24th International Colloquium Tribology
23 to 25 January 2024 at Ostfildern/Stuttgart

24th International Colloquium Tribology

Industrial and Automotive Lubrication

Topics of the colloquium

Platform for intensive knowledge exchange

You can expect 3 full conference days with around 150 contributions from research, industry and practice in six parallel sessions, an industrial exhibition and an exciting social program. The event offers excellent networking opportunities!
It focuses on the following main topics:  current trends in lubricants and additives; automotive and transport industry; industrial machine elements and wind turbine industry; coatings, surfaces and underlying mechanisms; digitalization; sustainable lubrication.

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Information for participants

The conference will be held in a hybrid flex format. You can choose to attend on-site or stream the presentations live online. Here you will find all relevant organisational information for your participation. Find out about booking conditions, accommodation and travel options.

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Exhibition & Sponsorship

Parallel to the conference, an exhibition in the main foyer is organized, where companies will present their products and services. Take advantage of this ideal opportunity to promote your services to a high-calibre audience of decision-makers, specialists and managers.

Foyer der TAE

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Call for Paper for the 24th International Colloquium Tribology

Call for Paper starts in march 2023. If you want to join the event as a speaker and have any questions on that, please get in touch with our event office:

Registration for the 24th International Colloquium Tribology

The registration for the colloquium will open in march 2023! Three intense conference days with about 150 presentations in 6 parallel sessions await you.

Your unique opportunity to

  • get to know all the recent developments in research and industry
  • take advantage of future opportunities and be aware of risks
  • meet all major experts at just one conference
  • expand your network and benefit from personal exchange
  • enjoy our evening reception and social events



The conference will be held in a hybrid flex format. Decide for yourself whether you would like to participate on-site or online from your home or workplace. If you choose online participation, you will be connected live to the event on site via a web conference tool at the regular attendance date.

TAE – Technische Akademie Esslingen e.V.
An der Akademie 5
73760 Ostfildern

Contributions from research, industry and practice

Programme of the 24th International Colloquium Tribology

The evaluation and selection of the submitted contributions will be carried out by the programme committee. The detailed programme will be published in summer of 2023 here.

Main topics at a glance

Over 3 days, the 24th ICT will present around 150 contributions from research, industry and practice in six parallel sessions and top-class plenary sessions. The event focuses on the following main topics:

  • Current trends  in lubricants and additives
  • Automotive and transport industry
  • Industrial machine elements and wind turbine industry
  • Coatings, surfaces and underlying mechanisms
  • Test methodologies and measurement technologies
  • Digitalisation in tribology
  • Digital Tribological Services: i-TRIBOMAT  
  • Sustainable lubrication

Recognised experts

Programme Committee 2023/2024

The programme committee for the International Colloquium Tribology is composed of recognised experts from research and development, industry and practice. Its tasks include formulating the objectives and determining the main topics of the symposium, reviewing and selecting the submitted lecture proposals for the conference programme and providing expert advice to the organiser.

Steering Committee

Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Nicole Dörr
AC2T Research GmbH,
Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Gachot
Vienna University of Technology,
Vienna, Austria

Programme Planning Committee

Univ.- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Albert Albers
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe, Germany

Dr. Arshia Fatemi
Robert Bosch GmbH
Stuttgart, Germany

Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Gaule
Hermann Bantleon GmbH
Ulm, Germany

Dr.-Ing. Michael Gleß
Stuttgart, Germany

Dr. Markus Grebe
Kompetenzzentrum Tribologie KTM
HS Mannheim, Germany

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Jacobs
RWTH Aachen University
Aachen, Germany

Dr. Manfred Jungk
Brannenburg, Germany

Dipl-Ing. Rüdiger Krethe
OilDoc GmbH
Brannenburg, Germany

Dr.-Ing. Max Marian
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Macul, Chile

Dr. Markus Matzke
Robert Bosch GmbH
Stuttgart, Germany

Dr. Johannes Müllers
Robert Bosch GmbH
Stuttgart, Germany

Prof. Dipl-Ing. Dr. Andreas Pauschitz
AC2T Research GmbH
Wiener Neustadt, Austria

International Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Ichiro Minami
Luleå University of Technology
Luleå, Sweden

Prof. Ion Marius Sivebaek
Technical University of Denmark and Novo Nordisk

Prof. Hugh Spikes
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
London, Great Britain

Prof. Gwidon Stachowiak
Curtin University
Perth, Australia

Optimal access to participants


Parallel to the  24th ICT an accompanying exhibition will take place in the main foyer of the TAE, where companies will present their products and services. This is an ideal opportunity to present your services to a high-calibre audience of decision-makers, specialists and managers on an area of over 300 m². The spatial connection of the foyer, cafeteria and lecture rooms gives you optimal access to the participants.

Foyer der TAE

Lasting advertising effect


With our sponsorship packages, you as a sponsor benefit from a sustainable advertising effect through integration in the marketing of the trade conference over a longer period of time and additional on-site advertising opportunities:

  • Integration of your logo in the marketing of the event
  • Enclosure of flyers/brochures in the conference bags
  • Sponsoring lunch, coffee breaks, evening event
  • Sponsoring a smoothie bar, etc.
  • (Outdoor) demonstrations in the factory hall or on the TAE premises

Contact our customer advisory service without obligation and ask for an individual offer.

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