Donald (yes, we're actually talking about the duck these days)? More about this in the new blogpost of the Streuspanne. 


Project News / 15.12.2020

Autonomous Driving in the Commercial Vehicle Sector for Trucks

In the IdenT research project, we are contributing with our mathematical expertise together with our partners to actively drive the transformation of autonomous transport in the area of trucks.


Kurznews [only available in German] / 1.12.2020

Interviews zur Studie im Fahrsimulator RODOS

Wir haben drei unserer Testfahrer:innen über die Studie im Fahrsimulator RODOS befragt. Ziel der Studie: Erkenntnisse zu erhalten, wie sich autonome Fahrzeuge auf den Verkehr auswirken.

Blog Post / 5.11.2020

Mathematics and Big Data in the Field - Cognitive Services Support Agriculture

In the Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project COGNAC, our experts develop mathematical tools for data analysis and plant growth modeling that help to analyze highly complex situations where decisions often have to be made as quickly as possible. In the blog of the IESE , our colleagues Dr. Michael Burger and Dr. Jochen Fiedler explain how »Mathematics and Big Data are used in the field«.

Press Release / 27.7.2020

THREAD Doctoral Program Picks up Speed

International networks enrich the scientific exchange. Within the framework of the European Union's THREAD doctoral program, this is currently lived out twice at the Fraunhofer ITWM: In July, the institute welcomes THREAD doctoral student Denise Tumiotto, who will spend four weeks as a guest scientist in the field of "Mathematics for Vehicle Development".

In addition, the first network-wide training took place at the beginning of the month, which the 14 PhD students of the program from eight European countries completed together.


Interview / 9.6.2020

Maintain or Ease Corona Actions?

In an interview, our researchers use first screencasts to present the new tool EpideMSE for decision support in questions concerning the spread of the corona epidemic and the effectiveness of measures.

Streuspanne – Our Blog on Statistics and Jurojin

Our mathematicians and statisticians Sascha Feth and Jochen Fiedler present exciting news, fun facts and interesting background knowledge about statistics, mathematics and our tool Jurojin and their work behind it in the blog and podcast »Streuspanne – Statistik und ihre Kuriositäten«. 

The Jurojin software can be used to plan and statistically evaluate fatigue tests.


-> Blog Overview

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