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DSC 2015 Conference

16-18 Sept 2015, Tübingen (Germany)

The goal of this international conference is to propose to academics and practitioners an all-round view of the state of the art of driving simulation technology, research and development.
In this conference, with just the right mix of science and industry, you have the opportunity to meet and discuss in a friendly environment with representatives of the world’s leading car manufacturers and suppliers. As a researcher, you are invited to share your most recent findings, rigorously peer-reviewed, and to attend the presentations of other scientists working on related, or completely different, fields.

Held in Tübingen (Germany), the fourteenth edition of the DSC conference is organized by the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, in cooperation with Renault and Art et Métiers ParisTech, and sponsored by Optis.

This edition is strongly committed to the improvement of already appreciated features of the previous editions, like the variety of the topics, the presence of poster sessions, and the concurrent exhibition. Moreover, it introduces a series of new features like Keynotes, guided tours to driving simulators, tutorials, and a Driving Simulators Symposium.

Driving Simulators Symposium

17 Sept 2015

The development of simulators market and technology has produced a variety of solutions, ranging from highly customized and tuned machines to multi-purpose platforms. Yet, do we really know which solution is best for the intended simulator usage? Does our experience really help us when we need to decide on the specifications of a new simulator? Are we happy with the current solutions? Do we know what is available on the market? What are the trends in simulator use, design and architecture?
To answer these questions, we have invited simulator users (car manufacturers and research institutes) to present their most recent and innovative hardware/software solutions in a moderated symposium.
First of its kind, this symposium is the ideal settings for a fair comparison of the variety of solutions available today.

More about the Symposium

Guided tours to driving simulators

16 Sept 2015

Guided tours are provided to the following unique facilities:

Attendees are assigned to groups according to their preferences indicated during the registration. Participation is limited to 25 subscribers per group on a first-come, first-served basis (NOW FULLY BOOKED!). A bus will accompany each group to/from the demos.


16-17 Sept 2015

Keynotes are historically grounded inspiring 30min talks, followed by discussion, given by eminent scientists in the field of Man-Machine Systems.
The two keynotes are given by Erwin R. Boer (Entropy Control Inc., University of Leeds) and Frank M. Cardullo (The State University of New York at Binghamton.


16 Sept 2015

The tutorials provide an overview of methods and practices for "measuring humans in simulation".
The tutorials are given by David A. Abbink (Delft University of Technology) and Lewis Chuang (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics).

Poster Presentations

17-18 Sept 2015

Scientific posters are available throughout the conference.
More information about the poster format, presentation and set-up times are available here.
Please check out the final program here for a complete and updated list of posters.

Conference Dinner

17 Sept 2015

The conference dinner takes place at the restaurant Casino am Neckar in Tübingen. The restaurant offers selected Swabian specialties and is located in the city centre, by the Neckar river, at only 15 min. walking distance from the conference location.

This event is fully sponsored by OPTIS.

New Simulator Inauguration

16 Sept 2015

At Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics we plan to use a newly developed cable robot as motion simulator. The simulator can transport people suspended on ropes, and will set new standards for motion simulation. The prototype will be unveiled at the conference.

Please click here for more information (German only).

Driving Simulation Website

driving-simulation.com is the website dedicated to all kind of driving simulation users: students, researchers or engineers. The website was created in 2014 to provide a communication tool to the driving simulation community. The website is composed of 2 parts: a blog where we can put news, job/traineeship offers, call for papers, etc. and a wiki to share our knowledge.

Please click here to visit the community and subscribe.

DSC 2015 Exhibition

17-18 Sept 2015

The exhibition is open 09:00-19:00 on Thursday and 09:00-14:00 on Friday. The exhibition area is on both floors of the conference building, in the main hall and in front of the main conference room. Please visit this page for more information.


Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline

Abstract acceptance notification

Registration open

Paper submission deadline

Early bird exhibitors registration deadline

Final acceptance notification

Early bird conference registration deadline

Final paper due

Conference & Exhibition