20th 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 2023 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 21, 2023. All authors will be notified of acceptance of presentations to the conference by September 4. 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 15, 2024. Upon completion of a review process, all authors will be notified of acceptance of their article by January 29, 2024. Accepted articles will be published in the proceedings of the Munich Lightweight Seminar 2023 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 | Design and manufacturing of lightweight materials and structures | AI in lightweight construction | Smart composites


Call for Papers

21.08.2023   Deadline for presentation abstract
04.09.2023 Notification of acceptance Presentation Chair of Product Development and Lightweight Design
15.01.2024    Deadline for articles for conference proceedings
29.01.2024   Notification of acceptance of article for conference proceedings +49 89 289 15151

Dates and locations of the event

25.10.2023 - University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich www.mec.ed.tum.de/lpl/lehrstuhl/veranstaltungen/
15.11.2023 - University of Applied Sciences Munich
29.11.2023 - Technical University Munich


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