Bicycle & Motorcycle Dynamics 2023

Symposium on the Dynamics and Control of Single Track Vehicles
18-20 October 2023, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands


logo tud-logo campus TU Delft's Mekel Park in August (CC-BY-NC 2.0)

The fifth triennial [*] international three-day symposium on bicycle and motorcycle dynamics, BMD 2023, will return to its original host, Delft University of Technology, on October 18-20, 2023. The aim of this symposium is to bring together leading scientists and researchers in the field of bicycle and motorcycle dynamics and control, in a broad sense.

Topics include but are not limited to: single track vehicles (e.g. bicycles, motorcycles, scooters), narrow track and tilting vehicles, unicycles, dicycles (e.g. Segways and hoverboards), modeling, kinematics and dynamics, control, human control, rider properties, handling qualities, tires, experiments, aerodynamics, simulators, nonholonomic dynamics, robot riders, path following. More information on the conference series can be found at the conference organization website.

For an open sharing of information, the meeting is organized to provide as much interaction between participants as possible. The format is informal and fluid, with a single track of presentations and extensive time scheduled for interaction, and the forming and sharing of ideas. In addition, there will be room for poster presentations.

[*]Due to disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic, we postponed the conference from the fall of 2022 to the fall of 2023.

Important Dates

Description Date & Time
Conference Abstract Deadline February 28, 2023 [23:59 UTC]
Extended Simulator Workshop Abstract Deadline March 7, 2023 [23:59 UTC]
Notification of Acceptance & Registration Open May 1, 2023
Revised Abstract Deadline June 30, 2023 [23:59 UTC]
Early Bird Registration Deadline August 15, 2023 [23:59 UTC]
Paper Deadline September 15, 2023 [23:59 UTC]
Last day to register w/ dinner included October 5th, 2023
Paper peer review deadline December 1, 2023
Final peer review revision deadline March 15, 2023

Organizing Committee

  • Jason K. Moore [TU Delft], Chair
  • Andrew Dressel [TU Delft]
  • Edwin de Vries [Cruden]
  • Leila Alizadehsaravi [TU Delft]

Organizing Volunteers

  • Christoph Schmidt [TU Delft]
  • Gabriele Dell'Orto [TU Delft]
  • Jan Groenhuis [TU Delft]
  • Jule Ronné [Uni. Gustave Eiffel]
  • Julie van Vlerken [TU Delft]
  • Kirsten Dijkman [TU Delft]
  • Linda van der Spaa [TU Delft]
  • Marten Haitjema [TU Delft]
  • Ragnhild Maarleveld [TU Delft]
  • Riender Happee [TU Delft]
  • Thomas Habing [TU Delft]
  • Tim Reuscher [RWTH Aachen]

Scientific Committee

  • Alberto Doria [University of Padua]
  • Alejandra Polanco [University Gustave Eiffel]
  • Alessandro Beghi [University of Padua]
  • Alka Gupta [Harley Davidson]
  • Arend Schwab [Delft University of Technology]
  • Arno Stienen [Delft University of Technology]
  • Atanas Popov [University of Nottingham]
  • Eric Maris [Radboud University]
  • Gianpiero Mastinu [Polytechnic University of Milan]
  • Ichiro Kageyama [Nihon University]
  • Jaap Meijaard [Delft University of Technology]
  • James Sadauckas [Trek Bicycle Corporation]
  • Jim Brendelson [Cycle Scientific LLC]
  • Jodi Kooijman [Swugo B.V.]
  • Jürgen Wrede [Pforzheim University]
  • Linda van der Spaa [Delft University of Technology]
  • Manfred Plöchl [TU Wien]
  • Marco Dozza [Chalmers University of Technology]
  • Marco Pezzola [MUNER, Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna]
  • Matteo Corno [Polytechnic University of Milan]
  • Matteo Massaro [University of Padua]
  • Mattia Bruschetta [University of Padua]
  • Michael Taylor [Harley Davidson]
  • Mont Hubbard [University of California, Davis]
  • Nicolay Ruffo [VI-grade Srl]
  • Riender Happee [Delft University of Technology]
  • Roberto Lot [University of Padua]
  • Sam Brockie [Delft University of Technology]
  • Simos Evangelou [Imperial College London]
  • Siri Berge [Delft University of Technology]
  • Stephen Cain [West Virginia University]
  • Tomoya Kitani [Shizuoka University]







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