The WIEFP2016 – 3rd Workshop on Innovative Engineering for Fluid Power is a Swedish-Brazilian initiative started in 2012 focused on to promote collaboration in development of technologies, education, innovation management, and methods and tools for hydraulic and pneumatic system development and design. The first two editions occurred in São Paulo, at the Brazilian Association of Machinery and Equipment (ABIMAQ) headquarters. This year the WIEFP will occur in Florianópolis, at the Campus of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC).

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together industry and academia, interested in this evolving multidisciplinary field of fluid power, driver, actuation, and control systems present in almost all industrial and commercial sectors. The fluid power technology is strongly coupled to other systems such as engines, mechanical structures and control systems. It is also an area of focus for energy efficiency, with new system concepts and other technologies making their entry into that market.

The WIEFP has been an opportunity to discuss with distinguished researchers, professors, managers and engineers working on fluid power components and systems as well as with experts from motivating application fields. In the 2016 edition, besides the presentations from invited speakers from industry and academy, the workshop will have selected presentations from the FPNI2016.

The FPNI2016 – 9th FPNI Ph.D. Symposium on Fluid Power is a well stablished international conference occurring from October 26 to 28 in Florianópolis. On October 26 both WIEFP2016 and FPNI2016 will be jointed at UFSC. Therefore, the WIEFP2016 participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with professors and researchers from the most prominent research institutes around the world. For those intend to attend the all days of FPNI2016, please register to both conferences through www.laship.ufsc.br/fpni2016.


The WIEFP2016 is organized by Federal University Santa Catarina (UFSC), Linköping University (LiU), Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Swedish-Brazilian Research and Innovation Centre (CISB), and Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Industrial Automation Equipment Sectorial Chamber (CSHPA/ABIMAQ). The list of organizers is on the WIEFP2016 Organizers.


Important dates

Registration last date for speakers >> August 19, 2016
Disclosure of Preliminary program >> August 26, 2016
Early bird registration for participants >> September 16, 2016
Registration last date for participants >> October 07, 2016
Conference dates >> October 25-26, 2016

The number of participants on the WIEFP2016 is limited.

If you are interested to attend the WIEFP2016 and all days of FPNI2016 you must register at www.laship.ufsc.br/fpni2016. Please, observe the deadline for early bird registration at FPNI2016 is August 19, 2016.