2024 WCX Call for Papers

WCX is solving engineering problems with innovation and technology. WCX is seeking your solution! 

As a global automotive technical conference and exhibition, WCX is seeking solution providers to develop technical manuscripts and presentations for the engineering community. Take this opportunity to demonstrate your expertise and thought leadership by presenting your latest work at WCX and then networking and collaborating with engineers, executives, and researchers from the entire mobility supply chain 

Submitting a 250 word abstract for WCX™ World Congress 2024. Submissions on the following topics below are due NO LATER THAN October 6, 2023. 

The Call for Abstracts has been extended to October 6, 2023

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.

• Paper acceptance will be based on organizer moderated peer review of a review ready manuscript.
• Refer to the author resources site at volunteers.sae.org/authors.htm for other useful information in preparing your paper.
• Portal for submission of abstracts will be open on May 31, 2023
• Deadline for submitting paper offers October 6, 2023
• Review Ready Manuscripts due to session organizers October 24, 2023
• Final Manuscripts and copyright assignments  due to SAE February 13, 2024
• Authors will be charged a nominal registration fee for conference attendance.

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Topics Under Discussion

Sustainability / Emissions

  • PFL400 Mobile Emissions Committee Call for Abstracts  

  • SDP100 Sustainable Development for Automotive Industry  

  • DEI100 The Future of Mobility and How to Achieve Equitable Mobility for All 

Advanced Powertrain

  • PFL100 General Powertrain Committee Call for Abstracts  

  • PFL200 Engine Combustion Committee Open Call for Abstracts  

  • PFL300 Fuels & Lubricants Committee Open Call for Abstracts  

  • PFL500 Powertrains, Components and Sensors Committee Open Call for Abstracts  

  • PFL610 Transmission Systems/ Drive Unit 

  • PFL620 AWD/4WD/Driveline Components  

  • PFL640 Driveline Controls  

  • PFL660 Driveline NVH and Launch Devices  

  • PFL670 Driveline Components / Subsystems  

  • PFL680 Driveline Modeling  

Battery Energy Storage Systems

  • AE701 Battery Safety Summit  

  • M205 Materials Characterization and Modeling for ICE and BEV 

  • HX1500 Thermal Management for Batteries and Battery Management Systems

Smart Manufacturing

  • MGF300 Additive Manufacturing  
  • MFG200 Intelligent Manufacturing / Industry 4.0 

Integrated Design and Engineering

  • AE500 AI and Machine Learning  

  • IDM100   Reliability and Robust Design in Automotive Engineering 

  • IDM200  Systems Engineering for Automotive 

  • IDM300 AI and ML in Vehicle-Level Applications  

  • M213 Multi-Discipline Interaction and Special CAE Applications  

  • SS100 Body Engineering and Design  

  • SS101 CAD/CAM/CAE Technology  

  • SS103 Design Optimization - Methods and Applications  


  • AE101 ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle System: Fundamentals, and Driver Interface  

  • AE102 ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle System: ADAS/AVS - Perception  

  • AE103 ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle System: AD/ADAS Path Planning and Control  

  • AE104 ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle System: Localization  

  • AE105 ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle System: Driver Interface  

  • AE106 ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle System: Simulation and Testing  

  • AE304 Foundations of Automobile Electronics: Reliability, Diagnostics & Prognostics for Safety Critical Electronic Systems  

  • SS300 Automotive Lighting Technology  

  • SS301 Human Factors in Driver Vision and Lighting  

  • SS302 Human Factors in Driving and Automotive Telematics  

  • SS303 Human Factors in Seating Comfort  

  • SS400 Safety and Performance of Active Safety and Driving Automation Features  

  • SS500 Occupant Protection: Accident Reconstruction  

  • SS501 Occupant Protection  

  • SS502 Occupant Protection: Event Data Recorders (EDR)  

  • SS515 Occupant Protection for Motorcycle Safety  

  • SS520 Roadside Safety  

Electric Propulsion

  • PFL700 Hybrid and Electric Propulsions Committee Open Call for Abstracts  


Vehicle Performance and Handling

  • HX100 Thermal Systems for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles  

  • HX200 Vehicle Cabin Air Quality & Human Factors  

  • HX400 Thermal Management Strategies  

  • HX500 Powertrain Energy Management  

  • HX600 Regulatory Issues Involving Thermal Management Systems  

  • HX700 Thermal Modeling and Simulations  

  • HX800 Thermal Systems for Commercial and CON/AGG Vehicles  

  • HX900 Waste Heat Recovery  

  • HX1100 Thermal Systems for Fuel Cell Vehicles  

  • HX1300 Automotive Thermal Systems and Components  

  • HX1400 Alternative Refrigerant Systems (R-744, R-123yf, Other Refrigerants)  

  • MSEC101 Strategic Engagement: Showcasing University Innovations in the Mobility Sector  

  • SS111 Systems Engineering for Automotive  

  • SS600 Steering and Suspension Technology Symposium  

  • SS700 Tire and Wheel Technology  

  • SS800 Vehicle Aerodynamics- Open Call for Abstracts on all topics  

  • SS900 Vehicle Dynamics  

  • SS901 Electric Vehicle Drivetrain Dynamics for in-wheel motors Application  

  • SS902 Advanced Wheel Corner Concepts

Vehicle Software and Hardware

  • AE200 Automotive Embedded Software and Systems: Hardware and Software  

  • AE202 Automotive Embedded Software and Systems: Modeling, Simulation, and Testing  

  • AE305 Electrical Distribution Systems and Wiring Harnesses  

  • AE302 Foundations of Automobile Electronics: Cybersecurity  

  • AE303 Foundations of Automobile Electronics: Electromagnetics and Antennas  

  • AE301 Foundations of Automobile Electronics: In-Vehicle Networks  

  • AE800 Software Defined Vehicle  

  • IOT100 Vehicle Internet of Things 



  • AE601 Electric Infrastructure  

  • AE600 Electrification: Chargers and Charging Electronics Architecture/Design  

  • AE400 Smart Transportation and Infrastructure  

  • AE404 Smart Transportation and Infrastructure: V2X-Interactions among Vehicles and Others 

Materials and Lightweighting

  • M102 Advances in Lightweight Materials  

  • M103 Magnetic Materials for EV Traction Motors  

  • M104 Applications of Advanced High-Strength Steels and Press Hardening for Automotive Structures  

  • M105 Sheet Metal Forming Technology  

  • M106 Advances in Metalcasting and Forging  

  • M108 NeXTgeneration Automotive Aluminum Technologies  

  • M109 Magnesium Technology M107 Failure Analysis of Materials, Components, and Systems  

  • M200 Fatigue Analysis and Design  

  • M202 Advanced Analysis, Design, and Optimization of Materials, Restraints, and Structures for Enhanced Automotive Safety and Weight Reduction  

  • M203 Automotive Engineering Testing and Test Methods  

  • M204 Optical Measurement and Nondestructive Testing Techniques in Automotive Engineering  

  • M206 Load Simulation and Vehicle Performance: Nonlinear Components/Systems  

  • M207 Load Simulation and Vehicle Performance: Ride Comfort  

  • M208 Load Simulation and Vehicle Performance: Tire and Terrain  

  • M209 Load Simulation and Vehicle Performance: Multi-body Dynamics  

  • M210 Load Simulation and Vehicle Performance: Handling and Dynamics  

  • M211 Load Simulation and Vehicle Performance: Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics  

  • M214 Automotive Tribology  

  • M215 Modeling and Simulation in Composites, Plastics, and Polymers  

  • M216 Welding, Joining, and Fastening 

  • M217 Materials-Environment Interactions  

  • M300 Plastic Components, Polymeric, and Composites for EV, AVS and ICE Vehicles  

  • M301 Instrument Panels, Seats, and Interiors for EV, AV and ICE-V  

  • M302 Composite Materials and Structures for EV and ICE Vehicle  

  • M400 Advances in Coatings  

  • M401 UV EB Materials for 3D printing and Automotive Applications  

  • M444 Learning from Nature: Biomimicry Advancing Automotive Material Innovations  

Military Vehicles

  • MIL400 Military Ground Vehicles 

Reviewer Needed for WCX2024

SAE International appreciates the essential role of reviewers in the publishing process, and our reviewers are crucial to the integrity and validity of the research we publish. We rely on reviewers to help to improve quality and to adhere to SAE’s standards through a double-blind peer-review process. SAE journals and non-event technical papers require a minimum of three qualified reviews before a decision is reached about publication. SAE events requires a minimum of two qualified reviews.

What is peer review?
Scholarly peer review is the process of subjecting an author’s scholarly work, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the field. Peer review is critical to enforcing the standards and integrity of high-quality scholarly publishing and can add value and further clarity to submitted manuscripts. The peer-review process acts as a filter for poor content and as a mechanism for improving content.

Why is peer review important?
Peer review is important because it acts as a quality control measure. The review process helps an editor and/or publisher decide if a manuscript should be rejected, accepted for publication, or returned for modification. Exposing an author’s manuscript to experts in his/her field of research checks for validity, integrity, quality, and value.

Who can become a reviewer?
Anyone who is an expert in a research field can be a reviewer for a journal, non-event technical papers, or events on that particular research topic. Becoming a reviewer requires proficient knowledge in the subject area and the ability to provide constructive criticism to the author and editors. SAE does require previous experience as a peer reviewer or completion of a training program.

Being a reviewer can advance your career by helping you stay up-to-date with the latest research and trends. Writing reviews gives you the opportunity to contribute to research in your chosen field; however, serving as a reviewer does require commitment. The most important requirement for being a reviewer is that you can devote enough time to give a professional and useful review within the time frame given for a review, usually within one month maximum from the date of acceptance.

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