Dresden Colloquia on Automation Technology (DAK)

Tradition in Times of Change

Supported by the Fraunhofer IVI and several institutes of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineerin at the TU Dresden, the Dresden Colloquia on Automation Technology (Dresdner Automatisierungstechnische Kolloquien – DAK) has established itself as a high-profile event series with over 40 years of tradition.

The wide range of topics offered covers the entire field of engineering and includes talks on fundamental control and systems theory, applied automation engineering, mechatronics, sensor development, microelectronics and interesting reports on practical projects.

Presentations held by renowned experts in the field are the main attraction of the regular events. They are usually accompanied by features from the organizing institutes, which underlines the importance of DAK as a specialist communication platform for university institutes, higher education institutions and vocational colleges, extramural university research institutes, as well as engineering firms and regional industry.

297th Colloquium

Monday, January 20., 2020, 1 pm


Prof. Lars Eriksson
Linköping University (Sweden), Department of Electrical Engineering, Chair of Vehicular Systems

Model-Based Development
 The Prosperous Life, Evolution & Impact of a Diesel Engine Model



Model based development is seen as a key methodology for handling the complexity and guiding the development and optimization of future complex hybrid electric vehicles. It can help reduce the time to market and thus increase the pace of innovation, but a cornerstone for a high innovation pace is the availability and reusability of models. In this presentation, we will follow the initiation and development of a diesel engine model that has been much used and evolved over the years to become used in a wide range of applications beyond the initial intentions. Starting as a model for a long haulage truck it has been refitted to a passenger car, reused in a diesel electric powertrain in an off-highway application, reused as building blocks for a large marine engine model. It is now the cornerstone in a benchmark model for development of planning strategies in future connected vehicles as well as in a model for studying hybrid vehicles and how the powertrain interacts with the after-treatment system. Much of the success of the model builds on the fact that it is component based, systematically developed and adapted to a real-world engine and that it was released as an open source model that can be freely downloadable and modified.

296th Colloquium

Monday, January 13, 2020, 1 pm

Thomas Beckers, M. Sc.
Technische Universität München, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chair of Information-oriented Control

Datenbasierte Regelung mit Garantien
(Data-based Control with Securities)

295th Colloquium

Monday, October 21, 2019, 1 pm


Markus Zgorzelski, M. Sc.
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Chair of Automation and Process Control

Kooperative Trajektorienfolgeregelung in vernetzten ereignisdiskreten Systemen
(Cooperative trajectory series control in connected, discrete event systems)

Organizational Matters

The event is free of charge and always begins at 1 p.m. in the

Conference room of the Fraunhofer IVI Dresden, Zeunerstrasse 38, 01069 Dresden.

It is not necessary to register before the event.

If you are in our mailing list, you will receive an invitation via e-mail. Interested participants can register with

Elke Sähn, Science Communication and Design,
Phone +49 351 4640-612,

for the mailing list.


  • Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI
  • Institute of Automation (IfA) of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at TU Dresden