5th International FVA – Conference The Expert Forum for Bearings – Rolling and Plain Bearings!


25–26 June, 2024 in Würzburg, Germany


Ladies and gentlemen, the conference for you to exchange your knowledge with the bearing community. It takes place from 25 – 26 June, 2024 in Würzburg.

In technology, wherever there is movement, rolling element and plain bearings are essential. Bearings transmit operating forces between moving machine components – and therefore play a crucial role in the functionality, efficiency, and service life of the overall machine or system.

The stresses on rolling bearings in particular are very high, and will continue to increase in the future. As will expectations of reliability. Therefore, appropriate bearing selection and dimensioning as well as the optimal design of the bearing environment are indis- pensable. This requires constant growth in expertise based on practical experience and scientific knowledge.

Be part of it and submit today at bearingworld.org!

Contribute to the program by providing your knowledge – and take advantage of the opportunity to share information!

We look forward to receiving your proposals.

The BEARING WORLD Program Committee


BEARING WORLD focuses on all facets of bearings and all involved components, with special emphasis on rolling bearings – in combination with or comparison to plain or magnetic bearings.

  • Drive technology applications and challenges to bearings
  • Calculation and bearing dimensioning
  • Life and durability
  • Energy efficiency
  • Rolling bearing dynamics
  • NVH (noise, vibration, harshness)
  • Bearing damage
  • Protective seals for rolling bearings
  • Manufacturing aspects, tolerances
  • Validation
  • Lubrication
  • Lab testing vs. field performance
  • Smart bearings
  • Model-based systems engineering

Trade exhibition

Offer participants additional information about your presentation at your company’s stand at the trade fair. Information on the exhibition can be found at bearingworld.org.

Program Committee

Dirk Arnold, Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V.
Dr. Viktor Aul, ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Dr. Elmar Busche, Volkswagen AG
Prof. Brigitte Clausen, Leibniz-Institut IWT Bremen
Martin Correns, Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
Dr. Ralf Dinter, Flender GmbH
Prof. Alexander Hasse, IKAT TU Chemnitz
Prof. Georg Jacobs, MSE RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Eckhard Kirchner, pmd TU Darmstadt
Prof. Oliver Koch, MEGT University of Kaiserslautern
Dr. Nadine Nagler, AB SKF
Prof. Gerhard Poll, IMKT Leibniz University Hannover
Dr. Volker Rombach, NTN Wälzlager (Europa) GmbH
Prof. Bernd Sauer, MEGT University of Kaiserslautern
Prof. Hubert Schwarze, ITR TU Clausthal
Prof. Sandro Wartzack, KTmfk Uni Erlangen-Nürnberg Andreas Weber, Vestas Nacelles Deutschland GmbH

Scientific Board

More than thirty renowned scientists from 11 countries from all over the world are gathered here. They review and evaluate the conference presentations before they are published in the Bearing World Journal. In addition, some of them will be available at the conference as moderators, speakers and discussion partners.

Industrial research and science in dialogue with practice – this is what makes the international FVA BEARING WORLD Expert Forum a special event you shouldn’t miss.

Be there – whether as a speaker or participant.
See you in Würzburg in 2024!


Please submit your abstract by 30 October, 2023

  • Please use the online portal at bearingworld.org to submit your abstract.
  • The conference proceedings will be in English.
  • Presentation slides must be in English.
  • Each presenter will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation plus 5 minutes for discussion.
  • Participants will receive download links for authorised presentations after the conference.

Key Deadlines

Deadline for abstracts: 30 October, 2023
Submission of conference report: 30 April, 2024


All abstracts will be submitted to the Program Committee for selection.

Peer-Reviewed Bearing World Journal

You can also publish your contribution as an extended paper in the “Bearing World Journal,” which will be published after the conference. Please select the check- box in the submission form if you are interested.

Benefits for Presenters

  • Free participation in the conference
  • Free copy of the conference proceedings
  • Optional publication in “Bearing World Journal” » Free copy of “Bearing World Journal”


Head of Program Committee and Scientific Board, Editor of Bearing World Journal
Prof. Gerhard Poll, IMKT Leibniz University Hannover

Conference Organisation

Dirk Arnold
T +49.69.6603-1632
[email protected]

Lena Bott
T +49.69.6603-1597
[email protected]

Michelle Broller
T +49.69.6603-1189
[email protected]

Media partner:


Congress-Centrum Würzburg (MARITIM Hotel)
Pleichertorstraße 5
97070 Würzburg

Technical Sponsor

Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V. (FVA)
Lyoner Strasse 18,D-60528 Frankfurt


FVA GmbH, Lyoner Strasse 18, D-60528 Frankfurt

More information at bearingworld.org


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