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 Webinars 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:

Fraunhofer ITWM, Seminar 3. – 4.5.2022

Data Analysis and Machine Learning in Vehicle Engineering

[only available in German]

About once a year, our division offers a two-day seminar on »Data Analysis and Machine Learning in Vehicle Engineering«.

The aim of this seminar is to teach basic methods, procedures and techniques from the fields of data analysis and machine learning and to show how these can improve the vehicle engineering process using selected examples.


Udine, Italy, Conference / 18.5. - 19.5.2022


At the conference, participants will gain insight into how key players in the global automotive industry are currently using simulations and driving simulators to accelerate the development of new vehicles. We will be there with our experts Francesco Calabrese and Christoph Burkhart from our division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« and present some of our projects.


Hannover, Fair / 18.05. - 20.05.2022

22. Tire Technology Expo

Our colleague Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Math. Axel Gallrein from the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« will give a presentation about »CD-Tire«, our software for tire modeling, in the workshop »Tire Modeling and its Application in Tire and Vehicle Development«.

Fraunhofer ITWM, Seminar 18. – 20.5.2022

Load Data - Analysis, Design and Simulation

[only available in German]

About once a year, our division offers a three-day seminar on »Load Data - Analysis, Design and Simulation«. The event is directed, among others, at the target group of calculators and test engineers.


Aachen, VDI Conference / 23.05. – 24.05.2022

Tire – Chassis – Roadway

Every two years, the »Tire – Chassis – Roadway« conference provides information on innovations in the development and design of tires, chassis technology and roadways.

Our tire experts are on site and give a presentation on a hardware-in-the-loop simulation for virtual testing of control units.




Mauritius, Symposium / 19.06. - 25.06.2022

11. Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis (TRISTAN XI)

The TRISTAN Symposium is an opportunity to present the latest research results and applications in the field of traffic analysis and traffic science. Our institute director Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel and our colleagues Dr. Michael Burger and Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Schiewe will be represented in various lectures.


Fraunhofer ITWM, DVM/SF2M-Workshop / 22. – 23.6.2022

BigData Approaches for Fatigue Assessment

Our expert Michael Burger, will give a presentation on Data Based Estimation of Vehicle Loads Quantities at this workshop.

The DVM/SF2M workshop is devoted to enhance exchanges between French & German structural durability communities, especially dealing with ground transportation industries. 

Fraunhofer ITWM, Seminar 29. – 30.6.2022

Statistical Methods for Component Reliability Verification

[only available in German]

About once a year, our division offers a two-day seminar on »Statistical Methods for Component Reliability Verification«.

Special statistical methods are required to provide statistically correct proof of the reliability of components. In a two-day compact seminar, we provide you with the necessary knowledge to be able to answer core questions confidently.

Technical University Kaiserslautern, Symposium 13. – 15.9.2022

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


Streuspanne Blogpost / 20.4.2022

How (In)Dependent Are Multiple Antigen Tests at a Time?

[Only available in German]

Do several Corona rapid tests in a row increase the reliability of the result? In one of the last blog posts, we cautiously approached this question. Now we want to close this gap. Because tests are not really independent of each other, but show correlations. But how can such correlations play out?


Streuspanne Blogpost / 8.4.2022

Does Coincidence Really Exist?

Mathematics is the science of the infinite, statistics that of chance. However, Albert Einstein said specifically about chance: »That in which our calculations fail, we call chance.« In the latest blog, our statisticians Sascha Feth and Jochen Fiedler deal with the topic of chance, as in the accompanying podcast.


Streuspanne Blog Entry / 3.3.2022

Are Multiple Antigen Tests in a Row More Reliable?

A reader's question brought us to the topic of this blog post: How much does the reliability of antigen tests increase if you test yourself more than once? Answers to this question are provided, as always, by our blogging statisticians Sascha Feth and Jochen Fiedler.


Podcast Streuspanne / 11.2.2022

Curious Embarrassments in Statistics

Would you admit to ever having relieved yourself in a lake? Probably many of us would be reluctant to answer that honestly. But how does science deal with such awkward questions, how to get closer to the statistical truth? Today's podcast episode is all about »embarrassing characteristics« – our statisticians tell us what role social desirability plays.


Students Competition / 10.2.2022

ECMI Students Competition 2022

How to simulate fatigue effects in muscles? We had a hand in this question for the competition: Together with our spin-off fleXstructures GmbH and the Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre for Industrial Mathematics FCC, we are researching human models for the digital factory. Dr. Joachim Linn is also on the prize committee.


Article Fraunhofer InnoVisions / 27.1.2022

Test Driving without Risks

If you want to test new assistance systems for vehicles, you might not want to go out on the road right away. The person should first drive our RODOS® (RObot based Driving and Operation Simulator). This is because our simulation system allows a large number of simulations. This benefits the development of assistance systems for (commercial) vehicles. Read more in the article of the german online magazine InnoVisions:


Press Release / 17.1.2022

ProP4CableSim – Trilateral Project Simulates Cable Systems in Vehicles

No more cable clutter: Our institute is working on the prediction of the elastic properties of cable systems in the »ProP4CableSim« project. It is part of a special transfer program of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the German Research Foundation (DFG). 


Press Release / 16.12.2021

Fraunhofer ITWM Helps to Establish National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)

Research data should be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. So far, however, they are often decentralized, project-related or only available for a limited period of time. The NFDI initiative aims to combat this with a permanent digital repository of knowledge With the Mathematical Research Data Initiative (MaRDI), we are involved.


TV report / 1.12.2021

Expertise of the Fraunhofer ITWM on TV

With Mathematics against Covid19 – our researchers continue to use their expertise in the fight against the virus. In the TV program 3sat NANO ran a report on the topic »How big is the booster effect really?« with statements from our institute director Dr. Anita Schöbel and scientist Dr. Jochen Fiedler. You can watch it here: [only available in German]:


Article Fraunhofer InnoVisions / 18.11.2021

Data Trailer

[only available in German] Autonomously driving vehicles will change our street scene. Commercial vehicles pose special challenges, because an autonomously driving 40-tonne semitrailer tractor entails risks that must be well controlled. For this, computers need to know how the condition and load of the trailer influence the driving situation. We are researching this in the project »IdenT«. Dr. Michael Burger in an interview:


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 – 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.


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