2020 WCX Call for Papers

WCX is the future of mobility, focusing on technologies and their application to solve critical problems that move the automotive industry forward. In addition to electronics, safety, powertrain, materials, emissions, and propulsion, WCX is seeking experts to address the latest in Autonomous Driving Systems, IoT, semiconductors, ADAS, Smart Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence and Smart Transportation.

We are asking you to share your time and talent by offering to give a presentation or presentation with technical paper on the critical issues and technology that are shaping the future of mobility.


Deadline to submit abstract: September 17, 2019

Benefits of Being an Author


  • Expand your professional experience and influence as well as your organization’s leadership by demonstrating subject matter knowledge and expertise to mobility professionals from around the world.
  • Connect with subject matter experts in the mobility industry to expand business opportunities.
  • Be a conduit for discussion on further advancements in mobility in the areas of Automotive Electronics, Safety, Powertain/Propulsion, Materials, Emissions, Vehicle Automation, and Micromobility.
  • Discuss successes and problems encountered during research with your peers who may have similar experiences and lessons learned to share.
  • Your technical paper could be selected for Advances and Current Practices in Mobility: SAE International Conference Proceedings — collecting our best technical papers in online issues throughout the year, increasing eligibility of inclusion into scientific indexes. (Written Only papers are not eligible for this Journal)
  • Authors receive a discount on event registration.

Topics Under Development

Automotive Electronics/Connectivity/IoT/Smart City

  • Active Safety
  • ADAS
  • Advanced Electronics Functions
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR)
  • Automated Driving Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electronics and Electrical Systems
  • Electronics in the Interior
  • Electronics in Transportation
  • Electronics in Powertrain
  • Electromagnetics and Antennas, EMI/EMC
  • Harnesses and Wiring
  • Integrated Cloud Technology
  • IoT
  • On-demand/shared Mobility
  • Simulation and Model Based Architecture
  • Systems Engineering
  • V2V/V2I/V2X

Environment/Emissions/Sustainability/Thermal Management

  • Alternative Fuels and Power Sources
  • Emissions
  • Lightweighting and Energy Reduction
  • Noise Reduction and Abatement
  • Sustainable Systems
  • Thermal Systems


Materials and Lightweighting

  • Bearings, Lubricant Systems & Tribology
  • Biomaterials
  • Composites
  • Ferrous
  • Interiors
  • Seating
  • Materials Modeling & Testing
  • Non-Ferrous
  • Plastic Components, Process and Techniques
  • Polymers & Coatings

Design and Smart Manufacturing

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Body Design and Engineering
  • CAD, CAM, CAE, and Optimization
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
  • Modeling, Simulation, and Testing for Automotive and Military Applications
  • Robotics and Manufacturing Automation
  • Robust, Reliability, and Deterministic Design in Automotive Engineering
  • Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0


View Session Descriptions

Advanced Propulsion/Powertrain

  • Advances in Thermal & Fluid Sciences
  • Compression and Spark Ignition Engines
  • Control and Optimization
  • Engine Boosting
  • Engine Components and Subsystems
  • Engine Flows and Combustion Diagnostics
  • Fuel and Additives
  • Fuel Cells, Electric Vehicles, and Hybrids
  • High Efficiency and Reduced CO2/km
  • In-Cylinder Velocity Measurements
  • Lubricants
  • Multi-Dimensional Modeling
  • Systems Analysis & Modeling
  • Transmissions & Drivelines

Body/Chassis/Occupant and Pedestrian Safety/Structure

  • Aerodynamics
  • Body Structures
  • Design Optimization: Methods & Applications
  • Ergonomics
  • Fire Safety
  • Functional/Passive Safety
  • Human Factors
  • Lighting Technology
  • Motorsports
  • Occupant Protection
  • Steering, Chassis & Suspension
  • Tires & Wheels
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation

How to Submit an Abstract

Abstracts must be submitted online via website page to only ONE session. Offered papers shall not have been previously published; and if accepted, contributors will not release their paper for publication through other media.

  1. A summary that states the objective of the paper/presentation
  2. Tentative title
  3. Name of the author and co-authors and all contact information
  4. Selection of the most appropriate technical session


  • Paper acceptance will be based onnorganizer moderated peer review of a review ready manuscript.
  • Refer to the author resources site at sae.org/participate/volunteer/author for other useful information on preparing your paper.
  • Portal for submission of abstracts will be open on June 1, 2019
  • Abstract submission period: June 1 through September 17, 2019
  • Review Ready Manuscripts due to session organizers November 1, 2019
  • Final Manuscripts and copyright assignment due to SAE January 28, 2020

Upon submission, you will receive an automatic reply with your paper offer number. If you do not receive a paper offer number at that point, please retry on-line submission or contact nori.fought@sae.org


Author/Presenter Resources


Important Information

  • Please note that speakers will be charged a nominal fee to attend this conference.
  • Approval of final manuscript does not guarantee that the author will be given a speaking slot.
  • Presentations will be assigned based upon topic applicability and the number of available speaking slots.
  • If your Manuscript is selected for Podium Time and you do not attend, your manuscript may not be eligible for publication.


Publishing without Presenting

If you wish to publish a paper without presenting, please submit your abstract on SAE Open Call for Content portal 


Submit Abstract


For questions contact:

Nori Fought
SAE International