International Conference : Automotive NVH Comfort

  • 1717 & 18 October 2018
  • Le Mans - France

Context & Objectives


The 10th edition of Automotive NVH comfort conference will take place on October 17th & 18th, 2018 in Le Mans which is known for its acoustic laboratories and research institutes.

With almost 20 years history, the Automotive NVH Comfort conference in Le Mans has become one of the most important events for the automotive acoustic community. In 2016, more than 200 engineers and researchers from 10 countries joined our conference. They represent European & worldwide automotive OEMs, suppliers, engineering companies and research institutes.

As previous editions, a large scope of topics will be addressed such as vehicle, powertrain, system & component case studies, new materials, light weight concepts, progress in numerical and experimental methodologies.

In addition to classical NVH topics, there will be a special session concerning the NVH of future vehicles, which addresses the challenge and opportunity concerning Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), Autonomous Driving and Connected cars. We invite not only the Acoustic community but also engineers dealing with Electronic and Artificial Intelligence to join this event.

As the last edition, we will award a Young NVH Engineer to motivate research and industrial application works. In 2016, Dr M. T. Hoang from Faurecia was awarded for his paper “Microstructure morphological optimization of foam-based lightweight insulators”.


Conference Chair:

Charles ZHANG - Renault




Pascal BOUVET - Vibratec
Arnaud DUVAL - Trèves
Léon GAVRIC - Groupe PSA

Saïd NAJI - Valeo



Laurent POLAC - Renault

Louis-Ferdinand PARDO - UTAC CERAM
Jean-François RONDEAU - Faurecia
Kresimir TRDAK - Autoneum

Call For Papers

Topics to be addressed

  • • Sound quality related to Automomous Driving and the new HMI
    • Integration of smart control for NVH (infotainment, active control, sound design per new technologies...)
    • Customer perception of noise and vibration, environmental issues and regulations
    • Powertrain acoustics and vibrations (ICE)
    • Acoustics and vibration of electric and hybrid
  • • Flow-induced noise / Aeroacoustics
    • Recent advances in NVH of automotive systems and components
    • Road induced noise and vibrations
    • Acoustic insulation of vehicle body (lightweight design)
    • Recent advances in simulation and hybrid test methods
    • Quality processes applied for acoustic

Important information

The abstract selection criteria are the scientific relevance, the clarity of the text and the good level in English.

All necessary instructions for the preparation of the paper will be sent to the authors.

The lead author (one per paper) will benefit a free access to the conference and meals.

Conference language: English only

The committee will select the most promising papers to be published in the magazine Ingénieurs de l'Automobile

Experts in the topics mentioned below who would like to take part in this conference are invited to submit their abstracts
by March 4th, 2018.



In order to encourage the vocation and the motivation for technical careers, a specific PRICE FOR THE BEST PAPER written by young engineers and/or researchers, will be delivered by the Scientific Committee of the conference.


The price concerns the principal authors under 35 years of all the accepted conference papers.



→ relevance of presented topics

→ scientific interest

→ rigor of used methods

→ limpidity and clarity of presentation



ingénieurs_siaMoreover, the winner's article will be published in the magazine Ingénieurs de l'automobile.

Conference venue

Palais des Congrès

rue d'arcole

72 000 Le Mans


Carpark available: entrance on Boulevard Demorieux or Rue Barbier

Train: exit "gare nord" → the Palais des Congrès is at 10 minutes by foot (take rue Paul Ligneul)

Bus: Line 17, stop at « Palais des Congrès »