The 22nd International Conference on Hydraulics and Pneumatics

October 23 - October 25, 2013 | Prague, Czech Republic

Organized by:
Czech Mechanical Engineering Society
section Czech Association for Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Department of Control Systems and Instrumentation
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, VSB -Technical University of Ostrava

The objective of the conference is to provide an opportunity to exchange high quality, recent information on development, design and research in the field of hydraulics and pneumatics. The conference aims to bring industrial engineers together with researchers in fluid power and present news from research and interesting industrial applications of the fluid power systems (FPS). The main topics of the conference are as follows:

  • Hydraulic systems in production equipments
  • Hydraulic systems for mobile applications
  • Development in hydraulic elements: pumps, valves
  • Pneumatic systems and their applications
  • Pneumatic components and their innovation
  • Fluid power in automotive applications
  • Electronics and fluid power systems, mechatronics, application of artificial intelligence in FPS
  • FPS modelling, simulation and computational problems and tools by the development and design of the fluid power components
  • University and professional education in fluid power systems branch

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Media partners:
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Preliminary Conference Program

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23rd October 2013, Wednesday

1800-1900Welcome drink

24th October 2013, Thursday

0900-0915Opening of the 22nd ICHP 2013 – Welcome address
0915-1015Section Hydraulic systems 1
1015-1045Coffee break
1045-1200Section Hydraulic systems 1
1300-1445Section Modelling and Simulation
1445-1515Coffee break
1515-1630Section Hydraulic Components
1700-1900Guided sightseeing tour across Prague
1900-2200Dinner at "Malostranska beseda", Prague 1, Malostranske namesti 21

25th October 2013, Friday

0830-1015Section Hydraulic Systems 2
1015-1045Coffee break
1045-1245Section Mobile Systems
1245-1300Closing of the ICHP 2013

Guided tour in the Old town (24th October 2013)

The Charles bridge is the famoust historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them Baroque-style, originally erected around 1700.

The Clementinum is a historic complex of buildings in Prague housing the National Library. Its history can be traced back to the 11th century and is closely related to monasticism - first a Dominican monastery was built there, later transformed into a Jesuit college - the third largest college in the world.

The Old town square is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague. Featuring various architectural styles including the gothic Týn Church and baroque St. Nicholas Church, the square is an oasis for travelers wearied by Prague's narrow streets. Among many churches, tourists may find the Astronomical Clock on this square, while the tower at the Old Town Hall offers a panoramic view of Old Town shop.

The Astronomical clock is a medieval astronomical clock located at the Old Town square in Prague. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working.

The Jewish quarter is a town quarter and the smallest cadastral area of Prague, formerly the Jewish ghetto of the town. Eventhough most of the quarter was demolished between 1893 and 1913, many historical buildings and monuments have been preserved: Franz Kafka's birthplace, High Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue (16th century synagogue, now a memorial to Holocaust victims), Old Jewish Cemetery (15th-18th century cemetery. Europe's oldest surviving Jewish cemetery), Old New Synagogue (13th century Gothic synagogue).

Participant registration

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Conference fee: 380 EUR

Conference fee includes participation in the workshop, conference proceedings, welcome party and refreshments during the conference.

Bank account details

Komercni banka a.s.
Roztylska 2232
148 01 Praha 4
Ucet CZK : 123700111/0100
IBAN : CZ3701000000000123700111
UCET EUR : CZ9801000000437132270207


Novotneho lavka 5, Prague 1, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of 500 words clearly stating the objectives, results and conclusion of the work to be discussed in the presentation. Each abstract should include author(s) affiliation, e-mail address and if available website address. Short biography of each author (50-100 words) should accompany the abstract.

Submit your paper

Abstract and full papers are collected via EasyChair conference system.
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Use ICHP template for your full paper (DOC word format). The length of the paper is 4 to 8 pages.

Deadlines - papers

May 12th, 2013 - Submission of abstracts (extended!)
May 22nd, 2013 - Notification of abstracts acceptance
June 30th, 2013 - Submission of the full papers final version

Publication of papers

Full papers will be published in the proceeding before the conference.

Conference languages

English, Czech, Slovak. Simultaneous translating service will be available for participants. Papers should be written in English.


It is intended to have a fluid power components exhibition/demonstration at the conference. For more information contact the Czech Mechanical Engineering Society on e-mail address:

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Ing. Petr Noskievič, Chairman, VŠB -Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Rep.
  • Prof. RNDr. Milada Kozubková, CSc., VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Rep.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sylva Drábková, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Miroslav Malý, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic
  • Prof. RNDr. Ing. Josef Nevrlý, CSc., University of Technology Brno, Czech Republic
  • doc. Ing. Antonín Bubák, Ph.D., ČVUT  in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ing. Miroslav Chmatil, Danfoss Power Solutions, a.s., Slovakia
  • Dr. Ing. Radim Olšovský, Parker Hannifin, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ing. František Veselý, FMV-DESIGN s.r.o. Czech Republic
  • Dr.-Ing. Robert Rahmfeld, Sauer-Danfoss GmbH & Co.OHG, Neumünster, Germany
  • Prof. Monika Ivantysynova, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
  • Prof. Jari Rinkinen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Prof. Takao Nishiumi, National Defence Academy, Japan
  • Prof. Yutaka Tanaka, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Prof. Jean Charles Mare, INSA Toulouse, France
  • Prof. Jaroslaw Stryczek, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Prof. Andrew R. Plummer, University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Rudolf Scheidl, Johannes Keppler University, Linz, Austria
  • Prof. Dr. Karol Prikkel, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Prof. Seung Ho Cho, Ph.D., HONG IK University, Seul, Korea

Organizing committee

  • Dr. Ing. Radim Olšovský – Chairman, Parker Hannifin, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Ing. Přemysl Malý, Parker Hannifin, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ing. František Veselý, FMV – DESIGN, Czech Republic
  • Prof. Dr. Ing. Petr Noskievič, VŠB -Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Rep.
  • Ing. Pavel Smutný, Ph.D., VŠB - Technical University of  Ostrava, Czech Rep.
  • Hana Valentová, Czech Mechanical Engineering Society, Prague
  • Hana Kropíková, JASTA Travel Agency, Prague, Czech Republic


Regarding the registration, accommodation, etc.

JASTA Travel Agency
Mrs. Kropikova Hana,
Chudenicka 1086/22, 102 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Tel. + Fax: +420 267 913 943

Regarding the papers

Prof. Dr. Ing. Petr Noskievič
Department of Control Systems and Instrumentation, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
17. listopadu 15, 708 33 Ostrava - Poruba,
Czech Republic