Fluid Power Net International (FPNI) and the Laboratory of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems (LASHIP) at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) are pleased to invite you to the 9th FPNI Ph.D. Symposium on Fluid Power (FPNI2016). The symposium will be held in the beautiful and friendly city of Florianópolis, Island of Santa Catarina, Brazil. We are sure that you will appreciate the fruitful technical discussions and enjoy the natural beauties during our spring season.

Since the 1st Ph.D. Symposium on Fluid Power, in 2000, the objective is to provide a forum for young researchers from all over the world, coming from academia and industry, to exchange ideas and opinions on current research and future developments in fluid power. Therefore, young researchers and Ph.D. Students involved in Fluid Power and correlated areas are invited to make a presentation about their ongoing researches and achieved results. The symposium will be a valuable opportunity to establish contacts and R&D cooperation with young researchers, professors, and industry experts.

Papers presented at the Symposium will be published on The ASME Digital Collection at http://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/. DOI (Digital Object Identifier) will be assigned to the papers and the proceedings on The Asme Digital Collection indexed in SCOPUS database.

Prof. Victor J. De Negri – Prof. Jonny C. da Silva – Prof. Edson R. De Pieri
General Co-Chairs


Automation and control for fluid power

  • Automation and control techniques
  • Autonomous machines
  • Pneumatic automation
  • Robotics and teleoperation systems

Fluid power applications

  • Aircraft systems
  • Energy and oil&gas production
  • Industrial machines
  • Vehicular hydraulics

Fluid power components

  • Accumulator technology
  • Displacement unit
  • Filtration and cooling technology
  • Innovative valves and actuators

Sustainable systems

  • Advanced fluids and sealing
  • Digital and switched hydraulic
  • Displacement and variable-speed controlled systems
  • Energy saving pneumatic system
  • Noise emission and vibrations

System analysis and design

  • Reliability, fault detection, and diagnosis
  • Safety of fluid-mechatronic system
  • Simulation and analytical methods
  • Virtual product development

Other related topics

Important dates

Submission of abstracts >> March 7, 2016
Author notification & Abstract acceptance >> March 14, 2016
Submission of full-length draft paper for review >> May 20, 2016
Author notification of acceptance / Revision requirements >> June 27, 2016
Electronic copyright form submission process opens >> June 27, 2016
Submission of revised paper for review >> July 18, 2016
Author notification of acceptance of revised paper >> August 1, 2016
Submission of copyright form >> August 12, 2016
Submission of final paper >> August 15, 2016
Latest registration date for presenting authors >> August 19, 2016
Early bird registration >> August 19, 2016
Last date for online registration >> October 07, 2016
Conference dates >> October 26-28, 2016