Automotive NVH Comfort 2016




SIA and CTTM will jointly organise the 9th edition of the Automotive NVH Comfort that will take place on 19-20 October 2016 in Le Mans, France. As for the previous editions, the 2016 conference will address a specific topic, which presents a major interest for the automotive NVH community and trends for new technologies.

The specific topic of interest for the 2016 edition is, what one can call, “Active acoustic and vibrations”, which includes active noise and vibrations cancelation, active sound enhancement and active undesirable noise masking.   

This specific topic is selected by the conference committee, for two main reasons:
1. Due to ambitious weight reduction objectives, the ‘passive’ solutions have achieved their limits. The ‘active’ solutions are the alternative technologies which present an important design potential.
2. Without ICE noise masking, the NVH design of electrical and hybrid vehicle becomes a very difficult task. The ’active acoustic treatment’, via car loudspeakers, can be used to mask the undesirable high frequency noises and improve the sound quality in the passenger cabin.

Besides of this specific topic, a large scope of NVH items will be addressed, such as: vehicle & ICE NVH, new materials, progress in testing technologies and CAE and new challenge of electrical & hybrid vehicle acoustics.  


 The next congress will focus on"Active Vibro-acoustics: Noise Cancellation & Sound Design".


 As in 2014, we hope this new edition will be a great success !


A question?

Contact Pauline SENIS (SIA):

+33 (0)1 41 44 93 74

SEND AN EMAIL > (pauline.senis @


Contact Luce CAYTAN (CTTM):

+33 (0)2 43 39 46 44

SEND AN EMAIL > (lcaytan @










Young engineer price

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


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


→ If you want to candidate, please read the information below regarding the submission process. It is the same as the other engineers.

Call for papers

Topics to be addressed

  •  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 vehicles
  • low-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



Experts in these topics who would like to take part in this conference are invited to submit their abstract by 7 MARCH 2016.


click here to download the submission form

send the form to pauline.senis @


 SUBMIT MY PAPER > (pauline.senis @

Download Call for papers PDF

Important information

The abstract selection criteria are:

  • the scientific relevance
  • the clarity of the text
  • the good level of English

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

Conference language: English

25 minutes will be allocated to each speaker (20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions)

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

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

Exhibition and Sponsoring

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A question?


Contact Luce CAYTAN:

+33 (0)2 43 39 46 44

SEND AN EMAIL > (lcaytan @






Conference venue

Palais des Congrès  rue d'arcole 72000 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 »