21st Munich Lightweight Seminar


Since 2003, the Technical University, the University of the Federal Armed Forces and the Munich University of Applied Sciences have been inviting all those interested in lightweight construction to the annual Munich Lightweight Seminar. The aim is to bring together experts from research and industry to discuss new developments and possible applications. This year's Munich Lightweight Seminar 2024 will take place over three days as a classroom event at the participating universities.

Participation is free of charge, you can register here.

We invite all interested scientists and industry-related practitioners to give a presentation. You can submit a concise description or abstract of your presentation until August 19, 2024. All authors will be notified of acceptance of presentations to the conference by September 2. Presentations can be written in German or English. All presenters are also invited to submit a full article in English of 4 to 12 pages for the conference proceedings by January 13, 2025. Upon completion of a review process, all authors will be notified of acceptance of their article by January 27, 2025. Accepted articles will be published in the proceedings of the Munich Lightweight Seminar 2024 by Springer Verlag.


Abstracts of presentations can be submitted via the Springer OCS system. The format template and guidelines can be found here. Contributions from all areas of lightweight design are welcome, thematic foci of this year's symposium are in particular:

Technical University of Munich

Calculation and optimization of lightweight structures | Design for additive manufacturing | Topology optimization

University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich

High-performance structures in lightweight construction | Composite and hybrid lightweight materials | Manufacturing technologies and additive manufacturing

Munich University of Applied Sciences

Simulation | AI in lightweight construction | Smart composites | Structural integrity | Design and manufacturing of lightweight materials and structures


Call for Papers

19.08.2024   Deadline for presentation abstract
02.09.2024 Notification of acceptance Presentation 
13.01.2025    Deadline for articles for conference proceedings
27.01.2025   Notification of acceptance of article for conference proceedings 

Dates and locations of the event

23.10.2024 - University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich 
13.11.2024 - University of Applied Sciences Munich
27.11.2024 - Technical University Munich


Institute of Lightweight Engineering
Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of the Bundeswehr Munich
+49 (0)89 6004 5600