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2017 International Workshop on Bionic Engineering (IWBE2017)
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Click here to register June 13-14, 2017, Denkendorf, Germany

Organizers:  International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE)

                    German Institute for Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf (ITV Denkendorf)

Topics: The lectures and attendees in the workshop will present and discuss new knowledge in biological science and bionic transfer regarding energy.

  • One focus lies on energy harvesting, based on solar radiation and energy storage.
  • Another focus will be on saving energy in friction and by adapting the shape of a body in moving systems. Highly astonishing surface structures and interactions of insects, animals and plants show fantastic low friction coefficients, low abrasion and low drag from bodies to soil, to water and to air. We are only at the beginning of understanding these first class performances in order to adapt it to marine technology, piping, aircraft, mobility, ….
  • Other energetical optimized processes are liquid transport mechanisms in analogy to the capillary effect and cohesion theory of trees and leaves.
  • Heat deviation in order to not over heat plays a crucial role in most living organisms and also in industrial processes. Living organisms show properties, which can highly adapt to harsh environment,such as keeping the temperature in a comfortable range. Examples are adaptive thermal insulation in arctic regions, light and heat management in very hot and sun intensive desert regions. This gives us the necessary knowledge we need in construction.
  • The workshop also deals with energy conversion, energy transport and heat recovery processes according to the role model of nature. For example little knowledge is available in details for transforming chemical energy into mechanical energy with high efficiency at low temperature.
  • In terms of energy, further elements are welcome in order to create a link between biology, knowledge and technology transfer.

Submission: We invite you to submit proposals for lectures until December 31, 2016 to the chair of the conference:

       Dr. Thomas Stegmaier

       Please indicate title of the lecture, author(s) and short summary of the contents of the lecture (half page or less).

                    The lectures in the workshop will last about 20 to 30 minutes.  

Location:  Institute of Textile Technology and Process Engineering (ITV Denkendorf),

                German Institute for Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf (DITF Denkendorf),

                Koerschtalstrasse 26,  73770 Denkendorf, Germany

Travel Options: Airport Stuttgart: is close to the institute (20 min by taxi)

Denkendorf is a municipality in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is located 5 km south of Esslingen, and 14 km southeast of Stuttgart.



* Early Registration Deadline: 15 May 2017;  On-site registration: cash only. 


Click here to register


General Schedule:


*Please download the workshop programme for reference.


Hotel Recommendations

  • Hotel EcoInn, Kanalstrasse 14, 73728Esslingen am Neckar

    (e-mail:, phone : 0049 711 310 58 90)
    Distance: ca. 7km / 12 minutes

  • Hotel Best Western,Premier Hotel Park Consul, Grabbrunnenstrasse 19, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar

    (e-mail:,phone: 0049 711 411 11 0)
    Distance: ca. 9km / 14 minutes

  • Hotel am Schelztor, Schelztorstrasse 5, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar

    (e-mail:, phone: 0049 711 3969 640
    Distance: ca.9km / 16 minutes

  • Hotel zum Schwanen, Schwanenstrasse 1., 733257 Koengen,

    (e-mail:, phone : 0049 7024 97 25 0)
    Distance: ca. 5km / 9 minutes

  • NeoHotel Linde, Ruiter Strasse 2, 73734 Esslingen-Berkheim,

    (e-mail: , phone : 0049 711 34 53 05)
    Distance: ca. 6km / 10 minutes


If you have questions:

  •  Secretary of ISBE, Jilin University, China

  •  Secretary of ITV Denkendorf, Germany

    Casey Metcalf: e-mail:;phone: 0049 711 9340 510      

Address: C508 Dingxin Building, Jilin University, 2699 Qianjin Street, Changchun 130012, P. R. China
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