Call for Papers

SAE 2012 Heavy Truck Handling, Dynamics & Control Symposium
May 15-17, 2012
Greenville, South Carolina

Ride along Demonstration Event
May 17, 2012
Michelin North America, Inc. Laurens Proving Grounds, South Carolina

Call for Presentations

The SAE 2012 Heavy Truck Handling, Dynamics & Control Symposium organizing committee invites you and your organization to participate in this event as a presenter, demonstrator, exhibitor, and/or sponsor. This event offers manufacturers and their customers alike an opportunity to hear the latest research from industry experts, visit product displays, and network with colleagues and the press.

The Heavy Truck Handling, Dynamics & Controls Symposium will be held May 15-17, 2012. There will be a ride-along demonstration event on the day after the symposium. Attendees can expect to ride in more than a dozen vehicles, provided by OEMS and suppliers, demonstrating Handling, Vehicle Dynamics and Control capabilities over numerous test surfaces, including wet and dry handling courses.

Offers for presentations will be considered from experts from OEMs, suppliers, universities, research facilities and government agencies. Speakers are required to supply their presentation three weeks in advance of the event so they can be made available electronically to all paid registrants.

Heavy Truck Handling, Dynamics & Controls Topics to be considered include:

  • Steady-State and Transient Handling, Roll Stability
  • New Stability and Safety Control Technologies
  • Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Electronic Stability Controls (ESC)
  • Active and Semiactive Suspensions
  • Tire Vehicle Integration
  • Disc Brakes, ABS, ECBS
  • Electronics in Tires, Tire Pressure Monitoring, RFID
  • Vehicle and Suspension Characterization
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Rollover Prevention
  • Advanced Steering Systems
  • New Generation Wide Body Tires
  • Front Air Suspensions
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Kinematics and Compliance Testing
  • Vehicle Dynamics Simulation
  • Active Safety Systems
  • Vehicle Testing Tools
  • Government Regulations Related to Trucks
  • Testing & Measurement
  • Rapid Air Loss Testing

If you are interested in presenting at this event, you may submit a 400-800 word abstract for review by the Organizing Committee. Be sure to include title, authors, organizations, and contact information. Please send your complete abstract to by the abstract deadline of February 17, 2012.

For additional details please contact one of the following individuals:


Mehdi Ahmadian, PhD
Virginia Tech (Committee Co-Chair)

Anton Thomas
Michelin Americas Research Company (Committee Co-Chair)

Stefan Jansson
Volvo Trucks North America

Alan Pearson
Daimler Trucks North America

Boguslaw (Dan) Gadowski
Daimler Trucks North America

Ryan Pennington
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp

Mathew Weber

Beshah Ayalew, PhD
Clemson University

Dan Osborn

Suzanne Dickerson
Clemson University/ICAR

SAE Support Staff Members

Darlene Fritz
Technical Program Developer

Joanna Curtis
Event Sales Development Specialist

Abby Hartman
Conference Service Representative